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    Strange Tales #88 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. "Zzutak, The Thing That Shouldn't Exist" was one of Marvel's most memorable monster tales! And it was done by three memorable creators, too -- penciler Jack Kirby, inker Steve Ditko, and writer Stan Lee. In the story, a monster-mag artist is under pressure to come up with a new creature that tops all of his previous efforts, when a stranger appears offering three-dimensional paint that can make his creations come to life! You can probably guess the rest... Kirby and Ditko teamed up for the cover as well, and there's also a story penciled by Ditko as well as one by Don Heck. If you have Groot, Grottu, and Fin Fang Foom in your collection, you owe it to yourself to get Zzutak! Overstreet 2005 VF/NM 9.0 value = $182; NM- 9.2 value = $245. CGC census 6/05: 1 in 9.0, none higher.

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