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2 hours ago, Mxwll Smrt said:

Finally got around to having it graded....

 

Beautiful.  :applause:

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12 hours ago, Point Five said:

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Effects of radiation during the Atomic Age aside, I've always thought of this cover as having a subliminal message for individuals who smoke cigarettes. Definitely an interpretation that could be considered today even it was never Elias' intent.

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1 hour ago, bronze johnny said:

Effects of radiation during the Atomic Age aside, I've always thought of this cover as having a subliminal message for individuals who smoke cigarettes. Definitely an interpretation that could be considered today even it was never Elias' intent.

No, I kinda doubt it.  Smoking was the in thing during that period.  That cover was illustrated strictly for shock value, as it was in competition with almost 500 other comic book titles at the time.

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30 minutes ago, fifties said:

No, I kinda doubt it.  Smoking was the in thing during that period.  That cover was illustrated strictly for shock value, as it was in competition with almost 500 other comic book titles at the time.

Take a look again at what I wrote.(thumbsu

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1 hour ago, fifties said:

No, I kinda doubt it.  Smoking was the in thing during that period.  That cover was illustrated strictly for shock value, as it was in competition with almost 500 other comic book titles at the time.

 

3 hours ago, bronze johnny said:

Effects of radiation during the Atomic Age aside, I've always thought of this cover as having a subliminal message for individuals who smoke cigarettes. Definitely an interpretation that could be considered today even it was never Elias' intent.

Right on both points gents.

Not a pre code, but posting here as an example more in what fifties stated: Surprising this got through, even this early in his career Bugs was a superstar HUGE with the kids. It's a carrot, but he is smoking none the less. 

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Back then everyone smoked and the kids got it second hand :smile:

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Don't know where to post this esoteric gem. Been looking for a copy for years and this one came my way unexpectedly.  Wasn't listed as anything special but for those of us who know... I think my "fish in the face" collection is now complete!

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On 12/7/2018 at 7:34 AM, X_Phile said:

Back from CGC this morning:

 

 

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Well done love the fantastic fears!

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On 12/8/2018 at 11:53 AM, johnenock said:

A new book in my Dollman run:

 

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I'd buy that cover just for Doll Girl! :cloud9:

 

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9 hours ago, JoeRock said:

You guys have been posting up some really great stuff, a few local pickups for the rack

 

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I need to move to your town!

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