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    Daring Mystery Comics #2 Larson pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Gerber and Overstreet both call this issue "rare," not a term either book bandies about lightly (it means 11 to 20 copies exist according to Gerber). But that's just one reason to covet this Golden Age gem. The cover, featuring The Phantom Bullet, is by Alex Schomburg, one of the masters of cover art. The interior artists include another of the greats, Joe Simon. And if all that isn't enough, witness the name "Lamont" lightly penciled on the cover -- that would be Lamont Larson, whose pedigree collection is one of the top five (some would say top two) ever discovered. A look at CGC's census offers the clincher: a mere four copies of the issue have been certified to date, and not only is this one the highest-graded at VF/NM, only one (a VF-) is even within shouting distance, with the stragglers firmly in "reading copy" territory. Overstreet 2004 VF/NM 9.0 value = $10,381; NM- 9.2 value = $14,000.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0062150006 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    August, 2004
    13th-14th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
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