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    Amazing Adventures, Amazing Adult Fantasy, and Amazing Fantasy #1-15 Bound Volume (Atlas/Marvel, 1961-62). When the first appearance of Spider-Man is only one of the highlights, you know you've got a special bound volume in your hands! Yes, Amazing Fantasy #15 is one of the comics in this handsome volume, which contains trimmed and bound copies of issues #1-15 (the series began as Amazing Adventures, becoming Amazing Adult Fantasy with #7, and of course #15 was the only issue to be called Amazing Fantasy). No doubt you already know all about the contents of #15, which is also described elsewhere in this catalog, but how about tons of Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko stories, many of which have never been reprinted anywhere (and the ones that did appear in reprints were usually cut down or altered)? In fact, looking through this treasure trove, we didn't see one single story that wasn't drawn by either Kirby or Ditko, and there are some classics in here like Kirby's "Sserpo, The Creature Who Crushed The Earth" and Ditko's "The Terror of Tim Boo Ba." The early issues combine monster yarns with tales of Dr. Droom, whom Overstreet calls the first Marvel Age superhero, making his first appearance in #1 a key issue in its own right. Also of note is a Ditko-drawn tale in #14 which is a prototype of the whole X-Men concept, with mutants who have special powers being hated and feared by their fellow man. These comics are fairly well-thumbed copies which evidently averaged approximately VG condition when bound, however it's amazing what preservation in a bound volume does for the page quality of a comic! The spine of the book is embossed with the title and issue numbers, and the previous owner's name is embossed on the front of the book. We will accept only one excuse for not bidding on this bound volume, and that's the highly unlikely event that you already own all of these issues. Anyone else who passes this by might as well turn in his M.M.M.S. card! Overstreet 2005 VG 4.0 value for group = $3,854.

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