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Spider-Man (not 'Spiderman') titles
Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 single issues:
(Again, comics are Near Mint unless noted)
#294 NM- 9.2 (Kraven's Last Hunt, pt. 5)...$4 (View)
#360 (Carnage cameo)...$2 (View generic pic)
Annual #14 (Denny O'Neil/Frank Miller story, 1980). Spidey and Doctor Strange team-up vs. Dr. Doom and Dormammu...$10 (View)
Annual #15 − 1981. Frank Miller Punisher story, and Dr. Octopus! NM...$12 (View)
Annual #21 − 1987. Wedding of Peter Parker and Mary Jane. Peter in tux cover. NM. 3 little 2-3mm binding wrinkle stresses on spine, in white, so don't show...$6 (View)
Giant Size Spider-Man (and Punisher) #4, from 1975, early Punisher appearance. VF 8.0, except two interior pages (#25, 27) have tears on right side—one is 1/4" in and up, and in margin only, other is 1.5" and goes in through Spidey's chest up to his chin. Scans will give you an idea. (Anyone ever figure how much to grade off for that stuff?) Back bottom spine corner has light crunch/bend area about 3/4" into cover, won't show in scans; appears to be a very thin little tiny slit at bottom staple bump on front cover, and little stress spot below that in army guys; very light thin indent line above 'group' at top edge, curved, about 1" long. Along the spine, the white edge overruns the cover about 1/8" at the widest point at top, then narrows as it goes down. Very clean and bright, great color, gloss, and nice edges. (Back cover bottom edge has two tiny v-shaped production ticks/nicks.) Spine is pretty square still. Light tan/off-white pages...$35 (View) (View page tears) (View back)
Spirits of the Earth hardcover graphic novel, painted art by Charles Vess. Peter and Mary Jane go to Scotland and hunt ghosts. $18.95 cover, yours for...$13 (View)
Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1:
1976 series run/lot from #99-263 when it ended in 1998. Missing #'s 176, 184, 185. Run includes Spectacular Scarlet Spider #1, 2, Flashback -1, Annuals #6, 7, 8, 9, & 12 (may be willing to sell annuals and Flashback -1 separately, ask). So 170 issues total, all first prints. Most of the first 25 issues or so were bought off the newsstand or by mail subscription from Marvel, so they range from a VG subscription-fold one, a few Fines, to most being VF- to VF/NM. Most copies above #126 are direct market ones, and most are NM/NM-, with about 10 in VF to VF/NM, 1 VG, and a couple Fine to F/VF. Some will have a slight "valley" along the spine or open edge, from not being lined up perfectly straight in the boxes/filing cabinets, which is a common thing. Some are 2 to a bag, most are bulk bagged in mag bags, and only a few have backing boards. If there was a choice, I bought the deluxe issue, so there's a number of $2.95 - $3.95 fancy covers. #213 includes the animation "cel" print. My price is about $1.17 per issue, vs. the $2.50-$3.99 cover price for new comics, so get this for you or the kids to enjoy...$200
Save $50 and buy the Spectacular and Web runs for $275!
#2 − Kraven and the Tarantula appearances. Overall VF+ 8.5 at least. Has one medium size, but not heavy spine kink at mid-spine (light valley to it, minor stress mark); has a couple dull patches in the gloss here and there, likely from another comic sticking slightly when they were new, but no color peels or flakes...$12 (View)
#28 − Pt. 2 of the Daredevil crossover, Frank Miller art. NM- 9.2, just a couple/three very small spine kinks/stress marks, all very very short...$12 (View)
#131 − Kraven's Last Hunt, part 3. NM- 9.2...$3 (View)
Web of Spider-Man Vol. 1:
1985 series #1-129 run, only missing #104. Includes Web of Scarlet Spider #1-4, New Warriors #67, Annuals #1, 2, 4, and 8 (may be willing to sell annuals separately, ask). 137 issues total, all are 1st prints. Here's the general info on this run: This run is for READING, not for investment, as it's not an all NM run, besides being the least popular of the 3 old Spidey titles. #1, while NM, has a bad cut and staple job from the factory, with some pages having the art trimmed off a little on the open edge, and it was folded/stapled with about a 1/2" over-wrap, so about 1/2 the back pages are 'short' of the front half (View front & back). #2-26 were mostly purchased off the newsstand by me, before I was a "collector", and they range from several VG's and VG/F's, to mostly F/VF to VF+, so no great shakes there. MOST books above #34 are NM/NM- direct market copies, with a few VF+, a couple Fines, and a couple newsstand issues. "Key" issues of #29, 31, 32, 48 are NM to NM- though. Some will have a slight "valley" along the spine or open edge, from not being lined up perfectly straight in the boxes/filing cabinets, which is a common thing. Some are 2 to a bag, some are bulk bagged in mag bags, and only a few have backing boards. Several issues have $2.95-$3.95 cover prices. #90 has the neat big hologram cover, #113 comes with the cel print, #125 has a neat Holodisc on the cover. If there was a choice, I bought the deluxe cover. New comics are $2.50-$3.99 now, so these back issues are a bargain at what I'm going to ask, which comes to about $.92¢ per book!...$125
Save $50 and buy the Spectacular and Web runs for $275!
Other Spider-Man comics:
Marvel Tales #286 − Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #278, Hobgoblin story, and has a Spidey vs. Hobgoblin "animation print" from the cartoon series (cel-like transparency print), and 16 page booklet on the animated series. Cel has a clear background, the white background shown is from copy paper covering it for the scan. Polybag has been opened to see which print it had, as I figured more people would rather know that than worry about the bag being still sealed. At cover price...$2.95 (View comic) (View cel print)
Maximum Clonage Alpha, or Omega. 1995. First and last parts to the Maximum Clonage story, with acetate and chromium covers, double size. $4.95 cover...$4 ea., $7 for both (View both)
Scarlet Spider Unlimited #1 ("Tomb of Kaine" one-shot, 1995). $3.95 cover. 50% off...$2 (View generic pic)
"Spider-Man 3" movie prequel comic. NM. Given out at AMC theaters on the first day of the movie release, co-sponsored by Target. 12 page story, plus Spidey centerfold, and pics in back of various toys and other stuff, plus coupons good at Target for the video game (expired Jan. 1 2008), and the spinning web blaster toy (expired). Written by Todd Dezago, art by Stuart Immonen. Not sure how many were made, but one seller who supposedly worked for AMC said his boss told him the paperwork said 25,000, but never got that confirmed. Story shows Peter and Marko (Sandman) walking around the city mulling over their life and recent decisions. Saw it sell for up to $10, plus high $5 shipping! Get mine for a mere...$3 (View)
Spider-Man Classics #15 − Reprints the first Green Goblin appearance from Amazing Spider-Man #14, and includes an animation cel-like print of Spider-Man perched on an eagle 'gargoyle' on a building, and 16 page booklet on the cartoon series. Cel has a clear background, the white background shown is from copy paper covering it for the scan. Polybag has been opened to see which print it had, as I figured more people would rather know that than worry about the bag being still sealed. White lines on right are bag wrinkle reflections. At cover price...$2.95 (View comic) (View cel print)
Spider-Man: Legacy of Evil one-shot. 48 page Green Goblin/Osborn family history and overview story interwoven with new story, as 'written' by Daily Bugle reporter Ben Urich. Plenty of Spidey battles. Written by Busiek, with painted art by Texiera. $3.95 cover...$3 (View)
Spider-Man Unlimited Vol. 1, 1993 series, $3.95 cover:
#1 − Pt. 1 of Maximum Carnage (lots of Carnage & Venom)...$3 (View)
#2 − End of Maximum Carnage (pt. 14, lots of Carnage & Venom)...$3.95 (View)
#4 − Mysterio...$2 (View generic pic)
#9 − Mark of Kaine pt. 5...$2 (View generic pic)
#10 − Exiled pt. 4, new Vulture story...$2 (View generic pic)
Buy all 5 Unlimiteds for $10 (saves $3)
Venom comics (most have $2.95 cover price):
Venom: Carnage Unleashed #1-3 (of 4, don't have #4)...$2 ea. (View generic pic)
Venom: The Madness #1-3 complete set...$6 (View generic pic)
Silver Sable & The Wild Pack #18 (Venom appearance, on cover too)...$1 (View generic pic)
Buy ALL the above comics for $400.
