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    Startling Comics #1 (Better Publications, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. As of this writing, this is far and away the best copy of Startling Comics #1 seen by CGC. One look at this book and you will know it is special; essentially, a small stain on the right side of the front cover is the only defect keeping this copy from being a straight-up NM. A very faint sun shadow and small bindery chip at the base of the spine on the back cover (a result of the printing process) are the only other flaws to note on this exquisite copy. It features the origin of Captain Future, the first appearance of the Masked Rider, and a drug use story. Two of the industry giants, Will Eisner and Lou Fine, worked on this important early Nedor key. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $2,700.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2002
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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