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Grade: CGC F/VF: 7.0
Publisher: Marvel
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Comments: crm/ow pgs, Signature Series, Signed by Stan Lee 2/25/12
Kirby cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Fantastic Four; 1st Mole Man; the Marvel Age begins here
CGC F/VF: 7.0
Inspired by DC's top-selling smorgasbord of heroes, the Justice League of America, Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby decided to go one better when tasked with creating a copycat title for Marvel. Instead of a mashup of existing heroes, Lee and Kirby struck upon the novel concept of creating a super-family, allowing young readers to instantly identify with the day-to-day squabbles and growing pains of the protagonists while still enjoying liberal doses of heroism and derring-do. This dynamic and historic first issue hit the ground running with an action-packed cover and one of the most thrilling and engrossing origin stories of the era.

In recent years, the signature market has exploded, drawing in new collectors attracted to the charm and novelty of autographed keys, and older collectors whose interest in comics may have waned. It's especially nice having a key Marvel issue signed by the walking personification of the Marvel Age, Stan "the Man" Lee, and this attractive 7.0 copy of this important key stands out from the pack thanks to the inscription from its creator. Investors and collectors have found that having a comic signed can help it break out from the pack, making it more attractive to potential buyers and adding a little "zing". Not that this clean, white 7.0 unrestored copy needs any help -- but, certainly, it makes it all the more special and all the more likely to attract bids and compliments in this mega-auction.

Overstreet Guide 2012 F/VF (7.0) value = $16,750

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