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    Haunt of Fear #17 (#3) Gaines File pedigree (EC, 1950) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. No copy of this issue has been graded higher to date than our offering from the files of Bill Gaines! Speaking of Mr. Gaines, he makes an appearance in one of the stories along with Al Feldstein -- we find out the origins of the Crypt of Terror, the Vault of Horror, and the Haunt of Fear, namely that the GhouLunatic narrators of those three comics captured Gaines and Feldstein and forced them to sign contracts to publish horror stories! Meanwhile, a character who happens to be named "John Severin" appears in the story "Nightmare, A Psychological Study," a tale taken to task in Seduction Of The Innocent because it "shows the same predilection for non-language expletives familiar in other comics." While we ponder what exactly that means, we'll mention 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 comic as a Gaines File Copy, no certificate accompanies this lot. Overstreet 2014 NM- 9.2 value = $2,200. CGC census 5/15: 6 in 9.6, 1 higher.

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