December sale items:
Batman Animated Series promo pop-up book was $50, now $40
Batman Red Rain hardcover was $20, now $15
PLEASE read the main points on the "How to Order" page if interested in buying anything, before you e-mail or call me, thanks. I don't take Paypal or credit cards, sorry. I'm NOT buying, thanks. Site navigation links are at the bottom of all pages. "View" links are set to open in a new window/tab.
My Batman toys and other collectibles are on the Warner Bros. page.
(Includes Detective, mini-series, one-shots, graphic novels, magazines, etc.)
Batman Vol. 1, 1940 series:
#430, 440, 441, 442 (440-442 are parts 1, 3, 5 of "A Lonely Place of Dying" story, new Robin debuts in #442), 445, 446, 447, 457 (2, 1st prints, 1st new Robin #3 in costume), 465. Clearance!...$1 ea.
Batman Chronicles #4 − "Contagion" story crossover, first full Hitman appearance. Precedes Hitman #1, and story continues in Hitman #1-3, listed down in the H's. 3 remaining copies are VF to VF/NM (8.0-9.0). Clearance!...$1 ea. (View generic pic)
Detective #598, 599, 600 SET − "Blind Justice" story, and 50th anniversary of Batman in Detective Comics...$7 (View generic pic)
Mini-series, specials, one-shots, other "Starring" titles, etc.:
Batman: Sword of Azrael #1-4 set. 1st appearance and origin of Azrael. Joe Quesada art...$8 (View)
Batman The Animated Series pop-up booklet. A large 13.5"x13.5" rare promotional item given to TV stations to promote the cartoon series, around 1991, and may have been given out again in 1993 to promote the Mask of the Phantasm movie too. I got this years ago from a guy who worked at a Fox TV station, and he had sold his best copies for $50-$100 at that time, and this was the last one he had. Inside has two double page pop-ups featuring Gotham City. The first one shows a Gotham cityscape with pics of various Bat vehicles, and a swing-out plastic arm with Batman on the end. The second one has a 16" standing Batman pop-up figure atop a building, with various action shots vs. his villains from the animated series. Last page is a double page shot of another Gotham cityscape, but no pop-ups. In nice, but not perfect condition. Someone with greasy fingers left fingerprints on the front cover, most are down the right side, some also in upper left, and they don't wipe off. The 'lightened' larger pic shows them better than the set pic. Top right corner has about a 2.5" wrinkle line from a bend, and there's 1/2" stress wrinkle on spine, and slight wear on some corners. Also comes with a 6 page 9"x12" informational advertising flyer that tells about Fox's promotion for the release of the Batman: Mask of the Phantasm movie VHS tape, and a digest size copy of the comic book adaptation, with no cover price. Larger pics available too. You may never see this again, so get it now. Dec. Sale! Was $50, now...$40 (View set) (View lightened image of cover)
1989 Movie adaptation (1st movie, with Keaton and Nicholson), prestige format comic, $4.95 cover price. Painted cover by Ordway...$3 (View)
Black Orchid mini-series #1-3 set. Batman appearance, Neil Gaiman writing, Dave McKean painted art, prestige format. $10.50 cover price. Clearance!...$3 (View generic pic)
(The) Brave and the Bold:
#100 Fine- 5.5, off-white pages, 1972. Batman & Robin team up with Green Lantern, Black Canary and Green Arrow, also has a Neal Adams Deadman back-up story. Edge stuff and printing creases are the main things. Top edge above Spectacular has a 1" light thumbed wrinkle line; right edge has a 2" vertical stress line at middle, another 2" one from bottom edge up, about 1/4" in, and 1/4" vertical thumbed stress across from MAR. date; bottom right corner has a few stresses in various directions, 1/8" to 1/2", and you can see the bottom edge color dings/flakes in scan; two 1.25" or so horizontal printing creases, one through Comics Code box, other at top right corner of art; spine has a couple very light kinks near GL, otherwise very nice; little printing streaks at Batman circle; very slight bend/wave in Robin's head (standing next to Green Arrow); thin 1/8" indent line next to Black Canary's boot in left margin. Back cover has 2-3 ugly long printing creases, thicker than usual. All in top quarter, top crease is about 5.75"; angled up one below that is about 3", then another one just off of it goes straight across another 2". Scan of back is artificially darkened to show the creases better, but they are easy to see in person. Bottom edge has light sun fade/discoloration along most of it, not as dark as scan shows of course. Have a more natural scan I can email...$13 (View) (View back)
