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CGC NM: 9.4
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Jack Kirby cvr/art; origin of Rawhide Kid
Highest Graded
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white pgs; 1 of 1 at the top!
Jack Kirby cvr/art; origin of Rawhide Kid
Highest Graded
The Rawhide Kid’s beginnings date back to the Golden Age, where Timely Comics introduced the character for a short run of sixteen issues in the late 50’s. Picking up the character again Atlas rejuvenated the gunslinger to reflect Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s growing influence which would go on to shape the future of what would become Marvel Comics. Continuing the numbering system abandoned by Atlas, Rawhide Kid #17 reintroduced the Western hero to a new era of readers and set in motion a successful run that would last well into the 70s. Rawhide would go on to be rebooted a few more times in the future but this issue, which presents his origin story, is the most-desirable to fans of the red-headed renegade.

ComicConnect is proud to announce that we have unearthed the single highest-graded copy of Rawhide Kid #17 from a private collection, this copy has yet to be seen on the market and we expect it to draw a lot of attention at auction. Pristine whites and bright colors gleam from this cover, solid construction and on-point centering complete the pretty picture. The Kirby cover illustration displays all of the amazing talents of the King as he stands on the precipice of altering the industry forever. This is an important stepping-stone in the history of Marvel, and as such, will be a hotly contested lot come hammer time.

Overstreet Guide 2019 NM- (9.2) value = $6,000

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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 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.

Richard "Dick" Ayers was an American comic book artist and cartoonist best known for his work as one of the main inkers during the late-1950's and 1960's Silver Age of Comics, including some of the earliest issues of Marvel Comics' including Jack Kirby's The Fantastic Four. He is the signature penciler of Marvel's World War II comic Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos, drawing it for a 10-year run, and he co-created Magazine Enterprises' 1950s Western-horror character the Ghost Rider, a version of which he would draw for Marvel in the 1960s. His career would span 7 decades until his death in 2014.

Don Heck was an American comics artist best known for co-creating the Marvel Comics characters Iron Man and the Wasp, and for his long run penciling The Avengers during the Silver Age