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  • Issue #1
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 1

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    Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Murder May Boomerang," script and art by Johnny Craig; Nearly inseparable, a father and son did everything in life together until that one day when a prisoner from a nearby penitentiary discovers the pair's cabin, where he steals clothing and nearly beats the father to death. "Death's Double-Cross," script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Wally Wood; Ruth was bored and lonely; Her two-year marriage to John was missing something: love, and she found it in John's twin brother. "Reward!" text story by Albert B. Feldstein. "A Snapshot of Death!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Graham Ingels; A woman enters a pool room and hires a man to kill a lady, whose picture she provides to him; Imagine his surprise when he notes that the photo is of the woman wanting the crime committed. "High Tide!", script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; Four men on a mail boat leave the infamous Mephisto Prison and soon hear by radio of the escape of one of the prisoners; When the boat's engine, clogged with sand, brings the craft to a halt a ways off shore, all fingers begin to point to each other as the culprit. 36 pgs., full color.

    PRINTING NOTE: Some copies have Vol. 1 No. 1 printed above a redacted line in the indicia (before the indicia was corrected). Apparently, EC originally intended to print this issue as Vault of Horror #15. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 2
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    Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Dead-Ringer," script and art by Johnny Craig; A petty thief learns that his virtual double, a millionaire, is an amnesia victim residing at a local sanitarium, and plans to somehow get into the sanitarium, dispose of the rich man and take his place, then suddenly come out of his amnesia state, and assume the man's identity. "A Moment of Madness!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Graham Ingels; A noted brain surgeon is experiencing blackouts, which cause him to unconsciously commit acts of violence during his blackouts. "Perfect Murder!" text story, script and art by Albert B. Feldstein. "Face-to-Face" text story by Albert B. Feldstein. "The Corpse in the Crematorium," script and art by Johnny Craig; A man subject to cataleptic fits is brought to a crematorium while his wife-to-be searches frantically for him; She fails to find him before he is scheduled for cremation. "Contract for Death," art by Jack Kamen; A doctor, conducting experiments on the human brain, comes across a man attempting suicide, and offers him $5000 not to do so...for one month; The contract is signed and money given, and the man goes out and lives it up; Plot adapted from Damon Runyon's story, "A Very Honorable Guy", featured as part of the 1989 film "Bloodhounds of Broadway." 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 3

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    Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Poison!", script and art by Johnny Craig; Mr. Boles was pretty smug, as he and his housekeeper attended the funeral of Margaret Boles...smug thinking that no one knew he had killed his wife; But everything that his housekeeper says and does seems to indicate to him that she somehow knows what he did. "The Giggling Killer," script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; With the newspapers reporting the deaths of people at the hands of "The Giggling Killer," poor Lester, nagged to death by his wife, plans to see if he in some way can establish an alibi and then kill his wife in the style of the killer. "Getaway" text story by Albert B. Feldstein. "Faced With Horror!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Wally Wood; Sam and Willie hold up a bank and shoot a teller in the process; Unfortunately for them, an employee photographed them while making their escape, and Brogen was identified; He decides to have plastic surgery to make him look like a different person. "Blood Red Wine!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script adaptation), art by Graham Ingels; Old Ballo, whose wine business had been ruined by a review made by a wine connoisseur, decides to invite the man to his home and do away with him; Adapted from the short story "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 4

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    Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Backlash!", script and art by Johnny Craig; Mystery writer Wilton believes he has come upon a logical, workable method of committing a crime behind locked doors of a sealed room; But one publisher after another rejects the manuscript at every turn...so Wilton decides to commit the crime for real. "Premium Overdue!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; To humor a good looking, young insurance salesman, Thelma takes out a double-indemnity policy on her good-for-nothing, worthless husband; After she kills him, she drives out on a country road to dispose of the body, fakes an accident, collects the money and then meets George. "Stranger" text story by Albert B. Feldstein. "Conniver!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Davis; A comic book editor has endured five years worth of sweating and toiling for his publisher, and never is given the credit he believes is due him; Wanting to get the boss out of the way, Tom Brogen decides to use one of the artists to do the deed through a series of manipulations in which Tom worms his way into Paul's fiancee's life and blames "an affair" with Mr. Graynor. "Heads-Up!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Graham Ingels; Dora gets fed up with her husband and his freak show occupation, and falls in love with another circus performer; When Fred discovers the affair and the fact that the pair intend to put him out of the way, he comes up with a plan. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 5

