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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Yet more Amazing Spider-Man for eBay!

My next little batch of Amazing Spider-Mans to go up for auction on eBay are 103, 105 and 109 from the early 1970's. Details on condition are shown below each picture. They will be on the usual 7-day auction and I will post anywhere in the world. 
   I'm in the process of having another sort through of my collection and have found a few more Bronze Age comics that will probably go on eBay after Christmas. (possibly before if I suddenly need the money!!)
   As usual I will post eBay links when they go live.

#103 - December 1971.
Good Minus condition. Lots of little things wrong with this,
the covers are creased and have a few small rips.
There is an ink stamp on the front cover and the pages are
decidedly off-white. Pence cover.

#105 - February 1972,
Good Minus condition. Pretty much the same as #103 above,
but there is some water rippling and some pen scribbles on the
 back cover. Cents cover.

#109 - June 1972.
Good Minus condition. Not quite as bad as the other two but
still has a fair amount of creasing on the covers. There is also
some pen marks inside, but it doesn't affect the story.
Cents cover.  


Monday, 19 November 2012

Gasp! Four Gang Busters!!

A film adaption, crime and horror make up this selection from my collection. I have a few 'Four Color' series comics and the painted cover issues are among my all-time favorite (despite the inaccuracies in relation to the films!) From films to television with Gang Busters. DC had a small batch of TV related comics in the 1950's which must have sold in enough quantities to keep them going for their relatively long runs. I only have a couple of the TV adaptions, Big Town being the other title. 

Four Color #1120 - 1960 - Dell
Comic adaption of the Universal film 'Dinosaurus!'
My copy is in a sad state!

Gang Busters #63 - April 1958 - DC
This TV adaption ran for 67 issues from late 1947 to early 1959.

Gasp! #1 - March 1967 - ACG
The title ran for 4 issues during 1967 when ACG ceased
publication of all their titles.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Forbidden Flash Man!

Seriously, I'm going to carry on with these titles until someone tells me to stop!!
Super-Hero and suspense are the themes this time and includes a 'Mighty Comics Group' comic. This publisher always confused me. The cover says Mighty Comics, the indicia says Radio Comics and the price guide says those two are actually Archie comics.... I suppose it's no more confusing than the 1960's Marvel comics that didn't say Marvel in them!


Flash #150 - February 1965 - DC.
The title was 'Flash Comics' for issues 1 to 104 then became
'Flash' with 105 until the series ended in  1985.
These days issue 150 of almost any title would be a special
all-singing, all-dancing, diamond-encrusted issue with a dozen
variant covers by every new 'hot' artist on the planet.
Not so in the 1960's! 

Fly Man #36 - March 1966 - Mighty Comics.
Fly Man actually only lasted 8 issues from 32 to 39 having
previously been 'Adventures of the Fly' and then becoming
'Mighty Comics' from #40.

Forbidden Worlds #120 - July 1964 - ACG.
One of the more successful titles from 'American Comics Group'.
It ran for 145 issues from mid 1951 to late 1967.
I've always thought that ACG didn't get the recognition
they deserved. They produced a lot of good titles with decent
artwork and stories. Maybe I'm just biased but I think they
knocked the spots off larger companies like Charlton. 

Thursday, 8 November 2012

The FBI Fighting American Marines!!

Heck, that almost sounds like a nightmare news headline!
This little selection contains war, crime and super-heroes. What more could you want?

The F.B.I. #1 - April 1965 - Dell.
This was a one-off  edition telling the story of the FBI's
early years.

Fighting American #1 - October 1966 - Harvey Comics
This was also a one-shot comic with new stories of a
character from the 1950's.
This was a 'giant' comic, as in more pages and squarebound.

Fightin' Marines #26 - August 1958 - Charlton.
The series ran from the early 1950's to, eventually, 1984.
Like quite a few Charlton comics from the 1950's, this was a
100-page giant comic.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Fantastic, Funny Emergency Doctor!!

Ermmmm, 5 out of 10 for the title...

Going through my collection I realise how few comics starting with 'E' I have, 'Emergency Doctor' being the only one! I'll have to remedy that in the future.I don't know what it is about the old Charlton covers, but they always looked a bit bland to me, especially when compared to other companies cover artwork. The level of detail isn't too bad but it's like there's something missing. Maybe it was the in-house artists that Charlton employed. 

Emergency Doctor #1 - Summer 1963 - Charlton
The indicia suggests that this was to be a 4-issue-a-year series
but as it turns out  this was the only issue  published.

Famous Funnies #163 - February 1948 - Famous Funnies Inc.
The series started in 1934 and lasted until the mid 1950's.
Probably the most famous character in it's pages was Buck Rogers.
This is my oldest copy, sadly somebody drew in pencil on the
front cover!!!

Fantastic Four #20 - November 1963 - Marvel.
The long - running title exploded onto the comics scene in
November 1961 and the characters are still popular today.
This is my earliest FF issue, a long while ago I did own
issue #2 but sold it. Damn!!!!!