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    Whiz Comics #2 (#1) (Fawcett, 1940) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 Moderate (P) Cream to off-white pages. This major key issue has the origin and first newsstand appearance of Captain Marvel. Not only is it perhaps the most entertaining origin story of the Golden Age (sorry Superman, it's a much better read than Action #1), it's a fascinating look at the earliest version of the character (like the aforementioned DC guy, Captain Marvel didn't have the power of flight at first). And our hero's archrival Sivana also made his debut here. A young C. C. Beck drew this classic story, and he brought his trademark humorous touch to the character right from the start. Backup features showcase the Spy Smasher, Golden Arrow, Ibis the Invincible, Dan Dare, Scoop Smith, and Lance O'Casey. Thanks to its professional restoration, this very attractive copy is vibrantly clean, glossy, and impressive to behold. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced, re-glossed." Overstreet 2010 GD 2.0 value = $7,000; VG 4.0 value = $14,000; FN 6.0 value = $21,000; VF 8.0 value = $40,000.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 806242004 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    18th-19th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
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