IMPORTANT SILVER-AGE X-MEN COMIC!
First Appearance of Grotesk, the Sub-Human, and the Origin of Cyclops.
HISTORY MAKING OFFERING HERE COMIC-FANS, AS THIS IS THE FIRST TIME A CGC-GRADED COPY OF THIS BOOK HAS BEEN LISTED ON EBAY IN A CONDITION ABOVE NEAR MINT. (MOST OF THE TIME, THE BEST COPY AVAILABLE ON EBAY IS A MERE 7.5, OR VF 8.0 AT BEST!) THIS ISSUE IS ONE OF THE VERY RAREST ISSUES OF THE SERIES IN THE NM RANGE WITH ONLY A HALF-DOZEN OTHER COPIES GRADED AT THIS LOFTY PLATEAU! PERHAPS DUE TO THE UNUSUAL MONOCHROMATIC BLOOD RED COVER, THIS ISSUE HAS ALWAYS BEEN PRONE TO OBVIOUS BLEMISHES, SO IT'S BEEN A COUPLE YEARS SINCE EVEN A MERE NM 9.4 SURFACED IN THE MARKETPLACE. THIS IS ONE OF JUST A FEW ISSUES IN THE ENTIRE INFLUENTIAL RUN THAT HAS NO CATEGORY FOR 9.8 DATA ON THE GPA SITE, INDICATING ZERO DOCUMENTED SALES AT NM/MINT, WHICH IS INCREDIBLE AFTER FIFTEEN YEARS OF SUBMISSIONS. AND WITH ONLY A SINGLE PRIOR SIGHTING OF A CGC 9.6 BESIDES THE SUSCHA NEWS COPY THAT SOLD OFF-EBAY IN 2011 AND HASN'T RESURFACED, DON'T TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY AT A BONAFIDE 9.6 LIGHTLY, AS IT COULD BE DECADES BEFORE A COMPARABLE EXAMPLE SURFACES.
THIS IS THE BEST-OF-THE-BEST FOR US MERE MORTALS, AND IT'S NOT ONLY PRETTIER BUT IT ALSO BOASTS BETTER PAGE QUALITY THAN THAT LONE NON-PEDIGREE 9.6 THAT SURFACED IN THE PAST (WHICH WAS NOT SOLD ON EBAY, IT WENT THROUGH A TOP AUCTION HOUSE AND ONLY SURFACED ONCE AND WASN'T SEEN AGAIN.) VISUALLY, THIS GEM IS SUITABLE FOR EVEN THE MOST PICKY FAN.
THIS ISSUE BOASTS A GREAT COVER BY TUSKA WHICH IS A TREAT TO BEHOLD IN THIS SUPERLATIVE STATE.
THIS COMIC HAS ALL THE HALLMARKS OF KEEPER, WITH THE PHENOMENAL GLOSS AND BLINDING-BRIGHT COLORS; PLUS NOTE THE SUPERB CENTERING AND ALIGNMENT, AND THE FACT THAT THE COVER IS NOT DINGY IN THE CENTER OF THE BACK COVER LIKE SOME HIGH-GRADE EXAMPLES. EXPECT TO BE THRILLED WITH THIS NEAR-IRREPLACEABLE SPECIMEN, MUCH LIKE MANY OF THE OTHER EXCEPTIONAL EARLY X-MEN COMICS WE ARE NOW OFFERING!
I've always wanted my high-grade X-Men comics to have great cut and alignment, things that the certification companies scarcely consider when grading. So if you too are extra picky, and want copies that are not only well preserved and of exceptional structural quality, but also boast a deep color strike with accurate registration and sharp corners, and somehow they didn't pick up any ugly ink overspray or other significant visual flaws during the distribution process either, then you crave books of this caliber and you already know how seldom these opportunities arise. This minty example is certainly the finest X-Men 41 we've ever brought to market.
IF YOU ARE A LONG-TERM COLLECTOR OF HIGH GRADE VINTAGE X-MEN COMICS THEN YOU KNOW THAT ISSUES NUMBER 41 AND 42 HAVE ALWAYS BEEN EXTREMELY TOUGH BOOKS TO FIND IN VERY HIGH GRADE SHAPE, AND WITH THE ADVENT OF COMICS GUARANTY COMPANY THIS PHENOMENON CAN BE CONFIRMED WITH THE POPULATION REPORT.
