Comic Books

Pre-Code Horror Comics Commanding Thousands Ahead of Halloween

We all know by now what Golden Age comics and Silver Age comics mean. Big money! But what about a pre-Halloween auction of Pre-Code Horror and crime genre auction right before Halloween. That’s what is up at Heritage Auctions for October 27-28, 2022.

The website Comic Book Pile describes Pre-Code Horror comic books as an entire lost world of vintage comics to historians from the unregulated era of the late 1940s into the early 1950s. Then the industry was forced to self-censor with the Comics Code Authority. Hence, “pre-code.”

While this is the Golden Age in the 1930s to 1956 or so, many of the stories and characters are completely unknown to modern comic and movie fans. And there is big money in it as well. These are the top bids in the pre-code auction with some lots ending October 27th and some ending October 28th.

The images and descriptions below are from Heritage Auctions.

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