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    Marvel Mystery Comics #10 (Timely, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. With all the furor surrounding issue #9 (both in the hobby in general, and in this auction in particular) don't overlook this absolutely beautiful copy of #10. The new Overstreet guide increased the top price from $16,500 to $19,000. We would be shocked if either figure turns out to be enough to secure this copy, but our point is that the issue is now one of Overstreet's 100 most valuable Golden Age books (while not shown on the list published in the Guide, it has a higher Guide value than included books such as Four Color #9).

    A beautiful front cover and excellent edges characterize this copy and explain the Near Mint grade!

    This issue had the conclusion of the single biggest event of the Timely years, the first Human Torch/Sub-Mariner battle that started in #8 and raged through 22 pages of #9. Alex Schomburg is the cover artist. Other familiar characters are Ka-Zar and the Angel, and note that this book had the first appearance of Timely regular Terry Vance.

    This specimen is tied with the Chicago pedigree copy at the top of CGC's census. In most comic auctions this lovely copy would be the top Timely highlight, and it would certainly be the top book in all but the most elite Timely collections.

    Overstreet 2009 NM- 9.2 value = $19,000. CGC census 4/09: 2 in 9.4, none higher. From the Chicorel Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2009
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
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