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    Special Edition Comics #1 Allentown pedigree (Fawcett, 1940) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white pages. We can hardly conceive of a more desirable copy of a Fawcett comic book than this one; it's a perfect copy of an issue with one of the best-known covers of the Golden Age. This is the first comic book entirely devoted to Captain Marvel, and one of the earliest appearances of the hero -- at the time this was published, he had starred in just a handful of issues of Whiz Comics, with this one-shot appearing at the same time as Whiz #8. Since Whiz had multiple recurring features, Fawcett was eager to find out whether Captain Marvel could carry a comic book of his own, and used this one-shot as a tryout. We needn't tell you whether the experiment was successful, as Captain Marvel Adventures debuted soon thereafter and became the bestselling title in all of comics! The cover art has been credited to C. C. Beck, and it's an image known to every comic book fan.

    This unbelievable copy is from the Allentown collection, which, though not a large hoard, is known for producing the best known copy of several key comics. That's certainly the case with this gem. Overstreet 2009 NM- 9.2 value = $13,400. CGC census 4/10: 1 in 9.8, none higher. From the Gary Keller Collection.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0010971001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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