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    Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. You might be surprised to hear that this is one of the very toughest Marvel keys to find in high grade. Only nine copies have been graded 9.0 or above as of this writing, even Hulk #1 cannot say that! 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. Compared to other 1963 #1s like Amazing Spider-Man #1 (28 copies), X-Men #1 (40 copies), and Avengers #1 (24 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 art is by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. Overstreet 2010 VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,678; NM- 9.2 value = $5,500. CGC census 1/11: 3 in 9.0, 7 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 914284001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2011
    24th-25th Thursday-Friday
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