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    Crypt of Terror #17 Gaines File pedigree 1/10 (EC, 1950) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. The best known of the EC horror titles is probably Tales From the Crypt, but that was preceded by this title, which ran three issues before the name change. This, in fact, was the first of the vaunted "New Trend" titles to hit the stands and arguably the most important pre-Code horror comic book of all. Johnny Craig and Al Feldstein ensured the success of the fledgling genre with their stunning art. This copy is as close to perfect as you're likely to find. CGC hasn't awarded a higher grade for this issue and Bill Gaines considered this the very best copy of issue #17 that he preserved in his vault for so many years. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $3,300.

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