ADVENTURES INTO DARKNESS (Standard 1952)
None in stock at present
ADVENTURES INTO TERROR (Atlas 1950)
29 GD+ £125 The Bute Collection. Pre-code. Edge and spine wear with small creases that break colour. Front cover off top staple. Cover image okay. Small chips out edge back cover with what looks like rodent or insect damage (small). Pictured below
ALARMING TALES (Harvey 1957)
ASTONISHING (Atlas 1951)
16 GD- £39 Pre-code; glued spine
20 GD £44 Pre-code
22 PR £14 Pre-code. Covers detached and separated; several chips out bottom edge.
35 FA £16 Pre-code
37 VG £59 Pre-code
40 FA £11
41 VG £41
44 VG+ £57
45 GD/VG £34
47 VG- £40
49 VG £41
50 GD £21
53 GD £23
55 FA+ £15
56 GD £21
60 FA £12 Piece off back cover
61 GD/VG £31
62 GD £22
63 VG £42
BAFFLING MYSTERIES (Ace 1951)
21 GD/VG £80 The Bute Collection. Pre-Code. Solid enough with a worn spine with short upper and lower splits. Staples and pages okay, unmarked cover image. Pictured below.
BLACK CAT MYSTERY (Harvey 1951)
48 GD/VG £165 The Bute Collection. Pre-Code. Lee Elias cover. Worn spine with some central tears, small chip out bottom left. Small spine split at top, with tiny hole a couple of cms in along the top edge. Edge wear and small creasing breaking colour along bottom edge and right corner, but image undamaged. Off white pages, bottom staple partially loosening.
62 App GD/VG £12 Right edge trim; subscription crease
BLACK MAGIC (Crestwood/Prize 1950)
V6 #1 PR/FA £5 The Bute Collection. Long spine splits; some brittleness
V7 #1 FA £5 The Bute Collection. Long spine splits
V7 #2 GD/VG £13 The Bute Collection. Taped lower spine
V8 #2 VG £15 Ditko art
V8 #2 FA/GD £7 The Bute Collection. Loose centrefold; Ditko art
V8 #3 VG- £16 The Bute Collection. Off top staple
V8 #5 VG+ £20 The Bute Collection
V8 #5 GD p £7
BLUE BOLT WEIRD TALES (Star 1949)
None available at present
EERIE (Avon 1951)
None in stock at present.
FORBIDDEN WORLDS (ACG 1951)
JOURNEY INTO FEAR (Superior 1951)
None in stock at present.
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (Atlas 1952)
3 VG/FN £475 The Bute Collection. Pre-Code. A superior copy with great cover colour and some gloss. Only faint spine and edge wear; tiny nick at base of spine. A couple of shallow creases across bottom right cover just break colour. Staples are tight and firm, mostly sharp corners; excellent pages are off-white to white. Pictured below.
9 VG/FN £400 The Bute Collection. Pre-Code. Cover by Everett, art by Robinson, Forte and others. Clean, fresh and glossy cover with great colour. Some spine wear but only moderate, also at top edge with minor handling wear. Staples tight at centrefold and reasonably tight at spine; nice supple off-white pages. Pictured below.
13 VG £230 The Bute Collection. Pre-Code. Cover by Carl Burgos. Art by Burgos, George Roussos, John Forte, Myron Fass and others. Reasonable copy with unblemished cover scene. Good staples, nice off-white to cream pages. Minimal edge and spine wear (some chipping to right edge back cover). Small spine ticks, slight reading crease between staples faintly breaks colour, crease at very top right corner cover with tiny loss at extreme. Pictured below.
17 VG+ £275 Pre-Code. The Bute Collection. Cover by Sol Brodsky. Art by Sid Check, Robert Q Sale and others. Nice copy with some gloss. Tight, firm staples and nice off-white to white pages. Very little edge wear, lies flat. Spine ticks are almost imperceptible. A very presentable copy. Pictured below
36 FA/GD £57
JOURNEY INTO UNKNOWN WORLDS (Atlas 1950)
5 FA/GD £46 Pre-code
6 FN+ £165 Pre-code; features the work of Colan & Heath among others and is a lovely FN+ copy, with great cover colour and gloss, tight, firm staples and really nice off-white pages. Edge wear is at a minimum but for a small 1 cm tear to the right cover edge.
7 App VG/FN £95 Pre-code; features Colan, Maneeley (an electric chair story) and the Wolverton story ‘The Planet Of Terror’; a decent copy with good cover colour and gloss, nice staples and pages and a few nicks at the edges; the Maneeley story has one panel cut out due to a coupon on the reverse, but included are a high quality photo-copy of the complete affected story page as well as a small black and white copy of the affected panel (double-sided). Due to this defect, the comic is half the price it otherwise would be in this grade.