#200 VF 8.0, double size last issue, July 1983. Calling it VF due to 4" vertical production wave in cover near spine (partially visible in scan, to left of background Batman's shoulder), also has a 2.25" fold line closer to spine due to the production defect. Some tarnishing in the gold titles, as usual. Slightly factory miscut at angle on top and bottom. Has original Golden Age art style story, and a Modern Age art story, plus first appearance of Batman and the Outsiders in a 16 page preview story. Since some may consider it less than VF, will make it only...$4 (View)
DC Special Series #21 "Super Star Holiday Special", 1980. Fine 6.0. First Frank Miller Batman art! 5 new holiday stories of Batman, House of Mystery, Jonah Hex, Sgt. Rock, and Superboy and the Legion. One small 1/4" tear on top & bottom edge back cover; 1" stress line top front cover above "stories"; top spine corner has little tick tear; couple minor spine kinks...$7 (View) (View back)
Secret Origins Special #1, 1989. 64 pages, with new origin stories of the Riddler, Penguin, and Two-Face, by Neil Gaiman and Mark Verheiden. Nice Brian Bolland cover too. Still at cover price...$2 (View)
1st prints, hardcover, NM unless noted. All bagged, no longer shrinkwrapped.
(View all my Batman graphic novels)
Batman and Dracula: Red Rain. A vampire themed Elseworlds tale by Doug Moench, art by Kelley Jones. Cover price=$25. Dec. Sale! Was $20, now...$15 (View)
Bloodstorm. Sequel to Red Rain, again by Moench & Jones, with Batman as a vampire! Cover=$25, yours for 40% off...$15 (View)
Digital Justice. Far future tale, all computer generated art. The grandson of Commissioner Gordon becomes the new Batman, fighting a computer virus left by the Joker. Cover=$25. Clearance! Only...$10 (View)
Night Cries. Heavy story deals with child abuse. Painted art by Scott Hampton. Cover=$25, yours for 50% off...$12.50 (View)
Son of the Demon softcover, 1987. Written by Mike Barr, art by Jerry Bingham. First print, but reprints the hardcover version, with a new cover painting. Versus Ra's Al Ghul, w/Bats getting romantically involved with Talia Al Ghul, resulting in the technical first appearance of Damian Wayne, as a baby. $8.95 cover...$8 (View)
Buy all 5 graphic novels for $55!
Azrael: Agent of the Bat, 1995 series: #1, #2. Batman guest stars. Clearance!...$1 ea.
Batgirl Special #1, 1988, 1st print. Mignola cover, Kitson art. Batgirl's (Barbara Gordon) last case. Still guides at $9-10? Get mine for...$3 (View)
Catwoman mini-series Vol. 1, #1-4 set, 1989. By Mindy Newell, w/J.J. Birch and Michael Bair art. #1 is signed on bottom margin of 1st page by inker Michael Bair (View), but no certificate. Yours for only...$10 (View)
Catwoman, 1993 series: #3, 4...$1 ea., #2 F, upper left corner got torn, argh...50¢
Robin I mini-series #1-5 set. #1 w/Neal Adams poster inside. At cover price...$5 (View)
Robin II "Joker's Wild" mini-series Collector Sets. Robin vs. Joker. 4 polybagged sets contain all 14 covers to the series, plus separate hologram cards of the holograms on the direct market copies, which was the only way to get these cards. (The 10 Direct market covers have a hologram on the cover, 4 newsstand covers don't.) Cover price is $19. Yours for only...$10 (View)
Teen Titans Spotlight #14. 1987. All new Nightwing story, and guest appearance by Batman...$1
"Batman Returns" Official movie mag, 1992, Topps. 72 pages covering the 2nd movie, with cool deep 3-D hologram on the cover. Over 150 photos, cast/character profiles, Batmobile and weapons info, all the behind-the-scenes stuff, etc.. ($5.95 cover)...$4 (View)
