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    More Fun Comics #14 (DC, 1936) CGC FN 6.0 Light tan to off-white pages. This perhaps the best existing copy of a very significant comic, the first appearance of a Superman prototype by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The character in question, known as Dr. Occult, had in fact appeared in previous issues of the series, but this issue saw him get super strength, the power of flight, a blue costume, and a red cape! Reportedly, Siegel and Shuster had already conceived the idea for Superman and were giving their concept a tryout of sorts. This October 1936 issue preceded Action Comics #1 by over a year and a half. The issue is a Gerber "7," and high-grade copies probably do not exist -- Overstreet doesn't list values for grades above VF, and this copy is the highest-graded one that CGC has certified to date. Overstreet 2005 FN 6.0 value = $5,550. CGC census 1/05: 1 in 6.0, none higher. From the Northern Lights Collection.

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