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Whiz Comics #2 (#1) (Fawcett, 1940) CGC Apparent NM- 9.2 Extensive (P) Off-white to white pages. This is the only restored copy graded above 8.0, and the highest-graded unrestored copy is 8.5. A very significant book, this is the origin and first appearance of Captain Marvel, who soon would become the bestselling superhero on the stands, bar none (that's right Superman, we said bar none). This is also the first Fawcett comic book to hit newsstands, and it's got the first appearances of Dr. Sivana, Golden Arrow, Dan Dare, Lance O'Casey, Spy Smasher and Ibis (a couple of whom later starred in their own titles). C. C. Beck cover and art.
CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cover cleaned, interior lightened, reinforced." Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $7,100; VG 4.0 value = $14,200; FN 6.0 value = $21,300; VF 8.0 value = $42,000; VF/NM 9.0 value = $71,000; NM- 9.2 value = $100,000.