NOTE on CGC graded comics: Most all will have some "Newton's Rings/blotches" effects on the front and/or back, from the inner well/bag plastic touching the outer case, many times along the thicker areas such as the spine where it may push the inner plastic 'up', but can be anywhere. Looks like an oily film, but is NOT, it's simply a prism effect and there is no harm to the comic. No returns because of this effect, ok? The areas will look better or worse depending on the viewing angle too. So scans and camera pics may not accurately reflect the full amount of such areas. I have larger images I can send you too, and can describe them in more detail.
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(Includes mini-series, other 'starring' titles, one-shots, graphic novels, magazines, etc.)
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)
Batman: Sword of Azrael #1-4 mini-series complete set, all CGC graded, white pages, in Oct. 2016. Certification #0294317001 to 004 sequentially. First appearance and origin of Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley), now seen on the Gotham TV show. Joe Quesada art. 1992. #1 & 4 are 9.6, #2 is 9.8, #3 is only 8.5. VERY HARSH in my opinion. #3 graders notes: "multiple indents top back cover" are 2-3 super light reading kinks, only 1 is noticeable; "small crease lower back cover" -- only thing I see looking super close is a tiny thumbed wrinkle line at bottom edge, maybe 3-4mm, almost invisible; "small stain top back cover"-- not enough info, and only thing that may be it is a little round faint gray spot in Snipes' forehead hairline on right side, but that may on inside of the well, impossible to tell. The stain may only show enough on the inside cover to find it. They don't mention the 1/4" printing wrinkle beneath Wesley Snipes lower lip, but I will. So it LOOKS like a 9.6+ on the outside, but wasn't worth taking the chance to have it reviewed and get charged $15 for reholdering if it got the same grade. So since an 8.5 isn't going to be worth more than the grading fee, if that, I'm going to throw it in for free with the set, PLUS Azrael regular series #1 and 2, if available. Figuring $60 for #1, $80 for #2, and $40 for #4, so 1-4 for...$180 (View set) (View back of #3) (View close-up #3 printing wrinkle)
1989 Official Motion Picture Adaptation (1st movie, with Keaton and Nicholson), prestige format comic, $4.95 cover price. Painted cover by Jerry 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)
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.
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Batman and Dracula: Red Rain. A vampire themed Elseworlds tale by Doug Moench, art by Kelley Jones. Cover price=$25. Yours for...$20 (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)
Save $7.50 more and buy all 4 for $50!
Azrael: Agent of the Bat, 1995 series: #1, #2. Batman guest stars. Clearance!...$1 ea., or FREE with the Sword of Azrael CGC set.
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. #3 is VF/NM due to what may be a production indent/groove line on back cover, upper left corner area, about 1" long (View), plus a few little spine stresses. Others are 9.6 or so. Yours for only...$10 (View)
Catwoman, 1993 series: #3, 4...$1 ea., #2 F, upper left corner got torn...50¢
Nightwing #8, Vol. 1. Vs. Blockbuster...$1
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)
Tales of the Teen Titans #43, Vol. 1, 1984 series. Nice NM 9.4, little corner bump on bottom spine with little white stress mark and flake on spine corner. Very nice spine, smooth cover. Has some usual ink rub-off in the white margin on back cover from other comics, no biggie. "The Judas Contract" part 2, with Deathstroke the Terminator going after Dick Grayson and various Teen Titans. It is NOT in any way a 'cameo/1st mention of 1st Nightwing,' as some auction sellers are saying! ALL it says on the last story page for the next issue is "Dick Grayson's new identity!", which yes, is Nightwing, but there's no mention or art of 'Nightwing', that happens in issue #44. So this is for Deathstroke fans, and his appearances on the 'Arrow' TV show have ignited interest in his early comic appearances again. Why pay $4 or more for Fines to VFs when you can buy NM for...$5 (View)
Teen Titans Spotlight #14. 1987. All new Nightwing story, and guest appearance by Batman...$1
"Batman Returns" Official Collector's magazine, 1992, Topps. 72 pages covering the second 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)
Adventure Comics #323. VG 4.0, off-white pages. 1964. Features Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes. Average reader copy, no major structural defects. Slight tearing around staples; slight spine roll; multiple spine stresses; top left corner bend; bottom right 1" corner crease with others inside of it; various printing crease-like 'veins'/zigzag lines here and there (1.5"L x 3.5"H one in middle front, 4"H one on back), light reading kinks, don't show in scan; 2"x3/4" stain on back spine lower corner area, another small one along bottom edge, no fuzzing, shows far less on inside, not hurt structurally. Don't care what the guides say, take it away for a mere...$5 (View) (View larger 900px wide scan) (View back)
Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 of 12, 1985. George Perez art, tons of heroes. NM- 9.2...$4 (View)
Green Lantern #195, 1985 date. NM 9.4, does have a very shallow "<" kink mid-spine. Guy Gardner becomes full-time GL. Crisis crossover. What's with the crazy double digit prices on that auction site, and for 8.5's to 9.2's no less? NOT rare in either Direct Market or newsstand version. Mine's Direct Market...$6 (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.
