Amazing-Man Comics #5 (#1) Mile High pedigree (Centaur, 1939)
CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages.
So much going for this
exceptional offering! It's from Edgar Church's legendary
collection, the Mile High copy of a very scarce book, and, true to
its pedigree, it's tied for the highest grade yet certified by CGC.
Difficult to find in any grade -- both Overstreet and The
Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books
rate it "rare" -- and if you
are lucky enough to find a copy, it's just about impossible to find
it in high grade. To date, besides the two 9.4 copies, just one
other, a VF- 7.5 copy has earned a grade higher than VG+ 4.5.
Incredibly, among the total of 16 unrestored copies certified to
date by CGC, 12 have grades of VG- 3.5 or lower! It's the first
issue of the Centaur title and has the origin and first appearance
of A-Man, the Amazing Man, Iron Skull, Miniature Man, and The
Cat-Man. Bill Everett, known more for his Golden Age Sub-Mariner
artwork, provided the cover and interior art, as did other Timely
greats Carl Burgos, Tarpe Mils, and Paul Gustavson. Overstreet 2013
NM- 9.2 value = $33,000. CGC census 2/14: 2 in 9.4, none higher.
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