Q-Collection Comic Book Preservation Project

COMIC BOOKS CURRENTLY IN THE Q-COLLECTION (Disclaimer. The total Overstreet NM- value of the comic books in this list is $9,001,100. However, the preservation process we have used invalidates all values irrespective of condition. This is by definition a reading collection and not a commodity.)

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Action Comics #252   (1959)   (1st appearance of Supergirl)  ($22,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Adventure #40   (1939)   (Rare. 2nd appearance of the Sandman - 1st in Adventure series)  ($160,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Adventure #48   (1940)   (80 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide - 1st appearance of Hourman)  ($62,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Adventure #73   (1942)   (100 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide - origin of the Manhunter)  ($26,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Adventure #103   (1946)   (1st App of Superboy in Adventure Comics.)  ($5,400 Overstreet NM- value)

Adventure #247   (1958)   (1st App of the Legion of Super Heroes.)  ($24,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #1   (1952)   (scarce)  ($3,200 Overstreet NM- value)

Adventures of the Fly #1   (1959)   (origin of The Fly)  ($1,400 Overstreet NM- value)

Air Fighters Comics #2   (1942)   (Classic cover. Origin and first appearance of AIRBOY.)  ($9,300 Overstreet NM- value)

All American #16   1940)   (35 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. 1st appearance of the Green Lantern - in uniform in one panel only)  ($750,000 Overstreet NM- value)

All American #17   (1940)   (1st adventure of the Green Lantern in uniform)  ($30,000 Overstreet NM- value)

All-Flash #1   (1941)   (200 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide - origin retold)  ($21,000 Overstreet NM- value)

All-Flash #2   (1941)   (origin recap)  ($4,200 Overstreet NM- value)

All-Negro Comics #1   (1947)   (Up to 10 copies known to exist - 1989 Gerber Photo-Journal. This comic had a distribution limited to the Philadelphia area in 1947. The price of .15 cents in 1947 sets this comic apart from the average price of .10 cents for mainstream comics of the day. A second copy ALL-NEGRO COMICS #2 was completed, but sadly it was never printed.)  ($18,000 Overstreet NM- value)

All-Select Comics #1   (1943)   (Superheroes include Captain America, Submariner and The Torch.)  ($38,000 Overstreet NM- value)

All-Star #1   (1940)   (200 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide)  ($25,000 Overstreet NM- value)

All-Star #2   (1940)   ($9,800 Overstreet NM- value)

All-Star #3   (1940)   (150 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide - origin & 1st appearance of Justice Society of America)  ($135,000 Overstreet NM- value)

All-Star #4   (1941)   (1st adventure of the Justice Society of America)  ($10,000 Overstreet NM- value)

All-Star #5   (1941)   (1st female superhero in costume - Hawkgirl)  ($9,200 Overstreet NM- value)

All-Star #8   (1942)   (150 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. 1st appearance of Wonder Woman)  ($260,000 Overstreet NM- value)

All-Star #11   (1942)   (Wonder Woman begins. The JSA goes to war.)  ($5,000 Overstreet NM- value)

All-Star #12   (1942)   (Wonder Woman becomes the JSA secretary.)  ($4,800 Overstreet NM- value)

All-Star Western #10   (1972)   (1st appearance of Jonah Hex)  ($850 Overstreet NM- value)

All Winners #1 (1st)   (1941)   (Anthology series for Capt. America, Sub-Mariner, and The Human Torch. They do not become the "All Winners Squad" until issue #19)  ($36,000 Overstreet NM- value)

All Winners #1 (2nd)   (1948)   (The Blond Phantom, Capt America, Human Torch & Sub-Mariner. Issue #2 becomes All Western Winners.)  ($5,300 Overstreet NM- value)

Amazing Fantasy #15   (1962)   (1st appearance of Spider-Man)  ($350,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Amazing-Man #5   (1939)   (60 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. 1st of series)  ($40,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Amazing-Man #7   (1939)   (Magician from Mars begins. Early female superhero.)  ($5,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Amazing Spider-Man #1   (1963)   (2nd App of Spider-Man and ties with Fantastic Four #12 as first Silver Age Marvel Character cross-over. ASM 1: SM & FF/FF 12: Hulk & FF.)  ($68,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Amazing Spider-Man #50   (1967)   (classic cover - Spider-Man 2 movie partially based upon main story "Spider-Man No More")  ($2,200 Overstreet NM- value)

An Illustrated Library of Great Adventure Stories #1   (1948)   (This is a unique production from the CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED comic book series. This comic book is an astounding 240 pages in length. There is no price on the cover and both the front & back inside cardboard covers are blank. It was printed in 1948 and sold by mail for .50 cents. The Gerber's Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books rates this comic as a 9 on its Scarcity Index, which states that there are between 6 and 10 copies known to exist.)  ($2,450 Overstreet NM- value)

Archie Comics #2   (1943)   (We are using issue #2 in the collection due to the difficulty in finding an affordable copy of issue #1)  ($29,000 Overstreet NM- value)

The Arrow #1   (1940)   (Introduction and first appearance of THE ARROW. The Arrow appeared one year before the first appearance of THE GREEN ARROW in the 1941 MORE FUN COMICS #73. The Gerber Photo-Journal states that there are between 10 and 20 copies of this issue known to exist.)  ($6,700 Overstreet NM- value)

