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    Startling Comics #49 (Better Publications, 1948) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. This is one of Alex Schomburg's most beloved covers. Signed "Xela", there's no wonder that it was featured on the cover of the retrospective The Thrilling Comic Book Cover Art of Alex Schomburg. A lovely lady in bondage, a robot... and in case anyone cares, there's the putative hero of the piece, Lance Lewis, Space Detective. The Davis Crippen "D Copy" of #49 (also graded a VF+ 8.5) just sold in August of 2020 for the tidy sum of $23,500. Overstreet 2020 VF 8.0 value = $8,500; VF/NM 9.0 value = $15,250. CGC census 1/21: 5 in 8.5, 12 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 1400899001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    January, 2021
    14th-17th Thursday-Sunday
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