A proving ground in the comic book format, DC's "Showcase" title introduced dozens of characters during its 14-year run from 1956-1970. This venerable anthology series was created to test reader reaction to a lengthy roster of potential heroes, including those featured in this CGC graded lot of (6) 1960s issues, with:
#55 (VG 4.0) First appearance of Gold Age Green Lantern in the Silver Age and first Silver Age appearance of Solomon Grundy
#57 (VG- 3.5) Fourth appearance of Enemy Ace
#58 (FN-VF 7.0) Fifth appearance of Enemy Ace
#60 (FN 6.0) First Silver Age appearance of The Spectre
#61 (FN-VF 7.0) Second Silver Age appearance of The Spectre
#64 (VG 4.0) Third Silver Age appearance of The Spectre
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 possessions, has decided they should be enjoyed by dedicated collectors. Many of the comics that 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."