This is the actual, vintage Golden Age comic book published by Eastern Color Printing in February, 1942. This is the 91st issue of what is generally considered to be THE FIRST regularly published continuing comic book in the US. This 64 page comic is complete, tight and flat. I have always suspected that the cover (which is clean, somewhat glossy and in very good shape) is actually a high-quality color copy of some sort, although the book was sold to me as 100% authentically vintage. The interiors, which are obviously authentic are also in great shape, so it is also possible this was some sort of file copy that had been stowed safely away for many decades. Famous Funnies is another title whose success was in reprinting popular newspaper strips, which included Buck Rogers, Connie, Dickie Dare, Invisible Scarlet O’Neil, Scorchy Smith, Napoleon, and Oakie Doaks- and they are all here- but the gem in this issue is a unique Eastern Color superhero, Fearless Flint the Flintman, as drawn by Golden Age Wonder Woman artist H. G. Peter. I am not a professional comic grader, I am simply selling some comics out of my collection, so I’m going to list this books’ defects as best I can. Please check the photos that go with this listing for more details on it’s relative condition. As mentioned earlier, The cover is in great condition for a GA book. It was apprently put on the book slightly offcenter, so it trimmed with a slight (1/32″) white margin from about 4″ up from the bottom to the top right corner. There are three slight tears in from the spine near the top staple that show a bit of white on the red background. There is also a 1/8″ X 1/4″ dark irregular stain near the top left corner, and several wrinkle-folds at the upper right corner; one about 3/4″ in and another 1/4″ in. There are two slight tears (1/16″ to 1/8″ in) along the right edge of the cover, one halfway down, and the second 3/4 of the way down. There is also a 1/2″ piece of invisible tape on the inside front cover over one of these tears, to keep it from spreading. Bottom right corner is slightly rounded, but the whole bottom edge is mostly straight and smooth until it reaches the spine, where there is a slight compression “crunch”. Interiors are in nice shape; virtually no browning to the paper at all, though some slight compression crunching 1/2″ in on the upper right corner. The centerfold is loose from the staples and the right edge of same is slightly ragged from handling the book while it’s displaced. Otherwise, there is no other damage to any of the interior pages. Back cover is clean, smooth and has some gloss, but their is a bit of compression crunch at the upper left corner, 4-5 minor spider creases (showing white) coming in from the spine, and a 1″ tear up from the bottom about 1/2″ in from the spine. Overall, a pretty good looking copy of a 1942 book. A decent disply piece.
Actual comic book cover was scanned flat to minimize light glare, rest of book images for this auction were digitally photographed. If you need more photos, please ask.
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