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    Thrill Comics #1 Ashcan (Fawcett, 1940) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Overstreet says three copies of this issue exist, while four appear on the CGC census. Either way these are items that almost never change hands, and you can see why it's a Gerber "10." In the Comic Book Marketplace survey of the "50 Rarest Golden Age Comic Books," this was tied for fifth place. As with its abortive Flash Comics (see the description of Fawcett's Flash ashcan elsewhere in this auction for full details), Fawcett was not able to use the title Thrill Comics because of Nedor's Thrilling which was cover-dated February 1940. As with the Flash Comics ashcan, the superhero who would become famous as Captain Marvel was still called Captain Thunder here. A CGC 8.0 copy sold for $11,400 in the July 2003 Heritage auction. Overstreet does not list a value for this comic. CGC census 4/08: 1 in 9.0, none higher. From the Kylberg Collection.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0910169003 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    May, 2008
    22nd-23rd Thursday-Friday
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