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STRANGE TALES (1951-76) #28
CGC G/VG: 3.0
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Friday, 06/10/2022 7:05 PM
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PUBLISHER: Marvel
COMMENTS: A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
crm/ow pgs
classic skull cvr; Jack Katz story used in Senate comics investigation
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A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
crm/ow pgs
classic skull cvr; Jack Katz story used in Senate comics investigation
Blackstone Copy
The Harry Anderson illustration on the cover of this book is truly disturbing, there is a palpable sense of terror on the face of the poor soul that is being dragged into that coffin by a grotesque rotting skeleton. These types of horror comics were the bread and butter of Atlas Comics as the publisher tried to stay afloat during the lean years before the Silver Age. Romance, Western, War, and Horror books were all the rage in the 50s as the market for cape books had almost completely dried up after WWII. Eisenhower's America was looking for escapism in other genres as the country settled into the economic boom of the post-war era, and the comic readers of the period sought out more realistic forms of entertainment, particularly, a good scare every now and then. The horror genre would grow into a popular phenomenon that would eventually meet its match in the CCA.