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The LL&P Collection-Aurora Comic Scenes

Category:  Title Runs
Owner:  Best2u
Last Modified:  6/25/2021
Set Description
All my extra copies of the low population issue. Tarzan, Amazing Spider-Man, Tonto, Batman, and Lone Ranger.

Set Goals
Buy as many as I can till I own them all. Just kidding, not!

Slot Name
Item Description
Grade
Owner Comments
Pics
TARZAN, Copy 1 Aurora Comic Scenes 181-140 9.9 This is one of those low population issues and was the hardest for me to find. There are only 26 graded copies with 1 at 9.9(this copy), 12 at 9.8, 6-9.6's, and 1 at 9.4, and 2 in 9.2 and there are also 4 SS copies.
Nice back cover with Tarzan taking on a foe and with two hits and a over the head body slam the story is concluded.
Condition: CGC 9.9 MT
Census Rank: Highest Graded!
Page Quality: White Pages
Type of Holder: Universal
Degree Of Restoration: Unrestored
Pedigree or Highlight: SINGLE HIGHEST GRADED!
ComicLink Comments:
This pristine Mint CGC 9.9 is the single highest graded example for this issue that CGC has ever certified. Further enhancing its desirability, CGC has assigned its newsstand-fresh page quality designation, White Pages.
Okay, so I have a bit of an obsession with these low population Aurora comics. I own 4 copies of the Tarzan issue. The 9.9 showed above plus 2 CGC-9.8’S and a CGC-9.6.
(updated-Nov. 2019)
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TARZAN, Copy 2 Aurora Comic Scenes 181-140 Universal 9.8 This is one of those low pop. issues and was the hardest for me to find. There are only 26 graded copies with 1 at 9.9(this copy), 12 at 9.8, 6-9.6's, and 1 at 9.4, and 2 in 9.2 and there are also 4 SS copies.
Nice back cover with Tarzan taking on a foe and with two hits and a over the head body slam the story is concluded.
Condition: CGC-9.8
HERITAGE AUCTIONS-2019
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TARZAN, Copy 3 Aurora Comic Scenes 181-140 Universal 9.8 This is one of those low pop. issues and was the hardest for me to find. There are only 26 graded copies with 1 at 9.9(this copy), 12 at 9.8, 6-9.6's, and 1 at 9.4, and 2 in 9.2 and there are also 4 SS copies.
Nice back cover with Tarzan taking on a foe and with two hits and a over the head body slam the story is concluded.
Condition: CGC 9.8
HERITAGE AUCTION
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TARZAN, Copy 4 Aurora Comic Scenes 181-140 Universal 9.6 This is one of those low pop. issues and was the hardest for me to find. It came from a Comic Heaven auction. There are only 22 graded copies with 1 at 9.9, 10 at 9.8, 5-9.6's, and 1 at 9.4, and 1 in 9.2 and there are also 4 SS copies.
Nice back cover with Tarzan taking on a foe and with two hits and a over the head body slam the story is concluded.
Could not find a graded copy of this issue at any of the auction sites so I went and purchased this one, listed as a 9.4, from Comic Heaven in 2008 for $35. I sent it to CGC and back it came as a 9.6. I also got a raw/reading copy from ComicConnect for $13 which is probably a 9.4 or 9.6.

Cover Details.
Genre Jungle
Pencils Neal Adams
Inks Neal Adams
Colors Glynis Wein

