DescriptionCaptain Marvel Adventures #nn (#1) (Fawcett Publications, 1941) CGC VG+ 4.5 Cream to off-white pages. This is the second-highest graded unrestored copy that CGC has certified to date (there are two 5.0 copies)! So you can see the validity of Overstreet's assertion that this book is "rarely found in Fine or Mint condition" because it was printed on poor paper stock. We see this issue much less than the other Fawcett keys, and as one of Overstreet's Top 100 Golden Age Comics, it's an issue we can't get enough of. At its height, this series was the bestselling comic in America, with total sales for the 1944 issues surpassing 14 million copies! It even went bi-weekly to meet demand at one point. This is the one and only issue of the title to have Jack Kirby art, and it was drawn on the "night shift" at the time Kirby was working on Captain America by day. This first issue's cover art is by C. C. Beck. This book was not present in most of the noted "pedigree" collections. CGC notes, "Tape on interior." Overstreet 2016 VG 4.0 value = $6,000. CGC census 11/16: 1 in 4.5, 2 higher.
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