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Offered here are eight different issues and the sole Annual for Marvel's black-and-white horror magazine, Monsters Unleashed!, all awarded CGC's Universal Grade designator. (Missing only #'s 3, 5, and 8 from the set.) Horror scripts were provided for the issues in this assortment by Thomas, Wolfman, Conway, Claremont, Gerber, and Moench, while the exciting interior artwork was the work of Graham, Rival, Trinidad, Kim, Mayerik, DeZuniga, Marcos, Cockrum, Broderick, Perlin, A. Jones, Chan, Alcala, Freixas, J. Buscema, Shores, Brunner, Reese, and Colan. Of course, the painted covers for these magazines are the main point of collector interest, and this assortment includes outstanding pieces by Morrow, Norem, Vallejo, Hescox, Jad, Bald, and Brunner! Every issue but two can trace their origin back to the Don Rosa Collection, while the outstanding examples for issue #'s 9 and 11 claim no specific pedigree. Issue #'s 1, 2, 4, 7, 10, and Annual #1 demonstrate off-white to white page quality; issue #6 demonstrates off-white page quality; issue #'s 9 and 11 have been designated as WHITE paged examples.
Includes: #'s 1 (7/73; 9.4; adaptations of stories by Bloch and Howard; article on Larry Talbot; Solomon Kane story), 2 (9/73; 9.2; Karloff story and photos; Frankenstein's Monster stories begin), 4 (2/74; 9.6; Harryhausen article by Isabella; Gullivar Jones story), 6 (6/74; 9.4; Frankenstein Monster cover and story; dinosaur dictionary article), 7 (8/74; 9.6; Frankenstein's Monster article and photos; "Werewolf by Night" text story by Conway), 9 (12/74; 9.4; Man-Thing, Frankenstein's Monster, and Wendigo appearances), 10 (2/75; 9.6; origin of Tigra; Frankenstein's Monster story), 11 (4/75; 9.4; Final Issue), and Annual #1 (1975; 9.6). At the time of this writing, the CGC Census reports that this copy of issue #7 is the highest graded example that CGC has reviewed for that issue, tied with none, and that these copies for issue #'s 4, 10, and Annual #1 are tied with one to four other copies as the highest graded example for their respective issues. All others either grade as one of the top five copies for their issue or are tied with others as one of the top five graded issues for their number.