5 page Tarzan story "The Challenge"
Characters Tarzan
Genre Jungle
Script Mark Hanerfeld
Pencils Neal Adams
Inks Neal Adams
Colors Glynis Wein
Letters Gaspar Saladino
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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, COPY 1 Aurora Comic Scenes 182-140 9.8 This is one of those low population comics with only 33 graded books. Considering it's the Spider-Man issue there has to be a lot of people looking for it.
There is one graded at 10.0 and 13 at 9.8's, 9 of them at 9.6, 2 at 9.4, and 3 at 9.2.There are 4 SS copies signed by J. Romita. This is one issue that I have 3 copies of at 9.8.
What's up with that cross hatching style for the webbing. Nice ape in the back ground too.
This Spider-Man issue has a script by Len Wein and art by John Romita Sr. Eight pages; full color. (Two pages are model assembly instructions).
Publisher: Marvel
COMICLINK: 2017
Condition: CGC 9.8 NM/MT
Census Rank: 2nd Highest Graded
Page Quality: White Pages
Type of Holder: Universal
Degree Of Restoration: Unrestored
This CGC 9.8 pristine Near Mint/Mint is the second highest graded example ever certified, with only 1 example graded higher at 10.0. Adding to its desirability, CGC has assigned its perfect page quality designation of White Pages, making this example the very best 9.8 attainable.
(updated-Nov. 2019)
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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Copy 2 Aurora Comic Scenes 182-140 Universal 9.8 This is one of those low pop. comics with only 26 graded books. Considering it's the Spider-Man issue there has to be a lot of people looking for it.
There is one graded at 10.0 and 12 at 9.8's, 7 of them at 9.6, 2 at 9.4, and 2 at 9.2.There are 4 SS copies signed by J. Romita. This is one issue that I have 3 copies of, 2 copies at 9.8 and a 9.6.
What's up with that cross hatching style for the webbing. Nice ape in the back ground too.
This Spider-Man issue has a script by Len Wein and art by John Romita Sr. Eight pages; full color. (Two pages are model assembly instructions.) Picked up at Heritage for $45.00 ($54.00 w/Buyer's Premium) in 2007.

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Copy 3 Aurora Comic Scenes 182-140 Universal 9.8 This is one of those low pop. comics with only 26 graded books. Concidering it's the Spider-Man issue there has to be a lot of people looking for it.
There is one graded at 10.0 and 12 at 9.8's, 7 of them at 9.6, 2 at 9.4 and 3 issues at 9.2. There is a lone issue at 6.5 signed by J. Romita. This is one issue that I have 3 copies of, two at 9.8 and a 9.6.
What's up with that cross hatching style for the webbing. Nice ape in the back ground too.
Publisher: Marvel

Condition: CGC 9.8 NM/MT

Census Rank: 2nd Highest CGC Graded
Page Quality: White Pages

Type of Holder: Universal

Degree Of Restoration: Unrestored

ComicLink Comments:
This CGC 9.8 pristine Near Mint/Mint is the second highest graded example ever certified, with only 1 example graded higher at 10.0. Adding to its desirability, CGC has assigned its perfect page quality designation of White Pages, making this example the very best 9.8 attainable.
7/30/2011 AURORA COMIC SCENES #182, CGC 9.8 NM/MT $41
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TONTO, Copy 1 Aurora Comic Scenes 183-140 Universal 9.9 Another of the low population books with only 21 graded copies. There is 1-9.9,10-9.8's and 6-9.6's plus 2 at 9.4 and 1 at 9.2. There is 1 SS copy. Tonto, the Lone Rangers sidekick, is the subject of this book.
Purchased from Comiclink in Condition: CGC 9.9 MT
Census Rank: Highest Graded!
Page Quality: White Pages
Type of Holder: Universal
Degree Of Restoration: Unrestored
Pedigree or Highlight: SINGLE HIGHEST GRADED!
ComicLink Comments:
This pristine Mint CGC 9.9 is the single highest graded example for this issue that CGC has ever certified. Further enhancing its desirability, CGC has assigned its newsstand-fresh page quality designation, White Pages
Cover Details - "Tonto" .
Characters Tonto
Genre Western
Pencils Gil Kane
Inks Gil Kane
Colors Gaspar
Letters Clynis Wein
Notes This comic was included free with the Aurora Model Kit of Tonto. Two pages of instructions for building the model and the rest is a comic story.
2 page text article
Synopsis Instructions for building the model of Tonto.
Letters Typeset
Notes Artwork for instructions is not by Gil Kane.
5 page Tonto story
Characters Tonto; Scout [Tonto's Horse]; Ray; Jack; Princess Fawn
Synopsis Tonto must rescue Princess Fawn from outlaws.
Genre Western
Script Marv Wolfman
Pencils Gil Kane
Inks Gil Kane
Colors Gaspar
Letters Glynis Wein
I own two copies of this issue, the 9.9 above and a CGC-9.6.
(updated-Nov. 2019)
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TONTO, Copy 2 Aurora Comic Scenes 183-140 Universal 9.6 Another of the low pop. books with only 19 graded copies. There is 1-9.9,8-9.8's and 6-9.6's plus 2 at 9.4 and 1 at 9.2. There is 1 SS copy. Tonto, the Lone Rangers sidekick, is the subject of this book.
I've had the chance to double up on this issue a few times but the price always seemed a little to high. Purchased off from eBay in 2001 for $40. Metropolis Comics.
Cover Details - "Tonto"
Characters Tonto
Genre Western
Pencils Gil Kane
Inks Gil Kane
Colors Gaspar
Letters Clynis Wein
Notes This comic was included free with the Aurora Model Kit of Tonto. Two pages of instructions for building the model and the rest is a comic story.
2 page text article
Synopsis Instructions for building the model of Tonto.
Letters Typeset
Notes Artwork for instructions is not by Gil Kane.
5 page Tonto story
Characters Tonto; Scout [Tonto's Horse]; Ray; Jack; Princess Fawn
Synopsis Tonto must rescue Princess Fawn from outlaws.
Genre Western
Script Marv Wolfman
Pencils Gil Kane
Inks Gil Kane
Colors Gaspar
Letters Glynis Wein

