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CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1
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CGC VF: 8.0
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off white pgs; Mod(P) ct, pc added, tr sl, cvr clnd, int lightened, reinf Kirby & Simon cover/art; origin & 1st app. Captain America, Bucky, & Red Skull; classic Hitler cover! (3/41) Second City Collection
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.
With lower-grade unrestored copies demolishing sales records, collectors on the hunt for higher-grade Cap 1s are eying restored copies such as this one, bright and attractive, with professional moderate restoration preserving this rare treasure with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of skill. This beloved key has finally attained its proper status alongside Action 1 and Detective 27 in the minds of collectors and casual fans alike, and we are delighted to offer this sparkling copy to discerning collectors.
Overstreet Guide 2017 VF (8.0) value = $140,000.
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