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    Red Raven Comics #1 (Timely, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. The second of Timely's Golden Age series -- the first being Marvel Comics -- Red Raven Comics #1 is deemed "scarce" by Gerber's The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books. Its action-packed aerial cover by none other than Jack Kirby offers an early glimpse at the King's emerging greatness. Retitled The Human Torch with its second issue, this book is also noteworthy as the home of the artist's first signed work as "Jack Kirby" (he had used other pen names previously). Joe Simon and Dick Briefer contribute interior stories. CGC notes, "four small pieces of tape on centerfold." With a high-grade example of this landmark issue inching toward $20,000 in a November 2003 auction, this unrestored book in this affordable condition may be your best chance to own this important piece of comics history. Overstreet 2004 VG 4.0 value = $2,142.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0079219008 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    June, 2004
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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