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The Great Comic Book Heroes (1965) - HC
"The Great Comic Book Heroes"
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Jules Feiffer

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Cover Date: 1965
Cover Price: US $ 9.95

Issue Tagline: The origins and early adventures of the classic super-heroes of the comic books - in glorious color!

Format: Color; Hardcover; 189 pages

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Synopsis:
Jules Feiffer looks at some of the great heroes of the Golden Age, and presents some of their earliest adventures. Including Superman, Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, and more.

Reprints/Collects:
Action Comics (1938) #5
All-American Comics (1939) #16
Batman (1940) #1
Captain America Comics (1941) #1
Flash Comics (1940) #1
Flash Comics (1940) #5
Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) #7
Police Comics (1941) #1
The Spirit (weekly comic) (1940) #60
Superman (1939) #1
Wonder Woman (1942) #2

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