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    The Haunt of Fear #1 (Arnold Book Co., 1954) CGC VG 4.0 Light tan to off-white pages. The "#1" and the fact that this is a giant-size comic book should pique your interest. This UK edition was comprised of EC reprints from two sources, Haunt of Fear #23 and Shock Suspenstories #14, both from 1954, plus a non-EC strip, Flash Foster. Britain's counterpart to Dr. Fredric Wertham, George H. Pumphrey, blasted virtually every story in this compilation in an inflammatory pamphlet, Comics and Your Children. Curiously, one story that wasn't skewered was "The Whipping," which did prompt sharp exchanges between Wertham and William C. Gaines in the US Senate hearings. An historic comic book in the anti-comics campaign in the UK, very few copies survived, in large part because teachers and newspapers urged parents to search their kids' bedrooms and destroy any horror comics, not just this especially offensive one! This is the only copy to be certified by CGC to date. Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 6/05: 1 in 4.0, none higher.

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