80 Page Giant Magazine

 8PGM   (DC, 1964-1965)

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Talk about getting a bang for your two bits. A forerunner of the DC 100 Page Super Spectacular of the 1970s, this aptly named, extra-thick reprint title picks up where the Giant Annuals of the early 1960s left off. For just a few pennies more than the cost of the standard-size comic book of the time, the twenty-five-cent cover price gave readers eighty pages of classic DC Comics stories. Most issues spotlighted members of the ever-popular Superman family: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (with Supermanís boyhood sweetheart, Lana Lang), Superboy, and the Man of Steel himself. Others featured the Flash in a number of ďtreacherous traps,Ē celebrated twenty-five years of Batmanís adventures, or boasted the best of Sgt. Rockís battle tales. The Spectacular series ended with #15, a Worldís Finest Comics-themed issue starring Superman, Batman, and Robin the Boy Wonder, but the 80 Page Giants continued to run under various titles in the DC line until the late 1960s.

ó Thomas Moudry

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#1

  8/1/1964
  $0.25
  $300.00
3 copies available from $60.00
Superman: Action Comics #259; Superman: Action Comics #270; Superboy: Superboy (1st Series) #78; Jimmy Olsen: Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #29; Supergirl: Action Comics #275; Superman: Superman (1st Series) #137; Imaginary storiesJerry Siegel, Otto BinderAl Plastino, Curt Swan, John Sikela, Jim Mooney

#2

  9/1/1964
  $0.25
  $380.00
1 copy available for $76.00
Superman: Action Comics #253; Jimmy Olsen: Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #31; Jimmy Olsen: Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #32; Jimmy Olsen: Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #38; Jimmy Olsen: Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #28; Jimmy Olsen: Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #33; Jimmy Olsen: Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #30Alvin Schwartz, Otto Binder, Robert BernsteinCurt Swan

#3

  9/1/1964
  $0.25
  $185.00
5 copies available from $16.00
Superboy: Adventure Comics #211; Lois Lane: Supermanís Girl Friend Lois Lane #7; Superboy: Superboy (1st Series) #72; Lois Lane: Supermanís Girl Friend Lois Lane #17; Lois Lane: Supermanís Girl Friend Lois Lane #21; Lois Lane: Supermanís Girl Friend Lois Lane #19; Lois Lane: Supermanís Girl Friend Lois Lane #26; Lois Lane: Supermanís Girl Friend Lois Lane #5; Lois Lane: Supermanís Girl Friend Lois Lane #10Otto Binder, Jerry Coleman, Jerry SiegelCurt Swan, Kurt Schaffenberger, Craig Flessel

#4

  10/1/1964
  $0.25
  $135.00
5 copies available from $19.50
Flash II (Barry Allen): Showcase #13; Flash II (Barry Allen): Showcase #14; Flash II (Barry Allen): The Flash (1st Series) #105; Flash I (Jay Garrick): Flash Comics #90; Flash II (Barry Allen): The Flash (1st Series) #110; Flash II (Barry Allen): The Flash (1st Series) #115Robert Kanigher, John BroomeCarmine Infantino

#5

  11/1/1964
  $0.25
  $210.00
5 copies available from $40.00
Batman: Detective Comics #203; Batman: Batman #87; Batman: Detective Comics #199; Batman: Sunday newspaper strip; Batman: Batman #79; Batman: Batman #116; Batman: Detective Comics #209Edmond Hamilton, William Woolfolk, Bill FingerSheldon Moldoff, Jack Burnley, Dick Sprang

#6

  1/1/1965
  $0.25
  $130.00
4 copies available from $26.00
Superman: Action Comics #234; Superboy: Adventure Comics #274; Jimmy Olsen: Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #43; Superman: Action Comics #216; Superman: Action Comics #254; Superboy: Adventure Comics #245Edmond Hamilton, Robert Bernstein, Jerry Siegel, Bill Finger, Otto BinderWayne Boring, George Papp, Curt Swan, Al Plastino

#7

  2/1/1965
  $0.25
  $140.00
3 copies available from $95.00
Sgt. Rock: Our Army at War #83; G.I. Combat #58; G.I. Combat #69; Our Army at War #80; Star Spangled War Stories #96; G.I. Combat #64Robert Kanigher, Bob HaneyJoe Kubert, Irv Novick, Russ Heath, Ross Andru

