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    Red Raven Comics #1 (Timely, 1940) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Chronologically this title was preceded only by Marvel Comics among Timely's Golden Age titles. It predates Captain America Comics, Sub-Mariner Comics, and Human Torch Comics; in fact, the series became the latter title after only one issue as Red Raven. Perhaps more importantly, this issue featured Jack Kirby's first signed work: the daring, innovative cover. Grossly undervalued when compared to the other Timely premiere issues of the day, the book is also rated "scarce" by Gerber's The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books. Need more? How about the highest-graded unrestored copy yet certified by CGC, far ahead of the second place contestant which could garner only FN+ 6.5 credentials. This is one of the most compelling comic book offerings of our sale. Overstreet 2003 VF/NM 9.0 value = $11,250; NM 9.4 value = $15,000.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 40403001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    November, 2003
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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