in which the strip was drawn at a full page, its largest – realized $50,787, while an electrifying Jack Davis Tales From the Crypt #40 "Pearly to Dead" Original Cover Art (EC, 1954), featuring one of the most gruesome ghouls ever put down on paper, realized $47,800.
Further highlights from the auction include, but are not limited to:
The nicest copy of this Golden Age blockbuster that Heritage has offered in more than two years. In its highest grade this comic is ranked fourth on Overstreet's Top 100 Golden Age Books List. The creative team of writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster built on their success with this new title, leaving no doubt about which superhero is the world's greatest, then and still. Realized: $40,331
Marvel Mystery Comics #2 Larson pedigree (Timely, 1939) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages: The second issue of the series that started it all for Timely/Atlas/Marvel is "rare" according to Overstreet, scarcer than the more famous Marvel Comics #1. This comic is tied with one other with the highest grade yet certified by CGC, and up close it makes an argument for an even higher grading. Realized: $38,837
This is the highest-graded copy of one of Overstreet's top 50 Golden Age comics, and was the subject of much pre-auction publicity due to the owner of this comic, Dave Luebke of Dave's Comics in Richmond, VA, selling the comic in protest of Archie #600, where everyone's favorite carrot-top proposes to socialite Veronica instead of blonde girl-next-door Betty. The price that this comic book was bound to, and ultimately did realize, probably also played a large role in the decision. Realized: $38,837
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