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Gold Age Comic Book Lot of (2) with Human Torch #38 & C.C. Beck Signed Captain Marvel

Lot Number 1559

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Long before there were The Fantastic Four, The Avengers or the Marvel Comics Group for that matter, there was Timely Comics and its "Big 3" super-heroes, Captain America, the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner. One of these first generation heroes fires up this lot of (2) Gold Age comic books.


In his first iteration, the Human Torch was an android with an alter-ego identity as New York City policeman Jim Hammond. Introduced in 1939, the original HT appeared in first Timely Comics and then in the re-branded Atlas Comics. His Timely-Atlas run came to an end in August of 1954 with issue #38. Here we have a copy of this Gold Age HT final issue comic, which also includes a separate Sub-Mariner story. This long-secluded example remains very pleasing with a bright glossy cover, to merit a respectable grade of (VG+).

Also present is a coverless copy of Captain Marvel Adventures #85 "Freedom Train" from June, 1948. The staples of this Gold Age classic are located 1/2" in from the spine and pass through only the first half  of the book and other than a crease at bottom right, the pages remain clean and supple with off-white toning. HOF artist and long-time Captain Marvel contributor C.C. Beck has signed at the bottom of the first page with ("9") potency. Comes with PSA/DNA Pre-Certified letter.

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