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FANTASTIC FOUR (1961-96; 2003-12) #1
CGC VG: 4.0
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Wednesday, 12/14/2022 9:43 PM
$28,238.25
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PUBLISHER: Marvel
COMMENTS: A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
crm/ow pages
Kirby cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Fantastic Four; 1st Mole Man; the Marvel Age begins here (11/61) Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)
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A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
crm/ow pages
Kirby cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Fantastic Four; 1st Mole Man; the Marvel Age begins here (11/61) Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)
Inspired by DC's top-selling smorgasbord of heroes, the Justice League of America, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby went one better when creating a copycat title for Marvel. Instead of a mashup of existing heroes, Lee and Kirby struck upon the novel concept of creating a super-family, letting young readers instantly identify with the day-to-day squabbles and growing pains of the protagonists while still enjoying liberal doses of heroism. This dynamic and historic first issue hit the ground running with an action-packed cover and one of the most thrilling and engrossing origin stories of the era. Disney's purchase of Fox Studios has given Marvel back their rights to the Fantastic Four properties so expect another silver screen reboot in the MCU in the near future, we are certain that the third time will be a charm. Silver Age Marvel keys like this one are always in high demand and there is no sign of letting up soon.


Marvel's meteoric rise in the early 60s was due largely in part to the innovations featured in The Fantastic Four as Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created a harmonious relationship between art and story that set the precedent for their future output as their scripts became known as the "Marvel Style" of writing. The FF put Marvel on the map at a crucial time in the company’s development and turned them into a publishing powerhouse. The true premiere of modern-day Marvel Comics, this copy of Fantastic Four #1 is impressive at its grade, boasting a strong color palette and vast upside investment potential.

Overstreet Guide 2022 VG (4.0) value = $11,000.

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