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    It Rhymes With Lust #nn (St. John, 1950) Condition: VG. "Impossible to find" is a term every collector has heard a lot, but have you ever owned a copy of this rarity? This "picture novel" has been called comics' first graphic novel. It's got 128 pages, 126 of which have art by Matt Baker! As Comic Book Marketplace noted, "This may, in fact, be Baker's best comics art ever; panel by panel, it is certainly his most consistent." This also has the distinction of being the first comic book work by writer Arnold Drake of "Deadman" fame. The black-and-white publication is digest-sized, 5 1/2 x 7 9/16. This copy's cover is on the verge of coming unglued from the insides, still, where would you find a nicer one? Oh, by the way, the title refers to Rust, she's the lady shown on the cover. Overstreet's stated value strikes us as awfully low -- the combination of Baker's popularity and the item's scarcity means the final auction price is sure to leave the Guide price in the dust (rhymes with lust). Overstreet 2006 VG 4.0 value = $126.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2006
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
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