Lot 11 of 340:
CHAMBER of CHILLS #17, CGC 7.5, Harvey Horror  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$450
$200 - $300





May, 1953


CGC certified: VF- (7.5). Cream to off-white pages. Lee Elias cover. Howard Nostrand, Joe Certa, Moe Marcus and Warren Kremer art. Includes 1953 calendar. 

Satan struck by lightning in an act of God; a boxer gets punched so hard he reverts to infancy; a ghoulish hunter mounts a human head in his trophy room.

"The influence of comic books has fitted the needs of the Cold War, since they have been accustoming millions upon millions of young Americans to accept concepts of violence, savagery, and sudden death." -Albert E. Kahn, The Game of Death: Effects of the Cold War on Our Children [C&K: 1953].

CGC census: Three 7.5 copies (nine copies graded higher; highest grade is 9.2). Top 12 copy. Comparable CGC sales: 7.5: $140 (Dec. 2013); 8.0: $315 (Dec. 2012). No recorded sales since 2015.

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