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CGC FN-: 5.5
off white pgs; Highest graded 1 of 1!
Creig Flessel cvr/art; rare in any grade (5/37)
Lost Valley Copy
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On the heels of the popularity of the pulps, crime and drama-themed comics were a mainstay of the early market. Before superheroes dominated the four-color scene, classic covers such as this Creig Flessel prison break illustration exhilarated readers of the era. The anthology titles of the early days of comics covered a wide spectrum of genres. Within readers would thrill to action, mystery, crime, espionage, westerns, science fiction, you name it. In this issue alone, stories starring Speed Saunders, Hope Hazard, G-Woman, Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise, Bruce Nelson, Bart Regan, Buck Marshall, and Slam Bradley were pored over, re-read and swapped with friends. Typical of the pre-superhero comic, editors threw in the kitchen sink to try and appeal to the largest audience possible.
The first few issues of Detective Comics are difficult to find in any condition, and this smart-looking copy from the Lost Valley pedigree is indeed a rare find.

Overstreet Guide 2018 FN- (5.5) value = $10,100.

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CGC VF+: 8.5
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Fred Harmon cover; 1st comic book app. of Red Ryder (3/39)
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