No buyer's premiums — What you bid is what you pay!
Event AuctionMARVEL COMICS #1
View Larger Image

Placing offer…

This item has been sold.
Grade: CGC FN: 6.0
Publisher: Timely
Bid History: Sold For
$215,000 

67 Bids 

End Time: 12:05 AM EST
Friday 12/8/2017
Comments: ow/white pgs
1st Sub-Mariner; 1st Human Torch; 1st Angel; 1st Marvel comic!!, historic!!
Twilight Copy
Share:
MARVEL COMICS #1
Publisher:
Timely
Grade:
CGC FN: 6.0
This is the beginning. Without this, there would be no Marvel Universe, no Captain America punching Hitler, no Marvel movies, no Spider-Man, not even today's superhero mythology as we know it. 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 Burgos, 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 designed to attract the still-vibrant pulp readership, this is likely the scarcest of major Golden Age keys, which never fails to ignite a frenzy of attention when copies come to market.

The cover is incredibly attractive, with strong reds and deep blacks, making it a solid copy for anyone looking to show off their grade-A collection. No matter how you look at it, this is a Marvel #1, rare, desirable, and certainly remarkable -- there is no such thing as a bad copy, and we're sure this one will be the pride and joy of some lucky bidder. The only comic likely to be as important and revered as the mighty Action Comics #1, and quite possibly rarer than Sup's historic first, anyone who wants the very best of the very best simply must own this book.

Overstreet Guide 2017 FN (6.0) value = $84,000.

If you are a new customer planning to make a first-time purchase over $25,000, please contact us 24 hours in advance of the item closing at 212.895.3999 or support@comicconnect.com so that we may approve your account for bidding. (This policy was instituted to protect consignors and bidders against bids from fraudulent accounts, and to ensure the integrity of the bidding process.) Once approved, please log out of your account and then log in, for the approval to take effect.

We realize many of you would like to bid on this auction lot, so for this listing, ComicConnect.com offers a 3 month, interest free, time payment plan with a 20% non-refundable deposit. Time Payments invoices can only be paid by cash, check, money order or wire transfer. LEARN MORE