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    Wings Comics #1 Mile High pedigree (Fiction House, 1940) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. If you collect Fiction House, it doesn't get much better than this A-plus copy of Wings #1, the first issue of a series that ran for 14 years and provided many thrills along the way. Wings was one of the earliest handful of comic book titles published by the company. It was produced by the Jerry Iger "shop" of writers and artists, and modeled closely on the Wings pulp magazine which was also published by Fiction House. A whole host of characters made their first appearances here, among them Suicide Smith (who appeared in the entire run of this series), Clipper Kirk, and "good girl" character Jane Martin, Ambulance Nurse. This debut issue's cover set the tone for the action-packed series; as Jim Steranko put it, "Wings covers attacked the reader. Thunderbolts, Wildcats, and Avengers roared right off the paper." And this grey tone example is certainly in that vein. The issue's interior artists include Klaus Nordling, George Tuska, and H. C. Kiefer. It's tough finding this issue at all (Gerber rates it a "7"), and of course this Mile High copy is the very best available. Overstreet 2005 NM- 9.2 value = $3,300. CGC census 8/05: 1 in 9.8, none higher.

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    October, 2005
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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