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Marvel
CGC VF/NM: 9.0
ow/white pgs
Kirby cover; Ditko art; origin & 1st app. Spider-Man; 1st Uncle Ben & Aunt May (8/62)
The Hope Collection
This is the Silver Age equivalent of Action Comics 1: an historic, game-changing key issue that acts as a pivot point from what came before, and what came after. The creation of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, this radical new concept featured a passive, neurotic, everyman hero; an unusually emotionally charged origin story touching on issues of mortality and family tragedy; a worldview grounded solidly in a real, recognizable universe obviously our own; and open-ended storytelling that demanded and rewarded close reading and regular readership. This milestone comic has also proven to be the success story of comics investment, growing rapidly and unstoppably in value and becoming one of the few completely bulletproof investments in recent times.

This incredibly high-grade copy, hailing from The Hope Collection, is as good as it gets as it feels newsstand fresh and is almost completely free of wear-and-tear. Copies of this book are out there at almost any grade one could hope for, but for real connoisseurs, obtaining a VF/NM or up is the ultimate goal. With Spider-Man: Homecoming being released later this year, there is no good reason not to try your hand at bringing this baby home. This milestone issue has proven to be the success story of comics investment, growing rapidly and unstoppably in value and becoming one of the few completely bulletproof investments in recent times. This is THE Silver Age comic.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF/NM (9.0) value = $160,000.

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Timely
CGC VF: 8.0
crm/ow pgs; manufactured without red ink printed on cvr
Kirby & Simon cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Captain America, Bucky, & Red Skull; classic Hitler cvr!
We've said it before, but it bears repeating that the popularity of characters such as Captain America and the willingness of comic writers and artists to confront the Axis threat went a long way toward mobilizing a heretofore isolationist American populace in the long, dark days of the late 30s and early 40s. While many other art forms desperately avoided or ignored the ugly truth of Europe's rapid slide into fascism and Nazism in an obvious attempt to protect their own financial interests overseas, the almost entirely US-based comics business, staffed and developed largely by fugitives from those same wartime horrors, boldly waved the flag of freedom, most notably in this instant classic. Readers immediately fell in love with this gutsy, gleefully aggressive new hero, who wore his allegiance on his sleeve (well, his forehead, at any rate) and made his intent powerfully clear by taking aim directly at the mustachioed puss of the Fuhrer himself. In these pre-Pearl Harbor days, such an image was simply incendiary, and copies flew off shelves almost immediately, leading to a nearly 75 year run as the preeminent symbol of American heroism.

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.
In addition to panelologists, auctions of this momentous comic draw the interests of collectors of WWII memorabilia, Americana, and even Nazi ephemera, all the way down to even the most-casual enthusiast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Throw in the nearly unique nature surrounding this particular issue, and this comic is sure to create a buzz like no other.

Printed without red inks, inconclusive reports suggest there could only be a couple of these out there, but even CGC can't confirm or deny this information; this is a rare sight to behold. It's also been noted that an all-red error cover, missing yellow ink, was also manufactured. In April of 2016, ComicConnect sold a non-error VF 8.0 copy for $288,000.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF (8.0) value = $120,000.

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$17,200
 

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03/21/2017
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DC
CGC FA: 1.0
crm/ow pgs; Spine of cvr completely split, cvr & cfld re-attached w/tape
origin of Superman; 1st four Action stories retold; one of the most famous first issues of the Golden Age!
The first name in superheroes has always been Superman. Look, up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's...Superman! Those words have been used to identify the character for decades and the big red "S" is one of the most easily recognized symbols in the world.

As one of the top Golden Age keys, this issue features the origin of DC's most well-known and best-loved hero! Also often overlooked is the historical importance of this book, which showcases three of the most important supporting characters in the Superman pantheon: Ma and Pa Kent, and Lois Lane.

Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman has enjoyed decades of popularity and been featured in cartoons, serials, movies, and television shows. World-renowned and more popular than ever, Superman will make his silver screen return next summer in Batman Vs. Superman.
The classic red-on-yellow color combination on this cover warms the cockles of any red-blooded collector's heart. With the central image of Superman intact and no restoration to be found, bidders are sure to be excited for this lot. This book will be an impressive cornerstone of any investment comic book portfolio. Comics like this generate low-boil bidding competition at first, which ultimately results in a torrid war between ravenous fans of this timeless franchise.

