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Grade: CGC VF: 8.0
Publisher: Timely
Bid History: Sold For

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End Time: 7:11 PM EDT
Wednesday 3/20/2013
Comments: off white pgs; Mod(P) ct, pcs added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced, staples cleaned
Jack Kirby cvr/art; Joe Simon art; Origin & 1st app. Captain America, Bucky, & Red Skull; Hitler cvr!
CGC VF: 8.0
One of the greatest Golden Age keys, this issue features the origin and first appearance of the most popular patriotic hero: Captain America! The issue also features the 1st appearance of Cap's tragic sidekick Bucky, as well as his nemesis, The Red Skull! Thrill to the adventures of America's greatest hero as told by the character's creators, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. The cover sports one of the greatest images of the Golden Age: Captain America socking Hitler in the jaw.

The premieres of the Captain America and Avengers movies have catapulted Captain America's popularity into the stratosphere. His star is on the rise. The demand for Captain America Comics 1 has grown exponentially over the last two years. Records are constantly being set and broken. With two more Cap and Avengers movies scheduled the demand will grow and grow.

With the recent runaway success of Marvel's movie properties, younger collectors and movie buffs are becoming aware of the rich history of these iconic characters. Where once many comics readers had no idea of the pre-war pedigree of this patriotic hero, now more and more new fans and collectors are aware of these too-long-neglected pieces of American history, and as a result, Timely keys such as this are now hotter than ever. Making this and other Timely keys even more in demand are the small but dedicated army of collectors who have held the torch high for these rare and classic books for many years, and who treasure and seek out the best possible copies of these important artifacts. This high-grade copy is professionally restored, making it perfect both for those who demand the best possible copies, and those who are looking for the most bang for their comic-investment buck. After Action Comics 1, this is the hottest and toughest Golden Age key issue, and is sure to be a centerpiece of this auction.

Overstreet Guide 2012 VF (8.0) value = $77,000