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    Mad #24 (EC, 1955) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. The Mad comic broke new ground and blew the minds of many of its readers, but it was Mad magazine that became a best-selling cultural phenomenon that endures to this very day. And here is an absolutely phenomenal copy of the first magazine-sized issue of Mad. This is also the first issue to bear the motto "What? Me Worry?" on its cover. Editor Harvey Kurtzman drew the cover (border and logo) art and wrote the stories, while Wally Wood, Jack Davis, Bill Elder, and Bernie Krigstein did the interior art. This copy is truly stunning and virtually flawless. It has clean, tight staples, razor-sharp corners, a straight unbroken spine, and an overall clean and bright surface appearance. Overstreet 2005 NM- 9.2 value = $1,350. CGC census 6/05: 2 in 9.6, 1 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0073959008 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    August, 2005
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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