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originalisbest   
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More EC sci-fi, there are so many covers I like -- but if I had to get down to picking just a few, this would make that cut... :smile: Crossposted from the recent PCH thread.

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originalisbest   
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This particular book started a lot of good memories for me. My first eBay EC, back in '98. Crossposted from the recent PCH thread. :smile:

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KirbyJack   
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My first eBay EC was Mad 1.

I vividly remember watching the seconds count down. I was elated, and felt like I had just joined a great club. It was the only time buying something on eBay felt like a “win”.

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On 5/12/2018 at 11:41 AM, Black_Adam said:

Finally completed my Ghastly Graham Ingels HOF run! :whee:

Big thanks to - who else? - EC Ed for starting me off on this mini-obsession with HOF 28 and, appropriately enough, helping me finally complete the run with HOF 22. Nearly half the books in the shot are Ed's undercopies with a couple of copies from Ipsunburst and the rest via Bob Storms, Dale Roberts, Cloud 9 Comics and EBay.

The run is mainly in mid-grade (5.0 - 7.0) with one restored copy ("tear seal to cover").

For me, there is something about EC comics, particularly the horror, that lends itself to collecting mid-grade copies. Every time I see a frayed corner, a collection of creases or a rolled spine I picture some kid in the fifties hiding beneath his blanket, reading these comics by flashlight and generally having the $#!+ scared out of him and it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. :cloud9:

Thanks all!

 

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Oh man...can't believe I went to all that trouble of taking a group shot and left ONE out! :pullhair:

Here she is, last but not least (and Ingels first HOF cover, btw)...Haunt of Fear #11!

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originalisbest   
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2 hours ago, Black_Adam said:

Oh man...can't believe I went to all that trouble of taking a group shot and left ONE out! :pullhair:

Here she is, last but not least (and Ingels first HOF cover, btw)...Haunt of Fear #11!

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That's a sweet copy, one I still need -- very nice!

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I’ve had this book a long time. Never really understood how Panic fit into Gaines plan for EC. It appears he was trying to rip off his own Mad success?  Pretty book though. 

 

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5 hours ago, ThothAmon said:

I’ve had this book a long time. Never really understood how Panic fit into Gaines plan for EC. It appears he was trying to rip off his own Mad success?  Pretty book though. 

 

 

Been a while since I read it, and I may have this all wrong, but I think in the Ten Cent Plague they explained that Al Feldstein was envious of Kurtzman's success with Mad and twisted Bill Gaines' arm until Gaines - against his better judgement - allowed Feldstein to proceed with Panic, which was basically a ripoff of Mad and served to only further alienate Kurtzman.

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