Overstreet Guide 2016 G (2.0) value = $70,000.

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$15,755
 

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03/24/2017
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DC
CGC VG-: 3.5
ow/white pgs
1st Green Lantern! Rare! Classic Shelly Moldoff cvr
Railroad engineer Alan Scott stumbles upon a magical lantern which speaks to him and offers him unimaginable power. Scott fashions a ring from the lantern, and beings a lifelong career as a superheroic defender of justice, as the mighty Green Lantern! With all the hubbub and hullabaloo over this character of late, it's refreshing to see that folks are aware of the original GL, whose bracing adventures added both mystical pizazz and streetwise grit to the DC character stable. Dependable craftsman Sheldon Moldoff lends a moody air to the colorful hero's debut appearance, and the atmospheric cover jumped out at newsstands and grabbed readers, and the GL mythology hasn't let go since. Without this issue and this story, the cosmic scope of DC's hero universe may never have been established, and with this character, DC proved that wide variety of characters with a smorgasbord of styles could very successfully compete on the increasingly hectic hero comic market. Possibly the toughest of all Golden Age DC keys, this is a book for the true connoiseour.
Artist Martin Nodell masterfully weaves a tale that immediately sets itself apart from the usual Golden Age fare offered in the back pages of this issue. The Lantern's first adventure sees him avenge the deaths of passengers involved in the very train crash that grants him his superpowers, coaxing a confession from saboteur Alan Dekker, who dies shortly thereafter from his terrified reaction to the Lantern and his awesome presence.

This copy is solid, presents a strong color palette for its grade, and is sure to see competitive bidding. The Green Lantern is a revered character in the DC lexicon, as well as a founding member of the Justice Society of America, so, one can imagine, many collectors will be looking to snap up this copy and take home the origin issue of one of comic's most-adored heroes.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VG- (3.5) value = $36,750.

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Current Bid
$12,200
 

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Fawcett
CGC VF/NM: 9.0
white pgs; Ashcan
1st appearance of Captain Thunder, re-named Captain Marvel in Whiz Comics, title never used
Highest Graded
The early days of comic publishing were a blinding rush of competition, with publishers big and small looking to cash in on whatever craze or fad might pique readers' interest. With the success of Superman in 1938, publishers such as Fawcett were in a mad race to push their own caped creations onto crowded newsstands. Thus, staff artist C.C. Beck and writer Bill Parker were tasked to create Captain Thunder, a clear attempt to steal some of the attention Siegel and Shuster's superpowered hero had generated. Looking to seize the moment, Fawcett hurriedly created ashcans of Thrill Comics, featuring the origin of the clean-visaged, barrel-chested crimefighter, only to discover that both the title and the character name were already in use. Undaunted, Fawcett snaped up copyrights for Whiz Comics and rechristened their new character Captain Marvelous -- quickly shortened to Captain Marvel, which fit more neatly into the spaces left by the discarded original name in this story. Since ashcans were meant to hold copyright and promote material inhouse, an extremely small print run was created, in black and white and on cheap stock. As a result, this monumentally historic first issue became one of the rarest of Golden Age collectibles. Boasting a cover more pulpy and gritty than would eventually become the house style for the Fawcett hero stable, the story within was expanded and reworked for the eventual Whiz #1, essentially making this the first appearance of the Big Red Cheese. Hands down the single rarest Golden Age key, a real bragging-right book for the hardcore collector.
As ashcans were only intended to hold copyright, an extremely small print run was created, in black and white and on cheap stock. As a result, this monumentally historic first issue became one of the rarest of Golden Age collectibles. Boasting a cover more pulpy and gritty than would eventually become the house style for the Fawcett hero stable, the story within was expanded and reworked for the eventual Whiz #1, essentially making this the first appearance of the Big Red Cheese. Ashcans and extreme rarities have become high-demand objects in recent auctions, as serious collectors slowly graduate from the standard Big Five keys.

