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October 8, 2015
8:30am - 7:00pm

John Philip Borger Comic Book Collection - Collection Samples

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Title: Alias
Author(s): Bendis, Brian Michael. Gaydos, Michael.
Publication: New York, NY : Marvel Comics,
Edition: Direct ed.
Year: Volume 1, No. 1, November 2001.
Notes:This series won the Comics Buyer's Guide Award for "Favorite Comic Series" in 2003 and the Harvey Award for "Best New Series" in 2002. The series was also nominated for two Eisner Awards in 2004: "Best Continuing Series" and "Best Serialized Story" (for "The Secret Origin of Jessica Jones" & "Purple" in Alias #22-28).

Title: The Amazing Spider-Man
Author(s): Lee, Stan. Kane, Gil. Romita, John. Simek, Artie
Publication: New York, NY : Magazine Management Co.
Year: Volume 1, No. 96. May 1971
Notes: This is the first "above ground" comic book to be published with the clearance of the Comic Book Authority Code. At the time of its publication, the Code was strict on depicting drug use in comics, and that any works that featured the use of drugs - regardless of the context - would be rejected. Since this story dealt with the negative aspects of drug use and depicts people suffering drug over-doses from drug use, the code rejected the story. Stan Lee felt that the story, which reflected drug use in a negative light, was important, and had the story published without Code approval. DC would follow later that year with Green Lantern vol. 2 #85, featuring Roy Harper's addiction.

Title: Captain America (1st Series)
Author(s): Lee, Stan. Colan, Gene. Sinnott, Joe. Rosen, Sam
Publication: New York, NY : Magazine Management Co.
Year: Volume 1, No. 117, September 1, 1969.
Notes: First appearance of the Falcon, Sam Wilson. John Romita Sr. redrew Captain America's head for this cover, and General Ching is mistakenly misspelled "Chang" in this story.

Title: Spawn
Author(s): McFarlane, Todd. Gaimen, Neil.
Publication: Fullerton, CA : Image Comics,
Year: Volume 1, No. 1, March 1, 1993
Note(s): This is the issue with the first apperances of "Medieval Spawn" and "Angela," the characters of contention in copyright lawsuit Gaiman v. McFarlane. See the MPR article for official announcement of resolution.

Title: Strangers in Paradise (2nd Series)
Author(s): Moore, Terry
Publication: Houston, TX: Abstract Studios
Year: Volume 2, Issue 10. February 1996.
Notes: The series received the Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story in 1996 for "I Dream of You" as well as the National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award for Best Comic Book in 1997. It also won the GLAAD Award for Best Comic Book in 2001.

Title: Womanthology: Space
Author(s): Burton, Bonnie. Hickman, Jessica. Deering, Rachel. Carpenter, Sandy King. Wooten, Tanja. Ross, Alison. Hans, Stephanie. Doyle, Ming. Bellaire, Jordie. Ponder, Stacie. DeLiz, Renae
Publication: San Diego, CA: IDW Publishing
Year: Volume 1, No. 1, September 2012
Notes: Womanthology is an anthology graphic novel created entirely by women for charity. The purpose of the book is to showcase the works of female creators of every age and experience levels.