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    Conan the Barbarian #64 by Roy Thomas, Jim Starlin, John Buscema

    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Mike Esposito. Despite the new cover image, this issue is a reprint: The Secret of Skull River!, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Al Milgrom; etting: countryside & village; Conan saves village from evil wizard dumping toxic waste in the river; reprinted from Savage Tales 5. Captain America stars in a one-page Hostess ad, The Red Skull. Eagle-Eye GI Joe Meets the Intruder Strongman from Another World ad.


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    When the Comics Went to War: Comic Book War Heroes by Riches, Adam with Tim Parker and Robert Frankland

    Edinburgh, Scotland: Mainstream Publishing Company (Edinburgh) Limited, 2009. Hardcover. As New/As New. Rather unique art history of Brit war comics through the 19th and 20th centuries, with lots of attractive, colourful images. Packed and shipped with care.


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    Stan Lee Presents Conan the Barbarian by Roy Thomas

    ACE Books. First edition. 1978. Reprints Marvel comics "Conan the Barbarian" from 1970. Impeccable copy. New. Never read. Afraid to open the book it's so tight. Extremely vivid color inside and out. White pages. You won't find this book on the internet in this condition. Pricey but well worth the collectible for your collection.


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    Stan Lee Presents Conan The Barbarian by Roy Thomas

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap/Tempo Star Books/Ace Books, 1978 An unread copy as new! First edition, first printing. Paperback. Illus. by Barry Smith. Solid copy. Vivid color. White pages. Immaculate and scarce in condition.


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    Conan the Barbarian #60 by Roy Thomas, John Buscema

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by John Romita. Belit guest-stars in Riders of the River-Dragon, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Steve Gan; setting: Tigress & Watambi Village; Conan fights warriors on crocodiles & saves the Watambi village; Belit is kidnapped; Red Sonja cameo. Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, The Cupcake Caper. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series B # 48 (Dracula by Neal Adams).


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    Strange Tales #155 by Jim Steranko

    Raw grade of 5.5. Nice color on cover. Offwhite action packed pages by Jim Steranko. Spine wear and corner creasing.


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    Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion #12 by John Albano, Shelly Mayer, George Kashdan

    This issue features "A Change of Bodies, (Script by John Albano & art by Bill Draut). "Death Laughed Last," (Script by Shelley Mayer & art by Alex Nino). "Target: Planet of the Two-Legged Men," (Script by George Kashdan and John Jacobson Jr. & art by Mike Sekowsky). Issue also has some one and half-page strips and a Mike Kaluta splash page.


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    Strange Tales #153 by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas

    Excellent copy that grades Very Good and suffers from flaws associated with that grade. Superb artwork and a very nice copy for your collection. Nick Fury stars in "The Hiding Place!" Script by Roy Thomas, breakdowns by Jack Kirby, finished art by Jim Steranko. Doctor Strange stars in "Alone Against the Mindless Ones." Script by Stan Lee, art by Marie Severin. Steranko cover.


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    Conan the Barbarian #62 by Roy Thomas, John Buscema

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by John Romita Sr. Belit guest stars in Lord of the Lions!, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Steve Gan. The letters page also contains Marvel Value Stamp series B # 89 (Stan Lee).


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    Justice League of America #38 by Bernard Sachs, Gardner Fox

    Excellent lower graded copy of the first series of Justice League of America. This copy shows flaws associated with lower graded copies. However the color on the cover is good along with interior offwhite pages. Supple and lays flat. Nice copy for your silver age collection. Features the Justice Society of Earth-2 and The Lawless League of Earth-A. Doctor Fate cover! Highly collectible copy! Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Murphy Anderson (center panel) and Bernard Sachs (vignettes). Crisis on Earth-A!, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Bernard Sachs


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    Cartoons for Victory by Bernard, Warren (Foreword by Bob Dole)

    Seattle, Washington: Fantagraphics Books, 2015. First Edition. Hardcover. New/None. WWII at home was a time of blackouts, shortages, victory gardens, and scrap drives. Popular cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Little Lulu, and Superman (and their cartoonist creators) enlisted to conquer wartime fears and pitch in to fight for victory. ** 29% off cover price! Impressive, large compendium of wartime comic history from Fantagraphics, doing what they do best. Note: heavy item! Packed and shipped with care.


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    Adventure Comics #354 by Jim Shooter, Curt Swan

    Grades out Fine Minus and has flaws associated with that grade. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Adult Legion!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Jim Shooter, pencils by Jim Shooter (layouts only) and Curt Swan, inks by George Klein


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    Completely MAD, a History of the Comic Book and Magazine by Reidelbach, Maria

    Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown and Company, 1991. Later Printing. Paperback. Very Good/None. Moderate corner bumping in places. Packed and shipped with care.


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    Amazing Adventures #3 by Jack Kirby, Gary Friedrich

    Standard Silver Age format; full color; grades out Fine. Inhumans vs The Mandarin; Sexy Black Widow. Art by Jack Kirby and Gene Colan. Excellent color on cover. White pages. Minimal reading wear. Complete. Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by John Verpoorten. "Pawns of the Mandarin," script and pencils by by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. "The Widow and the Militants," script by Gary Friedrich, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Bill Everett


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    Conan the Barbarian #21 by Roy Thomas, Barry Windsor-Smith

    Cover art by Barry Windsor-Smith. The Monster of the Monoliths, script by Roy Thomas, breakdowns by Barry Windsor-Smith, pencils by Craig Russell and Val Mayerik; inks by Dan Adkins and Sal Buscema; setting: Makkalet; Conan is taken captive in Makkalet when he defects from the Turanian army; Conan joins and is betrayed by Makkalet forces; Conan fights giant toad-god; adapted in part from the story "The Black Stone" by Robert E. Howard. Grades out Very Fine Minus due to minor crease lines along the spine and bottom right corner creases. Superb cover color. Off-white interior pages.


