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Event AuctionFAMOUS FUNNIES #1
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Grade: CGC FN: 6.0
Publisher: Eastern Color
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End Time: 10:14 PM EDT
Tuesday 9/10/2019
Comments: crm/lt tan pgs
1st monthly newsstand comic book; wraparound golf cvr
Eastern Color
CGC FN: 6.0
Eastern Color published Famous Funnies 1, in July 1934, a sixty-eight-page periodical they distributed to newsstands through American News Company. While it was a huge hit with readers during the cash-strapped Great Depression and sold close to ninety percent of its original 200,000 print run, the expenses left Eastern Color with a $4,000 loss. Eastern's luck would eventually change as the book turned a $30,000 profit with every issue after 11. Famous Funnies ran for 218 issues, inspiring imitators and launching a new form of entertainment readily consumed by the masses. It's quite possibly one of the most important comics ever published. Without this trailblazer it is hard to imagine that American comic book readership would have developed as successfully as it has.

Overstreet Guide 2019 FN (6.0) value = $9,600.