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    House of Horror #1 (Warren, 1978) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. This is an ashcan for all intents and purposes, and it's one of the rarest Warren items. In fact, Jerry Weist called it "similar in its scarcity to Eerie #1". This mag was printed in a limited run of 400 copies, and produced strictly to secure copyright for the title. The impetus was that Publisher Jim Warren found out that British publisher Top Sellers was about to release a mag called Hammer's House of Horror in the USA, so he quickly rushed out this ashcan to beat them to the punch. According to The Warren Companion, Warren was peeved at Top Sellers anyway, because he thought their monster mags copied Warren's format in the first place! By the way, you're not missing anything by buying a slabbed copy, as the content consists of reprinted Famous Monsters of Filmland articles. And if the cover looks familiar, it's because the image (by an unknown artist) was later used for Famous Monsters #180. Weist's Comic Art Price Guide lists values of $300 in Fine and $500 in Mint condition. Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 3/06: 1 in 9.0, 1 higher. From the Don and Maggie Thompson Collection.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0754326001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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