Atomic War #1   (1952)   (classic atomic bomb cover)  ($2,700 Overstreet NM- value)

The Avenger #1   (1955)   (Origin and 1st appearance of the commie fighting Avenger)  ($560 Overstreet NM- value)

Avengers #1   (1963)   (1st appearance of Marvel Comic's The Avengers)  ($40,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Avengers #4   (1964)   (1st silver age appearance of Captain America)  ($7,500 Overstreet NM- value)

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Batman #1   (1940)   (250 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. 1st App of the Joker and Catwoman.)  ($650,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Batman #2   (1940)   (2nd Joker & Catwoman appearance. 1st time she is called Catwoman. No uniform until issue #3.)  ($50,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Batman #47   (1948)   (origin issue)  ($10,500 Overstreet NM- value)

BIG-3 #1   (1940)   (Comic series devoted to the three heroes The Flame, Sampson and the Blue Beetle.)  ($3,800 Overstreet NM- value)

Big All-American Comic Book (nn)   (1944)   (80 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. 132 pages. All heroes from All American publishing featured before joining with DC comics publishing.)  ($12,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Black Cat #1   (1946)   (1st all Black Cat comic. 1st App is Pocket Comics #1. Spin off of her successful radio show.)  ($1,300 Overstreet NM- value)

Blackhawk #9   (1944)   (1st of Blackhawk series. Name changed from Uncle Sam Quarterly to Blackhawk.)  ($4,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Black Terror #1   (1942)   (1st of The Black Terror series. The Black Terror made his first appearance the January 1941 Exciting Comics #9.)  ($7,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Blue Beetle #1 (GA)   (1939)   (reprints of Mystery Men #'s 1 to 5. Origin of the Blue Beetle retold.)  ($9,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Blue Beetle #54 (GA)   (1947)   (classic "magic bra" cover)  ($7,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Blue Beetle #1 (SA)   (1967)   (origin and 1st silver age appearance of the Blue Beetle)  ($310 Overstreet NM- value)

Blue Bolt #1   (1940)   (origin of the Blue Bolt by Joe Simon. 1st appearances of Sub-Zero Man, White rider, Dick Cole, Wonder Boy & Sgt Spook.)  ($6,800 Overstreet NM- value)

Blue Ribbon #1   (1939)   (1st appearance of Rang-A-Tang the Wonder Dog. To be used in our all dog binder.)  ($3,900 Overstreet NM- value)

Boy Commandos #1   (1942)   (origin of Liberty Belle, The Sandman & The Newsboy Legion x-over.)  ($7,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Boy Explorers #1   (1946)   (Introduction to the Explorers)  ($1,200 Overstreet NM- value)

Brave & the Bold #1   (1955)  ($9,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Brave & the Bold #28   (1960)   (1st appearance of Justice League of America)  ($80,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Brave & the Bold #34   (1961)   (1st silver age appearance of Hawkman)  ($4,600 Overstreet NM- value)

Brenda Starr #14   (1949)   (classic bondage cover)  ($7,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Bulletman #1   (1941)   (1st golden age Bulletman series. Rare use of a silver metallic comic book cover. The popular Bulletman character also appeared in the following series. Fawcett Miniatures, Master Comics, Mighty Midget Comics and Nickel Comics.)  ($7,000 Overstreet NM- value)

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Captain America #1   (1941)   (180 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. Origin & 1st appearance of Capt America & Bucky. 1st App of the Red Skull.)  ($400,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Captain America #66   (1948)   (Bucky is shot. Golden Girl takes his place as Cap's partner for the duration of his first GA series.)  ($6,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Captain America #109   (1968)   (Origin issue.)  ($175 Overstreet NM- value)

Captain Marvel Adventures (nn)   (1941)   (140 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide)  ($80,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Captain Marvel #18   (1942)   (Origin and 1st Appearance of Mary Marvel.)  ($8,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Captain Marvel #150   (1953)   (Last of series = The Wedding Issue)  ($900 Overstreet NM- value)

Captain Marvel, Jr. #1   (1942)   (origin of Jr. retold from Whiz #25)  ($11,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Captain Science #1   (1950)   (origin of Capt Science. A very "gay"-looking cover by Wood. 2 page text w/ photos of George Pal's "Destination Mood".)  ($1,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Captain Video #1   (1951)   (First TV hero comic.)  ($1,600 Overstreet NM- value)

Catman Comics #1   (1941)   (formerly Crash Comics No. 1 - 5. Clone of Batman who fights crime in short-shorts.)  ($9,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Catman Comics #27   (1945)   (origin issue)  ($3,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Cerebus #1   (1977)   (1st of unique series.)  ($2,800 Overstreet NM- value)

Classic Comics Presents   (1941)   (1st issue of series that became Classics Illustrated)  ($9,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Classics Illustrated #15 (Uncle Tom.s Cabin)   (1965)   (One of three early African-American comic books chosen to be bound with the ultra-rare 1947 All-Negro Comics #1)  ($1,275 Overstreet NM- value)

Classics Illustrated #124 (War Of The Worlds)   (1965)   (Best artwork of the Classics series.)  ($150 Overstreet NM- value)

Classics Illustrated #133 (The Time Machine)   (1965)   (Inspired the Q Collection Comic Book Preservation Project.)  ($125 Overstreet NM- value)

