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    Mad #1 Gaines File pedigree 4/12 (EC, 1952) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. One of our spotlighted offerings -- it's a ridiculously high-grade pedigree copy of one of the truly groundbreaking issues in comics history. Considered the first satire comic, Mad was driven by maniacal genius Harvey Kurtzman, who enlisted the creative and artistic minds of fellow EC alumni Wally Wood, Bill Elder, Jack Davis, and John Severin for this first issue. If you hadn't noticed, the series has been running now for almost 60 years! Harvey Kurtzman contributed both the cover and story art for one story with Wood, Elder, Davis, and Severin helping out with other story art. Overstreet 2010 NM- 9.2 value = $7,300. CGC census 4/11: 5 in 9.8, 1 higher.

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