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    Adventure Comics #40 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC Apparent NM- 9.2 Slight (A) Off-white to white pages. This elusive rascal remains one of the toughest key Golden Age DC comics around. It contains the very first Sandman story, predating the story that saw print in New York World's Fair 1939, published a month and a half earlier. Bert Christman, who later met his death in World War II, was the artist on this feature; while Creig Flessel drew the stunning cover. This incredible copy looks as fresh as they come, and has the distinction of having two pedigrees -- it's from the legendary Edgar Church Mile High horde, and also once made up part of actor Nicolas Cage's collection. CGC ranks this copy as finest in the current census, with no unrestored copies coming closer than FN/VF 7.0. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: very small amount of color touch, glue on spine of cover." What it doesn't mention are corners sharp enough to pop a balloon, with colors that practically glow. What a beauty! Overstreet 2003 FN 6.0 value = $12,429; VF 8.0 value = $29,000; VF/NM 9.0 value = $43,500; NM 9.4 value = $58,000.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0055531001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2004
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
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