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    Cover art by Johnny Craig. "The Sewer!", script and art by Johnny Craig; At a party thrown by the Goldens, Harry and Irene concoct a scheme to kill John, dump him in a sewer, and then be together for all time; However, the foul deed, once done, turns Irene's stomach and she ditches him. "Mr. Biddy ... Killer!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Davis; Really fed up with his wife, Archie ponders what to do.....until he meets a Mr. Biddy, who offers to kill his wife for Archie. "Smart!" text story by Albert B. Feldstein. "The Gullible One," script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Kamen; Fred Vanderhoff invites a group of his hunter friends to his mountain retreat to do some hunting, but the next morning they discovered that a heavy snow had fallen overnight, trapping them in their retreat for at least two weeks; When their host is killed the next day, the others make their way to the Police, each suspecting the other of the crime. "Partially Dissolved!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Graham Ingels; Crowds flocked to the theater to see Ventar, acclaimed as good a magician as the late Houdini or Thurston; The magician later reveals to his longtime assistant a new metal he created that dissolves in water, thus allowing his to do a variety of seemingly dangerous illusions. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 6
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    Cover art by Johnny Craig. "A Toast...to Death!", script and art by Johnny Craig; A wife is fed up with her lazy, good-for-nothing husband who prefers to spend his time babying a special grape vine than spending time with her; So she poisons his favorite wine, buries him and then concocts an elaborate cover-up, living the life of Riley on her late husband's money. "Out of My Mind!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Kamen; Betty hates her husband with a passion and decides to murder him by feigning fainting attacks over a period of months, then acting out in a murderous way when Bert's brother is present. "Air-Tight!" text story by Albert B. Feldstein. "The Switch," script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by George Roussos; The Lamberts are fighting again, but one night Edwin over-hears Harry conversing with a person that Edwin believes is a killer being hired to kill Harry's wife. "Jury Duty!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Graham Ingels; Somehow Peter Kardoff survives the hangman's noose, then starts to take revenge by killing off the members of the jury that convicted him, convinced the law cannot do anything since he was legally pronounced dead. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 7

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    "Hatchet-Killer" (art by Johnny Craig), "Revenge" (art by Jack Kamen), "Phonies" (art by Jack Davis), and a Haunt of Fear story, "Horror Under the Big-Top" (art by Graham Ingels). Craig cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 8
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    "Out of the Frying Pan" (art by Johnny Craig), "A Trace of Murder" (art by Jack Kamen), "The Escaped Maniac" (art by George Roussos), and a Haunt of Fear story, "Partnership Dissolved" (art by Graham Ingels). Craig cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 9

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    "Understudy To a Corpse" (art by Johnny Craig), "Medicine" (art by Jack Kamen), "Cut" (art by Jack Davis), and a Haunt of Fear story, "A Tree Grows in Borneo" (art by Graham Ingels). One-page bio (with photo) of Craig, who also drew the cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 10
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    Cover art by Johnny Craig. Al Feldstein bio. "Rocks in His Head!", script and art by Johnny Craig; Cynthia shows Charles her new $4000 mink coat and he goes ballistic, not knowing how he can afford such a luxury on his income; He rushes to the hospital and discovers an emergency operation that he is to do, and before he starts to operate, he spots that his lady patient is wearing a valuable diamond ring; he takes it. "Lady Killer," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; Ralph and Jeanne conspire to kill Ralph's wife who refuses to give him a divorce; After making sure he has an air-tight alibi, Ralph sneaks back to his home to shoot his wife, but she is not there; He sits down to wait on her, remembering back to when he first met Jeanne. "Missed by Two Heirs!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; Two stepsons, angry because their late mother willed her fortune to her husband, Henry, instead of to them, decide to kill Henry by loosening the bannister on the spiral staircase leading upstairs, a bannister that Henry leans on every time he descends the stairs. "Friend to 'Our Boys'!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Graham Ingels (as Ghastly); Corporal Tacker arrives home on leave and finds the rented, ramshackle family home teeming with rats and biting insects; When the landlord refuses to correct the conditions of the house, Barry visits the USO, but they can't help either. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 11

