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    Suspense Comics #3 (Continental Magazines, 1944) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white pages. Few books inspire passion in collectors like Suspense #3. Ever since Ernie Gerber featured this cover in his Photo-Journal, it has consistently been one of the most in-demand books in the hobby. It's one of the scarcer ones as well -- while we're pleased when we see a Gerber "6" or "7," and consider ourselves privileged indeed to get our mitts on an "8," this one's a Gerber "9". Overstreet also notes the comic's rarity, calling it "scarce." Copies of this comic that do come to market always draw significant attention. As if it weren't difficult enough to find any copy of the book, there's the fact that most of the ones that do exist are incomplete, as the four pages in the center are very often missing -- not so with this copy, which is complete and unrestored. As for the cover art, just look at it and you will instantly know why this book attracts attention. It's the work of the great Alex Schomburg. In case you needed any more reasons to bid, the book also has L. B. Cole interior art. With all of the above, it's no wonder the book is ranked among the 100 most valuable Golden Age books by Overstreet. CGC notes, "Very small piece of tape on centerfold at staple." Overstreet 2004 FN 6.0 value = $5,100; VF 8.0 value = $10,200. CGC census 12/04: 1 in 6.5, 1 higher. From the Northern Lights Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2005
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 21
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