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Shock Suspenstories (1952) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #245DCA-027
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0986322002

    Cover art by Albert B. Feldstein. The Neat Job!, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Kamen; An abused housewife married to a neat freak snaps one day and neatly dices the sections of her husband's body into small jars. Yellow!, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Davis; A Colonel's son faces the firing squad for cowardice under fire, and is court-martialed and found guilty, sentenced to die by firing squad. Alibi! text story by Albert B. Feldstein. The Monsters!, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), pencils by Joe Orlando, inks by Joe Orlando; Aliens deposit their mutant births on Earth which, to them, appear as horrible monsters, but appear as regular human beings to the Earth men. The Rug!, script by Ball Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Graham Ingels (as Ghastly); Conrad and his friend Reggie head up to the big woods for some relaxation, as well as going hunting for a grizzly bear. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 2
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    • Paper: Light tan to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case; Other - see grading notes
    • Sticker residue to back of slab.
    • Label #0625194005
    Auction opens October 7

    Cover art by Wally Wood. Kickback!, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Kamen; A young woman marries an older man for his money and gets tried of caring for him after a heart attack leaves him paralyzed; She comes up with a plot to stock the cellar with canned goods for three weeks and then pretends to be locked inside while her husband starves to death. Gee, Dad... It's a Daisy!, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Wally Wood; pace explorers land on a planet teeming with intelligent carnivorous plants and fall victim to a demonstration of "She loves me...She loves me not..." Time to Kill! text story by Albert B. Feldstein. Hiding Place text story by Albert B. Feldstein. The Patriots!, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Davis; A mob at a military parade to honor wounded Korean War soldiers, whipped up by anti-communist sentiment, beats to death a blind war vet when he doesn't doff his hat to the flag during the parade. Halloween!, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Graham Ingels (as Ghastly); On Halloween night, when a new matron at an orphanage discovers the manager has been stealing the state's allotment for the children and threatens to strangle her to keep her quiet, the children take matters into their own hands and use his hollowed-out head as a pumpkin. 36 pgs. $0.10. NOTE: This issue was reprinted by East Coast Comics with a $1 cover a 1970's copyright date (see E.C. Classic Reprints # 12). 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. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 3

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    Cover art by Wally Wood. Just Desserts!, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Kamen; A madman holds a dinner party for five people who have done dirt to him in the past and decapitates them. The Guilty!, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Wally Wood; A bigot sheriff arrests a black man for the death of a white woman based on the testimony of a man who turns out to be the killer; The sheriff executes the suspect in the woods and claims he made a break for it. Doc text story by Albert B. Feldstein. Jump-Off! text story by Albert B. Feldstein. The Big Stand-Up!, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Joe Orlando; A broadcast technician falls in love with a woman whose transmission he picks up from another planet, some eighty light years away. Stumped!, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Davis; A trapper moves a rival's trap hoping the man will step in it and die so that he can take over his territory. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 4

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    Cover art by Wally Wood. Split Second!, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Kamen; When a lumberjack boss blinds a young worker by hitting him in the head with a rock, the other lumberjacks gag him and stuff him in a hollow log for the blind boy to practice chopping through......and Liz, his wife, is next! Confession, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Wally Wood; Police Lieutenant Staley murders his wife and then beats a confession out of an innocent by-stander. Last Ride! text story by Albert B. Feldstein. Salvation! text story by Albert B. Feldstein. Strictly Business!, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Joe Orlando; In the 21st Century, marriage licenses must be renewed every three years, so a man pays a woman thirty thousand dollars to be his wife for three years, but both agree on no sex. Uppercut!, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Davis. A fight promoter tells the boys he sends into the ring that they've got to have guts; One of the washed-up cases steals a drug from his brother in med school that will make a person look dead, but still be alive, so that the promoter will be buried alive. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 5
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Small piece of debris trapped inside slab.
    • Label #826-AB-002