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Current Bid
$10,200
 

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03/24/2017
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DC
CGC FN: 6.0
ow/white pgs
Origin and 1st app. of Aquaman! 1st app. of Green Arrow and Speedy!
This issue features the 1st appearance of not 1, not 2, but 3 major super heroes of the DC Universe. Both the Emerald Archer, Green Arrow with his sidekick Speedy (who later became a member of the Teen Titans and a drug addict in GL #85 & #86) and the Sovereign of the Seven Seas, Aquaman, make their comic book debuts in More Fun #73. Inspired by Robin Hood and a movie serial character called the Green Archer, Green Arrow was created by the team of Mort Weisinger and George Papp. The character later gained new life as a wisecracking political crusader in the late 60s. Today, Arrow has his own television show, recently renewed for a sixth season, and Aquaman (another creation of Weisinger's in collaboration with Paul Norris) has a movie set for a 2018 release; there's no slowing in demand for this investment collectible.
Boasting one of the most-famous covers of the More Fun run, and tripling down on importance due to the raft of first appearances within, this copy is also in remarkable condition. Copies we've offered have tended to be either lower-grade reader issues, or super-high-grade examples out of reach of all but the best-funded of collectors. This then, hits the sweet spot, in terrific condition and sporting strong colors, but still in a grade and price range that more collectors can meet. We expect this to be a sleeper hit of the auction.

Overstreet Guide 2016 FN (6.0) value = $24,000.

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Current Bid
$10,100
 

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Thursday
03/23/2017
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DC
CGC G/VG: 3.0
crm/ow pgs; tape int. cvr
1st app. Dr. Death; 2nd Batman cover
The dark castle, the night gloom, the dark cape, the evil scientist -- the influence of pre-code horror cinema on Bob Kane's nocturnal creation is nowhere more evident than on this classic and painfully rare cover, one of the pre-Robin Detective issues over which Bat-collectors drool. You haven't really experienced the crude power of these early Bat-books until you've seen them in their original pulpy glory, and this second-ever cover appearance by the Batman is still hugely powerful to this day. The story therein pits the Caped Crusader against Dr. Karl Hellfern, aka Doctor Death, who, like all great villains, intends to take over the world, but first, must rid himself of that meddling Batman, which leads to an action-packed tale of mayhem. It's well documented that once Batman received his own title the stories became quite a bit more tame than the ones depicted in early Detective Comics. This issue is no exception as Batman painfully takes a bullet to the shoulder in this tale. How's that for gritty?
For this copy of just the third adventure of the Bat, excellent eye appeal reigns supreme. All of Dr. Death's cliched castle accoutrements are sharply presented in their original pulpy glory. Colors and corners have remarkably survived the sands of time. A notable feature also worth considering, according to the CGC census, only 30 unrestored issues have been certified, with 56 graded issues in total, rare and desirable are mere understatements. Gape-jawed punters step aside; this is for serious Bat-fanatics only.

Overstreet Guide 2016 G/VG (3.0) value = $16,500.

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Current Bid
$10,000
 

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Wednesday
03/22/2017
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Marvel
CBCS VF+: 8.5
white pgs
Kirby cover/art; origin and 1st app. Hulk, Rick Jones, Betty Ross, & General Ross; one of the top five Marvel keys!!
Inspired by Jekyll & Hyde and the Jewish myth of the Golem, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby kept their hot streak running with the big and brutal Hulk. This instantly classic issue preys on Cold War fears of nuclear annihilation and the average American boy's body discomfort and confusion to create one of the most haunting and affecting of hero origins. Initially colored grey in his premier appearance, the lead character was quickly reworked into a big green beast when the primitive four-color printing process mangled the grey color scheme throughout the book, altering the goliath's hue from page to page. The famous cover image still resonates with fans to this day, be it green or grey.

Presented in five parts, this origin story really packs a mean, green punch! After Dr. Bruce Banner becomes exposed to his own invention, the gamma bomb, he undergoes his first transformation into the Hulk. What ensues is a tale of Cold War intrigue involving the interplay between a duo of mutated beings, which packs enough poignancy and torment to make Frankenstein's Monster take notice. This tale struck a chord with readers of the period and The Hulk quickly secured his place at the top of Marvel's popularity pyramid.
If Spider-Man was a teenage drama, and Fantastic Four a kind of galactic soap opera, then the Hulk was a cross between Atomic age sci-fi movies and late-period Universal monster flicks. Add a dose of "duck-and-cover" paranoia and some good, old-fashioned property damage, and you've got a recipe for cult success. While the initial run didn't sell in the numbers considered to keep it viable in the long-term, the character kept popping up in anthologies and in guest spots, finally landing back in his solo title. Hulk #1 is probably the toughest of the big-name Silver Age Marvel keys to find in decent shape. This VF+ copy pops, there's little visible wear and the book sports clean, white pages as well.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF+ (8.5) value = $78,000.