Just basic listings here for this section, the main treasury listings with more issues and full descriptions are down near the bottom in the Treasury section, AFTER all the regular comics listings.
Other Marvel Comics:
Amazing Adventures #15 (1970) − Early Beast of X-men, vs. the Griffin. VF 8.0. Light 1.75" thumbed edge crease line where Griffin's wing meets open edge, with 1 teeny tear; light cream-ish/off-white cover; about 7 short minor spine stress marks (2-3mm), don't show well in white border; slightly darker white along top margin; nice color, decent gloss; light tan/off-white pages...$25 (View)
Astonishing Tales (1970):
#1 Kazar and Dr. Doom stories, Jack Kirby art. VF+ 8.5 copy has off-white pages; couple light cover kinks; 3-4 minor spine stress kinks; and one production "pinch kink" from back cover through book on the right edge, but doesn't show on front. Kazar vs. Kraven story, and Doom vs. Mummy...$35 (View)
#1 VF- 7.5 copy. Has thin 1.75" stress line in upper right corner; 1/2" crease/bend in lower right corner, but barely shows; 5-6 minor spine kinks with 2-3mm stress marks; some flaking on spine edge at "Doom's Day" and a couple other spots on spine; couple short vertical printing wrinkles, one in Kazar's thigh, other in V in 'Kraven'; light tan/off-white pages. Looks better, but priced well below guide VF- at...$25 (View)
#2 VF/NM 9.0. Main thing is an almost unnoticeable 1/4" zigzag production tear at top staple, that also affects the first few pages some. Inside covers lightly tanning, but pages are nice off-white; one minor kink/ding lower left corner. Kazar vs. Kraven, and Dr. Doom vs. the Doomsman stories...$22 (View)
#4 NM- 9.2. Light tan pages; back cover dirt/rub-off; 1/16" corner crease/mush lower right. Kazar vs. the Sun God, and Dr. Doom vs. the Red Skull stories. Barry Smith art...$35 (View)
Buy all the Astonishing Tales for $99 (saves $18)!
(The) Avengers Vol. 1:
#200 VF 8.0. George Perez art. Little bend line along 3/4 length of open edge, and very light bend on lower left corner. Big anniversary issue...$3 (View)
#326, 1st Rage. VF/NM...$1
King-Size Special/Annual #3 (1969) − Reprints Avengers #4 (1st Silver Age Captain America), and 3 Lee & Kirby stories reprinted from Tales of Suspense #66, 67, 68, with Cap vs. the Red Skull in WWII. VF/NM 9.0. Has staple bump/scuff spots, and those semi-common printing bump/spots along bottom edge; 1/4" light corner crease in lower right, but only shows 1/8" color break; 1/8" white scrape line on open edge near "cast list" blurb. Nice off-white pages. Very nice looking...$30 (View)
Annual #15 Vs. Freedom Force...$2
Avengers #1 Vol. 3 (released in 1997, but '98 cover date) - "Heroes Return" series. Busiek writing and Perez art, great stuff! Nice wrap-around cover with lots of heroes. $2.99 cover, regular version, have 3...$2 ea. (View generic pic front/back)
Avengers Forever #1-12 set. All NM, complete run. Introduces new Captain Marvel, and divulges secret Avengers history. Busiek writing, Pacheco art. $36 cover price. Includes Captain Marvel #0 from Wizard (View generic pic). These are bagged in 1 mag bag, no boards, just so you know. Yours for 50% off cover...$18 (View)
The Last Avengers Story #1 (of 2). Prestige format, acetate cover, Marvel "alterniverse" story. Peter David writing, painted art by Olivetti. $5.95 cover price. I never got pt. 2, nuts. So let's go...$3 (View)
Bizarre Adventures #27, NM. A Marvel magazine from 1981, with the "Secret Lives of the X-Men", with 60 pages of black and white art, new "untold" stories about Phoenix, Iceman, and Nightcrawler, by Chris Claremont, Mary Jo Duffy, Bob Layton, with art by John Buscema, George Perez, and Dave Cockrum, with a Paul Gulacy cover painting. Prices seem to be all over the place, from $5-$16 or more. Get mine for...$5 (View)
Bizarre Adventures #28, VF/NM to NM-. A Marvel magazine from 1981, featuring an all new 10 page story of Elektra written and drawn by Frank Miller, plus Shadow Hunter written by Neal Adams, art by Larry Hama; Huntsman by Archie Goodwin & Michael Golden; Conscience of the King by Mary Jo Duffy w/art by Wendy Pini (Triton story); and Bucky Bizarre, by Steve Skeates & Steve Smallwood. 62 pages, black & white art, cover painting by Bob Larkin. Very mild corner tip bump in upper right, plus a couple/three thin spine stresses. Yours for...$4 (View)
Black Panther #1 (1977, Jack Kirby writing and art):
VF/NM, 3 available, 1 has a heavy 3" printing crease on back cover...$14 ea. (View)
VF 8.0, 3 available...$9 ea.
Lot price special! Buy all 7 ($77 separately) for only $50! That's $7.14 each, and 70%+ off OPG for the grades. Have separate scans of all I can email. 3 of the VF/VF-'s have some light foxing spots on back cover; 1 has a 3/8" edge horizontal tear on bottom edge, and a 1.25" printing crease on back; another has a 1" print crease on back. I'm tired of owning these and watching them go up in OPG way beyond what they EVER sell for, and waiting for the movie they've been talking about for 10 years. (View group shot)
Black Panther: Panther's Prey mini-series #1-4 set, prestige format, $19.80 cover price. Clearance!...$5 (View)
Captain America #444 − 1st Mark Waid issue, comes with Overpower card, mine's Black Cat. NM-/9.2, has thin 1/8" corner tip crease in lower right...$3 (View)
See 1966 Captain America mini-book/comic under Marvel Mini-books too.
