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#1 issues showcased in no-reserve comics auction Sept. 20

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Ms. Marvel #1, VG-. Jasper52 imageMarvel #1, VG-. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Among the scare titles entered in a no-reserve online comic book auction that will be conducted by Jasper52 on Sunday, Sept. 20, are a handful of #1 issues – the key to every collection. The prized #1 issue often has the highest value of any series. And, in a no-reserve auction, the highest bidder wins the item, no matter the price. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

Ms. Marvel is the name of several fictional superheroes appearing in titles published by Marvel Comics. The character was originally conceived as a counterpart to Captain Marvel. Her first identity was Carol Danvers, who first appeared in Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (March 1968).

She resurfaced in Ms. Marvel #1 (January 1977). As Ms. Marvel, Danvers becomes a mainstay of the superhero team The Avengers, beginning in The Avengers #171 (May 1978). The Ms. Marvel title ended with #23 in April 1979. The Ms. Marvel #1 copy offed in the auction (above) is graded VG-.

A member of Batman’s rogues’ gallery, the brutal but intelligent villain known as Bane made his debut in Batman: Vengance of Bane #1 in January 1993. The issue featured in the auction (below) is graded FN/VF.

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Batman: Vengance of Bane #1, first appearance of Bane, FN/VF. Jasper52 image

Marvel unveiled Crypt of Shadows #1 in January 1972, when comic books still cost only 20 cents. This horror genre title lasted 21 issues before ending in November 1975.

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Crypt of Shadows #1, FN-. Jasper52 image

Marvel pulled the plug on Worlds Unknown after only eight issues in August 1974. It debuted in May 1973. The copy of Worlds Unknown No. 1 in the auction is in VG+ condition.

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Worlds Unknown #1, VG+. Jasper52 image

OMACs are a type of cyborg appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. The original series debuted as OMAC #1 in September/October 1974 and continued for eight issues ending in November/Decembe 1975. DC Comics has revived and updated the concept.

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OMAC #1, first appearance of OMAC, VG+. Jasper52 image

These and approximately 170 additional scare vintage comic books will be sold to the highest bidders in this no-reserve auction that will begin Sunday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. EDT.

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