Code Name: Assassin Original Art 1976 DC 1st Issue Special #11 Key Bronze Age

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Seller: graphxfan (4,773) 100%, Location: Petaluma, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 392178401077 Offered for sale is original artwork to 1st Issue Special #11- Code Name: Assassin (2/76, DC Comics)(Page #9), featuring a battle scene with the villains Powerhouse & Snake, and is illustrated by Hall of Fame artists Nestor & Frank Redondo + Al Milgrom (see bio info below). The item measures 16" x 10.5", is in "FINE" condition, and one of the few affordably priced Bronze Age super hero pages on eBay. The asking price is $199.99 + FREE shipping / handling ($19.95 value; US Domestic), and included is a high grade copy of the original comic book (value: $20). Overseas buyers please refer below for shipping costs, and CA State Residents add 10% to final sale price. Feel free to contact with further questions, thanks for looking! 1st Issue SpecialFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia1st Issue Special1st Issue Special #1 (April 1975). Art by Jack Kirby and D. Bruce BerryPublication informationPublisherDC ComicsScheduleMonthlyFormatOngoing seriesPublication dateApril 1975 – April 1976No. of issues13Creative teamWritten byList[show]Artist(s)List[show]Penciller(s)List[show]Inker(s)List[show]1st Issue Special was a comics anthology series from DC Comics, done in a similar style to their Showcase series. It was published from April 1975 to April 1976.[1] The goal was to showcase a new possible first issue of an ongoing series each month, with some issues debuting new characters and others reviving dormant series from DC's past. No series were actually launched from 1st Issue Special but Warlord made his first appearance in the title and the character's ongoing series was already slated to debut a few months later.Contents [hide] 1Publication history2List of stories and credits3Collected editions4See also5References6External linksPublication history[edit]Writer Gerry Conway explained the series' origin: "1st Issue Special was a peculiar book concept based on [publisher] Carmine Infantino’s observation that first issues of titles often sold better than subsequent issues. Carmine’s brainstorm: a monthly series of nothing but first issues. It sounds like a joke, but he was dead serious."[2]Conway has also denied that 1st Issue Special was a tryout series, pointing out that tryout series run each feature for several issues so that the publisher has enough time to get sales figures before deciding whether to give the feature its own series; since each feature in 1st Issue Special ran only one issue, DC would have had to either launch the new series before sales figures came in for the tryout (thus making the feature's appearance in 1st Issue Special pointless) or launch the new series six months or more after the tryout issue (by which time reader interest in the feature would have faded).[3] Conway added, "We used to sit at editorial meetings and [Carmine Infantino] would say, 'Who has an idea for 1st Issue Special next month?' How do you develop a project that has a potential to be a real series within 20 days? You can't."[3] Only two of the 1st Issue Special features received an ongoing series: Mike Grell's The Warlord, which first appeared in issue #8 (November 1975),[4] and Gerry Conway and Mike Vosburg's Return of the New Gods, which appeared in issue #13.[2]Issues #1 (featuring Atlas) featured art and story by Jack Kirby.[5] A number of issues featured existing DC characters: issue #3, Metamorpho, issue #5, Manhunter,[6] issue #7, the Creeper, issue #9, the Golden Agecharacter Doctor Fate, and issue #13, the New Gods.[3] The Metamorpho feature reunited the character's creators, writer Bob Haney and artist Ramona Fradon. Haney and Fradon had met at the 1974 San Diego Comic-Con, and while reminiscing, it emerged that both of them regarded Metamorpho as one of the features they'd most enjoyed working on, leading them to ask DC if they could do one more Metamorpho story together.