A major comic book star during the WWII Era, Captain America was revived in the Avengers #4 issue, dated March, 1964. Later that year Cap moved into the title Tales of Suspense, sharing space with Iron Man until 1968, when both of the Avengers leaders got their own titles. Here we have the first (2) 1964 Tales of Suspense issues to feature the good Captain, with: #58 classic cover with Captain America battling Iron Man, Cap's 1st appearance in this title and also the 2nd appearance of Kraven the Hunter CGC (VG-FN 5.0); and #59 Iron Man and Captain America double feature begins, Cap's 1st Silver Age solo story and introduction of the Avengers butler Jarvis, CGC (FN- 5.5). These classic key issues also feature the artwork of the brilliant Jack Kirby, along with Don Heck on both and George Tuska on #58 only.
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 passing last year, at which point his collection was bequeathed to a longtime friend, who though reluctant to let go of his friend's nostalgic possessions, 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".