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BATMAN, Green back. Copy 1 Aurora Comic Scenes 187-140 Universal 9.9 Here's another of the rare issues with only 23 graded copies. There are 2-9.9, 9-9.8, 9-9.6, and 2 in 9.2, and one SS copy. Below is my original entry in the Registry for this issue. Be sure to read the update after it to see how and why I have 9 copies of this issue.
(I have a 9.2 to go along with this 9.6. I wish more of these comics would come up on eBay as I feel they have a good investment potential. I'm not an investor but I don't mind sticking a few bucks in these low pop. issues. Don't know what's going on here but check out the 2 diff. back covers on my copies. One has a yellow background and the other is all green. I've seen one other background and it was the all green kind so maybe the yellow is rare. And what's with those pink areas on the back cover. they seem out of place and should have words in them.) UPDATE: OKAY, so how crazy am I? Pretty crazy. I own 9 copies of this issue! I started out with the 9.6 but when I saw the 9.2 with a yellow back I felt I had to have it. I then saw a 9.2 with a green back and felt I had to have a pair of them with the different backs. Don’t lose count I’m up to owning 3 copies. I then saw a 9.6 with the yellow back that would match up with my 9.6 green back, so why not. Now up to four copies. Soon after the fourth copy was purchased another 9.6 with green back was on eBay, for what I remember was $10, couldn’t say no to that as it was in one of the newer CGC slabs. With 5 copies in hand I figured that was enough till a 9.8 with green back was offered by MyComicShop and once again felt I had to up grade. I’m very confident I told myself I would not buy another copy no matter what came along. That lasted till ComicLink offered a 9.9 with green back. Being 1 of the 2 highest graded how could I say no. Paid a price that was way to high as I got caught in the moment. Now, with 7 copies filling up a box of their own I knew I wouldn’t need to buy any more and I was considering selling the 9.2’s as a pair so someone could have a set of both back covers. That didn’t happen as a 9.6 came on the market with a yellow back which would match up with my second green back. Okay, I knew by now, with 8 copies, I was hooked and would probably buy any copy the came up for sale. Man I hate being right. My latest purchase was the second CGC-9.9 offered by Heritage in May of 2019. Now I own both of the highest graded. Man, I wish this one was a yellow back to make a pair with the green back 9.9. Anyone have 9.8 with yellow to match my green back. ( I have since passed up 2 other issues of this comic. I believe both were 9.8’s. No, I’m not cured, I planned to bid on both with high bids but got delayed one one and the I just forgot bid as I was watching a movie.)
This is from my first CGC- 9.9.
COMICLINK:
Publisher: AURORA
Page Quality: White Pages
Type of Holder: Universal
Degree Of Restoration: Unrestored
Census Rank: Highest Graded!
End Date: 9/25/2018 9:30:00 PM
ComicLink Comments:
This pristine Mint CGC 9.9 is the highest graded, and is 1 of only 2 examples ever awarded this top grade by CGC. Additionally, CGC has assigned its newsstand-fresh page quality designation, White Pages, making this the best 9.9 obtainable.
(updated-2019)
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BATMAN, Green back. Copy 2 Aurora Comic Scenes 187-140 Universal 9.9 Okay, this is copy 2, another 9.9, which means I own both of the highest graded copies. Where the first one was from a ComicLink auction this one came from Heritage Auctions. With BP included I only paid $53 for it. View Comic
BATMAN, Green back. Copy 3 Aurora Comic Scenes 187-140 Universal 9.8 Well, copy #3 came from a eBay auction listed by My Comic Shop in 2018. My have paid a bit much for this copy but hey, I had to have it. View Comic
