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    Adventure Comics #48 Larson pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC Apparent NM- 9.2 Slight (A) Off-white to white pages. This key Golden Age issue features the very first appearance of early superhero the Hourman. The hero, whose powers last for one hour from the time he takes a dose of Miraclo, went on to become a charter member of the Justice Society as well as starring in this title for many an issue. The caped hero is drawn on the cover and inside the comic by Bernard Baily. Among the book's other stories is a tale featuring Hourman's future JSA colleague the Sandman (drawn by Ogden Whitney). The other "name" artists include Bob Kane and Paul Gustavson. Overstreet lists this key issue among the top 30 most valuable comic books of all. With no unrestored copies grading at better than VF+ appearing on CGC's census, this specimen from one of the most respected pedigrees is second to none in attractiveness. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover." Overstreet 2004 GD 2.0 value = $2,188; VG 4.0 value = $4,376; FN 6.0 value = $6,564; VF 8.0 value = $16,400; VF/NM 9.0 value = $25,700; NM- 9.2 value = $35,000.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0041347017 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
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