*Horror 1940-1959: L B Cole was one of the most famous of Golden/Atomic Age cover artists. He drew in a variety of genres, and was artistic director at Star, illustrating 95% of the company’s covers; his lurid, feverish style, almost hallucinogenic, graced horror, science-fiction and romance alike. A prime example is Ghostly Weird Stories #122, with its horror/sci-fi theme. Inside features a brand new and rather spiffy horror tale illustrated by cult artist Jay Disbrow, backed up, presumably in a cost-cutting exercise, by edited reprints, primarily of Fox material. This copy has a cover rich in colour with vibrant gloss and no markings. Only very minor wear at top, bottom and right edge. The spine has come away at some point and been skilfully glued back on and restapled. There are 3 cm spine splits at top and bottom and a small hole near the bottom staple area, with a tiny piece of the cover glued to the first page (see images). Nice off-white pages and great eye appeal. High resolution images are available on request.
PICTURED: GHOSTLY WEIRD STORIES #122 FA/GD £650 SOLD