BATMAN, Green back. Copy 4 Aurora Comic Scenes 187-140 Universal 9.6 Here's another of the rare issues with only 23 graded copies. There are 2-9.9, 9-9.8, 9-9.6, and 2 in 9.2, and one SS copy. Below is my original entry in the Registry for this issue. Be sure to read the update after it to see how and why I have 9 copies of this issue.
(I have a 9.2 to go along with this 9.6. I wish more of these comics would come up on eBay as I feel they have a good investment potential. I'm not an investor but I don't mind sticking a few bucks in these low pop. issues. Don't know what's going on here but check out the 2 diff. back covers on my copies. One has a yellow background and the other is all green. I've seen one other background and it was the all green kind so maybe the yellow is rare. And what's with those pink areas on the back cover. they seem out of place and should have words in them.) UPDATE: OKAY, so how crazy am I? Pretty crazy. I own 9 copies of this issue! I started out with the 9.6 but when I saw the 9.2 with a yellow back I felt I had to have it. I then saw a 9.2 with a green back and felt I had to have a pair of them with the different backs. Don’t lose count I’m up to owning 3 copies. I then saw a 9.6 with the yellow back that would match up with my 9.6 green back, so why not. Now up to four copies. Soon after the fourth copy was purchased another 9.6 with green back was on eBay, for what I remember was $10, couldn’t say no to that as it was in one of the newer CGC slabs. With 5 copies in hand I figured that was enough till a 9.8 with green back was offered by MyComicShop and once again felt I had to up grade. I’m very confident I told myself I would not buy another copy no matter what came along. That lasted till ComicLink offered a 9.9 with green back. Being 1 of the 2 highest graded how could I say no. Paid a price that was way to high as I got caught in the moment. Now, with 7 copies filling up a box of their own I knew I wouldn’t need to buy any more and I was considering selling the 9.2’s as a pair so someone could have a set of both back covers. That didn’t happen as a 9.6 came on the market with a yellow back which would match up with my second green back. Okay, I knew by now, with 8 copies, I was hooked and would probably buy any copy the came up for sale. Man I hate being right. My latest purchase was the second CGC-9.9 offered by Heritage in May of 2019. Now I own both of the highest graded. Man, I wish this one was a yellow back to make a pair with the green back 9.9. Anyone have 9.8 with yellow to match my green back.
This is from my first CGC- 9.9.
COMICLINK:
Publisher: AURORA
Page Quality: White Pages
Type of Holder: Universal
Degree Of Restoration: Unrestored
Census Rank: Highest Graded!
End Date: 9/25/2018 9:30:00 PM
ComicLink Comments:
This pristine Mint CGC 9.9 is the highest graded, and is 1 of only 2 examples ever awarded this top grade by CGC. Additionally, CGC has assigned its newsstand-fresh page quality designation, White Pages, making this the best 9.9 obtainable.
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BATMAN, Green back. Copy 5 Aurora Comic Scenes 187-140 Universal 9.6 My oh my, another green back, when are the yellow backs coming? Nothing missing on this slab but I’m missing the when, where, and how much info. View Comic
BATMAN, Yellow Back. Copy 6 Aurora Comic Scenes 187-140 Universal 9.6 Finally, here is one of my yellow backs. I’ve posted a picture of each kind so you can compare. This was stolen off from eBay foe $25 in 2004 View Comic
BATMAN, Yellow back. Copy 7 Aurora Comic Scenes 187-140 Universal 9.6 What do you know, another yellow back. Although I’ve never heard why there are to variations of this comic I have noticed that the copies with the yellow back seem to be cut a bit smaller than the green backs. Check out the pictures. I have the tops even but when you look at the bottom the green back is much larger. View Comic
