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    More Fun Comics #52 (DC, 1940) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Cream to off-white pages. This issue, featuring the origin and first appearance of the Spectre, is #9 on Overstreet's list of the ten most valuable comic books. The eerie superhero had a bluish-gray cape in his very first appearance; he would have a green cowl in the next issue and forever after. The character, writer Jerry Siegel's follow-up to Superman, has been an enduring figure throughout the history of DC, with every generation of comic fans getting to know him, both as a member of the Justice Society and as star of his own title, many times over the past few decades. The book's cover and interior art are by the artist most associated with the character, Bernard Baily. Gerber's Photo-Journal gives this comic a scarcity rating of "8" or "rare", and CGC's census bears out everything we've heard about how uncommon unrestored copies of this book are. (More than half of those listed on their census are restored.) Overstreet 2010 GD 2.0 value = $7,000; VG 4.0 value = $14,000. CGC census 10/10: 2 in 3.0, 6 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0055487001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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