After WWII concluded, the comic book super-hero genre waned from its wartime peak. DC gave the genre a kickstart in 1960 with the introduction of the Justice League of America. A year later Marvel rebranded and launched the Fantastic Four team with great sucess. That move opened the door for a parade of popular super-heroes, that are now icons. Before Marvel started down the S-H trail, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and the rest of the merry Marvel madmen were churning out suspenseful tales of the bizarre and monstrous. One of Marvel's leading titles during the pivotal early-1960s, Strange Tales gave us just what the title implied. Known for prototype and first appearance issues, this treasured series gets a lot of respect from advanced collectors. All graded by CGC, this group of (4) 1961-1962 Strange Tales issues boasts both famous characters and respectable grades. In addition, all of the grading lables note covers and artwork by Kirby and Ditko.
#89 1st appearance of Fin Fang Foom CGC (GD- 1.8)
#92 Prototype issue with Ancient One and Ant-Man CGC (VG- 3.5)
#94 With creature similar to the Thing CGC (VG 4.0)
#95 Featuring "The Two-Headed Thing" CGC (VG 4.0)
This new to the market comic offering comes from the estate of a lifetime collector who purchased his collection at time of publication in the 1960s. One of sixty-six such comic book lots in the current H&S May, 2020 auction, these Silver Age classics were held by the original owner until his demise last year, at which point his collection was bequeathed to a longtime friend, who though reluctant to let go of his friend's nostalgic posessions, has decided they should be enjoyed by dedicated collectors. Those comics which are graded were submitted to CGC c.2001-2003 and along with those that are not graded, were lovingly stored for more than fifty years regardless of condition. Enjoy this vintage selection from the fabulous "Ford Collection".