Classic Cover of the Week 12/14/2015

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New Week, New Covers!!

 VENUS #19

VENUS #19

Last issue to a very very strange series.  What started as a Romance comic, shifted to Comedy, Adventure then Sci Fi before the last 3 issues were Horror themed(All of which have amazing covers).  Bill Everett is on cover duty and as usual, produces an instant classic.  Good luck getting a hold of this book.  A couple low grade examples on ebay, both asking thousands of dollars.  I watched a low grade example end in auction a week or so ago for around this price as well.  Clearly showing that while this book may be out there, when it does come to market, there is a fight for it and it gets tucked away into the winner's PC.

26 Universal examples with a single 9.0 at the top and a lone 2.0 at the bottom with an average grade of 4.33

SHELF DATE of April 1952

 FANTASTIC FEARS #5

FANTASTIC FEARS #5

Great horror cover, no idea who the artist is.  I am only familiar with this book because it features the first professional comic work by Steve Ditko.  Pretty scarce in the market but examples have come up for sale in the past 12 months.

10 Universal copies with an average of 5.65.  1 9.0 at the top, 1 2.0 at the bottom.

SHELF DATE of January 1954

As always, thanks for looking, folks!

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