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Event AuctionAMAZING MYSTERY FUNNIES Volume 2 #1
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Grade: CGC F/VF: 7.0
Publisher: Centaur
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Comments: crm/ow pgs; second highest 1 of 1!
Everett art
CGC F/VF: 7.0
Born of a merger between several moderately successful pulp and comic publishing houses, Centaur Publications was short-lived, lasting only the scant years of the major World War II comic book craze. But, in that time, some of the art form's finest illustrators passed through their scrappy lineup, including future Timely superstars and DC pioneers like Bill Everett, Fred Guardineer, and Basil Wolverton.

The flagship title of their lineup, Amazing Mystery Funnies, was an incubator for many of the ideas and archetypes that would come to define the Golden Age of comics. Sci-fi, action, westerns, jungle adventure, and other pulp derived yarns burst forth from its overstuffed pages. As Centaur fought for paper, printing presses, and newsstand space, print runs were low and distribution was spotty, making this title among the rarest of classic comic series, and thereby highly desirable to collectors of the historically significant and the extremely scarce.

Considering the eighty years this book has been around this cover is in rather admirable condition, despite some minor stains by the spine, the cover boasts glaring reds and yellows, and a whole bunch of intrigue, action, romance, and devastation, quite a bit of information blasts out at the viewer on this pulpy classic drawn by Terry Gilkison. This is the second-highest graded example on the census, so, fans of this special Centaur series, take note.