Lot 47 of 340:
MISTER MYSTERY #13 * CGC 5.0 * Classic Pre-Code Horror  

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Title:
MISTER MYSTERY No. 13

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Aragon Publications

Date:
September-October, 1953

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CGC certified: VG/Fine (5.0). Off-white to white pages. Tony Mortellaro and Gerald Altman art. Bernard Baily cover.

Bernard Baily cover ("...gruesome scene of a man's head being pushed underwater by a beastly hand." -G. Suarez, Terrology). Three gossipy old women slut-shame and otherwise disgrace several schoolgirls into suicide; revenge follows swift and sure. The final image is one the most gruesome ever to grace the pages of a pre-Code horror mag, no mean feat: the gossips' heads are severed, mutilated, impaled on spikes. "A classic of crudeness" -ibid.

CGC census: Four 5.0 copies. Comparable CGC prices: One 5.0 sold: $2000 (Dec., 2019).

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