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FANTASTIC FOUR (1961-96; 2003-12) #1
CGC VF+: 8.5
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SOLD ON:  Wednesday, 06/08/2022 9:17 PM
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COMMENTS: ow pgs; CVA Exceptional
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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ow pgs; CVA Exceptional
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.

The rumor mill has been churning for quite some time now concerning when, how, and where the Fantastic Four will be rebooted in the MCU, and also, much has been made about which actors will portray the First Family of Marvel, it is one of the most eagerly awaited announcements in pop culture today. All of this means good things for key issues of the FF’s run, but there is no more important issue than their premiere and origin story in FF #1. This VF+ copy has been anointed with CVA’s exceptional classification, which means this is one particularly sturdy and attractive 8.5 example. The classic Kirby cover still packs a formidable punch as the memorable image looks sharp, and clear, and has survived the decades in a glorious state of preservation.

Overstreet Guide 2021 VF+ (8.5) value = $87,000

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