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    Cancelled Comic Cavalcade #1 and 2 (DC, 1978) Condition: Average FN. These books are perhaps the rarest collector's items of the Bronze Age. In the wake of the mass cancellation of titles which wags dubbed the "DC Implosion," the company 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". Both volumes have hilarious, tongue-in-cheek "covers" on the respective title pages: the first, by Al Milgrom, shows a truck marked "DC" speeding away from a landfill, having dumped the bodies of dead superheroes. The second, by Alex Saviuk, shows second-tier heroes like Prez, the Creeper, and Shade the Changing Man applying for unemployment benefits. 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. Overstreet lists these books, but does not list a price for them. These books trade hands very infrequently, so take this opportunity to grab your set now. From the Compleat Kirby Comic Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2004
    13th-14th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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