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Current Bid
$9,000
 

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Wednesday
03/22/2017
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Marvel
CGC NM+: 9.6
ow/white pgs
Ditko cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Molten Man; Puny Parker graduates from high school
Pacific Coast Copy
Much has been written about how Stan Lee made Spider-Man relatable to teenagers by having the character undergo the usual growing pains of a young man in the awkward phases of life. In this issue Spidey passes through one of the rituals of adolescence when he graduates from high school. It was through these traditionally American tropes that the character grew in the hearts and minds of his fans, who, in turn, grew up alongside their crime-fighting hero.
Many folks in the comic book industry know that covers with black backgrounds typically do not age well, as they are constantly revealing even the most minor of dings, scratches, creases or even fingerprints. Well, this beautiful, pristine copy, hailing from the Pacific Coast pedigree, is simply one of the finest examples of this comic that we have ever laid eyes upon. There, Spider-Man, shrouded in black, predicts the Symbiote costume by several decades, and the graphic design conceived by Steve Ditko is one of his finest creations. This comic is definitely a classic of the Silver Age, and one which should pique the interest of discerning Spider-Man fans everywhere.

Overstreet Guide 2016 NM- (9.2) value = $2,450.

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Current Bid
$7,200
 

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Monday
03/20/2017
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Marvel
CGC VF: 8.0
ow/white pgs
Kirby cover/art; Ditko art; origin and 1st app. Thor
The Hope Collection
Melding elements of Norse mythology with the by-now-standard superhero tropes of the funny pages, Stan Lee followed up his Jekyll & Hyde-styled Hulk with this cosmic, high-camp treasure. The book was initially scripted by Stan's brother Larry (to give the overworked and exhausted Lee some breathing room), and pencilled with surprising grace and elegance by Jack Kirby. Another instant favorite, the comic confirmed Lee's Midas touch in the early 1960s as the comic soon became the bedrock for Marvel's more theatrical and grandiose styling. Lee and Kirby stretched mythological legend and armchair philosophy into an epic of a series that slotted in nicely on college campuses already drenched in tweed, deep thoughts, and the occasional cloud of illicit smoke. In recent years, the character has enjoyed yet another renaissance thanks to Marvel's savvy cinematic exploitation, and this debut appearance, already extremely rare thanks to an unusually low print run, has become in even greater demand as a result.
This copy is bright, clean and boasts sharp, shimmering colors. We are consistently surprised and pleased to watch key issue sales expanding so rapidly as new buyers enter the market. Influenced by the rich history of the comic book that translates so well into the world of film and back around again, creating a virtual feedback loop between the two art forms. This copy is a real looker for its grade, a wonderful investment opportunity awaits when the, ahem...hammer drops come auction time.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF (8.0) value = $15,000.
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03/23/2017
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Marvel
CGC NM/M: 9.8
white pgs
Kirby cvr; Fantastic Four app.; 2nd app. Electro
Pacific Coast Copy
Highest Graded
Stan Lee is a creator who always hedges his bets when rolling out new characters, as he weaves the Fantastic Four into Daredevil #2 to increase sales and interest in the start-up super-hero. "The Man" deftly applied the same trick a year earlier in the classic, Amazing Spider-Man #1. The strategy works for the story and for Marvel's bottom line, as this is one heck of a jam-packed action fest, and the addition of Spidey nemesis Electro only serves to shore up the overall appeal of this book even further. The cover art by Jack Kirby does a spectacular job of encapsulating the action within, a tale that involves Matt Murdock's attempt to help the FF renew the lease on the Baxter Building, which is interrupted by the electric villain's evil machinations. Did we happen to mention, that the Netflix Daredevil series is a red-hot success?


Overstreet Guide 2016 NM- (9.2) value = $1,950.

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Current Bid
$5,755
 

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Tuesday
03/21/2017
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Marvel
CGC FN: 6.0
ow/white pgs
Kirby cover/art; origin and 1st app. Hulk, Rick Jones, Betty Ross, & General Ross; one of the top five Marvel keys!!
The Hope Collection
Inspired by Jekyll & Hyde and the Jewish myth of the Golem, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby kept their hot streak running with the big and brutal Hulk. This instantly classic issue preys on Cold War fears of nuclear annihilation and the average American boy's body discomfort and confusion to create one of the most haunting and affecting of hero origins. Initially colored grey in his premier appearance, the lead character was quickly reworked into a big green beast when the primitive four-color printing process mangled the grey color scheme throughout the book, altering the goliath's hue from page to page. The famous cover image still resonates with fans to this day, be it green or grey.