    Cover art by Wally Wood. Well-Traveled!, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Kamen; A henpecked husband dis-members his wife after she refuses to let him spend money on toy trains once too often. Hate!, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; A man goes along with a plan to set fire to a Jewish couple's home until his mother tells him he's adopted and that his natural parents were Jews. Justice text story by Albert B. Feldstein. What Fur?, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Joe Orlando; Captain Limpfort is hired by a furrier to fly him to a planet in another Solar System in order for the furrier to trap and skin skunks, which he makes into fashion apparel. Cold Cuts!, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; A man murders his wife and cuts up her body in the tub to store in the meat locker. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 6
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1497658007

    Cover art by Wally Wood. Dead Right!, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; A fortune teller predicts to a woman that a man who wants to marry her, but she finds repulsive, is going to inherit twenty-five thousand dollars and die shortly afterward, so she marries him. Under Cover!, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; When Sam Masters sees a secret society whip a girl to death he tries to contact the F.B.I. before they can catch him. The Bend! text story by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Marie Severin. Not So Tough!, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Joe Orlando; A space commander who is as tough as nails on his crew is reduced to soft putty in the grip of a large gravitational force. Sugar 'N Spice 'N..., script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Graham Ingels (as Ghastly); A brother and sister lose their ball in the yard of an old woman whom they referred to as "The Old Crab"; She eventually gave them the ball back, but warned them to stay away. 36 pgs. $0.10. NOTE: This issue was reprinted by East Coast Comics with a $1 cover a 1970's copyright date (see E.C. Classic Reprints #8). 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. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 7
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    • Heavy cover oxidation. Chipping. 3" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Albert B. Feldstein. Beauty And The Beach!, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; Two men are frustrated by the vanity of their attractive wives and the fact that they have offers to do some modeling and to participate in four beauty contests. The Bribe!, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; A fire inspector commits suicide when a fire breaks out in a night club where he took a bribe to overlook code violations; He thinks his daughter was killed in the fire with the other patrons because of a photo taken of her earlier that evening. The Mountain Jackal text story by Albert B. Feldstein. Infiltration, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Joe Orlando; This story postulates that a small government agency responsible for ferreting out Martian infiltrators is completely infested with Martian infiltrators except for a sole human whom they gun down. The Small Assassin!, script by Ray Bradbury and Albert B. Feldstein (adaptation), art by George Evans; a mother is paranoid that her newborn baby is attempting to kill her. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 8
    Auction opens October 7
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #2027015001

    Cover art by Albert B. Feldstein. Piecemeal, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; A woman plots to give her naturalist husband an overdose of sleeping pills so that she can be with his younger brother. The Assault!, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; Lucy, who was spending hours away from home on a regular basis, comes home one night and claims that old Hodges kidnapped and raped her, when, in fact, she had been with her lover. Suicide text story by Albert B. Feldstein. The Arrival, script by Al Feldstein, art by Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta (some panels on pages 4-6), and Roy Krenkel (alien architecture), inks by Al Williamson (signed), Frank Frazetta (some panels on pages 4-6), and Roy Krenkel (alien architecture); Ninety-five thousand years after man destroys himself with nuclear weapons, the evolved rats develop space travel and meet their Martian neighbors. Seep No More!, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by George Evans; Every morning, after a man stabs a woman to death and stashes her body in the attic, he sees a huge bloodstain spreading across his ceiling; He tries to cover it up with paint, but every morning it's there. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 9
    Auction opens October 7
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2027015002

