COMMENTS:A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION ow/white pgs Silver Age begins here; origin and 1st app. Flash (Barry Allen) & 1st app. Iris West; Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)
A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION ow/white pgs 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.
This Showcase #4 earned a 7.5 Universal Grade from CGC, bearing off-white to white pages. The classic Infantino and Kubert cover looks stunning here, with the reds, yellows, and oranges highlighting the new Silver Age Flash who just seems to jump off the page. The cover copy, including the title, logo, and CCA stamp are all stunningly sharp. This is a very clean copy for its grade, the inclusion of the Silver Age Flash in the DCEU and on TV’s Arrowverse has certainly given this historic comic a real boost in the marketplace.
Overstreet Guide 2021 VF- (7.5) value = $56,200
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