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EC ARCHIVES Crime Suspenstories Volume 4

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EC ARCHIVES Crime Suspenstories Volume 4

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Collects #19-27, 1953-55. Highly Recommended. Art by Davis, Craig, Crandall, Evans, Krigstein, Kamen, Orlando et al. >The final volume begins with an SOTI story in #19, a classic hanging cover in #20, and yet another decapitation cover that was exhibited in the 1954 Senate investigation. Packed with great artwork. Reed Crandall is in every issue but one, Johnny Craig and Craig Evans in most, even Graham Ingles and Bernie Krigstein are here. Although this was EC's one "crime" title, all it really lacked was the old witches to narrate the stories. There was as much horror and mayhem in here as in any EC title.

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The final volume begins with an SOTI story in #19, a classic hanging cover in #20, and yet another decapitation cover that was exhibited in the 1954 Senate investigation. Packed with great artwork. Reed Crandall is in every issue but one, Johnny Craig and Craig Evans in most, even Graham Ingles and Bernie Krigstein are here. Although this was EC's one "crime" title, all it really lacked was the old witches to narrate the stories. There was as much horror and mayhem in here as in any EC title.

It was just a tiny bit more down to earth...and that is always the creepiest horror, when its something that could happen in your neighborhood! Or at the house next door. Or in the subway, or a dark street. Love triangles, greed, jealousy, planned murders, chopping up bodies and burying them in secret locations. Writers Al Feldstein and Bill Gaines explored all the classic reasons for homicidal rage or cool, calculated murder.

#27, the final issue, is reputed to have had low circulation, as the impending comics code put an end to all crime comics, particularly EC's over-the-top style.

New Forward by Christos Gage. Introduction by Grant Geissman.

SOTI means this was referred to in Dr. Fredric Wertham’s notorious anti-comics books, Seduction of the Innocent.

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Item Code ECC04H
Publisher Dark Horse
Publish Date 2019
ISBN 9781506709246
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 9x11
# Pages 320pg
Color Full Color
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