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    New Comics #1 (DC, 1935) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. This is the first issue of DC Comics' second series, and the existence of a NM- copy comes as quite a surprise. Overstreet doesn't list values for grades above VF for this Platinum Age book, and that's understandable -- since the issue predates comic book collecting, it was hardly to be expected that a copy would be preserved in such amazing condition! This ultra-early DC appeared more than a year earlier than Detective Comics #1, and two and a half years before Action Comics #1. This title ran 11 issues as New Comics before turning into New Adventure Comics and then becoming the title DC fans of every generation grew up with, Adventure Comics. The series had a lifespan of 48 years and 503 issues, and this key first issue is ranked among the 100 most valuable comic books by Overstreet. It's got a cover by Vin Sullivan, with interior art by early DC aces Sheldon Mayer and Whitney Ellsworth, as well as a name that may surprise you: Walt Kelly! This copy of the historic issue is by far the highest-graded in CGC's census, in fact it's the only copy to be graded above FN/VF by CGC to date. Overstreet 2005 VF 8.0 value = $20,000 (no values for higher grades are listed by Overstreet). CGC census 7/05: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0088439001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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