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Marvel Comics #1

Origin Sub-Mariner by Bill Everett (first newsstand appearance); First 8 pages were produced for Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1; Introduction of Human Torch by Carl Burgos, Kazar the Great (First Tarzan clone) & Jungle Terror (only appearance); Introduc
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  • Condition
    Date Sold
  • CGC Universal 1.0 (FR)
    May 10, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Dec 8, 2017
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Nov 29, 2017
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Nov 17, 2016
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 9.4 (NM)
    Aug 31, 2016
  • CGC Restored 0.5 (PR)
    Oct 1, 2015
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Aug 27, 2015
  • CBCS Certified - Blue (Restored) 8.0 (VF)
    Jun 3, 2015
  • CGC Universal 0.5 (PR)
    May 28, 2015
  • CGC Restored 9.4 (NM)
    Mar 26, 2015
  • CGC Universal 0.5 (PR)
    Mar 26, 2015
  • CGC Restored 0.5 (PR)
    Dec 4, 2014
  • CGC Signature Series 9.4 (NM)
    Sep 28, 2014
  • CGC Restored 9.4 (NM)
    Jun 3, 2014
  • CGC Restored 6.0 (FN)
    May 15, 2014
  • CGC Restored 8.0 (VF)
    Feb 21, 2013
  • CGC Universal 7.5 (VF-)
    Feb 22, 2012
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Feb 24, 2011
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Aug 5, 2010
  • CGC Restored 6.0 (FN)
    May 20, 2010
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    May 20, 2010
  • CGC Restored 9.0 (VF/NM)
    Feb 25, 2010
  • CGC Restored 6.5 (FN+)
    Feb 25, 2010
  • CGC Universal 9.0 (VF/NM)
    Feb 25, 2010
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Nov 19, 2009
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Nov 19, 2009
  • CGC Restored 9.2 (NM-)
    May 21, 2009
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    May 21, 2009
  • CGC Universal 8.5 (VF+)
    Feb 26, 2009
  • CGC Restored 6.5 (FN+)
    Feb 26, 2009
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Feb 26, 2009
  • CGC Restored 7.5 (VF-)
    May 22, 2008
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Nov 15, 2007
  • CGC Universal 9.0 (VF/NM)
    Aug 3, 2007
  • CGC Universal 1.5 (FR/GD)
    Aug 10, 2006
  • CGC Universal 9.0 (VF/NM)
    Jan 19, 2006
  • CGC Universal 9.0 (VF/NM)
    Oct 14, 2005
  • CGC Universal 8.5 (VF+)
    Aug 13, 2005
  • CGC Universal 2.0 (GD)
    Feb 9, 2005
  • CGC Restored 6.5 (FN+)
    Feb 9, 2005
  • CGC Universal 1.5 (FR/GD)
    Apr 3, 2004
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Feb 7, 2004
  • CGC Restored 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Feb 7, 2004
  • CGC Universal 8.5 (VF+)
    Mar 6, 2003
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Oct 10, 2002
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Oct 10, 2002
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Jul 4, 2002
  • CGC Universal 2.0 (GD)
    Mar 15, 2002

CGC® Census

Data provided courtesy of the CGC Census.
Grade Total Universal Top Qualified Top Signature Top Restored Top
10.0 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.9 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.8 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.6 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.4 2 0 - 0 - 0 - 2 6.1%
9.2 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.0 3 2 7.4% 0 - 0 - 1 9.1%
8.5 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
8.0 4 1 11.1% 0 - 0 - 3 18.2%
7.5 5 2 18.5% 0 - 0 - 3 27.3%
7.0 8 1 22.2% 0 - 0 - 7 48.5%
6.5 4 1 25.9% 0 - 0 - 3 57.6%
6.0 9 4 40.7% 0 - 0 - 5 72.7%
5.5 2 0 - 0 - 0 - 2 78.8%
5.0 1 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 81.8%
4.5 4 2 48.1% 0 - 0 - 2 87.9%
4.0 2 2 55.6% 0 - 0 - 0 -
3.5 2 1 59.3% 0 - 0 - 1 90.9%
3.0 2 2 66.7% 0 - 0 - 0 -
2.5 2 2 74.1% 0 - 0 - 0 -
2.0 2 1 77.8% 0 - 0 - 1 93.9%
1.8 1 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 97.0%
1.5 1 1 81.5% 0 - 0 - 0 -
1.0 2 1 85.2% 0 - 0 - 1 100.0%
0.5 4 4 100.0% 0 - 0 - 0 -
Total 60 27   0   0   33  

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Key Issue
Origin Sub-Mariner by Bill Everett (first newsstand appearance); First 8 pages were produced for Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1; Introduction of Human Torch by Carl Burgos, Kazar the Great (First Tarzan clone) & Jungle Terror (only appearance); Introduc
Publisher
Marvel
Store Date
September 30, 1939
Cover Price
$0.10
Editing
Martin Goodman
Script
Carl Burgos, Ray Gill?, Bill Everett, Ray Gill, Fred Schwab
Pencils
Frank R. Paul, Carl Burgos, Paul Gustavson, Bill Everett, Al Anders, Art Pinajian, Sam Gilman, Ben Thompson, Fred Schwab
Inks
Frank R. Paul, Carl Burgos, Paul Gustavson, Bill Everett, Al Anders, Art Pinajian, Sam Gilman, Ben Thompson, Fred Schwab
Letters
most typeset, Carl Burgos, Bill Everett, typeset, Fred Schwab
Issue Notes
Indicia (transcription courtesy of Frank Motler): Vol.1, No.1, MARVEL COMICS, Oct., 1939 Published monthly by Timely Publications, publication office, 81 Spring St., Newark, N. J. Executive office, 330 W. 42nd St., New York, N. Y. Art and editorial by Funnies Incorporated, 45 W. 45th St., New York, N. Y. Application for entry as Second Class Matter pending at the Post Office at Newark, N. J. Yearly subscription in U. S. and Canada, $1.50; elsewhere $2.00. No actual person is named or delineated in this magazine. Copyright, 1939 by Timely Publications. Printed in U.S.A. Vol.1, No. 1, MARVEL COMICS, Nov., 1939 [The final repetition of the volume/issue/title number with the Nov. date is present only on the 2nd printing. Some but not all issues of the second printing reportedly had the October information at least partially blacked out.] According to Rip at the collector-society.com boards, the print runs were 80,000 on the October edition and 800,000 on the November edition.
GCIN
107202

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  • 1939 49 Sales FMV Pending
    Origin Sub-Mariner by Bill Everett (first newsstand appearance); First 8 pages were produced for Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1; Introduction of Human Torch by Carl Burgos, Kazar the Great (First Tarzan clone) & Jungle Terror (only appearance); Introduc