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    Marvel Mystery Comics #2 (Timely, 1939) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. The second Timely comic added "Mystery" to Marvel Comics #1, enjoyed an historic run through 1949, then switched titles again to Marvel Tales, continuing until 1957. The Human Torch, with an origin recap, and the Sub-Mariner continue from the previous issue with art by groundbreaking Golden Age artists Carl Burgos and Bill Everett respectively. Relatively obscure artist Claire Moe, who sometimes signed her work as "Vic Todd", assured her place in comic history with this dynamic cover featuring the Angel. Only four copies of this Overstreet-designated "Rare" issue have been graded by CGC to date, and we proudly offer the highest-graded of all. This is a stunning copy of one of the most historically significant comic books of all time, ranked 27th among Overstreet's "Top 100 Golden Age Comics" and moving up. This book was purchased from George Olshevsky as the Chicago copy, although CGC has not noted that information on the label. Overstreet 2002 VF 8.0 value = $14,750; NM 9.4 value = $29,500.

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    March, 2003
    6th-10th Thursday-Monday
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