8 VG £120 Pre-code
9 GD £84 Pre-code; colour touch
17 PR/FA £16 Pre-code
30 GD/VG £55 Pre-code
31 FA+ £23 Pre-code; cover tear taped; pencil scribble
34 GD £28
36 VG £49
39 GD+ £31
40 GD+ £28
40 GD £25
41 VG £49
42 VG+ £55
46 VG+ £51
46 GD- £18
52 PR £7
55 FA £13
56 GD/VG £34
57 VG- £40
58 VG- £40
59 VG £49 Glued spine
59 App FA £7 Trimmed top edge, glued spine
MARVEL TALES (Atlas 1949)
115 GD/VG £90 Pre-code
136 VG- £64
137 GD/VG £50 Nice copy with great colour and unmarked cover; spine a little fragile and lower spine split up to lower staple.
138 VG £73
140 VG £66 (Copy A)
141 PR/FA £13
142 VG+ £74
144 VG+ £74
146 VG+ £63
152 GD £33
154 VG £56
156 GD/VG £42
157 VG+ £64
158 VG- £49
158 App VG £28 Trimmed on 3 sides
8 VG+ £190 The Bute Collection. Pre-code. Joe Maneeley, John Romita, Russ Heath (2 stories, with one in ‘3D’) and more. End Of World story. Nice solid copy with deep colour, firm staples, supple off-white pages, only minor wear. Faint vertical crease down the centre (like subscription crease but much less apparent). 4 cm tear up from central bottom cover sealed on inside.
10 VG £165 Pre-code. Russ Heath, Robert Q Sale, Sheldon Moldoff, Joe Sinnott and more. H-Bomb panels. Bright copy with clear, unspoilt cover image. Staples are firm, pages a nice off-white to cream. Very small spine split at base with minor erosion and 1.25 cm split upper spine.
MEN’S ADVENTURES (Atlas 1950)
For issues 4-10 see Miscellaneous 1940-1959 category
For issues 11-20 see War category
MYSTERIOUS ADVENTURES (Story 1951)
14 GD- £130 The Bute Collection. Pre-Code. This is qiuite a reasonable lower-graded copy; the cover is a little worn and creased around the edges, with a minor tear at top edge, a small residual piece of tape at top spine, more on back cover and a small piece of tape on inside back cover. Staples are firm if a tiny bit rusty and pages are a good quality off-white to cream. Prospective buyrers should note that a small corner is torn off one story page; although it affects panels on pages 6 & 7 of the lead story, it doesn’t intrude on the story in any meaningful way. Pictured below.
MYSTERIOUS STORIES (Premier 1954)
4 GD £22
5 FA/GD £16
7 FA £11
MYSTERY TALES (Atlas 1951)
7 FA £42 Pre-code
12 VG £175 The Bute Collection. Pre-code. Nice supple copy with good staples, great colour and gloss, a few creases, mostly not breaking colour. Tiny lower spine split.
13 PR £15 Pre-code; all pages loose and brittle
16 PR £15 Pre-code; back cover missing
16 VG £175 The Bute Collection. Pre-Code. Nice solid supple copy with corner blunting and some spine wear.
18 PR £16 The Bute Collection. Pre-Code. Covers separated and detached, worn and torn.
20 PR £15 Pre-code; back cover missing, trimmed and restored
21 PR £15 Pre-code; significant cover erosion
21 GD+ £44 Pre-code
22 GD £48 The Bute Collection. Pre-Code. Okay copy but edges a little worn and torn. Interior tape reinforcement at staples.
23 VG £100 The Bute Collection. Pre-Code. Nice tight copy with good staples and pages; faint colour-breaking (subscription?) crease vertical down centre of cover
24 VG £100 The Bute Collection. Pre-Code. Nice solid supple copy with minor wear; tiny sliver out lower right edge cover; white mark on title box.
25 FA+ £32 Pre-code
26 FA £26 Pre-code; rodent chew top cover and internal pages; stories unharmed.
27 GD+ £45
28 GD/VG £53
29 GD/VG £58 The Bute Collection. Burgos, Everett, Powell, Forte & others. Reasonable copy with good colour. Spine a little weak with small upper split; lower right corner a little dog-eared.
30 VG- £67 The Bute Collection. Brodsky, Burgos, Ayers, Heck, Forte, Greene & others. Nice solid copy with spine ticks. Long diagonal crease across lower right breaks colour. Pictured below.
