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Vault of Horror #12 Values

Publisher: EC, 1950

About Vault of Horror #12

First issue of the title formerly known as War Against Crime. Ties with Crypt of Terror as the first EC horror comic. Overstreet designates it as "scarce". Johnny Craig cover and art. Al Feldstein, Wally Wood, and Harvey Kurtzman art. Currently #6 on Overstreet's Top Ten Horror Comics list.

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COVER DETAILS

Vault of Horror #12 Gaines File pedigree 1/1 (EC, 1950). This comic book is truly one of the highlights of the sale; we beli...
Title: Portrait in Wax

Pencils: Johnny Craig (signed)

Inks: Johnny Craig (signed)

Colors: Marie Severin

Notes: Cover title taken from first interior story from which the cover is based. Colorist credit by Craig Delich.


STORY DETAILS

Title: Portrait in Wax!

Characters: The Vault Keeper (host); Robert [aka Jules Vendette] (artist, death); unnamed art buyer; Lord James Cherringwood; Henry (villain, Robert's friend, death)

Synopsis: Henry was jealous of his artist friend Robert for not selling his etchings. One day Henry began selling Robert's work to an art buyer. Robert found out and confronted Henry, who threw acid in his face then dumped the body into an acid vat. Henry almost used up the wealth of Robert's drawings until he met a wax statue maker and opened a museum with him. When one of the statues' arms was damaged Henry found a human hand beneath it. Henry confronted the sculptor, who removed a wax mask from his face, revealing himself as Robert.

Pages: 8.000

Script: Johnny Craig (signed)

Pencils: Johnny Craig (signed)

Inks: Johnny Craig (signed)

Letters: Jim Wroten

Notes: Colorist credit by Craig Delich. This story features Craig's first depiction of the Vault-Keeper.

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CGC Census Report*

Grade 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.6 9.8 9.9 10.0 Total
Universal  0 0 2 2 3 3 8 9 6 2 8 3 1 4 2 0 6 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 66
Qualified  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Signature Series  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Restored  0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
Total 0 0 2 3 4 4 9 9 9 2 10 3 2 6 3 1 6 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 81

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