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CGC NM-: 9.2
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SOLD ON:  Friday, 09/03/2021 7:48 PM
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COMMENTS: white pages; signed on inside cvr by Eastman and Laird
origin and 1st app. of the TMNT; most valuable comic of the Copper Age!
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white pages; signed on inside cvr by Eastman and Laird
origin and 1st app. of the TMNT; most valuable comic of the Copper Age!

Anybody who grew up in the 1980s understands the significance of this comic book. It is the Action #1, the Showcase #4 and Amazing Fantasy #15 of the 80s. Self-published by scrappy creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, this book contains the origin stories of the Ninja Turtles and the Splinter, as well as the introduction of Shredder, and the Foot. The moody cover, an homage to Frank Miller's Ronin mini-series, features deep blacks and bloody reds with muscular cross-hatched renditions of our heroes standing ready against the forces of evil. Eastman and Laird's characters were soon to be toned down and made more child-friendly, but in these early books, they pulled no punches on the way to devouring their beloved pizza pies.

A Copper Age classic, not many comics can be referred to as that, but this particular issue, one which gave rise to numerous films, cartoons, video games and the like, has truly earned those accolades. This book is notoriously difficult to find in such good condition, the black motif displays creases and dimples as easily as light covers show dirt and stains. With a sequel to the latest iteration of TMNT released upon the world the time is nigh to grab your own copy before the price begins to climb once again.
Arguably the most sought-after comic of the last 40 years, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 introduced fans everywhere to the TMNT and their supporting cast of Splinter, Shredder, and the Foot clan. This beautiful book carries a 9.2 from CGC, with wonderful white pages. This copy includes signatures on the inside front cover by TMNT creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, although the signature is not verified, it is indeed the real McCoy. The front cover appears fantastically clean, with the rich red, white, and black design, and the bloody logo is dangerously sharp. Fans and investors alike would fantasize about having a copy of TMNT #1 in their collection, let alone in such a high grade and signed by the creators.

Overstreet Guide 2021 NM- (9.2) value = $16,500.

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