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    New Fun Comics #1 (DC, 1935) Condition: Apparent VG-. This is the first DC comic book, and it's currently #37 in Overstreet's ranking of the most valuable comics, which is even more impressive considering that Overstreet doesn't list a NM- or even a VF/NM value for the issue (the VG value is higher than the likes of Adventure #40). Once you've decided you can afford one, you need to find one -- no easy task for a book ranked among the 50 rarest Golden Age comics by Comic Book Marketplace.
    A very significant issue in comic book history, this is "the prototype of the modern comic in that it featured an anthology format of continuing characters and original rather than reprinted material," as Overstreet once put it. The first-ever tabloid-sized comic, it measures 10.5" x 15" (and is too large to be encapsulated by CGC). It started a series which became More Fun Comics.
    The restoration includes color touch, a taped spine, and small pieces of tape on a number of interior pages. This copy has some penciled numbers on the back cover and a horizontal crease through the book from being folded in half.
    Since this issue's got lots of coupons and a number of cut-out features meant for kids to use their scissors on, there can't be many other complete copies in existence of this rarity.
    Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $14,858.

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