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    Cancelled Comic Cavalcade #1 and 2 Group (DC, 1978). These books are perhaps the rarest collector's items of the Bronze Age. DC had expanded its line in what it proudly called the "DC Explosion," but soon canceled a whole slew of titles in what wags quickly dubbed the "DC Implosion." DC produced this two-volume ashcan edition to protect DC's copyright to the content, printing a mere 35 copies. Of these, 34 were given to the creators and copyright people, and one to price guide publisher Bob Overstreet for documentation purposes. Containing pages photocopied on one side only with blank blue covers and a taped spine, the books each measure 8.5" x 11". Many of these comics were featured in DC house ads, offered as subscriptions, or both before the sudden cancellation. And many of canceled DC series ended on cliffhangers (Shade the Changing Man to name one), making this your one chance to find out how the story ended. Also, completists of artists like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko will find stories here that never saw the light of day. The contents of Volume #1 are Black Lightning #12, cover to #13, Claw #13 and #14, The Deserter #1, Doorway to Nightmare #6, Firestorm #6, The Green Team #2 and #3. Volume #2 contains Kamandi #60 (including Omac) and #61, Prez #5, Shade #9 (including the Odd Man), Showcase #105 (Deadman) and #106 (The Creeper), Secret Society of Super Villains #16 and #17, The Vixen #1, and covers to Army At War #2, Battle Classics #3, Demand Classics #1 and #2, Dynamic Classics #3, Mister Miracle #26, Ragman #6, Weird Mystery #25 and #26, and Western Classics #1 and #2. Volume 1 has a water stain on the cover and Volume 2 has a cover crease, but the interior is not affected in either case. Overstreet does not list a price for these, but does note that a set was sold in 2004 for $3,220, which we can confirm because we were the sellers. The Bronze Age gets hotter by the year, so grab one of these while you can! From the Fantastic Frank Collection.

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