TOP GRADED 12-CENT FANTASTIC FOUR COMIC!
This super-bright clean comic-book was professionally graded by CGC and boasts phenomenal eye appeal. The colors are deep, and the logo is blazing red against a snowy-white background, and this is also a tough issue to get with flat-out white pages like this.
BID AGGRESSIVELY, AS THIS HISTORIC MARVEL COMIC IS A RATHER EARLY ISSUE FROM THE VERY FIRST MARVEL SILVER-AGE SUPERHERO SERIES.
THIS ONE HAS A FRESH-OFF-THE-PRESS LOOK ABOUT IT, AND THE COLORS AND GLOSS ARE A SPECTACLE TO BEHOLD! PLUS, THIS IS A WHITE-COVER BOOK, MAKING FINDING COPIES THAT ARE NICER THAN NEAR MINT EXTRA DIFFICULT, AND VERY FEW COPIES OF ANY GRADE CAN COMPETE WITH THE SUPER WHITE LOGO AND HEAVY GLOSS THAT THIS COPY EXHIBITS. (So if you miss this chance, you may be waiting quite some time for another 9.8, and even then, another NM/MINT 9.8 would likely fall short of this lustrous white-paged gem.)
THIS ISSUE BOASTS A GREAT COVER BY JACK KIRBY THAT IS RECOGNIZED AS A CLASSIC. THIS ICONIC IMAGE, SHOWING THE HUMAN TORCH AND THING AND MR. FANTASTIC AND INVISIBLE WOMAN FIGHTING AGAINST THE MAD THINKER'S ANDROID.
THIS COMIC HAS ALL THE HALLMARKS OF KEEPER, WITH THE PHENOMENAL GLOSS AND BLINDING-BRIGHT COLORS; PLUS NOTE THE PRECISE ALIGNMENT AND OF COURSE THE FACT THAT THE COVER IS NOT DINGY LIKE SOME OTHER HIGH-GRADE EXAMPLES. IN ADDITION, THIS DOESN'T HAVE AN ARRIVAL DATE, WHICH SOME LIKE-GRADED EXAMPLES HAVE. EXPECT TO BE THRILLED WITH THIS GEM, MUCH LIKE THE OTHER EXCEPTIONAL MARVEL COMICS WE ARE NOW OFFERING!
I've always wanted my high-grade Marvel 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 look like they were printed JUST RIGHT with attractive framing and deep color strike with accurate registration and sharp corners, and somehow they didn't pick up any date notations or intitials during the distribution process either, then you crave books of this caliber and you already know how seldom these opportunities arise.
STUNNING RED LOGO AGAINST A WHITE BACKGROUND, WITH AN AWESOME COVER BY THE 'KING'.
IF YOU ARE A LONG-TERM COLLECTOR OF HIGH GRADE VINTAGE COMICS, THEN YOU KNOW THAT THIS FIRST EVER MARVEL SILVER-AGE SERIES HAS EMERGED AS ONE OF THE MORE POPULAR TITLES OF ALL TIME, AND A TRUE BLUE CHIP IN HIGH GRADE SHAPE. IN MOST YEARS ZERO COPIES CHANGED HANDS IN SUCH NICE SHAPE; AND ON THOSE TWO TOTAL OCCASIONS WHEN A COMPARABLE COPY (9.8) DID SURFACE, IT HAS COMMANDED EITHER $2,395 AND $3,125; OF COURSE, NOT ALL COPIES CONTAIN SNOWY-WHITE PAGES.
This book is well known to fans and dealers alike, as the landmark key featuring the FF by the top creators of the period, STAN LEE and JACK KIRBY, nuff said.
The clean pale background of the cover provides great contrasts and is a treat to behold when the cover is unblemished by such pesky detractors as noteworthy creases or spine-stresses. These characters are already household names 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. The F.F. and other Marvel superheroes are appearing in major upcoming films too... It doesn't get any more "Blue Chip" than this!
This unsurpassed original first-print comic-book WILL find a new home, as the Buy It Now price is LOW and there is NO RESERVE!
ALWAYS SCARCE, NEAR MINT OR BETTER SPECIMENS OF THIS LANDMARK TWELVE-CENT ISSUE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SOUGHT OUT, YET OUR BUY IT NOW PRICE IS SET WAY
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 white 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 common problems such as print-creases and miscuts and pre-Marvel chips, and the unusually clean bright logo just adds to the allure.
We are now offering many superb CGC Marvel comics, 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 past 44 years since this gem 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 hot Kirby-cover issue are always in demand, but are almost never available in the market, in such well-preserved condition with incredible luster & eye appeal like this!
This is an investment that you can show and display proudly, without worrying about damage or degradation of the nice supple clean snowy white paper, thanks to the benefit of professional Comic Guaranty Corporation encapsulation. With demand that far exceeds supply, premium prices often occur when a top certified beauty such as this reaches the market. Most comparable gems are already locked up in serious collections, unlikely to surface for the foreseeable future, so this rare offering of a legit unrivalled copy containing snowy-white paper is a rare opportunity indeed.
Great cover colors; And the gloss is phenomenal, which must be seen in person to be appreciated. If you are a discriminating Marvel silver-age collector, serious CGC-graded comics investor, or just a devout Mister Fantastic or Johnny Storm 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, ~but in person the book looks spectacular and the super bright colors really leap out at you!
The conservative Overall CGC Universal Grade is NEAR MINT/MINT; --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.
* PEDIGREE QUALITY GEM *
We are prompt shippers & secure packagers, expect to be pleased.
ASKING PRICE IS LOW AND THERE IS NO RESERVE!
This auction includes:
FANTASTIC FOUR #71 CGC 9.8 with WHITE Pages.
THE F.F. TANGLE WITH THE MAD THINKER'S KILLER ANDROID.
Classic JACK KIRBY Cover.
STAN LEE AND JACK KIRBY MASTERPIECE.
TOUGH TO FIND IN NM/MINT SHAPE WITH WHITE PAGES.
Published by Marvel Comics in late 1967 as the February, 1968, first-printing.
This comic contains fresh supple clean snow white pages, with very deep rich colors and great printing registration on both the front & back covers. Sorry about the glare-filled image, due to our scanner and the thick protective CGC case; The actual item looks fabulous and has uniform ultra-bright colors that you simply must see in person to appreciate.
KEY COMICS is a Power(GOLD)Seller and CBM Market Reporter and Authorized CGC Member Dealer that has specialized in Mail-Order Comics for over twenty years;
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