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    Green Lantern #1 (DC, 1941) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. Howard Purcell's cover of this premier issue is one of the most famous of all Golden Age covers. Currently ranked 16th in Overstreet's Top Golden Age Comics list, this milestone from 1941 has been gaining in popularity and value in recent years. Artist Martin Nodell and writer Bill Finger created Green Lantern in 1940, and the exciting character debuted in All-American Comics #16 in the July issue of that year. Gerber lists this issue as "scarce," and to date the highest grade CGC has assigned to any copy is Very Fine/Near Mint. Just three copies have been graded higher than the copy pictured here. The predominantly black cover readily shows wear and tear, but this copy's few imperfections are along the perimeter of the book; notably, a tiny piece from the front bottom, some minor wear at the top of the spine, blunting at the top front corner, and some wear along the front border. The spine is stout, and the other three corners sharp. The back cover looks better than CGC's assigned grade. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $21,000.

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    December, 2002
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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