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MARVEL COMICS (1939) #1
CGC No Grade: 0.3
SOLD ON:  Thursday, 08/30/2018 3:19 PM
$10,000
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PUBLISHER: Timely
COMMENTS: crm/ow pgs; cvrless, 1st wrap dtchd
1st Sub-Mariner; 1st Human Torch; 1st Angel; 1st Marvel comic!! historic!!
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crm/ow pgs; cvrless, 1st wrap dtchd
1st Sub-Mariner; 1st Human Torch; 1st Angel; 1st Marvel comic!! historic!!
This is the beginning. Without this, there would be no Marvel Universe, no Captain America punching Hitler, no Marvel movies, no Spider-Man, not even today's superhero mythology as we know it. One of the top 5 most important comics ever published, this haunting, moody, aggressively atmospheric issue took the simple, colorful genre pioneered by Shuster and Siegel and made it something vast and compelling. Featuring the first appearance of the Human Torch by Carl Burgos, the first Angel by Paul Gustavson, and, vitally, the first appearance of the Sub-Mariner, by Bill Everett, whose deft illustrations instantly raised the bar for the new hero craze and melded the classically trained pulp cover tradition with the stark new look of cape comics. Also featuring the first Ka-Zar, Ben Thompson's Tarzan swipe designed to attract the still-vibrant pulp readership, this is likely the scarcest of major Golden Age keys, which never fails to ignite a frenzy of attention when copies come to market.



Overstreet Guide 2017 GD (2.0) value = $28,000.