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Event AuctionFANTASTIC FOUR (1961-96; 2003-12) #1
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Grade: CGC VG+: 4.5
Publisher: Marvel
Bid History: Sold For

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End Time: 7:47 PM EDT
Wednesday 3/13/2019
Comments: crm/ow pgs; Signature Series Stan Lee 5/11/18 on Back Cover
Kirby cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Fantastic Four; 1st Mole Man; the Marvel Age begins here (11/61)
FANTASTIC FOUR (1961-96; 2003-12) #1
CGC VG+: 4.5
Inspired by DC's top-selling smorgasbord of heroes, the Justice League of America, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby went one better when creating a copycat title for Marvel. Instead of a mashup of existing heroes, Lee and Kirby struck upon the novel concept of creating a super-family, letting young readers instantly identify with the day-to-day squabbles and growing pains of the protagonists while still enjoying liberal doses of heroism. This dynamic and historic first issue hit the ground running with an action-packed cover and one of the most thrilling and engrossing origin stories of the era. Disney's purchase of Fox Studios has given Marvel back their rights to the Fantastic Four properties so expect another silver screen reboot in the MCU in the coming years, we are certain that the third time will be a charm. Silver Age Marvel keys like this one are always in high demand and there is no sign of abatement anytime soon.

While many Signature Series feature their prize autographs across the front cover image, there are collectors who blanche at seeing ink marks across classic images, no matter whose hand it comes from. Thus, check out this beauty! In a clever move that we're surprised hasn't been done more often, Stan the Man signed this copy on the back cover making this the best of both worlds -- a clean and attractive copy that still bears the comic master's seal of approval!

Overstreet Guide 2018 VG+ (4.5) value = $7,500.

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