white pages; 1 of 1 at the top! classic L.B. Cole devil cover Promise Collection Highest GradedThe main attraction of this comic is, without question, the incredible L.B. Cole cover design, featuring the Devil himself smothering a group of gangsters with piles of money. This image alone is worth the price of admission, but the stories inside present a few surprises that distinguish this comic from the glut of anthology books choking the marketplace in the Golden Age. One interesting offering from this issue is the character Dove from the Grey Mask feature, a Black sidekick in a mystery tale that is treated with respect, instead of exhibiting some of the horribly racist tropes that were prevalent in comics of the era. There is also a comedic detective story with a female protagonist, Sherry Flippe, adding to the cultural significance of this comic. Each story in this book was penned by the prolific Jack Crooks, and GA artists of note Rudy Palais and George H. Appel also made contributions to fill out this sumptuously wrapped treat.
Boasting the typically bold "poster color" style incorporated by L.B. Cole on his most recognizable covers, this copy of Suspense Comics #11 is a wonderful example of the power and artistry that was on display during the wild and wooly days of the Golden Age. This standalone highest-graded copy, hailing from the Promise Collection, is incredibly fresh looking and sturdy, presenting a bright palette of greens, reds, and yellows, a stiff spine, and overall solid construction. This survivor of the Golden Age has remained in amazing condition which is sure to make this book a major target come auction time.
Overstreet Guide 2022 NM- (9.2) value = $7,400.
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