COMMENTS: white pages; signed and sketched by Eastman and Laird on back cover, signed and sketched by Laird on inside cover VERY RARE!! small-press run of 50 copies! 1st Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles app. on full page back-cover ad
white pages; signed and sketched by Eastman and Laird on back cover, signed and sketched by Laird on inside cover VERY RARE!! small-press run of 50 copies! 1st Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles app. on full page back-cover adGobbledygook was an early 1984 Mirage Studios production, a homemade black and white comic co-created by Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird, featuring the 1st appearance of Fugitoid, the fugitive android, a classic Eastman/Laird character that would go on to have his own series and star in other Mirage and TMNT media. Even more significantly, Gobbledygook #1 featured a back cover ad for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 before the comic’s release, making this the first true appearance of the team. As a small-press book with a print run of only 50 copies, this is an extremely rare and historic publication. Without Gobbledygook #1, there is no Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1, and none of the countless books inspired by the success of the Turtles. As a homemade creation, all copies must be personally verified by Kevin Eastman, and the production process involving individual Xeroxing and stapling makes high-grade copies incredibly rare.
This copy of Gobbledygook #1 earned an 8.5 CGC grade and has white pages. This copy was signed, sketched, and authenticated by TMNT co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird on the back cover and interior. Any Gobbledygook #1 is an incredible find, but the sketches and signatures make this even more impressive! Only a small handful of copies of this book are recorded on the CGC Census, and not many more than that were ever printed. In recent months, ComicConnect has become the home for great Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles items, with a Turtles #1 selling for $250,000, and a 9.0 Gobbledygook #1 recently selling for over $85,000! As collectors have learned about the importance and obscurity of this issue, the true first appearance of the TMNT, this rare collectible continues to become more and more desirable and valuable.
Overstreet Guide 2022 VF+ (8.5) value = $13,875.
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