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Tales of Horror (1952 Toby/Minoan) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Tales of Horror (1952 Toby/Minoan) 1

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    Cover by Myron Fass. Stories and art by Myron Fass, Bill Molno, Ed Smalle and Pete Morisi. Pre-Code horror comics from Toby Press. A horribly disfigured man gets a chance to change his life, thanks to an incredibly lifelike mask. An engineer exploring subterranean depths stumbles on the kingdom of the demons and their beautiful queen, Laila. In future year 9852, scientists Tum and Jan are exiled for predicting that their perfect society has a doomed future. Plus a look at the challenges of space travel that reflects the technology of 1952. The Ugliest Man in the World!; Demons Below Us!; Willie; The 24th Guest; Exile to Death!; Problems of Space Travel. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Tales of Horror (1952 Toby/Minoan) 2

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    Cover by Myron Fass. Stories and art by Myron Fass, Lawrence Dresser, and A.C. Hollingsworth. Pre-Code horror comics from Toby Press. A jealous architect schemes to feed his secretary and her new fiancee to his personal pet monster. A mad scientist can implant the personalities of dead people into the living, but maybe he shouldn't have started with Jack the Ripper. A henpecked horticulturist schemes to create his own little shop of horrors. The Thing in the Pool; The Hand of Jao Tze; The Rippers Return; Love from a Plant. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Tales of Horror (1952 Toby/Minoan) 3

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    Cover by Myron Fass. Stories and art by Myron Fass, Mel Keefer, and Ben Brown. Pre-Code horror comics from Toby Press. A deadly snake gets hold of a mad scientist's giantification formula, and soon menaces the city. A strange clock transports a man into the distant past, where Satanists appeal to him to sacrifice his wife. An evil pharaoh doll comes to life and commands the toys of the world to rise up in revolt against humanity. The Big Snake; The Devils Closet; The Toy Army; Trespasser from Beyond. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Issue #4
    Tales of Horror (1952 Toby/Minoan) 4
    • Staple rust with migration.
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout. Graded by MCS, not consignor.

    Cover by Myron Fass. Stories and art by Ernest Schroeder, Ben Brown, David Gantz and Myron Fass. Pre-Code horror comics from Toby Press. For sinister reasons, a man slips his niece and her husband a magic potion that shrinks them down to four inches tall. A monster created for a hoax turns out to be real. A scientist's super intellect-booster works too well on the test rats. The Curse of King Kala; Death from the Sea; The Man Who Imagined a Monster; Who Shall Inherit the Earth?; Li'l Pepp. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $800 Tales of Horror 4 CGC 6.5 TOP GRADED Giant Beetle Rare 1953 BEST COPY Toby Press

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  • Issue #5
    Tales of Horror (1952 Toby/Minoan) 5
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #4264093015
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0311463023
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout.

    Cover by Moe Marcus. Stories and art by Ben Brown, David Gantz, Moe Marcus, and Bernard Baily. Pre-Code horror comics from Toby Press. Hideously ugly Hans Bruckner is rejected from town after town, not because of his appearance, but because of his Mr. Hyde-like violent temper. The world's champion chess player is challenged by the mysterious Invincible One, who plays with a chessboard whose pieces look like miniature human beings. Vampires stalk the help at a country farm, but the farmer himself seems strangely unconcerned. The Man Who Lost His Shadow!; Hand of Fate!; Sisters of the Witch; Game of Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Tales of Horror (1952 Toby/Minoan) 6
    • Cover coming loose at one staple. Cover oxidation. Water damage.
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout. Graded by MCS, not consignor.

    Stories and art by Mel Keefer and Jack Sparling. Pre-Code horror comics from Toby Press. This issue may have been used as an example in the anti-comics classic, Seduction of the Innocent (p. 161). Nebbish Edgar buys a genie who will fulfill his wishes from a man at a strange old shop...but there's always a catch. A zombie wants to know why her husband is late for their undead rendezvous. A jar of beet juice turns out to be human bean juice. The Treacherous Genie; Test of Terror; The Fiend of Flames; Weirdest Suicide Pact; Special on Beet Soup; Brief Stop at Lambeau. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Tales of Horror (1952 Toby/Minoan) 7

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    Cover by Howard Rosenberger. Stories and art by Howard Rosenberger, Mel Keefer and Jack Sparling. Pre-Code horror comics from Toby Press. A creature from the depths is summoned by the sound of a foghorn, in an early comics version of the classic Ray Bradbury story "The Foghorn." An arrogant lawyer believes he is so smart that he can trick the Devil himself. Harriet marries a decrepit old man for his money, only to learn that he's immortal and has placed a horrible curse on any man who loves Harriet. The Man Who Tricked the Devil; Die for the Beggar; The Beast from the Deep; Dinky. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $375 TALES OF HORROR # 7 CGC 1.5 UNRESTORED NICE COVER COND FOR GRADE 1953

