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    Mad #4 Gaines File pedigree 5/12 (EC, 1953) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Harvey Kurtzman's over-the-top satire in general, and parodies in particular, broke new ground for comic books in these early issues. Of all the EC titles, only Mad survived the mid-fifties comic book purges, although Gaines found it prudent to change the title from a comic book format to a comic magazine format in 1955. This issue featured a Superman parody and a "reefer-mention" story. Condition-wise, this book comes tantalizingly close to perfection, and is sure to draw collectors' attention now and in the future. Overstreet 2002 NM 9.4 value = $1,050.

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    December, 2002
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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