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September, 2003 Results
US Golden Age Comics

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Note: Prices Realised include 10% Buyer's Premium.

161

Seduction of the Innocent (1954) New York, by Fredric Wertham, M.D. 2nd printing with dust jacket [vg]; and The Curse Of The Comic Books (1954) 20 page booklet by Wertham. With Children’s Comics: A Guide For Parents And Teachers (1955) UK soft back by G H Pumphrey and What Children Think Of Their Comics (1964) and Readers Digest (June ’54) with article by Wertham "Children’s Comic Books – Blueprints For Delinquency". With two original typed letters on headed paper from Wertham to Pumphrey 1955): "… my book Seduction Of The Innocent is coming out in February … if the British Public lets up now all the bad comic books will gradually come back again, like in Canada … The millionaire comic book publishers here threaten me with violence … I know they have beaten up dealers who refuse to handle the worst crime comics … The much publicised "code" is a publicity stunt .." etc. signed in ink by Fredric Wertham. Rare archival comic history (7)
Winning Bid: 484

 

Look for affordable low grade reading copies in the following six key Golden Age lots:

162

Batman 47 (1948, Canadian), 55 (1949) with All-American 92 and All Flash 31. Complete well worn reading copies [pr/fr] (4)
Winning Bid: 182

163

Boy Commandos 18 (1946), 36 with Captain Marvel 97; Mary Marvel 10 (1947); Captain Midnight 48, with UK reprint 44. Complete well-worn reading copies [fr] (6)
Winning Bid: 61

164

Detective Comics (1947-51). 123, 127, 133 Canadian, 176. Complete reading copies.
133
[pr], balance [fr] (4)
Winning Bid: 78

165

Superman (1948-49) 51 Canadian, 54-58. Some brittleness, well worn reading copies [pr/fr] (6)
Winning Bid: 166

166

Wonder Woman (1946-49). 19, 23, 34, 36 with Sensation Comics (1947) 61, 62. Complete reading copies with some brittleness. Sensation [pr], Wonder Woman [fr] (6)
Winning Bid: 105

167

Boy Comics 39, 42, both Canadian, Crime And Punishment 19 (1949); Gang Busters 25; Leave It To Binky 10, Canadian [fr] (5)
Winning Bid: 20

168

Jumbo Comics 97 (1947). Fiction House, with Jungle Comics (1947) 88, 97 [gd/vg] (3)
Winning Bid: 36

169

Jungle Comics 97, Brittle [fr], 110 [vg], 131 [fr] (3)
Winning Bid: 20

170

Jungle Comics 95 (1947). Bright cover colours, light tan pages [fn-]
Winning Bid: 24

171

Jungle Comics 124 (1950). Bright cover colours, light tan pages [fn+]
Winning Bid: 39

172

Whiz Comics 69 (1945). Moisture stain to interior lower pages [gd+], with Superman Unicef Landmines issue (1996) written in Serbo-Croat [vfn] (2)
Winning Bid: 12

173

Wonder Comics 13 (1947).
Schomburg bondage cover. Bright cover colours, tan pages [fn+]
Winning Bid: 121

174

Captain America 59 (1946) Origin Retold. Worn, torn reading copy with 1-2 inches missing from front cover at base and right-hand edge. Brittle but otherwise complete! [pr], with Captain America 68 (1948), no back cover [pr] (2)
Winning Bid: 62

175

Sherlock Holmes Classics: Classic Comics 21 (HRN 30) 3 Famous Mysteries: Classics Illustrated 21 (HRN 114 : 1945); 33 Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, (The Hound Of The Baskervilles HRN 89: 1947); 110 A Study In Scarlet (HRN 165: 1953) x 2; with 102 The White Company (HRN 167 : 1964). All cents copies [gd/vg] (6)
Winning Bid: 145

176

Shock Illustrated 1, 2 (1955) E.C.
Light tan pages [fn+/vg+] (2)
Winning Bid: 63

177

Batman 100 (1956) Centenary Issue. Well worn spine, 2 inch cover tear, horizontal cover crease. Loose centre pages. Cents copy [gd]
Winning Bid: 121

178

Detective 167 (1951). Good cover gloss, several small spine stress marks, light pencil name to back cover [fn]
Winning Bid: 77

179

Detective 173 (1951). Batman’s Double! Good cover gloss, clean light tan pages [fn]
Winning Bid: 72

180

Sub-Mariner 38 (1955).
3 mm cover split top and bottom [fn-]
Winning Bid: 107

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