Two-fisted Tales

EC // November-December 1950 - February-March 1955
Issue count: 24

Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series with gritty tales of war and adventure! See what copies that are floating around are selling for by using our online price guide!

Two-fisted Tales

Two-Fisted Tales was the continuation of Haunt of Fear #17, a series from 1950 that didn’t really take off.

After renaming it, the comic saw some life for 24 issues, until it was canceled in March 1955. 

The series had a famous team of writers and artists, featuring Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, John Severin, Jack Davies, etc. It featured horror and supernatural tales, but unfortunately at a time when people were starting to get tired of the genre.

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Issue #18

What's Two-fisted Tales #18 worth in 2022?

The highest price for this issue was set at $8,913 in 2002. It dropped to $5,975 in 2018, and currently goes for $4,800. Despite the steep decline at the top-end, lower grades have produced steady, consistent growth. VF- 7.5 increased nearly 250%, moving from $230 in 2014 to today's price of $800. VG+ 4.5 more than doubled from $125 in 2003 to a current value of $300.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This #18 issue is more like a debut #1. It carries the numbering from the #17 final issue of The Haunt of Fear, but marks a change in title and genre.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$150 $300 $600 $1,150 $4,500 $8,913

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Issue #19

What's Two-fisted Tales #19 worth in 2022?

A NM/MT 9.8 copy of this issue set the historical high price of $3,107 in 2014. This was a solid increase from its 2010 value of $2,390, but it's fluctuated down again to today's price around $2,000. Still, the limited transactions at lower grades do point to positive growth. VF- 7.5 went from $270 in 2008 to today's price of $345, and VG/FN 5.0 currently goes for $160 compared to $150 for a higher quality FN 6.0 in 2005.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Cover art and 'War Story!' written by Harvey Kurtzman. He'd go on to become the founding editor of Mad magazine.

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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 $3,450

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Issue #20

What's Two-fisted Tales #20 worth in 2022?

So far, this issue has produced downward movement. The top price of $2,629 was set by a NM/MT 9.8 in 2013, and now goes for $1,650. One step down, a NM+ 9.6 that went for around $2,200 in 2002 now sells for $1,800. The few transactions at lower grades reflect flat growth. This could be an excellent investment opportunity if you want to buy low and anticipate a rebound.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Cover art and all stories written by Harvey Kurtzman. He'd go on to become the founding editor of Mad magazine.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$40 $80 $160 $300 $1,200 $2,629

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Issue #21

What's Two-fisted Tales #21 worth in 2022?

Other issues in this series have shown some declines at the top-end, but that's not the case here. The highest price of $1,680 was set by a NM/MT 9.8 in 2019, an increase from the 2012 value around $1,300. FN+ 6.5 went from $65 in 2005 to a current value of $115, and VG+ 4.5 gained $20 in net profit from $75 in 2018 to today's price of $95.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A lucky doll protects a solider . . . or does it? Cover art and stories written by Harvey Kurtzman. He'd go on to become the founding editor of Mad magazine.

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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 $950 $1,840

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Issue #22

What's Two-fisted Tales #22 worth in 2022?

A NM/MT 9.8 of this issue sold for $2,495 in 2002, followed by many years of movement around the $1,500-$1,900 range. The top price of $2,629 in 2017 broke this trend, but now it sits at a value of $1,320. VF 8.0 went from $190 in 2007 up to $355 in 2009 before landing at a current value of $265. FN+ 6.5 did much better, growing from $65 in 3005 to today's price of $195.

Why is this comic book valuable?

“Enemy Contact! art by Jack Davis and story by Harvey Kurtzman. They'd go on to become part of the founding team for Mad magazine.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$35 $70 $140 $275 $1,100 $2,629

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Issue #23

What's Two-fisted Tales #23 worth in 2022?

There's only one NM/MT 9.8 available for this issue, and it hasn't recorded a sale. A NM+ 9.6 below it set the top price of $1,438 in 2002, and slowly dropped over time to a current value of $955. The rest of the market has produced flat growth, though VG- 3.5 had a small jump from $60 in 2005 to today's price of $75.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A heroic solider takes a last stand against the enemy! Art by Jack Davis and story by Harvey Kurtzman. They'd go on to become part of the founding team for Mad magazine.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$35 $65 $125 $250 $1,000 $1,438

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Issue #24

What's Two-fisted Tales #24 worth in 2022?

A NM+ 9.6 set the historical high price of $1,323 for this issue in 2002. In a common pattern for this series, that was followed by a slow drop in value over time to today's price of $775. There aren't enough sales on record to determine overall trends, but other issues in this series have seen solid growth right below the high-end.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A group of American soldiers sacrifice themselves to stop an enemy onslaught! Art by Jack Davis and story by Harvey Kurtzman. They'd go on to become part of the founding team for Mad magazine.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$35 $65 $125 $250 $1,000 $1,323

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Issue #25

What's Two-fisted Tales #25 worth in 2022?

