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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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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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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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Bought this little gift on Ebay courtesy of Normdamarine. I bet Santa had a tough time getting that present down the chimney!

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15 hours ago, Black_Adam said:

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Bought this little gift on Ebay courtesy of Normdamarine. I bet Santa had a tough time getting that present down the chimney!

I think this one's earned its place amongst the all time EC classics and PCH classic covers generally. :)

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On ‎5‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 7:02 AM, originalisbest said:

Cross-posting from the recent PCH thread, here are three EC's to get weird with, that I got years and years ago from Ed Jaster. :smile:

Nice! Ed certainly had some nice books back in the day, and he was easy to deal with.

He's with Heritage now of course, operating out of their Beverly Hills office last I heard.

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50 minutes ago, originalisbest said:

I think this one's earned its place amongst the all time EC classics and PCH classic covers generally. :)

Agreed - while VoH 35 does not have a gruesome cover, it's pending bloody terror in contrast with the Xmas theme is second-to-none.

One of EC's best, IMHO.

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5 minutes ago, sacentaur said:

Nice! Ed certainly had some nice books back in the day, and he was easy to deal with.

He's with Heritage now of course, operating out of their Beverly Hills office last I heard.

Yep! Because at the time Ed was located in Chicago, pre-Heritage, and back in eBay days of '98-99ish, he invited me to just come by his business offices to check out books to buy, which I was able to do over my lunch hours. From there, I got to occasionally help him out at Chicago shows, which is how I got to know a bunch of other great dealers. My only regret with Ed is that I wasn't more flush than I was, to get even more books at that time! ;)

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1 hour ago, sacentaur said:

Agreed - while VoH 35 does not have a gruesome cover, it's pending bloody terror in contrast with the Xmas theme is second-to-none.

One of EC's best, IMHO.

It’s a great cover, no question.

But me? I’d have closed those drapes first.

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On ‎5‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 5:37 PM, 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. 

 

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My small contribution to the fantastic EC legacy is this key comment on the CGC label. EC's colorful history needs to be preserved for the ages, and I couldn't resist fitting this one in. I'm very happy to see that no one has ever altered it. Thanks for bringing back a great memory for me...  (worship)

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I’m too lazy to go back and look, but has anyone done a top 10 ECs list in this thread? Given that it seems like they’ve picked up steam in the market lately, I thought it might be fun to put one together. Other opinions welcome!

1. Crime Suspenstories 22

2. Weird Science Fantasy 29

3. Vault of Horror 12

4. Mad 1

5. Shock Suspenstories 6

6. Vault of Horror 30

7. Crime Suspenstories 20

8. Crime Patrol 15

9. War Against Crime 10

10. Vault of Horror 35

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35 minutes ago, mrmitchgro said:

I’m too lazy to go back and look, but has anyone done a top 10 ECs list in this thread? Given that it seems like they’ve picked up steam in the market lately, I thought it might be fun to put one together. Other opinions welcome!

1. Crime Suspenstories 22

2. Weird Science Fantasy 29

3. Vault of Horror 12

4. Mad 1

5. Shock Suspenstories 6

6. Vault of Horror 30

7. Crime Suspenstories 20

8. Crime Patrol 15

9. War Against Crime 10

10. Vault of Horror 35

Top 10 list based on value or popularity?

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My list was based on value. I wouldn’t think there’d be too much difference between those two, but hey throw both lists out there!

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