Lot 29 of 340:
HAUNT OF FEAR No. 16 * 1.8 * Ingels, Davis, Evans  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$96
$80 - $120




Entertaining Comics

December, 1952


Good- (1.8). Tape at bottom spine; spine side-stitched with two non-original staples; staple rust to original staples; small piece missing from back cover; girl's name lightly pencilled on back cover coupon (she came to her senses, didn't clip coupon and destroy her EC). Tan to cream pages. Graham Ingels cover. Feldstein scripts. Art by Ingels, Davis, Kamen, Evans. Ray Bradbury story ("The Coffin").

Royal chef, fed up, turns gluttonous king into sausage. Handicapped man compels doctor to perform unspeakable procedures to restore vitality, pre-Viagra. Underwater vampire girl "wets" her appetite for human blood. Self-burying coffin kills and disposes of victim in nightmare version of mechanized efficiency.

"Outside of the pulp novels of Mickey Spillane and the films of Sam Fuller, there were few places in the arts, high or low, where sadism, unpunished murder, and the triumph of evil were so welcome." -David Hadju, The Ten Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America [FSG: 2008].

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