Fantastic Four Annual #6 CGC 9.8 (1968) Marvel Comics. 53 Years old in Pristine Near Mint/Mint Condition.
Jack Kirby & Joe Sinnott Cover & Art. 1 of 8 in CGC 9.8. 1st Appearance of Annihilus and Franklin Richards. Two of the strongest in the entire Marvel Universe.
Franklin Richards is the son of Reed Richards and Sue Storm. (Mr Fantastic & Invisible Woman). Marvel classifies Franklin Richards as 1 of only 4 with Beyond Omega Level Powers. Near God like even at a young age.
Annihilus and Franklin Richards rival Galactus, The Living Tribunal, Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet, and almost any other Character or Super Team. An Intelligent Insectoid Race that inhabits the Negative Zone. 1st Appearance of the Cosmic Control Rod. A device that manipulates matter and energy and slows the aging process. It gives Annihilus control over virtually limitless Cosmic Energy.It augments the original power of beholders far beyond their normal capacity. The Cosmic Control Rod has the power of self resurrection if held for a long period of time. Sue Storm is about to give birth to Franklin Richards at any moment. Her life is at risk unless Reed Richards goes into the Negative Zone to find Element X. The Cosmic Control Rod contains the rare Element X that Reed requires. Annihilus wont part with it so easily. He's obsessed with immortality from the Cosmic Control Rod.
A battle ensues across the Negative Zone. Reed finds Himself trapped between a barrier of positive and negative matter. Annihilus forces Reed to hand over the Cosmic Control Rod, but not before He's able to siphon out a small amount of the Element X that's needed to save Sue and Franklin. Sue is now able to survive and gives birth to Franklin Richards. There were only 3 Copies in CGC 9.8 when I bought this back in 2018.
In 4 Years, only 5 additional copies have been added to 9.8. Some of those 5 also may have been pressed and cleaned higher. This is a Silver Age square bound book. Very hard to obtain in a 9.8.Compare this book to Fantastic Four #48 (1st Silver Surfer and Galactus). There are 39 Copies in CGC 9.8 of FF#48 compared to only 8 Copies of this Issue in 9.8.
The CGC Market has been undervalued for far too long compared to other Collectible Markets. Comic Books were also meant to be read.
Meaning that there's a lot less high grade examples waiting to be discovered. Most of the Golden Age and Silver Age Comics have been mined over and over again - further making finding high grade copies very hard to find. Comic Books are the original source material for the top grossing Super Hero Movies that Hollywood has been churning out.With each new Movie comes new interested Collectors & Investors. Sure there are riskier investments that may return more on investment, but CGC Comics are a much safer investment. This rare key issue is the 1st Appearance of two of the strongest Characters in Marvel's entire Lineup. He possessed near God-like powers even at a young age.
It's not a question of if, but rather - when will we see him appear in the MCU? This Issue also features the 1st appearance of Annihilus and the Cosmic Control Rod. Annihilus is Ruler of the Negative Zone who possesses the all mighty Cosmic Control Rod.
I believe that we may eventually see an Annihilation Event featuring Annihilus as the main Antagonist over multiple Movies. This book has already seen a sale of 33k and there haven't been any Movie rumors, casting announcements, or hype yet.Once this happens, the prices of this key issue are going to the Moon. Please Check Out My Other Items For Sale. IT WILL ARRIVE TO YOU SAFELY! About Me: My goal is to provide You with Excellent Customer Service. I will do everything I can to treat you with respect and make You a satisfied Customer! I treat Every CGC with the utmost attention and care. Everything is stored in a temperature and humidity controlled environment to preserve their pristine quality.
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