SOLD ON: Tuesday, 12/15/2020 11:19 PM
COMMENTS: ow/w pgs; Ext (P) ct, pcs added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced, re-glosssed, staples replaced
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Kirby & Simon cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Captain America, Bucky, & Red Skull; classic Hitler cover! (3/41)
ow/w pgs; Ext (P) ct, pcs added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced, re-glosssed, staples replaced
Kirby & Simon cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Captain America, Bucky, & Red Skull; classic Hitler cover! (3/41)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. There are less than 200 copies of this extremely important Golden Age key on the CGC census, making each and every copy a very valuable and reliable investment. The extensive professional work done on this comic has restored it to an admirable condition, which has brought the book back to life, the colors are vibrant and the construction is structurally sound. The iconic centerpiece of this cover comes across loud and clear, and that is the main event when it comes to Cap #1, Hitler getting bashed in the mush. Restored copies of milestone keys are becoming widely accepted in the hobby, as collectors learn to accept that there are only so many original condition books out there. With a new iteration of the First Avenger scheduled for the MCU, this comic is again set to explode in value.
Overstreet Guide 2020 VG/F (5.0) value = $71,625.
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