Comic Book Marketplace #70, Aug. 1999. NM-. 80 pages, celebrating Batman's 60th anniversary, with a Neal Adams cover. Put out by Overstreet/Gemstone, this is "The magazine for Golden, Silver and Bronze age comics collectors." No price guide, but has market reports from various dealers. Interviews with Neal Adams (with pencil sketches throughout), Jerry Robinson, Adam West, a graphic gallery and text overview of Batman's history, with comic covers and panels from various decades. Inside and outside of back cover has color 9-comic galleries too. Lots of nice dealer photo ads too, and regular columns. No mailing label. Tiny thumbed white stress on right edge, no tear; bottom spine corner tiny tip bump. A nice mag for Bat collectors, and not a big print run. $5.95 cover...$6 (View)
Comics Scene #6, from 1989 (inside says Vol. 4, #17, most call it Vol. 2), NM. Bob Kane Batman cover, and interview with Kane about the movie. Plus Keith Giffen on Justice League Europe, and interviews with Frank Miller, Mike Grell, Carl Barks, Chuck Dixon, Max Allan Collins, Ann Nocenti, and articles on Moon Knight, Frank Thorne's "Ribit" character, actor John Wayne Hames about the Superboy TV series, Ms. Tree and more. 70 pages, lots of pictures, $3.50 cover price, yours for...$3 (View)
Comics Scene #9 (Vol. 4 #20 inside), VF-. Punisher cover. Articles/interviews with Michael Keaton for 1st Batman movie; storyboard artist Michael White; Punisher stuff about the Dolph Lundgren movie and interview with comic writer Carl Potts; preview of the 1st Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie; the Now Comics Green Hornet series; interviews with Clayton Moore the Lone Ranger; a look at Eclipse Comics "Hobbit" adaptation; cartoon voice master Charles Fleischer on Roger Rabbit and more. Cover has a light 2" double bendy line area near Punisher name, and bit of print crease at bottom staple, and some light reading kinks. $3.95 cover, yours for...$1.50 (View)
Parade, June 29th, 2008, Christian Bale cover/article, "Batman is Back", for the The Dark Knight movie. Also interview in back with Jane Krakowski of "30 Rock" and "Ally McBeal" fame...$1 (View)
Premiere, July 1989, Michael Keaton cover. Nice long article/interview with Keaton about his role as the Dark Knight, and career. Also articles on Bill Murray/Ghostbusters, Peter Weir/Dead Poets Society, Terry Jones (of Monty Python) and his Erik the Viking movie, Kate Capshaw, and the usual coverage of Hollywood stuff. 104 pages. No mailing label. VF+ (some spine stress lines, couple bends along the top, nothing major)...$3 (View)
See Brave and the Bold #100, #200 in Batman section above.
Christmas with the Super-Heroes Special #2, 1989. All your main DC heroes...$2 (View)
Cosmic Odyssey #1-4 set, prestige format. Justice League, Darkseid, $14 cover price total. Clearance! Only...$4/set (View generic pic)
Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 of 12, 1985. George Perez art, tons of heroes. NM- 9.2...$4 (View)
Flash #350. Double size, VF 8.0, "Good-Bye Flash". Spine kink in DC logo; couple kinks/stresses in 1st woman's head at spine; little thumbed stresses on bottom edge. Last issue of the first series, leads to 'death' of Barry Allen in Crisis on Infinite Earth series. Why the crazy prices and lying 'scarce' stuff in auction stores? Not rare/scarce! Get this one for only...$1 (View)
Green Lantern, Vol. 2, 1960 series:
#116 F/VF 7.0, looks nicer. First time Guy Gardner becomes a temporary Green Lantern. Features Green Arrow too. Mostly has some light V kinks on spine, and a 2mm flake dot near Green Arrow's thumb, and back cover has heavier spine kink bend along with others matching the front. Clean and bright though...$12 (View)
#116, Fine 6.0 copy has a 1" corner crease in lower right, 3 light to medium "<" shaped/valley spine kinks, one heavier kink on back near top corner, and some dirt on back...$9 (View)
#195 Guy Gardner becomes full-time GL. Crisis crossover...$2.50 (View)
Hitman, 1996 series, Garth Ennis writing. Batman guest stars in #1-3, continuing from Batman Chronicles #4:
#2, #3...$2 ea.
