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Event AuctionARCHIE COMICS (1942-2015) #1
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Grade: CGC G/VG: 3.0
Publisher: Archie Publications
Bid History: Sold For

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End Time: 7:43 PM EDT
Tuesday 6/11/2019
Comments: ow/white pgs; cvr dtchd
Bob Montana cvr/art; 1st app. Mrs. Andrews (Winter 1942)
ARCHIE COMICS (1942-2015) #1
Archie Publications
CGC G/VG: 3.0
Some elements of American pop culture transcend time or place and become iconic, as though they were always there. Archie Andrews, the quintessential American teen, and his friends, Jughead, Reggie, and especially Betty and Veronica, have spent over seven decades portraying the ups and downs of teenage life. Their stories prove as durable and identifiable for audiences today as when they first appeared on newsstands.

Archie quickly took over the hero anthology Pep Comics shortly after his first appearance and was promptly given his own title, thereby sealing his status as the top teen comedy star. Despite an enormous print run, Archie Comics #1 has survived in astonishingly low numbers and top tier Archie collectors are notoriously known as the "black holes" of the collecting community, as once they're in a collection, they're never to be seen again. Archie Comics #1 is likely the single most-difficult major Golden Age key to obtain after Pep Comics #22, Archie's first appearance. One of the most demanded and revered of comic book keys, this book never fails to elicit excitement when copies surface at auction.

Early Archie appearances are highly desirable books, this copy is no exception, Archie Comics #1 is exceedingly rare in high grade, and when copies do emerge, they go for numbers that rival grail cape books at auction. Although this book has some condition issues, mainly around the spine and logo, the lovable dunderhead skating around in the center of the page reads quite well, with colors that retain their sheen, this comic, at any grade, is still one of the best investments in the hobby, just ask Squoimy the Woim.

Overstreet Guide 2018 G/VG (3.0) value = $18,450

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