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    Circus the Comic Riot #1 (Globe Syndicate, 1938) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. This key number one issue features some very early work by some of the most well known and important comic book artists. Basil Wolverton contributes a two-page Spacehawk story and a Disk Eyes story. Will Eisner contributes several stories including a Jack Hinton, Beau Gus, and a Ken Craig and the Lords of Crillon story. Jack Cole contributes a Pewee Throttle story which is his second published comic book work. Bob Kane contributes a Van Bragger story. The playful and joyous cover of this issue does not indicate the wonders contained inside. The attention to detail in each and every circus character is exquisite. This particular copy is stunning for such an early and important book, and it features exceptionally vibrant reds. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $4,400.

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    July, 2002
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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    Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
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