Lot 79 of 340:
TOMB of TERROR #10 * CGC 9.2 * Top 6 Copy   

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,320
$700 - $1,000





July, 1953


CGC certified: Pedigree Grade: VF+ (8.5). Off-white pages. Light tanning edge of interior front and back cover. Lee Elias cover. Stories and art by Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Al Eadeh, Manny Stallman, and John Giunta. Northford collection. The Northford collection, found in a chest of drawers sold to an antique dealer in the early '70s, contained the most complete run of pre-Code horror comics of all pedigreed collections. Northford mags can be identified by a small "circle-X" stamp on back covers. Additional provenance: Metropolis Comics label to back of CGC holder.

A flower-loving orphan cries when his adoptive mom and dad cut roses ("Mommy! Daddy! Don't cut them off! It - it's like pulling the fingers and toes off a person!"). They won't stop doing it, so he chops their hands and feet off, stuffs them into vases. 

"Children are first shocked and then desensitized by all this brutality" -Dr. Wertham.

CGC census: Five 9.2 copies (one graded higher). Top 6 copy. Comparable CGC sales: No recent sales in this grade. An 8.5 copy sold for $600 in February, 2019.

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