Buy #1-3 for $6. That's less than many want for just #1.
JLA, 1997 series by Grant Morrison, $1.95 cover:
#1 NM- 9.2 (one spine kink, light indent line in upper cover)...$5 (View)
#5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14. Clearance! Now only...$1 ea.
#10-15 SET of "Rock of Ages" storyline. Clearance! Now only...$6
Buy all 15 JLAs for $15 (saves $4)!
Justice League International Annual #2. Joker story & cover. VF/NM. Light 1" or so bend line on back lower left corner, short bit of wrinkle stress in it...$1.50 (View)
Justice League Quarterly #13, Winter 1993, Joseph Linsner cover art, have 4. Clearance!...$2 ea., or all four for $5! (View)
Justice League America lenticular promo button. Fairly rare. Only handed out at the Diamond Comics Dist. Retailer seminars in 1992, which is when I got it. Round 2.25" diameter pinback. 2-channel image, with the Justice League America title changing to a pic of the 6 member team, featuring Superman in the middle, Guy Gardner Green Lantern, Blue Beetle and others, and the phrase "The World's Greatest Heroes are Back" around the bottom. Very few made, rarely shows up for sale. Considering what people have paid for the multi-thousand produced Watchmen Bloody Smiley Face promo button that all comic shops got, this should be ridiculously expensive! But you can buy it for only...$10 (View)
Legends mini-series #6, 1986. Beginning of new JLA...$2 (View)
(The) Omega Men. 1982 series, all are first/early Lobo appearances. NONE are scarce or hard to find, don't believe those that say that, and asking way high prices:
#3, first appearance of Lobo, NM- 9.2, mostly due to little spine kinks on the back cover that might keep it from a 9.4...$9.99 (View)
#5, 2 copies, 9.4. 1 has a 4mm spine stress above top staple. Other has no spine kinks, but back cover bottom spine corner has a light edge bump wrinkle (all white there, so hard to see), and a corner tick...$2.50 ea.
#9, NM+ 9.6...$3
#10, first full Lobo, NM+ 9.6...$5 (View lot)
Buy all 5 copies for $18 (saves $5)
Nolan Ryan in "The Winning Pitch". Part of the "Tony's Sports Comics" series, this is a 16 page mail-away produced by DC, Kellogg's and Sports Illustrated, from 1992. It has Nolan Ryan and Tony the Tiger teaching positive life lessons to baseball playing kids. I used to get $5 for them at shows back in the '90s, and see prices from some auction and net sellers from $5-$10. NOT rare as some sellers claim, but most shops won't have it. Cheap to mail (about $2.58 1st class in cardboard), so don't fall for the $4-$6 profiteering shipping/handling charges from auction sellers. (Always check the shipping on auctions!) Have 3 NM copies...$2 ea. (View)
Preacher #6. 1995 regular Vertigo series by Garth Ennis, adults only. 3 copies. Clearance!...$1 ea.
Psycho promo button. Done for the 1991 comic book by Hudnall & Brereton, this is a small round metal 1" diameter pinback button sent to comic shops. A mere...$.50¢ (View)
Rima the Jungle Girl #1, from 1974. Joe Kubert cover, Nestor Redondo art inside. VF 8.0. A few little 1-2mm spine stresses, but mostly some production scuffing along bottom, and top and bottom corners on back show some kink from minor bending. Clean and bright cover, good gloss, off-white pages. Yours for...$7 (View)
Seekers into the Mystery hanging mobile thingy. From the Vertigo series, this is a comic shop promo item from 1995. Has 5 double sided punch-out color art images from the series (each is 5"−6" across or so), including the title banner that they hang from, and string. As shown on the mounting card, it's 38.5"x10". Have 3, all unused and unpunched. Pic shows 2 of them, so you can see both sides...$3 ea. (View)
Showcase #73, VF/VF- 7.5 or better, but looks better upon 1st inspection. 1968, first Creeper. Mostly has spine kinks/wear at top staple. Nice color, low gloss. Has some very light vertical stress lines from bottom edge up a ways, looks like a brushstroke sort of, but hardly noticeable. Flat, smooth cover, lightly yellowing pages...$45 (View)
(The) Spectre, Vol. 3, 1992 series: #1, Glow in the dark skeletons cover (View), and #2. Clearance!...$1 ea.