Classics Illustrated #169 (Negro Americans: The Early Years)   (1969)   (One of three early African-American comic books chosen to be bound with the ultra-rare 1947 All-Negro Comics #1)  ($265 Overstreet NM- value)

Colossus Comics (nn)   (1940)   (One shot. Scarce. Cover drawn by same artist who did Green Giant Comics… although very primitive looking.)  ($20,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Comic Cavalcade #1   (1942)   (175 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. Unusual mix of three superhero friends - The Flash, Green Lantern & Wonder Woman.)  ($17,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Comic Cavalcade #6   (1943)   (This comic, above all others, shows one of the reasons that golden age comic books are so rare. The cover shows The Flash, Green Lantern & Wonder Woman recycling paper for the war effort. Inspiring kids to do the same. Rare comic books were among those paper products recycled.)  ($2,300 Overstreet NM- value)

The Comics Magazine #1   (1936)   (Featuring the SUPERMAN PROTOTYPE - DR. MYSTIC (renamed DR. OCCULT) by Jerome Siegel and Joe Shuster. The Overstreet Guide states that there are UP TO 10 COPIES KNOWN TO EXIST. The Guide states that there are no NM- issues nor VF/NM copies known to exist.)  ($22,000 Overstreet VF value)

Complete Book Of True Comics (nn)   (1945)   (Among the stories in this comic is the scarce & complete CRIME DOES NOT PAY #22. What is unique about this is that it is not a reprint. Extra copies of #22 were rebound and included in this comic.)  ($2,700 Overstreet NM- value)

Crack Comics #1   (1940)   (The Clock - Batman prototype, origin & 1st appearance of the Black Condor by Lou Fine, has story on Madame Fatale - a man dressed as a woman.)  ($8,600 Overstreet NM- value)

Crash Comics #1   (1940)   (1st appearance & origin of Strongman - The Perfect Human , 1st appearance of The Blue Streak. Art by Kirby.)  ($6,200 Overstreet NM- value)

Crime Suspense Stories #22   (1954)   (When the US Senate Committee of the Judiciary to Investigate Juvenile Delinguency began hearing in New York City in 1954, this particular cover caught the eye of Senator Estes Kefauver. Williams Gaines, the publisher of E.C. Comics, was put in the awkward position of having to defend the cover. This controversial cover holds a special place in the history of the formation of the Comics Code.)  ($9,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Crimes by Women #1   (1948)   (True story of Bonnie Parker.)  ($2,000 Overstreet NM- value)

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Dagwood Splits the Atom (nn)   (1949)   (Giveaway. Half comic/half text. Popeye, Olive Oyl, Henry, Mandrake, Little King appearances.)  ($50 Overstreet NM- value)

Daredevil Battle Hitler #1   (1941)   (215 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. 1st issue of golden age Daredevil series.)  ($24,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Daredevil #1   (1964)   (1st issue of silver age Daredevil series. Daredevil appears in yellow uniform.)  ($10,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Daring Mystery #1   (1940)   (60 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. Origin of Fiery Mask by Joe Simon. Several 1st appearances. Bondage cover.)  ($50,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Darling Romance #1   (1949)   (teenage Betty Page look a like photo cover)  ($370 Overstreet NM- value)

Detective Comics #2   (1937)   (This issue #2 was added since we have not been able to find issue #1. This issue #2 is extremely rare. Less than 20 copies are known to exist. No NM- copies exist. This issue is is rarer than issue #1.)  ($39,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Detective Comics #26   (1939)   (Last issue before the introduction of Batman. Ad for Detective #27 is the real 1st appearance of The Batman.)  ($11,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Detective Comics #38   (1940)   (85 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. 1st appearance of Robin.)  ($135,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Detective Comics #225   (1955)   (Considered by many the 1st silver age comic - 1st appearance of J'onn J'onzz, Martian Manhunter.)  ($18,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Detective Picture Stories #1   (1939)   (1st single theme comic book. All issues are noted in Overstreet #40 as "very scarce". Continues as Keen Detective #8 in the collection.)  ($7,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Doctor Strange #169   (1968)   (Origin of Silver Age Dr. Strange.)  ($650 Overstreet NM- value)

Doc Savage Comics #1   (1940)   (1st comic book series on Doc Savage)  ($10,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Doll Man Quarterly #1   (1941)   (Doll Man's 1st golden age series.)  ($6,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Double Life of Private Strong #1   (1959)   (Origin and reintroduction of the Shield, Simon & Kirby reentry into the super-hero genre, 1st appearance of The Fly. 1st silver age super-hero for Archie Comics.)  ($750 Overstreet NM- value)

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An Earth Man On Venus   (1951)   (classic cover)  ($2,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Eerie #1   (1947)   (Tied for 1st horror comic - vampire cover. Avon comics.)  ($12,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Exciting Comics #1   (1940)   (The second ROBOT cover to appear in comic books. The series that introduced The Black Terror superhero in issue 9.)  ($8,800 Overstreet NM- value)

