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Marvel
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Pg. 3; Jack Kirby pencils, Sol Brodsky inks; image size 12.5" x 18"
By the time Stan Lee and Jack Kirby had launched the Fantastic Four and thereby the whole of the Marvel universe, both were already industry veterans, Lee having started at a young age banging out text pieces for Golden Age Timelys in between running errands and organizing the office for the understaffed publishing house, while Kirby had almost singlehandedly invented the crime and romance comics genres, as well as creating a mountain of classic characters for National, Timely, and others. Both men, though, were hungry to make their mark on a moribund industry, making these early FFs a perfect combination of storytelling chops and bold ambition. This page is a nearly flawless example of comic book craftsmanship, taking what could have been a drab, straightforward sequence and giving it speed, excitement, and focus. Kirby makes his unlikely hero, the Thing, both grotesque and relatable, his everyman posture and endearingly shabby top coat giving heft and scale to his outsized presence, a perfect contrast to the smug, sleek grace of the Miracle Man. Sol Brodsky provides a clean, stylized line to clean up Kirby's famously blunt pencils, making both Ben Grimm and his magician antagonist distinct characters. Silver Age Marvel pages are very hard to obtain, as the few surviving examples are hoarded jealously by collectors who refuse to part with their treasures. This page, featuring one of Kirby's most famous creations front and center, is a guaranteed draw for serious comic art enthusiasts.

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Marvel
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Steve Rude pencils,inks and signed "S. Rude '2000"; Recreation Cover; image size 10.25" x 16.5"
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Marvel
CGC FN-: 5.5
off white pgs; Jack Kirby & Stan Lee written on 1st pg in pen, tp int. cvr
Kirby cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Fantastic Four; 1st Mole Man; the Marvel Age begins here (11/61)
Inspired by DC's top-selling smorgasbord of heroes, the Justice League of America, Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby decided to go one better when tasked with 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, allowing young readers to instantly identify with the day-to-day squabbles and growing pains of the protagonists while still enjoying liberal doses of heroism and derring-do. 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. Hopefully the third time will be the charm! Silver Age Marvel keys like this one are always in high demand and there is no sign of abatement anytime soon.


Overstreet Guide 2018 FN- (5.5) value = $10,500.

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Marvel
CGC G: 2.0
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Kirby cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Fantastic Four; 1st Mole Man; the Marvel Age begins here (11/61)
Inspired by DC's top-selling smorgasbord of heroes, the Justice League of America, Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby decided to go one better when tasked with 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, allowing young readers to instantly identify with the day-to-day squabbles and growing pains of the protagonists while still enjoying liberal doses of heroism and derring-do. 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. Hopefully the third time will be the charm! Silver Age Marvel keys like this one are always in high demand and there is no sign of abatement anytime soon.


Overstreet Guide 2018 GD (2.0) value = $3,000.

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Marvel
CGC FN+: 6.5
ow/white pgs; Sl(B-1) sm amt of ct on cvr, stpls rplcd, top edge of cvr trimmed
Kirby cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Fantastic Four; 1st Mole Man; the Marvel Age begins here (11/61)
Inspired by DC's top-selling smorgasbord of heroes, the Justice League of America, Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby decided to go one better when tasked with 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, allowing young readers to instantly identify with the day-to-day squabbles and growing pains of the protagonists while still enjoying liberal doses of heroism and derring-do. 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. Hopefully the third time will be the charm! Silver Age Marvel keys like this one are always in high demand and there is no sign of abatement anytime soon.


Overstreet Guide 2018 FN+ (6.5) value = $16,500.

