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    Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1 (First Funnies, Inc., 1939) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Light tan to off-white pages. Featuring the first printed appearance of the Sub-Mariner, this book was never distributed through traditional outlets, but rather planned as a giveaway at theatres. It didn't pan out, though, and the few printed copies stayed a secret for almost 40 years until Lloyd Jacquet's estate was put up for sale. In this hobby, the words "scarce" and "rare" tend to be bandied about haphazardly, usually based on hearsay. Not with this book. There are exactly eight existing copies -- seven of them from Jacquet's estate (all in similar grade), and the eighth was the pay copy, which recently sold for an undisclosed sum of money. This one has only slight spine wear and very minor color flaking on the right side; but grade is really a non-issue on this book, since almost all of them look the same. The rarity of both the book and the chance to buy one cannot be stressed enough. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $11,000; VF 8.0 value = $16,500.

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