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FANTASTIC FOUR (1961-96; 2003-12) #1
CGC FN+: 6.5
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Wednesday, 09/21/2022 9:42 PM
$50,650.60
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PUBLISHER: Marvel
COMMENTS: A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
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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 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 characters including Spider-Man, The Hulk, The X-Men, The Avengers, and so many more. This copy earned a 6.5 CGC Universal Grade and has cream to off-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 and with John Krasinski’s cameo as Reed Richards appearing in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” collectors and investors alike have been flocking to Silver Age FF keys. The Marvel movie monolith has repeatedly proven to be a recipe for success, with countless properties becoming international sensations after appearing in the series. 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. Another 6.5 CGC Fantastic Four #1 recently sold for $78,000 in January 2022. All-time classics like this are rock-solid investments and great additions to any comic book collection.

Overstreet Guide 2022 FN+ (6.5) value = $30,250.

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