Heroic Adventure Library - Pearson - 1964

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Adam Eterno
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Heroic Adventure Library - Pearson - 1964

Post by Adam Eterno » 12 May 2019, 10:18

This was a very obscure set that so far I have only seen 8 copies of which I have two. I remember Steve Zodiac saying he picked up a different copy some time ago as well. GCD has images of all 8 here: https://www.comics.org/series/67944/covers/

My query is regarding which comic was the first issue. GCD has Marco Polo as #1 and that seems to be the most popular on the internet, Denis Gifford says the first issue is Daring Dick Turpin and I have seen The Gallant Crusaders advertised as #1 on Ebay. As a collector of first issues, I have now bought two but the only clue I can see is on the inside back page, at the end of the credits, one comic has HP/3/4/64 and the other has HP/1/4/64. Common sense tells me that the 1/4 should be the earlier issue but that's the Gallant Crusaders.

Any thoughts please Folks? Does anyone else have any issues to check the number printed on the last page please?

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Re: Heroic Adventure Library - Pearson - 1964

Post by standby4action » 12 May 2019, 18:11

The printed Comic Book Price Guide (Duncan McAlpine) 1996-1997 says 1 = Gallant Crusaders and he knew of a number 2 but not whether there were any more.

The online version - much more recent - says he knew there are 5 issues but you'll need a registered account to learn more. Does anyone here have one to help?

And I'm sure you've seen MyComicShop which thinks Marco Polo is #1

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Re: Heroic Adventure Library - Pearson - 1964

Post by Adam Eterno » 12 May 2019, 22:59

standby4action wrote:The printed Comic Book Price Guide (Duncan McAlpine) 1996-1997 says 1 = Gallant Crusaders and he knew of a number 2 but not whether there were any more.

The online version - much more recent - says he knew there are 5 issues but you'll need a registered account to learn more. Does anyone here have one to help?

And I'm sure you've seen MyComicShop which thinks Marco Polo is #1
Thanks for that. Mycomicshop tend to copy GCD I've noticed, even when wrong. 2 were sold recently on Ebay by the same seller I bought Marco Polo from so I may ask them. I think I may collect these now!

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