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    Mad #1 (EC, 1952) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Comic book history was made with this first issue of Mad, as the entire genre of "satire comics" was born. Harvey Kurtzman was the genius behind this cultural landmine; that's his art gracing the cover. Wally Wood, Jack Davis, John Severin, and Bill Elder, all now considered giants in the field, were young unknowns when they contributed interior art to this debut issue. The kids of America plucked this comic off the stands in 1952, and the world changed forever. And to that, we say: "What, me worry?" Overstreet 2005 FN 6.0 value = $1,386; VF 8.0 value = $3,465. CGC census 11/05: 13 in 7.0, 35 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0626254002 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    January, 2006
    19th-21st Thursday-Saturday
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