Presented in five parts, this origin story really packs a mean, green punch! After Dr. Bruce Banner becomes exposed to his own invention, the gamma bomb, he undergoes his first transformation into the Hulk. What ensues is a tale of Cold War intrigue involving the interplay between a duo of mutated beings, which packs enough poignancy and torment to make Frankenstein's Monster take notice. This tale struck a chord with readers of the period and The Hulk quickly secured his place at the top of Marvel's popularity pyramid.


Overstreet Guide 2016 FN (6.0) value = $14,000.

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Current Bid
$5,755
 

6 Bids 

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Wednesday
03/22/2017
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Fawcett
CGC VF-: 7.5
crm/ow pgs; Ext(P) ct, pcs added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced, re-glossed
#2 (#1); C.C. Beck cover/art; origin & 1st app. Captain Marvel
It's hard to imagine now, but for about a decade, Superman's most fearsome nemesis was not Lex Luthor or the Toyman, but the Big Red Cheese, Captain Marvel. His colossal popularity and mammoth sales eclipsed even the Man of Steel's as he moved as many as 5-million copies per issue. DC gathered an army of lawyers to pummel Fawcett and eventually drove them out of the funny book business as court costs skyrocketed just when sales began to lag. It's no surprise that DC would raise an eyebrow at the Captain, when you see the Action 1-inspired cover of this first appearance. It's in the pages within, however, that C.C. Beck and Billy Parker put their own immortal spin on the new superhero mythology. Young orphan, Billy Batson, gave the story an unexpected poignancy. The moody, mysterious origin tale, involving lost caves, ancient gods, and atmospheric visuals, set this series apart from all others of the day. Rich and detailed, instantly appealing, and perfectly tailored to its troubled times, Fawcett's family of Marvels remains a literary triumph and comics milestone.
This is a masterfully-restored, high-grade copy of an archetypal comic, which features one of the top-ten-most-memorable covers ever. Beautiful, bright yellows and reds pop right off the page in this wonderfully preserved copy. Embrace C.C. Beck's wide-eyed simplistic style in this important debut, a charming and vital "must own" for any Golden Age key collector. This book is sure to please any Captain Marvel fans out there who have longed to possess this important origin issue but found themselves priced out of the market. We expect bidding to intensify around this book, as it will be available to a broader field of those interested in making a serious play for this classic.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF- (7.5) value = $86,250.

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Marvel
CGC VG/F: 5.0
crm/ow pgs
Kirby cover; Ditko art; origin & 1st app. Spider-Man; 1st Uncle Ben & Aunt May (8/62)
This is the Silver Age equivalent of Action Comics 1: an historic, game-changing key issue that acts as a pivot point from what came before, and what came after. The creation of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, this radical new concept featured a passive, neurotic, everyman hero; an unusually emotionally charged origin story touching on issues of mortality and family tragedy; a worldview grounded solidly in a real, recognizable universe obviously our own; and open-ended storytelling that demanded and rewarded close reading and regular readership. This milestone comic has also proven to be the success story of comics investment, growing rapidly and unstoppably in value and becoming one of the few completely bulletproof investments in recent times.

This issue of the hottest Silver Age book in the hobby came from a collection of high-grade beauties.  Unfortunately some of the books weren't stored properly and this particular copy sustained some back cover damage.  The front cover appears to be a solid 8.0/8.5 with no chipping and a beautiful brown logo area that just pops.  The yellows and reds are magnificent.

The back cover looks better than its technical grade, but the staining understandably knocks the book down considerably.

If you were ever looking for a copy of Amazing Fantasy 15 with a quality of presentation of a VF or VF+, but couldn't afford that hefty price tag, this is the book for you!



Overstreet Guide 2016 VG/F (5.0) value = $16,500.

