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    Mad #5 (EC, 1953) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. It's exciting to see a newsstand-bought copy grade out this high! And the issue wasn't on all that many newsstands to begin with, as many distributors pulled it because of a tongue-in-cheek William Gaines biography in a text feature, which humorously said Gaines was a communist, thief, dope dealer, Tijuana bible seller, etc. Cover art by Bill Elder. Overstreet 2014 NM- 9.2 value = $2,800. CGC census 8/14: 4 in 9.4, 3 higher. From the Gary Arlington Collection.

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    August, 2014
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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