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    Wow Comics #1 (Henle, 1936) Condition: Apparent FN/VF. The first comic book work of Will Eisner is a milestone in any comic fan's book! Yet this item is more than that, it's also the first comic produced by S. M. "Jerry" Iger. Soon after being hired to produce Wow What A Magazine, as this first issue was called, Iger placed an ad in the New York Times looking for cartoonists to work on. Eisner was among the applicants. To make a long story short, soon the Eisner-Iger "shop" was born, and if you want to see the tremendous role both men played in the Golden Age, flip to almost any page in this catalog! Other big names contributing here were Dick Briefer (who drew the cover) and Bernard Baily, who did a page with portraits of Shirley Temple and Fred Astaire. This magazine-sized (8 1/2 x 11 3/8 inches) pre-Golden Age publication is almost impossible to find (Gerber rightly gave it a scarcity rating of 8). The interior is black and white, featuring text interspersed with comics throughout. This copy has a couple of tear seals on the outside edge of the front cover. Quite an artifact indeed! Overstreet 2006 GD 2.0 value = $289; VG 4.0 value = $578; FN 6.0 value = $867; VF 8.0 value = $1,806.From the John McLaughlin Collection.

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