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    Flash Comics #1 (DC, 1940) CGC VG- 3.5 Off-white to white pages. Both Flash and Hawkman made their first appearances in this book. The origin stories of both Flash and Hawkman are in this book. So we think you'll agree that this is a significant comic. The Sheldon Moldoff cover is an image that every comics fan recognizes, and fans loved both the cover and the story, one of the more believable origin tales in all of comics (when Jay Garrick gets his speedster powers, he reacts as a real college kid would -- the first thing he does is become a football star and try to impress girls). Incidentally, this issue also has a couple of other notable first appearances beyond the "big two." For one, Shiera Sanders appears; she wouldn't become Hawkgirl until later, but she plays a key role in Hawkman's origin story here. Also debuting is the fondly remembered Johnny Thunder. Granted, he's no Flash, he's no Hawkman... frankly, he's a blundering doofus. But the super power he can't control (a thunderbolt activated by the words "say you") made for much comic relief, and his well-meaning nature won him a lot of fans. Johnny would join Flash in the Justice Society before long. With so many impressive introductions, it's no wonder that Overstreet ranks this issue among the top ten most valuable comic books of all. CGC notes, "Date stamp on 30 pages and interior back cover." Overstreet 2004 VG 4.0 value = $12,400. CGC census 12/04: 2 in 3.5, 5 higher. From the Northern Lights Collection.

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