STRANGE ADVENTURES (1ST SERIES)

Dates: 1 Aug/Sep 1950-109 Oct 1959 (all ND); 110 Nov 1959-244 Oct/Nov 1973
Issues: CLICK HERE to view issues, super-size cover images and values in 9 grades

Ah! The covers! What a great title!

The first issue of Strange Adventures to be officially distributed across the UK was #110. It had a 9d cover stamp. All issues prior to this (#1-109) are always unstamped cents copies.

However I have recently learned that Strange Adventures #109 cover-dated October 1959 was test-distributed in limited quantities in the north of England only (thanks to Paul Stephenson for that information. He was there. He saw a copy). And thanks to Oliver Robinson who sent me a cover illustration fro his father's collection.

It is also worth noting that Detective Comics #272 cover-dated October 1959 may also have come over to the UK is some quatities as well as Action Comics #257.

I know of no other October 1959 DC comics with a 9d stamp apart from these three but I would be delighted to hear from anybody who knows otherwise.

Early distributed issues of Strange Adventures are pretty tough to come by in any grade - you just don't see them advertised for sale on eBay UK or other auction sites which is a shame. Great stories all set in outer space and on strange worlds (as opposed to My Greatest Adventure which was 'the fantastic set on Earth').

Ah! The covers....!

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 243 243 243 243 243 243 243 243 243
Total £ 1,320 2,640 3,970 7,890 14,640 31,950 61,810 77,520 93,040 Total title value in pounds in UK markets
Total $ 1,840 3,690 5,530 11,000 20,540 44,370 86,040 108,180 129,880 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.