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    Marvel Mystery Comics #4 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. A glance at the CGC census report speaks volumes about how tough this book is in high grade. The copy offered here is the sole highest-graded, and one of just three copies graded above 5.5 to date (the others being the 9.0 "Nicolas Cage" copy and a 7.5).
    The Guide value of the book has gone up almost 50% in just the last few years, owing to both the scarcity in high grade and the book's significance. It's the first time the Sub-Mariner appeared on a cover for one. It's also just the second time a swastika appeared on the cover of a comic book. Alex Schomburg's cover art for these earliest Timelys displayed a different style than his later work, and this superb copy certainly lets you enjoy his efforts to the fullest. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $33,000. CGC census 2/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.


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    February, 2012
    22nd-24th Wednesday-Friday
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