BATMAN, Yellow back. Copy 8 Aurora Comic Scenes 187-140 Universal 9.2 And last but not least, oh wait a minute, this is the least. This 9.2 is the lowest grade given for this issue. There are two 9.2’s graded and I have both of them. This yellow back and the other is a green back. I just felt I had to have one of each. Once again, due to poor record keeping, no idea when, where, or how much. I’m sure if I rummaged through all my receipts I could find it but with hundreds just crammed in a box it may be a long process I’m not willing to try. View Comic
BATMAN, Green back. Copy 9 Aurora Comic Scenes 187-140 Universal 9.2 Hold it, another of the leasts. This is my last copy, till I find another one, which I’ll add in this set when it happens. This green back is off from eBay for $17.50.
Oh wait, what the heck. I now see that there’s a CGC-9.0 on the census. Can’t wait for that one to come up for sale because you know, I’m bidding on it.
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LONE RANGER, Copy 1 Aurora Comic Scenes 188-140 Universal 9.9 Another of the low population books with only 18 graded copies. There is 1-10,3-9.9,7-9.8's and 2-9.6's plus 2 at 9.4 and 2 at 9.2. There is 1 SS copy.
AURORA COMIC SCENES #188-140
Condition: CGC 9.9 MT
Census Rank: 2nd Highest Graded
Page Quality: White Pages
Type of Holder: Universal
Degree Of Restoration: Unrestored
Pedigree or Highlight: One of the Top 4 Graded Overall!
ComicLink Comments:
This CGC 9.9 is the second highest graded for an example of this issue, with only 3 examples in grade and just 1 ever having certified higher. Further enhancing its desirability, CGC has assigned its newsstand-fresh page quality designation, White Pages.
Instruction booklet for the Lone Ranger model kit number 188.
Copyright 1974 Aurora Products Corporation. Copyright 1974 Lone Ranger Television, Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.
The Lone Ranger / cover / 1 page
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Gaspar Saladino [as Gaspar]
Genre Western-frontier, Characters, The Lone Ranger; Silver
P.S.- Okay, I know, it’s a low population issue so you must own more than one copy. I do. I have one each of the following grades, 9.9, 9.8, 9.6, 9.4, and a 9.2. Hey, everyone should have a reference set of the different grades.
(updated-Nov. 2019)
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LONE RANGER, Copy 2 Aurora Comic Scenes 188-140 Universal 9.8 Grabbed this one from Heritage in 2019. Kind of had to stop buying these low priced comics from Heritage as their Buyers Premium will eat you alive. View Comic
LONE RANGER, Copy 3 Aurora Comic Scenes 188-140 Universal 9.6 This is the lowest on the census report with only 15 copies graded. There is 1-10.0, 3-9.9, 5-9.8, 2-9.6, 2-9.4, and 2-9.2.
I'm still going with the Tarzan issue as the rarest due to the fact that I have three of these and none of the Tarzan, which has 16 graded copies.
(Up-date, I now have a Tarzan, 7/7/09)
Purchased on eBay for $35.
This issue has a script by Marv Wolfman and art by Gil Kane. 7-in. x 9.75-in.; 8 pages (two instructional) the resr is the story.
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LONE RANGER, Copy 4 Aurora Comic Scenes 188-140 Universal 9.4 This is the lowest on the census report with only 16 copies graded. There is 1-10.0, 3-9.9, 6-9.8, 2-9.6, 2-9.4, and 2-9.2.
I'm still going with the Tarzan issue as the rarest due to the fact that I have two of these and none of the Tarzan, which has 15 graded copies.
(Up-date, I now have a Tarzan, 7/7/09)
Another from Metropolis for $34.33 from their eBay auctions.
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LONE RANGER, Copy 5 Aurora Comic Scenes 188-140 Universal 9.2 Picked this off from eBay for $25. View Comic

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