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    Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #2-4 Covers Only (First Funnies, Inc., 1939) Condition: NM. Issues #2-4 were planned but never printed, so these covers are a real piece of comic book history. Of course, issue #1 is the legendary comic (featured elsewhere in this auction) which was printed (though it never reached newsstands) and featured the true first appearance of the Sub-Mariner. The title was meant to be distributed at movie theaters as a promotional giveaway. Alas, the concept never took off. This title is also significant for being the first comic production of the Lloyd Jacquet shop, aka Funnies Inc., who went on to produce Marvel Comics #1 as well as many other key Golden Age comics. As for these items, the cover art for #3 is by Max Neill, whose work was later seen in Centaur comics among others, and the cover art for #2 and 4 is by Martin Filchock -- if you were a kid in the 1970s you'll probably remember the "compare these two pictures" scenes Filchock drew for Highlights magazine. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value for set = $1,000. From the Kylberg Collection.

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    May, 2008
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