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    Rare Early DC

    All-American Comics #16 (DC, 1940) CGC VG- 3.5 Cream to off-white pages. This spectacular cover by Sheldon Moldoff introduces the Green Lantern, a significant addition to DC's stable of heroes. The story contains the first appearance and origin of this character, who is seen in costume only in the last panel of this introductory story. Martin Nodell, the creator, got the idea for the character in 1940 when he saw a switchman waving a green lantern that signaled the trains to proceed. Almost never offered for sale, and considered to be one of the rarest DC key issues, this book has a Scarcity Index of 7 in the Gerber Photo-Journal, which means that only 21-50 copies are estimated to exist. This unrestored copy has a slight spine roll and two pieces of tape on the spine. The color on this book is exceptional, with the cover gloss still bright and fresh, and has nice cream to off-white pages. Unrestored copies of this book are almost unheard of. Overstreet 2001 GD 2.0 value = $8,000. FN 6.0 value = $24,000.

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    July, 2002
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
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