A 1966 1st Printing!!
Including the 1st appearance
of . . . The RHINO!!
by Stan Lee and John Romita
See the Grading Notes section (below) for complete information
on the condition of this beautifully-maintained classic issue!
Stored in a Mylar bag with an acid-free board
This issue has been bagged and boarded since purchase and (since 1990, when I learned about the superior results attainable with archival storage products and moved my entire collection into those products) it’s been preserved in a thick archival Mylar bag with a heavy-weight acid-free board, and stored in my smoke-free, pet-free, climate-controlled home. It has NEVER spent a single day in an attic, basement or storage unit. It was removed from its Mylar bag for the first time to be photographed and scanned for this listing!!
Thanks to careful selection and handling, and long-term storage in Mylar, and despite being nearly a half-century old, this issue STILL looks spectacularly good! It is an outstanding copy for its age!!
Grading Notes: I think it’s really frustrating to look at listings with pictures of clearly banged-up issues that sellers claim are NEAR MINT (or even MINT) just because they’re in a bag!! I try my best to grade strictly, based on Overstreet criteria. Taking into consideration, and balancing, ALL 21 of Overstreet’s individual grading criteria, I’ve evaluated this issue as being at least 9.2 Near Mint- (but PLEASE carefully examine the 12 high quality photos and scans, since grading is subject to individual opinion and the assignment of different weights to the 21 different criteria by different graders).
This issue has off-white to cream interior pages, none of the random pressure marks or indentations on the covers that careless readers frequently leave (and which seldom show up on scans), and nice square corners. Also, as a pleasant bonus, this issue has almost NONE of the small nicks and holes along the bottoms of the interior pages that are extremely common on Silver Age comics (as you can see in the photos and scans of representative pages which accompany this listing).
I’ve rated this copy below Near Mint primarily because of stresses along the spine (with tiny breaks in color) and a couple of very minor imperfections which break color in the interior portion of the cover (at the center of the bottom edge, below Rhino’s right knee, and on the outer edge of the rock blocking a full view of his left knee).
Note that the scans and photos used in this listing are not stock images. They are images of the exact copy being offered for bid. The scans show the front and back covers plus a sample interior page. The photos show the covers, all of the edges and three sample 2-page spreads (including the center 2 pages showing the staples which remain securely fastened and rust-free).
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This book will be packed extremely protectively in a HEAVY cardboard box, encased in a protective sheet of foam cushioning and surrounded by bubble-wrap and packing peanuts. It will be shipped with Signature Confirmation (as required by PayPal for purchases above $250) and insurance (for the FULL amount of the price paid by the Buyer).
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I’ll ship this issue by PRIORITY Mail for the shipping price quoted in the listing. I pack with EXTRA care to protect the items you buy!! I’ve carefully preserved this issue since the day it was purchased, and I’m not going to ship it without doing my best to ensure its protection! You’ll receive it in its MYLAR bag with an acid-free board and packed EXTRA protectively. I ship with USPS Tracking (Delivery Confirmation) within ONE Business Day of receiving cleared payment and provide you with tracking information THE SAME DAY!!
COMBINED SHIPPING COSTS WITH THE eBay CART:
I’ve set up my eBay CART so that - if you’ve put more than one item in the eBay CART and you pay for all the items at once during Check Out - you will be charged one LOW combined shipping fee. No matter how many items you pay for together during Check Out, you will be charged ONLY the highest shipping fee for any ONE item. For example, if you pay for 4 items together and the individual shipping fees are $5.95, $4.95, $3.95, and FREE, you will be charged a TOTAL of $5.95 for shipping.
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This is my fourth year selling on eBay, but I plan to be around for a LONG, LONG time!! I have 100% positive feedback because I treat buyers with the respect and the high level of customer-service they deserve.
My comics, magazines and books have never seen a basement or an attic. They have been boxed, or shelved, and kept in my climate-controlled, smoke-free, pet-free home. Unless noted in the listing, each comic, magazine or book I offer for sale is in Brand New Condition.
I’ve retired now, and selling on eBay is part of my retirement income. I’ve got a big closet full of packing materials and I’m dedicated to packing each order to prevent damage during shipping. You can put your faith in my listings and my interest in customer service. I want to make sure I have satisfied customers who will come back again AND recommend my listings to their friends! Buy with confidence!!
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