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  1. Hey Mikey! Typo on the name. It was John Calnan. Here is his obit
  2. I LOVE the fact this thread is so old that greggy is here commenting in complete sentences on the actual contents of a comic book! And, for the record, I called out Conan #24 The Song of Red Sonja back in September 2002.
  3. 12 Copper Age Batman Books Detective Comics #516 - Don Newton art. Batgirl back up story. Very Fine condition: just some minor spine tick marks. Detective Comics #517: Gene Colan/Tony DeZuniga art. Batgirl back up story. Very Fine condition: there is some non-color-breaking creasing at the lower left corner of the back cover. Batman Annual #8 - Trevor von Eeden artwork & painted cover. Ras al Ghul and Talia appear. Fine condition: some wear around the edges. Batman Annual #11 - Alan Moore story featuring Clayface III, with George Freeman artwork. Very Fine condition. Detective Comics #590 An American Batman in London. Story by John Wagner & Alan Grant. Art by Norm Breyfogle. Very Fine condition: tiny color-breaking crease at the lower left corner of the back cover. Detective Comics #614 Story by Alan Grant. Art by Norm Breyfogle & Steve Mitchell. Fine/Very Fine condition: minor wear at the upper right corner of the front cover. Adventures of Superman #467 "Dark Knight Over Metropolis" guest-starring the Batman. Written & penciled by Dan Jurgens, with finished ink art by Art Thibert. Very Fine / Near Mint condition. Minor spine tick marks Batman #465 Official roll-out of Tim Drake as the new Robin. Story by Alan Grant, art by Norm Breyfogle & Steve Mitchell. Near Mint Minus condition. Detective Comics #783 Death and the Maidens preview by Greg Rucka & Klaus Janson. Ras al Ghul appears. VF/NM condition. Detective Comics #843 Story by Paul Dini. Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs. Zatanna appears.Near Mint condition. The Brave & the Bold #27 Batman & Dial H for Hero. Story by J. Michael Straczynski, art by Jesus Saiz. Near Mint Minus condition. Detective Comics #868 The Joker appears. Story by David Hine. Art by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens. Near Mint condition.
  4. 12 Jack Kirby Fourth World comics: New Gods, Forever People, Mister Miracle, Jimmy Olsen NOW SOLD! From 1971-1974: A lot of 12 original Jack Kirby "Fourth World" comics chronicling the behind-the-scenes war on Earth between the forces of Darkseid's Apokolips and Highfather's New Genesis. All the comics are complete. All covers and pages held together by the original staples. No water damage. Average condition is Fine, details noted below. In this lot you get: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #137 featuring the New Newsboy Legion. Fine condition: minor wear around the edges, and a mild vertical crease on the front cover that barely breaks color in a few spots. Forever People #2 Darkseid appears. First appearances of Mantis and Desaad. Fine condition: a 1/4 inch spine split at the bottom of the spine and a couple of other nicks along the spine. Forever People #4 Darkseid appears. First appearance of Sonny Sumo. Also features a Golden Age Simon & Kirby Sandman reprint from Adventure Comics #85 (1943). Fine condition: several spine stresses, very slight spine roll. New Gods #4 features Orion, Metron, Black Racer, Highfather and Darkseid. Also included are pin-up page illustrations of Lightray and Kalibak. Featured as well in this issue is a Golden Age Simon & Kirby reprint starring Manhunter from Adventure Comics #73 (1942). Fine Plus condition: there is a 1/4 inch tear near the upper left corner of the back cover. Forever People #5 The Forever People meet "Sunny Sumo." Darkseid makes a cameo appearance. The other new story in this issue features the first appearance of Lonar. Also included in this issue is a Golden Age Simon & Kirby Sandman reprint from Adventure Comics #84 (1943). Fine condition: a small color-breaking crease at the lower right corner of the front cover and some minor soiling along the lower edge of the back cover. Forever People #6 Darkseid appearance, first use of the Omega Effect. Also features a Golden Age Simon & Kirby Sandman reprint from Adventure Comics #75 (1942). Fine condition: minor wear along the bottom edge of the back cover. Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #147 features a Neal Adams cover. The Jack Kirby story "A Superman in Supertown" follows the Man of Steel as he takes a Boom Tube to New Genesis and meets Highfather. This storyline is a follow-up to Kirby's story from Forever People #1 where Superman gets his first look at Supertown. Also features a Golden Age Simon & Kirby Newsboy Legion reprint from Star-Spangled Comics #13 (1942). Very Good / Fine condition: there is a 1/2 inch horizontal tear at the midpoint of the left edge of the back cover. New Gods #10 Forager & Mantis appear. Fine condition: tiny color flecks out front & back covers. (See the letter E in the New Gods front cover logo.) Mister Miracle #11 with appearances by Barda, Oberon, and the Female Furies. Fine condition, with minor pen markings on the front cover Mister Miracle #15 First appearance Shilo Norman. Very Good / Fine condition: the color-breaking crease at the lower right corner of the front cover actually goes all the way through the book. Mister Miracle #16 with Barda, Oberon and Shilo Norman. Fine Minus condition: slight color-breaking creases at the lower right corner of the front cover. Mister Miracle #17 with Barda and Shilo Norman. Fine condition, slight wear around the edges.