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Marvel
CGC FA/GD: 1.5
ow/white pgs; tp on int cvr
Kirby cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Fantastic Four; 1st Mole Man; the Marvel Age begins here (11/61)
Inspired by DC's top-selling smorgasbord of heroes, the Justice League of America, Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby decided to go one better when tasked with 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, allowing young readers to instantly identify with the day-to-day squabbles and growing pains of the protagonists while still enjoying liberal doses of heroism and derring-do. 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. Hopefully the third time will be the charm! Silver Age Marvel keys like this one are always in high demand and there is no sign of abatement anytime soon.
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Marvel
CGC G-: 1.8
off white pgs
Kirby cvr/art; 1st app. of the Skrulls; 2nd Fantastic Four
Who knew that the need for a faddish, sci-fi based villain would result in storylines and mythology spanning across decades? It wasn't as though Lee and Kirby were consciously creating a pop-culture world in the rocky days of early Silver Age Marvel, they were just trying to make fun comics that would sell and attract readers -- but, by following the hyperactive lead of their imaginative audience, they developed a language and style and mythos that carries on to this day, to the movies and beyond. This first appearance of the Skrulls hints at the grandeur and go-for-broke glee of the Marvel Universe to come. A 9.6 copy of Fantastic Four 2? The first appearance of the Skrulls? A classic cover illustration by Jack Kirby? Signed by one Mr. Stan Lee? What are you waiting for? This book is just screaming to be picked up and bought home and placed within the collection of some lucky Fantastic Four fan and marveled at for years to come. Just wait until the franchise is properly rebooted on the silver screen and watch the value skyrocket.
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Marvel
CGC F/VF: 7.0
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Kirby cvr/art; 1st SA Sub-Mariner (5/62)
In the spirit of recycling, both DC and Marvel dusted off and rethought their classic Golden Age characters in the rough-and-tumble marketplace of the early Silver Age, including one of the most intriguing and unusual of all Timely creations, the fearsome Sub-Mariner. While the Golden Age Namor was a pulpy, tortured anti-hero, the Silver Age Namor was more aggressively antagonistic, with his antipathy the FF exacerbated by his longing for the fetching Sue Storm. In this first Silver Age appearance of this distinctive character, Lee and Kirby ratchet up the action and drama to a hyperbolic degree, firmly establishing this series as one of the most gloriously inventive of all Silver Age Marvel titles.
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Marvel
CGC G+: 2.5
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Kirby cvr/art; 1st SA Sub-Mariner (5/62)
In the spirit of recycling, both DC and Marvel dusted off and rethought their classic Golden Age characters in the rough-and-tumble marketplace of the early Silver Age, including one of the most intriguing and unusual of all Timely creations, the fearsome Sub-Mariner. While the Golden Age Namor was a pulpy, tortured anti-hero, the Silver Age Namor was more aggressively antagonistic, with his antipathy the FF exacerbated by his longing for the fetching Sue Storm. In this first Silver Age appearance of this distinctive character, Lee and Kirby ratchet up the action and drama to a hyperbolic degree, firmly establishing this series as one of the most gloriously inventive of all Silver Age Marvel titles.
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Marvel
CGC VG: 4.0
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Origin & 1st Dr. Doom; bondage cover (7/62); Dr. Doom Movie Rumors!
Doom, according to Jack "The King" Kirby, was modeled after the Middle Age's envisioning of Death, hence the hood. Kirby claims that Doom, a genius inventor, sorcerer, and leader of Latveria, is inherently evil. As a result of his facial disfigurement and hatred for Reed Richards, he lashes out against the world in perpetual vengeance. He is one of the greatest and most complex villains ever created in the world of comics and he first appears here in Fantastic Four # 5. Created by the team of Kirby and Stan "The Man" Lee, this character has been copied and imitated many times over the last fifty years, most notably as the inspiration for Darth Vader.
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Marvel
CGC G-: 1.8
off white pgs, pc re-attchd to cvr w/tp; tp on int cvr
Origin & 1st Dr. Doom; bondage cover (7/62); Dr. Doom Movie Rumors!
Doom, according to Jack "The King" Kirby, was modeled after the Middle Age's envisioning of Death, hence the hood. Kirby claims that Doom, a genius inventor, sorcerer, and leader of Latveria, is inherently evil. As a result of his facial disfigurement and hatred for Reed Richards, he lashes out against the world in perpetual vengeance. He is one of the greatest and most complex villains ever created in the world of comics and he first appears here in Fantastic Four # 5. Created by the team of Kirby and Stan "The Man" Lee, this character has been copied and imitated many times over the last fifty years, most notably as the inspiration for Darth Vader.
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Marvel
CGC VF: 8.0
white pgs
1st Marvel Villain Team-up (Sub-Mariner & Dr. Doom)
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Marvel
CBCS VG/F: 5.0
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1st Kurrgo; UFO cover (10/62)
n Fantastic Four #7, the seeds that would eventually grow into the inspiration for the X-Men are sown by Kirby and Lee as they weave a tale that highlights the sense of otherness and fear of alienation that the new wave of Marvel superheroes were acutely aware of, as is evinced by the FF's reluctance to attend a dinner in their honor in Washington D.C. Their trepidation is soon validated as their hosts turn on them and they beat a hasty retreat back to the safety of the Baxter building, only to discover they have been unknowingly drafted into preventing a cosmic calamity by the shifty Kurrgo, Master of Planet X. The rest of the story is a real nail-biter of mega, and miniature, proportions all at once.