Contest of Champions #1 (of the 1982 "Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions" mini-series) - VF+ 8.5. ALL the Marvel characters appear. 1/2 dozen 2mm spine stress marks is all. Clearance!...$1 (View)
Daredevil Vol. 1:
#252 (dbl. size, Fall of the Mutants tie-in)...$2
#254 − 1st Typhoid Mary, plus Kingpin app. My last copy is NM-/9.2, with a very light raised production line running vertically on the cover (the reverse of a typical polybag seam indent line)...$3
#256, 257 (vs. Punisher), 260 (all have Typhoid Mary & Kingpin app's.)...$2 ea.
#295 (3, w/Ghost Rider, ninjas, Kingpin & Typhoid Mary app's too!)...$1 ea.
Annual #6 ("Lifeform" crossover)...$2
Daredevil The Man Without Fear #1 (of 5 issue mini-series) - Another great Frank Miller tale, with John Romita Jr. art. 1st issue retells his origin, and death of his father. $2.95 cover price. Clearance!...$1
Buy all 10 Daredevil issues for $13 (saves $4)
Dragon's Claws #5 − 1st appearance of Death's Head. 1988, Marvel U.K., VF/VF+ 8-8.5 (5 minor spine kinks with 1/16"-1/8" stresses). Was hot at one time, still not many for sale. Yours for only...$2 (View)
Earth X #0, Alex Ross cover. $3.99 cover. Clearance!...$1 (View generic pic)
Earth X Special/preview from Wizard, VF- 7.5...$.50¢
Excalibur: Sword is Drawn one-shot, 1987. 1st appearance of team Excalibur, 1st print. NM- 9.2. $3.25 cover. Clearance!...$1
Fantastic Four Vol. 1, 1961 series:
#100 in Fine 6.0. Has 4-5 thin printing creases on back cover (3"-4" long, diagonal, near spine, photo shows them better than a scan) and couple razor thin ones on front in bottom left area that don't detract from eye appeal (1" & 2"); 10-11 short thin minor stress marks, some barely break color; some shallow valleys with a couple around top staple; a few light reading kinks; lower right corner tip creases (longest 1/2"), some very light foxing on back in top/bottom margins, and down spine, doesn't show as well in photo; lightly tan pages. Looks better than it sounds...$22 (View front) (View back photo)
#347-349 set (1st prints, have 2 sets.) - Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Hulk app...$5/set (View generic pic)
Fantastic Four vs. the X-Men #1-4 mini-series set, 1987. Chris Claremont writing. At cover price for the set...$6 (View generic pic)
Generation X #1 (Wrap-around chromium cover). Half cover price @...$2 (View)
Incredible Hulk, Vol. 2:
#176 VF- 7.5. 1974. A few small spine kinks/stresses; 1.5" light bend line near right edge; couple barely perceptible stress/creases in lower right corner tip; some 'dirt' on upper left in price/number box, and around margins of back cover, and little kink bend area on open edge; light tan pages. Warlock cameo appearance...$5.50 (View)
#177 Fine 6.0. Distributor ink bleed along top edge, reading kinks & spine stresses, 1" stress line upper right corner, light bottom edge wear. Battles Warlock. Only...$3 (View)
#330 − First Todd McFarlane art on Hulk. VF+ 8.5. One medium size stupid "<" shaped kink above top staple, and short one above it, not heavy tho. Hulk not happy. A mere...$5 (View)
#367 − First Dale Keown art, NM- 9.2...$3 (View)
#369 − Keown art, 1st Pantheon, vs. Freedom Force, 2 copies:
NM...$2, or VF/NM+ 9.0...$1
Hulk Future Imperfect #1 of 2, prestige format, cool embossed cover. Peter David writing, George Perez art, $5.95 cover. Yours for 50% off...$3 (View)
Buy all 7 Hulk issues for $18 (saves $4.50)
See 1966 Hulk mini-books/comics under Marvel Mini-books too.
Iron Man #1 (a.k.a. The Invincible Iron Man), Vol. 3 (published in 1997, but has 1998 cover date) − "Heroes Return" series. By Busiek and Chen. $2.99 cover, regular version...$2 (View generic pic)
Marshal Law Takes Manhattan one-shot ("Crime & Punishment" at top). Epic Comics. Mature readers. $4.95 cover. Clearance!...$1
Marvel Annual Stock Report #2, 1992. Have 2, both NM- 9.2. Done in comic book style/size, 64 pages, nice and not common. Spider-Man cover, bunch of Marvel characters on back, and it also has 8 exclusive deluxe promo trading cards by Fleer, featuring baseball players Tony Gwynn, Roger Clemens, Tom Glavine and Dennis Eckersley, plus Marvel's Black Knight, Thunderstrike, Hulk and Captain America, who "mirror" the same poses!...$10 ea., or buy both for $16 (View front & back covers) (View cards)
Marvel Comics Presents, 1988 series. Mostly half Wolverine and half Ghost Rider stories:
#54, 57-62, 64-71, 85-100, 150, 151 (have 1 extra #54, 86, 87, 90, 91, 92)...$1 each, or .75¢ ea. for 25 or more (also on Clearance page).
#72 − Part 1 of the Wolverine/Weapon X storyline, art by Barry Windsor-Smith. NM 9.4, but back cover edge has slight rough-cut from printer, and there's some color variation near both top corners due to printing quirks (purplish areas)...$2 (View)
These miniature comics are from 1966, and only 5/8"x7/8", and are known as the world's smallest comics. (Listed in Overstreet in the Promotional comics section under Marvel Mini-books.) They were distributed in gumball machines, and they made 6 titles in 6 colors: Captain America, Incredible Hulk, Millie the Model, Sgt. Nick Fury, Spider-Man, and Thor, in red, orange, blue, green, light green/lime, and yellow covers. About 50 pages, black & white, usually with an illustration on one page and text on the facing page. Some have stories (usually reprinted material from what I've read), and some are joke books. Insides are all the same per title, only the cover colors change. They have a glued binding, and many other's copies have dried out and are very fragile, but mine are all in good shape, but I'd be very wary about trying to read them anyway. Mine were not out of gumball machines, they were unused overstock, and most are in very nice shape, but quality varies, especially with the back covers. The pics are several times larger than the actual books, so the defects will look way bigger too, but in person most of the defects are tiny. Colors in the pics will vary between titles, but in person they're all about the same. The red ones tend to be more intense in scans or camera pics, and the yellow ones not so much. I can email larger/sharper pics of fronts and backs too.