House of Mystery #231, 1975. VG 4.0, off-white/light tan pages. Werewolf cover by Bernie Wrightson. Average reader copy, no major damage, complete. Multiple spine stresses; reading kinks/indent lines on cover; thumbed area on right edge with 1/4" tear; 1/4" corner crease lower right; date written in ink in DC logo; 1/8" edge tear back cover open edge; staples secure, nothing loose. Why pay auction prices for worse copies? Buy this for only...$2.50, or FREE with a $10 or more order of other comics. (View) (View back)
JLA, 1997 series by Grant Morrison, $1.95 cover:
#5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12 (NM-), 14...$2 ea.
#10-15 SET of "Rock of Ages" story, vs. Darkseid, Joker, Lex Luthor and more. #10, 11, 12, 15 have very minor corner dings/light bends from shipping, so VF/NM to NM-...$9 (View generic pic)
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 #6 (of 6) 1986 mini-series. NM 9.4, 1 little chip out in top right corner, o/w it'd be 9.6. First new modern Justice League established. Vs. Darkseid. John Byrne art...$4 (View)
(The) Omega Men. 1982 series, all are early Lobo appearances. NONE are scarce or hard to find, don't believe those that say that, and asking way high prices:
#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 story, NM+ 9.6...$6 (View lot)
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 $3.03 1st class in cardboard), so don't fall for the profiteering shipping/handling charges from auction sellers. (Always check the shipping on auctions!) Have 3 NM copies in approx. 9.6, 9.4, 9.2...$2 ea. (View)
Preacher #6, CGC graded 9.8, white pages, in Oct. 2016. Certification #0294317005. From DC's Vertigo line. Adults only. Part 2 of 'Naked City' by Garth Ennis. Season 2 of the AMC TV series starts in 2017 and will supposedly start following the comics stories, so prices may jump. Buy it now for just...$50 (View)
Have 2 raw copies too. Have large 900px wide scans I can email:
A) Better copy is a NM- 9.2. Has a very faint hint of a bend in upper right tip, only 1/8" or 4mm, with extremely tiny bit of edge white there. Barely affects a few pages, you wouldn't notice if not told. Also has two 1/8" thin spine stresses and one 1/16" that's very hard to see. Yours for...$13 (View)
B) 2nd one I'm going to call VF/NM 9.0. Biggest defect is on the back cover. Upper left (open edge) corner has a faint 1/2" wrinkle line from a minor bend, no color break, doesn't affect any pages. Looks stronger in pic than in person. Spine has three 1/8" stresses: next to the 'T' in 'Part 2', the 'K' in 'Naked', and a really faint one at 'N 'in 'Naked'. 2 more 1mm stresses, one at bottom staple, and the other 1mm one at 'Readers' (the white streak in scan) which has a tear to it, hence the lower grade. Yours for only...$8 (View) (View wrinkle)
Psycho promo button. Done for the 1991 comic book by Hudnall & Brereton, this is a small round metal 1" diameter pinback button sent to comic shops. A mere...$.50¢ (View)
Secrets of Haunted House #1, 1975. G/VG 3.0 at best. 3/4"L x 1/4"H piece out of bottom edge front cover, and 1" x 1/4" piece out of bottom edge on back cover; 1/2" tear right edge front cover in boat, 1.5" crease above it; little spine split at top; multiple short spine stresses; various bends/indent lines, reading kinks; date stamp in lighthouse beam; 3/8" edge tear top edge back cover; small piece of bottom left corner tip off; tear at top staple. The usual 3.0 stuff. Get this FREE with a $5 or more order of other comics, or buy it for only...$1 (View) (View back)
