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    Smash Comics #1 (Quality, 1939) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Attention robot cover fans and gorilla cover fans: this book is one of the earliest examples of both genres! In fact, it's the first robot cover in comic book history according to Overstreet. The "Iron Man" on the cover is better known as Bozo the Robot, and his owner Hugh Hazzard is actually inside of him manning the controls (mind you, Bozo the Robot predated Bozo the Clown by several years). The great Will Eisner drew a story for this issue, "Espionage", featuring Black X. Also of note here are the first appearances of Hooded Justice (not to be confused with the "Watchmen" character, this is the hero later known as the Invisible Hood), Chic Carter of later Police Comics fame, and Wings Wendall. Overstreet 2005 VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,185; NM- 9.2 value = $4,400. CGC census 1/05: 2 in 9.0, none higher. From the collection of Chris Bell.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0072791005 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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