CGC NM+: 9.6
Still trying to find the feel and style of the series, in this issue, Lee and Kirby introduce a traditional villain, The Vanisher, meant to plague our teenaged heroes by teleporting and transporting himself with his mutant powers, eventually developing a scheme whereby he holds national secrets hostage, demanding millions of dollars from the US government in an exciting standoff on the lawn of the White House. The use of the mutant hero/villain motif eventually became the backbone of much of the Marvel line, but this charming and telling early issue shows the foundations still being laid for hero greatness to come.
In the Mighty Marvel Manner, the mutant menace The Vanisher makes his first appearance in the highest graded copy ever offered by ComicConnect.com. The colors are so rich, the spine is so pristine, this has to be one of the nicest copies on the face of the planet. This is only 1 of 4 graded 9.6 with just 2 higher. Overstreet 2011 NM- Guide Value: $4200
CGC-certified 9.6 copies have sold for $25,000.
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