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    Captain America Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. One of Overstreet's Top 100 Golden Age Comics, this is the second appearance of Captain America, but the first appearance of the Cap costume most are familiar with, including his trademark, the round shield.
    The classic cover is by the late, great Joe Simon. As with issue #1, Adolf Hitler himself was the featured cover villain, though this was before the United States had entered World War II. As Simon noted in his autobiography, Cap "was the first major comic book hero to take a political stand... as for capturing the attention of the comic book-reading public, it was natural that the adventures of our new red, white, and blue hero would have the advantage over the others who were still challenging the mad scientists or the hoodlums robbing the corner candy store."
    The red block at the top of the comic looks immaculate here, and this ranks with the finest examples of the pedigree we've seen.
    Overstreet 2013 NM- 9.2 value = $45,000. CGC census 7/13: 2 in 9.4, none higher. Auctioned on behalf of Tadano America Corporation.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 916273001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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