Undervalued Spotlight #72

Go-Go #1, Charlton Comics, June 1966

Go-Go was a 1960s Charlton comic book series that lasted 9 issues. The title tried to cash in on the pop culture explosion of the time with each issue featuring pin ups and tidbits on some of the hot musical acts of the day. The Miss Bikini Luv character introduced in this 1st issue was the hip teen that tied everything together.

The 40th edition of the Overstreet Price Guide notes appearances by the Beatles, Elvis, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Sonny and Cher and Frank Sinatra.

This issue also boasted Jim Aparo’s 1st published work. Aparo was a workhorse for Charlton and DC Comics over the next 3 decades.  Titles he worked on included Charlton’s The Phantom as well as DC’s House of Secrets, House of Mystery, Brave and Bold, Phantom Stranger, Detective and Batman. He will probably be most remembered for penciling Starlin’s “A Death in the Family” story arc in Batman #426 to 429.

The 40th edition of the Overstreet Price Guide shows $54/$90/$125 as the splits at the 8.0/9.0/9.2 grades.

Strengths that make this comic book a good long-term investment are:

  • Comic book great Jim Aparo’s 1st published work
  • Miss Bikini Luv – nuff said
  • Beatles, Elvis, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Sonny and Cher, Frank Sinatra
  • Great piece of pop culture history
Walter Durajlija Written by:

Walter Durajlija is an Overstreet Advisor and Shuster Award winner. He owns Big B Comics in Hamilton Ontario.

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