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CGC VF-: 7.5
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SOLD ON:  Thursday, 12/16/2021 9:42 PM
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Silver Age begins here; origin and 1st app. Flash (Barry Allen) & 1st app. Iris West; Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)
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Silver Age begins here; origin and 1st app. Flash (Barry Allen) & 1st app. Iris West; Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)
It is widely held that Showcase #4 didn't just introduce the modern version of the Flash -- the issue may have saved the entire comic book industry from impending collapse. Before Julius Schwartz re-designed the Fastest Man Alive, superheroes were an afterthought in post-war comic books. Showcase #4 made a strong impression on readers as the story resonated on multiple levels. The Flash has now enjoying renewed popularity with a weekly television show on the CW network, bringing forth another character from print to film and increasing demand for his first appearance. What price can you put on this book? A hero book which is a hero unto itself, acting as the savior for an entire wing of international pop culture. Who knows what may have become of comics if it were not for this special piece of inspiration.

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This Showcase #4 earned a 7.5 Universal Grade from CGC, bearing impressive off-white pages. The classic Infantino and Kubert cover looks stunning here, with the reds, yellows, and oranges adorning the new Silver Age Flash who just jumps off the page. The cover copy, including the title, logo, and CCA stamp, all appear stunningly sharp. Very minor spine stress shows along the left edge but does not detract from both how wonderful this copy looks and how historically significant it is.

Overstreet Guide 2021 VF- (7.5) value = $58,900

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