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Mystery Tales #3 - Russ Heath cover and art - Gene Colan, Jim Mooney art - TGL For Sale


Mystery Tales #3 - Russ Heath cover and art - Gene Colan, Jim Mooney art - TGL


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Mystery Tales #3 - Russ Heath cover and art - Gene Colan, Jim Mooney art - TGL:
$200

I have the pleasure of offering one of the most complete Timely/Atlas collections to enter the market. Dr. Tom Lammers has amassed nearly every comic produced by Martin Goodman since 1950 and many more prior to that. This is a process that will take several years to finish with new sales coming out each week. I will be offering several different title each week trying not to inundate the market with twenty issues of the same title at one time. The initial offerings will be mostly Golden Age superhero and horror books, but I am going to include some other types as well. Eventually there will be every genre offered from funny animal to westerns to romance. Atlas produced some of the finest comics during this era and I expect to see quite a bit of competition for some of these books. I will also be designating the Lammers books with TGL in the title since I will continue to sell my inventory on as well. I hope you enjoy seeing these books as much as I have.

This sale is for MysteryTales No.3 from20th Century Comic Crop.(Timely/Atlas/Marvel Comics) fromJuly 1952.This features cover and interior art by the great Russ Heath. This features Stan lee scripts on the Russ Heath "The Vampire Strikes!" This also features interiorart byGene Colan, Jim Mooney, and Myron Fass. (All information per the GCD).

This series was one of the first Atlas Horror titles and one of the best. After World War II most superhero comics were experiencing declining sales and began disappearing off the shelves. New trends were emerging with Horror being one of the fastest growing. Pre-code horror books were gory, brutal and dealt with the supernatural featuring demons, vampires, werewolves, zombies and much more. This series has them all.

This issue grades atVery Good minus.Front cover pulling away from bottom staple but still attached by back cover. Slight spine stress with a few dings. Small creases on bottom and top corner right front cover. Small piece of tape covering small tear on inside back cover. Cover and centerfold firmly attached. Other defects associated with grade. Coverhasnice color andgloss.Pages areoff-white and supple.This bookwould make agreat addition to your collection. Check out large scans for your determination of grade.

All prices will be determined by recent sales, CGC sales per the GPA and the Overstreet Price Guide.Two recent sales of very low grade copies. There aremultiple copies available on with some being CGC certified and some not with pricing going everywhere. Overstreet lists book at$188.00 inVery Good.My starting price should make this an attractive copy for your collection.

I have been selling on for over fifteen years and have always maintained 100% response. I will ship either first class or media whichever is cheaper. Other shipping can be arranged but buyer will have to pay the difference. Foreign orders are OK with sufficient positive response. Postage for foreign orders will be higher and may not be reflected in the automatic billing by , so please do not pay until you receive invoice created by me. Returns are accepted only if there was a defect not listed in the description. No returns accepted because of buyer's remorse so please offer accordingly. I will combine shipping but there will be a minimum fifty cents per additional sale up to a total of ten sales. All books will be packaged safely and securely. Packages will be shipped within twenty-four hours after receiving payment. Check out my other sales for other great books.


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