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    Shock SuspenStories #1 Gaines File pedigree 8/11 (EC, 1952) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Al Feldstein's electrocution cover was perfect for the first issue of the title, and it rates a "classic" designation from Overstreet. With interior art by Jack Kamen, Graham Ingels, Joe Orlando, and Jack Davis, this was an instant nominee for comicdom's Hall of Fame. In less than three years, this title racked up an impressive number of "warning" citings by watchdog publications, dealt with some of the more controversial socio-political topics of the day, and generally offered stories and art that are universally recognized as milestones today. With all due respect to Bob Overstreet who ranked the Gaines books, we find it hard to believe that seven nicer copies of this issue exist, and CGC's census bears that out thus far. Overstreet 2005 NM- 9.2 value = $1,125. CGC census 12/05: 2 in 9.8, 1 higher.

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    January, 2006
    19th-21st Thursday-Saturday
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