Lot 27 of 340:
HAUNT OF FEAR No. 12 * 1.8 * Ingels, Davis, Craig  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$120
$80 - $120




Entertaining Comics

April, 1952


Good- (1.8). Spine reinforced with tape; book restapled (side-stitch style); general wear. Tan to cream pages. Graham Ingels cover. Art by Ingels, Jack Davis, Joe Orlando, Johnny Craig. Artist's biography: Al Feldstein.

"A fine rotting corpse cover by Ingels, perhaps the highest example of this genre; includes Jack Davis' classic terror tale 'What's Cookin'?' which defined his -- choke -- southern fried chicken style of horror illustration." -EC, MAD and Pre-Code HORROR Comics of the 1950s [Green Apple: 1997].

"In the horror comics view of America, morality was a state of grace attainable only by the living dead and the murderously insane. The world was made right only when a fetid corpse crawled out of its grave to revenge itself upon the living, or when, in the comic-book clarity of psychosis, a hectored suburban spouse found postwar peace by barbecuing a husband or wife on a backyard grill." -D. Skal, The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror. NY: 1993. 


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