SOLD ON: Tuesday, 12/15/2020 8:45 PM
COMMENTS: ow/w pgs; (A-5) ct, pcs added, tear seals, reinforced, cleaned, interior lightened, all 3 edges trimmed
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Kirby cover; Ditko art; origin & 1st app. Spider-Man; 1st Uncle Ben & Aunt May (8/62)
ow/w pgs; (A-5) ct, pcs added, tear seals, reinforced, cleaned, interior lightened, all 3 edges trimmed
Kirby cover; 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.
The extensive restoration work done on this comic has potentially made it look better than any original condition copy could possibly appear, even at the same grade. The comic has the immaculate presentation of a newly printed modern comic, and it is truly a sight to behold. Professionally restored books have been climbing in value as acceptance of restored comics continues to grow around the collecting community. There are absolutely no imperfections here, as the corners, spine, colors, and centering have been imbued with a perfection rarely (if ever) seen in a comic from the Silver Age. This remarkable copy of one of the most valuable comics in the history of the industry, with tons of historical gravitas, at a restored price point is a recommended investment.
Overstreet Guide 2020 NM- (9.2) value = $425,000
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