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Auction End date
16 May 2016
Seller Location
Mesa, Arizona

Item Description

HIGH-GRADE PRE-CODE HORROR COMIC FEATURING TOP ARTISTS!  This old comic has stories that are laden violence and gore, plus a bit of good-girl art with the provocative cheesecake panels.  The story titles include "The Vengeful Corpse" (by Moe Marcus), plus Al Avison drew the one promoted on the surreal front cover "Nightmare of Doom" which is a graphic tale of a descent into a horrific hallucination-filled living nightmare of dementia and evil.   There is the live undead story titled "the Living Mummies", and a ghoulish short tale titled "True Tales of the Tomb", and the memorable "Mind Over Matter" courtesy of Bob Powell and Howard Nostrand, plus more! YOU DON'T OFTEN SEE PRE-CODE HORROR THIS NICE!  THIS SOUGHT-AFTER ISSUE HAS A LOT OF BLACK FILLING THE FRONT COVER, SO IT SHOWS MOST DEFECTS WITH A GLARING LIGHT IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN, BUT ON THIS ONE, IT'S JUST A STELLAR GLOSSY BLACK SURFACE, AMAZING!  THIS SERIES, ALONG WITH BLACK CAT MYSTERY AND WITCHES TALES ARE THE MOST POPULAR HARVEY TITLES TO FEATURE THIS GRAPHIC SUPERNATURAL-THEMED MATERIAL, THE STUFF SEEN IN THIS, THE MOST 'GRAPHIC' OF ALL THE GENRES, AND  IT IS NOTORIOUSLY TOUGH TO GET IN UNRESTORED HIGH-GRADE SHAPE LIKE THIS.  THIS ISSUE WAS RELEASED MORE THAN SIX DECADES AGO, AND IS HIGHLY COLLECTABLE DUE TO ITS PHENOMENAL PYSCHOSIS-INDUCING NIGHTMARE-VISIONS COVER AND THE SHOCKING RELATED STORY, AS WELL AS THE TREMENDOUS HOWARD NOSTRAND AND BOB POWELL ARTWORK.   This nostalgic title is distinctly 'early fifties', and this particular issue features a stand-out young-blonde-in-negligee cover, along with cool artwork and provocative supernatural, gore, and G.G.A. fare within.  If you like classic horror tales, or hi-grade antique comics, and/or pre-code comics with superb artwork:  It doesn't get much better than this!    Each item is securely-boxed, with plenty of protective packaging material. This original first-print comic-book WILL find a new home, as the asking price is low and there is NO RESERVE!  This historic comic is a cool find in attractive shape, as circulation wasn't high and most copies were read, and re-read, time and time again, and with the high attrition, not many remain in nice shape these days.  Plus the jet-black cover is unforgiving, making the tiniest flaws and blemishes look magnified (on other copies, of course!)  This one is super nice, as you can see in the our big scans; Amazing that it didn't grade even higher! We are also now auctioning other great non-certified and CGC comics, plus rare comic art; And we'll be offering hundreds of other collector comics in the next few months.  Check out our ebay items regularly! Fifties Horror Comics are heating up...   A lot has happened with comics in the past SIX-PLUS DECADES since this early issue came out, adding more allure to the unsurpassed copies of the salacious isssues such as this;  so I don't suggest waiting around until these crucial books have disappeared....  Specimens of this hot back-issue are always in demand, but are seldom seen in the market, especially in extraordinary shape like this!   This is an unrestored copy that you can show and display proudly, without worrying about damage or degradation, thanks to the benefit of the professional encapsulation by Comics Guaranty Corp.  With demand that exceeds supply, premium prices often occur when a sought-out issue such as this reaches the market.   Great cover colors; And the gloss is impressive, which must be seen in person to be appreciated.   If you are a dream-ephemera collector, serious atom-age comics investor, or just a devout fifties comic collector, and prefer unrestored books in nice shape, then NOW is your opportunity.  It looks less appealing in the disappointing pictures, with lots of glare and odd whitish areas from specks of dust on our scanner, which also has flaws and smudges on the scanner glass,  ~but in person the book looks amazing and the bright colors really leap out at you!   LOOKS LIKE IT COULD HAVE ORIGINATED FROM A NOTED PEDIGREE. * CLASSIC NIGHTMARE COVER *

We are strict prompt shippers & secure packagers, expect to be pleased. ASKING PRICE IS LOW AND THERE IS NO RESERVE! This auction includes:  CHAMBER OF CHILLS #15 in CGC 7.5 Condition with Off-White to White Pages.  STELLAR PRESERVATION, MOST IF NOT ALL OF THE KNOWN FINER COPIES ARE FILE COPIES, AND THOSE AREN'T AS BRIGHT AND WHITE AND CANNOT APPROACH THE AMAZING PAPER QUALITY OF THIS BEAUTY. CLASSIC SURREAL 'NIGHTMARE OF DOOM' COVER BY LEE ELIAS. HOWARD NOSTRAND, AL AVISON AND BOB POWELL STORIES. RETAINS HEAVY GLOSS AND DEEP COLORS!  Published by HARVEY PUBLICATIONS in late 1952 as the January, 1953, first-printing.  Sorry about the weak images, as our scanner glass has scratches and smudges which show up in the pictures; The actual item has bright colors that you must see in person to appreciate.

KEY COMICS is a long-term ebay seller and a CBM Market Reporter and Authorized CGC Member Dealer that has specialized in Mail-Order Comics for well over twenty years;
Buy with confidence. 

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BUY IT NOW, ~ AND DON'T REGRET LOSING IT, LATER! * * SATISFACTION GUARANTEED * * 14-Day Return Privilege This is the real deal: Expect to be pleased. Payment due within 10 days of auction close.
Please Include $12.00 for Tracked Priority-mail (boxed securely) within the USA;  Please contact us for affordable International rates, or with any questions.  Please WIN MORE KEY COMICS AUCTIONS AND SAVE: Additional Unslabbed comics add just twenty cents apiece to the shipping cost. (Plus any extra Insurance desired.) 

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