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    Showcase #6 Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1957) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. The title started out as an anthology concept (Firefighters, Kings of the Wild, Frogmen, and Manhunters were earlier issue themes), but with the historic issue #4 introducing the Silver Age Flash, the potential of Showcase as a tryout medium for possible new titles was dramatically illustrated. Beginning with this issue, an impressive string of 31 consecutive issues featured characters that would ultimately get their own titles, fueling the early years of the Silver Age. This issue found Jack "King" Kirby returning to prominence with the origin and first appearance of the Challengers of the Unknown, the first Silver Age hero team, and the first original concept for a Silver Age series. Kirby and Stan Lee's Fantastic Four was still nearly five years away! Only two copies have earned as high as VF 8.0 grades from CGC to date, none higher than this and none with page quality this nice. Overstreet 2009 VF/NM 9.0 value = $5,121; NM- 9.2 value = $7,600. CGC census 4/09: 2 in 9.0, none higher. From the Motor City Showcase Run.

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    May, 2009
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
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