HIGH GRADE GREEN LANTERN #76, A MEGA-KEY ISSUE!
This bright clean comic-book was strictly graded by CGC and boasts phenomenal eye appeal.
THIS MAJOR MILESTONE OF THE HOBBY IS CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE THE VERY FIRST BRONZE-AGE COMIC, UNSHERING IN AN ERA WITH GRITTIER AND DEEPER WRITING, MORE LIKELY TO APPEAL TO A MATURE ADULT READER, AND WITH STORYLINES WITH SOCIAL AND POLITICAL RELEVENCE. IT ALSO THE FIRST ISSUE BY THE INIMITABLE ADAMS, AND FEATURES A CLASSIC NEAL ADAMS COVER WITH GREEN LANTERN AND GREEN ARROW SHARING THE COVER AND LOGO FOR THE FIRST TIME. IT'S TOUGH TO GET ABOVE VERY FINE/NEAR MINT, ~NOT TO MENTION THE HEAVY GLOSS THAT THIS BEAUTY RETAINS!
THIS VINTAGE DC COMIC IS THE MOST VALUABLE REGULAR EDITION COMIC BOOK FROM THE SEVENTIES, WITH ONLY TWO RARE PRICE-VARIANTS LISTING FOR HIGHER VALUES ACCORDING TO THE OVERSTREET COMIC-BOOK PRICE GUIDE.
GREEN LANTERN HAS DEVELOPED INTO ONE OF THE TRUE ICONS OF AMERICAN POP CULTURE, AND THESE ADAMS-ADORNED ISSUES WITH A FIFTEEN CENT COVER-PRICE ARE AMONG THE MOST BELOVED.
STUNNING GREEN AND WHITE LOGO, WITH AN AWESOME DARK GREEN COVER SHOWING GREEN ARROW USING HIS BOW AND ARROW TO SHATTER GREEN LANTERN'S MAGICAL LANTERN!
THIS ALSO FEATURES GREAT INTERIOR ART BY ADAMS.
This long running series is one of the more influential, running for decades and becoming much more unpredictable and less 'comic', with often graphic and shocking content, after Neal Adams came on board with this iconic book. The dark edges of the cover provide great contrasts and it is a treat to behold when it's unblemished by such pesky detractors as soiling or obvious creases. Green Lantern & Green Arrow are both household names with all the toys and videogames and statues and animation and action-figures and clothing and the plethora of other licensed merchandise. Green Lantern was a smash hit star at theaters in recent years, and he'll be starring in more films including other heroes (J.L.A.) and Arrow has his own hit TV series, bringing the the love of these iconic heroes to still another generation of fans around the world... It doesn't get much more "Blue Chip" than this!
Each item is securely-boxed, with plenty of protective packaging material.
This incredible original first-print comic-book WILL find a new home, as the asking price is LOW and there is NO RESERVE!
ALWAYS POPULAR, BUT INCREASINGLY RARE, UNRESTORED HIGH-GRADE SPECIMENS OF THIS OLD 15-CENTER ARE ONLY GETTING HOTTER!
This historic comic is a real find in unrestored VF+ or better shape, as some copies had production flaws such as printing creases or scuffs or distributor ink, and most examples were read and re-read, time and time again, and with the glossy dark-edged cover even the tiniest flaws seem magnified. However, this copy is spectacular, as it's lustrous and clean and there is no distracting major wear or obvious aging, and it has precise printing registration.
And many copies we've sold were not aligned correctly and/or had poor centering, while this gem is a standout in those departments. And the gloss is excellent, too! This crushes many of the "Near 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 and chips, and the deep gloss is a bonus. In the scans, there are reflections and glare, which is not evident when viewing the actual book in person.
We are also now offering other nice CGC vintage 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 Green Lantern in the 45 years since this epic came out, adding more allure to the fabled 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 issue are always in demand, but are not always available in the market, in such well-preserved condition with incredible luster and deep colors like this!
This is an investment that you can show and display proudly, without worrying about damage or degradation of the nice supple clean bone-white paper, thanks to the benefit of professional Comic Guaranty Corporation encapsulation. With demand that exceeds supply, premium prices often occur when a certified beauty such as this reaches the market.
Great cover colors; And the gloss is phenomenal, which must be seen in person to be appreciated. If you are a discriminating GL or Arrow collector, serious CGC-graded comics investor, or just a devout silver-age or bronze-age 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 lines from our scanner, ~but in person the book looks spectacular and the super bright colors really leap out at you!
The Overall CGC Universal Grade is NEAR MINT; --it looks as if it's barely aged a day!
This extra bright clean copy sports the Blue Unrestored CGC Label; --And the CGC case is nice, with no chips or cracks.
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We are prompt shippers & secure packagers, expect to be pleased.
BUY IT NOW PRICE IS LOW AND THERE IS NO RESERVE!
This auction includes:
GREEN LANTERN #76 CGC 9.4 Condition with Off-White to White Pages.
NEAL ADAMS STORY ART. DENNY O'NEIL STORY. NEAL ADAMS COVER.
THE LANDMARK ISSUE THAT USHERED IN THE CULT-CLASSIC 'BRONZE-AGE' OF COMICS!
GREEN LANTERN AND GREEN ARROW STORIES BEGIN!
SCARCE ABOVE 9.2!
PERFECT CENTERING AND ULTRA-DEEP COLOR STRIKE!
Published by D. C. Comics in late 1969 as the March, 1970, first-printing.
This comic contains fresh supple clean pages, with very deep rich colors and great printing registration on both the front & back covers. Even the staples are still shiny! Sorry about the mediocre images, due to our scanner and the thick protective CGC case; The actual item looks fabulous and has uniform ultra-bright colors that you 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 a quarter-century;
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