Lot 59 of 340:
TALES FROM THE CRYPT #41 *3.5 * Davis, Ingels, Evans, Kamen  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$240
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
TALES FROM THE CRYPT No. 41

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Publisher:
Entertaining Comics

Date:
April, 1954

Description:

VG- (3.5). Nice-looking copy, small chips to back cover corners and about half of the pages. Cream to off-white pages. Jack Davis cover. Art by Davis, Ingels, Evans, Kamen.

Cover: Murderous magician hurls ax at woman's face. In the moment before impact the reader observes the characters' faces, perfectly captured by Jack Davis: the magician's malice, the wife's horror, and the bland passivity of the spectators - a comment, perhaps, on the increasingly jaded readers themselves?

"Unlike radio or television producers, the small publishers of the comic book business were neither advertiser driven nor corporately controlled. Unlike the movies, comics were subject to no code. Unlike the television networks, comics companies had no Standards and Practices departments. No censoring presence stood between them and whoever would hand over a dime at a local newsstand. Their penny-ante ads and pathetic pay scale ensured that writing and drawing them would be a job for young men in their early twenties (or even teens). Other than early rock and roll, comics were the only cultural form of the period largely created by the young for those only slightly younger. In them, uncensored, can be detected the dismantling voice of a generation that had seen in the world war horrors beyond measure." -Tom Englehardt, The End of Victory Culture: Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation [Basic: 1995].

 

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