Lot 35 of 340:
HAUNTED THRILLS #11 * CGC 3.0 * Classic Ajax-Farrell  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$390
$300 - $500





September, 1953


CGC certified: Good/VG (3.0). Cream to off-white pages. Iger Shop talent.

Innocent man lynched ("Pull the rope tight, boys!"); thunderstorm of blood ("A storm come up all of a sudden! And it's YIIIIIIIII - R-raining BLOOD!"); Another hanging ("Like ripe black fruit, the two figures dangle from the tree"); man rides commuter train with a bunch of stiffs ("Corpses! They're all DEAD! Stop - let me off this crazy train! HELP - I'm not dead!"); men fistfight in Hell as devils hoot and jeer; henpecked Nazi can't keep up with Joneses, must procure grim trophies as status symbols ("Women! I'll never understand them! Just because Gretchen has a lampshade of human skin - Helga must have one!"). Complete with obligatory body-shaming ads: "FAT FOLKS! Your dream has come true!" Totally insane, tasteless mag - Highest recommendation.

CGC census: Two copies in this grade. Comparable CGC sales: None in this grade. Several recent results in various grades showing an upward trajectory: 1.5 for $196 (Jan. 2020); 3.5 for $350 (Nov. 2019); 5.0 for $818 (Oct. 2019); 6.0 for $1111 (Aug. 2019). Hot as a firecracker.

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