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1950s-1960s Humor Magazine and Comic Book Collection (145) with Early Mad Issues

Item Number 65287

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We're striking the funny bone hard, with this 1950s-1960s collection of (145) assorted humor magazines and comic books. A number of leading titles are assembled, including a partial run of important early Mad issues, with both comic book and magazine format types numbered between 2 and 81. Also along for the rollicking ride are titles such as Cracked, Help!, Frantic, Humbug and more. As can be expected, this vintage bundle shows moderate to considerable wear, however the majority are respectable examples in average to above average condition. Truly a rare treat in such quantity, this classic collection stands as a fantastic opportunity to net many of the often overlooked genre's most important titles and issues. 


Featured are:


1952-1955 Mad comic book format issues (14) with numbers: 2 (FR), 3 (FR), 4 (VG), 7 (FR-GD), 8 (FR), 9 (PR), 12 (GD), 13 (GD), 14 (GD-), 15 (GD), 17 (GD-), 18 (GD-VG) with deference to ink connected dots on the front cover, (2) 22 (VG, GD-VG);


1955-1963 Mad magazine format issues (49) range (80% VG to FN, 20% GD to GD-VG) with numbers: 25 second magazine size, 27, 28, 29, 32, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, 77, (2) 78, 79, 80, 81;


1958-1960 More Trash from Mad (3) with numbers: 1 with color reprint (VG), 2 no product labels (VG), 3 no text book covers (GD-VG);


1959-1962 The Worst from Mad (4) with numbers: 2 no record (GD-VG), 3 no poster (VG), 4 with comics section (VG), 5 no record (VG);


1958-1961 Cracked (17) range (75% VG to VG-FN, 25% GD to GD-VG) with numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 23; 


1960-1962 Help! (13) average (VG to FN) unless noted, with volumes/numbers: Vol. 1: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (FR, detached/split cover), 8, 9, 10, 12; Vol. 2: 1 (FR, detached/split cover), 2, 3 (mis-labeled Vol. 2, No. 2);


1958 Humbug (4) average (VG to VG-FN) with: comic book size: 6, 8, 9; magazine format: 10; 


1958-1959 Frantic! (4) average (VG) with: Vol. 1: 1, 2; Vol. 2: 1, 2; 


1954-1955 Panic comic book format (5) average (GD-VG to VG) with: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7;


1958-1959 Panic magazine format (4) average (VG) unless noted, with: 1 (FR, detached/split cover), 2, 3, 5;


1958-1959 Thimk (5) average (GD-VG to VG) unless noted, with: 1 (FR), 2, 3, 5, 6; 


1953-1961 Miscellaneous (23) range (75% VG to FN, 25% FR to GD-VG) with: (5) Frenzy; (3) Zany with #1; (4) Sick with #1; (2) Fooey with #1; (2) Loco with #1; Nuts #1; and (7) assorted others. 

 



 
 
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