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    Big Book of Fun Comics #1 Lost Valley pedigree (DC, 1936) Condition: Qualified VF/NM. Have a look at the first comic book annual, because it may be your only chance to see this rare item... unless you're the winning bidder, of course! It's a Gerber "9" and called "very rare" by Overstreet, 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. The comic 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). And the best thing about it is the condition: we can't imagine that there's a better surviving copy. While the book does have a one-inch split at the center of the spine, we feel comfortable assigning it a Qualified grade because of the otherwise amazing condition, with white pages and superb cover colors making it an attention-getter. This copy is so fresh, it doesn't even have that "old comic" smell. And since even large-format comics of much more recent vintage are hard to find in grade, it's truly amazing that this pre-Golden Age comic survived in this condition. The interior reprints material from New Fun Comics #1-5, with art by such early DC names as Vin Sullivan, Whitney Ellsworth, and Leo O'Mealia. Overstreet 2006 GD 2.0 value = $2,250; VG 4.0 value =$4,500; FN 6.0 value = $6,750; VF 8.0 value = $14,700 (VF is the highest value listed).

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    August, 2006
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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