Starman, 1994 series: #0, #1(VF/NM), #2, #4, Clearance!...$1 ea.
Red alert! Star Trek the Next Generation comics on clearance!
1988 Mini-series #3, 4, 5 (2), 6 (2)...$2 each
1989 Regular series #1-80 (missing #24)...$65
Annual #1 (1990), Special #1 (1993), Special #2 (1994), and Marvel's 1998 Special #1 (Riker)...$1 each
Deep Space Nine/STNG crossover #1-4 set...$4
ILL Wind #2-4 (missing #1)...$1 each
Shadowheart #1-4 set...$4
Modala Imperative #1-4 set...$4
Buy all 104 comics ($93 as listed) for $73.
Star Trek the Next Generation #1, 1989 series, 2 copies...$3 ea. (View)
Debt of Honor hardcover graphic novel. 1992, by Chris Claremont and Adam Hughes, painted cover by Dave Dorman. 96 pgs, excellent story and art, with the original crew of the Enterprise (Kirk, Spock, McCoy etc.). 1st print, NM, not shrinkwrapped anymore, but bagged. $24.95 cover price, but for you, 40% off cover at...$15 (View)
Star Trek comics signed by cover artist Sonia Hillios:
Next Generation #75 (2)...$6 ea. (View)
Next Generation/Deep Space Nine #1 (2)...$5 ea. (View)
Shadowheart #1 (2): NM-, with TWO signatures on cover...$6 (View)
VF/NM (minor top spine corner stress lines)...$4 (View)
Strange Adventures #153 (1963!) Fine 6.0. General reading wear, mostly along spine—20 or so short spine stress marks that don't show in the scan much, along with light vertical stress/wrinkle lines inside of spine from rolling the cover back, but hard to see in the light background color; some light reading kinks; top spine corner tip ding; only slightly yellowing/tanning pages; no tears—pretty nice for 50 years old!...$14.50 (View)
Supergirl, 1996 series: #2, #3. Clearance!...$1 ea.
Superman black embossed cover edition of Diamond Comics Dist. Previews catalog. Vol. III, #2, February 1993, this is the neat all black embossed cover trumpeting Superman's return from the dead ('E's not dead, 'e's just stunned). One of the more collectible issues, and hard to find anymore. Contains multiple trading card sheets and ad slicks/mini-posters too, none have been removed: 4 promo/checklist card sheet of covers to Continuity Comics (Neal Adam's company) "Prelude to Deathwatch 2000"; an 8x11" cardstock ad slick/poster for Valiant's Turok Dinosaur Hunter, w/Bart Sears art; Jabba the Hutt promo card/ad for Star Wars Galaxy Cards series one; a 6 card promo sheet for various 1993 TSR Collector gaming cards, featuring 6 babes; two Dark Horse Comics checklist ads—one for Aliens Rogue and Aliens Colonial Marines series, with an Aliens Queen bookmark and 2 cards of comic covers, other for James Bond 007 Serpent's Tooth and A Silent Armageddon series, with a James Bond bookmark and 2 cards of comic covers; interviews with Dave Gibbons of Watchmen fame, DC Editor Mike Carlin, Superman artist Jerry Ordway (who did the cover), and Jack Kirby, legendary Silver Age artist; Part 2 of "Aliens: Earth Angel" short comic story by John Byrne; a 2 page Superman cover gallery, plus many ads with art for all the comics and other stuff coming out back then. I have 2 of these, one has some page corners bent over for stuff I was interested in, and other one is unused. Both are pretty much NM- outside, with normal light shipping/shelf stuff, but no major scratches, peels, tears, dents, writing or the like. No harm to inside promos either. Neat item for the Superman or trading card collector!...$10 for the unused one, $9 for the other one, or $15 for both. (View w/most inserts) (View larger cover image)
Uncle Sam promo button. Square metal button, 1.5" x 2", with the red and white "U.S." logo for the 1997 comic series by Alex Ross...$1 (View)
