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    Classics Illustrated Giant - "An Illustrated Library of Exciting Mystery Stories" (Gilberton, 1949) Condition: FN+. Gerber and Overstreet both classify this comic as "rare," and though we see ten rarities every day before lunch, this is the first copy of this issue we've offered here at Heritage. This square bound beauty, which could not be encapsulated by CGC because of its thickness, checks in at FN+. As for what's inside, any would-be mystery fan who hasn't experienced these influential stories should turn in his magnifying glass. Reprinted here are Classic Comics #13 ("Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde"), #21 ("The Sign of the Four," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," and "The Flayed Hand"), and #30 ("The Moonstone"), as well as Classics Illustrated #40 ("The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Adventures of Hans Pfall", and "The Fall of the House of Usher"). If you're scoring at home, that's a passel of Edgar Allan Poe tales, with Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, and mystery-tale pioneer Wilkie Collins contributing one story each. We think you'll agree that's a decent line-up. The cover, featuring Sherlock Holmes among other characters, is by Alex Anthony Blum. Overstreet 2004 FN 6.0 value = $456.

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