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    Mad #1-23 Group (EC, 1952-55). Attention satire lovers, EC fan-addicts, veeblefetzer enthusiasts, Superdupermen, Neumans, and Melvins! Here's the full run of the comic book version of Mad (which converted to magazine format starting with issue 24). Not interested? Yeah, right! You'd have to be pretty darn fershlugginer not to like Harvey Kurtzman's stories, with art by the likes of Jack Davis, Bill Elder, Basil Wolverton, and John Severin. Then there are the famous covers like Basil Wolverton's beauty-challenged "Lena" (#11), the fake racing form (#19), and the fake composition book (#20). Mad collectors know that you can always find the magazines if you look hard enough, but the comics are harder to come by, since people who have them never seem to want to part with them. So whatever you do, don't pass up this opportunity to acquire the whole set. Grades are as follows: #1 is FN, #2-12 are all VG+ to FN- (except #6 (GD) and #10 (FN)), #13-22 are all VG or VG- (except 16 (GD+), 18 (GD/VG), and 20 (FN), and #23 is GD. Overstreet 2004 value for group = $4,365.

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    October, 2004
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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