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FS: SPOOK #27, 1954 LB Cole; 1950s Atlas Heath war covers! 0

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SPOOK #27 in 2.0.  Low-grader of this classic LB Cole horror cover... I love the garish acid-green-and-red color scheme and all the floating heads and beasties (there's quite a few!). Still presents well for grade with nice colors & some gloss left... worn spine with staple tears, eyes drawn in in pencil, cover "basically" detached at bottom staple while top staple is hanging on, corner splits and pieces out. C/OW pages. Last GPA sales: 1.8 @ $325, 2.0 @ $341.  

$275   $235

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Also relisting a few Heath war covers from the spring with big price drops.

BATTLEFIELD #6 in 4.0.  Nasty Heath flamethrower cover that's seen some strong sales. Overall general wear, but glossy & pretty nice for a black cover. White/OW pages.

$290   $250    SOLD

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BATTLEFIELD #11 in 3.0/3.5.  Classic Heath soldier cover... intense. White/OW pages. Tough book with few public sales. 

$250   $220

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BATTLEFRONT #14 in 4.0.  Cool Heath cover. I love the shading on the soldier and the pops of green color. Some soft creasing but pretty nice overall. OW pages. 

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BATTLE ACTION #11 in 5.0/5.5.  Snow effect cover... OK, it's by Syd Shores, not Heath, but still pretty cool . Crisper copy than average, glossy with just a bit of reading crease. Strong interior art by Shores, Sid Check and others. White/OW pages. 

$110   $90    SOLD

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Price drops on all books! Prices were dropped before -- now they're even droppier!

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Take battlefield 6 and battle action 11 per pm! 

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Spook 27 is a favorite Cole cover of mine.  I love the coloring!  I have my own copy, but someone should grab this one.

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Chilling and Thrilling Pre-Code Comics during Heritage’s Pre-Code Event

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We’re taking a look at some horror books that truly stand out in this auction. There are both raw and graded books available, catering to all kinds of pre-code collectors!

Adventure Into Darkness #11

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Adventure Into Darkness #11 came out right before the Comics Code Authority was set in place. With a striking cover by  George Roussos — who was one of Jack Kirby’s inkers during the Silver Age — this comic is a great addition or introduction for pre-code collectors.

The cover draws the viewer’s eyes right to the burned corpse, which is now nothing more than a pile of bones and the victim’s skull placed neatly on top. This cover is still rather gruesome to look at, but it is one of the more beautiful ones. With a black background and almost neon, popping colors, this book should be on everyone’s want list.

Heritage notes this raw book as being in VG (4.0) condition. The one-year average on similar books is $600, with a most recent auction ending at $630 for a CGC blue label copy.

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White comic book covers aren’t unusual, yet there’s something sinister about them during the pre-code era.

This copy of Spook #27 features a white background with deep, vivid colors portraying ghoulish bodies dripping with fear. L.B. Cole used color and shape to portray water on this cover, giving it a truly unique and defining look. What else can I say, this book is beautiful.

Cole was known for creating eye-popping covers using primary colors to pop out against black backgrounds, but every one of his comic covers is something to celebrate. Heritage notes this book as being in VG (4.0) condition. While there haven’t been any recent sales of this book, a CGC blue label 6.5 sold for $740 in December 2019. This is a book that doesn’t pop up often!

Chamber of Chills #23

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This is one of the most iconic covers of the pre-code era and for good reason. Artist Lee Elias, who had worked on Black Cat, World’s Finest Comics, and Power Man, was a master at creating realistic depictions of people — especially his close-ups.

This cover features a damsel in distress as she’s being attacked by a ghoulish zombie. Viewers can feel the fear in her eyes! This CGC blue label 5.5 has off-white to white pages and presents well.

This comic always demands top dollar when it’s up for sale, and is considered one of the pre-code horror grails. A similar 5.5 last sold at auction for $2640, so it wouldn’t surprise me if this hit closer to $3K.

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All reprints. L. B. Cole cover. Numbering continues from Shock Detective Cases (1952) #21. Cover shows a human body hanging by the neck from a tree branch. A violent panel on page seven of "Her Face of Horror.." shows a woman's face dissolving in acid. In order of appearance: "Headless Horror!" retitled and reprinted from "Sergeant Spook, Headless Horseman!" in Blue Bolt Vol. 06 (1945) #8; "The Sensitive Killer, Six Feet Under" art by Wally Wood, retitled and reprinted from "Six Feet Under" in Spectacular Stories Magazine (1950) #3; "Double Cross to Death.." art by Walter Palais, retitled and reprinted from "Smart Guy" in Crime Incorporated (1950) #2; "Her Face of Horror.." retitled and reprinted with modifications from "Madame Rachel" in Crimes by Women (1948) #6. "Crazy to Kill!!" text story retitled and reprinted from "The Shattered Alibi" in Famous Crimes (1948) #10. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

