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    Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. It's ranked #1 in value among all Silver Age books, this presentation of Spider-Man's origin and first appearance. It hasn't always been thus. For years Showcase #4, now regarded as the book that launched the Silver Age, was ranked #1. Marvel's first serious foray came with Fantastic Four, but the first issue of that run has been overtaken and left in the wake of Amazing Fantasy #15. Like nearly all of Marvel's "premiere" books of the early 1960s, Jack Kirby had a hand in this one, penciling the iconic cover. But this was Steve Ditko's show. Sturdy Steve inked Kirby's cover pencils here and on the subsequent Amazing Spider-Man #1 before taking over the cover art duties himself. Steve Ditko did nearly all the interior art for the first three formative years of the title. This copy appears to have been conservatively graded at first review, but does display some minor wear at the bottom of the spine and lower left corner of the front cover. All in all, a very nice copy of the most valued of Silver Age books. Overstreet 2003 FN 6.0 value = $3,789; VF 8.0 value = $14,000.

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    November, 2003
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