    Cover art by Albert B. Feldstein. The October Game, script by Ray Bradbury (original story) and Albert B. Feldstein (adaptation), art by Jack Kamen; A madman who hates his wife dismembers his daughter and passes around her body parts to children in a darkened cellar on Halloween. Came The Dawn!, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; A man thinks that the girl he has met in the woods may be a dangerous escaped lunatic because she matches the description, but his girlfriend ends up meeting a grim fate as the latest victim of the true escapee. Surgery! text story, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Marie Severin; In a Police Hospital room, criminal Bat Parker, seriously wounded in a gunfight with the Police, needs a gangrene-laden leg amputated before he dies. The Meddlers!, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Joe Orlando; The folk of a small town attempt to drive away a doctor who is attempting to create life in a test tube. Carrion Death!, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Reed Crandall (his first story for EC); A man handcuffed to policeman is trying to make his way through the desert on foot; He realizes that he has to separate himself from the body but has nothing sharp to cut off the dead man's hand with. One-page bio (with photo) of Ray Bradbury. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 10
    • Missing pages (affects art and story). 6" cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Jack Kamen. The Sacrifice, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; A woman manipulates a man into killing her husband by pretending to be in love with him, while she and her lover work out a scheme whereby he claims to be a witness to the killing and blackmails the two of them into letting him sleep with the woman. ...so shall ye reap!, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; A young man sitting in the electric chair reflects on the events of his youth while his parents are sitting at home do the same. Operation! text story by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Marie Severin. Home Run!, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Joe Orlando; Astronauts are approaching Mars when one of their number admits to them that he is really a Martian who designed the rocket in order to return home after his crashed. Sweetie-Pie, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Reed Crandall; Philip, a reporter, is put on a story involving people who have been involved in car wrecks and the bodies displaying evidence of puncture marks on their throats and all blood drained from their bodies. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 11

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    Cover art by Johnny Craig. The Tryst!, script and art by Johnny Craig; A man is so jealous of his wife that he murders a boy from the local orphanage that she has been spending time with in the woods. in gratitude..., script byAlbert B. Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; A Korean war vet berates his hometown because his black friend, who threw himself on a grenade to save his life, wasn't good enough to be buried in the town cemetery. Deadbeat!, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Marie Severin; Dr. Clark was furious with his wife, because she allowed her worthless brother to stay at their home and sponge off of them. The Space Suitors, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Reed Crandall; A woman and her lover plan to murder her husband out in space, but he outsmarts them by giving a signal to the rocket to blast off when he shot so that his wife and her lover will suffocate on the barren planetoid. ...Three's A Crowd, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; A jealous husband sends his wife and his best friend to their deaths when their suspicious behavior makes him leap to the conclusion that they are having an affair. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 12
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    • 5.5" cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Albert B. Feldstein. Deadline, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; An alcoholic ex-reporter tries to get back on his feet after meeting a girl, and his old boss says he can have his job back if he brings in a story. The Monkey, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Joe Orlando; A drug addict murders his father in order to get his fix. Last Laugh! text story, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Marie Severin; Major Clagg was a parachute corps pilot that liked to take real risks when parachuting from a plane, and every feat he accomplished was accompanied by a practical joke of some kind. The Kidnapper, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Reed Crandall; A man's baby is kidnapped and when his wife's mental health grows so bad that he desperately attempts to steal another baby, he is beaten to death by a crowd of onlookers for attempting to kidnap...his own son. Fall Guy, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; A hotel clerk steals $100,000 from a diamond merchant and then rents a safety deposit box years in advance under the name 'Brad Gilbert'; He serves 15 years for the theft, then meets with the girl who promised to wait for him because she wants the money. 36 pgs. $0.10. NOTE: This issue was reprinted by East Coast Comics with a $1 cover a 1970's copyright date (see E.C. Classic Reprints #3). 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. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 13
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    • Cover coming loose at one staple.
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split (taped), some splitting through wraps. Cover detached.

    Cover art by Jack Kamen. Only Skin-Deep, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; A man comes out of an car accident with amnesia and plastic surgery to reconstruct extensive facial burns to be met by a woman who claims to be his lover and that the two of them plotted to murder her husband for his insurance money. Blood-Brothers, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; A bigot finds out that his life was saved as a child by a blood transfusion from a black man. Proposal text story, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Marie Severin. Upon Reflection, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Reed Crandall; A boxer feels guilty for killing a man in the ring when the man's widow screams at him that he's a 'beast'; He perceives that his hands and face are taking on the appearance of a gorilla but a psychologist tells him that it's all in his mind. Squeeze Play, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Frank Frazetta (art by Frank Frazetta--his only solo story for EC); A young man gets a girl pregnant and then murders her by throwing her out of a roller coaster car. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 14
    Auction opens October 7
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Color touch. 1" cumulative spine split with some splitting through wraps.

