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    New York World's Fair Comics 1939 (DC, 1939) CGC VG+ 4.5 Light tan to off-white pages. This issue is listed at number 36 in Overstreet's ranking of the most valuable Golden Age books, and the chief reason for the book's high desirability is that it's got the first published appearance of the Sandman. There are other stars on hand as well -- if you don't recognize the blond fellow on the right, that's actually Superman (either the Man of Steel found some Super-Peroxide or there was a coloring goof at DC)! The book's stories were set at the World's Fair; the crimefighting visitors included the aforementioned Sandman and Superman, plus gumshoe Slam Bradley (written and drawn by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, as was the Superman feature) and Zatara the Magician (drawn by Fred Guardineer). The roster of artists also included Bob Kane (drawing humor material), Creig Flessel, and Sheldon Moldoff. The cover was a team effort between Vincent Sullivan and Fred Guardineer. CGC notes, "2 pieces of tape on cover." Overstreet 2005 VG 4.0 value = $4,200. CGC census 9/05: 3 in 4.5, 7 higher.

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    October, 2005
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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