What started as a "Journey Into Mystery" turned out to be one of Marvel Comics' greatest super-heroes. Chief among the warriors of Asgard, the Mighty Thor made his first appearance in this Journey Into Mystery #83 comic book. Published way back in August of 1962, this major key first appearance issue holds a firm spot on the list of top Silver Age comic books, with demand in all grades at an all-time high. Seen battling the omnipotent Thanos earlier this year in the fourth highest grossing film of all-time "Avengers: Infinity War", Thor has attained supreme popularity in the comic book realm and the Marvel Universe is buzzing at hyper-speed in anticipation of the 2019 Avengers sequel.
Pulled from a collection that has been held in deep storage since the 1960s, this prime condition comic appeared to be unread upon initial examination by the H&S staff. Proof that this new to the market example is of fantastic quality soon arrived in the form of a 9.0 grade assigned by the reputable people at CGC. This VF-NM rating is good for a CGC Census rank as "1/14" at the 9.0 tier, with a total of 18 higher out of a Universal Grade population of 1,218 copies of this mega-important issue, which positions as a true blue chip investment. Label notations include "Off-White to White Pages, Stan Lee story, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko art, Jack Kirby cover, Origin and 1st appearance of Thor (Doctor Don Blake)". More on our website.
Research revealed two other examples at this level currently available online, with one offered at $115,000 and the other offered at $100,000 even. Fair Market Value for this comic as a 9.0 is cited as $75,000 and all of these great big numbers indicate that the starting point here for this example is as reasonable as you are likely to encounter anywhere, ever. Bring down the thunder as you join the bidding war for this elite Silver Age comic book starring one of the leading characters in the Marvel Universe.
In case you are wondering if there's more the answer is yes, our fortunate consignor maintained a sizeable collection of Silver Age comic books in careful storage since the 1960s. This amazing new to the market collection is being offered by H&S in our November, 2018 and February, 2019 auctions. All major key issues will be graded by CGC and offered on an individual basis, while the balance will be offered in groups of various size, from a few issues to a large "balance of collection" lot. Please review our Americana/Comics category for both auction dates noted above to view this truly impressive collection.