Mighty Mouse Adventure Stories, up for auction
In 1941, Captain Marvel comic book publisher Fawcett Publications touted its mammoth year Christmas comics and comic book gift as “the largest comic in existence” at 324 pages. But in 1953, the publisher St John exceeded them. Mighty Mouse Adventure Stories weighed in at 384 pages, and is perhaps the largest American comic book published to date. A bounce edition of the earlier unsold St John Mighty Mouse comics, Mighty Mouse Adventure Stories is the largest square giant from a publisher that has published many giant comics, some of which are highly sought after. The greatest comic of the Golden Age – and probably far beyond – there is a Mighty Mouse Adventure Stories nn (St. John, 1953) Condition: GD/VG Auctioned 3-4 April 2022 This Week Sunday & Monday Comics Select Heritage Auctions Auction #122214.
Mighty Mouse Made His Marvel Comics Debut Terry-Toons Comics #38 in August 1942, and the publisher later turned the character into his own title. Publisher St John took over the numbering of these two Marvel series in 1951. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, St John also used giant editions in its line of titles perhaps better than any other editor at the time. St John published giant editions of Powerful mouse, Little Audreyand perhaps more particularly used the format of the title Giant comic book editions – which included the now highly sought after Giant Comic Editions #12 (Diary Secrets) and Giant comic editions #15which are coveted for their Matt Boulanger blankets.
Like many giants of this period, the higher price and production costs meant that there were far fewer products than the typical release of the title and publisher in question, and this one was long regarded as rare by serious collectors. More than just a Mighty Mouse comic, it’s the greatest comic of the Golden Age, and there’s a Mighty Mouse Adventure Stories nn (St. John, 1953) Condition: GD/VG Auctioned 3-4 April 2022 This Week Sunday & Monday Comics Select Heritage Auctions Auction #122214.
nn (St. John, 1953) Condition: GD/VG. Only the third copy Heritage has offered of this hard-to-find book and the first we’ve seen in seven years. Giant tome of 384 pages on rebound problems. Gerber “7” or “rare”. Overstreet 2021 GD 2.0 value = $60; Value VG 4.0 = $120.