91124: Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics #nn (Easter
Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics #nn (Eastern Color, 1933) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. This is the second comic book ever published, and considering that was nearly 80 years ago, this is quite a nice copy! Gerber's The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books rates the issue an "8" or "rare". The comic never actually hit newsstands -- publisher M. C. Gaines, the "father of the comic book," marketed it to various retailers to use as a promotional giveaway for their customers. At that early date, nobody knew if people would actually pay ten cents for one of these staple-bound things! The content consists of reprints of popular strips of the day, with Mutt and Jeff, Reg'lar Fellers, Joe Palooka, and the like appearing. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,623; VF 8.0 value = $3,950. CGC census 4/12: 3 in 7.0, 7 higher.