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    Showcase #4 The Flash (DC, 1956) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. This is the first comic of the Silver Age according to many, and one of the most significant comic books ever published, no matter whom you ask! It's the first appearance of the Silver Age Flash, Barry Allen, published in the mid-1950s when the comic book industry was at a low point and there seemed to be next to no demand for existing superheroes, never mind new ones. But DC decided to bring one Golden Age hero back in revamped form for a tryout issue, with a new identity, costume, and origin. The experiment was a success, and Barry got his own title after a couple more Showcase appearances. The story, written by Bob Kanigher and drawn by Carmine Infantino and Joe Kubert, also featured the first appearance of Barry's girlfriend Iris West. It's the second most-valuable Silver Age comic according to Overstreet, and only a handful of copies have been graded higher, making this copy an attractive investment indeed. Overstreet 2005 VF 8.0 value = $13,200. CGC census 5/05: 6 in 8.0, 4 higher.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2005
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
    Mark A.,
    Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
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