Lot 37 of 340:
JOURNEY INTO FEAR #18 * CGC 5.0 * Superior Pre-Code Horror  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$780
$400 - $600





March, 1954


CGC certified: VG/Fine (5.0). Cream to off-white pages. Iger Shop stories and art.

Skeleton peeping Tom ogles sexy blonde in her bedroom; man takes youth serum, reverts to primordial sludge ("GAAAAAAA - I can't stand it! ...turning into the original stuff of LIFE! JELLY! PROTOZOA! YIIIIIIIIIII -"); WWII vet's battlefield experiences prepare him for homeland horror ("That smell! Ugh! I K-KNOW that smell! In the war --"). 

"Superior horror comics might be considered unconscious expressions of the age... hangovers from the hell of World War II." -Christopher Nelson, "An Introduction to Superior Comics," Comic Book Marketplace #73 [November, 1999].

CGC census: Two copies graded 5.0. Two copies graded higher, the highest being 7.5. Nine copies graded lower. Top 4 copy. Comparable CGC sales: No recorded sales in this grade. Closest results: 6.0 sold for $500 (June 2017); 3.0 sold for $198 (Oct. 2019).

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