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Kirby cvr; Ditko art; origin & 1st app. Spider-Man; 1st Uncle Ben & Aunt May (8/62)
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Kirby cvr; Ditko art; origin & 1st app. Spider-Man; 1st Uncle Ben & Aunt May (8/62)This is the Silver Age equivalent of Action Comics #1: a historic, game-changing key issue that acts as a pivot point from what came before, and what came after. The creation of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, this radical new concept featured a passive, neurotic, everyman hero; an unusually emotionally charged origin story touching on issues of mortality and family tragedy; a worldview grounded solidly in a real, recognizable universe obviously our own; and open-ended storytelling that rewarded close attention and regular readership. This milestone has also proven to be the success story of comics investment, growing rapidly and unstoppably in value and becoming one of the few completely bulletproof investments in recent times.
Amazing Fantasy #15 is a dream book for most collectors, this VG copy could be the perfect book for some motivated Spidey fan out there to fulfill their loftiest goal in the hobby, owning the biggest book of the Silver Age. There is some Marvel chipping along the right side of the cover, and some wear and tear around the edges, but there he is, Spider-Man, in his iconic first appearance, and the web-slinger is looking really good, clean, and clear, as bright reds and deep blues adorn his costume while he swings into history on the cover this top-ten key. Prices on this book almost never fail to appreciate, at any grade, so if you have the means, now is your chance, don’t miss out.
Overstreet Guide 2019 VG (4.0) value = $17,300
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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.