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Price: 17.00 USD

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The 1961 premere of this self-proclaimed : World’s Greatest Comic Magazine” usered in the Marvel Age of Comics. It all starts when Reed Richards, Susan Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm take part in a space launch. Everything goes perfectly until they are bombarded with cosmic rays. Their inadequately shielded spaceship does not protect them, and suddenly the four find themselves altered by the radiation. Reed’s body becomes elastic ; Susan finds herself able to turn invisible at will ; Ben becomes mutated into a the scaled-rock skined Thing ; and Johnny becomes a Human Torch. Together, they become The Fantastic Four. In the decades that followed, The FF has saved the world more times than can be counted and introduced readers to such legendary characters as The Inhumans, The Silver Surfer, Galactus, Doctor Doom and The Frightful Four. They’re Marvel’s longest-running team and a pivotal force in the Marvel Universe.

The issues that followed would be remembered as Marvel classics. Here is an opportunity to own an affordable, super investment grade copy of these early Marvel “classics”, with only the most minor of imperfections allowable in this grade.
8.5 VERY FINE+ (VF+): Fits the criteria for Very Fine but with an additional virtue or small accumulation of virtues that improves the book’s appearance by a perceptible amount. An excellent copy with outstanding eye appeal. Sharp, bright and clean with supple pages. A comic book is this grade has the appearance of having been carefully handled. A limited accumulation of minor bindery/printing defects is allowed. Cover is relatively flat with minimal surface wear beginning to show, possibly including some minute wear at corners. Inks are generally bright with moderate to high reflectivity. An unnoticeable 1/4″ crease is acceptable if color is not broken. Stamped or inked arrival dates may be present. No obvious soiling, staining or other discoloration except for minor foxing. Spine is almost flat with no roll. Possible minor color break is allowed. Staples may show some discoloration. Very slight staple tears and a few almost very minor to minor stress lines may be present. No rust migration. In rare cases, a comic was not stapled at the bindery and therefore has a missing staple; this is not considered a defect. Any staple can be replaced on books up to Fine, but only vintage staples can be used on books from Very Fine to Near Mint. Mint books must have original staples. Paper is (no worse than) tan to cream and supple. No hint of acidity in the odor of the newsprint. Centerfold is mostly secure. Minor interior tears at the margin may be present.


I use The Official Overstreet Comic Book Grading Guide to evaluate and grade all my comics sold/auctioned on eBay.

    Creative Teams

    Scripts – John Byrne

    Cover art – John Byrne

    Inside art – John Byrne
    Story Titles


    Fantastic Four [Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]] (also in flashback); Sharon Selleck; Tiny (first appearance, resembles Li’l Abner); Emmett (first appearance); Chet Rollins (first appearance); Barnet White (first appearance); Roberta; Juliette D’Angelo; Grey Landers; Skrulls (flashback)


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