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    The Human Torch # 2 (#1) (Timely, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. A blazing Torch and a fiery Toro seem to be bursting out of this impressive Alex Schomburg cover. Alas, the Sub-Mariner, in his task of destroying a Nazi sub, almost gets lost in the duo's fiery halo. Legendary artists Carl Burgos and Bill Everett, having introduced the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner a few months earlier in Marvel Comics #1, bring these two favorite sons of the House of Timely to this title. This issue, while listed as #2 in the indicia, is the premiere issue of this title, following the one-shot Red Raven #1. Furthermore, this issue contains the first appearance and origin of Toro, as well as re-telling of the Torch's and Sub-Mariner's origin in a text story. Among fellow Timely titles, only the first issues of Marvel Comics and Captain America Comics are higher-valued. Overstreet 2003 VG 4.0 value = $5,334.

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    November, 2003
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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