Once of the scarcest early Marvel key issues.... 1st appearance and origin of The Fantastic Four. First Marvel superhero group comic since the Timely books. First silver age appearance of The Human Torch; First appearance and origin of Moleman.With all that, it is a low grade copy that is missing the covers and some interior pages. It has 6 total pages each side of the center staple.
It is definitely missing the centerfold wrap. It is missing the last page of the book, but not the corresponding page #1 from the same wrap.
The story pages that ARE there are pages 1-12 in the first half of the book and 16-25 in the last half of the book, which includes the last story page. So really the missing centerfold excludes story pages 13, 14, & 15. Bottom line there is the equivalent of 2 wraps missing, but really only the centerfold wrap and then two single pages (one from each side). Despite the page and cover issues, the book has some extra staples and the first page is barely held to the rest of the interior at an extra staple. There are edge chips and tears throughout the book but no remaining pages have large pieces out that affect storyline.
The interior also has a large 1 1/2 inch horizontal tear through entire book spine about 1/3 way up from bottom. The pages there are supple, creamy to off-white, with some light surface soiling to exposed areas. Have incomplete copies of FF2 & FF4 coming too. The item "Fantastic Four #1, 1961, KEY! Origin & 1st appearance of FF coverless" is in sale since Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
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