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    Boy Explorers Comics #2 File Copy (Harvey, 1946) Condition: VF/NM. A Harvey file copy is a nice acquisition in any case, but having a file copy is of critical importance here! That's because a black and white comic like this one is difficult if not impossible to authenticate (CGC will not encapsulate #2 for that reason), and provenance is therefore of the essence. This Simon and Kirby issue, a 32-pager measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, is rated "scarce" by Overstreet, and Gerber assigned it an "8." That's because it never even hit newsstands -- as the publisher's note explains, "For the present emergency, newsstand sales will be temporarily discontinued and subscribers alone will receive copies of these issues." The "emergency" was simply that after paper rationing was discontinued, the major publishers flooded the market with comic series in an effort to squeeze out competition, and newsdealers only had room for top sellers. That meant the end not only of this series, another fledgling S&K effort, Stuntman, and a couple of other Harvey titles. This is undoubtedly one of the toughest items to find for the Jack Kirby completist, and the unquestioned authenticity of this copy means that Harvey collectors, S&K fans, and rarity-hunters should be zeroing in on this one. Overstreet 2006 VF/NM 9.0 value = $988; NM- 9.2 value = $1,350.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2006
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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