Lot 9 of 340:
CHAMBER of CHILLS #15 * 8.5 * Harvey Horror  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$900
$500 - $800





January, 1953


VF+ (8.5). Gorgeous copy, conservatively graded, flat and bright, lightest touch of stress to spine and tips. Cream to off-white pages. Serious CGC candidate. Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Al Avison, Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Abe Simon and Moe Marcus.

Tombs open to release their captives; the restless dead arise to have their way with the living.

"The fifties world was haunted, all right, but not by ghosts. A ghost is a spirit without a body, but what possessed the fifties was the reverse: a body without a soul - a zombie. The zombie not only blurs the formerly absolute distinction between life and death, it embodies many other mythic paradoxes as well. It's a living thing acting dead, or a dead thing pretending to live. Pathetically weak, all but falling to pieces, the zombie remains unstoppable. Its face is rotted out, but its teeth can close with the grip of a Gila monster. Mindless, it always recognizes its proper victim and may have complex plans for him. Perhaps most important, while human in form, it is truly no more than a 'thing.'" Jim Trombetta, The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn't Want You To Read! [Abrams: 2010].


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