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Famous Funnies - Carnival of Comics (nn)   (1933)   (Less than 50 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. Giveaway by Eastern Color. Sold by M.C. Gaines to a variety of commercial buyers as promotional & radio giveaways. Preceded golden age comics by two years.)  ($43,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Fantastic Comics #1   (1939)   (First issue of important science fi series)  ($12,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Fantastic Four #1   (1961)   (Marvel's 1st super hero group since the golden age.)  ($140,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Fantastic Four #5   (1962)   (The first appearance of DOCTOR DOOM.)  ($20,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Fantastic Four #12   (1963)   (1st meeting of The Thing and The Hulk. Ties with Amazing Spider-Man #1 as 1st Marvel cross-over. ASM 1: SM & FF/FF 12: Hulk & FF.)  ($13,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Fantastic Four #25   (1964)   (1st battle of The Thing and The Hulk)  ($2,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Feature Books #7   (1937)   (1st Little Orphan Annie. Larger than other comics. May have to be cut down to fit binder or left out of the collection entirely. We have several Little Orphan Annie bonuses on hand.)  ($1,700 Overstreet NM- value)

Feature Funnies #1   (1937)   (Joe Palooka, Mickey Finn - 1st appearance, Dixie Dugan - 1st appearance)  ($3,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Flame #1   (1940)   (1st golden age Flame series. Origin of the Flame. Lou Fine art.)  ($6,800 Overstreet NM- value)

Flame #5   (1954)   (1st silver age Flame series. Formerly Lone Eagle comics - #1 to #4.)  ($875 Overstreet NM- value)

Flash Comics #2   (1940)   (First appearance of Hawkman on a comic book cover. We are using issue #2 in the collection due to the difficulty in finding an affordable copy of issue #1)  ($20,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Flash #105   (1959)   (1st silver age Flash series - five years between golden age #104 and silver age #105. Origin retold.)  ($26,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Flash #106   (1959)   (One of the rarest silver age comics.)  ($7,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Four Color #1   (1939)   (115 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. Series #1. Dick Tracy cover)  ($23,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Four Color #4   (1940)   (175 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. Series #1. Donald Duck cover)  ($40,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Four Color #16   (1941)   (200 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. Series #1. Mickey Mouse and the Phantom Blot)  ($16,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Four Color #386   (1952)   (Also known as Uncle Scrooge #1. Four Color Comics #178 is the 1st App of Uncle Scrooge.)  ($6,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Future World Comics #1   (1946)   (This series only ran for two issues and was a 1946 preview of the world of tomorrow.)  ($365 Overstreet NM- value)

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Gene Autry #1   (1942)   (Rare - "8" in Gerber's Photo-Journal. 1st Gene Autry series.)  ($7,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Golden Legacy (The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.) #33   (1972)   (One of three early African-American comic books chosen to be bound with the ultra-rare 1947 All-Negro Comics #1.)  ($70 Overstreet NM- value)

Green Lantern #1   (1941)   (Golden Age. 200 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. Origin retold.)  ($72,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Green Lantern #2   (1942)   (1st book-length story in comics.)  ($12,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Green Lantern #1   (1960)   (1st silver age series. Origin retold. Classic cover.)  ($17,000 Overstreet NM- value)

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Hopalong Cassidy #1   (1943)   (First appearance of one of Americas greatest fictional cowboys. Created in 1904.)  ($4,500 Overstreet NM- value)

House of Mystery #1   (1951)   (DC's 1st horror comic.)  ($4,400 Overstreet NM- value)

House of Secrets #92   (1971)   (1st Swamp Thing. Classic cover.)  ($1,800 Overstreet NM- value)

Howdy Doody #1   (1950)   (1st TV-related comic book. Scarce.)  ($2,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Human Torch #2   (1940)   (190 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. 1st of golden age Human Torch series - continues from Red Raven #1)  ($70,000 Overstreet NM- value)

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Incredible Hulk #1   (1962)   (Origin and 1st appearance of the Hulk. Hulk has grey skin. Kirby penciling.)  ($240,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Incredible Hulk #181   (1974)   (1st adventure of the WOLVERINE . 1st appearance was a single panel in Incredible Hulk #180.)  ($3,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Intimate Confessions #1   (1951)   (Top romance comic - Overstreet. Cover is from Avon paperback #222.)  ($3,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Iron Man and Submariner #1   (1968)   (One shot comic. Iron Man story was continued from Tales of Suspense #99 and continues in Iron Man #1. Sub-Mariner story continued from Tales to Astonish #101 and continues in Sub-Mariner #1.)  ($400 Overstreet NM- value)

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Jackpot Comics #1   (1941)   (The Black Hood, Mr. Justice, Steel Sterling & Sgt Boyle begin; Biro cover.)  ($5,800 Overstreet NM- value)

Jackpot Comics #4   (1942)   (One of the earliest appearances of ARCHIE. Less than 200 copies known to exist.)  (30,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Jimmy Olsen #1   (1954)   (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen. Pre-silver age.)  ($17,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Journey into Mystery #1   (1952)   (Weird horror stories begin.)  ($14,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Journey into Mystery #83   (1962)   (1st appearance of Thor by Kirby.)  ($75,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Jungle Comics #1   (1940)   (Rare. Listed as an "8" in Gerber's Photo-Journal. Lou Fine cover.)  ($11,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Justice League of America #1   (1960)   (Origin of the League- continued from the Brave & the Bold comic. Silver age version of the golden age's Justice Society of America)  ($26,000 Overstreet NM- value)