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    "Stiff Punishment" (art by Johnny Craig), "One Man's Poison" (art by Jack Kamen), "Two For One" /"Four For One" (art by Jack Davis), and a Haunt of Fear story, "A Fool and His Honey Are Soon Parted" (art by Graham Ingels). Craig cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 12
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    Cover art by Johnny Craig. "The Execution!", script and art by Johnny Craig; A man stops for a standed motorist who has skidded into a snowbank; At about the same time, a young woman is murdered, and from the description of the killer and the getaway car, it seems that the man who aided the stranded motorist is guilty. "Murder the Lover!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; A businessman, Ken Martin, comes home one evening and discovers his wife in the arms of his best friend, Walt; Ken swears revenge, so he calls the man up and suggests the two go moose hunting together, while secretly planning to "accidently" kill him. "Murder the Husband!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; Walter is madly in love with Kenneth's wife, but he knows his friend will never get a divorce, so he decides to kill him; When Kenneth invites Walter on a moose hunting trip, Walter agrees, and the pair go out in a boat loaded with ropes and weights. "Trap!" text story by Al Feldstein. "Snooze to Me!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; Herbert comes home late one night and his waiting wife; Suspecting that he is having an affair, she confronts him, shooting down all of his alibis; She tells him to leave but has second thoughts and phones him to come back, but he refuses. "Paralyzed!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Graham Ingels (as Ghastly); A seemingly happily married couple actually hate one another, and the husband wants out of the 15-year marriage; The wife refuses; They get involved in an auto accident, and Gladys is paralyzed in the wreck. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 13

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    "Hear No Evil" (pencils by Jack Kamen, inks by Johnny Craig), "First Impulse"/"Second Chance" (art by Sid Check), "A Question of Time" (art by Al Williamson), and a Haunt of Fear story, "Forty Whacks" (art by Jack Kamen). Craig cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 14

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    "Sweet Dreams" (art by Johnny Craig), "The Perfect Place" (art by Jack Kamen), "The Electric Chair"/"the Hangman's Noose"/"The Guillotine" (art by Fred Peters), and a Haunt of Fear story, "Private Performance" (art by Graham Ingels). Full Page ad for Mad # 1. Craig cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 15
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    Cover art by Johnny Craig. "When the Cat's Away...", script and art by by Johnny Craig; Jay and his wife are always fighting, and Jay always finds solace at a friend's home; However, when he discovers that his friend and his wife are lovers, Jay decides on a scheme to rid himself of the problem. "The Screaming Woman!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; Adapted from the short story "The Screaming Woman" by Ray Bradbury. "The EC Caper" text story. "Water, Water, Everywhere...", script by Bill Gaines (plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (plot, script), art by George Evans; A pair of prisoners escape from a South American island prison and are chased by prison guards with bloodhounds; The guards, however, trick the men, leaving them a boat without much gas. "Hail and Heart-y!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Graham Ingels (as Ghastly); Anna was sick and tired of her lazy husband refusing to do any chores around the house, and having to rely on a kind neighbor to help with her chores; When she discovers that her husband does not have a heart condition like he had claimed, Anna decides to find a way to make Ben very useful around the place! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 16
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    Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Rendezvous!", script and art by Johnny Craig; Joe and his office companions are taking bets that Charlie will have an airplane accident...just as a lark; Then, when Joe's boss suspects that the company's books are being juggled, Joe devises a plan to make sure his boss will have a plane accident himself. "Fission Bait!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; A man murders his wife to be with his mistress; He buries her in the desert, but a prospector accidentally finds the body with a Geiger counter. It turns out her watch had a radium dial! "Scorpion" text story by Albert B. Feldstein. "Come Clean!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, pencils by Al Williamson, inks by Angelo Torres; Ralph Jones has been found guilty of strangling his girlfriend and is strapped in the electric chair facing a horrible death, all for a crime he didn't commit but in which circumstantial evidence led to his conviction. "Who's Next?", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Joe Orlando; A barber's wife and a regular customer are having an affair; When the barber finds out, he decides the customer needs a REALLY close shave. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 17

