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    Shield-Wizard Comics #1 Denver pedigree (MLJ, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. This blockbuster issue features the origin of both the Shield and the Wizard. The flag cover is by Irv Novick, who had created the Shield a few months earlier for Pep Comics #1. That makes him the first patriotic superhero in comics, debuting more than a year before Captain America! Novick's career had an impressive beginning, and he outlasted virtually all his peers, working on Batman and The Flash well into the 1980s. This impressive copy currently ranks as the second-nicest unrestored copy in CGC's census for this premiere issue. Overstreet 2003 NM 9.4 value = $6,300.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0010549005 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2004
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
    Mark A.,
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