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  • 40-page printer's proof of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (1984)
  • A printer's proof is a sample that is printed to examine the correctness of the issue before printing the entire run
  • This one-of-a-kind, historical proof was found in a small print shop in Biddeford, Maine a few years after the publication of issue #1, after the Turtles had already exploded in popularity
  • The men who found it traded it to Downeast Comics which operated between the years of 1986 - 1994, in Brunswick, Maine
  • The owner paid for the proof with store stock and held onto it before auctioning it on Comic Link in 2020 for $12,472 with 77 bids
Details
Publisher Mirage
Published January 1984
Written By Peter Laird
Illustrated By Kevin Eastman