[3] 1st Issue Special staff have not been able to answer why the Creeper story was illustrated but not written by the character's creator, Steve Ditko.[3]Issue #12 featured a new Starman character which would later be used in James Robinson's 1990s series focused on the character Jack Knight.[3] The character was a supporting player in Justice League: Cry for Justicein 2010.Some stories which had been intended for publication in 1st Issue Special appeared in other titles instead. A Batgirl and Robin team-up was published in Batman Family #1 (September–October 1975)[3] and a Green Arrowand Black Canary story was kept in inventory until it was published as a backup feature in Green Lantern #100 (January 1978).[7]1st Issue Special never printed a letters column, instead accompanying each feature with a "Story Behind the Story" text page.[3]List of stories and credits[edit]Issue #DateFeatured Character and Story TitleWriterArtists1April 1975AtlasJack KirbyJack Kirby and D. Bruce Berry2May 1975The Green Team: Boy MillionairesJoe SimonJerry Grandenetti3June 1975Metamorpho, The Element Man: "The Freak and the Billion-Dollar Phantom."Bob HaneyRamona Fradon4July 1975Lady Cop: "Poisoned Love"Robert KanigherJohn Rosenberger and Vince Colletta5August 1975ManhunterJack KirbyJack Kirby and D. Bruce Berry6September 1979Dingbats of Danger StreetJack KirbyJack Kirby and Mike Royer7October 1975The Creeper: "Menace of The Human Fire-Fly."Michael FleisherSteve Ditko and Mike Royer8November 1975The Warlord: "Land of Fear"Mike Grell9December 1975Doctor Fate: "The Mummy That Time Forgot"Martin PaskoWalt Simonson10January 1976The Outsiders: "Us...The Outsiders."Joe SimonJerry Grandenetti and Creig Flessel11February 1976Codename: AssassinGerry Conway and Steve SkeatesThe Redondo Studio and Al Milgrom12March 1976StarmanGerry ConwayMike Vosburg and Mike Royer13April 1976Return of the New Gods: "Lest Night Fall Forever."Gerry Conway and Denny O'NeilMike Vosburg Nestor RedondoNestor RedondoRedondo in 1982BornMay 4, 1928 Candon, Ilocos Sur, Philippine IslandsDiedDecember 30, 1995(aged 67) Los Angeles County, California, U.S.NationalityFilipinoArea(s)Penciller, Inker, Publisher, Animation Designer, PainterNotable worksLimited Collectors' Edition#C-36 (The Bible), Rima, the Jungle Girl, Savage Sword of Conan, Swamp ThingAwardsInkpot Award, 1979Nestor Purugganan Redondo (May 4, 1928 – December 30, 1995)[1] was a Filipino comics artist best known for his work for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and other American publishers in the 1970s and early 1980s.Contents [hide] 1Early life2Career2.1Early work2.2American work2.3Christian comics3Awards4Bibliography4.1Continuity Comics4.2DC Comics4.3Eclipse Comics4.4Innovation Publishing4.5Marvel Comics4.6Nate Butler Studio, Inc.4.7Pacific Comics4.8Peter Pan Records4.9Warren Publishing4.10Western Publishing5References6External linksEarly life[edit]Redondo was born May 4, 1928, in Candon, Ilocos Sur, in what was then the American territory the Philippine Islands.[2][3] His brother, Francisco "Quico" Redondo, was a comics artist as well.[4]He studied architecture at the Mapúa Institute of Technology in Manila until fourth year, and did not finish having been lured into drawing in comics and working in advertising.[5]Career[edit]Early work[edit]Redondo began his career drawing Filipino komiks serials, which were written by his brother Virgilio,[6] including Mars Ravelo's Darna series. In 1969 and 1970 Redondo did a four-page serial Mga Kasaysayang Buhat sa Bibliya (Tales from the Bible) in each issue of Superyor Komiks Magasin, which was produced by his own company, Nestor Redondo Publications. This company launched a program of on-the-job training for young writers and artists.[2][3]American work[edit]In the 1970s, Redondo began to do work for publishers in the United States. His earliest U.S. credit is penciling and inking the ten-page story "The King Is Dead", by writer Jack Oleck, in DC Comics' House of Mystery #194 (Sept. 1971).