START TIME: Monday, 11/22/2021 11:00 AM
COMMENTS: white pages; signed and sketched by Eastman and Laird!
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VERY RARE!! small-press run of 50-100! 1st Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles app. on full page back-cover ad
white pages; signed and sketched by Eastman and Laird!
VERY RARE!! small-press run of 50-100! 1st Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles app. on full page back-cover ad#2 on Overstreet's top 25 Copper Age books, copies of this book are excessively rare with CGC having only graded 14 copies, and only one of those higher than this one.
Gobbledygook #1, along with #2, collect work that Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird created in the years before the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles including Fugitoid, who makes his print debut here. The highlight of this book, made all the more special by the incredibly small print run, is the back cover which features a full page ad for TMNT #1 which wouldn't be released for months, making this their very first print appearance.
These books were made on early 80s photocopiers and because of that are often counterfeited, CGC will only grade copies that have been inspected for authenticity by Kevin Eastman. This copy was taken directly out of the production line and is realistically in as nice condition as the book can be, given how it was produced there are unavoidable flaws due to the nature of the photocopy process. As pretty a copy of this book as you will ever see!
This copy comes from Mirage Group CEO Gary Richardson, who has worked with Eastman and Laird for decades, and includes his COA. The book has also been signed and sketched by both Eastman and Laird on the back cover ad, and Laird has added a sketch on the inside cover with a turtle saying "It's Authentic!".