Lot 49 of 340:
MYSTERIES WEIRD and STRANGE #4 * Superior Horror  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$270
Estimate:
$100 - $150

Title:
MYSTERIES WEIRD and STRANGE No. 4

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Publisher:
Superior

Date:
November, 1953

Description:

VG- (3.5). Small nicks and edgewear to covers but no significant chips; top staple pulled but attached; spine a bit rolled. Cream to off-white pages. Nice cover colors, supple pages, typical Superior cover overhang yet without chips ("When you thumb through a Superior comic, you'll almost always note that the back cover seems to be noticeably wider than the interior pages... This makes it a lot easier for the back cover to start chipping from ordinary handling" -Tales To Terrible to Tell #6). Iger Shop art.

Spousal murder, human dissection, simultaneous hanging & electrocution, a murderous pinhead, ghosts, three-way female friendship leading to murder and revenge ("I hate Dick as much as any of you"), more.

"Even by 1954 standards, Iger horror art has a distinctly anachronistic quality, eternally stuck in the postwar period of the late 1940s. But pairing this with an almost underground sensibility gives their horror stories an unsettling creepiness unlike those of any other company." -Greg Sadowsky, Four Color Fear: Forgotten Horror Comics of the 1950s [Fantagraphics: 2011].

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Item number:
312681
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