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    All Star Comics #3 (DC, 1940) CGC Apparent VF+ 8.5 Moderate (P) Off-white to white pages. "A breakthrough concept, second in importance only to the creation of the super hero" is how Overstreet once summarized the significance of this issue, the first appearance of the Justice Society of America, the first superhero group in comics. Some have even advanced the theory that the concept was unprecedented in all of fiction, as even the Knights of the Round Table didn't hold meetings before joining to vanquish a common opponent! The cover image is one of the most famous in the history of comics, and it's been imitated and paid homage to on many occasions (E. E. Hibbard is generally credited with the cover art). In the story, each JSAer recounts a recent adventure, and different artists drew these various chapters, among them Sheldon Moldoff, Martin Nodell, and Bernard Baily. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, tear seals, split sealed, cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2006 GD 2.0 value = $3,611; VG 4.0 value = $7,222; FN 6.0 value = $10,833; VF 8.0 value = $27,600; VF/NM 9.0 value = $46,300.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0056412018 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    May, 2006
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