ADVENTURES OF BOB HOPE, THE

Dates: 1 Feb/Mar 1950-109 Feb/Mar 1968
Issues: CLICK HERE to view issues, super-size cover images and values in 9 grades

Comic book series that ran for 109 issues from 1950 through to 1968. With the decline of super-hero titles in the early 1950's National Periodical Publications began licensing the right to use film stars for new titles. As well as Bob Hope there were Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Alan Ladd. For most of the title run each issue would have a main story featuring Bob Hope and then a movie-related back-up story. Issue #1, for example, had a story on Rhonda Fleming, who co-starred with Hope in a 1949 film, The Great Lover.

Sales began to decline in the mid-60s and even  the introduction of a more contemporary teen character called Super Hip in issue #95 could not stop the cancellation of the title with #109.

 

Total value for all issues of this title listed:

Condition

PR
1.0
FR
1.5
GD
2.0
VG
4.0
FN
6.0
VF
8.0
VF/NM
9.0
NM-
9.2
NM
9.4
MINT
10.0
Issues 109 109 109 109 109 109 109 109 109
Total £ 276.00 522.72 767.58 1,720 2,930 9,280 15,450 19,310 23,180 Total title value in pounds in UK markets
Total $ 430.00 781.75 1,120.00 2,490 4,190 12,710 21,100 26,360 31,660 Total title value in dollars in US markets

Note: some PR issues may have no value. Selected issues in FN, VF or VF/NM may not exist in some titles.