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    Marvel Comics #1 (Timely, 1939) CGC FN 6.0 Cream to off-white pages. Publisher Martin Goodman took a gamble when he published the first issue of Marvel Comics in October of 1939, using the popular look of the classic pulp magazines as his template for success. The comic was a hit with readers, warranting a second printing a month later. This super-key features the first appearances of the Human Torch, Sub-Mariner, Kazar, and the Angel, and is graced with an unforgettable Frank R. Paul cover. Marvel #1, once the most expensive book in the world, is the genesis of the entire Marvel Universe, a fact not lost on many collectors, as available copies disappear fast from the market. This one is solid and tight, with average wear typically found on Marvel #1s. The spine exhibits some color flaking, but no splitting or pulled staples. Edges are nice, with two small tears and a corner crease on the back cover, and light soiling. Marvel #1 is one of the scarcer key issues; finding an unrestored copy in FN or better is quite a feat. Take advantage of this opportunity. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = 50,000.

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    October, 2002
    10th-13th Thursday-Sunday
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