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    Marvel Mystery Comics #5 (Timely, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. Alex Schomburg gives us the second Human Torch cover with this issue, earning Overstreet "classic" kudos, the earliest issue his work is so designated. Gerber and Overstreet both rate this issue as "scarce", and CGC's census bears this out with only six copies of the issue having been graded to date, and only one other copy having graded higher at Very Fine. Scarcer still are the copies of this issue with white pages, as this copy has. The cover is impressively clean with a light upper corner crease, rounded bottom corner, and minor wear at the bottom of the spine the only apparent defects at first review. The back cover exhibits dust narrow dust shadows and a 5/8 inch tear near the bottom spine. CGC notes that there is "Very minor amount of color touch on cover", but not enough to rate a "Restored" grading. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $11,900.

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