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Comic Book covers produced prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority 

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Low $145
Mid $495
High $1.7k
  • Violent cover featuring a guillotine in action
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Violent cover featuring a guillotine in action
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $30
Mid $90
High $300
  • Pre-code horror Injury-to-Eye panel
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Pre-code horror Injury-to-Eye panel
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $130
Mid $435
High $1.3k
  • Decapitation cover
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Decapitation cover
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $90
Mid $315
High $950
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $125
Mid $410
High $1.2k
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $400
Mid $1.2k
High $4k
  • Final issue, retitled Ghostly Weird Stories continuing with issue #120
  • Cover art by L.B. Cole
  • Final issue, retitled Ghostly Weird Stories continuing with issue #120
  • Cover art by L.B. Cole
Low $575
Mid $1.5k
High $5.8k
  • Cover art by L.B. Cole
  • Cover art by L.B. Cole
Low $130
Mid $505
High $1.4k
  • Cover art featuring The Old Witch
  • Interior biography of Ray Bradbury and story adaptation of The Black Ferris
  • Cover art featuring The Old Witch
  • Interior biography of Ray Bradbury and story adaptation of The Black Ferris
Low $900
Mid $2.8k
High $9.5k
  • Cover art by Harry Anderson
  • Cover art by Harry Anderson
Low $250
Mid $775
High $2.8k
  • Formerly titled Marvel Mystery Comics
  • New format featuring horror and sci-fi tales
  • Formerly titled Marvel Mystery Comics
  • New format featuring horror and sci-fi tales
Low $1.9k
Mid $5.5k
High $18.6k
  • Classic cover art by L.B. Cole
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Classic cover art by L.B. Cole
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $215
Mid $765
High $2.2k
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $850
Mid $4.5k
High $11.9k
  • Cover art by Matt Fox
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Cover art by Matt Fox
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $260
Mid $830
High $2.6k
  • Cover art by Mike Roy
  • Classic pre-code horror 'Caterpillar House'
  • Only two issues of Tormented were released before the Comics Code Authority placed major restrictions on the horror format
  • Cover art by Mike Roy
  • Classic pre-code horror 'Caterpillar House'
  • Only two issues of Tormented were released before the Comics Code Authority placed major restrictions on the horror format
Low $90
Mid $315
High $925
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $110
Mid $300
High $1.1k
  • Cover art by Wally Wood
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Cover art by Wally Wood
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $120
Mid $400
High $1.2k
  • 1st appearance of Drusilla, female host of the anthology title
  • 1st appearance of Drusilla, female host of the anthology title
Low $175
Mid $625
High $1.9k
  • Cover art by Frank Giusto
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Cover art by Frank Giusto
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $350
Mid $1.1k
High $3.9k
  • Classic cover art by Lee Elias
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Classic cover art by Lee Elias
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $255
Mid $725
High $2.2k
  • Cover art by George Evans
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Cover art by George Evans
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $120
Mid $400
High $1.2k
  • Cover art by Wally Wood
  • Cover art by Wally Wood
Low $160
Mid $525
High $1.6k
  • Referenced in Seduction of the Innocent, led to establishing the Comics Code Authority
  • Reason: a man pours the poison used to kill his wife down the drain and gets away with murder
  • Referenced in Seduction of the Innocent, led to establishing the Comics Code Authority
  • Reason: a man pours the poison used to kill his wife down the drain and gets away with murder
Low $35
Mid $375
High $1.3k
  • Cover art by Don Heck
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Cover art by Don Heck
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $1.1k
Mid $3.2k
High $10.3k
  • Cover art by Bernard Baily
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Cover art by Bernard Baily
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $115
Mid $440
High $1.5k
  • Morbid cover art by George Evans
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Morbid cover art by George Evans
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $415
Mid $1.3k
High $4.2k
  • Cover art by L.B. Cole
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • First story is an adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)
  • Cover art by L.B. Cole
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • First story is an adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)
Low $80
Mid $250
High $875
  • Referenced in Seduction of the Innocent, led to establishing the Comics Code Authority
  • Reason: a man is severely beaten by the police while the real killer, a high-ranking cop, gets away with murder
  • Referenced in Seduction of the Innocent, led to establishing the Comics Code Authority
  • Reason: a man is severely beaten by the police while the real killer, a high-ranking cop, gets away with murder
Low $125
Mid $450
High $1.2k
  • Cover art by Don Heck
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Cover art by Don Heck
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $420
Mid $1.1k
High $4.2k
  • Cover art by Don Heck
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Cover art by Don Heck
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $350
Mid $1.4k
High $3.5k
