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    Big Book of Fun Comics #1 (DC, 1936) Condition: VF. This Platinum Age giant is the very first comic book annual!, Gerber gave it a scarcity rating of "9," or "very rare," and Overstreet calls it "very rare" as well. 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. Considering the huge format, this one is in amazing shape. It's got off-white pages, and the only defects that we could make out are a few spine stresses that don't even break color! Overstreet 2006 VF 8.0 value = $14,700.From the John McLaughlin Collection.

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