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    Speed Comics #1 Windy City pedigree (Brookwood, 1939) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Shock Gibson, "the Human Dynamo," made his first appearance in this issue. The book, a Gerber "7," has art by Bob Powell, as well as what Overstreet speculates might be the first full-page panel in comics. A word on the publisher: various histories of comics 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 2005 VF 8.0 value = $2,152; VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,476. CGC census 9/05: 1 in 8.5, none higher.

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    30th Sunday
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