SOLD ON: Thursday, 12/15/2022 7:05 PM
COMMENTS: A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
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Jack Kirby cover/art; Paul Reinman inks; Origin/1st app of Incredible Hulk; 1st app of Betty Ross/Rick Jones/ General "Thunderbolt" Ross.
A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
Jack Kirby cover/art; Paul Reinman inks; Origin/1st app of Incredible Hulk; 1st app of Betty Ross/Rick Jones/ General "Thunderbolt" Ross.Inspired by Jekyll & Hyde and the Jewish myth of the Golem, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby kept their Silver Age hot streak running with the big and brutal Hulk. This issue preys on Cold War fears of nuclear annihilation and the average boy's body discomfort to create one of the most haunting and affecting of hero origins. Initially colored grey in his premiere appearance, the character was quickly reworked into a big green beast when the primitive four-color printing process mangled the grey color scheme throughout the book, altering the Goliath's hue from page to page. The famous cover image still resonates with fans to this day.
While the initial run didn't sell in numbers big enough to be considered viable in the long term, the Hulk kept popping up in anthologies and guest spots alongside favorites such as the Fantastic Four until he returned to his own title after developing a following through his involvement with the Avengers.
Showing telltale signs of the passage of time and having been lovingly cherished by a previous owner, this VG copy of Hulk #1 remains an immensely desirable comic book, unquestionably near the top of the value pyramid, this issue sells for impressive numbers even at lower grades. This copy is complete, in original condition, and presents bright yellows and subtle grays. Any Hulk #1 at any grade is a good investment and will be a hotly contested lot at auction.
Overstreet Guide 2022 VG (4.0) value = $12,400
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