#8

  3/1/1965
  $0.25
  $450.00
4 copies available from $9.00
Origin of The Justice League; Origin Of The Atom; Origin Of Aquaman; Origin of Flash mask; Secret Origins; Robin; JLA: Justice League of America #9; The Atom: Showcase #34; Aquaman: Adventure Comics #260; Batman and Robin: Batman #129; Flash II (Barry Allen): The Flash (1st Series) #128; Superman: Superman (1st Series) #146Gardner Fox, Robert Bernstein, Bill Finger, John Broome, Otto BinderMike Sekowsky, Gil Kane, Ramona Fradon, Sheldon Moldoff, Carmine Infantino, Al Plastino

#9

  4/1/1965
  $0.25
  $175.00
2 copies available from $35.00
Reprints stories from Showcase #14, and Flash #106, 108, 117, and 123; Flash; Are You a Silent Witness (PSA)Gardner Fox, John BroomeCarmine Infantino, Frank Giacoia, Joe Giella, Murphy Anderson

#10

  5/1/1965
  $0.25
  $220.00
3 copies available from $20.00
Superboy: Adventure Comics #205; Superboy: Adventure Comics #250; Superboy: Superboy (1st Series) #83; Superboy: Adventure Comics #271; Superboy: Adventure Comics #264; Superboy: Adventure Comics #255Bill Finger, Jerry Siegel, Otto BinderCurt Swan, John Sikela, George Papp, Al Plastino

#11

  6/1/1965
  $0.25
  $119.00
6 copies available from $2.50
Superman: Action Comics #249; Superboy: Superboy (1st Series) #85; Superman: Superman (1st Series) #88; Superman: Action Comics #277; Superboy: Superboy (1st Series) #86; Superman: Action Comics #210; Lois Lane: Supermanís Girl Friend Lois Lane #23Otto Binder, Jerry Siegel, William Woolfolk, Bill FingerAl Plastino, George Papp, Wayne Boring, Curt Swan, Kurt Schaffenberger

#12

  7/1/1965
  $0.25
  $200.00
5 copies available from $45.00
Batman: Detective Comics #256; Batman: Batman #93; Batman: Batman #125; Complete Sunday Newspaper Syndicated Story; Batman and Superman: Worldís Finest Comics #91; Batman: Batman #112; Batman: Batman #128; Batman: Batman #116Bill Finger, Edmond HamiltonSheldon Moldoff, Dick Sprang, Jack Burnley

#13

  8/1/1965
  $0.25
  $145.00
3 copies available from $17.00
Jimmy Olsen: Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #40; Jimmy Olsen: Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #42; Jimmy Olsen: Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #15; Jimmy Olsen: Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #17; Jimmy Olsen: Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #35; Tales of tjhe Bizarro World: Adventure Comics #287; Jimmy Olsen: Supermanís Pal Jimmy Olsen #37Otto Binder, Robert Bernstein, Jerry Siegel, Bill FingerCurt Swan, John Forte

#14

  9/1/1965
  $0.25
  $145.00
4 copies available from $48.00
Lois Lane: Supermanís Girl Friend Lois Lane #20; Superman: Superman (1st Series) #150; Superman: Superman (1st Series) #135; Lois Lane: Supermanís Girl Friend Lois Lane #22; Superman: Action Comics #195; Lois Lane: Supermanís Girl Friend Lois Lane #13; Superman: Superman (1st Series) #124; Lois Lane: Supermanís Girl Friend Lois Lane #18Jerry Siegel, Robert Bernstein, William Woolfolk, Bill Finger, Otto BinderKurt Schaffenberger, Wayne Boring

#15

  10/1/1965
  $0.25
  $125.00
4 copies available from $21.75
Batman/Superman: Worldís Finest Comics #74; Batman/Superman: Worldís Finest Comics #82; Batman/Superman: Worldís Finest Comics #88; Batman/Superman: Worldís Finest Comics #97; Batman/Superman: Worldís Finest Comics #81; Batman/Superman: Worldís Finest Comics #95Edmond Hamilton, Bill FingerCurt Swan, Dick Sprang