ow pgs the most violent Schomburg Timely cvr; classic cvr; Sub-Mariner backup storyWhen Carl Burgos ignited the pages of Timely Comics with his android creation The Human Torch, the United States had been embroiled in WWII for over a year. This dynamic and gruesome 1943 cover by Alex Schomburg leaves nothing to the imagination as Torch and sidekick Toro burn a swath of destruction, avenging the helpless full-figured maiden held captive by a beastly horde of Japanese soldiers. This is a classic example of a Golden age WWII comic, including two Nazi bashing Torch features and 16 pages of Sub-Mariner Fighting U-Boats in the Atlantic. A precursor to Marvel's iconic superhero teams like The Avengers, Torch and Namor also later joined with Captain America to form the Invaders, an Allied fighting team bent on leading America to final victory. With artwork by Harry Sahle and Carl Pfeufer, this is a must-have book from Marvel's early days and the height the world's greatest struggle.
Schomburg Timely covers are some of the greatest pop-culture artifacts around, where his immediately recognizable artistic touch combines with distinctly Golden Age sensibilities. This copy of Human Torch #12 earned a 7.0 CGC Universal Grade and has off-white pages. The iconic Alex Schomburg wartime cover has amazing eye appeal, with the Human Torch, Toro, and Sub-Mariner all violently dispatching Japanese soldiers in an effort of saving a bound beauty. Only 73 copies of this book are recorded on the CGC Census, making any example an incredible find, let alone in such respectable condition.
Overstreet Guide 2022 F/VF (7.0) value = $6,300
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