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06 Dec 2016
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Mesa, Arizona

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 A RARE-ABOVE-NEAR MINT KEY HORROR COMIC FROM 1970. In the sixties and seventies a reader wanting thought-provoking fare by the top writers and artists of the day could do no better than a Marvel comic by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.  These tales are compelling and beautifully illustrated, while a competitor's publication next to it on the newsstand may have had but one tale that was above mediocre.  This is an important early 'bronze horror' comic, and due in part to the thick square-spine format, it's notoriously tough in the Near Mint range.  It's been almost half a decade since the last 9.6 changed hands. (If you consider only that rarified air above NM 9.4, a paltry two TOTAL copies have ever changed hands CGC graded at 9.6.)  There have only been a few sightings ever, in this inhumane 9.8 state, so don't overlook this unique opportunity, as this one also features spot-on centering, which is quite unusual.  
For the fan who demands the finest condition, this issue is one of the toughest, with just four total copies ever topping the CGC census at 9.8, --with most copies not being centered accurately.   For any fan of the "King", this thick book with the "Monstrom" cover and story is a real must-have.  This issue has a CLASSIC COVER by Jack Kirby, along with multiple tales by the same masterful artist, and written by Stan Lee. THIS SOUGHT-AFTER COMIC-BOOK WAS OBVIOUSLY NEVER READ.  ZERO COPIES HAVE EVER GRADED HIGHER, EVEN ALL THE PEDIGREE COPIES FALL SHORT OF THIS LOFTY PLATEAU! For fans of horror and shock and suspense,  It doesn't get any better than this!    This incredible original first-print comic-book WILL find a new home, as the Buy It Now price is low and there is NO RESERVE!  This historic comic is a real find in unopened shape.  This copy has blinding bright colors, heavy glossy, and snowy-white pages, with spot-on alignment and no noteworthy flaws, which makes an amazing presentation.  Good luck finding an unrestored example with this level of eye appeal again in the future;  So, if you want the true best-of-the-best example, THIS is likely your ONLY opportunity! Note that our scanner makes it appear that there's lighter areas or haze to the issue or slab.  But there are no such light spots or scratches on the comic OR the clear new CGC holder.  We are also now offering other great CGC comics, plus unslabbed vintage key issues, and even rare comic art; And we'll be offering hundreds of other collectable comics in the next few months.  Check out our ebay items regularly! The classic-cover issues and important supernatural and occult comic-books are heating up, and condition-conscious fans will always seek out the coveted top-graded copies, because of their undeniable mystique and superior preservation.   A lot has happened with comics in the past FOUR-PLUS DECADES since this historic first issue came out, adding more allure to the famous issues such as this;  so I don't suggest waiting around until these crucial books have gone through the roof....  High-grade specimens of this hot issue are always in demand, but are almost never seen in the market, in superior condition like this!   This is an certified investment that you can show and display proudly, without worrying about damage or degradation of the fresh bone white paper, thanks to the benefit of the Comics Guaranty Company encapsulation. With demand that exceeds supply, premium prices can occur when an unsurpassed copy such as this finally reaches the market.   Great cover colors; The gloss and richness must be seen in person to be appreciated.  If you are a discriminating #1 collector, serious Kirby fan, or the serious Bronze-Age investor, or just a devout swamp monster or armageddon ephemera collector, and prefer unrestored items in unused shape, then NOW is your brief window of opportunity.  It looks less appealing in the disappointing picture, with lots of glare and odd whitish areas from specks of dust on our scanner, which also has flaws on the scanner glass,  ~but in person the book looks spectacular and the super bright colors really leap out at you!    The conservative Overall Grade is NEAR MINT/MINT; --it is extremely bright, so it's hard to believe it's almost half-a-century old already! This is quite possibly an unmatched copy with superb paper quality, so BUY IT NOW, while you have a chance. * UNRESTORED BEST-GRADED GEM *

We are prompt shippers & secure packagers, expect to be pleased. ASKING PRICE IS LOW AND THERE IS NO RESERVE! This auction includes:  FEAR #1 CGC 9.8 Condition with Off-White to White Pages. SENSATIONAL MONSTER COVER COURTESY OF KIRBY. INCLUDES THE FAMOUS 'MONSTROM STORY' BY KIRBY, PLUS STORIES WITH MUMMIES, ALIENS, ROBOTS, AND OTHER MONSTERS AND IMAGINATIVE CRITTERS, (INCLUDING SIMON DRUDD AND A GENIE TALE, BOTH BY KIRBY!) AND AN 'END OF THE WORLD' TALE, AND MORE! DOUBLE-LENGTH COLOR COMIC, WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY SOLD AT A PRICE OF 25-CENTS, BACK DURING THE LATE SILVER-AGE TO EARLY BRONZE-AGE, DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DEFINE EACH ERA. MULTIPLE TALES CONTAINING ART BY JACK KIRBY, STEVE DITKO, DON HECK...WOW, IS IT NOT AMAZING THAT SO MUCH TALENT COULD BE PACKED INTO A SINGLE ISSUE?!  Published by Marvel Comics as the 1970 first-printing. This comic boasts deep rich colors and great printing registration on both the front & back covers, which are very glossy. Sorry about the weak images, as our scanner glass has smudges which show up in the picture; The actual item has uniform ultra-bright colors that you simply must see in person to appreciate.

KEY COMICS is a Power(GOLD)Seller and CBM Market Reporter and Authorized CGC Member Dealer that has specialized in Mail-Order Comics for over a quarter-century;
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BUY IT NOW, ~ AND DON'T REGRET LOSING IT, FOREVER! * * SATISFACTION GUARANTEED * * INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS WELCOME. Please Include $25.00 for Insured Priority-mail (boxed securely) within the USA.  The ebay shipping calculator is USUALLY INACCURATE when it comes to expensive items shipped to foreign countries, so please contact us for our International rates, or with any questions.  Please BUY MORE KEY COMICS AND SAVE: Additional CGC Comics add $2 apiece to your shipping total, and Unslabbed comics add just twenty cents apiece to the shipping cost. KEY COMICS IS ALWAYS DEALING IN OLD COMICS & ART!
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