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 appearance of the Creeper. Mostly has spine kinks/wear at top staple, and some very light/thin vertical stress lines from bottom edge up a ways (below D in 'Dead'), looks like a brushstroke sort of, but hardly noticeable. Nice color, low gloss. Flat, smooth cover, lightly yellowing pages. Back cover near staples has a few short brownish lines, likely staple stains from another comic at one time. Well under half guide, why pay more on that auction site?...$40 (View 580px wide, 174kb) (View 900px wide, 352kb) (View back)
(The) Spectre, Vol. 3, 1992 series: #1, Glow in the dark skeletons cover (View), and #2. Clearance!...$1 ea.
Starman, 1994 series: #2, #4, Clearance!...$1 ea.
- Red alert! Star Trek the Next Generation comics on clearance!
- 1988 Mini-series #3, 4, 5, 6 (2)...$2 each
- 1989 Regular series #1 NM- (bindery tear at top staple)...$3 (View) (View tear close-up)
- Annual Special #1 (1993), Special #2 (1994), and Marvel's 1998 Special #1 (Riker photo cover)...$1 each
- ILL Wind #2-4 (missing #1)...$1 each
- Modala Imperative #1-4 complete set...$4
- Shadowheart #1-4 complete set...$4
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 shrink-wrapped anymore, but bagged. $24.95 cover price, but for you, 40% off cover at...$15 (View)
- Star Trek painted cover comics SIGNED by artist Sonia Hillios (no certificates, I'll guarantee them though):
- Next Generation #75 CGC graded 9.8, white pages, in Oct. 2016. Certification #0294317006. Green 'Qualified' label, as CGC didn't witness the signature (signed before CGC existed). NO copies graded of this issue besides mine so far, so unique, and highest in the census of course. Double size issue, $3.95 cover price. Riker & Borg cover. Makes a great gift for the Trek or Riker/Frakes fan. And for this price I'll throw in your choice of 1 of the other signed issues too!...$55 (View)
- Deep Space Nine/Next Generation #1 (2, Picard & Sisko cover), NM...$5, or NM- 9.2...$4 (View)
- Shadowheart #1 (2, Worf cover): VF/NM 9.0 (3-4 thin spine stresses, 1/8" bottom right corner tip bend), with TWO Hillios signatures on cover...$5 (View)
- And another VF/NM (minor top spine corner stress lines due to a bend, couple thin spine stresses)...$4 (View)
Strange Adventures #153 (1963!) Fine 6.0. "Threat of the Faceless Creature" sci-fi story, plus an Atomic Knights backup story. General reading wear, mostly along spine—20 or so short spine stress marks that don't show in the scan much, 1/8" to 3/16" mostly, 1 has a 3mm tear in it; 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, little chip out; 3/8" lower right corner crease, hard to see; light yellowing/tanning pages and inside cover margins. Back cover has a few little dull spots (possible moisture spots/wipes); some light indent or minor bend lines in lower right, seen when glinted; tiny chip out bottom spine corner. Pretty nice for 53+ years old! Priced well below guide Fine too...$18 (View 580px wide, 152kb) (View 900px wide, 313kb) (View back)
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)
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