Lot 38 of 340:
JOURNEY Into FEAR #20 * Superior Horror * Fun Reading Copy  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$108
$100 - $150





July, 1954


Fair (1.0). Chips, possible rat chew at top right corner; cover attached at both staples; spine off-center but flat. Decent reading copy with supple pages and vivid cover colors, downgraded due to corner damage. Iger Shop art.

"The crudity of the artwork and often mystifying plots of Superior's bizarre horror stories gives them a lurid, dreamy quality... expressive of the grey, shadowy 1950s in a way that even EC couldn't match." -EC, MAD and Pre-Code HORROR Comics of the 1950s. [Green Apple: 1997].

Gangster adds zombies to crime squad; man marries Death for extra life, soon regrets it (Death: "We made a bargain, remember? Now come and kiss your wife!" Guy: "UHHHHHH!"); gorilla rips man apart in nauseating panel ("Owwwwwwww - You're k-killing me! YAAAAAAAAA -"); hangings, beheadings, self-immolating zombies, etc. 

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