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    Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. This issue kicks off the finest run of Captain America Comics that Heritage has ever had the opportunity to offer in a single auction!
    One-owner copies this nice of the origin and first appearance of Captain America and Bucky seldom appear on the market, and when they do, they garner substantial interest. Also making his first appearance in this issue is the repugnant Red Skull, and Hitler himself gets a good ol' American "welcome" from Cap, on the Jack Kirby and Joe Simon cover. Currently this issue is ranked #8 on Overstreet's list of Top 100 Golden Age Comics. Simon and Kirby art.
    About this particular copy, our consignor notes that "We inherited the Captain America #1 upon the death of my mother, Ruth Knutson in 2005. It was originally acquired by my father, Dr. Andie L. Knutson (deceased), a social psychologist and professor at the University of California at Berkeley. In connection with his study and teaching of World War II propaganda in the 1940s, he bought this comic book because of the cover showing Captain America smashing Hitler in the jaw. We found the comic in his files after my mother died." Overstreet 2018 FN 6.0 value = $72,000; VF 8.0 value = $160,000. CGC census 5/19: 9 in 7.0, 14 higher.


    More Information: EDIT: Added information about the provenance of this one-owner copy.

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