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The Complete EC Library: Crime Suspenstories (5 Volume Boxed Set)
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5 Volume slipcased set. Published originally by William M. Gaines. Whilst not a horror Comic, two issues of Entertaining Comic's (EC) Crime SuspenStories were the subject of US Senate Committees investigations; the crow-bar murder Issue (#23) & its predecessor, the notorious severed head cover.

As the investigating Senator Estes Kefauver said at the time “You have blood coming out of her mouth.” After publisher William M. Gaines's coy admission, Kefauver continued "There is blood on the axe. I think most adults are shocked by that." With Russ Cochran's Complete Crime SuspenStories you can enjoy all twenty-seven of these graphic masterpieces, illustrated by Johnny Craig, Jack Kamen, Jack Davis, Reed Crandall & several other top-flight illustrators from the EC stable.

Issue #17 witnessed one of the finest adaptations of a Ray Bradbury short story, with Craig's darkly humorous rendition of Touch & Go! The Haunt Of Fear's decrepit Old Witch would inject some macabre horror in the mix, courtesy Graham “Ghastly Ingels (#3-16). There are several late stories by one of the masters of visual story telling, Berni Krigstein. Whilst Al Williamson's artistry was demonstrated in two stories, the second assisted by Frank Frazetta (Fired! #17). There are also the stark, yet oddly beautiful covers of Johnny Craig, which will linger and play on the mind. Each book is smyth sewn and deluxe bound to last a lifetime of re-reading.

Very Fine condition with only minor shelf-wear to slipcase.

Authors: Edited by Al Feldstein, written by Al Feldstein, William M. Gaines & others
Artists: Various
Publisher: Russ Cochran, 1983 (Out of Print)
Format: Hard Cover in Slipcase; Black & White illustrations
Size: 10" x 13" (25cm x 33cm)
Condition: VF - Very Fine

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