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    Archie Comics #1 (Archie, 1942) CGC FR/GD 1.5 Cream to off-white pages. Grab this book in any grade, period! This original-owner copy skated in just before our auction deadline, and we're very pleased to have it. While not Archie's first appearance, it's one of the key issues of the thousands of comics he's starred in. For one thing, it has what you might call the origin of the Archie-Veronica relationship, as we learn how Archie read about the blue-blooded Park Avenue debutante-to-be and wrote to invite her to his prom in Riverdale (yeah, there was a different, and boring, story of their first meeting in Pep Comics #26, but this story replaced it from this point forward). This book also has the very first appearance of Mrs. Andrews, Archie's mom. And of course, it's the first issue of a series that's still in publication today. It's also considered the first teen comic by Overstreet... how many more reasons do you need? CGC notes, "Cover & 1st wrap detached." Overstreet 2012 GD 2.0 value = $5,333. CGC census 2/13: 1 in 1.5, 22 higher.

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    February, 2013
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
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