[7] Through the 1970s, Redondo drew dozens of such supernatural anthology stories for DC titles including House of Secrets, The Phantom Stranger, Secrets of Sinister House, The Unexpected, Weird War Tales, and The Witching Hour.[7] He drew six of the seven issues of Rima, the Jungle Girl (May 1974 - March 1975),[8] based on the heroine of a Victorian novel,[9] as well as Swamp Thing #11-23 (Aug. 1974 - July 1976),[10] and DC's tabloid-sized one-shot collection of Bible stories, cover-titled The Bible but officially titled Limited Collectors' Edition #C-36 (July 1975).[11] Nestor Redondo and his brother Frank Redondo (b. 1942, d. 2010) often collaborated and credited together as the "Redondo Studio" most notably on the Ragman series for DC.[12][13][14]Panel, DC Comics' Rima, the Jungle Girl #6 (Feb.-March 1975). Art by Redondo.In 1970, Redondo was approached by Vincent Fago of Pendulum Press to illustrate stories in their new line of comic book adaptations of literary classics. Redondo offered to help Fago recruit some of his fellow Filipino comics artists, which he did;[15] these artists ended up illustrating almost every comic Pendulum produced. From 1973–1979, Redondo illustrated many stories in the Pendulum Illustrated Classics line, including Dracula and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde adaptations reprinted by Marvel Comics three years later as Marvel Classics Comics.[7] Other adaptations illustrated by Redondo for Pendulum included The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, some Edgar Allan Poestories, The Odyssey, and Romeo and Juliet. In addition, Redondo illustrated a Pendulum comic book history of the American Civil War, and biographies of Madame Curie, Albert Einstein, and Abraham Lincoln.In the mid-1980s, Redondo inked the Eclipse Comics time-travel series Aztec Ace, by writer Doug Moench and pencilers Michael Hernandez and Dan Day. In 1990, he contributed to the second issue of the Marvel Comics superhero series Solarman as well as to an issue of Innovation Comics' Legends of the Stargrazers.[7] Redondo collaborated with Roy Thomas on an adaptation of Robert E. Howard's Marchers of Valhalla in the mid-1990s, but the finished comic book never saw print.Christian comics[edit]More regularly, Redondo contributed to various Christian comics. In addition to the DC Comics' 1975 one-shot collection of Bible stories, Redondo illustrated Marx, Lenin, Mao and Christ, published in 1977 by Open Doors (and reprinted in 2010 by Calvary Comics); Pendulum's Ben-Hur, published in 1978; Born Again Comics #2 (featuring the story of Filipino actor-turned-evangelist Fred Galang) in 1988; Aida-Zee, Behold 3-D, and Christian Comics & Games #0 and #1, produced in the 1990s by The Nate Butler Studio. Redondo was a panelist for the first Christian comics panel discussion of the San Diego Comic Convention in 1992.[16]In preparation for the First International Christian Comics Training Conference in Tagaytay, the Philippines in January 1996, Redondo wrote On Realistic Illustration for his main teaching session, but died before he was able to deliver it personally.[16] Redondo was living in Los Angeles County, California, at the time of his death.[1]Awards[edit]In 1979, Redondo received the Inkpot Award at the San Diego Comic Convention.[17]Bibliography[edit]Continuity Comics[edit]The Revengers Featuring Megalith #3 (1986)DC Comics[edit]The Amazing World of DC Comics #6 (two pages) (1975)Ghosts #8, 13 (1972–1973)G.I. Combat #240 (1982)House of Mystery #194–195, 197, 202–203, 211, 214, 217, 219, 226–227, 229, 235, 241, 287, 302, 308 (1971–1982)House of Secrets #95, 99, 102, 104, 113, 116, 134, 139–140 (1971–1976)Limited Collectors' Edition #C–36 (The Bible) (1975)Phantom Stranger #32, 35–36 (Black Orchid) (1974–1975)Rima, the Jungle Girl #1–6 (1974–1975)Secrets of Haunted House #3–5, 29 (1975–1980)Secrets of Sinister House #7 (1972)Sgt. Rock #307 (1977)Swamp Thing #11–23 (1974–1976)Tales of Ghost Castle #1 (1975)Tarzan #232 (one page) (1974)The Unexpected #133, 155, 162, 192, 195 (1972–1980)Weird Mystery Tales #9 (1973)Weird War Tales #13, 51 (1973–1977)The Witching Hour #20–21, 23, 34, 65 (1972–1976)Eclipse Comics[edit]Aztec Ace #1–8 (1984)Innovation Publishing[edit]Legends of the Stargrazers #1 (1989)Marvel Comics[edit]Marvel Classics Comics #1 (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde); #9 (Dracula) (1976)Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #3–4, 8, 13–14 (1983–1984)Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #3, 9, 18–19 (1986–1987)Red Sonja vol. 3 #2–3 (1983)Savage Sword of Conan #51, 85, 90 (1980–1983)Solarman #2 (1990)Nate Butler Studio, Inc.