This book is well known to fans and dealers alike, as an original-team issue featuring the teenage mutants, with the introduction and origin of Grotesk (Sub-Human, to some) and it includes the origin of team-leader Cyclops, so this a must-have book for any fan of the ever-popular mutants. This one is a treat to behold when it's unblemished by such pesky detractors as noteworthy creases or spine-stresses. The Uncanny X-Men are already a household name around the globe, thanks in part to the smash-hit films and record-setting DVD sales and all the toys and videogames and statues and animation and action-figures and clothing and plethora of other licensed merchandise. There was yet another wildly popular big-budget mutant film out recently, with the DVD bringing in new fans around the world as we speak, and mutants are slated for more upcoming films... It doesn't get any more "Blue Chip" than this!
This incredible original first-print comic-book WILL find a new home, as the asking price is LOW and there is NO RESERVE!
ALWAYS SCARCE, NEAR MINT OR BETTER SPECIMENS OF THIS ORIGINAL TEAM ISSUE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SOUGHT OUT, YET COPIES ABOVE 9.2 ARE RARELY SIGHTED, AND THEY SEEM EXTINCT, ABOVE NM 9.4!
This historic comic is a real find in unrestored NM or better shape, as many copies had minute production flaws such as printing creases or Marvel Chipping, while others were read and re-read, time and time again, and with the glossy dark cover even the tiniest flaws seem magnified. However, this copy is spectacular, as it's super-clean and there is no noteworthy wear or aging, and it has precise printing registration.
And the gloss is excellent, too! This crushes most of the so-called "Mint" old comics I purchased over the decades back in the pre-CGC era. Good luck finding this level of eye appeal again in the future, as this beauty boasts deep rich uniform colors and a flat clean appearance, devoid of obvious problems, and the unusually clean bright logo just adds to the allure. (Our scanner makes it appear that there's lighter areas and hazy patches; But there are no such cloudy regions and no chips or scratches on the CGC holder, either.)
We are now offering many superb CGC X-MEN comics as well as many high-grade unslabbed vintage Marvel comics available via reasonable Fixed Prices, plus rare comic art; And we'll be offering hundreds of other collectable comics in the next few months. Check out our ebay items regularly!
A lot has happened with Marvel comics in the almost-half-century since this came out, adding more allure to the fabled vintage issues such as this; so I don't suggest waiting around until these crucial books have gone through the roof.... High-grade specimens of this less-common number are always in demand, but are virtually unseen in the market, in such stellar condition with superior structure like this!
This is an investment that you can show and display proudly, without worrying about damage or degradation of the supple clean bone-white paper, thanks to the benefit of professional Comic Guaranty Corporation encapsulation. With demand that far exceeds supply, premium prices are likely to occur when a certified NM+ beauty such as this finally surfaces on ebay for the global market.
Great cover colors; And the gloss is phenomenal, which must be seen in person to be appreciated. If you are a discriminating Marvel collector, serious CGC-graded comics investor, or just a devout X-Men comic collector, and prefer unrestored books without significant flaws, then NOW is your brief window of opportunity. It looks less appealing in the disappointing picture, with lots of glare and darkness from our scanner, ~but in person the book looks spectacular and the super bright colors really leap out at you!
The conservative Overall CGC Universal Grade is an incredible Near Mint PLUS; --it looks new from outside the clear plastic CGC case!
This extra bright clean copy sports the Blue Unrestored CGC Label; --And the CGC case has no scuffs or cracks or scratches in the crystal-clear case.
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We are prompt shippers & secure packagers, expect to be pleased.
ASKING PRICE IS LOW AND THERE IS NO RESERVE!
This auction includes:
X-Men #41 CGC 9.6 with Off-White to White Pages.
VERY RARE IN BETTER-THAN-NEAR-MINT CONDITION.
THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF GROTESK THE SUBMUMAN.
CGC 9.8's HAVE EVER SURFACED IN THE MARKET, IN ALL THESE YEARS!
SCARCER UNCANNY X-MEN ISSUE FROM THE SIXTIES!
SUPERB CUT AND ALIGNMENT!
PERHAPS A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME CHANCE FOR SOME LUCKY EBAYER TO GET THAT LAST UPGRADE!?
Published by Marvel Comics in late 1967 as the February, 1968, first-printing.
This comic contains fresh bone white pages, with deep rich colors and great printing registration on both the front and back covers. Sorry about the glare-filled images, due to our scanner and the thick protective CGC case; The actual item looks fabulous and has uniform bright colors that you must see in person to appreciate.
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