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    Haunt of Fear #19 Gaines File pedigree 10/12 (EC, 1953) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. When a cover with a beheading scene (by Graham Ingels) isn't even the most shocking thing about a comic, you know there must be some horrific stuff inside the issue! In this case, it's the story "Foul Play," in particular a panel showing a baseball game with a dead man's head as the ball, his heart as home plate, and... you get the idea. It got mentioned by the Senate investigation on juvenile delinquency, it was shown in Seduction of the Innocent by Fredric Wertham, and it was also singled out in an article Wertham wrote two decades later, with the author noting, "The writer of this story became editor of the immensely successful magazine Mad; the artist... later did many covers for Time." That would be Al Feldstein and Jack Davis respectively. George Evans and Jack Kamen also contributed art to the issue. Overstreet 2006 NM- 9.2 value = $650. CGC census 5/06: 2 in 9.6, 3 higher.

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    August, 2006
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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