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    Captain America Comics #1 Kansas City pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. This is one of the best copies available of one of the best-known and most desirable comic books of all time. In fact, only two unrestored copies of the issue have been certified with higher grades by CGC to date. Of course, having the origin and first appearance of Captain America would make this a significant comic no matter what, but the icing on the cake is the classic cover by the character's co-creators, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Simon once explained the inspiration behind the cover as follows: "There had never been a truly believable villain in comics. But Adolf was live, hated by more than half the world... I could smell a winner." There are two other very significant first appearances here: the villainous Red Skull and of course Cap's sidekick Bucky Barnes. Out of all of the key Golden Age #1 issues, this was the only one to premiere a brand-new character in a comic book devoted to him! That shows the confidence that Timely had in the character, and that confidence was justified, as it catapulted Timely into the top rank of comic book publishers. Overstreet 2005 VF/NM 9.0 value = $95,000; NM- 9.2 value = $140,000. CGC census 11/05: 1 in 9.0, 2 higher.

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