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    New Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1936) CGC GD 2.0 Off-white to white pages. The earliest comic in the Billy Wright collection, this is just the ninth comic issue DC ever published. It's also an extremely rare issue that made Comic Book Marketplace's list of the "50 Rarest Golden Age Comic Books." In fact, that list had it tied with New Fun #2 as the rarest newsstand-distributed DCs. The fact that a 2.0 is the highest-graded unrestored copy on CGC's census says a lot about the rarity as well!
    New Comics eventually became Adventure Comics, and it was just DC's second series, with New Fun being the first. New Comics was just the second anthology title with original, continuing characters -- remember that its competition on the stands was Famous Funnies, which though significant, was an all-reprint affair. Making its first appearance in this issue was the long-running Federal Men feature, the work of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, more than two years before Action Comics introduced their character Superman. The cover art is credited to R. B. Leffingwell. CGC notes, "Moderate amount of tape on interior cover." Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $1,229. CGC census 2/12: 1 in 2.0, none higher.

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