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    Marvel Mystery Comics #3 (Timely, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. This is one of the very best copies of #3 in existence -- note that the only two that CGC has graded higher are just one notch higher at VF/NM 9.0.

    This was the first Marvel Mystery to have an Alex Schomburg cover, and who could have known how incredible his run would turn out to be? As you'll see elsewhere in this section, Schomburg's earlier efforts had "zoomed-in" layouts more similar to a pulp magazine style than to the crowd scenes the artist would be known for later. Like #2, this one features the Angel -- reportedly publisher Martin Goodman had identified the Angel as the breakout character rather than the likes of the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner who appear inside.

    This issue also marked the debut of the new logo which would be used for the remainder of the series' run.

    We suggest you a) bid on this lot and b) save this catalog, as a Marvel Comics/Marvel Mystery run in high grade is not something you'll come across again soon.

    Overstreet 2009 VF 8.0 value = $12,550; VF/NM 9.0 value = $22,775. CGC census 4/09: 1 in 8.5, 2 higher. From the Chicorel Collection.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 912194003 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2009
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
    Mark A.,
    Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
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