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    Haunt of Fear #17 (#3) Gaines File pedigree (EC, 1950) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. The origins of the Crypt of Terror, the Vault of Horror, and the Haunt of Fear are revealed in this issue -- it turns out that the GhouLunatics who dwell in those three horrid habitats captured Bill Gaines and Al Feldstein and forced them to sign contracts to publish horror stories! This issue was used in Seduction of The Innocent, and oddly, it wasn't criticized for any of the crypts or the horror, but because it "shows the same predilection for non-language expletives familiar in other comics." Tut-tut, and we really mean that. The issue has a Johnny Craig cover, with interior art by Craig, Al Feldstein, Harvey Kurtzman, and Graham Ingels. Note that while CGC has certified this book as a Gaines File Copy, no certificate accompanies this lot. Overstreet 2006 NM- 9.2 value = $1,825. CGC census 5/06: 1 in 9.4, 3 higher.

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    August, 2006
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