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EC
CGC NM: 9.4
white pgs; w/COA
Craig, Wood, Kamen art
Gaines File Copy
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EC
CGC NM/M: 9.8
white pgs; 1 of 2!
classic Frazetta cover; atomic explosion panels; last pre-code issue
Gaines File Copy
Highest Graded
If you were asked to name the single most influential and best-known cover artist in the history of comics, your mind would likely go straight to Frank Frazetta. His muscular, dynamic style and astounding ability to create and define fantasy worlds and settings have influenced three generations of comic and fantasy artists. The look of science fiction and fantasy art as we know it today derives straight from the works of this extraordinary artist, who conquered not only the world of painting, but pencil and pen as well. This is inarguably his best-known comic book cover, an arresting image initially drafted for his run of Famous Funnies Buck Rogers covers, but rejected by the family-friendly publisher as being too violent. Never one to shy away from pushing the envelope, EC's William Gaines snagged the cover for his Weird Science-Fantasy title, with Frazetta expertly reworking the image to remove any telltale signs that the central figure was once a rival company's hero. A virtually flawless example of how to use composition to create motion and action, some artists have built entire careers out of the lessons taught by this one immortal work, probably the ultimate sci-fi comic cover. Fittingly, this classic image acted as the swan song for the title, and in a way for EC's whole line, as within months, Gaines collapsed his entire company, under pressure from government meddling and industry panic, eventually publishing only Mad and a handful of magazine titles. Frazetta collectors and EC fan-addicts revere this cover, and rightly so. One of the few true masterpieces of comics history, this transcends genre and subject, and is an American icon.
The last 9.6 Gaines File Copy sold in 2012 for $20,306.00, making this highest-graded Gaines copy a "must-own" for collectors of the best of the best. The Gaines pedigree is one of the best known and most recognizable of comics pedigrees, coming straight from the private collection of EC's publisher, making this an even more historic and remarkable document.

Overstreet Guide 2017 NM- (9.2) value = $2,700.

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EC
CGC NM: 9.4
white pages
Evans cvr
Gaines File Copy
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EC
CGC NM: 9.4
off white pgs
Civil War issue; Kurtzman cover
Gaines File Copy
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EC
CGC NM: 9.4
off white pgs
origin Old Witch classic Ingels cover
Gaines File Copy
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EC
NM-: 9.2
Mingo cover
Gaines File Copy
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EC
NM: 9.4
glossy!
Charlie's Angels cover
Gaines File Copy
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EC
NM-: 9.2
Davis art
Gaines File Copy
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EC
NM: 9.4
Raging Bull parody
Gaines File Copy
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EC
CGC NM-: 9.2
ow/white pgs
Craig cvr
Gaines File Copy
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EC
CGC VF/NM: 9.0
off white pgs
1945; Columbus, Da Gama features
Gaines File Copy
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DC
CGC NM/M: 9.8
CGC #0003882005, Census Rank 1st Highest Graded, Universal Holder, White pages, MONTGOMERY MULFORD STORY DON CAMERON COVER AND ART OLD TESTAMENT.
Gaines File Copy
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EC
CGC NM: 9.4
white pgs
Jack Kamen cvr/art; Wally Wood, Reed Crandall art
Gaines File Copy
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EC
CGC NM+: 9.6
ow/white pages
Wood cover/art
Gaines File Copy
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EC
CGC NM: 9.4
ow/white pgs
Wood cover
Gaines File Copy
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EC
CGC NM-: 9.2
ow/white pgs
Wood cover/art (11-12/55)
Gaines File Copy
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EC
CGC NM/M: 9.8
CGC #1307368007, Census Rank 2nd Highest Graded, White pages, GAINES FILE COPY
Johnny Craig cvr/art; Ingels and Davis art (10-11/52)
Gaines File Copy
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EC
CBCS NM-: 9.2
ow/white pgs; with Gaines COA
Al Feldstein cvr, Frazetta, Kamen, Wood, Krenkel art
Gaines File Copy
1st published Al Williamson art at E.C.
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EC
CGC NM/M: 9.8
Census Rank 1st Highest Graded, Off-White to White pages
Frazetta/Williamson cover & Williamson/Krenkel Art
Gaines File Copy
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EC
CGC NM+: 9.6
white pgs; Ceritificate of Authenticity
5th issue; Feldstein cvr
Gaines File Copy
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EC
CGC NM: 9.4
off white pgs
Feldstein cvr; Wood art
Gaines File Copy
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