Lot 81 of 340:
TOMB of TERROR #12 * CGC 9.2 * Top 5 Copy * Branding Cover  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,040
$800 - $1,200





November, 1953


CGC certified: Pedigree Grade: VF/NM (9.0). Off-white pages. Light tanning edge of interior front and back cover. Lee Elias cover. Stories and art by Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, John Giunta, Jack Sparling, and Manny Stallman. 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.

Zombie prepares to sizzle a guy's face with a branding iron on this mag's crazy cover. Man creates evolution machine, uses it to evolve himself out of existence. Similar to Lee-Severin "Hulk vs High Evolutionary" storyline (Tales to Astonish #'s 95-96).

CGC census: Three 9.0 copies (two copies graded higher). Top 5 copy. Comparable CGC sales: 9.0: $898 (March 2018); 9.2: $1554 (Feb. 2018).

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