Lot 54 of 340:
STRANGE FANTASY #5 * CGC 4.5 * Ajax-Farrell Horror * GHOULS  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$450
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
STRANGE FANTASY No. 5

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Publisher:
Ajax-Farrell

Date:
April, 1953

Description:

CGC certified: VG+ (4.5). Cream to off-white pages. Iger Shop stories and art.

Classic Ajax-Farrell "ghouls on meathooks" motif as duly noted in the literature: "Eerie cover with a recurrence of the 'ghoul hanging from meathook' motif." -EC, MAD and Pre-Code HORROR Comics of the 1950s [Green Apple: 1997]. Flipping to Green Apple's listing for Strange Fantasy #2 we find: "...ghouls performing unspeakable experiments on a shrivelled corpse, while in the background a surplus ghoul hangs from a meathook." See also: Voodoo #4 for a curious example of the "ghouls on meathooks" theme.

Standard Iger Shop stuff: woman kills dog, husband ("I killed Bonzo! Hah-hah-hah - I suppose I should feel sorry - but I don't! I feel GOOD!"); necrophilia vibe ("Back from the dead it came - the thing that had been her husband! But now it scrabbled across the floor, dripping slime from the grave... and decaying arms reached out to enfold her in DEATH'S CARESS..."); man spits on boss's grave, gets ghastly severance package from beyond.

CGC census: 3 copies in this grade. Comparable CGC sales: None in this grade. Two 4.0 sales recorded: $435 (Feb. 2019) and $409 (Nov. 2019).

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Item number:
312624
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