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    Red Seal Comics #16 Big Apple pedigree (Chesler, 1946) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. This may look on the surface to be a harmless humor comic, but one story inside was the inspiration for one of the most famous quotes to come from Seduction of the Innocent, that infamous book by Dr. Fredric Wertham responsible for frightening a nation full of teachers, law enforcement offices, and parents about the dangers of comic books. According to Overstreet, SOTI features an illustration on page 181 taken from this issue, with the added caption "Outside the forbidden pages of de Sade, you find draining a girl's blood only in children's comics." Whew -- pretty strong stuff! This "forbidden" comic is one of only two currently graded by CGC, and by far the better copy, with the runner-up managing a mere 3.5. Overstreet 2010 NM- 9.2 value = $965. CGC census 4/11: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0045497001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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