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Grade: CGC VF-: 7.5
Publisher: Timely
Bid History: Sold For

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End Time: 8:00 PM EDT
Wednesday 6/13/2018
Comments: crm/ow pgs
Alex Schomburg cvr; Red Skull 1st cvr app, Stan Lee 1st published at Marvel (Timely)
Second City Collection
CGC VF-: 7.5
Published in May 1941, this early comic book and third appearance of the popular Marvel character, Captain America, is of particular significance because it contains the very first published work by Stan Lee. "Stan the Man" made his foray into the comics world by scripting a text story here entitled "Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge." In addition to the first cover appearance of Cap's arch villain the Red Skull, the story unfolds with a twist, including the first time Captain America uses his signature "shield-toss," in which he employs his shield as a weapon, rather than just as a defensive object.

This VF- copy is quite handsome, the striking yellow color scheme really pushes the action to the fore, and any condition issues are relegated to the edges. As we've mentioned before, Captain America Comics are hard to come by in good condition, as many wartime books were not viewed as items to be cherished, instead they were passed around by G.I.s overseas, or left to rot in treehouses in suburban backyards, which makes this book a very desirable collectible.

From the estate of a private collector.

Overstreet Guide 2017 VF- (7.5) value = $15,300.

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