[edit]Aida-Zee #1 (1990)The Monster tract (1992)Behold 3-D #1 (1996)Christian Comics & Games #0 (1996)Christian Comics & Games #1 (1997)Pacific Comics[edit]Alien Worlds #1 (1982)Peter Pan Records[edit]Battle for the Planet of the Apes ##PR21 (1974) Beneath the Planet of the Apes #PR20 (1974)Escape from the Planet of the Apes #PR19 (1974)Planet of the Apes #PR18 (1974)Warren Publishing[edit]1994 #21 (1981) The Rook #12 (1981)Western Publishing[edit]The Twilight Zone #62 (1975)Al MilgromFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaAl MilgromMilgrom at Florida SuperCon 2014BornAllen L. Milgrom March 6, 1950 (age 68) Detroit, MichiganNationalityAmericanArea(s)Writer, Penciller, Inker, EditorNotable worksCaptain Marvel Firestorm Solo Avengers The Spectacular Spider-Man Secret Wars IIAwardsComics Buyer's Guide Fan Award, 1982 Inkwell Awards 2017 Special Recognition AwardAllen L. Milgrom[1] (born March 6, 1950)[2] is an American comic book writer, penciller, inker and editor, primarily for Marvel Comics. He is known for his 10-year run as editor of Marvel Fanfare; his long involvement as writer, penciler, and inker on Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man; his four-year tenure as West Coast Avengers penciller; and his long stint as the inker of X-Factor.Contents [hide] 1Early life2Career3Awards4Personal life5In fiction6Bibliography6.1Atlas/Seaboard Comics6.2DC Comics6.3DC Comics and Marvel Comics6.4Image Comics6.5Marvel Comics7References8External linksEarly life[edit]Al Milgrom grew up in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1972.[3]Career[edit]West Coast Avengers #1 (Oct. 1985). Cover art by penciler Milgrom and inker Joe Sinnott.Milgrom started his comics career in 1972 as an assistant for inker Murphy Anderson. During that period, Milgrom contributed to Charlton Comics' Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves, Star*Reach, and comics published by Warren Publishing and Atlas/Seaboard, before joining with Marvel. Milgrom also worked as a "Crusty Bunker" for Neal Adams' Continuity Associates in 1977.[4]At one point Milgrom lived in the same Queens apartment building as artists Walter Simonson, Howard Chaykin, and Bernie Wrightson. Simonson recalls, "We'd get together at 3 a.m. They'd come up and we'd have popcorn and sit around and talk about whatever a 26, 27 and 20-year-old guys talk about. Our art, TV, you name it. I pretty much knew at the time, 'These are the good ole days.'"[5]Milgrom came to prominence as a penciller on Captain Marvel from 1975 to 1977. He penciled the Guardians of the Galaxy feature in Marvel Presents, which was written by Steve Gerber[6] and Roger Stern.[7] Milgrom worked as editor at DC Comics from 1977 to 1978.[8] While at DC, he co-created Ronnie Raymond, the original Firestorm, with writer Gerry Conway.[9]Milgrom was an editor for Marvel Comics beginning in 1979,[8] and editing Marvel Fanfare for its full ten-year run (#1–60, March 1982–January 1992).[10] As editor of The Incredible Hulk, he designed the costumes of the U-Foes.[11] He drew The Avengers (1983–85), The West Coast Avengers (1985–88), Kitty Pryde and Wolverine (1984–85), Secret Wars II (1985–86), and the Mephisto limited series (1987).Milgrom wrote and drew The Spectacular Spider-Man #90–100 (1984–85),[12] and The Incredible Hulk (1986–87). In 1991, he wrote a story arc for The Amazing Spider-Man[13] and collaborated with Danny Fingeroth on The Deadly Foes of Spider-Man limited series.