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CGC NM+: 9.6
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SOLD ON:  Friday, 09/03/2021 7:50 PM
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origin and 1st app. of the TMNT; most valuable comic of the Copper Age!
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ow/white pgs
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 desirable comic of the last 40 years, this first appearance of the TMNT, Splinter, and Shredder scored a 9.6 from CGC, with off-white to white pages! The red, black, and white Kevin Eastman cover appears so rich here, with a flawless iconic image of the turtles themselves, a haunting cityscape, and a beautifully bloody logo. The black cover reveals no imperfections, making this an especially gorgeous book. A 9.4 copy of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles recently sold for $46,500, and this copy is even better! This comic constantly climbs in value, only becoming harder to find and more important every year, as new Turtles movies and cartoons continue being made. This is the kind of book many collectors dream about, and you have a chance of owning it today!

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

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