The single NM/MT 9.8 available for this issue set the historical high price of $3,884 with its only sale in 2013. There aren't enough transactions on file for the rest of this market, but other issues in this series have generated positive movement below the top-end grades.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A Sergeant leads his troops through muddy terrain. Art by Jack Davis and story by Harvey Kurtzman. They'd go on to become part of the founding team for Mad magazine.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $25 $75 $150 $775 $3,884

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Issue #26

What's Two-fisted Tales #26 worth in 2022?

There are two NM/MT 9.8 copies of this issue on file, but neither has recorded a sale. The top price of $1,265 was set by a NM+ 9.6. This was followed by declines in price, and it currently sits at $855. Like other issues in this series, there is some positive movement at lower grades: VF- 7.5 went from $80 in 2011 to a current value of $100.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Art by Jack Davis and stories by Harvey Kurtzman. They'd go on to become part of the founding team for Mad magazine.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$40 $75 $150 $300 $1,200 $1,265

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Issue #27

What's Two-fisted Tales #27 worth in 2022?

The historical high price for this issue was set at $2,185 by a NM/MT 9.8 in 2002. In following years it saw fluctuations leading to a decline in value: it currently sits at $765. There are few sales below it, so it's hard to gauge the market value for other grades. This could be an excellent buy-low opportunity at the top-end.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A brave American lieutenant's luck helps his squad win a battle against the North Korean army! Cover art, pencils and story by Harvey Kurtzman. He'd go on to write every story for the first twenty-three issues of Mad magazine.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$30 $55 $100 $200 $800 $2,185

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Issue #28

What's Two-fisted Tales #28 worth in 2022?

There's one NM/MT 9.8 available for this issue, and it set the top price of $1,016 with its only sale in 2012. It's been a slow moving market below it, but with signs of positive growth: VF+ 8.5 went from $90 in 2005 to today's price of $190.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Two American troops miss a vital meeting while playing checkers, but use skills from that game to defeat the enemy! Cover art, pencils and story by Harvey Kurtzman. He'd go on to write every story for the first twenty-three issues of Mad magazine.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$30 $55 $100 $200 $800 $1,610

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Issue #29

What's Two-fisted Tales #29 worth in 2022?

The two NM/MT 9.8 copies of this issue recorded one sale to date: the top price of $1,160 in 2012. There are few sales at lower grades, but they point to growth. GD/VG 3.0 currently goes for $100, up from the $40 value of a higher grade FN 6.0 in 2017.

Why is this comic book valuable?

An American soldier aims for revenge after a North Korean troop kills his friends. In victory, he spares the life of the enemy's only remaining soldier. Cover art, pencils and story by Harvey Kurtzman. He'd go on to write every story for the first twenty-three issues of Mad magazine.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$30 $55 $100 $200 $800 $1,160

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Issue #30

What's Two-fisted Tales #30 worth in 2022?

There are two NM/MT 9.8 copies available for this issue, and they set a top price of $1,950 in 2017 (a solid profit from $1,554 in 2012). Below it, FN/VF 7.0 moved from $115 in 2013 to a current value of $260. FN 6.0 produced an amazing profit, going from $40 in 2004 to today's price of $250. That's a gain of 525%!

Why is this comic book valuable?

American soldiers are trapped between two enemy bunkers! Cover art by Jack Davis, all stories written by Harvey Kurtzman. They were instrumental in the 1952 launch of Mad magazine.

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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 $1,600 $1,950

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Issue #31

What's Two-fisted Tales #31 worth in 2022?

The single NM+ 9.6 top grade for this issue produced one sale of $777 in 2012. Five years later in 2017, a lower quality NM 9.4 set a better historical high price of $925. It declined after, and currently sits at $660. Similarly, VF+ 8.5 went for $190 in 2008, jumped to $250 in 2014 and has a current value of $230.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue in the series is a special feature of Civil War stories. Cover art, pencils and story by Harvey Kurtzman. He'd go on to write every story for the first twenty-three issues of Mad magazine.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$30 $60 $120 $225 $900 $925

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Issue #32

What's Two-fisted Tales #32 worth in 2022?

The highest price for this issue was set at $805 by a NM 9.4 in 2004. It had some fluctuations around the $775 mark in following years, then declined to today's price of $575. The limited sales data at lower grades reflect flat growth or small declines over time.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The crew of an American submarine withstands a massive attack from Japanese forces! Features art by Jack Davis and stories written by Harvey Kurtzman. They were instrumental in the 1952 launch of Mad magazine.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $45 $90 $175 $700 $805

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Issue #33

What's Two-fisted Tales #33 worth in 2022?