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    Cover art by Johnny Craig. Al Williamson article by Albert B. Feldstein. "Touch and Go!", script by Ray Bradbury and Johnny Craig (adaptation), art by Johnny Craig; Acton had killed Arthur Huxley and now tried to remove any clue that he had been at Huxley's home and had committed the crime; But his fixation with eliminating evidence of his presence had its consequences; Adapted from the short story "Touch and Go" (later retitled "The Fruit at the bottom of the Bowl") by Ray Bradbury. "One for the Money," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; A shameless gold-digger ends up paying for her sins in a roundabout way. "Big Blow!" text story by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Marie Severin. "Fired!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, pencils by Al Williamso, inks by Al Williamson and Frank Frazetta (as Fritz); As the owner of a cattle ranch, Patricia is getting lonely and longs for a man; That man is Roy Willis, a ranch hand who talks her into making him foreman. "Two for the Show!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Bill Elder; A man murder his wife and packs her body into a trunk; He takes the trunk on a train and secretly exchanges it with another, identical trunk. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 18

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    Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Fall Guy for Murder," script by William Gaines (plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (plot, script), art by Johnny Craig; Harry calls in his good friend, best man and private-eye, Gregg Saunders, to investigate the sudden disappearance of his wife, Edith; He finds a clue in a murder mystery novel called "Fall Guy For Murder." "Juice for the Record!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Bill Elder; Seeing his only son involved with shady criminal elements, old Pop Martin tries to persuade his son to get away from that element and turn to decent pursuits; When he refuses and is shot by a crook that he supposedly swindled, Pop decides to record a confession implicating himself as the murderer of a crook giving Richie a hard time. "Eight Bar Rest," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Marie Severin; Sure that his counselor-at-law can get him off on a temporary insanity plea, Barney tells his attorney in the prison cell block how he was hired, along with fellow musician Ernie Treble, to play a gig at a local club; but Ernie was a fanatic for facts, and every time the duo broke into song, Ernie would bore Barney to death with facts. "Frozen Assets!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; Lovers Mort and Helen, wanting to insure that Helen's husband (and thus her as well) would receive his aunt's $200,000+ inheritance, murder the husband and hide him away in a freezer, awaiting the aunt's death. "From Here to Insanity," script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Al Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Reed Crandall; A homicidal maniac, having committed several murders of young women because they could identify him, takes up residence in an old woman's apartment in order not to be discovered by the police. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 19
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    Cover art by Al Feldstein. "The Killer," script and art by Reed Crandall; Jonathan worked hard at his work, never wanting to follow in the footsteps of his father. Then he met Elsie, whom he intended to marry after he had established himself; However, because Jonathan's father was not a member of a guild, Jonathan was denied his opportunity to make a living, and reluctantly accepted doing his father's line of work. "Wined-Up!", script by Bill Gaines (plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (plot, script), art by George Evans; Charles, in a wheelchair since an auto accident, learns that the accident was no accident at all, and that his wife Laura wanted to kill him because she was sick and tired of living with him; She now informs him that is going to try again by wheeling him out on a pier, attaching a wire to it so that she can pull the chair into the lake as she goes swimming. "Rendezvous!" text story, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Marie Severin. "Murder May Boomerang," script and art by Johnny Craig; Nearly inseparable, a father and son did everything in life together until that one day when a prisoner from a nearby penitentiary discovers the pair's cabin, where he steals clothing and nearly beats the father to death. "About Phase," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by George Evans; 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 20
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    "Fire Trap" (art by Johnny Craig), "The Welchers" (art by Jack Davis), "Double Jeopardy" (art by Jack Kamen), and "Plane Murder" (art by Reed Crandall). Craig cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 21

