Yesterday we saw my latest semi-key monkey book. Today, let's take a look at another.
The first appearance of Titano, from February 1959!
This copy I bought off of eBay about 4 or 5 years ago. It looked great in the scan, so I was surprised that I was able to sneak in and snag it for under $50. Especially knowing the fascination with monkeys, apes, and DC.
Initially, I thought the top edge might have been trimmed, as that upper right corner is just too sharp. Once in hand though, it looks uncut. There are a few tiny specks of color loss on the cover, but those might be printing defects. And aside from a few tiny spine nicks and the slightly abraded lower left corner, this one is a beauty. I'd conservatively grade it an 8.0. I guess we'll find out sometime in the future when I send my next batch of key Superman books off to CGC.