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    Young Allies Comics #1 San Francisco pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. This milestone Timely issue presented the origin and first appearance of the Young Allies, a group of rambunctious youths headed up by Captain America's sidekick Bucky and the Human Torch's protege Toro, who were hell-bent on making their contribution to the war effort, burst onto the scene for a twenty-issue run that today has become one of the top collected Golden Age titles because of the guest appearances and classic covers. Speaking of classic covers, this one by the immortal team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby ranks among the best of all wartime covers for pure action, verve, and propaganda! It features the desperate teaming of Hitler and the vile Red Skull who are both getting walloped by our kid heroes. The issue also features the first-ever meeting of Captain America and the Human Torch in an interior story. Very cool! In reality, we've just begun to tell of the true significance and redeeming qualities of this particular Timely first issue. Consider for a moment that of all the hundreds of Timely comics, less than ten covers sported Hitler's mug (We know, we know, it's hard to believe, but true!), and even more astounding is that there were even less Red Skull covers (Yes, it's a fact that the Red Skull only appeared on the cover of six Timely issues, and most collectors don't even count the cover of Captain America #5 because just the Red Skull's head appears on the "Wheel of Death."). Thus, to find both evil-doers on the same cover is a rarity indeed. The San Francisco pedigreed collection is often compared to the famous Mile High collection, and books from this incredible find of 1973 are always gobbled up quickly whenever they come to market. They are notable primarily for their incredible, supple white pages, and rich gloss. This book is no exception. The spine is exceptionally sound and tight, the corners are sharp, and the colors seem to leap off the cover, all lending to tremendous eye-appeal, which is exactly what you want in a comic when contemplating such an investment. It may surprise you that there are merely a half dozen other Timely comics that have rated NM+ 9.6 by CGC, and none higher! Finally, this is far and away the best copy of this book. The next best copy is a distant second! This is the Crown Jewel among all comic book offerings in our sale. Overstreet 2003 NM 9.4 value = $18,000.

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