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    Marvel Comics #1 (Timely, 1939) Condition: Coverless. This is the third most-valuable comic issue of all, behind only Action Comics #1 and Detective Comics #27. So cover or no cover, it's one of the Holy Grails of comic collecting, and tough to pass up no matter what the condition. This copy does come with a replacement cover (a color photocopy). The pages are tan, with some chipping, and there is some rice paper reinforcement at the spine. If you're not familiar with the significance of the book: it was the first Timely comic to hit newsstands, the debut and origin story of the first Human Torch, the first newsstand appearance of the Sub-Mariner, the first comic book appearance of Ka-Zar, and the first appearance of the original Angel. While most every copy of this key book is sealed in a slab, never to be removed again, here's one you can actually look through and read, if you can keep your hands from trembling! Overstreet 2005 GD 2.0 value = $20,000.

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