They supposedly made millions of them, and they're not as rare now as once believed, so don't believe that 'rare' hype. Most all of mine have some edge flaking, this is very common. These are all I have left now. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING TOO:
Captain America singles (Save $5.75 and buy all 4 for $40):
Yellow, NM- 9.2...$20
Light green, small white scuff near chin, about VF 8.0...$10.50
Orange has layer flakes on back cover. Say Fine 6.0...$8.50
Green has some little scuffs/wear on front and more edge flaking than others, so say VG/F...$6.75
Red one has been sold. (View front of all) (View back of all)
Incredible Hulk singles (Save $9.25 and buy all 5 for $65):
Yellow NM/NM-...$22 (View)
Yellow VF/NM has lower right corner tip bend...$15
Blue VF, mostly edge wear/flaking...$10.50
Red VG/F, couple vertical white scratches on front cover, tiny white spots/flakes, could be printing defects; light edge wear front & back as usual...$6.75
Green one has been sold. (View front of group) (View back of group)
Sgt. Nick Fury singles: These have a thicker glue stripe on page edges, still mostly intact, so I wouldn't recommend forcing them open to read. The back bottom edges have a little flaking though. So VF+?
Red or Orange...$14 each, or both for $25 (View front) (View back)
Regular Comics continued:
Marvel Premiere (1972):
#1 VF- 7.5. "Featuring the Power of Warlock", which precedes Warlock's regular series. Gil Kane art. Has origin, appearances by Hulk, Thor, the High Evolutionary and Man-Beast, origin of Counter-Earth. Some slight yellowing of pages and inside cover margins; 1mm edge tear middle right side, with 1/4" thumbed spot; about 15 or so very thin spine stress marks, with a couple light spine kinks; bottom spine corner has a little fuzzing; bottom right corner has slightest 1/4" stress line; bottom edge has thin 3/8" thumbed stress line under "God"; top right corner tip has 1/8" crease and fuzzy; back cover has some light tanning in margin. Looks nicer than it sounds...$30 (View)
#2 − Warlock story continues. VF 8.0 copy has 4 spine kinks, but valleyed a little, extend 3/8" to 1/4" in, but shallow, plus a few other little stress marks on spine; nice off-white pages...$15 (View)
#2 VF- 7.5, just slightly worse than VF one, with about the same number and kind of spine kinks, but one is a little heavier in mid-spine; very light 5/8" lower right corner bend, not creased or wrinkled, barely shows when glinted; tiny bit of bend-over there with tiny edge tear...$12 (View)
#50 VF+ 8.5. Alice Cooper (rock musician/legend) issue! "Tales from the Inside", based on Cooper's album "From the Inside." Why pay over guide like so many do on auctions for this? NOT remotely rare or hard to find in any grade, so don't fall for that B.S. Buy my nice copy for UNDER guide before I start to believe the auction hype...$7.50 (View)
Buy all 4 Marvel Premieres for $52 (saves $12.50)
Marvel Presents, 1975 series, .25¢−.30¢ covers. All are Guardians of the Galaxy appearances (try to remain calm). Most have off-white to whitish pages. A Guardians movie has been announced for 2014, but it will be of the 2008 series team, NOT this team, so don't go overpaying for the
old guys. Take all 6 for $20 (saves $3.50):
#4 VF 8.0. Bottom left corner bump, with 1/4" crease, and 3/16th crease inside of it; few very small spine kinks; 2mm upper right corner tip crease...$4 (View)
#8 VG/Fine 5.0. Silver Surfer guest stars. Dozen or so 2mm−4mm spine stress marks; 2 valley kinks in 'team heads' box area — 1 is about 1.25" long, other is about 2.5" long, won't show on scan; bottom right corner has a 1/4" tip crease, front & back, goes through the book, and some overrun creasing along open edge there; stress ding top spine tip; top edge stress line for about 1/2 of length, some overrun bendover towards right side, with couple stress lines at top right tip. Overlooked Surfer appearance. Only...$1 (View)
#9 VF 8.0. Origin of Starhawk pt. 1. Five or so 2mm spine stress marks; 1.125" stress line on right bottom edge; mild corner color rub there too; little 3/16" thumbed spot middle of open edge w/TINY tear...$4 (View)
#10 VF+ 8.5. Origin of Starhawk concludes. Four or five 2−3mm spine stresses, light kink with one. 2nd half of pages have printer miscut or misaligned, bottom sticks out below cover, top edge is short...$4.50 (View)
#11 VF/VF+ 8−8.5. Basically has 2 of those raised down-angled hump lines on lower spine, 1/4" to 3/8", no color break. One is above the UPC code box, other one is in the box; couple razor thin nothing stress marks...$4 (View)
#12 VF/NM 9.0. Faint 1/4" top spine corner bend/ding spot; a couple 2mm spine stresses...$6 (View)
Marvel Super-Heroes Vol. 1 (1966/68):
#15 − All new Medusa story (from the Inhumans), by Archie Goodwin, art by Gene Colan, plus reprints. VF 8.0, white pages. Medusa vs. the Trapster, Sandman and the Wizard. Nice copy, and it has the "normal" printing spots all over the cover from them stacking them before ink was dry, which most of this issue's print run had. They show some in the scan as the pinkish spots in the title, but show more in person. Main defect is a vertical 1.5" upward bend ridge near right edge, about 3" up from the bottom. No color break, and doesn't show in the scan, but noticeable in person; minor little kink spot at bottom left edge in Medusa's foot; top right corner has faint 1/2" mostly vertical bend to it, hardly noticeable; 3-4 worthless short stress marks on spine in the white border, they show more on the flat edge; decently square spine, and cover is otherwise smooth, edges are clean; back cover has some usual transfer "dirt", not bad...$18 (View)
#16 − First Silver Age appearance (?) of the Phantom Eagle (Who? Some WWI fighter plane guy.) All new story, plus Golden Age reprints with Sub-Mariner, Captain America etc.. VF+ 8.5, nice off-white/white pages. Has a "JUN 25 1968" date stamp above his cape; bottom right corner has several short creases in tip, 3/16" and less, plus a thin 1/4" vertical stress line to the left, and hint of a corner bend/ding when glinted; a few of those common printing dot spots along bottom edge; nice spine, with only 1 very slight kink/indent; back cover has super light 1/2" corner crease/wrinkle lower left, only seen when glinted...$13 (View)
#19 − All new Kazar story, George Tuska art, plus Golden Age reprints. 1968. Oh, VF- (7.5), off-white pages, with a couple "buts". Nice overall, but has a blue pen streak near top edge just off the Marvel box. It's about 7/8" total, but only 1/2" really shows, rest trails off; down the spine edge about 1/4", there's a 1/4" split, don't know how that happens. Above the split there's no tear, but cover isn't glued to pages there. Split doesn't show unless you open it and look inside, otherwise all you see is a fuzzy line. Lower right corner has 1/4" and 1/16" creases; top right corner has faint 3/16" bend from tip ding, also on back corner, ding shows on most page tips; 3/8" thumbed stress line midpoint bottom edge; little chip/tick off bottom spine edge. Clean, nice color. Priced below guide Fine...$10 (View)
#19 − second copy, VG 4.0, but looks like VF at first. Main problem is spine stuff. Has a 1.25" spine split at top, and a 1/8" tick flap there, still attached; 1/4" crease bend upper right corner, goes through book; middle third of open edge has thumbed stress/mushing; back cover has very mild 2.5" and 3/4" corner bends, lower left, don't show in the white background. And somehow pages 1-8 weren't stapled with the bottom staple! Top staple is secure with them. Nice reader copy, way under guide VG price...$3 (View)