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Keen Detective Funnies #8   (1938)   (1st of series - Name change from Detective Picture Stories #7.)  ($6,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Kid Eternity #1   (1946)  ($1,400 Overstreet NM- value)  

Killers #1   (1947)   (Mentioned in SOTI. Features Mr. Zin, the Hatchet Killer.)  ($2,300 Overstreet NM- value)

King Comics #1   (1959)   (25 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. 1st appearance of Flash Gordon, Brick Bradford, Popeye, Henry & Mandrake the Magician)  ($11,200 Overstreet NM- value)

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Little Dot #1   (1953)   (First appearance of Little Dot. Personally recommended to be added to the Q-Collection Project by TRINA ROBBINS - Q-Collection Advisor.)  ($12,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Little Lulu #1   (1945)   (Marge's Little Lulu -created by Marjorie Henderson Buell in 1935 this is the 1st Little Lulu comic book appearance.)  ($5,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Lois Lane #1   (1958)   (Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane.)  ($12,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Looney Tunes & Merry Melodies #1   (1941)   (171 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. 1st appearance of Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig in a comic book.)  ($27,000 Overstreet NM- value)

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Mad #1   (1952)   (Wood, Davis, Elder start as regulars.)  ($7,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Mad #5   (1953)   (Gaines biography issue)  ($2,850 Overstreet NM- value)

Mad #23   (1955)   (Last issue produced in comic book format. Change made to avoid censorship.)  ($700 Overstreet NM- value)

Marvel Family #1   (1945)   (Origin Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr., Mary Marvel & Uncle Marvel retold.)  ($9,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Marvel Comics #1   (1939)   (50 copies known to exist. One page only.)

Marvel Mystery Comics #2   (1939)   (Less than 50 copies known to exist. First use of the word MYSTERY in the title.)  ($95,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Marvel Mystery Comics #5   (1940)   (Less than 75 copies known to exist. Classic Schomburg cover.)  ($80,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Marvel Mystery Comics #9   (1940)   (SCARCE. Epic 1st battle between THE HUMAN TORCH and the SUB-MARINER.)  ($105,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Mary Marvel #1   (1945)   (Captain Marvel introduces Mary on the cover.)  ($2,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Masked Marvel #1   (1940)   (The Masked Marvel begins.)  ($2,900 Overstreet NM- value)

Master Comics #23   (1942)   This issue begins the Captain Marvel, Jr. solo adventures These solo stories led to the successful 1942 Captain Marvel, Jr. comic book series.)  ($5,200 Overstreet NM- value)

Military Comics #1   (1941)   (160 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. Origin & 1st appearance of Blackhawk.)  ($8,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Minute Man: The One Man Army #1   (1941)   (Only 3 issues produced. All issues had the patriotic American superhero fighting the Axis. This issue was published six months prior to the USA entering WWII.)  ($3,300 Overstreet NM- value)

Miracle Comics #1   (1940)   (Classic pulp style sic fi cover.)  ($4,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Miss Fury #1   (1942)   (Origin by Tarpe Mills. Includes Miss Fury paper dolls with cut-out costumes.)  ($8,000 Nostomania NM- value)

Miss Liberty (nn)   (1942)   (This one shot comic book was included in the Q-Project because it has one of the ugliest comic book covers to come out of the golden age. The contents are a reprint of 1944 Shield-Wizard Comics #13 which was the last issue of that series. STEEL STERLING appears in the cover art but does not appear in any interior stories in this comic. There is also no MISS LIBERTY character in any interior story.)  ($475 Overstreet NM- value)

More Fun #51   (1940)   (Less than 20 copies known to exist - Gerber Photo Journal.. The first appearance of The Spectre in cameo only.)  ($8,500 Nostomania NM- value)

More Fun #52   (1940)   (The most sought after key SPECTRE issue.)  ($180,000 Overstreet NM- value)

More Fun #53   (1940)   (Less than 60 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide.. The Spectre in costume at end of story.)  ($84,000 Overstreet NM- value)

More Fun #54   (1940)   (Rare. Listed as a "7" in Gerber's Photo-Journal. The Spectre in costume.)  ($40,000 Overstreet NM- value)

More Fun #55   (1940)   (100 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide.. Dr. Fate begins.)  ($38,000 Overstreet NM- value)

More Fun #59   (1940)   (200 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide.. The Spectre portrait appears above the More Fun logo.)  ($9,000 Overstreet NM- value)

More Fun #72   (1941)   (Dr. Fate's new helmet. German submarine. Only war cover in series.)  ($4,700 Overstreet NM- value)

More Fun #101   (1945)   (200 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. Origin & 1st appearance of Superboy. Last Spectre issue.)  ($15,500 Overstreet NM- value)

My Greatest Adventure #1   (1955)   (Before Comics Code Authority. Personal favorite of the founder of this collection. Helped inspire the many true adventures during his own life.)  ($4,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Mystery in Space #1   (1951)   (Franzetta art. Knights of the Galaxy begins.)  ($7,200 Overstreet NM- value)

Mystery Men #1   (1939)   (1st appearance of The Blue Beetle, The Green Mask, Rex Dexter of Mars & many others.)  ($25,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Mystic Comics #1   (1940)   (1st series. 110 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. Origin of The Blue Blaze, The Dynamic Man & Flexo the Rubber Robot.)  ($38,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Mystic Comics #1   (1944)   (2nd series. The Angel, The Destroyer, The Human Torch & others.)  ($4,700 Overstreet NM- value)

