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    Speed Comics #1 (Harvey, 1939) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Why isn't this one a NM or thereabouts? Well, from outside the slab the only flaws we can detect are a couple of very soft creases/indentations which in our minds do very little to detract from the overall appeal of this one. Even as a VF+, it's tied for the highest grade on the census. The book is the first appearance of Shock Gibson, published by Brookwood. Various histories of the comic book medium disagree on whether Brookwood was another name for Harvey, connected to Harvey, or whether rights to this series were simply bought by Harvey at a later time. What's certain is that the series was published under the Harvey name starting with issue #14, and Shock Gibson was the first significant Harvey superhero, making this issue a must-buy for any collector of that long-running publisher. Overstreet 2007 VF 8.0 value = $2,197; VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,799. CGC census 12/07: 3 in 8.5, none higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0910096002 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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