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  • Issue #8
    Tales of Horror (1952 Toby/Minoan) 8

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    Cover by Howard Rosenberger. Stories and art by Mel Keefer and Jack Sparling. Pre-Code horror comics from Toby Press. A bookkeeper with delusions of heroism decides to track down the mad killer stalking the city. Mad Avery devises a fiendish trap for the guests at his pool party, and the only person who suspects is his butler, Jarvis. A deadly snake gets hold of a mad scientist's giantification formula, and soon menaces the city, inspiring a great cover by Howard Rosenberger. The Slasher!; Pool of the Skeletons; The Witness!; Doorway to Darkness; The Death Ship; The Big Snake! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Issue #9
    Tales of Horror (1952 Toby/Minoan) 9
    • Interior is complete, but damaged. Back cover missing.
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout. Graded by MCS, not consignor.
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    Cover by Jack Sparling. Stories and art by George Olesen, Ben Brown, David Gantz and Jack Sparling. Pre-Code horror comics from Toby Press. A hit man relaxes in a steam room after his latest job, but as the heat increases, he realizes he's not in his favorite sauna - or even New York - anymore. Dr. Jonathan Weir crash-lands in Africa, where a local tribe entrusts him with the mystical artifact known as The Purple Claw, giving him the power to battle evil. In his debut adventures, he faces Dr. Gool's army of the undead, and gangster's moll Brima Stone, who has the powers of witchcraft. The Son of Satan; It Came from the Bottom of the World!; Too Much Steam; The Power of the Purple Claw; Purple Claw: The Devil Is a Dame. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

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    $1,000 Tales of Horror 9 CGC 6.5 TOP GRADED 1954 Headlights & Monster Minoan GGA Zombie

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  • Issue #10
    Tales of Horror (1952 Toby/Minoan) 10
    • Interior is complete. Complete spine split held with tape. Cover detached. Staple rust with migration.
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout. Graded by MCS, not consignor.

    Cover pencils by Ben Brown, inks by David Gantz. The Web of Horror, pencils by Ben Brown, inks by David Gantz; Dr. Jonathan Weir, the possessor of the Purple Claw, travels to the Valley of Horror in answer to a request from his friend Dr. Italo Schiasi; Unfortunately, Dr. Schiasi is already dead at the hands of a giant spider. The Killer in the Snow, pencils by Ben Brown, inks by David Gantz. The Serpent Strikes, pencils by Ben Brown, inks by David Gantz. He Walks by Night, art by George Olesen. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Tales of Horror (1952 Toby/Minoan) 11
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION: Tear seals. Staple rust. Rust migration. Water damage.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #23-3812DEF-011
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout.

    Cover pencils by Ben Brown, inks by David Gantz. The Giant from the Tomb--A Purple Claw Mystery, pencils by Ben Brown, inks by David Gantz. Death Flower--A Purple Claw Mystery, pencils by Ben Brown, inks by David Gantz; a man-eating plant terrorizes the Florida Everglades. Sparks of Life cartoon by Chas. Kuhn. The Final Horror--A Purple Claw Mystery, art by Ben Brown. Just What the Doctor Ordered text story. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    $440 TALES OF HORROR #11 CGC 5.5 OFF-WHITE TO WHITE PAGES TOBY PRESS 1954

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  • Issue #12
    Tales of Horror (1952 Toby/Minoan) 12

    Cover by Myron Fass. Stories and art by Ellis Eringer, Sal Trapani, Medio Iorio and Myron Fass. Pre-Code horror comics from Toby Press. Professor Lenox's charm school for girls turns out to be abducting women and replacing them with slaves of Satan. Tuscan peasant Alberto betrays the witch who aided him, but he forgot that witches often have covens. The corpse at a funeral thinks back on how each of his pallbearers led him to his untimely death. Welcome to My School; Fate of Alberto; Highway Rubout; The Pallbearers; Poison-Quill at Midnight. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Tales of Horror (1952 Toby/Minoan) 13

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    Cover by Al Gordon. Stories and art by Al Gordon, H.L. Larsen, Medio Iorio and Myron Fass. Pre-Code horror comics from Toby Press. A woman's ghost rises from the grave to visit her still-living husband, only to learn he's met someone else. A man realizes that demon-possessed children are behind a series of horrible murders - but could his own son be one of them? A vampire travels to the American West, where no one has ever heard of vampires or how to kill them, in the amusing horror-Western hybrid The Vampire Goes West. A Womans Revenge; Ghost with a Torch; Disaster Included; The Little Children; The Vampire Goes West. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.