  • Banned cover art that bleakly suggests humanity is nothing but a puppet show performed by ghoulish parental archetypes where the father is brainless and the mother is sadistic
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Banned cover art that bleakly suggests humanity is nothing but a puppet show performed by ghoulish parental archetypes where the father is brainless and the mother is sadistic
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $825
Mid $2.6k
High $8.2k
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $1.9k
Mid $6.9k
High $22k
  • Cover art by Bill Everett
  • Cover art by Bill Everett
Low $1.6k
Mid $5.7k
High $19k
  • Cover art depicting graphic horror
  • One of nine comics banned by Congress
  • One of many examples during this era of an eye injury that adds value to a cover similar to: 'headlights' 'bondage' 'Nazis' and other recurring taboos
  • Cover art depicting graphic horror
  • One of nine comics banned by Congress
  • One of many examples during this era of an eye injury that adds value to a cover similar to: 'headlights' 'bondage' 'Nazis' and other recurring taboos
Low $1.2k
Mid $3.4k
High $9.3k
  • Classic cover art by Lee Elias
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Classic cover art by Lee Elias
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $200
Mid $860
High $2.8k
  • Cover art by Gene Colan
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Cover art by Gene Colan
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $415
Mid $1.4k
High $4.4k
  • Cover art by L.B. Cole
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Cover art by L.B. Cole
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $350
Mid $975
High $3.5k
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $660
Mid $1.9k
High $6.8k
  • Classic cover art by L.B. Cole
  • Classic cover art by L.B. Cole
Low $400
Mid $1.2k
High $4k
  • Cover art depicting bondage
  • Cover art depicting bondage
Low $110
Mid $300
High $1.1k
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $1.7k
Mid $6k
High $17.2k
  • Classic cover art by Bernard Baily
  • Interior artwork by Basil Wolverton
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Classic cover art by Bernard Baily
  • Interior artwork by Basil Wolverton
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $115
Mid $1.1k
High $3.2k
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $215
Mid $810
High $2.7k
  • Classic cover art by Wally Wood, published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Classic cover art by Wally Wood, published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $150
Mid $500
High $1.5k
  • Classic cover art by Ken Bald
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Classic cover art by Ken Bald
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
Low $26k
Mid $72k
High $200k
  • Cover art by Alex Schomburg
  • Considered to be the most valuable non-superhero comic book
  • Cover art by Alex Schomburg
  • Considered to be the most valuable non-superhero comic book
Low $550
Mid $3.1k
High $11.5k
  • Classic pre-Comics Code Authority cover
  • Classic pre-Comics Code Authority cover
Low $1.2k
Mid $4k
High $12k
  • Classic pre-code cover art by Lou Morales
  • 'Tongue Bouquet' cover
  • Classic pre-code cover art by Lou Morales
  • 'Tongue Bouquet' cover
Low $750
Mid $2.8k
High $7.5k
  • Pre-Comics Code Authority horror cover art depicting a disembodied eyeball blasting humans with a power ray
  • Pre-Comics Code Authority horror cover art depicting a disembodied eyeball blasting humans with a power ray
Low $1.8k
Mid $6.5k
High $18k
  • Pre-Comics Code Authority torture cover
  • 1st appearance Mr. Crime
  • Pre-Comics Code Authority torture cover
  • 1st appearance Mr. Crime
Low $1.3k
Mid $4.5k
High $12.8k
  • Pre-Comics Code Authority cover art
  • Pre-Comics Code Authority cover art
Issue Publisher Low Mid High
Tales from the Crypt #44 EC $145 $495 $1.7k
Thing! #16 Charlton $30 $90 $300
Weird Mysteries #6 Stanley Morse $130 $435 $1.3k
Haunt of Fear #7 EC $90 $315 $950
This Magazine Is Haunted #7 Fawcett $125 $410 $1.2k
Blue Bolt #119 Funnies Inc. $400 $1.2k $4k
Thrilling Crime Cases #49 Star $575 $1.5k $5.8k
Haunt of Fear #18 EC $130 $505 $1.4k
Strange Tales #28 Marvel $900 $2.8k $9.5k
Marvel Tales #93 Marvel $250 $775 $2.8k
Startling Terror Tales #11 Star $1.9k $5.5k $18.6k
Beware! Terror Tales #8 Fawcett $215 $765 $2.2k
Chilling Tales #15 Youthful $850 $4.5k $11.9k
Tormented #1 Sterling $260 $830 $2.6k
Crime Suspenstories #21 EC $90 $315 $925
Shock Suspenstories #5 EC $110 $300 $1.1k
Vault of Horror #37 EC $120 $400 $1.2k
Baffling Mysteries #7 Ace $175 $625 $1.9k
Chamber of Chills #23 Harvey $350 $1.1k $3.9k
Crime Suspenstories #23 EC $255 $725 $2.2k
Eerie #3 Avon $120 $400 $1.2k
Crime Suspenstories #19 EC $160 $525 $1.6k
Weird Terror #3 Comic Media $35 $375 $1.3k
Mister Mystery #12 Media Pub. $1.1k $3.2k $10.3k
Crime Suspenstories #24 EC $115 $440 $1.5k
Startling Terror Tales #10 Star $415 $1.3k $4.2k
Shock Suspenstories #4 EC $80 $250 $875
Horrific #5 Comic Media $125 $450 $1.2k
Horrific #4 Comic Media $420 $1.1k $4.2k
Horrific #2 Comic Media $350 $1.4k $3.5k
Horrific #1 Comic Media $825 $2.6k $8.2k
Venus #19 Marvel $1.9k $6.9k $22k
Tomb of Terror #15 Harvey $1.6k $5.7k $19k
Chamber of Chills #19 Harvey $1.2k $3.4k $9.3k
Menace #9 Atlas $200 $860 $2.8k
Startling Terror Tales #5 Star $415 $1.4k $4.4k
Blue Bolt #115 Funnies Inc. $350 $975 $3.5k
Power Comics #3 Holyoke $660 $1.9k $6.8k
Ghost Comics #6 Fiction House $400 $1.2k $4k
Crime Suspenstories #11 EC $110 $300 $1.1k
Weird Mysteries #5 Stanley Morse $1.7k $6k $17.2k
Tales from the Crypt #41 EC $115 $1.1k $3.2k
Shock Suspenstories #6 EC $215 $810 $2.7k
Forbidden Worlds #24 ACG $150 $500 $1.5k
Suspense Comics #3 Continental $26k $72k $200k
Witches Tales #25 Harvey $550 $3.1k $11.5k
Lawbreakers Suspense Stories #11 Charlton $1.2k $4k $12k
Keen Detective Funnies #20 Centaur $750 $2.8k $7.5k
Crime Does Not Pay #24 Lev Gleason $1.8k $6.5k $18k
Dynamic Comics #8 Harry Chesler $1.3k $4.5k $12.8k