World's Finest #1-3 mini-series set. 1990, Superman/Batman team-up, "World's Apart" story. Steve Rude covers. #3 has minor corner bump/bend line. $12 cover price. Clearance!...$3/set (View generic pic)
X-Men and the New Teen Titans #1 (A.K.A. "Marvel and DC Present The Uncanny X-Men and the New Teen Titans #1"). 1st print, 1982, NM. Claremont writing, Simonson art. Early Deathstroke appearance. 64 pages, no ads. Darkseid is the villain they team up against. Lots of battle scenes, on nice Baxter paper, but this is one of the most overpriced modern comics in guides, has been for decades now. Was reprinted with gold border and $3.95 cover price, but why buy that when the 1st print is only...$5 (View)
Produced from 1974 to 1981 (the ones I have anyway), these are large 10"x13.5" or so, with 64-92 pages, and heavy cardstock covers. Keep the size in mind when reading defects size, as it's all relative. The comics are not miscut, bent or curved, that's just the camera lens and my non-expert photography doing that. I've always thought these were very neat comics, undervalued for the all-new story ones, so I collected these back in the late '80s/early '90s at shows and via mail order. These are all the DC's I have, have others on my Marvel page. From what I've seen on auctions, most people selling these can't grade to save their lives, and are not comic people, and are misrepresenting the condition or not even stating a condition, and have lousy pics (so "see the pic for condition" is meaningless most of the time!), so auctions prices are not reliable, and vary widely. Ask for grade details people, and don't bid if they won't provide them or they "don't know about grading"! Larger pics available.
Buy $100 or more of DC and/or Marvel Treasuries, get 20% off!
DC and Marvel Present: Superman and Spider-Man (a.k.a. Marvel Treasury Edition #28). All new story, 1981, have 2 copies, NM 9.4, and NM- 9.2. 62 story pages, 64 pages total. Painted cover by Bob Larkin. Written by Jim Shooter, art by John Buscema, inks by lots of people. Dr. Doom and the
Parasite team up against Superman and Spider-Man, with appearances by the Hulk and Wonder Woman. Battle scene city! Both have white or light off-white pages, tight spines.
NM 9.4 one has a slight raised hump down some of the spine on front, this is from the extra glue underneath, and is very common; minor little corner bump on bottom spine tip...$35 (View front) (View back)
NM- 9.2 one has some of that usual 'reading wrinkle' line down the spine, about 1/4" in, pretty faint; couple light spine glue humps; back cover upper left corner shows 'ghost' of a bend about 1/2" in from tip, about 1.5" long, but flat there, and so faint it's hardly worth knocking much off for; and has 1/4" edge mush at that tip; bottom edge on back near spine has a little thumbed spot, with 1/16" tear...$29 (View)
Famous 1st/First Edition
(Limited Collectors' Golden Mint, & Blue Ribbon series)
(It's "Famous 1st Edition" on the cover, but use "First" on searches too.) This series reprints first appearances and #1 issues from the 1930s and '40s of the most famous DC Super Heroes, in their entirety and in large format, unlike most of the modern reprints. Some have second inner covers that are just like the originals, although most or all have some slight art changes so they can't be passed off as originals as easily when the outer cover is removed, which many crooks still try to do. (See my info at the bottom of the page about spotting Action Comics #1 reprints, and a link to a site that shows you the various editions.) 68-72 pages in each. Published in 1974-75, and '79. All have clean and bright covers unless noted. I'm out of the Bronze Mint series. Larger pics available too. If you're going to buy reprints, get the best edition, the Famous 1st Edition!
