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    Military Comics #1 Mile High pedigree (Quality, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. This issue features the origin and first appearance of one of the great heroes of the early days of comics, Blackhawk! That hero (and his supporting cast which debuted in later issues) endured all the way into the 1980s in various incarnations, being published by DC after Quality's demise. Will Eisner, who was reportedly a co-creator of the team, drew the cover. Inside the comic (which is divided into "Army Section" and "Navy Section"), Blackhawk is drawn by Chuck Cuidera. The other artists include Jack Cole, Fred Guardineer, and Klaus Nordling. Cole's feature, called "Death Patrol," is worthy of note, as it featured a "Dirty Dozen"-like concept decades before that movie was released. The group was aptly named, as one of its members died in every story! This Mile High copy is the only copy of the issue certified with a grade above VF/NM to date. Overstreet 2005 NM- 9.2 value = $14,500. CGC census 9/05: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0015496024 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    October, 2005
    14th-15th Friday-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.
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