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DC
CGC VG-: 3.5
off white pgs; tape int. cvr
RARE! 1st Slam Bradley/Spy by Siegel & Shuster
Having practically started the comic book market singlehandedly with the historic New Fun in 1935, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson partnered with Harry Donenfeld in 1937 to again make history with Detective Comics #1, which launched their new publishing venture as well as kick-started the careers of Superman creators, Siegel and Shuster. The crude Yellow Peril cover helped sell the book to the vital pulp market and hinted at the mysterious yarns spun within. Detective Comics #1 was the beginning of a new beast in print media. Printed more than a year before Action Comics #1, and two ahead of Detective #27, this comic set the stage for a new cast of heroes poised to literarily take on the growing threat of Nazism.
Striking even in VG- condition, the evenness of the cover is conspicuous. Red and white inks degrade quicker than other colors, one fades while the other browns, which makes the current shape of this book really quite remarkable. First issues are always a safe bet and when it's just so pretty how can you say no?

Overstreet Guide 2016 VG- (3.5) value = $23,100.

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Marvel
CGC F/VF: 7.0
off white pgs
Kirby cover/art; Ditko art; origin and 1st app. Thor
Melding elements of Norse mythology with the by-now-standard superhero tropes of the funny pages, Stan Lee followed up his Jekyll & Hyde-styled Hulk with this cosmic, high-camp treasure. The book was initially scripted by Stan's brother Larry (to give the overworked and exhausted Lee some breathing room), and pencilled with surprising grace and elegance by Jack Kirby. Another instant favorite, the comic confirmed Lee's Midas touch in the early 1960s as the comic soon became the bedrock for Marvel's more theatrical and grandiose styling. Lee and Kirby stretched mythological legend and armchair philosophy into an epic of a series that slotted in nicely on college campuses already drenched in tweed, deep thoughts, and the occasional cloud of illicit smoke. In recent years, the character has enjoyed yet another renaissance thanks to Marvel's savvy cinematic exploitation, and this debut appearance, already extremely rare thanks to an unusually low print run, has become in even greater demand as a result.


Overstreet Guide 2016 F/VF (7.0) value = $10,125.
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$4,550
 

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DC
CGC VG-: 3.5
crm/ow pgs
the Ultimate DC S.A. Key; origin and 1st app. Flash, 1st app. Iris West
It is widely believed that Showcase 4 didn't just introduce the modern version of the Flash -- the issue may have saved the entire comic book industry from impending collapse. Before Julius Schwartz re-designed the Fastest Man Alive, superheroes were an afterthought in post-war comic books. Now, 58 years later, any comics not concerning superheroes are considered as something of an afterthought. This particular book was important and resonated on many levels.The Flash is now enjoying renewed popularity with a weekly television show on the CW network, bringing forth another character from print to film and increasing demand on his first appearance. What price can you put on this book? A hero book which is hero unto itself, acting as the savior for an entire wing of international pop culture. Who knows what may have become of comics if it were not for this special piece of inspiration. This affordable copy can now belong to a collector who has been longing to own this classic of the Silver Age. The central image is vibrant, the colors strong, and the historical importance unparalleled. Hurry up and take a chance before it speeds away.


Overstreet Guide 2016 VG- (3.5) value = $7,000.
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$4,433
 

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DC
CGC VF-: 7.5
ow/white pgs
origin & 1st app. the Riddler; scarce!
When looking at early Batman appearances, one is not surprised to see the Joker, Catwoman, and Hugo Strange popping up in the first year of the Caped Crusader's exploits -- they seem to have always been there, part of the furniture, a vital component of the Batman mythology. When moving on in the character's history, however, it's surprising to note how many iconic bat-villains and motifs came along much later in the series' devlopment. Point out, for example, that the first appearance of the Riddler comes over 100 issues after the Dark Knight's debut, and the average fan will react with amazement and bewilderment. Wasn't he there from the beginning? Isn't he among the first bat-baddies that Batman encountered?

