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    Amazing-Man Comics #5 (Centaur, 1939) CGC GD+ 2.5 Slightly brittle pages. The fact that just three unrestored copies of this issue have received higher grades from CGC to date underscores what a tough book this is. Don't let the number 5 fool you: this was the first issue of the series, making Amazing-Man the first superhero to debut in his own title (preceding Superman and Batman, who were just the headliners of an anthology series at this time). And it's also noteworthy that the title character, a Bill Everett creation, hit stands a month before Marvel Comics #1, with the premiere of Everett's Sub-Mariner. Centaur Publications' entire output is difficult to find, this book especially so -- Overstreet and Gerber both rate it as "rare." The issue is ranked among the 50 most valuable comics by Overstreet, and it's by far the most valuable Centaur comic. Overstreet 2010 GD 2.0 value = $1,500. CGC census 7/10: 2 in 2.5, 3 higher.

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