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    New York World's Fair Comics 1939 15¢ Price Sticker Edition (DC, 1939) CBCS FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. This copy has a 15¢ sticker over the original 25¢ price. That's because this is one of the few comics to ever have its newsstand price lowered -- apparently, kids (or rather parents) just weren't willing to pay a quarter when all other comics cost a dime, despite the fact that two bits bought 96 pages of comics! This book is significant as the first appearance of the Sandman as well as for being the prototype of the later World's Finest Comics series. Also appearing are Superman (never mind his blond hair on the cover), detective Slam Bradley (written and drawn by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, as was the Superman feature) and more. Bob Kane (drawing gag features), Creig Flessel, and Sheldon Moldoff are among the issue's artists. The cover was a team effort between Vincent Sullivan and Fred Guardineer. By the way, Overstreet calls our attention to an amazing aspect of the price cut mentioned above: "...everyone (who) sent a quarter through the mail for it received a free copy of Superman #1 or 2 to make up the dime difference." Overstreet 2016 FN 6.0 value = $5,100. CGC census 8/16: 2 in 6.0, 7 higher.

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