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Marvel's Fantastic Four #53, 1966 (Origin of Black Panther)

Fantastic Four #53 (Marvel, 1966), "The Way It Began..." written by Stan Lee with art by Jack Kirby. Approximately a 4.5 according to typical comic (CGC style) grading guidelines (see condition section for more details). This comic includes the origin story for the Black Panther as well as the first and only appearance of the Black Panther's father, T'Chaka (first appears and dies in flashback scene). Dimensions: 10 1/4"h x 6 3/4"w. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $25.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 


The comic book is about a 4.5 on the typical grading scale, the equivalent of "very good +" condition. The comic overall shows signs of wear and has a number of minor defects. All text is legible, the illustrations are vibrant, and the pages are off-white. Signs of wear to the cover include light creasing and damage along the spine and the edges along with some staining which is only visible on the interior of the cover page. The front bottom right of the cover is creased and there is another light crease about 1" long that runs alongside the issue number. The reverse is somewhat dirty and there is a small mark at the bottom edge near the left side of the page. All pages (including advertisements) are present and whole. 

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Estimate: $50 - $100
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