It's a testament to how well Bill Finger crafted this origin story and new baddie that Edward Nigma, aka the Riddler, seems to have been there all along, his M.O. and style slotting immaculately into the existing Bat-mythos. A perfect foil for a character known for his exacting self-discipline and Sherlock-level detective skills, the conniving, devious prince of puzzles (as noted on the issue's classic cover) was an instant success, and became so hugely popular for a time that he eclipsed even the evil Joker and was tapped as the first bat-villain in the smash hit 1960s TV series (a performance Frank Gorshin based largely on the dark, nasty personality on display in this debut appearance). As this issue was released when DC and other hero publishers were experiencing a post-war sales funk, print runs were lower than usual, and few copies survived, making this an unusually rare key issue for a major bat-villain.
The bright yellows of this cover echo the anxiety and mayhem of the Riddler's auspicious debut. The tangled twosome writhe on Win Mortimer's arresting cover. In spite of its flaws, this book is in great condition and will fetch a fine price at auction.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF- (7.5) value = $7,688.
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$3,900
 

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Timely
CGC VF+: 8.5
crm/ow pgs; Ext(P) sm amt of ct on cvr, pcs added to cvr & int, cvr & int. reinforced, cvr cleaned & reglossed
Kirby & Simon cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Captain America, Bucky, & Red Skull; classic Hitler cvr!
We've said it before, but it bears repeating that the popularity of characters such as Captain America and the willingness of comic writers and artists to confront the Axis threat went a long way toward mobilizing a heretofore isolationist American populace in the long, dark days of the late 30s and early 40s. While many other art forms desperately avoided or ignored the ugly truth of Europe's rapid slide into fascism and Nazism in an obvious attempt to protect their own financial interests overseas, the almost entirely US-based comics business, staffed and developed largely by fugitives from those same wartime horrors, boldly waved the flag of freedom, most notably in this instant classic. Readers immediately fell in love with this gutsy, gleefully aggressive new hero, who wore his allegiance on his sleeve (well, his forehead, at any rate) and made his intent powerfully clear by taking aim directly at the mustachioed puss of the Fuhrer himself. In these pre-Pearl Harbor days, such an image was simply incendiary, and copies flew off shelves almost immediately, leading to a nearly 75 year run as the preeminent symbol of American heroism.

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.
The market for professionally restored comics has been on the rise as more and more titles achieve "key" status. Savvy collectors are holding fast to their books and fewer issues have come to market, especially in original condition. This book looks fantastic and given its instantly recognizable cover image, historical significance, and the immensely popular origin story of one of the big screen's most-bankable characters, this is truly a no-brainer for fans of the Star-Spangled Avenger.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF+ (8.5) value = $160,000.

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DC
CGC FN+: 6.5
light tan/ow pgs
Lew Schwartz cvr/art; classic cvr, origin of the Joker
The Joker has become nearly as ingrained in the modern pop vernacular as Batman. Through dozens of iterations of the character, from comic to tragic, psychotic to absurd, his origin was not revealed until over a decade after his debut. This historic issue, among the rarest of Batman keys, is a perennial favorite with legions of Joker collectors. The comic accomplishes the difficult task of making the devilish killer clown somehow more mysterious and haunting than before.
The colors are brilliant against the black backdrop and help highlight the drama of this suspenseful Lew Schwartz cover. Revealing the origin story of arguably the most-famous comic book villain, Detective #168 no doubt will remain a solid investment for some time.

Overstreet Guide 2016 FN+ (6.5) value = $5,400.
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$3,633
 

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Marvel
CGC VF/NM: 9.0
ow/white pgs, "Stan Lee '81" written on first page in pen
Kirby cover/art; origin and 1st app. of the Avengers; Fantastic Four app. (9/63)
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015) has become the fifth-highest-grossing movie of all time, with "The Avengers" (2012) sitting just ahead in third place. The continuing rise in popularity of the films have catapulted sales of the original Silver Age series and later affiliated titles. It is safe to say that as the Avengers film franchise continues, so will public interest and comic sales, which always correlates to an increase in market value. Marvel will be continuing to release projected Avengers films as far in the future as 2019. These comics will have a considerable amount of time to build value if the current success rate is any indicator. Avengers 1 debuted in September 1963, as a way of piggybacking on the success of DC's Justice League and Marvel's original super team, The Fantastic Four. With art by Jack Kirby and story by Stan Lee, this Silver Age key issue has garnered a tremendous amount of respect and value recently. For the first time we see The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man, and Wasp join forces to become Earth's Mightiest Heroes. As far as Marvel keys are concerned, Avengers 1 is still an undervalued comic. Avengers Assemble!
This beautiful, high-grade copy would make an excellent investment. Registering at a vibrant VF/NM with vivid colors, classic Kirby appeal, straight edges, and crisp corners, Avengers #1 is a must-have Marvel key for any dedicated collector.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF/NM (9.0) value = $21,000.

