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CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1
CGC NM-: 9.2
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Tuesday, 08/09/2011 12:39 PM
$343,057
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PUBLISHER: Timely
COMMENTS: crm/ow pgs, 2nd Highest Graded! (please read bidding requirements in listing description)
Kirby & Simon cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Captain America, Bucky, & Red Skull; classic Hitler cover! (3/41) Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)
Atlantic City Copy
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crm/ow pgs, 2nd Highest Graded! (please read bidding requirements in listing description)
Kirby & Simon cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Captain America, Bucky, & Red Skull; classic Hitler cover! (3/41) Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)
Atlantic City Copy
We've said it before, but it bears repeating that the popularity of characters such as Captain America and the willingness of comic writers and artists to confront the Axis threat went a long way toward mobilizing a heretofore isolationist American populace in the long, dark days of the late 30s and early 40s. Many other art forms desperately avoided or ignored the ugly truth of Europe's rapid slide into fascism and Nazism in an obvious attempt to protect their own financial interests overseas. The almost entirely US-based comics business, staffed and developed largely by fugitives from those same wartime horrors, boldly waved the flag of freedom, most notably in this instant classic. In those pre-Pearl Harbor days, such an image was simply incendiary, and copies flew off shelves almost immediately, leading to a decades-long run as the preeminent symbol of American heroism.
This Cap #1 has an overall look that can only be described as astounding! Only the Allentown copy ranks higher at 9.6. This stunning CGC 9.2 NM- copy is from the newly discovered original owner Atlantic City collection. Bought off the stands and lovingly preserved for 70 years, this is a prime investment opportunity.



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Overstreet Guide #41 NM- value: $240,000


Artists Information

Jack Kirby is called 'The King of Comics' for a reason, during his career that spanned six decades he gave us many of the most iconic characters the medium would ever see. From his introduction of Captain America at the height of World War II it was clear he wasn't your ordinary comics artist. But it was his creative explosion at Marvel Comics in the 1960's that cemented his legacy, over a short period of time Kirby would give us The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, The Hulk, The X-Men, Thor, Ant-Man and Nick Fury just to name a few. Kirby would then go to DC and create his Fourth World, introducing Darkseid, Mister Miracle, The New Gods and a host of cosmic supporting players. Long live The King.

Joseph Henry Simon was an American comic book writer, artist, editor, and publisher. Simon created or co-created many important characters in the 1930s–1940s Golden Age of Comic Books, such as Captain America, and served as the first editor of Timely Comics, the company that would evolve into Marvel Comics.