Spy Cases #27( or #2) (1950)

I bought this comic for two or three reasons.  In my previous post I mentioned that I am developing an office building in Enschede. When completed, I will have my own room  and I will function somewhat as a landlord, at least for the time being. I will hang this comic on the wall.  On the cover a lot of things happen in two seperate rooms. The rooms in our office building will be occupied by different companies that potentially can be harmful to each other like spies. It will remind me that I will have to keep my tenants in check.

The other reason is because its a odd copy, namely, a double cover, which rarely happens due to a printing error. These books sell for   1,5 –  2 times guide price. Triple covers are even more expensive. The craziest buy on auction was X-Men 271 Double Cover selling for $112. This comic is widely available for $3 . But be aware, some books sell for less then guide.

The book is sealed within a CGC-casing, an official grader, meaning that I cannot read the book unless I open the case with force. CGC graded this book a 8.0. That is the grade for the inner cover. The outer cover is 7.0. This book is the only CGC 8.0  in the world and the highest graded copy. Normally this would mean that the comic book will skyrocket in price. Not in this case. Spy Cases is not a very well known  title, so not many people have submitted their books to cgc for grading. It is safely presumable that there are higher graded copies in existence.

The Hand of Fate #24 (1954)

This cover is trippin balls and scary. People call it the classic Electric Chair Cover. In the Netherlands,, a violation i.e. murder are often punished with a jail sentence between 1 and 25 years.  Because of this contrast I like this cover a lot. The cover radiates a lot of history.

The book was published by Ace Comics that published comics between 1940 and 1956 and are known for their pulp fiction.

This book just came out before the CCA was in effect. The CCA is the Comic Code Authority, that censors and controls the content of comic books.   This was ofcourse a black day in the history of comic books and freedom of speech in general. For more info on CCA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comics_Code_Authority

Our Army at War #112 (1961)

One of THE classic covers of the DC Pantheon. This image seems to have a cool dynamic between this bunch of soldiers in this awesome and legendary platoon. Its the whole team on the cover and I like this set-up better then a group picture. Sgt. Rock(in the middle) is one of the coolest and toughest characters from DC Comics. Something like Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos was for Marvel.

This copy would be very fine/near mint graded(9,0) copy if it wasnt for the diagonal grease in the lower right corner. Because of this defect I have to grade it a 6.5.