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    Archie Comics #1 (MLJ, 1942) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white to white pages. This is one of Overstreet's top fifty Golden Age books, and we continue to recommend that you go after it whenever offered, in any grade. The highest-graded in CGC's census to date is just a 6.5, and there's no other copy graded above 5.0.

    While not Archie's first appearance, it's considered the first teen comic by Overstreet. Archie's previous appearances were in Pep and Jackpot which also had adventure features, and he hadn't been the sole cover feature of a comic previously. Other key points: this issue has what you might call the origin of the Archie-Veronica relationship, as we learn how Archie read about the blue-blooded Park Avenue debutante-to-be and wrote to invite her to his prom in Riverdale (a more mundane account of their first meeting in Pep Comics #26 was thankfully forgotten from this point forward). This book also has the very first appearance of Mrs. Andrews, Archie's mother. And of course, it's the first issue of a series that's still in publication today, at issue #588 and counting. The clean front cover with no dust shadows or staining means that this copy presents very well. CGC notes, "Cover detached." Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $3,600. CGC census 9/08: 3 in 4.0, 4 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0955677001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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