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    New York World's Fair Comics #1939 (DC, 1939) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. This issue is listed at number 32 in Overstreet's ranking of the most valuable Golden Age books, and the chief reason for the book's high desirability is that it's got the first published appearance of the Sandman, who of course would go on to star in Adventure Comics, All-Star Comics and elsewhere. There are other stars on hand as well -- if you don't recognize the blond fellow on the right, that's actually Superman (either the Man of Steel found some Super-Peroxide or there was a coloring goof at DC)! The book's stories were set at the World's Fair; the crimefighting visitors included the aforementioned Sandman and Superman, plus gumshoe Slam Bradley (written and drawn by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, as was the Superman feature) and Zatara the Magician (drawn by Fred Guardineer). The roster of artists also included Bob Kane (drawing humor material), Creig Flessel, and Sheldon Moldoff. The cover was a team effort between Vincent Sullivan and Fred Guardineer. Overstreet 2004 VG 4.0 value = $4,200. CGC census 12/04: 5 in 4.0, 10 higher. From the Northern Lights Collection.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0065156001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

    More information about New York World's Fair Comics, and New York World's Fair Comics #[1].

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