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    Showcase #4 The Flash - Mohawk Valley pedigree (DC, 1956) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. This is the comic that revitalized comics, ushering in the era we know and cherish as the Silver Age!! It's the first appearance of the Silver Age Flash, Barry Allen. The book came out at a time 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 took the risk in this series, which featured new tryout features every couple of issues. But rather than re-presenting the established Golden Age character Jay Garrick, metal helmet and all, this character had a new identity, costume, and origin. The experiment was a success, and Barry got his own title after a few 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 trails only Amazing Fantasy #15 on Overstreet's list of the most valuable Silver Age books. This is one of the nicest copies you'll find of this key comic. Overstreet 2005 VF 8.0 value = $13,200; VF/NM 9.0 value = $27,600. CGC census 12/05: 1 in 8.5, 4 higher.

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    January, 2006
    19th-21st Thursday-Saturday
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