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    "Marvel One"

    Marvel Comics #1 (Timely, 1939). A true "super-key" issue if ever there was one, this was the springboard for one of the most successful comic book companies in history: Timely Comics, which later re-named itself after this seminal first issue, and became Marvel Comics. Published in 1939, it featured the origin and first appearance of the Human Torch (who is featured on the spectacular cover), created by Carl Burgos. Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner (created and drawn by the legendary Bill Everett) makes his first newsstand appearance. It also featured Ka-Zar the Great (the first appearance of this first-known Tarzan clone), the first and only appearance of the Jungle Terror, and the first appearance of The Angel by Paul Gustavson. Cover art is by science fiction legend Frank R. Paul. Marvel Comics #1 introduces two of the three superstars of the fledgling company, and, even more importantly, is the first Marvel comic book, the most widely collected and arguably most important publisher in comic book history. CGC GD 2.0 Cream to off-white pages. Overstreet 2001 GD 2.0 value = $14,000.

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    March, 2002
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
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