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Undead Man Walking--My CGC graded Tomb of Dracula Collection

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Tomb of Dracula #1:

So in October of 2006 I purchased my first CGC graded comic--Tomb of Dracula #1.. A cover that had been engraved in my earliest memories of childhood, and a series which I could not fully appreciate until I was a teenager. I had decided this was an issue that I would like to own a preserved graded copy of.  Well after receiving this copy, I had decided that I was going to try and complete the series in a grade of 9.2 and higher (high grade for me ;) )-- It's been a long and fun journey as I'm nearing completion of this set....

Issue #1 (April 1972) - "Dracula" -Written by Gerry Conway, Art by Gene Colan , and Cover by Neal Adams (inked by Marie Severin)

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Tomb of Dracula #2

Here is one of my favorite covers of all time, John Severin vintage art, the black background, along with the picture frame cover :cloud9:

Issue #2 (May 1972) - "The Fear Within!" -Written by Gerry Conway, Artist Gene Colan, Amazing Cover by John Severin

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Tomb of Dracula #3

More coolness cover wise, as another legend in my books Gil Kane takes the reigns for this cover. And another classic!!

Issue #3 (July 1972) - "Who Stalks the Vampire?" -Written by Archie Goodwin, Art by Gene Colan, Cover by Gil Kane, with Inks inside and out by Tom Palmer

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Tomb of Dracula #4

:whatthe: Cover by Neal Adams, and John Romita & A Crazy story to boot!!!

Issue 4 (September 1972)- "Through a Mirror Darkly" -Written by Archie Goodwin, Art Gene Colan inked by Tom Palmer, Cover by Neal Adams & John Romita

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Awesome. I used to have a bunch of TOD comics but like a fool I sold them off about 4-5 years ago. I had a run from like issue 15-30 somewhere in that range, with a few before and a few after stragglers. A friend of mine growing up had some issues decorating his walls in his bedroom when I was a teenager and the covers always fascinated me, so when I became an adult and saw a bunch of them in a local shop for like 1-3$ each,(in the 1990's)  I went crazy and bought everything they had.  I turned a decent profit when I sold them a few few years ago, but honestly I wish I had just kept them. Seeing these makes me miss them even more. Beautiful collection you have going here. Thanks for sharing. 

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