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Strange Fantasy (1952) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Strange Fantasy (1952) 1

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    "The Ghoul and the Guest"; A starving tramp begs for food at a farm house; When the woman of the house commands him to chop wood and fill the bin first, the man dies from the strain; He returns at night as a wood chopping zombie fulfilling his task. "Death Claws"; Investigator Emmet Blake is bothered with a murder during his vacation; Who killed old Mr. Throckmorton and what does the raven with the bloody feet have to do with it? "Nightmare Message!" text story. "The Captain Who Wouldn't Die!"; The captain of a sailing ship gets drowned by the ghost of a rival captain; When the ghost threatens to steer the ship on rocks, supernatural investigator Zero uses his "ghost-melting disintegrator" to render him powerless. "Primitive Peril!"; Two men make a crash landing in the jungle and are brought before a sun goddess; She declares them to be sacrificed to the sun god; The men, however, know about a total eclipse of the sun happening the next day; reprinted from Ellery Queen #1. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Strange Fantasy (1952) 2
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0201346003
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #21-192385E-019
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    Offbeat pre-Code horror stories from Ajax-Farrell, with art by the Iger Shop staff. A couple encounters a giant man-eating octopus while seeking a sunken Aztec treasure. A man falls for a female ventriloquist, until he learns her terrible secret. Three people are trapped overnight in a mountain cabin in freezing temperatures. Death Holds an Auction; Fate Has a Thousand Faces!; Fabulous Funeral; Chant of the Dead; The Frozen Bride. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $500 Strange Fantasy #2 CGC 2.5 Ghoulish Laboratory Cover 1952
    8 days left Auction STRANGE FANTASY #2 OCT. 1952 PRECODE HORROR (DETACHED COVER)

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  • Issue #3
    Strange Fantasy (1952) 3

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    Offbeat pre-Code horror stories from Ajax-Farrell, with art by the Iger Shop staff. A scientist buys an ancient box supposedly containing the head of the Medusa. A man becomes obsessed with the painting of a woman. Jungle hero "Pulah" battles a band of gorillas and their mysterious veiled leader, in a reprinted Rulah story featuring art possibly by Matt Baker. Fatal Horror; The Dancing Ghost; Death Dance. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $476 Strange Fantasy #3 CGC 3.5 Scarce pre-code horror Only 25 On Census

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  • Issue #4
    Strange Fantasy (1952) 4
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #4384462014
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    Offbeat pre-Code horror stories from Ajax-Farrell, with art by the Iger Shop staff. A modern-day French chateau becomes the site of an ancient plague. A disfigured female mobster has an unusual admirer. A man visits the castle that's still haunted by his ancestor's murder victim. Debt of Fear; Death Is No Stranger; Ashes of Gold; Solar Disaster (The Black Satan of Doomsday); Demon in the Dungeon. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Strange Fantasy (1952) 5

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    "Witch's Brand"; Sylvia Benton inherits a locket which belonged to a witch; Wearing it transforms her personality to an evil one; She kills her dog and poisons her husband, but a witch hunter from England can put her to death. "Visiting Corpse"; The marriage of Marge and Ted is breaking apart; Marge finds a magical ring and wishes upon Ted's death; Receiving news of his demise, she repents and wishes for him to come back. "Dream Destiny" text story. "Cadaver's Revenge"; Martin Jacoby is filled with happiness when his boss dies; He is to follow in his footsteps; Celebrating the event, Jacoby visits the cemetery and dances on his boss's grave. "Dead or Alive?"; Marveling at the likeness of a museum mummy and herself, Trudy is hurled back through time to ancient Egypt; As queen Ozarb she has to fight her way back into the present. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Strange Fantasy (1952) 6

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    Offbeat pre-Code horror stories from Ajax-Farrell, with art by the Iger Shop staff. A man discovers the formula for eternal life, but now he wants the antidote. A man gaslights his wife and has her committed to an asylum, but her ghost somehow haunts him. Female space explorers find a world where beauty standards are the reverse of Earth. Skull Scavenger; Rest in Peril; Death on Ice; Love Trap.... 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $150 Strange Fantasy #6 (CGC 1.5) Golden Age horror-suspense 1953 Ajax-Farrell P147

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  • Issue #7
    Strange Fantasy (1952) 7

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  • Issue #8
    Strange Fantasy (1952) 8

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    "Death Strikes Four"; A party of four friends visits a country home. Little do they know that the clock tower nearby is inhabited by an evil spirit; The clockwork runs on human flesh and blood--as the friends soon find out. "The Riddle of Manitou Rock"; Part indian hermit Terry lives under Manitou Rock, a sacred site; A friendly will o' the wisp guides him to a hidden bandit treasure, but some gangsters start to interfere. "Ghost Cat" text story. "Guided Death"; Captain Davis, a pilot in the Korean conflict, bravely manages to direct an unmanned plane (a guided missile) straight into its target--thus blowing up a railroad tunnel. "Cry from the Coffin"; A nameless man hits his head on a fire hydrant in the street and falls into a locked-in-state of being; Fully conscious, but unable to move or speak he has to witness identification by his unfaithful wife, an autopsy in which his heart is removed and his own funeral. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9A
    Strange Fantasy (1952) 9A
    • Cover oxidation, foxing.

