Hardest to find classic pre-code crime or horror cover?
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Hi guys

 

Just thought I would throw it open to debate which classic crime or horror cover is the hardest to find? Either in grade or just flat-out find in any grade.

 

My vote would be for Voodoo Annual 1 that book hardly ever comes up in any grade.

 

Regards

 

 

Jake

 

 

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Good one, but I'd cast my vote for a different annual - Tales of Terror Annual #1.

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Good one, but I'd cast my vote for a different annual - Tales of Terror Annual #1.

 

hm I tend to agree. Scarce in any shape and very rare in higher grades.

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Three off the top of my head would be:

Secret Diary of Eerie Adventures

This Magazine is Haunted 3

Worlds of Fear 2

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These are hard to find and/or hard to find in grade:

 

Worlds of Fear 10

Chilling Tales 16

Underworld Crime 7

Crime Reporter 2

 

 

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Two issues I had real problems finding over the years were CRIME MUST STOP (which was in my collection) and MONSTER CRIME. Both Hillman publications with 15 cent cover prices. I found MONSTER CRIME more difficult and only found one copy in my looking that was poorly and extensively color touched (I passed on it). Both are 7s on the Scarcity Index. Both are a nice example of covers mixing crime with horror. (Images from GCD).

 

crime%20must%20stop_zpsltrbgbwk.jpg

 

monster%20crime_zpsotoww8as.jpg

 

 

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Nah..I see one of those every week... :baiting:

 

 

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Here's a few:

 

 

Tales of a Horror 8

Thats the red cover with the serpent going up the Empire State Building,no?

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Nah..I see one of those every week... :baiting:

 

 

Great. Point them out to me next time. I want a stack.

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Nah..I see one of those every week... :baiting:

 

 

Great. Point them out to me next time. I want a stack.

 

There is one for sale on HA right now.

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The first issue of Adventures into the Unknown is a tough book to find in any grade.

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Nah..I see one of those every week... :baiting:

 

 

Great. Point them out to me next time. I want a stack.

 

There is one for sale on HA right now.

 

Nothing to see there...

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Heh, try and find this book in any grade;

 

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Good one. If you don't mind I will take that copy...

NP; as soon as you deliver your first born in trade... ;)

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