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    New Adventure Comics #26 (DC, 1938) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. This is widely considered the rarest DC comic! This copy we're offering is the only one we have ever seen and the only one CGC has ever certified. Further evidence of its scarcity is that when collector Ian Levine completed the Herculean task of putting together a complete run of DC comics, this is the very last comic issue he was missing before reaching his goal a couple of years ago. As always with issues of this title, the relatively high number makes it easy to forget how early the issue is in the grand scheme of things -- #26 of this series preceded Action Comics #1 by a month! In fact, the inside cover has an ad for Action #1, making this one of the very first times an image of Superman saw print. The cover art was in the hands of DC's best cover artist of the early era, Creig Flessel. The interior is a mix of adventure and humor, with the creators of DC's two greatest characters both contributing: Bob Kane drew some gag strips for the issue, and Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster drew the Federal Men feature. We expect the scarcity of this issue to result in a hefty premium over Guide when the hammer falls on this one. Overstreet 2006 VG 4.0 value = $540; FN 6.0 value = $810. CGC census 7/06: 1 in 5.0, none higher.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2006
    8th-9th Friday-Saturday
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