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Marvel
CGC VG/F: 5.0
crm/ow pgs
Ditko cvr/art; origin retold; 1st Chameleon; 1st J. Jonah Jameson; Fantastic Four cover
Where previous heroes had their origin stories based in spectacular events, dramatic twists, and high tragedy, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko firmly planted their flagship character's feet in the hard ground of daily life in the big city. Shy, insecure, lower-class teen, Peter Parker, drawn to scrawny imperfection by Ditko, transforms into a freakish, wise-cracking daredevil, tortured by guilt over the loss of his father figure, all while scrambling to make a quick buck from his sudden brush with semi-greatness. Spider-Man's first appearance in Amazing Fantasy 15 was like nothing anyone had seen before and was an instant success, leading to a hurriedly prepared solo debut issue. Note the use of the Fantastic Four on the cover as insurance, as their group exploits were Marvel's one real box-office draw at the time, and the hungry, ambitious Lee was taking no chances. One of the most important comics of the Silver Age, and the book that proved the Marvel Age of comics was no fluke.


Overstreet Guide 2016 VG/F (5.0) value = $4,750.
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$3,000
 

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Marvel
CGC VG+: 4.5
crm/ow pgs
Kirby cover; Ditko art; origin & 1st app. Spider-Man; 1st Uncle Ben & Aunt May (8/62)
This is the Silver Age equivalent of Action Comics 1: an historic, game-changing key issue that acts as a pivot point from what came before, and what came after. The creation of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, this radical new concept featured a passive, neurotic, everyman hero; an unusually emotionally charged origin story touching on issues of mortality and family tragedy; a worldview grounded solidly in a real, recognizable universe obviously our own; and open-ended storytelling that demanded and rewarded close reading and regular readership. This milestone comic has also proven to be the success story of comics investment, growing rapidly and unstoppably in value and becoming one of the few completely bulletproof investments in recent times.

Anyone can be Spider-Man. The man behind the mask is truly a hero of a thousand faces as his is a relatable story for youngsters pushed into adulthood through the painful, awkward years of puberty. Stan Lee once said that unlike most comic book heroes, the Web-Slinger's face is completely covered, which he believed gave all children, regardless of skin color, the ability to imagine themselves as the titular protagonist. For many fans, almost any copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 will do, but for others, it must meet specific aesthetic qualities. Note the beautiful, rich colors this copy has to offer: The reds on Spidey's uniform, and the mesmerizing yellows in the title graphic. Keen observers and longtime admirers of this issue will see one of this comic's finest features is that, like many comparable copies in this grade, this one does not show signs of the infamous Marvel chipping.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VG+ (4.5) value = $13,750.

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Marvel
CGC VF+: 8.5
ow/white pgs
origin and 1st app. Doctor Doom; bondage cover
The Hope Collection
Doom, according to Jack "The King" Kirby, was modeled after the Middle Age's envisioning of Death, hence the hood. Kirby claims that Doom, a genius inventor, sorcerer, and leader of Latveria, is inherently evil. As a result of his facial disfigurement and hatred for Reed Richards, he lashes out against the world in perpetual vengeance. He is one of the greatest and most complex villains ever created in the world of comics and he first appears here in Fantastic Four # 5. Created by the team of Kirby and Stan "The Man" Lee, this character has been copied and imitated many times over the last fifty years, most notably as the inspiration for Darth Vader.


Overstreet Guide 2016 VF+ (8.5) value = $8,950.
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$2,800
 

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Marvel
CGC G/VG: 3.0
ow/white pgs; Stan Lee Signature Series
Kirby cover; Ditko art; origin & 1st app. Spider-Man; 1st Uncle Ben & Aunt May (8/62)
This is the Silver Age equivalent of Action Comics 1: an historic, game-changing key issue that acts as a pivot point from what came before, and what came after. The creation of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, this radical new concept featured a passive, neurotic, everyman hero; an unusually emotionally charged origin story touching on issues of mortality and family tragedy; a worldview grounded solidly in a real, recognizable universe obviously our own; and open-ended storytelling that demanded and rewarded close reading and regular readership. This milestone comic has also proven to be the success story of comics investment, growing rapidly and unstoppably in value and becoming one of the few completely bulletproof investments in recent times.



Overstreet Guide 2016 G/VG (3.0) value = $8,250.
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$2,500
 

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