  5. Batman Family 17-20 - Michael Golden issues NOW SOLD! From 1978, the final four Batman Family issues. Average condition is Fine. In this lot you get: Batman Family 17 Mike Kaluta cover. Jim Aparo art on the Batman story. Huntress guest-stars. Great 20-page teamup between Man-Bat and Kirby's Demon, Etrigan, drawn by Michael Golden. Fine Minus condition- mild wear around the edges, particularly the upper edge of the front cover. Batman Family 18 Mike Kaluta cover. Batman story illustrated by Michael Golden and P. Craig Russell. Huntress solo series begins. Fine Plus condition: note the slightly faded color along the left edge of the front cover (at the spine). Batman Family 19 Mike Kaluta cover. Batman story illustrated by Michael Golden and P. Craig Russell. Very Good condition: there is a tear at the lower right corner of the front cover. Batman Family 20 Jim Starlin wraparound cover. Batman story illustrated by Michael Golden, featuring a cross-over by Ragman. Golden also contributes the art to a Man-Bat story that features a Batman cameo and a re-appearance of old Batman supporting character Jason Bard. Fine condition- there is a thin hard crease at the upper right corner of the front cover.
  6. 9 DCs from 1966-1970s NOW SOLD! A lot of late-1960s, early 1970s Silver to Bronze Age transition issues. Each of these have certain problems keeping them out of high grade, so consider them readers copies only. Showcase #65 featuring the Inferior Five. Written by E. Nelson Bridwell, drawn by Mike Sekowsky. Very Good / Fine condition: minor wear around the edges. Adventure Comics #359 featuring Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes. "The Outcast Legion" is written by Jim Shooter and drawn by Curt Swan and George Klein. Very Good condition: staples have some rust, and some transfer to the paper at the centerfold Secret Six #3. Written by E. Nelson Bridwell, drawn by Jack Sparling. Very Good / Fine condition: color-breaking creases at the lower right corner and upper right corner of the front cover. Bat Lash #1 written by Denny O'Neil & Sergio Aragones, with art & cover by Nick Cardy. Very Good condition: wear around the edges, pages and back cover are tanned. This is a subscription copy, with the characteristic lengthwise crease running vertically on the back cover. Metal Men #37 written and drawn by Mike Sekowsky. Good / Very Good condition: pen marking on front cover, color-breaking creases at the bottom right corner of the front cover, a 3/4 inch spine split starting from the lower left corner. Challengers of the Unknown #75 written by Denny O'Neil, and drawn by Jack Sparling. Joe Kubert cover. Very Good Plus condition: color-breaking crease at the lower right corner of the front cover. Slight discoloration of the staples. Showcase #85 featuring the first appearance of Firehair, written and drawn by Joe Kubert. Very Good condition: color-breaking creases at the lower right corner of the front cover. Spine wear. There is a 1 inch tear near on the top edge of the back cover. Teen Titans #25 written by Bob Kanigher and drawn by Nick Cardy. Very Good Plus condition: wear along the spine & a color-breaking crease at the top left corner of the back cover. Star-Spangled War Stories #150 featuring Enemy Ace written by Bob Kanigher and drawn by Joe Kubert. Fine Minus: there is some tanning around the edges
  7. SOLD! Jack Kirby's Fourth World Sampler: Forever People, New Gods, Mister Miracle & Jimmy Olsen! First appearances of Desaad, Mantis, Kanto, Forager & Himon. Plus Golden Age Simon & Kirby reprints in 4 of these Giant sized issues. From 1971-1974: A lot of 9 original Jack Kirby "Fourth World" comics chronicling the behind-the-scenes war on Earth between the forces of Darkseid's Apokolips and Highfather's New Genesis. All the comics are complete. All covers and pages held together by the original staples. No water damage, no staining. Forever People #2 Darkseid appears. First appearance Mantis. First appearance Desaad. Very Good / Fine condition: some mild color-breaking creasing on the front cover. Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #144 The Newsboy Legion takes on the Loch Ness Monster. Also features a Golden Age Simon & Kirby Newsboy Legion reprint from Star-Spangled Comics #10 (1942). Fine condition: very slight spine roll, tiny color-breaking crease at the lower right corner of the front cover. Mister Miracle #7 First appearance Kanto. Also features a Golden Age Simon & Kirby Boy Commandos reprint from Boy Commandos #3 (1943). Fine condition: some discoloration around the edges. Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #148 Neal Adams cover. Final Jack Kirby issue. Also features a Golden Age Simon & Kirby Newsboy Legion reprint from Star-Spangled Comics #14 (1942). Fine condition: tanning around the edges. New Gods #9 First appearance of Forager (Bug). Also features a Golden Age Simon & Kirby Manhunter reprint from Adventure Comics #78 (1942). Very Good Plus condition: there are non-color-breaking vertical bends on this comic, from the comic being folded lengthwise at some point in its prior life. Mister Miracle #9 Darkseid appears. The origin of Scott (Mister Miracle) Free. First appearance of Himon. Fine condition: there is a 1/4 inch tear near the lower right corner of the front cover. New Gods #10 "Earth-- the Doomed Dominion!" Fine condition: slight spine roll, some ballpoint pen writing at the upper left corner of the back cover. New Gods #11 Darkseid appears. Deaths of Kalibak and Desaad. Final Jack Kirby issue. Fine Plus condition. Mister Miracle #17 "Murder Lodge" with Barda & Shilo Norman. Fine Minus condition: slight wear around the edges.
