Lot 50 of 340:
MYSTERIES WEIRD and STRANGE #7 * Superior Horror  

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Title:
MYSTERIES WEIRD and STRANGE No. 7

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Superior

Date:
May, 1954

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Good/VG (3.0). Nicks, short tears, pulpy feel, off-white pages. Iger Shop art.

"Weird stories which might have been created under the influence of opiates, hallucinogens, or strong drink." -EC, MAD and Pre-Code HORROR Comics of the 1950s [Green Apple: 1997].

Ruth Roche (1921-1983) was editor for the Iger Shop, and she wrote many of Superior's best stories. Even the ones she didn't write bear, to some degree, her editorial touch. Comics historian John Benson writes: "Roche dealt in truly creepy, unsettling concepts, and often created narratives with an eerie, nightmare atmosphere. Many 1950s horror comics featured violence, gore and menace for their own sake, but in Roche's world, they were often only suggested, for they were merely manifestations of her real subject: the unbridled evil and chaos that was always lurking just beneath the surface, waiting to escape into the world." -Greg Sadowski (ed.), Four Color Fear: Forgotten Horror Comics of the 1950s [Fantagraphics: 2011].

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