Big key collecting question...Would you rather
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15 minutes ago, www.alexgross.com said:

TTA35 is a way better cover than TTA27, i have always been sad that it never got the love it deserves. i love antmans costume!

So true. IMO, TTA 35 should be the more significant and sought after book to TTA27. TTA27 is a prototype issue. All the other PreHero prototype issues don't get the attention like TTA 27. Crazy.

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Growing up in the 70s, FF1 was the book to have.  I always wanted one, but I was a kid, and could never afford it.  I am happy to see this book finally rising in price as collectors realize its true importance.

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21 hours ago, Bomber-Bob said:

So true. IMO, TTA 35 should be the more significant and sought after book to TTA27. TTA27 is a prototype issue. All the other PreHero prototype issues don't get the attention like TTA 27. Crazy.

This is spot on ! TTA #35 is way undervalued going forward. I agree, I agree ! ! !  TTA #27 Is great but it is a prototype book.

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Lets just say I would kill to have a Fantastic Four 1, a true grail book.

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2 minutes ago, oakman29 said:

Lets just say I would kill to have a Fantastic Four 1, a true grail book.

:baiting: What are you waiting for?

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1 minute ago, paul747 said:

:baiting: What are you waiting for?

You know it's always been right book , wrong time. Wrong book , right time for me. Very frustrating.

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20 minutes ago, oakman29 said:

You know it's always been right book , wrong time. Wrong book , right time for me. Very frustrating.

I get that ! Now with the price creeping its probably hard as well.

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1 minute ago, paul747 said:

I get that ! Now with the price creeping its probably hard as well.

One day for sure though.

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On April 7, 2018 at 10:15 PM, paul747 said:

This is spot on ! TTA #35 is way undervalued going forward. I agree, I agree ! ! !  TTA #27 Is great but it is a prototype book.

I think guys are only half spot-on in that TTA 35 is underrated. But I don't lump 27 in with all the other true prototypes because it IS Hank Pym, and a few short months later his story is advanced when he creates a costume. After FF, he's the earliest example of Stan and Jack's bringing continuity Marvel-style to the world. It is about the toughest of the silver Marvel keys to find (though one can of course find at least a few of each key at any time). It's very early too in that 10-cent Marvel keys are this and FF1&2. If anything, Hank Pym in general, let alone 35, doesn't get the love he deserves. I see him as Marvel's Martian Manhunter, the key supporting hero whose thread runs through so much: Antman to Giant Man to Goliath to yellowjacket, but also the wellspring for the wasp, egghead, ultron, the vision, Bill Foster/Black Goliath, Hawkeye's stint as Goliath, Scott Lang as Antman. Just my 2 cents, but I think "prototype" sells it way short. 

Sorry for sidetrack, but to the OP question, I'd take FF1, despite the fact I obviously have regard for 27, and I'm an Avengers/Iron Man/Cap fan at the heart of my Marvel Fanhood. As such, I probably have more love for Avengers 1 than many who have commented already. Despite no first appearances, so what? It's the first appearance of a great, enduring Marvel concept that bigger than its parts and is at the center of the MU, so I love it just as much as the various true first apps. Just my take.

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18 hours ago, Callaway29 said:

Y’all are crazy...I didn’t grow up reading FF but I still recognize the signifigance. FF1 for the win.

That's what i said. (thumbsu

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I love what FF represents. And it is the foundation, but I'd rather have the three pack personally. Those characters just resonate with me more. They had a hard time properly representing the FF in my lifetime so that is why I am a bit against them.

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FF1 all the way

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