30 GD £36 Brodsky, Burgos, Ayers, Heck, Forte, Greene & others.
31 GD/VG £53 Burgos, John Severin, Forte, Sale & others.
32 PR £11 The Bute Collection. Burgos, Greene, Reinman & others. An awful copy; the cover and leading pages are torn in half down the middle and detached.
33 GD+ £45
34 GD+ £45
35 VG+ £87 The Bute Collection. Burgos, Stallman, Colan, Benulis, Everett & others. Solid copy with only colour-breaking reading wear at spine. Pictured below
35 GD £36 2 available
36 VG/FN £100 The Bute Collection. Burgos cover. Krigstein, Forgione, Sinnott & others. Nice copy with great colour and gloss. Cover unmarked but for reading crease between staples at spine. Pictured below
36 GD/VG £53 Burgos cover. Krigstein, Forgione, Sinnott & others.
38 VG+ £95 The Bute Collection. Everett cover, Powell, Benulis, Stallman, Hartley & others. Nice copy with great colour and gloss. Minor edge wear and slight reading crease. Pictured below
39 VG/FN £100 The Bute Collection. Everett cover, Krigstein, Brown, Colletta & others. Nice copy with great colour and gloss. Very minor edge wear and slight reading crease. Pictured below
39 FA £19 Everett cover, Krigstein, Brown, Colletta & others.
42 GD/VG £65 The Bute Collection. Brodsky cover, Forte, Robinson, Abel, Hartley & others. Solid copy with tiny lower spine split/nick. Minor edge wear; very small colour touch bottom edge and a couple of very small water marks. Pictured below
42 GD+ £45 Brodsky cover, Forte, Robinson, Abel, Hartley & others.
42 GD £36 Brodsky cover, Forte, Robinson, Abel, Hartley & others. Upper cover corner detached
43 FA £19
45 GD £36
46 GD £40 The Bute Collection. Everett cover, Forte, Heck, Giordano, Williamson, Crandall, Brodsky, Sale. Front cover off bottom staple. Moderate/heavy spine and edge wear, small upper spine split with tiny chip out. Pictured below
46 GD £40
47 VG £80 The Bute Collection. Burgos cover, Sale, Crandall, Shores, Powell, Ditko and others. Nice flat shiny copy with just small split and chip out bottom spine. Pictured below
47 VG £80
49 VG+ £87 The Bute Collection. Everett cover, Roussos, Bailey, Ayears, Morisi, Maneely, Shores, Sale. Solid copy with good cover and gloss and just minor edge wear. Tiny crease at bottom spine. Pictured below
49 VG £78
50 GD £39 The Bute Collection. Everett cover, Torres, Sale, Marie Severin, Morrow, Forte and others. Some bad finishing on this copy, with the right edge uneven and jagged throughout, does not impinge on stories.
50 FA/GD £27
51 GD £40
51 FA/GD £28
53 VG £71
54 VG+ £79
MYSTIC (Atlas 1951)
2 GD £64 Pre-code
3 FA/GD £50 Pre Code. Eyes torn out story. Cover detached, staples slightly rusty but otherwise not too bad.
15 VG £110 The Bute Collection. Pre-code. Supple and glossy with tiny upper spine split; good staples. Tiny corner off bottom right cover. A few creases, mostly not breaking colour.
33 FA+ £23 Pre-code; heavy spine tape
34 GD £37 Pre-code
36 GD/VG £55 Pre-code
37 PR/FA £11
38 GD+ £34
39 FA £14
40 VG- £47
41 GD+ £34
42 PR £8
43 VG £54
44 PR/FA £11
45 FA/GD £21
48 GD+ £34
50 FA £14
51 FA £14
55 FA £14
56 VG+ £67
61 VG £54
MYSTICAL TALES (Atlas 1956)
2 VG £67 Solid copy with minor edge wear and soft creasing.
4 App FA £9 Trimmed on 3 sides
OUT OF THE NIGHT (ACG 1952)
16 GD- £35 The Bute Collection. Foxing/staining to cover and some interiors. Structurally okay. Pictured below.
OUT OF THE SHADOWS (Standard 1952)
None in stiock at present
SPELLBOUND (Atlas 1952)
