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    Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. You may be surprised to find out that this is one of the very toughest Marvel keys to find in high grade. Just over 30 copies have been graded higher than 8.0 as of this writing! In fact, the only major Marvel Silver Age keys with a more sparsely populated census report are Fantastic Four #1 and Tales to Astonish #27, the first and second Marvel superhero comics, both a year and a half older than this one. Compared to other 1963 #1s like Amazing Spider-Man #1 (61 copies), X-Men #1 (98 copies), and Avengers #1 (73 copies), this one is much harder to find in top grades. The issue is the first appearance of the Nick Fury character, pre-dating the publication of his "Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D." adventures by more than two years. Also making their first appearances were his Howling Commandos, ("Dum Dum" Dugan, Gabriel Jones, Dino Minelli, etc.). The cover and interior art is by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. Overstreet 2013 VF 8.0 value = $2,550. CGC census 5/14: 18 in 8.0, 33 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 919331002 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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