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    The Human Torch #2 (#1) (Timely, 1940) CGC Apparent FN 6.0 Slight (P) Off-white pages. One of the most sought-after Timely keys, this issue actually moved up in the 2005 Overstreet ranking of the most valuable comic books, going from 21st to 18th. The event of significance here is the first appearance of Toro, the Human Torch's sidekick who would appear on many a cover and in many a story in the ensuing years. By the way, Toro wasn't an android like the Torch, but one of the first mutant superheroes! The book's cover by Alex Schomburg offers not only the fiery duo but also Timely' s other VIP of the day, the Sub-Mariner. It's interesting to note that the heroes were already taking on the Nazi menace in this Fall 1940 issue, more than a year before the U.S. would actually enter the war. The roster of interior artists includes Timely's top talents of the day: Carl Burgos, Bill Everett, Joe Simon, and Paul Reinman to name a few. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: tear seal to interior, cover cleaned, interior lightened, cover & centerfold reinforced." Overstreet 2005 GD 2.0 value = $2,785; VG 4.0 value = $5,750; FN 6.0 value = $8,625.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0626711005 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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