    Cover art by Wally Wood. The Orphan, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; A little girl murders her drunken father and frames her uncaring mother for the crime so that she can go live with her nice aunt. The Whipping, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; A bigot murders his own daughter when she marries a Mexican. Blunderer text story by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Marie Severin. You, Murderer, script by Otto Binder, art by Bernard Krigstein; A story told in first person about the victim a hypnotist picks to do his dirty work for a killing after his wife leaves him for another man. As Ye Sow..., art by George Evans; A husband hires a contract killer to trail his wife and murder the man she meets. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 15
    • 1/2" spine split from top. Cover loose at one staple. Staple rust with migration.

    Cover art by Jack Kamen. Raw Deal, script by Otto Binder, art by Jack Kamen; A man cannibalizes his new bride in order to survive being stranded at sea. The Confidant, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; A mob beats to death a priest when the man refuses to betray the confession of a killer. Slaughter! text story by Albert B. Feldstein. For Cryin' Out Loud!, script by Otto Binder, art by Reed Crandall; A man's conscience bothers him so much after he strangles a woman that he has an uncontrollable urge to confess the deed to anyone in earshot. Well Trained, script by Carl Wessler, art by George Evans; A detective arrests the man burglar who murdered his wife when she surprised him and, after a brutal beating that hospitalizes him, continues to hound him in the hospital about the death he will receive in the electric chair. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 16
    Auction opens October 7
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2027015003
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    Cover art by George Evans. "Are You A Red Dupe" editorial on interior front page. ...My Brother's Keeper, script by Carl Wessler, art by George Evans; An evil Siamese twin murders but the state does not execute him as it would mean the death of the good one. The good one finally commits suicide to halt the evil of the other. The Hazing, art by Joe Orlando; A college student wants to join a frat so he makes up a story about a professor they don't like being a communist in order to get him fired. Slob! text story by Albert B. Feldstein. A Kind Of Justice, script by Carl Wessler, art by Reed Crandall; A mob beat a vagrant to death for the rape of a sixteen year old girl that the town sheriff has been violating. The Pen Is Mightier, script by Carl Wessler, art by Jack Kamen; A newspaper columnist murders his gangster friend to get his wife and frames an innocent man for the crime through the power of his words. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 17

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    Cover art by George Evans. 4-Sided Triangle, script by Carl Wessler, art by Jack Kamen; A farmer tries to molest a retarded girl he keeps to work on the farm as a servant; She tells him that she's got a boyfriend that she sees in the evening. In Character, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Reed Crandall; Boris Karloff murders all of his Hollywood contacts after he has been typecast in pictures. Timetable text story by Albert B. Feldstein. The Assassin, script by Carl Wessler, art by George Evans; An assassin unknowingly pursues his mark backstage of a theater and kills the man just before the curtain rises. The Operation, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Joe Orlando; A diamond thief surgeon cuts open his two goons to smuggle diamonds into the country in their bodies. Letter to the editor from E. Nelson Bridwell. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 18

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    Final issue of the series. Cover art by George Evans. Cadillac Fever, script by Carl Wessler, art by George Evans; A poor girl knows her father will never be able to afford to buy a Cadillac, so she murders her mother and swears in court that the father did it, so after he is executed he gets his long sought after ride in a Cadillac hearse. The Trap, script by Carl Wessler, art by Jack Kamen; A husband is betrayed by his wife and funeral director when they plot to commit fraud to collect on his life insurance policy for his own murder. A Special Editorial text article by Albert B. Feldstein. Blowhard text story, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Marie Severin. In The Bag, script by Carl Wessler, art by Bernard Krigstein; A cop kills a man with a bowling ball in a bag thinking it's a head. Rundown, script by Carl Wessler, art by Reed Crandall; A man commits murder attempting to acquire enough money to win back his wife's affections. One-page editorial about the attacks upon comics and the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency's investigation into the comic book industry. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.