Opportunities like this one are few and far between. Major significance is attached to this classic Silver Age origin and first few appearances run. Making their debut 11/61, the Fantastic Four was Marvel’s first super-hero comic book team since the Gold Age. All (5) of the offered issues are CGC graded as follows: #1 origin and 1st appearance of the Fantastic Four and villain Mole Man “CGC 1.5”; #2 1st appearance of the Skrulls and 2nd appearance of the F.F. “CGC 1.5”; #3 F.F. don costumes and establish headquarters, 1st appearance of Miracle Man “CGC 1.8”; #4 1st Silver Age appearance of the Sub-Mariner “CGC 1.5”; #5 origin and 1st appearance of Dr. Doom, full page ad for Hulk #1 “CGC 2.0”. This lot has a reserve. Estimated at $4,500-$6,000. More on our website.
For all intents and purposes these are the issues that launched the Silver Age for the Marvel Group, cementing their esteemed recognition in comic book history. Issues #1, #2, #4 and #5 have repeatedly showed up on Overstreet’s “Top 20 Silver Age Comics” list and #3 is reported as the 25th most valuable comic of the period. Additionally these issues appear on every top S.A. list discovered by extensive research. A timely reboot of the Fantastic Four movie franchise will hit theaters on 8/7/15 just as this current auction comes to a close, paving the way for potential overnight increases in value for these revered key issues.