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    Captain America Comics 132-Page Issue (Timely, 1942) Condition: FN-. This is the first complete copy we've ever seen of this rarity, and the demand for this item is such that we have auctioned incomplete copies for as much as $5,400! Overstreet ranks this among the top 50 Golden Age books and calls it "very rare. "

    This is a square bound issue that says "128 pages" on the cover, though Overstreet, counting the covers as pages, dubs it a 132-page issue. Reportedly released only in Canada, it sports the cover image from Captain America Comics #22, a blank inside cover, and the contents (in black and white) of Marvel Mystery Comics #33 (featuring the Human Torch, the Sub-Mariner, the Vision, and the Angel) and Captain America Comics #18. The book bears the copyright "Universal Crime Stories Inc." and the spine shows the title, the price, and the logo "HP."

    The only defects of note: finger smudges on the white back cover, rust migration at all three staples visible through the back cover, a slight spine roll, and slight creasing at upper right. The page quality is a fantastic off-white, without the slightest edge darkening.

    Note that -- as with all uncertified comics offered in this auction -- we have examined the comic for possible restoration. We confirm that this is an unrestored copy.

    Overstreet doesn't even list a value for grades above VF, and we haven't seen evidence that a true high-grade copy exists. Even among all of the Timely highlights elsewhere in this catalog, this is a standout book that cannot be overlooked.

    Note that this comic cannot be encapsulated by CGC because of its thickness. Overstreet 2009 FN 6.0 value = $15,000.


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    May, 2009
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
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