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    Famous Monsters of Filmland #1 (Warren, 1958) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. This copy is tied for the highest grade CGC has certified for this key monster mag, which Jerry Weist's Comic Art Price Guide notes is "extremely scarce in conditions above a strict Very Fine." When this first Warren monster magazine hit newsstands, it not only started the monster-mag genre, it was the first taste of success for Warren (their only previous publication was a short-lived Playboy knockoff called After Hours). The combination of monster-flick photos and Forrest Ackerman's text found favor with fans, and the series was off to a run that lasted 35 years. Also of note is a two-page Frankenstein parody by Bill Elder and Harvey Kurtzman. By the way, the masked fellow on the cover is publisher Jim Warren himself! Weist's book, published in 2000, lists values of $550 in Fine and $1,500 in Near Mint condition for this premiere issue; in the meantime, top-grade copies have been exchanging hands for multiples of that amount. CGC census 1/05: 3 in 9.0, none higher. From the collection of Chris Bell.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0084151001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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