#20 − All new Dr. Doom solo story, from 1969, which should make this far more collectible than the guide shows (how can it be worth less than #15 & #16?). Oh, VF- 7.5 or so, off-white pages. Doom vs. Diablo (Master of Alchemy, and really clich́e villain phrases). Plus more Golden Age reprints. Top right corner has most of a 1/2" stress line, and inside of that is a 3/16" crease, but it's all flat there; some minor abrasions down the open edge, with a 1"+ thumbed stress line nearer bottom, in Doom's Cape along edge; bottom right corner has 3/16" crease, and fuzzing at tip; bottom edge has 7 or so yellowish printing scuff dots; white scuff dot at bottom staple bump, and some abrasion rub along top edge below that spot; top staple pokes through tiny hole at C in "Marvel Comics Group"; nice spine otherwise, no kinks/stresses to mention; light dirt in white letters of title; has very fine/light shelfwear or shipping rub scratches all over, not sure how that's done the way it is on this copy, but no heavy ones or color breaking scratches...$18 (View)
Marvels Vol. 1, #2. From the acclaimed 1994 Alex Ross 4 part mini-series, 52 pages with acetate cover. Angel from X-Men cover. $5.95 cover price. Buy it for only...$3 (View)
#1 (1974) VG 4.0 to be on the safe side, but appears better. Thing vs. Man-thing. Multiple spine stress marks/kinks, not heavy, and small peel spot in "o" in "Comics" in top banner...$9 (View)
#54, Thing and Deathlok, NM. Death of Deathlok issue! George Perez cover, John Byrne interior art. Has white line on left half of top edge due to misalignment at printer's—didn't print the black there, and bottom was cut a little short as you can see...$4 (View)
(The) 'Nam #1-12 set. One of the first comic book series to deal with the Vietnam war. Real stories, done in real time. By Doug Murray and Michael Golden. Get the full first year for only...$10
'Nam #1, extra copy, NM+...$1
New Mutants #26, 28, 94 moved to Clearance page, now $1 ea.!
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D./SHIELD, 1968 series (ABC has picked up the TV series for fall 2013!):
#3 VG/F 5.0, off-white pages. Steranko cover & story. Looks better than grade, main defect is a 1" corner crease upper right; about 7 very thin 2-4mm spine stresses, hardly detract; fuzz at bottom spine corner; 1/16" tip crease bottom right; and found 2 water/moisture spots on cover—one 3/16"L x 1/8"H in R in Fury, shows as dull spot, but inside there's a stain spot; other lighter dull spot in E in SHIELD title, about 1/2"L x 3/16"H, has scattered little dull spots spreading off of it; a few little ones in Marvel box above Fury. You don't see the spots unless glinted or you're told where they are. And argh, a water stain that shows on inside front cover on bottom edge near spine—two spots, bigger one is 3/4" wide, about 3/8" high at highest point, and a 1/4" one above it. Doesn't show on front due to green grass color, and is not all fuzzy or browned like bad stains, but has discoloration. Only affects the inside cover, not interior pages. Otherwise nice glossy cover, nice edges. Back cover is clean and nice...$12 (View)
#6 VF- 7.5, off-white/white pages. Steranko cover. Five or six 3-4mm very thin spine stress lines, not kinked. 2 odd other wrinkle/stress lines are what cut down the grade: One curls down from top edge above Fury title to D in S.H.I.E.L.D., so about 2.5" long, but very thin, only the 1" part above Fury shows super thin white crack line, rest trails off, but you can see the slight indent/bend to it when glinted; other one runs vertical near spine edge, about 3.5" long, very thin; top right corner has some thin/very light stress lines too, no bends; Marvel box has a super light/thin vertical print crease running through Fury, can see it better on inside, almost invisible on outside; couple very minor thumbed edge stresses along top, barely noticeable; bottom spine corner has little impact ding and light 1/8" stress/crease. About 5 middle pages have 2-3" printing creases across top right corner, and last couple pages have a couple 3"+ dips/bends from printer too. Nice clean off-white back cover...$29 (View)
#7 Fine- 5.5, off-white pages. Steranko cover. Top right corner has thin 1" corner crease, light bend to it, and it goes through the book, with 3/4" crease on back cover corner; stress fractures along top edge overhang; 5 or so spine kinks, most very mild, one at bottom is worst, with thin dip extending about 1/2" in; couple 3/16" stress marks too, 3-4 other short ones, most hide well in the art. Back cover shows some very light indent lines near bottom spine corner, 1/4 to 1/2"; two dull spots in ad that look like thumb prints when glinted, can't see otherwise...$13 (View)
#10 VF 8.0, off-white/white pages. Christmas story, hence the cover art. Very nice at first glance, little niggling things keep it from VF+. About 7 very thin 2-3mm spine stresses/fractures, no kinks; slight abrasion along bottom edge; some pin-tip size indents in the red ornament, most at bottom, one near top; light color rub/scuff spot in bad guy's eye (right one looking at it), another very minor scuff in ornament neck; 3/8" light print crease in Fury's ornament near bottom. There's no extra black piece along the top, that's a scanner thing. Back cover is clean, off-white, has a 1/8" little layer peel/scuff spot near open edge...$19 (View)
#13 Fine 6.0, off-white/white pages. Vs. the Super Patriot. Mostly it's spine kinks/stresses, plus a 1/2"w x 3/4"h very light moisture stain in top of flag stripes, not solid, no waviness or fuzzing, easy to overlook. Has about a dozen various stress marks, half are 1/8", others are shorter and hard to see in the yellow part, but have mild kinks to them too, a couple valleys extend 1/4" to 1/2" into cover, but shallow. 1/4" dip/kink at .12 price is heaviest one. Top right corner has very light writing imprint of price, covers about 3/4"x3/4" above and into Comics Code box, shows when glinted. 1.5" thin horizontal printing wrinkle at Super Patriot's right foot, another lighter 1" vertical one in gun shadow on flag; little abrasion at bottom spine corner and some along bottom edge; few light reading kinks bottom area. Nice back cover, bottom spine corner shows minor ding...$8 (View)
#15 VF- 7.5, off-white/white pages. First appearance of AN assassin named "Bulls-Eye," but NOT the same one from Daredevil later (Bullseye), this was this guy's first and last appearance, but still high priced in guides. Little fuzzy/rub at top spine tip with the little tick piece there; in Marvel box, there's two little white rub dots right next to black edge across from Fury's shoulder, 3-4 really thin 3mm stress lines/wrinkles, another at top staple; at bottom of top staple, you can see one of those "<" shaped kinks going out 1/2" from it when you glint it, but very very light and shallow, and bottom staple hole has 1/16" tear, melds well so hard to see. Rest of spine is nice, but has very shallow valley the length of it, nothing I count off for though; bottom edge has very slight abrasion along most of it, worst part is near spine where it has the most minor of curl/mush to it, about 3/4" long; open edge has about a 2" section near bottom of white edge abrasions, but broken up. Back: upper left corner area of back cover got bent a little long ago, leaving a couple/3 very light wrinkle lines. Worst one is about an inch down, across corner, maybe 2.5", oh so slightly raised, only about 1.25" of it is noticeable. Inside cover, the ad shows white stress in the black part of that wrinkle. Other wrinkle lines are above it, longest is 3.5" if you count the last part as the same line, which it may not be; another very faint one above that is about 1" long. Can e-mail large scan of back...$32 (View)
Buy all 6 Nick Furys for $96 (saves $17)!
Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D./SHIELD #1-6 set, prestige format, $3.50 cover price, $21 total. #1 has two lightly bumped corners, so it's VF+. Top 1 is worse, bottom 1 was too light to photograph. #4 has a corner bump on back top left, with minor stress wrinkle to it. Nice painted covers by various artists, including Steranko on #1. 50% off cover at...$10.50 (View) (View #1 top corner bump)
See 1966 Nick Fury mini-book/comics under Marvel Mini-books too.
Punisher Annual #1 (Vol. 2 1987 series, Evolutionary War story)...$2
Punisher War Journal Vol. 1, 1988:
#1 (2)...$2 ea. (View)
#14, 15 (Spider-Man appearances)...$2 ea.
Punisher: Assassins Guild softcover graphic novel. 1998, by Jo Duffy and Jorge Zaffino. NM. $6.95 cover...$5 (View)
Sabretooth Special #1 "In the Red Zone" w/chromium cover. (Not "Sabertooth"—he spells it different.) $4.95 cover, yours for...$3 (View)
Silver Surfer, 1987 series.:
#2, #3, #15 (#15 is VF/8.0, 1st Ron Lim art in series, 3/4" bend line lower right corner, not creased)...$2 ea.
#34 (34-38 are Return of Thanos, leads into Infinity Gauntlet story). VF/NM, due to a 1/4" vertical tear alongside top staple from production cut. Thanos on cover. #34-38 are getting hot due to RUMORS of Thanos being in SOME upcoming Marvel movie, but nothing has been officially announced. But Drax will be in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie slated for 2014...$3
#35, 36, 37 (#35 Thanos cover, Drax app.; #37 Drax cover), all NM+, but have slight waviness to them, common with the paper used at this time, so not counting off for it...$4 each
#38 VG/F (Thanos cover), has a couple shallow angled valley bends mid-spine on front, not creased. One is about 7/8", other is about 1.25". And there's a 4" corner bend line on lower back cover somehow, not really creased, but affects a few interior pages too. Probably bent during a bagging, rats...$1 (View generic pic of 34-38 set)
#50 NM, fancy silver embossed cover, no spotting, Thanos and Drax appearances...$2.50 (View)
#75 NM, fancy silver embossed color changing holofoil cover...$2 (View)
#100 NM-, vs. Mephisto, double size issue, big multi-color holofoil circle on cover. $3.95 cover...$3 (View)
Annual #1 (Evolutionary War, 1st Ron Lim art on Surfer)...$2 (View)
Buy all 12 Surfer issues above for $26, saves $5.50.
Silver Surfer/Rune one-shot, $5.95 cover. Flip-book with 2 stories of Surfer vs. Rune (from Marvel & Malibu Comics). 2 covers, Barry Windsor-Smith does one. Yours for 50% off...$3 (View)
Silver Surfer & Witchblade/Devil's Reign #1/2, from Wizard magazine. A Marvel Comics/Top Cow crossover, with Ghost Rider and Wolverine in there too. Have 4, NM, w/certificates. Clearance!...$2 (View)
Star Wars #99 (3, NM). How are these still $12-15 in guides? Buy mine for only...$4 ea. (View)
Have 1 in Fine due to light 3" corner bend in lower right, only...$1
Strange Tales Vol. 1, 1975:
(#178-181 all have Warlock stories, and Jim Starlin writing and art.)
#178 − First Magus and Matriarch. 2 copies:
NM- 9.2 (couple little spine kinks)...$25 (View)
NM 9.4 w/low gloss...$25 (View)
#179 − First Pip the Troll. NM- 9.2. 3-4 thin little spine stresses, tiny corner bend lower right tip...$18 (View)
#180 − First appearance of Gamora, VF/VF- 7.5-8.0. Nice gloss, clean covers, white back cover, light tan (CGC's 'off-white') pages. Currently a member of the modern Guardians of the Galaxy team, and a movie has been announced for them (for 2014, Zoe Saldana will play Gamora), and people are already paying over guide prices for this issue on that auction site, even in mid-grade. Bottom right corner has a faint 1/4" bend with 1/8" stress line, and small abrasion spot near it on edge; small 'd', 5/16" high, written in pen on back cover in lower spine corner; a horizontal row of light printer handling tracks across the cover, middle of Kray-Tor's forehead, seen when glinted; little kink/bump in top left corner with longer faint 'ghost' bend outside of that. If people are paying $25/$36/$40+ for lousy Fines to F/VF's or poorly graded VF's, then you can pay me...$35 (View) (View back)
#181, 2nd Gamora app., have 2 copies:
VF/NM- 9.0. Has 2 rows of those little light printing press "tracks" across it, 3-4 minor spine kinks, one shallow valley bend near bottom spine...$17 (View)
VF 8.0. Some factory scuffing bottom right corner, 3-4 little spine kinks, little scratches in R in Warlock, and some very light surface shelfwear...$13 (View)
Strange Tales Vol. 3 #1. 1994 prestige format, acetate cover, 64 page one-shot. Kurt Busiek writing, painted art by Ricardo Villagran. Dr. Strange, the Thing, and the Human Torch team-up, all new story. $6.95 cover, yours for 50% off...$3.50 (View)
Tales to Astonish prestige format one-shot, 1994, 64 pages! Hulk, Wasp, Hank Pym team-up, all new. Peter David writing, painted art by John Estes. $6.95 cover. 2 copies. 1/2 cover price @...$3.50 ea. (View)
Thor Vol. 1 (a.k.a. The Mighty Thor):
#158 − Reprints his 1st appearance from Journey Into Mystery #83. VF- 7.5, maybe F/VF 7.0 to be pickier, as two interior pages have decent tears, but not at the edge, in the middle of the pages! Weird. Nice color and gloss, and overall outside is decent. Upper right tip has multiple white line creases, only about 3/16" in from edge, longest crease is 3/8"; two noticeable spine stress marks, one in Marvel box is 1/8", and one below that box is about 1/4", but thin, and barely kinked/valleyed. There's 3-4 other light short kinks on down the spine, and two light valley bends in lower part, but you pretty much have to glint it to see that stuff. The interior page tears are on pg. 4 and 20, which is another oddity about them. Pg. 4 one is a semi-circle/hump-shaped tear, about 1.25" in width, and .75" high, in Thor's lower right leg (HIS right) and cape. Page 20 (last story page) tear is bigger, but hardly noticeable on pg. 20, but easier to see on back, pg. 21. If you didn't know it was on pg. 20, you wouldn't notice it as it melds very well. It's about 2" long, in a diagonal partial curve, in lower right panel, around Dr. Blake's head. Both tears meld well so they don't jump out at you, and I had the book for years before I saw them. Has some of that "top edge bend over" stress line too...$22 (View) (View page tears, top is pg. 4, bottom is pg. 21 side)