6 PR £15 Pre-code; top half of front cover missing; a complete photocopy cover is included
9 FA/GD £35 Pre-code; glued spine; small cover colour touch lower edge.
24 VG £54
27 App VG+ £34 Trimmed on 3 sides
28 GD- £24
30 FA/GD £21
31 App GD- £11 Trimmed on 3 sides; taped.
32 GD £27
33 VG £54 WIth free incomplete copy of #31
33 App FA/GD £11 Trimmed on 3 sides
34 FA/GD £21 Glued spine
STRANGE MYSTERIES (Superior 1951)
6 VG- £170 Pre-code. Chipping right edge
STRANGE STORIES FROM ANOTHER WORLD (Fawcett 1952)
3 GD £145 The Bute Collection. Pre-code. Stunning skeleton painted cover by Norman Saunders. Accomplished gruesome fare on the interior. The cover is mis-cut and fitted on to the interiors at an angle (we’re pretty sure this is an original printing defect). See scan. Cover image unaffected. Apart from a few chips out of the splash margin and one interior page margin, plus a small bottom spine split, everything else is pretty good, with firm staples, great colour, decent off-white pages just tanning at the edges. Pictured below
STRANGE STORIES OF SUSPENSE (Atlas 1955)
6 GD+ £39
9 GD- £27
9 FA/GD £17 1/2 strip off lower back cover; water damaged.
10 VG/FN £73
11 VG/FN £65
12 GD+ £33
STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES (Fawcett 1952)
3 VG £150 The Bute Collection. Pre-code. Great headless figure cover from George Evans. Accomplished interiors by Evans, Bernard Baily and others, a gruesome fest. Cover may be mis-cut at a slight angle; certainly the interiors are misprinted at that angle, but are unspoilt with all margins in place. Unmarked cover, firm staples, nice supple off-white pages. Pictured below.
STRANGE TALES (Atlas 1951)
24 VG- £175 The Bute Collection. Pre-code. Great Bill Everett cover; Sinnott and others interiors. Glossy with rich colour. Tight firm staples. Minimal wear and off-white to cream pages. Soft long vertical sub. crease does not break colour. Handling creases at base of spine also do not break colour. 6.5 cm horizontal tear on back cover neatly taped.
30 VG £195 The Bute Collection. Pre-code. Art by Benulis, Drucker, Ayers etc. Glossy cover with rich colour. Tight, firm staples, nice off-white pages, Very minor edge wear except for a between-staple tear of about fingernail-tip size, with no loss.
STRANGE TALES OF THE UNUSUAL (Atlas 1955)
4 FA/GD £18
5 VG £59 Ditko, Crandall. Nice solid copy with good colour and gloss, unmarked cover, good staples and pages, moderate edge and spine wear.
7 App VG £53 Kirby, Orlando. Decent copy with small horizontal nick out of spine near top staple, possible but unconfirmed colour touch in that area, good staples and pages, moderate edge and spine wear.
7 GD+ £33
8 FA+ £15
11 VG £47
STRANGE TERRORS (St John 1952)
4 FA/GD £250 The Bute Collection. Pre-Code. Ekgren cover art. This is a lowish graded copy, chiefly due to water damage at the base of the spine and along the bottom edge, which permeates through the comic, with a resulting 4 cm lower spine split. However, this is mostly restricted to the page margins and does not spoil the enjoyment of reading the issue. Other than that, an intact copy with good pages and staples, and only minor edge wear. Possibly the cover colours are a little muted, but on a cover as weird as this, it’s hard to tell! Pictured below.
SUSPENSE (Atlas 1949)
6 GD £40 Pre-code
11 GD/VG £75 Pre-code; only ever had one central staple, but it is tight and firm, off white pages, minor edge and spine wear and an upper spine split of under 2 cm.
11 GD £37 Pre-code
15 FA/GD £28 Pre-code; taped spine
27 GD+ £44 Pre-code; spine repair
27 PR £10 Pre-code; covers detached and separated
TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER (Charlton 1956)
5 GD £40 3 Ditko stories
11 PR £5 3 Ditko stories complete; one story missing
12 FN £44
TENSE SUSPENSE (Fago 1958)
2 GD/VG £12
THIS MAGAZINE IS HAUNTED (Fawcett/Charlton 1951)
7 PR/FA £30 Pre-code. Extreme upper edge wear with piece out. Colour touches.
12 FA+ £50 Pre-code. Wall Of Flesh Story; possible right edge trim, colour touches
UNCANNY TALES (Atlas 1952)