F-4 − Whiz Comics #2, 1st Captain Marvel/Shazam (Golden Mint series). Nice NM- 9.2 copy. Reprints the 1940 'first' issue, although numbered #2 because the #1 was recalled due to a name change, as told on inside front outer cover. Has the second full size interior front and back covers. Introduces Billy Batson/Captain Marvel, Ibis, Golden Arrow, Spy Smasher, Scoop Smith, Lance O'Casey, and Dan Dare. Pages are off-white to lightly tanning near edge. Bottom right corner on front has hint of an old light bend, about 1/4" in, shows when glinted, with faintest stress fracture; tiny white abrasion dot above it; bottom spine tip fuzzy/abrasion at edge; nice spine, only 1 very mild kink near little 'whiz' in upper part, and slightest shelfwear rubs along spine...$30 (View front) (View back)
F-7 − All Star Comics #3, 1st Justice Society of America (Blue Ribbon series). 2 copies, NM- 9.2 and Fine 6.0. Reprints the original 1940 issue, this is all Justice Society stories, with the Flash, Green Lantern, Spectre, Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Hour-Man, Sandman, Atom, and Johnny Thunder. No
second inside covers. Usual slight darkening around the interior of blue border, off-white pages in both copies.
NM-...$30 (View front) (View back)
Fine copy has about 8 spine stress lines, from 1/8" to 1/4", with a couple having mild depression kinks to them; maybe 1/2" mild ridge bend above 'O' in Famous; bottom right corner has a 1" horizontal indent line, no color scrape, and very thin 1/8" white stress line across tip; bottom spine corner has mild abrasion spot, as does back cover down the spine, which also shows heavier spine stresses than on front...$6 (View front) (View back)
F-8 − Flash Comics #1 (Blue Ribbon series). 2 copies, NM- 9.2 and VF+ 8.5. Reprints the 1940 issue, with the Jay Garrick Flash. Other stories with Hawkman, Johnny Thunder, The Whip, and Cliff Cornwall. Usual slight darkening around the interior of blue border, off-white pages in both
NM-...$30 (View front) (View back)
VF+ copy has a very faint corner area "ghost" bend from shipping bump in top right on front and back, almost completely flat though, tip has minor bendy to it, but barely noticeable; also has a thumbed spot above the 'F' in Famous, with light semi-circular bend hump to it, on back cover too; two 1/4" white stress marks above bottom spine corner...$18 (View front) (View back)
How to Spot a Reprint Action Comics #1 − This link will go to a page on bipcomics.com that shows you the original and various reprint editions of Action Comics #1 (1st Superman for those who don't know), with a list of the differences, so you new collectors don't go bidding stupid money (or any money) on all the scam Action #1's on "that" auction site and elsewhere. I'm so tired of scammers listing reprints, and removing the outer cover on the Famous First Editions and trying to pass them off as originals! There may be ONE known Near Mint original, so beware of the "inherited them from their grandfather or found them in an attic or storage unit" claims, and no one doesn't know how valuable the original is, whether they know anything about comics or not, and they wouldn't start it at .99¢ or $100, or not have it CGC graded and certified, or at the very least run it by a comics shop or a well-known comics expert. If you see any on "that" auction site with any of these telltale claims (and from 0 or low feedback sellers), and they don't say it's a reprint, run, and report it as a fraud auction, as 99.9% of them are fraudulent. (And if you don't know enough about what you're bidding on to know it's a reprint or fake of a multi-thousand to now $2 million dollar comic, don't bid, or you deserve to be ripped off!) Same goes for Superman #1, Batman #1, Detective Comics #27 (1st Batman) and a few other major DC #1's which also had "Famous 1st Edition" oversize (10"x13") reprints (see mine above). If it's 10x13.5" or so, it's a reprint, 100%, no question about it! Golden Age comics are a few inches smaller. Also beware of the reprints that came in the 1999 "Masterpiece Edition" book/comic/figure sets for Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, as they're about Golden Age size, but I think have a newer copyright date on the inside or something. And the 1988 50th Ann. reprint and Masterpiece Editions are NOT rare, so don't fall for that 'rare reprint' or 'variant' garbage you'll see on auctions. Report scammers! I urge other collectors and dealers to add this link to their sites somewhere too.