A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION crm/ow pages WWII Kirby circus Nazi bondage cover (whew); 1st Stan Lee comic book storyThe story featured on the cover of Captain America Comics #5 is "The Ringmaster of Death" and with such a crazy concept to play with, a young Jack Kirby did not hold back. The circus mayhem that takes place in this tale is perfectly encapsulated in this cover, Kirby teaming with Syd Shores to provide another knockout of a wartime classic. The Golden Age was a grand old time indeed, unfettered by episodic storylines, basically anything could be the inspiration for a story, why in this issue alone, there is a Pacific theater submarine story, a tale of an American Bund, which puts pressure on German citizens to join the Nazi cause, and a basic caper yarn, along with all the big top action.
With just over 100 copies on the CGC census, issue #5 of Captain America Comics is a very difficult book to find, making any copy to come up for auction a high-level target for collectors of early Timelys and First Avenger issues. This 6.5 example is in impressive condition, Kirby and Shores’ cover illustration is a true classic of the wartime era, the twisted Nazi circus theme has made this a popular issue in the run, which is a favorite of collectors throughout the hobby. The book is solid, with bright colors, and eye appeal that is above its given grade.
Overstreet Guide 2022 FN+ (6.5) value = $6,625.
If you are a new customer planning to make a first-time purchase over $25,000, please contact us 24 hours in advance of the item closing at 212.895.3999 or email@example.com so that we may approve your account for bidding. (This policy was instituted to protect consignors and bidders against bids from fraudulent accounts, and to ensure the integrity of the bidding process.) Once approved, please log out of your account and then log in, for the approval to take effect.