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Namora #1   (1948)   (First Namora comic book series.)  ($5,000 Overstreet NM- value)

New Comics   (1935)   (Up to 50 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. NEW COMICS was the first real comic book from National Allied Publications, the comics publisher that would become DC. It debuted in the Autumn of 1935. Eventually it would become NEW ADVENTURE COMICS and finally simply ADVENTURE COMICS. The original run ended in 1983.)  ($14,700 Overstreet NM- value)

New York 1939 World's Fair   (1939)   (110 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. Blond-haired Superman on cover. 1st appearance of the Sandman.)  ($30,000 Overstreet NM- value)

New York 1940 World's Fair   (1940)   (Cover has Superman, Batman & Robin. 1st time they appeared together.)  ($16,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Nickel Comics #1   (1940)   (Only .05 cent comic in the Q-Collection. Comic has only 36 pages compared with the usual 64 or 68 pages at the time. Comic devoted to Bulletman.)  ($6,800 Overstreet NM- value)

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Our Flag #1   (1941)   (Patriotic cover. Captain Victory, The Unknown Soldier intro, & The Three Cheers begin.)  ($4,200 Overstreet NM- value)

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Pep Comics #1   (1940)   (One of the earliest ROBOT covers in comic books. Less than 150 copies known to exist. 1st appearance and origin of THE SHIELD and THE COMET. The Comet dies is issue #17. 1st death of a super hero.)  ($17,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Pep Comics #17   (1941)   (Origin & 1st appearance of The Hangman. The Comet - brother of Hangman - dies. 1st death of a super hero.)  ($9,200 Overstreet NM- value)

Pep Comics #22   (1941)   (150 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. 1st appearance of Archie - cover only.)

Pep Comics #36   (1943)   (1st Archie cover appearance. Archie is carried by The Shield & The Hangman.)  ($26,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Phantom Stranger #1   (1952)   (Scarce. 1st appearance of The Phantom Stranger.)  ($6,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Picture Parade #1   (1953)   (A-Bomb blast cover. Featured story is "Andy's Atomic Adventure. Teacher's version distributed to schoolexists.)  ($250 Overstreet NM- value)

Planet Comics #1   (1940)   (American Edition. This is the 1st comic book devoted specifically to Science Fiction. Released as a companion book to Fiction House's Planet Stories pulp novels, the book features art by comic legends Will Eisner and Lou Fine as well as Murphy Anderson Under the pen name Leonardo Vinci. The book also features the origin of Auro, Lord of Jupiter and appearances by Flint Baker and The Red Comet.)  ($26,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Planet Comics #1   (1949)   (Canadian Edition. This comic is actually a reprint of the 1949 Planet Comics #62, although Issue #1 appears on the cover. This is an excellent opportunity to have the American and Canadian editions of comic books in the same binder.)

Plastic Man #1   (1943)   (GA) (Classic skull cover.)  ($8,400 Overstreet NM- value)

Plastic Man #1   (1966)   (SA) (1st real silver age appearance of Plastic Man. House of Mystery #160 has a Plastic Man tryout.)  ($220 Overstreet NM- value)

Police Comics #1   (1941)   (1st appearance of Plastic Man.)  ($18,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Popular Comics #1   (1936)   (90 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. 1st comic book appearance of Dick Tracy.)  ($6,300 Overstreet NM- value)

Prize Comics #1   (1948)   (Origin & 1st appearance of Power Nelson, The Futureman & Jupiter, Master Magician & many others.)  ($5,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Punch Comics #1   (1941)   (Unique series with a sense of humor.)  ($2,800 Overstreet NM- value)

Punch Comics #12   (1945)   (classic skull cover)  ($28,000 Overstreet NM- value)

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Rangers of Freedom #1   (1941)   (All covers have good girl artwork.)  ($10,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Real Fact #5   (1946)   (The origin of the Batman character.)  ($2,400 Overstreet NM- value)

Red Raven #1   (1940)   (50 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. Continues as Human Torch #2 - Cover is first signed comic book artwork by Kirby.)  ($36,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Red Ryder Comics #1   (1940)   (Strip reprints. First meeting of Red Ryder and Little Beaver. Overstreet Guide lists this comic as one of the top ten Western comics of all time.)  ($3,800 Overstreet NM- value)

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Saint #1   (1947)   (Bondage cover.)  ($1,800 Overstreet NM- value)

Science Comics #1   (1940)   (This is the first, and most important, of the four series with this title.)  ($11,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Sensation Comics #1   (1942)   (Early Wonder Woman series.)  ($100,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Sgt. Fury #1   (1963)   (1st appearance of Sgt. Nick Fury - becomes Agent of Shield in Strange Tales #135. Kirby/Ayes cover art.)  ($12,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Shadow #1   (1940)   (Spin-off of popular radio show. 1st comic book appearance of The Shadow and Doc Savage.)  ($10,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Shadow Comics #1   (1973)   (National/DC publication. 2nd silver age appearance of The Shadow. The first was a 1964 Archie Comics publication that only ran for 8 issues.)  ($100 Overstreet NM- value)

