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    Strange Adventures #9 (DC, 1951) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Outside of the first issue, this one is considered the most valuable in the title's long run that lasted 244 issues over 23 years. The reason is that it contains the origin and first appearance of Captain Comet, an Earthling with superpowers who sought adventure in outer space. Why is the character so significant? Well, consider that the book is from 1951, meaning the Captain debuted in those dark years when superheroes were persona non grata. The hero's debut preceded those of the Martian Manhunter and the Silver Age Flash by several years. In other words, the first stirrings of the Silver Age of comics are to be found here. Murphy Anderson and Gil Kane provide interior art for the tale of the mutant superhero. That's right, mutant -- DC was already using the term years before mighty Marvel! Clean, crisp, and fresh, this copy of DC's first science-fiction title has earned the highest grade CGC has assigned to issue #9 to date. Overstreet 2004 NM- 9.2 value = $2,700.

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