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FANTASTIC FOUR (1961-96; 2003-12) #1
CBCS F/VF: 7.0
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Wednesday, 06/08/2022 9:26 PM
$72,345
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PUBLISHER: Marvel
COMMENTS: white pgs
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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white pgs
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.


Fantastic Four #1, a Stan Lee/Jack Kirby masterpiece featuring Marvel's first superhero team, is the birthplace of the modern Marvel Universe, and a landmark issue. The success of this book would lead to the creation of countless iconic titles including Spider-Man, The Hulk, The X-Men, The Avengers, and so many more. This copy earned a 7.0 from CBCS and has stark white pages. The classic Kirby cover looks gorgeous, with the vibrant iconic red logo popping in contrast to the crisp, clean, white background. With the Fantastic Four confirmed to be joining the MCU soon, collectors and investors alike have been flocking to early FF issues in recent years. The Marvel movie monolith has proven to be a recipe for success, with countless properties becoming international sensations after appearing in the franchise. Fantastic Four #1 is not only the beginning of the First Family of Marvel but also the birth of the Marvel Universe as we know it today. All-time classic keys like this are rock-solid investments and great additions to any comic book collection.

Overstreet Guide 2021 F/VF (7.0) value = $32,300

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