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    Flash Comics (Ashcan) #1 (DC, 1939) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. In late 1939, DC and Fawcett, both coveting the catchy title "Flash", raced to get their own ashcan version printed to secure the copyright to the name, and it was DC who beat Fawcett to the punch. As usual for ashcans, the content was not new material -- the cover is Leo O'Mealia's cover art for Adventure Comics #41, and the interior was lifted from All-American Comics #8. This ashcan is listed in Gerber with a scarcity rating of "10"; it's one of two copies we've encountered, and the first one we've seen in almost a decade. At the time it was offered in the June 28-29, 1996 Sotheby's auction it was thought to be the only extant copy, and to this day only five appear in CGC's census. Overstreet did not list this edition until 2006, and still does not list a value today, though the Guide does note that a CGC 9.6 copy sold for $8,513 in 2013. CGC census 4/18: 2 in 9.4, 2 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 1295545008 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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