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    All-American Comics #16 (DC, 1940) CGC VG+ 4.5 Cream to off-white pages. After the Big Four of Action Comics #1, Detective Comics #27, Marvel Comics #1, and Superman #1, Overstreet lists this milestone issue next on its Top Golden Age Books list. Overstreet calls it "rare," while Gerber designates it "scarce," but you get the picture. To date, CGC hasn't awarded a higher grade than FN- 5.5 for an unrestored certified copy, so don't eschew this because you feel the grade isn't high enough. This is one of the nicest copies you will find of the book that has the origin and first appearance of the Golden Age Green Lantern. Sheldon Moldoff is responsible for the cover, while creator Martin Nodell does the GL story inside. DC's other Sheldon, of the Mayer variety, also contributes with a Scribbly feature. Overstreet 2004 VG 4.0 value = $18,286.

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    June, 2004
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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