3 FA+ £43 Pre-code
4 FA+ £43 Pre-code
19 GD/VG £75 Pre-code. 2 cm top spine split, off top staple. Moderate wear and small tears to cover edges.
19 GD+ £63 Pre-code
22 GD- £39 Pre-code
23 PR £13 Pre-code. Covers detached and separated, with chips out.
24 FA £23 Pre-code 2 available
25 VG- £80 The Bute Collection. Pre-Code. Benulis, Colletta, Tartaglione, Sekowsky and others. Nice dark background cover, tight, firm staples and off-white pages. Faint horizontal crease across middle of cover just breaks colour; also several colour-breaking creases in bottom eight corner, but a solid copy. Pictured below
25 GD- £39 Pre-code
25 FA £23 Pre-code
30 GD+ £32
31 FA/GD £19
34 GD £25
37 VG £50
37 GD+ £20
40 VG- £44
41 VG+ £70 The Bute Collection. Burgos, Ayers, Andru, John Severin, Forte, Wildey and others. Solid copy with tight, firm staples and off-white pages. Minor spine and edge wear; slight foxing towards bottom edge. Pictured below
41 GD £26
44 GD/VG £38
46 VG £50
48 VG- £44
49 GD/VG £38
50 GD+ £32
51 GD- £22
53 GD/VG £38
54 GD £26 Extensive colour touch at spine
55 GD/VG £38
56 VG £52
WEB OF EVIL (Quality 1952)
4 FA £20 Pre-code; Jack Cole art; taped spine
WEB OF MYSTERY (Ace 1951)
25 GD+ £70 The Bute Collection. Pre-code. Spine quite worn and tired, lower staple coming loose, but okay. Pictured below.
WEIRD TALES OF THE FUTURE (SPM/Aragon 1952)
2 GD+ £900 The Bute Collection. Pre-code. Basil Wolverton cover and 3 stories. This reasonable copy has a virtually umarked cover image with great colour. Staples are firm at spine and centrefold and pages are a very creditable creamy white to light tan. There is a central vertical crease down most of the cover, which barely breaks colour and a small crease across bottom right corner (about 4 cm) which also breaks colour. The spine is a bit worn, with several tiny nicks and holes, a small spine split at the bottom and a longer one of about 4 cm at the top. There is also a small fingernail-size chip out of central back cover edge. Despite all this, the comic presents well. High resolution images are available on request.
WEIRD TERROR (Comic Media 1952)
10 GD/VG £275 The Bute Collection. Pre-code. Spine worn but intact. Small creases around edges only, a few of which break colour. Nice cover image and pages. Cover coming loose at front only at bottom staple.
WEIRD THRILLERS (Ziff-Davis 1951)
3 GD- £115 The Bute Collection. Pre-code. Features a gorgeous painted cover by Allen Anderson of mermaid and monster. Interior art is by Dan Barry, George Tuska, Everett Kintsler, Bob Powell and others. Stories involve fantasy, monsters, a lot of supernatural crime happenings, just deserts and death. The cover image is unspoilt, with just an arrival date on the ‘w’ of ‘weird’. The contents are off covers, with the spine being taped. There are small chips out round the edges of the cover and a small corner off the top of the back cover. Cover colours are rich, pages off-white and staples tight at centrefold. Pictured below
WORLD OF FANTASY (Atlas 1956)
10 GD/VG £50 Cover by Burgos. Interior art by Reinman, Winarski, Colan, Sale and more. Pictured below
11 VG- £58 Cover by Everett/Maneely. Interior art by Torres, Mooney, Winarski and more. Pictured below
12 FA £18 Cover by Everett. Interior art by Forte, Mooney, Stallman & more. Covers almost detached; long spine split.
WORLD OF MYSTERY (Atlas 1956)
4 GD £28 Cover by Burgos. Interior art by Roth, Reinman, Powell, Stallman, Romita & Ayers
5 FA/GD £22 Cover by Burgos. Interior art by Orlando, Ayers, Winarski, Heck, Brodsky, Forte and more. A couple of small cover scuffs in logo and code box.
WORLD OF SUSPENSE (Atlas 1956)
4 PR £8 Cover by Burgos. Interior art by Reinman, Stallman, Sale, Roussos, Forgione and more. Covers detached, separated and brittle. Some loss at edges.
5 VG £52 Cover by Burgos. Interior art by Everett, Giunta, Romita, Heck, Roussos and more. Pictured below
5 App FN £36 Cover by Burgos. Interior art by Everett, Giunta, Romita, Heck, Roussos and more. Right edge trimmed; stories not affected.
7 GD- £22 Cover by Burgos. Interior art by Maneely, Williamson & Mayo, Baily, Crandall, Morisi and more.
8 GD £22 Cover by Doxsee. Interior art by Doxsee, Winarski, Brodsky, Forte and more. Small corner off bottom right cover.