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    World's Best Comics #1 (DC, 1941) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white pages. If you've wondered why there's no issue #1 of the long-running title World's Finest, it's because the premiere issue was World's Best! The series is fondly remembered by comics fans of all ages, as its long run under the new name endured all the way to 1986. Back in 1941, Superman and Batman were both already big stars, so pairing them up was a near-guarantee of success (mind you, they didn't start teaming up in the same story for another 70 issues!). But the parade of heroes didn't stop there: magician Zatara from Action, the Crimson Avenger from Detective, and the ever-blundering Johnny Thunder and his Thunderbolt from Flash Comics each had adventures in the book, as did a number of other heroes in this whopping 96-pager. The cover by Fred Ray is one of the most recognizable to collectors, and the demand for the book is such that it made Overstreet's list of the fifty most valuable comics of the Golden Age. Overstreet 2004 VG 4.0 value = $2,858; FN 6.0 value = $4,287. CGC census 12/04: 6 in 5.0, 15 higher. From the Northern Lights Collection.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0065135004 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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