Much has been said about the impact and legacy the humanistic tales dreamt up by Lee, and fleshed out by Kirby have had on the Silver Age and beyond, and this issue of Fantastic Four is simply brimming with game-changing ideas. Never before had simple comic book characters exuded such gravitas, and expressed so many of the emotions that common mortals experience on a daily basis.
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Marvel
CGC G/VG: 3.0
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1st Kurrgo; UFO cover (10/62)
n Fantastic Four #7, the seeds that would eventually grow into the inspiration for the X-Men are sown by Kirby and Lee as they weave a tale that highlights the sense of otherness and fear of alienation that the new wave of Marvel superheroes were acutely aware of, as is evinced by the FF's reluctance to attend a dinner in their honor in Washington D.C. Their trepidation is soon validated as their hosts turn on them and they beat a hasty retreat back to the safety of the Baxter building, only to discover they have been unknowingly drafted into preventing a cosmic calamity by the shifty Kurrgo, Master of Planet X. The rest of the story is a real nail-biter of mega, and miniature, proportions all at once.

Much has been said about the impact and legacy the humanistic tales dreamt up by Lee, and fleshed out by Kirby have had on the Silver Age and beyond, and this issue of Fantastic Four is simply brimming with game-changing ideas. Never before had simple comic book characters exuded such gravitas, and expressed so many of the emotions that common mortals experience on a daily basis.
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Marvel
CGC FN+: 6.5
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1st app. Puppetmaster, Alicia Masters
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CGC VG-: 3.5
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1st app. Puppetmaster, Alicia Masters
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Marvel
CGC F/VF: 7.0
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Kirby cvr/art; 3rd SA Sub-Mariner app.
It's typical of the hard-bitten, cynical world of Silver Age Marvel to show the heroes right on the cover of their own book being turned out of their digs and jeered by crowds. It's also a sign of the clever way Stan Lee and Jack Kirby could turn everyday drabness into imaginative gold, almost as though they were thinking big by going small. It had certainly had never been tried before, so readers were turned on by the originality and audacity of Marvel's ideas, and stuck around for the strong storytelling and attention-grabbing art. This is only the third appearance of the Sub-Mariner in the Silver Age, and Lee and Kirby have already transformed him completely from a brooding romantic demigod into a snarling, almost completely adversarial despot. Readers loved it.
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CGC VG-: 3.5
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Kirby cvr/art; 3rd SA Sub-Mariner app.
It's typical of the hard-bitten, cynical world of Silver Age Marvel to show the heroes right on the cover of their own book being turned out of their digs and jeered by crowds. It's also a sign of the clever way Stan Lee and Jack Kirby could turn everyday drabness into imaginative gold, almost as though they were thinking big by going small. It had certainly had never been tried before, so readers were turned on by the originality and audacity of Marvel's ideas, and stuck around for the strong storytelling and attention-grabbing art. This is only the third appearance of the Sub-Mariner in the Silver Age, and Lee and Kirby have already transformed him completely from a brooding romantic demigod into a snarling, almost completely adversarial despot. Readers loved it.
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CGC VF-: 7.5
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Kirby cvr/art; Lee & Kirby appear in story; Dr. Doom app.
By the time of this issue's appearance, Stan Lee's plan to remake the struggling Marvel into an industry powerhouse was gaining steam and support. Part of the reason for this success was his willingness to treat the Marvel bullpen as stars in their own right, culminating in this clever and beloved issue in which Lee and Kirby guest star in their own popular comic. It was both a winking in-joke meant to appeal to regular readers, and an unmistakable gauntlet thrown down to competitors that Marvel had arrived.
