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    Mad #5 Gaines File pedigree 4/12 (EC, 1953) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. This just happens to be one of the Mad issues that is on the top of everyone's list. Bill Elder wrought this cover in such a way that ensured that this issue was tossed in the trash by all mothers who found it in their young sons' possession. This cover has all that would have Fredric Wertham frothing at the mouth. It has a voluptuous red-head kissing a private eye, a hanging, a corpse perforated by countless knives with a hatchet buried in his head, booze, ghouls, guns, shrunken heads, and much, much more. To date, no other copy has graded higher than this gem. Overstreet 2003 NM 9.4 value = $2,000.

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    February, 2004
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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