Mysterious Adventures

Story Comics // March 1951 - August 1955
Issue count: 25

Zombies! Curses! Dismemberment! Torture! Bound women! Story Comics, Inc. brought it all to the table with Mysterious Adventures! They did manage to survive for a couple issues after the CCA was implemented! Treasured finds!

Mysterious Adventures

There is remarkably little information out there about the publisher Story Comics. One must assume that they were small, if only for the fact that they released just 6 different titles between 1951 and 1955, most of them lasting for very short runs with not a lot of issues.

It is suspected that journeyman artist Harry Harrison may have had a stake in the company, as he is often listed as Editor.

Fairly tame by comparison to some other companies books in this genre, Mysterious Adventures did have their fill of voodoo-doll rituals, bondage, shrunken heads, death by quicksand. live cremation, and even a human skull being used as a bowling ball!

However, MA’s real stock-in-trade appeared to be the “ironic-revenge” story. For example, a surgeon strapped to the operating table about to be cut open by a team of undead that he had killed in the OR while alive, a terrified man being driven in a car to his death by the skeletons of the five people he killed in a drunk driving accident, skeletons of the men he framed in life forcing an inmate into the electric chair, the ghost of a climber whose line was cut returning to cut the line of the climber that killed him.

Creative duties, well, at least the artists - as most of the writing is uncredited, seem to be the contributions of mostly freelance guys who made the rounds at lots of companies during this time : Walter Johnson, Ed Goldfarb, A.C. Hollingsworth, Bill Fraccio, Lou Cameron, John D’Agostino, Harry Harrison (aforementioned as performing editorial duties), Hy Fleishman, Doyle Cohen, Jay Disbrow, Dick Beck, Bill Savage, Mannie Banks, Al Gordon and Ted Galindo.There were a few “known” names too - Doug Wildey, Ross Andru, Charles Nicholas, and Kurt Schaffenberger.

But adding to the mystery, there are a good number of stories for which even the artist is unknown.

This little obscure title is very collectible, demanding respectably high prices on the market.

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Issue #1

What's Mysterious Adventures #1 worth in 2022?

The mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #1 is unknown. A 9.0 from the Edgar Church pedigree is the highest-rated copy to sell publicly and sold for the price of $1,673 in September 2006. An unretouched 8.0 has a December 2012 value of $580, and an unretouched 7.5 has a value of $636 in April 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Tales of mystery and horror are featured in Mysterious Adventures #1, published by Story Comics in March 1951. Janet brings Professor Prome a photograph of a lizard monster who she found frozen in the Arctic in ice. Prome ignores objections from the natives, and thaws the monster, which comes to life and kills Janet. Prome escapes and returns to the city, where he’s later found dead with strange fang marks. ?

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$90 $175 $350 $675 $2,250 $1,673

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Issue #2

What's Mysterious Adventures #2 worth in 2022?

The mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #2 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an unretouched 8.5 that sold for the price of $1,376 in August 2018. A 8.5 from the Davis Crippen pedigree has a December 2006 value of $227, and an unretouched 8.0 has a value of $300 as of March 2016.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A woman becomes cursed until she finds true love in Mysterious Adventures #2, published in June 1951 by Story Comics. Abigail Sheffield was cursed to never die and walk Earth, sowing death, fire, and ash after she was falsely accused of being a witch. However, the curse can be broken by her true love John Cahill.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$65 $125 $250 $500 $2,000 $1,376

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Issue #3

What's Mysterious Adventures #3 worth in 2022?

The mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #3 is unknown. The highest-rated copy to sell publicly is an unretouched 8.5 that sold for the price of $375. That April 2018 value is an increase from its May 2016 price of $241. An unretouched 7.5 has a May 2018 value of $419.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A young lady's ghost haunts a seasoned pirate in Mysterious Adventures #3, published by Story Comics in August 1951. The pirate Black Luke and his men maroon a group of women and children in the Atlantic on a flimsy raft. Lucille falls overboard and dies, but comes back to Black Luke's ship to curse them!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$90 $175 $300 $600 $2,250 $419

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Issue #4

What's Mysterious Adventures #4 worth in 2022?

The mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #4 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an unretouched 8.5 that sold for the price of $1,560 in November 2019. An 8.5 from the Edgar Church pedigree has an August 2014 value of $657, and an unretouched 3.5 sold for the price of $241 in August 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Two brothers fall for the same girl in Mysterious Adventures #4, published in October 1951 by Story Comics. A mysterious woman lures two brothers to a curio shop, prompting them to buy a pair of miniature coffins. The wooden boxes suddenly begin to grow!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$90 $175 $300 $550 $2,000 $925

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Issue #5

What's Mysterious Adventures #5 worth in 2022?

The mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #5 is unknown. The highest-rated copy to sell publicly is an unretouched 9.0 that sold for the price of $566 in April 2013. An unretouched 6.0 has a June 2018 value of $1,313, which is an increase from its April 2011 value of $124. An unretouched 5.0 sold for the price of $260 in October 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A goddess saves a man to dire consequences in Mysterious Adventures #5, published by Story Comics in December 1951. David is an adventurer who crashes in the jungle. He's injured and on Death's door when the Jivaro goddess Konocry saves his life by letting him drink from her magical Pool of Eternity. The tribe disagrees with her decisions, and since the couple cannot die and are immortal, they must endure the tribe's torture forever.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$100 $200 $375 $725 $2,750 $1,313

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Issue #6

What's Mysterious Adventures #6 worth in 2022?

The mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #6 is unknown. The highest-rated copy to sell publicly is a 9.0 from the Bethlehem pedigree that sold for the price of $717 in August 2011. An unretouched 8.0 has a November 2018 value of $3,120, which is an increase from its July 2011 value of $163. An unretouched 7.5 has a value of $1,860 as of March 2020.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A skeleton warns a couple to cease their quest in Mysterious Adventures #6, published in February 1952 by Story Comics. A couple are in a cave in a rowboat when they come across the skeleton of Andrew - whose ghost is still alive!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$450 $900 $1,800 $3,500 $12,000 $3,120

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Issue #7

What's Mysterious Adventures #7 worth in 2022?

The mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #7 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an unretouched 9.2 that sold for the price of $975 in March 2013. An unretouched 8.5 has an October 2017 value of $1,105, and an unretouched 8.0 sold for the price of $1,220 in January 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A woman can see death in Mysterious Adventures #7, published by Story Comics in April 1952. Patty and Louis Nixon go to the South Seas on their honeymoon, where Patty drinks a strange potion from the natives. She begins to have cannibalistic inclinations, prompting Louis to worry. ?

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$125 $250 $475 $1,000 $4,000 $1,220

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Issue #8

What's Mysterious Adventures #8 worth in 2022?

The mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #8 is unknown. The highest-rated copy to sell publicly is an unretouched 8.5 that sold for the price of $275 in February 2004. An unretouched 7.0 has a March 2013 value of $190, and an unretouched 5.5 sold for the price of $456 in June 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A scientist becomes the host for a deadly parasite in Mysterious Adventures #8, published in June 1952 by Story Comics. A scientist working on atomic secrets is exposed to a high dose of radiation. He contracts a parasitic worm that grows behind his eye. It begins to slither from his eye and infects those around him!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$110 $220 $450 $850 $3,250 $456

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Issue #9

What's Mysterious Adventures #9 worth in 2022?

The mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #9 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an unretouched 8.0 that sold for the price of $1,860. That January 2020 value is an increase from its October 2013 price of $390. A 7.0 from the Davis Crippen pedigree has a June 2019 value of $1,705, and an unretouched 7.0 has a value of $1,391 as of May 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Two skeletons help to raise a coffin from its grave in Mysterious Adventures #9, published by Story Comics in August 1952. Annie Kent stands in horror as two skeletons bring a coffin from the ground. Her husband was buried there, but mysteriously her name is on the coffin!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$125 $250 $500 $900 $3,250 $1,705

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Issue #10

What's Mysterious Adventures #10 worth in 2022?

The mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #10 is unknown. The highest-rated copy to sell publicly is an unretouched 4.0 that sold for the price of $380 in May 2018. The only other copy of #10 to sell publicly is an unretouched 3.0 that sold in February 2020 for $119.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A wealthy woman's friends get revenge for her murder in Mysterious Adventures #10, published in October 1952 by Story Comics. Henry is handsome but very poor, so sets out to marry the ultra-wealthy heiress Anne and then kill her. Her friend and her servant team up to use magic to get revenge on Henry, using Ju-Jube magic to make Henry the newest addition to their shrunken head collection!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$180 $375 $700 $1,250 $4,500 $380

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Issue #11

What's Mysterious Adventures #11 worth in 2022?

The mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #11 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an unretouched 7.0 that sold for the price of $191 in November 2012. An unretouched 5.5 has an August 2019 value of $380, an unretouched 4.5 sold for the price of $214 in April 2019, and an unretouched 1.5 has a value of $125 as of February 2020.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Carl is trapped in quicksand in Mysterious Adventures #11, published by Story Comics in December 1952. Carl and his lady love are in the jungle when Carl is trapped in a pit of quicksand while the woman is attacked by haunted skeletons. ?

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$100 $200 $400 $750 $3,000 $380

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Issue #12

What's Mysterious Adventures #12 worth in 2022?

The mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #12 is unknown. The highest-rated copy to sell publicly is an unretouched 6.0 that sold for the price of $224 in March 2019. An unretouched 4.5 has a December 2017 value of $434, which is an increase from its January 2012 price of $96. An unretouched 3.5 has a value of $357 as of August 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A man haunts his business partner in Mysterious Adventures #12, published in February 1953 by Story Comics. A man has been dissected into pieces in an anatomy lab. However, he was murdered by his business partner, who is now haunted by the dismembered parts of his former friend!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$200 $400 $725 $1,300 $4,500 $434

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Issue #13

What's Mysterious Adventures #13 worth in 2022?

The mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #13 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an unretouched 5.5 that sold for the price of $2,300. That July 2019 value is an increase from its April 2011 price of $350. An unretouched 2.5 has a February 2018 value of $431.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The cover of Mysterious Adventures #13 features a classic giant skull, and was published by Story Comics in April 1953. This comic features four comics of horror and suspense. The stories are 'Death Comes in Small Pieces,' 'Life's Blood,' 'Witches Never Die,' and 'The Living Dead.'

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$250 $500 $1,000 $2,000 $8,000 $2,300

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Issue #14

What's Mysterious Adventures #14 worth in 2022?

The mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #14 is unknown. The highest-rated copy to sell publicly is a 8.0 from the Davis Crippen pedigree that sold for the price of $287 in December 2006. An unretouched 6.5 has a December 2012 value of $277, and a 6.0 from the River City pedigree has a March 2020 value of $1,000, which is an increase from its July 2017 price of $300.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A witch burns a body as she targets her next victim in Mysterious Adventures #14, published in June 1953 by Story Comics. A man discovers true horror when he encounters the Flame Throwers. A football coach forces his players to play through injuries, and when one of his players dies on the field, his brother exacts his revenge. ?

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$140 $275 $550 $1,100 $4,400 $300

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Issue #15

What's Mysterious Adventures #15 worth in 2022?

The mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #15 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is a 7.0 from the Davis Crippen pedigree that sold for the price of $227 in December 2006. An unretouched 6.5 has a November 2018 value of $1,952, which is an increase from its March 2006 value of $150.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Bill is turned into a bowling bowl in Mysterious Adventures #15, published by Story Comics in August 1953. A woman searches for Bill, only to discover Death has sentenced his skull to be his next bowling ball. ?

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$275 $550 $1,100 $2,200 $8,000 $1,952

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Issue #16

What's Mysterious Adventures #16 worth in 2022?

The mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #16 is unknown. The highest-rated copy to sell publicly is an 8.0 from the Davis Crippen pedigree that sold for the price of $311 in December 2006. A 7.0 from the River City pedigree has a December 2018 value of $1,791, and an unretouched 6.5 sold for the price of $800 in March 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A woman plots an icy murder in Mysterious Adventures #16, published in October 1953 by Story Comics. The woman wants to run away with her lover, but must get her husband out of the way. He owns an ice delivery company, and she plots to lock him in a freezer to stage his death.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$2,000 $400 $800 $1,500 $6,000 $1,791

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Issue #17

What's Mysterious Adventures #17 worth in 2022?

The mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #17 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is a 7.5 from the Aurora pedigree that sold for the price of $144 in August 2003. An unretouched 6.0 has an April 2018 value of $1,912, and an unretouched 5.5 sold for the price of $1,155 in September 2019, which is a decrease from its peak May 2019 value of $2,200.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A series of odd disappearances raise suspicions in Mysterious Adventures #17, published by Story Comics in December 1953. Ma and Pa Norris are an old couple who are kind and well-liked, but the sheriff suspects something is up when people keep disappearing near their cabin.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$400 $900 $1,900 $3,500 $12,000 $2,200

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Issue #18

What's Mysterious Adventures #18 worth in 2022?

The mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #18 is unknown. The highest-rated copy to sell publicly is an unretouched 8.5 that sold for the price of $667 in March 2014. An unretouched 6.5 has a March 2013 value of $200, an unretouched 4.0 sold for the price of $116 in May 2017, and an unretouched 3.0 has an October 2012 value of $62.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Mysterious Adventures #18 is one of the various comics used in a US Senate investigation and was published in February 1954 by Story Comics. Fritz loves his puppets as if they are his children. One day, he comes across a young woman who is about to commit suicide. He saves her, and she becomes his companion, but when she falls for Fritz's assistant and plots to kill Fritz, his puppets seek revenge!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$125 $250 $500 $1,000 $4,000 $667

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Issue #19

What's Mysterious Adventures #19 worth in 2022?

here is no known mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #20. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an unretouched 8.0 that sold for the price of $510 in June 2017. An unretouched 6.5 has a July 2011 value of $202, and an unretouched 6.0 has a value of $250 as of April 2011. An unretouched 4.5 sold for the price of $400 in December 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A famous but vile chef treats everyone poorly in life in Mysterious Adventures #20, published in June 1954 by Story Comics. Francois treats everyone like garbage, except for his rich girlfriend, leaving his wife and two children to suffer in squalid quarters. Francois beats his wife and son, who dies as a result, and his wife snaps, murdering Francois in his own restaurant.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$200 $400 $800 $1,600 $6,000 $1,475

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Issue #20

What's Mysterious Adventures #20 worth in 2022?

The mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #20 is unknown. The highest-rated copy to sell publicly is an unrestored 8.0 that sold for the price of $510 in June 2017. An unrestored 4.5 has an August 2020 value of $833, and an unrestored 4.0 sold for the price of $305 in August 2020.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Art by Jim Vadeboncoeur is featured throughout Mysterious Adventures #20, published by Story Comics in June 1954. A rich, famous chef treats his girlfriend to the best riches in life while his wife and kids live in squalor. After a violent altercation in which the son dies, the wife snaps, kills the chef, and uses his entrails to set the table.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$90 $180 $375 $750 $3,000 $575

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Issue #21

What's Mysterious Adventures #21 worth in 2022?

There is no known mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #21. The highest-rated copy to sell publicly is an unretouched 8.5 that sold for the price of $400 in July 2005. An unretouched 8.0 has a December 2012 value of $583, and an unretouched 7.5 has a value of $850 as of November 2017. An unretouched 6.5 sold for the price of $717 in April 2018, which is an increase from its August 2012 value of $137.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A mysterious necklace has a secret ability in Mysterious Adventures #21, published by Story Comics in August 1954. A necklace has been in a man’s family for many generations. When his wife kills him, she puts on the necklace, which strangles her and pins the blame of her murder on her secret boyfriend.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$90 $180 $375 $750 $3,000 $850

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Issue #22

What's Mysterious Adventures #22 worth in 2022?

There is no known mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #22. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an unretouched 9.2 that sold for the price of $792 in August 2013. An unretouched 8.5 has a June 2017 value of $425, and an unretouched 7.0 sold for the price of $288 in December 2019, which is an increase from its August 2015 value of $82.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A story in Mysterious Adventures #22 parodies Cinderella, published in October 1954 by Story Comics. Mother Ghoul puts a ghostly twist on Cinderella in the Nursery Tale series. A gigolo marries two exotic women from Europe and keeps them on opposite sides of town so one won’t discover the other. They both want to fatten him up, and when he investigates why, he discovers they are a zombie and vampire who want to eat him!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$80 $160 $325 $650 $2,500 $792

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Issue #23

What's Mysterious Adventures #23 worth in 2022?

There is no known mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #23. The highest-rated copy to sell publicly is an unretouched 8.0 that sold for the price of $215 in August 2014. An unretouched 7.5 has a January 2017 value of $259, an unretouched 7.0 sold for the price of $215 in April 2011, and an unretouched 6.5 has a value of $181 in March 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A man down on his luck makes a deal with the Devil in Mysterious Adventures #23, published by Story Comics in December 1954. The man sells his soul for great riches, and at the end of 20 years, the Devil can collect his soul - but only if he drowns. He flees to the driest place on Earth - Death Valley - so the Devil opens his cloak and creates a torrential rain, fulfilling an old Native legend.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$50 $100 $200 $400 $1,500 $259

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Issue #24

What's Mysterious Adventures #24 worth in 2022?

There is no known mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #24. There has been only one copy of #24 to sell at auction, which is a CGC 9.2 that sold for the price of $777 in May 2013.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The cover of Mysterious Adventures #24 pays homage to Dark Mysteries #4, published in March 1955 by Story Comics. A girl named Chick Little lives on a farm and is struck by an acorn on the head. Chick thinks the sky is falling and runs off to warn people. She encounters a range of people, from hipsters to the United Nations, but they don't believe her. When she returns home, Mars looms over the farm, and she and her father are abducted by Martians.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$30 $60 $125 $250 $1,000 $777

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Issue #25

What's Mysterious Adventures #25 worth in 2022?

There is no known mint condition value of Mysterious Adventures #25. There have been no copies that have been rated by the CGC, and the only copy to sell publicly was sold in a lot of #21-25 for $155.35 in July 2012.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The final comic in the series of Mysterious Adventures is comic #25, published by Story Comics in August 1955. The six stories featured in the comic are 'Paint the Town Red,' 'Strange Adventure,' 'Who's the Dummy?,' 'A Date with Destiny,' 'Bal Masque,' and 'Jack and Jill.'

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$30 $60 $120 $240 $900 $0

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