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    Marvel Comics #1 Allentown pedigree (Timely, 1939) CGC Apparent NM- 9.2 Slight (P) Off-white pages. Gorgeous copy of the legendary first Timely/Marvel comic book, which introduced the Human Torch, Ka-Zar, the Angel, and others to comics. It also featured the origin of Sub-Mariner in his second-ever comic book appearance. The cover's by famed pulp artist Frank R. Paul, while interior artists Bill Everett (on Sub-Mariner), Carl Burgos (Human Torch), and Paul Gustavson (Angel) premiered their Timely/Marvel interpretations of the characters with whom they would forever be associated. Did we mention that the copy is gorgeous? At Apparent NM- 9.2, it looks nicer than the highest graded unrestored copies CGC has certified to date. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover, tear seals to cover, cover cleaned." Overstreet 2009 GD 2.0 value = $23,000; VG 4.0 value = $46,000; FN 6.0 value = $69,000; VF 8.0 value = $155,000; VF/NM 9.0 value = $270,000; NM- 9.2 value = $460,000.

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    May, 2009
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
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