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    Suspense Comics #3 (Continental Magazines, 1944) CBCS VG 4.0 White pages. The second-best cover of the entire Golden Age according to a recent Heritage/CGC poll. The quintessential Golden Age cover, Suspense #3 attained celebrity status in the 1990s, ushering in a new breed of collector. In 1989 Ernie Gerber published his Photo-Journal, a pictorial collection of 22,000 Golden Age covers, and with this resource at their disposal, collectors began selecting specific covers that appealed to them, rather than devoting themselves to finishing a title's run or completing a collection of a particular character's appearances. And as Suspense #3, with its Overstreet "classic" Alex Schomburg hooded-Nazi-cultists/bondage cover and L. B. Cole interior art, was featured on the frontispiece of the Photo-Journal, it was quickly added to many collector's want lists. But only a few tattered copies initially turned up, falling far short of demand. The book's value then began an upward spiral, and still the supply was very limited. By the end of the '90s it was apparent that Suspense #3 was quite a rare book that would never meet demand, consequently commanding thousands of dollars even for Fair copies. This particular copy has some corner and surface wear, but is still appealing (only six copies currently grade higher on CGC's census). Of course Overstreet lists this book as "scarce", and Gerber lists it as a "9" or "Very Rare" on its Scarcity Index. This is a unique opportunity to pick up one of the hottest books in the hobby! Overstreet 2016 VG 4.0 value = $14,000.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2016
    17th-19th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
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