Classic Cover of the Week 7/18/2016
New Week, New Covers!!
ROLY POLY COMICS #14
A lesser known decapitation/severed head cover(could be the 1st) from a title not known for horror or its covers(though issue 12 has a pretty nice cover). Thanks to Jon Z over on the CBSI G+ pages for hipping me to this beauty. Made a brief attempt to secure a copy when I realized this might not be that well known, but the folks that are in the know, are willing to pay up.
A little surprised to see 10 copies on the CGC Census, all universal, a 9.4 at top, 2 3.5s at the bottom and an average grade of 6.29.
SHELF DATE of May 1946
| SCIENCE COMICS #4
Amazing subject matter on the cover, far ahead of its time. Hitting shelves about a year before Captain America #1 the cover is done entirely by Joe Simon, and appeals to a lot of different collectors. Sort of reminds me of some of the later run Planet covers but with a clear Simon style. This comic only exists in the collections of private fans and investors and rarely seems to come to market.
2 6.0s, 2 2.0s and a handful in between have the 10 Universal copies averaging out to 4.05.
SHELF DATE of May 1940
As always, thanks for looking, folks!