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    More Fun Comics #52 (DC, 1940) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Cream to off-white pages. This issue, the origin and first appearance of the Spectre, is on Overstreet's list of the ten most valuable comic books, and it was quite a special day when we laid eyes on this unrestored copy. The eerie superhero had a bluish-gray cape in his very first appearance; he would have a green cowl in the next issue and forever after. The character, writer Jerry Siegel's follow-up to Superman, has been an enduring figure throughout the history of DC, with every generation of comic fans getting to know him, both as a member of the Justice Society and as star of his own title several times in decades to come. The book's cover and interior art are by the artist most associated with the character, Bernard Baily. Gerber's Photo-Journal gives this comic a scarcity rating of "8," and CGC's census bears out everything we've heard about the scarcity of the book. Only two unrestored copies have been certified with higher grades by CGC to date. Overstreet 2005 GD 2.0 value = $5,350; VG 4.0 value = $10,700. CGC census 4/05: 1 in 3.0, 2 higher.From the Northern Lights Collection.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0055487001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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