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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (1984-93) #1
CGC VF/NM: 9.0
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SOLD ON:  Friday, 09/23/2022 8:08 PM
$23,575
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PUBLISHER: Mirage
COMMENTS: A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
white pages; Kevin Eastman signed and sketched, Signature Series
origin and 1st app. of the TMNT; most valuable comic of the Copper Age! Comic Book Impact rating of 9 (CBI)
The Quentin Eastman Collection
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A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
white pages; Kevin Eastman signed and sketched, Signature Series
origin and 1st app. of the TMNT; most valuable comic of the Copper Age! Comic Book Impact rating of 9 (CBI)
The Quentin Eastman Collection
Anybody who grew up in the 1980s understands the significance of this comic book. It is the Action #1, the Showcase #4, and Amazing Fantasy #15 of the 80s. Self-published by scrappy creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, this book contains the origin stories of the Ninja Turtles and the Splinter, as well as the introduction of Shredder, and the Foot. The moody cover, an homage to Frank Miller's Ronin mini-series, features deep blacks and bloody reds with muscular cross-hatched renditions of our heroes standing ready against the forces of evil. Eastman and Laird's characters were soon to be toned down and made more child-friendly, but in these early books, they pulled no punches on the way to devouring their beloved pizza pies.

A Copper Age classic, not many comics can be referred to as that, but this particular issue, one which gave rise to numerous films, cartoons, video games and the like, has truly earned that accolade. This book is notoriously difficult to find in such good condition, the black motif displays creases and dimples as easily as light covers show dirt and stains. With a sequel to the latest iteration of TMNT released upon the world the time is nigh to grab your own copy before the price begins to climb once again.
When a couple of friends jokingly published their silly comic with a ridiculous title featuring mutated turtle ninjas, nobody could have predicted the birth of a multi-million dollar franchise that would go on to become a favorite of children across the globe, while still appealing to adult readers thanks to the series’ origins in the independent comic movement of the mid-80s. This is an amazing 9.0 copy of TMNT #1 hailing from the Quentin Eastman collection, this comic continues to astonish in its incredible growth in value. It cannot be stressed enough; this is an important 80’s key that just keeps seeing prices go up with no end in sight.

Includes COA from Quentin Eastman.

Overstreet Guide 2022 VF/NM (9.0) value = $15.000.

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