[14]Milgrom has been a prolific inker, working on most of Marvel's line. He served an eight-year stint as the inker of X-Factor in 1989–1997. He inked Ron Frenz on Thor in 1991–1993 and Thunderstrike from 1994 to 1995. Other series he has worked on include Captain America, Generation X, The Micronauts, and the Uncanny X-Men. Milgrom inked the limited series A-Next, J2, Marvel: The Lost Generation, and Thanos. Beginning in 1996, Milgrom completed his artistic journey on The Spectacular Spider-Man by inking the title until its cancellation in 1998.Awards[edit]In 2009, his Cleburne: A Graphic Novel, with Justin S. Murphy, was nominated for the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Awards.[15] In 2016, Milgrom was nominated and tied for runner-up for the Inkwell Awards Special Recognition Award.[16] In 2017, he was awarded a Inkwell Awards Special Recognition Award.[17][18]Personal life[edit]Milgrom married Judy Lewin (also from Detroit) in early 1979.[3] They have a daughter, Rachel, and two sons, Ben and Josh.[19]In fiction[edit]In the film Ant-Man, Scott Lang and his crew stay at the Milgrom Hotel, named in homage to Al Milgrom.[20]Bibliography[edit]Atlas/Seaboard Comics[edit]Destructor #4 (1975)Morlock 2001 #1–2 (1975)Tiger-Man #3 (1975)Western Action #1 (1975)DC Comics[edit]1st Issue Special #11 (1976)Action Comics #462 (1976)Ambush Bug: Year None #1-5, 7 (2008–2009)Blackhawk #247 (1976)Cancelled Comic Cavalcade #1 (1978)DC Comics Presents: Superman #1 (2004)DC Universe: Legacies #6 (2010)Detective Comics #450–451 (Robin); #460–461, 469–470 (Batman) (1975–1977)Doom Patrol vol. 5 #16 (2011)Firestorm #1–5 (1978)Firestorm vol. 2 #100 (1990)Fury of Firestorm Annual #4 (1986)Hawkman Special #1 (2008)Heroes Against Hunger #1 (1986)House of Mystery #234, 277 (1975–1980)Isis #8 (1977)JLA #76 (2003)JLA: Classified #35 (2007)JSA #33 (2002)Legion #16, 25, 31 (2003–2004)Man-Bat #1 (1975)Mystery in Space vol. 2 #1–8 (2006–2007)Orion #18 (2001)Power Company Josiah Power #1 (2002)Rann/Thanagar Holy War #6 (2008)Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter #2 (1975)Sgt. Rock #303–304 (1977)Showcase #101–103 (Hawkman and Adam Strange) (1978)Son of Vulcan #5 (2005)Strange Adventures vol. 3 #1–8 (2009)Superman #292 (1975)The Superman Family #182–183 (1977)Sword of Sorcery #5 (1973)Tom Strong's Terrific Tales #10 (2004)Unknown Soldier #234 (1979)World's Finest Comics #243 (1977)DC Comics and Marvel Comics[edit]The Incredible Hulk vs. Superman #1 (1999)Iron Lantern #1 (1997)Speed Demon #1 (1996)Image Comics[edit]Generation X/Gen¹³ #1 (1998)Marvel Comics[edit]The Amazing Spider-Man #196 (1979)The Avengers #228–232, 234, 236–250, Annual#11, 22–23 (1982–1994)Avengers Spotlight 21–25, 27–28, 30–34, 36 (1989–1990)Bizarre Adventures #32, 34 (1982–1983)Captain America #356–357 (1989)Captain Marvel #37–53 (1975–1977)Deadly Foes of Spider-Man #1–4 (1991)Fantastic Four #296 (among other artists), #355, Annual #24 (1986–1991)Fantastic Four vol. 3 #19 (1999)Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Comics Magazine #11 (among other artists) (2001)Gambit #5 (Hydrators) (1999)Generation X #52–53 (Hydrators) (1999)The Incredible Hulk #320–327, 329–330 (1986–1987)Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #1–6 (1984–1985)Marvel Comics Presents #1–4 (1988)Marvel Fanfare #21 (with Jim Starlin) (1985)Marvel Presents #3–12 (Guardians of the Galaxy) (1976–1977)Marvel Treasury Edition #28 (Superman and Spider-Man) (background inks) (1981)Master of Kung Fu #23 (full art); #24 (among other artists) (1974–1975)Questprobe #2 (Spider-Man) (1985)Secret Wars II #1–9 (1985–1986)Solo Avengers #14–17 (1989)The Spectacular Spider-Man #73, 75–79, 81–82, 85–96, 100, Annual #13 (1982–1993)Venom: Lethal Protector (1993)Venom: Funeral Pyre (1993)Venom: The Madness #3 (1993–1994)Venom: Nights of Vengeance (1994)Venom: On Trial (1997)West Coast Avengers #1–37, 39–40, Annual#2–3 (1985–1989) Condition: The page is in "FINE" condition; bright, clean, flat,and well preserved; minor production art marks; collector's grade., Modified Item: No, Issue Number: 11, Series: 1st Issue Special, Year: 1976, Publication Date: 2/76

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