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Jack Kirby cvr/art; origin & 1st app of the Incredible Hulk; 1st app of Betty Ross, Rick Jones, and 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.
Incredible Hulk #1 is amongst the most valuable comics to be found in the entire history of the industry. Certainly one of the top five books of the Silver Age, this issue has been breaking records in our recent auctions, and we expect this copy to demand impressive bids once again come hammer time. No real SA Marvel collection is complete without a copy of Hulk #1, and this example has retained its memorable color palette 60 years later, with any significant wear relegated to the perimeter of the cover, leaving the iconic Jack Kirby design in a respectable state of preservation.
Overstreet Guide 2022 VG- (3.5) value = $10,850.
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