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    Shock Illustrated #3 Gaines File pedigree (EC, 1956) CGC NM 9.4 Cream to off-white pages. This magazine was not only the last issue of a short run, but was also EC's last attempt to remain a player in the crime/horror market -- and it's a true rarity too; there are only 100 known copies, they were given out at the EC offices in New York. Apparently the rest of the print run was destroyed because Bill Gaines couldn't afford to have them bound. The arresting painted cover art is by Rudy Nappi, interior art is by Reed Crandall, George Evans, Jack Kamen, and Graham Ingels. This is one of the rarest EC books, and the few copies that exist rarely come on to the open market... don't let this one get away! Overstreet 2005 NM- 9.2 value = $1,350. CGC census 1/05: 1 in 9.4, 1 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0091182003 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    May, 2005
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