HIGH GRADE GREEN LANTERN #1, 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 ONE OF THE VERY FIRST SILVER-AGE #1's, PRE-DATING SUCH FAMOUS COMICS AS JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 AND FANTASTIC FOUR #1 AND INCREDIBLE HULK #1 AND AMAZING FANTASY #15 WITH THE INTRO OF SPIDER-MAN, IT'S ALSO MORE ELUSIVE IN NICE SHAPE THAN THOSE OTHER EARLY SUPERHERO COMICS, WITH A PALTRY 14 TOTAL UNRESTORED COPIES EVER GRADING HIGHER THAN THIS BEAUTY (OUT OF ABOUT 750 TOTAL CERTIFIED, PROVING THIS IS A REAL 'CREAM OF THE CROP' EXAMPLE!) IT ALSO CONTAINS THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE UNIVERSE, WHICH WOULD LEAD LATER TO THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS.
TO PUT THE SCARCITY INTO PERSPECTIVE, OVER THE ENTIRE PAST HALF A DECADE, A GRAND TOTAL OF ZERO COPIES HAVE SURFACED IN THE MARKET IN THIS LOFTY GRADE. (NOTE, A RARE CGC 8.5 DID SURFACE BACK IN 2009, AND COMMANDED $9.5K.) AS FAR AS BETTER COPIES GO, THE LAST TIME A NON-PEDIGREE CGC 9.0 SURFACED WAS WAY BACK IN THE SUMMER OF 2010, AND IT BROKE $14K. SO DON'T TAKE THIS UNUSUAL OPPORTUNITY TO SCORE A WORLD-CLASS COPY LIGHTLY; IT'S TOUGH TO GET IN ANY UNRESTORED SHAPE ABOVE FINE, ~NOT TO MENTION THE HEAVY GLOSS THAT THIS STAND-OUT RETAINS!
THIS VINTAGE DC COMIC IS ONE OF THE MORE UNDERVALUED KEY FIRST ISSUES.
GREEN LANTERN HAS DEVELOPED INTO ONE OF THE TRUE ICONS OF AMERICAN POP CULTURE, AND THIS FIRST ISSUE WITH HIS FULL ORIGIN AND DISPLAYING A TEN CENT COVER-PRICE IS AMONG THE MOST BELOVED OF HIS COUNTLESS APPEARANCES.
STUNNING GREEN AND YELLOW LOGO, WITH AN AWESOME PALE COVER SHOWING GREEN LANTERN FACING OFF AGAINST A KILLER CLOWN!
THIS ALSO FEATURES GREAT INTERIOR ART BY GIL KANE AND MURPHY ANDERSON.
This long running series is one of the more influential, fueling the start of the silver-age with this coveted key book and then running for decades, becoming much more unpredictable and less 'comic', with often graphic and shocking content, after Neal Adams came on board in issue #76, which ushered in the 'bronze-age' of comics. The pale 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 and the JLA have become 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 co-starring other heroes (J.L.A.), bringing the the love of all 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 10-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 sky blue 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 some examples aren't aligned correctly and/or have poor centering, while this gem is a standout in those departments. And the gloss is excellent, too! 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 50+ 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 rarely 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 collector, serious CGC-graded comics investor, or just a devout silver-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 VERY FINE PLUS; --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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This auction includes:
GREEN LANTERN #1 CGC 8.5 Condition with Off-White Pages.
JOHN BROOME STORY, GIL KANE COVER. GIL KANE AND MURPHY ANDERSON STORY ART.
THE LANDMARK ISSUE THAT HELPED TO USHER IN THE CULT-CLASSIC 'SILVER-AGE' OF COMICS!
GREEN LANTERN GETS HIS OWN TITLE!
SCARCE ABOVE 7.5!
PERFECT CENTERING AND ULTRA-DEEP COLOR STRIKE!
Published by D. C. Comics as the July-August, 1960, 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.
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