  8. All of Zonker's eBay Listings NOW SOLD! Courtney Whitmore first appearances as the Star-Spangled Kid and as Star Girl
  9. Thoughts now that it is over? This is the first series I've picked up since 2012, the hype pulled me in, and I obviously have a long-standing fondness for Kirby's 4th World characters. This may be the best superhero storyline I've read from Marvel or DC since Kingdom Come. Amazing story, particularly as it focuses on the Scott Free & Barda relationship. High point of the series for me was the end of issue #5. Barda simply says one word ("Stay") and you know everything is going to be all right. I'm sure some will be let down by the ending, but it was clear about midway through the run that it would be impossible to reconcile this with DCU continuity. Every post-Kirby treatment of these characters-- including Kirby's own Hunger Dogs resolution-- exists in its own bubble, with every version basically ignoring every other post-1974 story. Personally, I'm happy with this version, a version where Mister Miracle finally, actually... escapes from all the lesser attempts to tell his story over the years.
  10. More than any other single person, he made the comics of his time better, smarter, and certainly hipper than they necessarily needed to be as disposable entertainment for children in the 1960s. Believe he lived life to the fullest over his 95 years, and I'm especially glad he lived to see the characters he promoted with such joy finally conquer the big screen.
  11. Lot of 50 DC Comics 1986-2009 Free shipping within the USA 1 The Man of Steel 1 - John Byrne 2 The Man of Steel 4 - John Byrne 3 Wonder Woman 3 - George Perez 4 Wonder Woman 4 - George Perez 5 Adventures of Superman 439 6 Adventures of Superman 440 7 Detective Comics 599 Sam Hamm 8 Superboy 1 TV series 9 Mister Miracle 15 second series 10 Mister Miracle 16 second series 11 Mister Miracle 18 second series 12 Adventures of Superman 469 13 Mister Miracle 19 second series 14 Adventures of Superman 471 15 Mister Miracle 20 second series 16 Mister Miracle 21 second series 17 Mister Miracle 22 second series 18 Mister Miracle 23 second series 19 Mister Miracle 24 second series 20 Mister Miracle 25 second series Barda cover 21 Mister Miracle 26 second series 22 Challengers of the Unknown 3 (1991 series) Tim Sale 23 Armageddon 2001 #2 24 Green Lantern 19 (3rd series) Gil Kane cover 25 Robin 3000 P Craig Russell 26 Green Lantern Mosaic 2 27 Green Lantern Corps Quarterly 2 28 Green Lantern Corps Quarterly 2 29 Kamandi at Easrth's End 3 30 Superman: the Man of Steel 30 w/ vinyl clings 31 Superrboy 0 - Zero Hour tie-in 32 Flash 100 (2nd series) 33 Power of Shazam 14 Gil Kane art 34 Detective Comics 700 enclosed in original wrapper 35 The Batman Chronicles 6 Mike Kaluta cover 36 Detective Comics 703 37 The Batman Chronicles Gallery 38 The Batman Chronicles 10 39 Wonder Woman 126 Byrne 40 Legion of Super-Heroes 1 Million 41 Plastic Man Special 1 42 JLA Foreign Bodies 43 Superman Gen 13 3 44 The Batman Chronicles 21 45 Superman 166 46 Superman 177 47 Gotham Central 14 48 Green Lantern 26 (4th series) Geoff Johns 49 DC Universe 0 50-cent version 50 Justice League of America 80 Page Giant 1
  12. SOLD! Complete Sword of Sorcery Series, issues 1 through 5 Very early Howard Chaykin, Walt Simonson & Jim Starlin artwork!
  13. 1970s & 1980s Miscellaneous DC Lot Joe Kubert, Mike Grell, Jim Aparo, Mike Golden, Don Newton, Steve Rude & others