Boris Karloff Thriller #1 CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-White to White

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NM+ 9.6
Page Quality
Off-White to White
Pacific Coast
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Gold Key


From the legendary Pacific Coast Collection, this almost impossible to find in high grade issue ties two other comics (Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom #1 and Strange Tales #101) as the very first the original owner of this incredible pedigree purchased off of the newsstand way back in the Summer of 1962. Thus started the legendary practice of this insightful young man to carefully stack his books in stacks so as to keep them flat and fresh. The results have been beyond compare, as this squarebound Gold Key will attest to. Perfect in every way, this is the finest known example of Boris Karloff Thriller #1 and is one of only 2 to make it to 9.6 (with only 3 others in 9.4). Features a classic photo of Boris Karloff on the cover (with the same photo for a back cover pin-up). Undeniably NM+ with fresh pages and no wear. Based on the pioneering anthology television show (along with the Outer Limits) that influenced a whole genre of television for years to come. It lasted 2 incredible seasons from September, 1961 until July, 1962 (when this issue hit the newsstands). Thank you, Boris.

Boris Karloff Thriller #1 CGC 9.6 ow/w Pacific Coast