white pages; signed on inside cvr by Eastman and Laird
origin and 1st app. of the TMNT; most valuable comic of the Copper Age! Comic Book Impact rating of 9 (CBI)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 that accolade. 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.An incredible opportunity to snatch up a high-grade copy of one of the most valuable and important independent comics ever printed, the legacy of the Heroes in a Half-Shell has been forever imprinted on the pop-culture consciousness of the citizens of Earth. This first appearance of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is one of the top Bronze Age investment comics, whose continuing growth has been nothing short of breathtaking. Not only is this copy in amazing shape at almost 40 years of age, but the book also has the bonus of containing the autographs of both of the title’s creators, Eastman and Laird, on the interior of the front cover. Although the CGC label does not verify the signatures, we assure you, this is the real McCoy! Invest now before the next TMNT movie or TV reboot is announced.
The photo of the signatures was taken before the book was graded by CGC.
Overstreet Guide 2021 NM- (9.2) value = $16,500.
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