#162 VF- 7.5, off-white/white pages. 1969, first part of the origin of Galactus, one of the fan favorite cosmic characters. #168 & 169 are the other 2 parts. 6-7 thin minor spine stress marks, longest is 3mm at mid spine, others are 2mm, couple have slight kinks to them; top staple has some rust, egad! No stain on book. Feels smooth, but you can tell there's rust along inside edges and it's all darker than normal; bottom staple may have some slight rust along part of edge too, hard to tell; near Thor's neck is a slightly raised kink line about 1.5" long, barest color break on some of it; bottom right corner has 2mm edge mush/crease on tip, with vertical 1/4" barely-a-stress line outside of it. Inside front cover shows some tiny pinpoint foxing spots along bottom margin. Back cover has a barely visible moisture stain on open edge, about 1/2" long, you can just detect the stain line around edges of it; a few small dull areas, probably from finger oil, and you can find some tiny bits of foxing here and there, barely worth mentioning; 3 little rust stain slivers along spine from another comic, 1mm, 1/8" & 3/16"; inside back cover has bunch of light brown pinpoint foxing spots though, mostly along spine, bottom & right margins. Not terrible, but there...$25 (View)
#168 F/VF 7.0, off-white pages, part two of the Origin of Galactus. Couple medium spine kinks, worst in Marvel box at Thor's head, with 3/8" stress line and shallow valley kink, and 3 other little stress marks around top staple; another 3/8" valley kink near mid spine, with very light one a bit below it; and 3-4 other 1/8" or less thin stress/wrinkles that are hard to see in the white; 1" vertical thumbed stress line at Galactus' shoulder at edge; top right corner has slight 3/8" diagonal ding/bend, with 3/16" one inside of it, does affect most pages. Back cover top left corner has small "50" in very light pencil, and 1.25" print crease near lower corner, and a @#% little 1/2"L x 1/8"H light water stain at bottom spine corner, not dark, but has brownish outline edge...$21 (View)
#169 F/VF 7.0, off-white pages. Part 3 of origin of Galactus. Looks better at first glance. 1" thumbed stress line at midpoint right edge; top spine corner has slightest ding/stress, 3/16", fuzzy tip; couple very slight downward slanting binding stresses in Marvel box, and 3mm one at M in Marvel; couple 1-2mm stresses between staples; 1.25" shallow, almost unnoticeable vertical indent/bend at bottom near spine, goes up through E in "The"; very slight abrasions along some of bottom edge; 1/4" hard to find crease/stress line at bottom edge, right corner (from overrun bend), corner tip has tiny piece off; some normal light dirtiness in Galactus, as most have, with some scattered dull spots and swipes you can see when glinted, but very light, hard to tell if they're production gloss problems or from old handling, but don't appear to be foxing related, and most I've seen have some of this in the white area; one apparent little 2-3mm moisture spot on Galactus' shoulder, Thor's pointing to it. Back cover has a 1/8" edge tear and vertical 1.75" thumbed crease line with it, middle of open edge, but barely shows on outside, but shows more on inside...$21 (View)
Save 10% and get Thor #162, 168, 169 for $60.
Tomb of Dracula #50 − 1972 series. Silver Surfer vs. Dracula cover and story, Blade appearance too. Gene Colan art. VF/NM, off-white pages. Looks even better, but back cover has a 1" vertical bend/crease on top left corner (open edge), but all in the white; 2 maybe 2mm production tears along bottom edge on front and bottom spine corner has tick tear on back; 3.5" horizontal indent line across Dracula's chest, probably a production thing, noticeable when glinted, but razor thin, no color breaks, not a printing crease, won't show on scan; two very minor spine kinks, 1 in mid-spine, 1 in top banner...$18 (View front) (View back)
Warlock (Power of, 1972 series):
#10 VF 8.0. Recap of Thanos origin (1st origin story was in Captain Marvel #33, beware those who say it's Warlock 10) and Thanos vs. the Magus battle. Gamora appearance (she's in the 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy movie). Very nice, but has a light indent line in lower left in Thanos' jaw (runs vertically at slight angle), about 2" long, and another short light 3/8" one near mid-spine, otherwise nice spine, pretty kink free; top right edge has very faint 1.5" light bend curl to it, due to that edge/corner getting bent over, and back cover shows the bend line on it better, but in white margin, so doesn't show well...$17 (View)
#11 VF- 7.5. Continues the story from #10, with Thanos. Gamora appearance too (she's in the 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy movie). About 6-7 minor 1-2mm white stress marks along spine; back cover has 1/8" edge tear top edge, '1.75' in pencil and little 'K' in red marker in upper left corner, and couple darkish blotches midway down,
near spine...$11 (View front) (View back)
Save $4 and buy both Warlocks for $24.
Wolverine regular series, 1988:
#41 (Sabretooth appearance)...$2
#42, 43 (Sabretooth appearances)...$1 ea.
X-Factor #92 − Fatal Attractions, Havok hologram cover...$3.50 (View)
X-Men (Uncanny, Vol. 1):
#148 VF/NM 9.0 (Dazzler and Spider-Woman guest star)...$7 (View)
#245 − 1st Liefeld art, but do you care?...$2
#248 − 1st Jim Lee art. 1st print...$8 (View)
#268 VF/NM 9.0 copy − Captain America, Black Widow and Wolverine story by Jim Lee. This copy has a very light indent line running down the length, like the kind a comic gets from a polybag seam (although this was not packed with any polybagged stuff as far as I know, but I've seen this type line from the factory too), plus a short corner bend (not creased) in upper right tip that shows when glinted...$5 (View)
#275 double size, 1st print, #280, 281 (1st print), 285, 288, 332, 335 (Onslaught x-over). Only...$1 ea.