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    STRANGE TALES #151 by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko, Bill Everett

    Our subjective opinion is this comic grades out Good minus and has flaws associated with that grade according to Overstreet Price Guide. Jack Kirby / Jim Steranko cover. Major creasing with edge and corner rubbing. Nick Fury stars in "Overkill!" Script by Stan Lee, breakdowns by Jack Kirby, finished art by Jim Steranko (his first work for Marvel). Doctor Strange stars in "Umar Strikes!" Script by Stan Lee, art by Bill Everett. Cameos by Baron Mardo, Dormammu, and eTernity. Clea appearance. Kirby/Steranko cover.


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    The Avengers #128 by Steve Englehart, Sal Buscema

    "Bewitched, Bothered, and Dead!" Script by Steve Englehart. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Joe Staton (finishes). Cover by Gil Kane and John Romita.


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    The Avengers: Supreme Justice by Kurt Busiek, Mark Waid, John Ostrander, Joe Edkin

    1st printing. Collects Avengers (1997 3rd Series) #5-7, Iron Man (1998-2004 3rd Series) #7, Captain America (1998-2001 3rd series) #8, Quicksilver (1997) #10 and the Avengers Annual 1998. Written by Kurt Busiek, Mark Waid, John Ostrander, and Joe Edkin. Art by George Perez, Andy Kubert, Sean Chen, and Carlos Pacheco. This volume features both the return of the Squadron Supreme and the four-part "Live Kree or Die" saga. Softcover, 304 pages, full color.


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    Conan the Barbarian #59 by Roy Thomas, John Buscema

    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by John Romita. The origin of Belit in The Ballad of Belit, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Steve Gan. The letters page also contains Marvel Value Stamp series B # 33 (background of Dracula by Neal Adams).


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    Batman Trace & Color with Tracing Tissue (complete) by None

    Authentic and original coloring book from Western Publishing Company (Golden) circa 1980s. Complete and unmarked with bound tracing paper. Exceptional color on cover. Scarce in grade.


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    The Defenders #6 by Steve Englehart, Sal Buscema

    Cover art by Sal Buscema. The Dreams of Death!, script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank McLaughlin; Cyrus Black attacks Dr. Strange and is forced to deal with the Defenders. The Dynamic Defenders! illustration by Sal Buscemi. Vivid color on cover. White pages. A few corner creases and at the staples. Bonus: the Silver Surfer!


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    Spider-Man: The Secret Story of Marvel's World-Famous Wall Crawler by Steve Ditko

    Book grades out Very Fine. Superb colors inside and out. Childrens Press; 1st edition (1981) The book includes reprinted stories from Amazing Fantasy No 15 (August 1962) and _The Amazing Spider-Man_ No. 80 (Jan. 1970), as well as number of special features from the comics on Spider-Man's powers and foes.


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    Superman by n/a

    Tempo Books, 1978. 164 pages including covers; B&W comic strips, collected from the classic Silver & Bronze Age DC comics>>> "Five super-exciting Superman adventures in one book! (1) The Complete Story of Superman"s Life = originally from 1961; (2) Superman"s Greatest Secret = originally from 1961; (3) When Superman Lost His Memory = originally from 1965; (4) The Legion of Super Villains = originally from 1961; (5) Superman"s Mermaid Sweetheart = originally from 1959; . First Collected Edition, PBO thus!. Soft Cover. Exceptional high grade Very Fine . 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall.. Mass Market Paperback. Tempo Books 0448145324


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    Conan the Barbarian #15 by Barry Windsor-Smith, Roy Thomas, Michael Moorcock

    Exceptional copy. Faint transverse lines on black cover. Solid copy. White pages. Cover art by Barry Windsor-Smith. Elric guest-stars in The Green Empress of Melnibone, plot by Michael Moorcock and James Cawthorn, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith, inks by Sal Buscema;


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    Stan Lee Presents The Marvel Comics Illustrated Version of The Avengers by Roy Thomas

    New York, NY, USA. Marvel Illustrated Books 1982 TRUE FIRST Collected Edition Thus. Soft Cover John Buscema; New Painted cover art by Earl Norem; Graded as Fine. Mass Market Paperback. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" Tall. The AVENGERS; THE ORIGIN OF THE VISION (B&W; Marvel Illustrated Books#02822; (June/1982; Collects Avengers #57, 58 and 83 in One Volume; Features the First appearance and ORIGIN of the VISION ; First Full appearance of ULTRON = The Villian in the Avengers #2 Movie; Characters apperaing includes; Black Panther, Captain America, Mighty Thor, Iron man, Vision, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Yellowjacket; First appearance of the Liberators (Scarlet Witch, Valkyrie, Medusa, Wasp, Yellowjacket, Black Widow); 164 pages including covers


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