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CGC FN: 6.0
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SOLD ON:  Thursday, 12/15/2022 9:22 PM
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classic Baily Spectre cvr/art; 1st app. of Dr. Fate (Kent Nelson), 1st Wotan & Inza, 4th Spectre
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crm/ow pages
classic Baily Spectre cvr/art; 1st app. of Dr. Fate (Kent Nelson), 1st Wotan & Inza, 4th Spectre
First, there is the cover, one of the classic run of Baily Spectre covers, revered by Golden Age collectors and scholars as among the most evocative and memorable of all DC imagery. Then, there is the first appearance of Dr. Fate, whose introduction helped solidify DC's stable of mystical and moody characters, and without whose dark mystery and dramatic origin none of the Bronze Age's occult wizardry would have been possible. A legendary book suited for all serious collectors of the Golden Age.

With only 50 copies of this comic recorded on the CGC census it can be safe to say that each and every time this book comes to market Golden Age DC fans will take notice, The Spectre was a big draw in the era and has continued to enjoy cult status throughout the decades. It is likely there will be a Spectre vehicle in the future, be it a TV series or DCEU entry, making all of the character’s rare early issues worth keeping an eye on. This FN copy presents strong colors and stable binding, with any imperfections remaining well away from the gripping central image. The memorable Barnard Baily cover is a testament to the dark feel of DC’s pulpy output during the anthology era that helped them stay on top of the pack and made this book a cult classic.

Overstreet Guide 2022 FN (6.0) value = $7,200

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