Sheena Comics #1   (1942)   (Sheena begins. All covers are good girl artwork.)  ($4,800 Overstreet NM- value)

Shield-Wizard #1   (1940)   (Origin of The Shield & The Wizard. Classic flag cover.)  ($10,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Showcase #1   (1956)    ($9,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Showcase Comics #4   (1956)   (Considered by many the 1st silver age comic - 1st silver age appearance of the Flash.)  ($130,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Showcase Comics #8   (1957)   (2nd appearance of silver age Flash.)  ($21,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Showcase #9   (1957)   (Try-out issue for Lois Lane series. First Showcase character to win their own comic book series.)  ($14,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Showcase #15   (1958)   (1st appearance of the Space Ranger.)  ($4,800 Overstreet NM- value)

Showcase #17   (1958)   (1st appearance of Adam Strange.)  ($9,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Showcase #20   (1959)   (Origin & appearance of the Rip Hunter Time Master)  ($3,800 Overstreet NM- value)

Showcase #22   (1959)   (Origin &1st silver age appearance of the Green Lantern)  ($38,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Showcase #30   (1961)   (Origin and 1st silver age appearance of Aquaman.)  ($5,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Showcase #34   (1961)   (Origin & 1st silver age appearance of The Atom.)  ($4,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Showcase #60   (1966)   (1st silver age appearance of the Spectre. Origin in text.)  ($575 Overstreet NM- value)

Silver Streak #1   (1939)   (100 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. Introduction of The Claw.)  ($21,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Silver Streak #6   (1940)   (Classic cover - Origin & 1st appearance of Daredevil. Scarce. Gerber Photo-Journal gives this comic "7" in it's rarity index.)  ($36,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Silver Streak #7   (1941)   (Daredevil's new uniform. Daredevil regains his voice. Claw returns. Classic battle issue.)  ($15,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Silver Streak #18   (1942)   (1st comic book appearance of The Saint - classic cover.)  ($2,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Smash #1   (1939)   (1st robot on the cover of a comic book.)  ($5,800 Overstreet NM- value)

Space Patrol #1   (1952)   (TV series spin-off. Painted covers by Norman Saunders.)  ($1,475 Overstreet NM- value)

Special Comics #1   (1941)   (Hangman cover. Origin of the Boy Buddies. Death of the Comet retold.)  ($7,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Special Edition #1   (1940)   (150 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. 1st book devoted entirely to Captain Marvel.)  ($15,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Speed Comics #1   (1939)   (Up tp 50 copies known to exist - Gerber Photo-Journal . 1st appearance of Shock Gibson.)  ($7,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Spirit #1   (1944)   (Cover has the Spirit emerging from a grave with his African-American side-kick.)  ($2,200 Overstreet NM- value)

Spirit #22   (1952)   (Final issue & classic cover by Eisner.)  ($7,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Spy Smasher #1   (1941)   (Spy Smasher begins. Very rare golden age silver metallic cover.)  ($5,900 Overstreet NM- value)

Star Spangled Comics #1   (1941)   (One of the earliest robot covers. The Gerber Photo-Journal gives this a 7 on its Rarity Index, which suggests that there are between 21 and 50 copies of this gem known to exist.)  ($9,700 Overstreet NM- value)

Star Spangled Comics #7   (1942)   (First appearance of THE NEWSBOY LEGION. The Overstreet Guide suggests that there are less than 100 copies known to exist. The Gerber Photo-Journal disagrees, stating that there are less than 50 copies known to exist.)  ($15,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Star Spangled Comics #65   (1947)   (Begins Robin's 1st solo series)  ($3,400 Overstreet NM- value)

Startling Comics #1   (1940)   (Origin and first appearance of Captain Future.)  ($6,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Strange Adventures #1   (1950)   (Adaptation of Destination Moon. Cover photo form the movie.)  ($5,200 Overstreet NM- value)

Strange Tales #101   (1962)   (Silver Age Human Torch stories begin.)  ($4,700 Overstreet NM- value)

Strange Tales #110   (1962)   (Origin and first silver age appearance of DR. STRANGE.)  ($18,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Sub-Mariner #1   (1941)   (Golden Age - 190 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. The Sub-Mariner & The Angel begin.)  ($80,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Sub-Mariner #32   (1949)   (origin issue - breaks for five years between issues #32 & #33)  ($7,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Sub-Mariner #1   (1968)   (1st silver age Sub-Mariner series.)  ($525 Overstreet NM- value)

Superboy #1   (1949)   (275 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. 1st Superboy series.)  ($19,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Superman #1   (1939)   (190 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. 1st Superman series.)  ($1,200,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Superman #2   (1939)   (scarce)  ($67,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Superman #53   (1948)   (origin issue)  ($6,300 Overstreet NM- value)

Superman #146   (1961)   (origin issue) Classic cover. Superman’s life story. Most comprehensive Superman/Superboy origin story to date.   ($825 Overstreet NM- value)

Supersnipe v.1, #6   (1942)   (1st of series - 1st mention of comic book collecting -The Boy with the most comic books in America.)  ($1,200 Overstreet NM- value)

Superworld Comics #1   (1942)   (Classic cover. Less than 50 copies known to exist.)  ($20,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Suspense Comics #3   (1942)   (Classic cover. Less than 25 copies known to exist.)  ($110,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Swamp Thing #1(1972)   (1st Swamp Thing series.)  ($365 Overstreet NM- value)