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CGC VG+: 4.5
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origin & 1st app. of Impossible Man; FF origin retold
One of the first indicators that Lee and Kirby were pushing the FF book beyond the boundaries of standard hero comics was the appearance of the Impossible Man, a character intended largely as a comic foil and prankster. With the wry tone and increasingly bizarre style of the book already established, this flight of fancy allowed the bullpen boatloads of creative freedom for their next groundbreaking FF epics.
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Marvel
CGC FN: 6.0
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Kirby cvr/art; 1st Hulk vs Thing battle (3/63)
A match made in adolescent boy heaven, it was only a matter of time before Lee and Kirby took their two most popular creations and set them against each other to see what would happen. The result, unsurprisingly, was a smash success, leading to nearly annual throwdowns between the two misunderstood behemoths. This first contretemps occurred while the nascent Hulk was still in his initial, reasonably intelligent phase, making him an even more formidable opponent for the streetwise scrapping Thing. The reduction of the green goliath in later years to a monosyllabic brute made the recurring battles less and less challenging and more like a standard-issue monster mash, but this classic first meeting still retains its punch and excitement, and fans young and old still feel that special tingle when encountering this classic image.
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Marvel
CGC G+: 2.5
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Kirby cvr; classic Kirby/Ditko art; 1st app. Watcher (a cornerstone of the Marvel Universe) (4/63)
An unusual treat awaited readers within the pages of this issue, as the lively, kinetic inks of Steve Ditko met the ferocious, muscular figures and layouts of Jack "The King" Kirby. In addition, Lee and Kirby once again upped the ante on strange goings-on by introducing the Watcher, one of the most intriguing meta-creations of the Marvel Silver Age, whose influence over the series' galactic ambitions would only increase as time went on and would lead directly to the legendary Galactus /Surfer saga of later years. For some reason, this is one of the scarcer early FF issues, especially in nice condition.
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Marvel
CGC NM+: 9.6
white pgs
Sub-Mariner app.; bondage cover by Kirby & Ditko
Steve Ditko slips in to provide inks for this classic and dynamic cover featuring Prince Namor facing off against our heroes. The Sub-Mariner's constant obsession with stealing Sue Storm away from Reed Richards may seem bizarre by modern readers' standards, but it was the easiest and fastest way to humanize the otherwise off-putting Namor for contemporary audiences -- and besides, who wouldn't want to steal her away from that workaholic stuffed shirt?


Overstreet Guide 2018 NM- (9.2) value = $1,600.

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Marvel
CGC FN-: 5.5
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1st app. Mad Thinker (6/63)
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Marvel
CGC VG/F: 5.0
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1st Antman x-over! Kirby Dr. Doom cover
If you are into shrinking then this is the comic book for you! Featuring microscopic versions of the Fantastic Four, Dr. Doom, a world named Sub-Atomica, and of course, Ant-Man, in his first crossover appearance in the pages of FF, this is one heck of a miniature masterpiece. In short, the FF keeps getting shrunk down by Dr. Doom, whom they eventually encounter causing havok in a tiny kingdom, after being captured they are saved by Ant-Man. Many of the elements of the sub-atomic universe explored in "Ant-Man" and "Ant-Man and the Wasp" are important factors in this issue.
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