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    Famous Funnies Series 1 #1 (Eastern Color, 1934) CGC FR 1.0 Light tan to off-white pages. Obtaining a copy of the first comic book actually sold to the public is now one of the biggest challenges for the advanced comic book collector! Comic Book Marketplace estimates that perhaps ten copies exist, and only five appear on CGC's census as of this writing. The print run was said to be just 35,000 - if you compare that to Superman #1's million-copy print run and think how difficult that book is to find, the true challenge of securing one of these becomes clear. Hoping to find a high-grade copy strikes us as sheer folly: the only two unrestored copies certified with higher grades by CGC are low-grade specimens grading no higher than 3.0. As mentioned above, this is the first comic book to be sold to the public, all previous ones were giveaways! And while the notation on the CGC slab calls this a newsstand comic book, our understanding is that it was only distributed through department stores. At 10¢ for 64 interior pages, this was the prototype for all comics to come, and an extremely desirable item in any grade. CGC notes, "Cover detached & completely split." Overstreet 2009 GD 2.0 value = $4,058. CGC census 1/10: 1 in 1.0, 2 higher.

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