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Tales of Suspense #39   (1963)   (Origin & 1st appearance of Iron Man)  ($48,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Tales To Astonish #27   (1962)   (The first appearance of ANT-MAN.)  ($45,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Tales To Astonish #35   (1963)   (The first appearance of ANT-MAN in uniform.)  ($10,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Terrific Comics #1   (1944)   (Kid Terrific. Opium story.)  ($6,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Terrific Comics #5   (1944)   (Classic cover.)  ($33,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Thrilling Comics #1   (1940)   (1st Doc Strange cover.)  ($6,800 Overstreet NM- value)

Tip Top Comics #1   (1959)   (80 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide.. Currently we own the original cover only.)

Tom Mix Ralston #1   (1940)   (One shot. Given away for two box topes of cereal. Contains life story of Tom Mix.)  ($3,600 Overstreet NM- value)

Tom Mix Western #1   (1948)   (Comic book spin-off of the popular movie cowboy. Tom Mix was a real cowboy before entering the movies. All photo covers.)  ($800 Overstreet NM- value)

Torchy #5   (1950)   (Classic good girl cover)  ($1,750 Overstreet NM- value)

Tough Kid Squad #1   (1942)   (Less than100 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide.)  ($18,500 Overstreet NM- value)

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Uncle Sam Quarterly #1   (1941)   (Origin Uncle Sam by Eisner & Fine. Ran for eight issues and then became Black Hawk with issue #9.)  ($6,600 Overstreet NM- value)

USA Comics #1   (1941)   (First appearance of THE WHIZZER, The DEFENDER begins. The YOUNG AVENGER only appearance. Up to 145 copies known to exist.)  ($20,000 Overstreet NM- value)

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Vault of Horror #12   (1950)   (1st of series - tied for 1st horror comic. Formerly War Against Crime issues #1 to #11.)  ($10,000 Overstreet NM- value)

V_Comics #1   (1942)   (1st of series)  ($3,800 Overstreet NM- value)

V_Comics #2   (1942)   (last of series)  ($3,600 Overstreet NM- value)

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Walt Disney Comics & Stories #1   (1940)   (245 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide)  ($50,000 Overstreet NM- value)

War Victory Comics #1   (1942)   (5c cover price. Produced for the promotion of World War II savings bonds and stamps. All profits were contributed to the USO and the Army, Navy Relief Fund. Featuring America's Greatest Comic Artists.)  ($900 Overstreet NM- value)

Whirlwind Comics #3   (1940)   (Less than 10 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. Rarest of the three comics in this series.)  ($2,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Whiz Comics #2   (1940)   (100 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. 1st of series. Origin & 1st newsstand appearance of Captain Marvel. Cover swipe from Action #1.)  ($240,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Whiz Comics #25   (1941)   (This issue was the second of the trilogy adventure of Captain Marvel and Bulletman fighting Captain Nazi. It was in this issue that the origin and first appearance of Captain Marvel, Jr. takes place. The first of the trilogy was in Whiz Comics #21 and the third part of the trilogy was in Whiz Comics #22.)  ($10,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Wings Comics #1   (1939)   (1st issue of 127 issue series. Air was stories nearly two years before the USA entered WWII.)  ($4,700 Overstreet NM- value)

Wonder Comics #1   (1939)   (70 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. First series. Wonder Man only appearance by Will Eisner.)  ($42,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Wonder Woman #1   (1942)   (150 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide.)  ($125,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Wonder Woman #2   (1942)   (Origin & 1st appearance of Mars.)  ($10,500 Overstreet NM- value)

Wonder Woman #45   (1951)   (origin issue)  ($3,000 Overstreet NM- value)

World's Best Comics #1   (1941)   (185 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. Spin-off from 1939 & 1940 New York World's Fair Comic - continues as World's Finest Comics #2)  ($27,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Wow Comics #1   (1940)   (100 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. 1st appearance of Gotham City in comics. Origin of Mr. Scarlet by Simon and Kirby. Many firsts.)  ($27,000 Overstreet NM- value)

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X-Men #1   (1963)   (Origin & 1st appearance of the X-Men. 1st appearance of Professor X & Magneto. Series nearly canceled by issue #15 due to lack of popularity.)  ($48,000 Overstreet NM- value)

X-Men #2   (1963)   (2nd appearance of the X-Men. Sales were slow and expectations were that the series might be a flop. By the 15th issue it was suggested that the series should be cancelled.)  ($4,600 Overstreet NM- value)

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Young Allies #1   (1941)   (165 copies known to exist - 1997 Overstreet Guide. Origin & 1st appearance of Young Allies - Bucky, Toro & others.)  ($26,000 Overstreet NM- value)

Young Men #24   (1953)  (Origin of Capt. America, Sub-Mariner, and The Human Torch. 1st App of the three in comics after a 5 year hiatus)  ($6,500 Overstreet NM- value)

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Zip Comics #1   (1940)   (Origin & 1st appearance of Steel Sterling, The Scarlet Avenger, Mr. Satan, Kalather the Giant Man, Nevada Jones, War Eagle, Captain Valor and Zambini the Miracle Man.)  ($8,500 Overstreet NM- value)

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