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    Suspense Comics #3 (Continental Magazines, 1944). The quintessential Golden Age cover, Suspense #3 gained a whole new notoriety in the 1990s, ushering in a new brand of collector. Like the Beatles, this book achieved its legendary status with timing and a little luck. The days of collecting full runs of Golden Age comics were fading fast by the late '80s, thanks to escalating prices, and collectors were becoming more choosy about their purchases. At the same time, Ernie Gerber was preparing his photo-journals, a pictorial collection of 22,000 Golden Age covers. Having this at their disposal, collectors began to take on a window-shopping approach to buying, picking out specific covers that appealed to them, rather than devoting themselves to a particular run or character. Eventually, enough sharp eyes picked up on this eye-popping Schomburg cover, and the book was quickly added to many want lists. But only a few tattered copies initially turned up, falling far short of demand. The value then began its famous upward spiral, and yet, unlike other "hot" books, the flood never came. By the end of the '90s it became apparent that Suspense #3 was quite a rare book that would never meet demand, commanding thousands of dollars even for Fair copies. This particular copy has had some very minor restoration, including spine support, a cleaned cover, and married centerfold (incomplete copies are common). The book has a great feel, and shows off well. Easily one of the best copies on the market, this is a rare opportunity that shouldn't be missed. Condition: App. FN- Off-white pages. Overstreet 2001 FN 6.0 value = $4,500.

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    March, 2002
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
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