The lone NM+ 9.6 for this issue has yet to record a sale, leaving NM 9.4 below it to set the top price of $868 in 2002. Following years saw price fluctuations for this grade in the $700-$500 range, leading to a current value of $720. VF 8.0 went from around $85 in 2003 to today's price of $175.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Enemy snipers get the jump on American soldiers! Features art by Jack Davis and stories written by Harvey Kurtzman. They were instrumental in the 1952 launch of Mad magazine.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$35 $65 $125 $250 $1,000 $868

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Issue #34

What's Two-fisted Tales #34 worth in 2022?

There are seven copies of this issue available at the highest grade NM+ 9.6. They set a top price of $1,323, then declined over time to a current value around $700. Lower grades performed better: FN/VF 7.0 nearly doubled from $75 in 2013 to today's price of $140, and VG+ 4.5 jumped from $35 in 2011 to a current value of $80.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In a departure from the previous modern American military theme for this series, #34 features stories from other historical eras such as the Wild West and old English knights.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$30 $55 $100 $200 $800 $1,323

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Issue #35

What's Two-fisted Tales #35 worth in 2022?

The highest available grade for this issue is set by three NM- 9.2s, and they set a historical high price of $1,016 in 2015. This was a profit from $777 in 2012, but there was a drop to $825 in 2017. VF 8.0 went from $160 in 2013 to today's price of $235, and FN/VF 7.0 from $200 in 2006 to a current value of $315.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Abraham Lincoln orders Union soldiers to take on the Confederates in New Orleans! Cover art by Jack Davis and stories written by Harvey Kurtzman. They were instrumental in the 1952 launch of Mad magazine.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$45 $90 $170 $325 $1,300 $1,016

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Issue #36

What's Two-fisted Tales #36 worth in 2022?

The three copies of this issue graded at NM+ 9.6 represent the highest quality available. They went from $538 in 2013 to the historical high price of $717 in 2015, then dropped to $690 in 2017. There are few sales at lower grades, making for an unestablished mid-to-low market.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A Marshall is shot dead by a bank robber. Years later, the Marshall's son gets justice and arrests the murderer! Features art by Jack Davis, who was instrumental in the 1952 launch of Mad magazine.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $45 $90 $180 $725 $776

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Issue #37

What's Two-fisted Tales #37 worth in 2022?

Three NM+ 9.6 copies of this issue mark the highest quality available, and they set a top price of $1,016 in 2015. This was a solid profit from $717 just one year earlier in 2014! The limited number of sales at lower grades currently reflect flat growth over time.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Features cover and story art by John Severin. He was part of the team that launched Mad magazine in 1952, then became Cracked magazine's house artist for a 45-year run.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $45 $90 $175 $600 $1,035

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Issue #38

What's Two-fisted Tales #38 worth in 2022?

The only copy of this issue available at the highest grade NM+ 9.6 has yet to record a sale, leaving NM 9.4 to set the top price of $723 in 2016. This was a profit from $448 in 2009, but it's declined from the peak to a current value of $660. VG/FN 5.0 doubled from $25 in 2002 to a current value of $50.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Features cover and story art by John Severin. He was part of the team that launched Mad magazine in 1952, then became Cracked magazine's house artist for a 45-year run.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$30 $55 $100 $200 $800 $949

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Issue #39

What's Two-fisted Tales #39 worth in 2022?

The top sell price for this issue was set at $1,150 by a NM+ 9.6 in 2002. Ten years later in 2012, the value declined to $568. Like other issues at this point in the series, there are few sales recorded at the mid-to-low range. There is one sign of positive movement: FN 6.0 doubled from $25 in 2002 to today's price of $50.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Features cover and story art by John Severin. He was part of the team that launched Mad magazine in 1952, then became Cracked magazine's house artist for a 45-year run.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$40 $75 $150 $300 $1,200 $1,150

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Issue #40

What's Two-fisted Tales #40 worth in 2022?

NM/MT 9.8 went for $538 in 2012, got up to the historical high price of $1,195 in 2015, then declined to its last sale of $725 in 2017. There are few transactions on file at lower grades, but what is available shows solid growth over time: NM 6.0 more than doubled from $40 in 2006 to today's price of $100.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A proud fighter pilot protests his placement in a unit that doesn't see combat. Cover and story art by George Evans, who was famous for his aviation illustrations.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $50 $100 $200 $800 $1,195

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Issue #41

What's Two-fisted Tales #41 worth in 2022?

One of the two NM/MT 9.8 copies available for this issue set the top price of $1,200 (a solid profit from $717 in 2012). VF 8.0 produced a $30 net profit from $100 in 2008 to today's price of $130. Below it, FN/VF 7.0 produced 230% in growth from $65 in 2013 to a current value of $215.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue #41 was the last for Two-Fisted Tales. It saw a number of reprints in later years, and a two issue series revival in 1993 by Dark Horse comics.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $50 $100 $200 $800 $1,200

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