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    Crack Comics #1 Ashcan Edition (Quality, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 White pages. Ashcans are hand-produced comics made for purposes of securing a copyright, and by definition only a few copies at most exist of each, putting them among the rarest items the comic book collector can hope to acquire. This is the first time we've ever seen or heard of a Crack Comics ashcan, and the provenance of this one is impeccable, as it's from the collection of Gill Fox, who was an editor at Quality and also drew the covers of many of its comic books. The issue features the origin and first appearance of the Black Condor, with a story by Will Eisner and art by Lou Fine. There's also a slew of other attractions including Madame Fatal, who is a retired actor who fights crime disguised as an old lady! While the VG 4.0 Guide value for the regular comic is $940; this ashcan edition is not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 3/05 (for ashcan edition): 1 in 4.0, none higher. From the collection of Gill Fox.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0625524001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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