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Esquire Comics - Issue: Captain America Comics #57
Issue Date: July 1946
Publisher: Timely Comics
Era/Age:: Golden/Atom

Grade: 8.5/VF+
Grade Service:
Page Condition: Off-White to White
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Price: $1,000
Status: SOLD!

Description: Captain America appears in three stories in this issue, with one each drawn by Bob Powell, Vince Alascia, and Al Avison. The Human Torch stars in a backup feature, drawn by Carmine Infantino. The cover art is credited to Alascia.

CONDITION: This is another brilliant, gorgeous copy whose eye appeal greatly outshines its actual condition. As with the #49, I have no hesitation to place this book as a VF+ (or slightly higher to some), which is not to say it does not have some potential flexibility in grade. The spine is extremely tight but there is nubbing at the corners and the slightest tear in the upper left. Similarly, however, this is a qualified grade as the centerfold and one additional leaf has separated from the staple. Again, this doesn't personally bother me and I bought the book knowing this to be the case. Others may feel differently. But unlike the #49 I am also selling these pages could absolutely be reattached by opening the staple. By definition this would constitute "restoration", though frankly I wouldn't treat it as a restored book from a value standpoint under those circumstances. Again, that may just be me. This book's cover colors are even better than the #49 and the gloss is fantastic (again, my scanner can not capture the deep bright colors and gloss that this book maintains). And the PQ is at least OW/W and perhaps White.

Oh, and the GA smell!

Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $465.00; VF 8.0 value = $969.00; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,610.00.

Although in the same price grouping as the #49, this issue generally sells for a higher price, and it deserves to!

Front Cover: Captain America Comics #57
Back Cover: Captain America Comics #57

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