MARVEL COMICS #1
CGC F/VF: 7.0
This is the beginning. Without this, there would be no Marvel Universe, no Captain America punching Hitler, no Marvel movies, no Spider-Man, probably not even the superhero mythology as we know it. Superman may have been the first household name in superheroes, but without this monumentally important book, the likelihood is that Superman and his National Periodical brethren would have been anomalies, one-offs, blips on the radar. One of the top 5 most important comics ever published, this haunting, moody, aggressively atmospheric issue took the simple, colorful genre pioneered by Shuster and Siegel and made it something vast and compelling. Featuring the first appearance of the Human Torch by Carl Burso, the first Angel by Paul Gustavson, and, vitally, the first appearance of the Sub-Mariner, by Bill Everett, whose deft illustrations instantly raised the bar for the new hero craze and melded the classically trained pulp cover tradition with the stark new look of cape comics. Also featuring the first Ka-Zar, Ben Thompson's Tarzan swipe meant to attract the still-vibrant pulp readership, this is likely the scarcest of major Golden Age keys, and never fails to ignite a frenzy of attention when copies come to market.
Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced.
This is one of just two copies ever offered by ComicConnect.com and she's a beauty. Tremendous eye appeal wrapped up in one of the most important comics ever printed.
Overstreet 2011 F/VF 7.0 value = $99,000.
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