X-Men (1991 series, Jim Lee art):
#1E ($3.95 gatefold/fold-out with all four covers) Only...$1 (View)
#25 NM- 9.2 (one spine kink w/stress wrinkle, and a short wrinkle line in Wolvy's hair.) Wolverine loses adamantium, Fatal Attractions/Onslaught starts. Gambit hologram on cover...$4 (View)
X-Men Prime special, with fancy chromium/foil wrap-around cover, 1995. $4.95 cover, yours for...$3 (View)
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)
Buy all 16 above X-Men issues for $34.50, saves $8.50
Pro Action magazine #1, 1994. A collaborative effort from Marvel Comics and NFL Properties, "Where Pro football, comics, and pop culture collide," this 48 page mag has features on NFL stuff, and Marvel stuff. Has Troy Aikman cover and article, with Wolverine slashing
"through" it. The 2 neat features it has are an original Uncanny X-Men comic book bound in, with a Wolverine cover. 16 page story featuring Callisto and the Morlocks, ("My Enemy, My Friend," by Ralph Macchio and Chris Marrinin), and two 4-card sheets of high quality trading cards: One sheet has Cyclops, Storm, Gambit, and Wolverine, other
sheet has NFL Quarterbacks Randall Cunningham (Eagles), Steve Young (49ers), Phil Simms (Giants), and Warren Moon (Oilers). Also articles on rookie 49ers player Todd Kelley, interview with coach Dave Shula (Don Shula's son), Junior Seau's workout routine, and more. I have several, in NM-, VF/NM, VF, VF- and one in VG+, due to it's back cover getting several creases, and
some spine wear on the front, but insides are ok. The defects on the others are just a few spine kinks of various sizes. $2.95 cover. This should be a lot more valuable by now, due to the original comic and exclusive cards, and I didn't find very many for sale now on the net, but seems there's not a lot of demand for it still.
VG+...$2 (View mag, cards, comic )
All 1st prints, NM unless noted, not shrinkwrapped, but bagged.
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Amazing Spider-Man: Spirits of the Earth, by Charles Vess. All painted art. Peter and MJ go to Scotland and hunt ghosts. Slight yellowing of white border on cover, like most have. $18.95 cover. 30% off cover at...$13 (View)
Wolverine and Nick Fury: Scorpio Connection. By Goodwin, art by Howard Chaykin. Wolvy and Fury team up to defeat a surprise common enemy. $17.95 cover. 30% off at...$12.50 (View)
Avengers: Deathtrap, The Vault. 1991, Ron Lim art. Overlooked Venom app., used to be hard to find, but they reprinted it. 1st prints are better. Has one good spine kink, and 3/8" light corner bend. VF- 7.5, or F/VF 7.0 to be conservative. $9.95 cover price...$5 (View)
Iron Man: Crash. 1988. 1st all computer generated graphic novel. NM-, with little corner bump. Huge cover price increase to $12.95, let's go half that...$6.50 (View)
Punisher: Assassin's Guild. 1988, by Jo Duffy and Jorge Zaffino. NM. $6.95 cover, yours for...$5 (View)
Buy all the graphic novels for $35 (saves $7)
Marvel Treasury Edition comics:
Produced from 1974 to 1981, these are large comics, 10"x13.5" or so, with 48-96 pages (publisher usually counts covers too, I don't, so page counts may differ from what you see in guides, but all pages are there), and thicker cardstock covers. Keep the size in mind when reading sizes of any defects, 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. 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 auctions prices are sometimes very high for junk copies, and very low for high grade ones. 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!
#25 − Spider-Man vs. the Hulk at the Winter Olympics. ALL NEW STORY. 64 pages, 1980. 2 copies, VF/NM 9.0 and VF-- 7.5-7.2? Both have nice light off-white pages. Bill Mantlo, Gruenwald and Grant story, art by Herb Trimpe, covers by Milgrom and Sienkiewicz. Spidey and Hulk battle each other and the Mole Man and Lava Men at the Winter Olympics, above and below ground.
VF/NM copy just has a corner tip bend in top right, but on front it barely shows at all, mostly as lighter color patch; back cover shows nearly invisible 1/4" wrinkle crease at same corner; also has has a 1.25" reading kink wrinkle near right edge at tip of pole that Hulk is swinging. Tiny bit of color break in part of it, but hardly shows in the blue background, easy to miss. Does go through the book, shows on back as very slight hump bend with 1/4" stress/fold line coming off it, but hard to see unless glinted...$30 (View front) (View back)
VF-- copy has little corner dings at all four corners, although 2 only show on back. Top corners on front look fine; back top spine corner has a vertical 3/8" stress line with a shallow kink spot there; other top corner has light 3/8" crease/wrinkle across it; some light reading kinks on front left side in title and price box area with couple/3 light stress marks; bottom right corner has 1/4" crease with some kink to it; bottom back spine corner shows 3 little wrinkles and outline of a bump hump...$18 (View) (View back)
#26 − The Rampaging Hulk. VF 8.0, maybe VF+ 8.5. Reprints Hulk #167-170 vs. Modok, Harpy, and the ever popular Bi-Beast, even has a naked Betty Talbot! Story by Englehart, art by Trimpe. 80 pages. But the main collectible part is a NEW 6 pg. Hercules & Wolverine backup story. Bar fight! Inside cover margins are tanning some, pages are off-white to light yellowish. Corner dings are the main defects (wish people would pack better!). Bottom front corner, about 1/2" in, has a 3/4" light wrinkle line from old bend, doesn't go across whole corner, no color break, and corner is flat; top edge near middle has 2 thumbed wrinkle lines in same spot, top one is 1/4", one below it is maybe 1", but only slight kink there, hides fairly well in the green; light reading kink/wrinkle in L in Hulk; back cover top left corner shows 5/16" crease across it, and bottom left corner has a light 3/8" crease; some very light shelfwear scuffing along the spine front and back...$10 (View front) (View back)
#28 − Superman and Spider-Man (DC and Marvel Present). 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 (fights Superman) and Wonder Woman (fights Spider-Man). Battle scene city! All mine 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) (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)
The Marvelous Land of Oz − (Marvel Treasury of Oz Special, 1975.) 80 page adaptation of the second Oz book, NM-- 9.2-ish, off-white pages. Top and bottom spine tips have slight ding bump; spine has 4 or so hard to see stress wrinkle marks; 1 production nick on the page edges, 2/3rds of the way down, with tiny cover nick there too. Inside front cover has b&w photo of Dorothy, Tin Man and Scarecrow from Wizard of Oz movie; inside back cover an illustration from the original book, art by John R. Neil; and two page map of the Land of Oz. John Romita Sr. art on front and back covers...$16 (View front) (View back)