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    Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Mother's Day," script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Al Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Reed Crandall; Brothers Fred and Harold grew up with Harold given the best of everything, and Fred began to hate his brother; One day, Fred discovered that Harold had committed a theft and decided to take the rap for his brother and went to jail. "In the Groove," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; A small-time radio announcer devises a plot to kill his wife, while he was broadcasting at the radio station; But he does not foresee a snag in those plans with the pre-recorded record he made and was playing over the airwaves. "On Schedule!" text story by Albert B. Feldstein. "Understudies!", script and art by Johnny Craig; Gail and Jim are unhappily married to their respective spouses, but, in fact, love one another; They decide on a daring plan to kill their mates and dissolve their bodies in quicklime to leave no trace. "Blood Brothers," script b Bill Gaines (plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (plot, script), art by George Evans; Alex arrives unannounced at the beach house of his brother who invites him to stick around and stay with him; Alex's intent is to kill his brother after putting into place a whole series of alibis. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 22

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    "In Each and Every Package" (art by Reed Crandall), "Monotony" (art by Bernard Krigstein), "Cinder Block" (art by Jack Kamen), and "Sight Unseen" (art by Joe Orlando). Johnny Craig cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 23
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    Cover art by George Evans. "This'll Kill You!", script by Otto Binder, art by Reed Crandall; The police are stunned when Victor Gattling brings in the dead body of his best friend and then claims that he, Victor, has been killed by his best friend. "Standing Room Only," script by Otto Binder, art by Jack Kamen; Siblings Carl and Cynthia spent their early years cross-dressing in order to have laughs on their friends but fall out of favor with each other; Stime later, Carl sees that his sister has married into money, so he murders his sister and her husband and then disguises himself as her in order to have access to those funds as beneficiary. "The Real Thing" one-page text story by Al Feldstein, art by Marie Severin. "Return Blow," script by Carl Wessler, art by Reed Crandall; Alma and Luke decide to butter up Alma's boss lady at the fabulous Sanford Manion in order to get Alma listed in the old lady's will as beneficiary for a cool $250,000. "Last Resort," script by Carl Wessler, art by George Evans; Jerry hated Mona, hated her for being controlled by her money, so he seeks out a diversion in young and beautiful Jane, a waitress in town. Jerry kills Mona and dumps her into a lake at night, which eventually trips him up because he had dumped her body into crystal clear Silver Springs! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 24

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    "Double-Crossed" (script by Carl Wessler, art by Reed Crandall), "Crushed Ice" (script by Wessler, art by Jack Kamen), "Food For Thought" (script by Wessler, art by Joe Orlando), and "More Blessed To Give" (art by Barnard Krigstein). George Evans cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 25

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    "Three For the Money" (art by Jack Kamen), "Dog Food" (art by Reed Crandall), "Key Chain" (art by Bernard Krigstein), and "The Sqealer" (art by George Evans). Kamen cover. NOTE: This issue was reprinted by East Coast Comics with a $1 cover a 1970's copyright date. These and other changes make the reprint easy to distinguish from the original which has a 10-cent cover price and a 1950's publication date. NOTE 2: This issue was reprinted by East Coast Comics with a $1 cover a 1970's copyright date (see E.C. Classic Reprints #9). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 26

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    "The Fixer" (script by Carl Wessler, art by Jack Kamen), "Deadcenter" (art by Joe Orlando), "The Firebug" (art by Reed Crandall), and "Comeback" (script by Wessler, art by Kamen). An editorial notes the attacks on comics and asks for readers to write to the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency. Kamen cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 27
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #17CDDB-002

    Final issue of the series. "Maniac at Large" (art by George Evans), "Just Her Speed" (art by Bernard Krigstein), "Where There's Smoke" (script by Carl Wessler, art by Jack Kamen), and "Good Boy" (script by Wessler, art by Graham Ingels). Kamen cover. Cover price $0.10.