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Zip Comics #1 Values

Publisher: Archie, 1940

About Zip Comics #1

Charles Biro cover (featuring Steel Sterling) and story art. Origins of the Scarlet Avenger and Steel Sterling. Mr. Satan and Captain Valor begin runs. Irv Novick and Lin Streeter art.

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COVER DETAILS

Zip Comics #1 Mile High pedigree (MLJ, 1940) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages....
Characters: Steel Sterling [John Sterling]

Pencils: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)

Inks: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)


STORY DETAILS

Characters: Steel Sterling [John Sterling] (scientist, introduction, origin]; Policemen (introduction for all, some die); The Black Knight (villain, introduction, death); The Black Knight's gang (villains, introduction for all)

Synopsis: John Sterling completes the chemical formula which will completely protect him from the underworld's bullets, unlike his murdered father who was killed by a group of ruthless gangsters. John bathes himself in the formula, which has been poured into a cauldron of molten steel......dives in, and emerges as a man with the resistance, the magnetism and the strength of steel.

Pages: 12.000

Script: Abner Sundell

Pencils: Charles Biro

Inks: Charles Biro

Notes: Jerry Bails' Who's Who identifies several writers having scripted this feature in 1940. The MLJ Companion, however, identifies Sundell as the script writer for this origin story, thus removal of the script's ?.

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CGC Census Report*

Grade 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.6 9.8 9.9 10.0 Total
Universal  0 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 1 0 0 1 3 2 3 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 28
Qualified  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Signature Series  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Restored  0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Total 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 1 2 6 3 0 1 2 3 2 4 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 36

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