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    Flash Comics Ashcan Edition #1 Golden Arrow Variant (Fawcett, 1940) CGC Apparent VF/NM 9.0 Slight (P) White pages. A version of this ashcan that we hadn't seen before, this may well have preceded the better-known Fawcett Flash ashcan (also offered in this auction) that has Captain Thunder -- later known as Captain Marvel -- on the cover. This one features Golden Arrow, another character whose first official newsstand appearance was Whiz #2, and who appeared in almost every issue of that title in addition to a brief series of his own. Ernst Gerber's interpretation was that this version came first, and that Fawcett, believing this version had staked out the rights to the Flash name, added Captain Thunder to the subsequent version, with all of the above taking place in late November/early December 1939. This strikes us as plausible, because if the more polished-looking Captain Thunder version had been first, whether it had succeeded or failed, there would scarcely have been any reason to follow up with this rougher-looking version later. Note that while Gerber's description refers to Dan Dare, the accompanying photograph (677-2 (1)) clearly shows this Golden Arrow version. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: spine split sealed to cover, cover & centerfold reinforced." Overstreet does not list a value for this item. From the Kylberg Collection.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0910169014 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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