Lot 82 of 340:
TOMB of TERROR #13 * CGC 9.4 * Highest Graded Copy  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,700
$800 - $1,200





January, 1954


CGC certified: Pedigree Grade: NM (9.4). Cream to off-white pages. Lee Elias cover. Stories and art by Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Jack Sparling, John Giunta, and Manny Stallman. Two logo variations exist. 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. Highest-graded copy.

Man decorates walls with hateful signs ("Bring Back War", "Hate," etc.). Authorities capture him, take him away for re-education. Woman rejects robot who then strangles her. Man goes back in time, encounters dinosaur, returns to present day, discovers he's accidentally changed history (similar to Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder," adapted by EC in Weird Science-Fantasy #25).

CGC census: This is the only 9.4 copy. No copies graded higher. Comparable CGC sales: None. An 8.0 copy sold for $412 (Dec. 2017). 

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