Casper the Friendly Ghost (1st Series)

 CTF1   (St. John, 1949-1958)


Harvey begins as publisher with issue #7. The issue that would have been #6 was published as Harvey Comics Hits #61.

This is the series that started it all off for Harvey. After a successful one-shot appearance in a Famous Studios animated cartoon called The Friendly Ghost in 1945, Paramount commissioned more episodes and licensed its new star to St. John publishing for comic books. Five issues appeared before St. John “gave up the ghost” and Harvey took over. Issue 6 doubled as Harvey Comics Hits #61, then Harvey continued the series properly with #7. With #70, Harvey had purchased the rights to Casper and all references to Paramount were removed and this series was replaced by The Friendly Ghost, Casper.

— Mark Arnold

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#1

  9/1/1949
  $0.10
  $2,100.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Baby Huey; 1st appearance of Herman the Mouse; 1st appearance of Casper the Friendly Ghost (named as such); Origin of Herman the Mouse; Origin of Baby Huey  

#2

  2/1/1950
  $0.10
  $1,000.00
No copies available
   

#3

  8/1/1950
  $0.10
  $750.00
No copies available
   

#4

  3/1/1951
  $0.10
  $600.00
No copies available
   

#5

  9/1/1951
  $0.10
  $470.00
No copies available
   

#7

  12/1/1952
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
Harvey begins as publisher  

#8

  2/1/1953
  $0.10
  $125.00
No copies available
   

#9

  4/1/1953
  $0.10
  $125.00
No copies available
   

#10

  6/1/1953
  $0.10
  $160.00
No copies available
   

#11

  8/1/1953
  $0.10
  $90.00
No copies available
   

#12

  9/1/1953
  $0.10
  $95.00
No copies available
   

#13

  10/1/1953
  $0.10
  $90.00
No copies available
   

#14

  11/1/1953
  $0.10
  $90.00
No copies available
   

#15

  12/1/1953
  $0.10
  $90.00
No copies available
   

#16

  1/1/1953
  $0.10
  $89.00
No copies available
   

#17

  2/1/1953
  $0.10
  $90.00
No copies available
   

#18

  3/1/1953
  $0.10
  $320.00
1 copy available for $49.99
   

#19

  4/1/1953
  $0.10
  $90.00
No copies available
   

#20

  5/1/1954
  $0.10
  $150.00
No copies available
   

#21

  6/1/1954
  $0.10
  $80.00
No copies available
   

#22

  7/1/1954
  $0.10
  $80.00
No copies available
   

#23

  8/1/1954
  $0.10
  $98.00
No copies available
   

#24

  9/1/1954
  $0.10
  $80.00
No copies available
   

#25

  10/1/1954
  $0.10
  $98.00
No copies available
   

#26

  11/1/1954
  $0.10
  $80.00
No copies available
   

#27

  12/1/1954
  $0.10
  $99.00
No copies available
   

#28

  1/1/1955
  $0.10
  $80.00
No copies available
   

#29

  2/1/1955
  $0.10
  $125.00
No copies available
   

#30

  3/1/1955
  $0.10
  $80.00
No copies available
   

#31

  4/1/1955
  $0.10
  $62.00
No copies available
   

#32

  5/1/1955
  $0.10
  $55.00
No copies available
   

#33

  6/1/1955
  $0.10
  $55.00
No copies available
   

#34

  7/1/1955
  $0.10
  $55.00
No copies available
   

#35

  8/1/1955
  $0.10
  $69.00
No copies available
   

#36

  9/1/1955
  $0.10
  $55.00
No copies available
   

#37

  10/1/1955
  $0.10
  $55.00
No copies available
   

#38

  11/1/1955
  $0.10
  $55.00
No copies available
   

#39

  12/1/1955
  $0.10
  $107.00
No copies available
   

#40

  1/1/1956
  $0.10
  $55.00
No copies available
   

#41

  2/1/1956
  $0.10
  $56.00
No copies available
   

#42

  3/1/1956
  $0.10
  $40.00
No copies available
   

#43

  4/1/1956
  $0.10
  $60.00
No copies available
   

#44

  5/1/1956
  $0.10
  $40.00
No copies available
   

#45

  6/1/1956
  $0.10
  $79.00
No copies available
   

#46

  7/1/1956
  $0.10
  $53.00
No copies available
   

#47

  8/1/1956
  $0.10
  $66.00
No copies available
   

#48

  9/1/1956
  $0.10
  $58.00
No copies available
   

#49

  10/1/1956
  $0.10
  $40.00
No copies available
   

#50

  11/1/1956
  $0.10
  $40.00
No copies available
   

#51

  12/1/1956
  $0.10
  $30.00
No copies available
   

#52

  1/1/1957
  $0.10
  $30.00
No copies available
   

#53

  2/1/1957
  $0.10
  $30.00
No copies available
   

#54

  3/1/1957
  $0.10
  $31.00
1 copy available for $4.00
   

#55

  4/1/1957
  $0.10
  $30.00
No copies available
   

#56

  5/1/1957
  $0.10
  $30.00
No copies available
   

#57

  6/1/1957
  $0.10
  $30.00
No copies available
   

#58

  7/1/1957
  $0.10
  $53.00
No copies available
   

#59

  8/1/1957
  $0.10
  $30.00
No copies available
   

#60

  9/1/1957
  $0.10
  $30.00
No copies available
   

#61

  10/1/1957
  $0.10
  $53.00
No copies available
   

#62

  11/1/1957
  $0.10
  $84.00
No copies available
   

#63

  12/1/1957
  $0.10
  $30.00
No copies available
   

#64

  1/1/1958
  $0.10
  $34.00
No copies available
   

#65

  2/1/1958
  $0.10
  $53.00
No copies available
   

#66

  3/1/1958
  $0.10
  $30.00
No copies available
   

#67

  4/1/1958
  $0.10
  $30.00
No copies available
   

#68

  5/1/1958
  $0.10
  $49.00
1 copy available for $3.00
   

#68 Variation A

  5/1/1958
  $0.10
  $5.00
No copies available
Giveaway; Weather Bird Comics  

#69

  6/1/1958
  $0.10
  $30.00
No copies available
   

#70

  7/1/1958
  $0.10
  $107.00
1 copy available for $9.99