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Event AuctionKEEN DETECTIVE FUNNIES #18
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Grade: CGC VG/F: 5.0
Publisher: Centaur
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Comments: crm/ow pgs
rare; classic bondage/torture cover (3/40)
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KEEN DETECTIVE FUNNIES #18
Publisher:
Centaur
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CGC VG/F: 5.0
The Frank Thomas design on the cover of Keen Detective Funnies #18 is known as one of the most disturbing covers of the era, depicting a scene of torture and bondage that is being witnessed by the Eye, one of Centaur's more eccentric creations. These kinds of covers would become more common as WWII wore on, and the US entered the fray, but this early example is still a perennial favorite of fans of Golden Age crime books.

This cover is in very good condition for its grade, with strong colors that glow off the page. Frank Thomas' tableau of torture is clean and fresh, with any damage relegated to the furthest reaches of the cover. This is a rather impressive mid-grade copy of a popular issue from Keen Detective Funnies' run.