DescriptionMilitary 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 Golden Age, Blackhawk (and his supporting cast which debuted in later issues), who endured all the way into the 1980s in various incarnations, being published by DC after Quality's demise. Of note here is that Steven Spielberg has just signed on to do a Blackhawks feature film, which is sure to have an effect on values of this title and all other Blackhawk appearances, of which we have many in this same auction. Will Eisner, who was reportedly a co-creator of the team, drew the cover for this issue. 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! Look at the cover colors beaming at you and you would guess this was an Edgar Church copy without us even telling you. It's the only copy of the issue certified with a grade above VF/NM by CGC to date. Overstreet 2017 NM- 9.2 value = $8,000. CGC census 5/18: 1 in 9.4, none higher.
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