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1940 New York World's Fair CGC 3.5 VG- Restored - Superman, Batman & Robin First Cover Appearance

Lot Number 1307

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While millions of visitors could explore "the world of tomorrow" at the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair, the folks at DC gave attendees a glimpse at a fascinating fictional world unlike anything on display at the two-year exhibition held in Flushing. Superman and Batman first went into print in 1938 and 1939 respectively, and it's a true testament to their meteoric rise in popularity that seminal super-heroes made appearances on the front covers of both the 1939 and 1940 editions of "New York World's Fair Comics".


Offered here is the 1940 edition, which has recently returned from CGC grading submission with a respectable designation of (3.5, Slight C-1 restoration). A rare Gold Age issue to be sure, this ancient publication is graced by a trio of heroes making their first cover appearance together. Superman, Batman and Robin are depicted in their iconic costumes standing in front on the World's Fair's futuristic Trylon and Perisphere structures.


This colorful issue is encapsulated in a CGC Restored Grade holder, with the following label notations: "3.5, Slight (C-1), Cream to Off-White Pages, Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover, (Tape on cover), 1st appearance of Superman, Batman and Robin on the same cover, Last issue, Siegel, Fox and Finger stories, Flessel, Burnley, Gustavson and Kane art, Jack Burnley cover".

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