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Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Mickey Spillane, John Jordan and George Peltz. Pre-Code horror comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Artist Justin Finger becomes obsessed with his married model Lauren, leading to infidelity, murder and vengeance from beyond the grave. A Sergeant Spook story involving gorillas, ghosts and gangsters written by hardboiled detective legend Mickey Spillane, no less, back when he was writing comics. The reader is invited to find the clues and solve the murder of Roger Medlo before Inspector Roc does. Macabre cover by L. B. Cole. A Weird Picture of Murder; You Can't Kill a Dead Man; Sergeant Spook: Gorillas, Ghosts and Gangsters; The Bloody Horror; You Be the Detective Thriller: His Conscience Drove Him Mad! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

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Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Wally Wood and others. Pre-Code horror comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Baroness Eloise Wagner-Bousquet declares herself the Pirate Queen of Galapagos in the 1930s, just before a strange series of murder and disappearances, featuring art by comics legend Wally Wood. The real-life story of the Homicidal Hit-Runner of Donelson, Tennessee. A mask is created from a synthetic rubber that has strange new properties. The pirate story in this issue is mentioned in the text of the infamous anti-comics classic Seduction of the Innocent, p. 182 - 183. Macabre cover by L. B. Cole. The Mummy's Curse; Spook Diary; Mad Demon of the Grave; Death Teaches a Lesson; The Ghost Returns; The Weird Mask of Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Rudy Palais and Vern Henkel. Pre-Code horror comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. A crook ill-advisedly enters the door that has been sealed with a curse, despite the warnings, and pays the price. Buck Kelly and his cohorts have a robbery and murder spree across 1927 San Francisco. Treasure hunters trick natives by masquerading as a long-dead chieftain, at least until Jungle Lil gets wind of it. Also featuring vintage ads for the "New! 1953 Space Commander Vibro-Matic Walkie Talkies" and All Live Rubber Giant Beach Ball. Horror Beyond the Door; Death at Midnight!!; The Kill-Crazy Monster; Jungle Lil: The Lurking Ghosts. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Jay Disbrow, George Peltz and Howard Larsen. Pre-Code horror comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. A mobster executed by a mob boss returns as a vengeful spirit to stalk his gang. Explorers in Tibet find a ruby-like gem that functions as a gateway to the netherworld - but there are monsters on the other side. Reporter Larry Davis investigates reports of a gigantic creature in the forests of the frozen North. Face of Death; Jewel of Death; Sgt. Spook: The Mystery of the Three Dials!; Eyes of the Snake; Snow Ghost; The Mystery of the Catacombs; Invasion of Demons. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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Cover by L. B. Cole. Pre-Code horror comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. A sailor learns he has signed aboard a cursed Ship of Dread filled with sinister spirits. Two Sgt. Spook stories, including one where the ghostly cop turns the tables on a would-be poisoner. After helping an elderly man attacked by ruffians, Charles "Lucky" Rogers is protected by guardian spirit. Ship of the Dead; Jungle Ghost; Sgt. Spook: The Spook; Guardian Angel; Sgt. Spook: Ghost Town. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Jay Disbrow and George Appel. Pre-Code horror comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. In one of the all-time classic lab accidents, an amoeba gains massive size and intelligence, and runs amuck in the city. Red Rocket discovers a plot to replace human babies with Martian mutants. Amazo enslaves a village and battles jungle hero Rulah, but falls afoul of her own superstition, featuring art possibly by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Creeping Death; Death Dance; Red Rocket: The Monstrous Madmen; Rulah: Jade of Death. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

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Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Jay Disbrow and Howard Larsen. Pre-Code horror comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. A jealous musician kills his more talented identical twin, who then returns from the grave to steal the spotlight once more. Jungle hero Jo-Jo, Congo King, and his mate discover The Garden of Lost Maidens. A modern-day man must commit an act of bravery to free his family from an ancient curse. Another top-notch cover by L. B. Cole. Solo for Death; Jo-Jo: Spook of the Congo; Western Ghosts; Pete Stockbridge alias the Chameleon: Killer's Holiday; The Thing from Beyond; The Vengeful Phantom. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Jay Disbrow and George Peltz. Pre-Code horror comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. A female reporter is the only witness as a long-dead mummy revives and goes in search of his ancient bride. A night watchman at a museum is dragged into a painting that is actually the door into an evil dimension. A writer's latest manuscript holds the potential to destroy all evil in the world. Another top-notch cover by L. B. Cole. Swamp Spirit; The Vengeful Phantom; The Mummy; The Ghost Who Cried; Picture a Nightmare; Maniac; The Insider. Final issue of the series. Final issue of the series. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

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