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Grade: CGC VG/F: 5.0
Publisher: Centaur
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rare! The Clock Begins (Clock cover) (11/36)
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FUNNY PICTURE STORIES Volume 1 #1
Publisher:
Centaur
Grade:
CGC VG/F: 5.0
Published the same month as Funny Pages #6, this issue contains one of the two first appearances of the Clock, who is considered by many to be the bridge that connects the pulp magazines of the 20s and 30s to the newborn comic book industry. The first comic character to hide his identity with a mask, the Clock was a master of disguise and a hypnotist, who had the additional benefit of massive personal wealth that allowed him to build gadgetry and a hidden lair, obviously becoming an influence on Batman and many other superheroes inspired by the mysterious crime-fighter. The historical importance of this comic cannot be overlooked, as it is basically ground zero for cape books, a key Golden Age book, and a major chapter in the story of the industry.

The crude and powerful image of the Clock on the cover of this copy stands out from the jarring monotone yellow background, inaugurating the tradition of masked heroes dominating the imagery of comic books, this issue is in admirable condition and is sure to be the target of savvy collectors looking to own an important piece of comic book history.