    Stories and art by Bruce Hamilton and Steve Ditko. Offbeat pre-Code horror stories from Ajax-Farrell, with art by the Iger Shop staff. A man's long hair comes to life, in a truly bizarre escalating series of events partially illustrated by future Marvel legend Steve Ditko. An artist tries and fails to maintain the balance between madness and genius. Luther is cursed with the ability to know who is going to die. Dream of Horror; Hair Yee-eeee; Magic Formula; Portrait of Doom; Mirror of Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9B
    Strange Fantasy (1952) 9B

    Despite the cover, this (and the other variants) is not Strange Fantasy #9, or any other comic by Ajax. The covers were used to repackage reprints of Harvey comics, in this case an issue of "Black Cat." Other variants than these may exist; the publishing dates are uncertain. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9C

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    Rebinding of Harvey interiors. Not published by Ajax, with Boy's Ranch interior - Simon and Kirby art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9D

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    Rebinding of Harvey interiors. Not published by Ajax, with War interior. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Strange Fantasy (1952) 10

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    "The Terror of Akbar"; Akbar, an ancient mummy, comes to life in a museum to find his missing glowing eyes hidden in a safe; After finding the eyes and regaining his sight he goes on a rampage He loses his eyes again and, blinded, stumbles onto a subway track. "Bloody Mary"; Foster-child Sister doesn't let anyone stand in her way, not her foster-family or her court-appointed psychiatrist. "A Jungle Grave" text story. "Tee Off a Tomb!"; Biff Stewart helps solve the mystery of the dead female golf champion. "One Very Wide Coffin." 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Strange Fantasy (1952) 11

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    "In a Lonely Place," art by Robert Webb. "Death Packs a Suitcase"; Betty Jones finds her sister Mary dead, but the trail leads to a killer who refuses to be caught alive. "Frozen in Stone!"; Donna Hag flees to the jungle where her sculpture-work might be better appreciated, but in her madness she sculpts what she kills and the natives turn on her. "Mice and Old Rice" text story. "Doom Deferred"; Adam Monny builds a house to protect him from his imagined enemies, but no walls can keep out vengeful spirits. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Strange Fantasy (1952) 12
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2073382005
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout.

    "The Undying Fiend"; An expedition in England unearths a viking ship. In it slumbers a vampire Viking called Garth. Garth rises from the dead, steals the woman and retires in the Devonshire countryside. "Scales of Death"; A poisonous salamander is the source of doom for a sheik, a grand vizier and their mistress in old Arabia; Hundreds of years later the artefact comes back to life and goes after an old fool and his show girl hussy. "Fangs of Fear"; Two strangers are stalking each other on the waterfront; They fight for world domination in human disguise. "Jungle Magic" text story. "Terror Town"; Professor Wilkins experiments on brains and keeps them alive after death; When he injects the brain of an octopus with his growth serum, the thing expands enormously and starts running amuck in the city. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Strange Fantasy (1952) 13
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch. Cover coming loose at one staple.
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout. Graded by MCS, not consignor.
      Other items consigned by Bud Plant

    "Terror in the Attic"; George Moore shows his family home to his wife Linda and Linda discovers his twin brother Ben chained in the attic; Ben attacks Linda after she releases him and George has to kill his brother. "Desperate Peril!" starring Kolah (Rulah). "The Corpse Came To Dinner"; A man and his wife are haunted by the ghost of the mans original wife, who has come back from the dead angry that her husband had remarried after she died. "Bye-Bye Alibi!" text story. "The Murder Pool"; Fat unlikable James Gorse builds a swimming pool and fills it with a special red acid that eats away flesh; He tricks people he hates into swimming in his pool and laughs maniacally when they are reduced to skeletons. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $700 Strange Fantasy 13 CGC 6.5 Ajax BONDAGE HEADLIGHTS 1954 Rare Pink C. Farrell FN+

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  • Issue #14
    Strange Fantasy (1952) 14
    • 7" Cumulative spine split.
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout. Graded by MCS, not consignor.

    Offbeat pre-Code horror stories from Ajax-Farrell, with art by the Iger Shop staff. The victims of a gangster seek revenge after his death. Pearl divers encounter a deadly octopus. A detective investigates reports of an alien invasion in an abandoned building. Meet Me In the Tomb; Ghostly Guns!; Witch Child; Demon's Doom; Monster In The Building. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.