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    Green Lantern #1 (DC, 1941) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. No copy of this black-cover issue has been graded higher by CGC to date. The origin of Green Lantern is retold here, with art by Martin Nodell. Howard Purcell contributed the cover art. You don't often see a Golden Age key signed by its creator, but this first issue is signed by Nodell inside (as is their policy, CGC did not authenticate the autograph). CGC notes, "'Martin Nodell '90' written on 1st page in pen." Overstreet 2009 VF/NM 9.0 value = $38,000; NM- 9.2 value = $61,000. CGC census 1/09: 4 in 9.0, none higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0064746001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    November, 2009
    19th-21st Thursday-Saturday
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