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    Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. This is one of the best-known and most beloved comic books of all time, and the copy we're offering is near the top of CGC's census!

    The book is ranked among the ten most valuable comics by Overstreet, with Marvel Comics #1 the only Timely/Marvel ranked higher. We dare say Cap #1 could challenge the earlier book in years to come, on the strength of this book's classic cover.

    This milestone is the work of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Simon explained the inspiration behind the cover villain 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." And a winner it was, though S&K weren't done yet, adding a very memorable fictional villain in the Red Skull. And of course, the issue also features the first appearance of Cap's sidekick, Bucky Barnes.

    A large percentage of the surviving copies have restoration -- CGC has certified more restored than unrestored copies to date, and even the Mile High copy has been restored. So to find an attractive, high-grade, unrestored copy is amazing stuff indeed!

    Overstreet 2009 VF 8.0 value = $58,500; VF/NM 9.0 value = $124,250. CGC census 4/09: 2 in 8.5, 3 higher.

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