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    Adventure Comics #40 (DC, 1939) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Cream to off-white pages. An unrestored copy of this much sought-after comic is a welcome sight indeed! This issue is currently ranked #11 on Overstreet's list of the most valuable comic books, and it received Overstreet's seldom-used "rare" designation. It's got the Adventure debut of the Sandman, one of the earliest superheroes in comics and the first costumed hero to appear in this long-running series. Overstreet once noted the Sandman's significance as "a transition crime fighter who stuck tenaciously to the trusty regalia of the pulp heroes." The character's first published appearance was in the 1939 New York World's Fair Comics, but this issue's story is believed to have been created before that one. Bert Christman, who later met his death in World War II, was the artist on the feature, but the cover is the work of Creig Flessel, and it's that classic image that solidifies this issue's status as an enduring collectible. Overstreet 2006 GD 2.0 value = $4,500; VG 4.0 value = $9,000. CGC census 4/06: 1 in 3.0, 7 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0754500001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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