Lot 63 of 340:
3D TALES from the CRYPT of TERROR #3 * CGC 7.0 * w/ Glasses  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,440
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
THREE DIMENSIONAL TALES FROM THE CRYPT OF TERROR No. 2

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Publisher:
Entertaining Comics

Date:
1954

Description:

CGC certified: Fine/VF (7.0). Cream to off-white pages. Only issue. Two pairs of 3-D glasses included. Formerly Three Dimensional EC Classics. Feldstein cover. Art by Davis, Elder, Craig, Orlando.

A Fan-Addict balks in terror as his 3-D Crypt mag goes for his throat (horror in a jugular vein?). Note the EC Fan-Addict club badge pinned to his sweater - a fun bit of boosterism from Al Feldstein. A nice copy with both pairs of glasses bound in. The back cover ad for "Spektoscopes" (an eyeglasses/binoculars hybrid) provides a pleasing touch of synchronicity.

"EC was a latecomer to the 3-D comics craze. Its books in the format arrived on newsstands when the fad had cooled considerably." -Bill Schelly, Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America [Fantagraphics: 2015].

CGC census: Five 7.0 copies. Comparable CGC sales: No recent sales in this grade; the closest is a 7.5 copy that sold for $1450 in April, 2018.

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Item number:
311448
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