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    Big Book of Fun Comics #1 (DC, 1936) Condition: VG/FN. "The second rarest DC book" was the pronouncement about this one in Overstreet Guide #13! Also, Gerber gave it his seldom-used scarcity rating of "9," or "very rare." It was reportedly only available at toy stores and never on newsstands. This is the first comic book annual, and the only thing that kept it off Overstreet's list of the 100 most valuable comic books is that no NM- value is listed by the Guide. This is a large comic (10 1/4" x 15"), with blank inside covers and no indicia. It has 48 pages, with 32 pages in color and the rest in black and white (note that Overstreet counts the covers as pages in calling the issue a 52-pager). Inside, there's work by most of the big names of early DC, for instance Vin Sullivan, Whitney Ellsworth, and Leo O'Mealia. This copy's pages are off-white at the center, and tan and slightly brittle at the edges. Both front and back covers look very nice, with only very minimal edge wear. Overstreet 2007 VG 4.0 value = $4,500; FN 6.0 value = $6,750.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2007
    2nd-4th Thursday-Saturday
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