Cover, 1952 Shocking horror tale #11 It’s perhaps just the best example of the reasoning behind Star Publications’ memorable six years of operation during perhaps the most competitive period in the history of the American comic book market. Although most were re-fueled with substrate, in many cases they were only a few years old at the time. L.B. Cole Knowing for sure that he could sell that material better than it was at first, thanks to the strength of his own cover design and functionality, LB Cole’s formula was simple during this time: teasing the story from the inside. in symbolic form Use bold, high-contrast images with sex appeal where appropriate. All colors in a visually horrifying poster art style. LB Cole gave a great idea to cover a design that would stand out on a crowded newsstand. And this one does exactly that. One of the most coveted Pre-Code horror comics among collectors has Shocking horror tale #11 (Star Publications, 1952) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages for auction in 2022 27 – 28 Halloween Pre-Code Horror and Crime Comics Showcase Auction #40207 at Heritage Auctions.
Compare LB Cole covers for Shocking horror tale #11 to the cover of the original source of its inner story. Feature Presentation #5 (Fox Feature Syndicate, 1950) It’s easy to see Cole’s mad ways. while accurately conveying its inner story — a rare full-length story for a time formerly known as black tarantula — Cole created a cover that the average reader of the day always chose over the original. He also gave a more interesting title. Deadly ghost spider!!(What is a ghost spider of death? I don’t know. But now I want to find out) and as usual of Cole’s formula for the aforementioned comic book during this period. He included an annotation on the cover: “Yes, have you ever wondered why evil and evil still exist in this world? something explains But some things can’t be explained Are you sure you can walk without turning around to see if someone is following? If you can sleep without fear, I don’t know… then read this because it might be the answer, the story, so many people claim to have seen and been bitten by the ghost of death spiders!”
Interestingly, this logo comes in a variety of blue and black colors. This could be a sign that LB Cole paid attention to detail in making the cover colors stand out. This book definitely dropped off newsstands in 1952, and that’s why it’s been a classic ever since. The always-on-demand horror pre-code has it. Shocking horror tale #11 (Star Publications, 1952) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages for auction in 2022 27 – 28 Halloween Pre-Code Horror and Crime Comics Showcase Auction #40207 at Heritage Auctions. If you’ve never auctioned at Heritage Auctions before, you can get more information. You can check FAQs about the bidding process and related matters.
Terrifying Tales #11 (Star Publications, 1952) CGC FN+ 6.5 White to White The issues gathered heavily The “classic” spider skull cover by LB Cole holds the restraint plate inside. This is the final version of Overstreet 2022 FN 6.0 title, value = $1,029; VF value 8.0 = $2,400 CGC census 10/22: 5 in 6.5 over 15
CGC Grader Note:
Put on the upper left side of the front cover with a broken color.
Light crease to cover
The back cover is very dirty.
cover every corner
View certificate for CGC Certification ID 2708907004.
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