Lot 61 of 340:
THREE DIMENSIONAL EC CLASSICS * 4.0 * With Glasses  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$270
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
THREE DIMENSIONAL EC CLASSICS No. 1

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Entertaining Comics

Date:
1954

Description:

VG (4.0). A beautiful copy that would grade Fine/VF (7.0) or better except for a 3" tear to the back cover. Both pairs of glasses still bound in. Cream to off-white pages. Kurtzman cover. Art by Wood, Krigstein, Evans, Ingels.

The 3-D comics fad started in July, 1953, with the release of Three Dimension Comics #1 (featuring Mighty Mouse). Within the next year or so, a total of fifty different 3-D comics would be produced to cash in on the craze. By the time EC released its two 3-D mags in 1954, the craze had pretty much run its course. Both books had small print runs (approx. 300,000 each), and both sold poorly. The voluptuous vampiress in Wally Wood's "V-Vampires!" is said to be the only woman in all fifty 1950s 3-D comics to require an extra plane for her bust (Source for possibly apocryphal 3D bust tidbit: 3dfilmarchive.com).

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