Forty Whacks

TITLES IN THIS SERIES Corpse On The Imjin And Other Stories (Harvey Kurtzman) Came The Dawn And Other Stories (Wallace Wood) 50 Girls 50 And Other Stories (Al Williamson) 'Tain't The Meat... It's The Humanity! And Other Stories (Jack ...

Forty Whacks

Jack Kamen's precise, clean style was perfect subversion for EC Comics tales of seemingly normal men and women who cooly act on the rage, jealousy, and greed just below their glamorous façades. Kamen’s crime capers include “Forty Whacks” (Whatever became of that ax Lizzie Borden used?), “Contract for Death” (A suicidal man agrees to accept $5,000 for his fresh corpse, then changes his mind. But the contract fails to specify that the body has to be his…), “The Neat Job!” (Her “neat freak” husband drove her crazy, so when she chopped him up into little pieces…), “Just Desserts!” (A madman bent on revenge hosts a dinner for his victims … and the final course is a killer!) ― plus 20 more gripping tales of tension as only EC could do them!

The Living Mummy and Other Stories

Corpse On The Imjin And Other Stories (Harvey Kurtzman) Came The Dawn And Other Stories (Wallace Wood) 50 Girls 50 And ... And Other Stories (Wallace Wood) Grave Business And Other Stories (Graham Ingels) Forty Whacks And Other Stories ...

The Living Mummy and Other Stories

When Jack Davis took up his pen for EC Comics, he made his innocent victims more eye-poppingly terrified, his ax-murderers more gleefully gruesome, and his vampires and werewolves more bloodthirsty and feral than any other artist. These horror and suspense tales ― from the pages of Vault of Horror,Haunt of Fear, Crime SuspenStories, and Shock SuspenStories ― offer everything a horror fan could ask for: re-animated bodies and body parts, a ghoul who stores bodies like a squirrel stores nuts, a vampire who moonlights at (where else?) a blood bank, greedy business partners, corrupt politicians, jealous lovers, revenge from beyond the grave, and a healthy complement of vampires, werewolves, and assorted grotesqueries. All leavened with the cackling, pun-laced humor of scripter Al Feldstein and illuminated as only the virtuoso brushwork of Jack Davis can present them.

Three for the Money

Corpse On The Imjin And Other Stories (Harvey Kurtzman) Death Stand And Other Stories (Jack Davis) Came The Dawn And ... And Other Stories (John Severin) Grave Business And Other Stories (Graham Ingels) Forty Whacks And Other Stories ...

Three for the Money

This volume of the New York Times’ bestselling series of superbly restored, classic crime and horror EC Comics re-presents the work of Jack Kamen, Al Feldstein, and Ray Bradbury. Grand Master crime novelist Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition) introduces these tales, which include the infamous “The Orphan” one of the stories that got EC Comics into hot water during the U.S. Senate’s investigation into comic books. “The October Game” is adapted from the chilling classic short story by Ray Bradbury. A gruesome look at a malevolent Halloween party game perpetrated by a man who believes the child of his unfaithful wife is not his. In “Frozen Assets!,” a woman and her lover seal her still-living husband in a chest freezer. “Standing Room Only” ― a brother murders his twin sister and her husband, and disguises himself as her so he can inherit their estate. But then the estate lawyer makes a play for the “widow” ... “Three for the Money” ― A woman finds her husband dead ― with a knife in his back and a bullet in his head. The police arrest two suspects ― but to get a conviction, they must determine who acted first. Who actually committed the murder, and who stabbed or shot a man who was already dead?

A Slight Case of Murder

Corpse On The Imjin And Other Stories (Harvey Kurtzman) Death Stand And Other Stories (Jack Davis) Came The Dawn And ... And Other Stories (Jack Kamen) Grave Business And Other Stories (Graham Ingels) Forty Whacks And Other Stories ...

A Slight Case of Murder

This volume collects all of George Evans' EC horror. It features "Blind Alleys," one of the most chilling and famous EC stories (adapted for the 1972 movie Tales From the Crypt). A man who abused residents of a home for the blind winds up in an impossibly narrow corridor lined with razor blades as a ravenous dog closes in. "In Gorilla My Dreams," an innocent man's brain is transplanted into a gorilla ... who is then blamed for the death of his former self and hunted down. And in our titular tale, "A Slight Case of Murder," four pretty young women are each gruesomely murdered inside locked rooms with no way for the killer to get in or out. But one man thinks he knows who's behind it. In addition, A Slight Case of Murder and Other Stories also includes Evans's unforgettable adaptation of the Ray Bradbury story "The Small Assassin!" This book superbly showcases these classic comic book stories and enhances the reader's experience with commentary and historical and biographical detail by EC experts.

Accidents and Old Lace

Corpse On The Imjin And Other Stories (Harvey Kurtzman) Master Race And Other Stories (Bernard Krigstein) Came The Dawn ... And Other Stories (George Evans) Grave Business And Other Stories (Graham Ingels) Forty Whacks And Other Stories ...

Accidents and Old Lace

This volume collects short horror comics stories from Tales From the Crypt, Vault of Horror, Haunt of Fear, Crime SuspenStories, and Impact ― including a rare EC gem that hasn’t been seen since its original publication more than 65 years ago! These stories, which "Ghastly" Graham Ingels drew while he was at the pinnacle of his powers, include tales such as "Accidents and Old Lace." Three sweet, little old ladies weave tapestries depicting the gruesome deaths of real people, but when an art dealer commits murder to get a tapestry of his own, he discovers just how closely art imitates … death. In "Marriage Vow," a woman returns from the grave to fulfill her wifely duty to her murderous husband, until death does them … together; and in "The Sliceman Cometh," an executioner during the French Revolution can’t escape the severed head of an innocent man.

Man and Superman

Corpse On The Imjin And Other Stories (Harvey Kurtzman) Came The Dawn And Other Stories (Wallace Wood) 50 Girls 50 ... Other Stories (Graham Ingels) Forty Whacks And Other Stories (Jack Kamen) The High Cost of Dying And Other Stories ...

Man and Superman

All of the creator of Mad magazine’s rarely seen EC science fiction comics stories in a single volume! These stories ― all drawn by Kurtzman, some of which he also wrote ― are from the pages of Weird Science, Weird Fantasy, Tales from the Crypt, and more. With Al Feldstein, Kurtzman created "Lost in the Microcosm," "The Man Who Raced Time," and "Atom Bomb Thief." There's also "The Radioactive Child," "The Last War on Earth," and the titular story, a cautionary tale about how the laws of physics would impact a real-world superhero, delivered in a uniquely bold, slashing cartoony-but-dead-serious style.

Atom Bomb

Corpse On The Imjin And Other Stories (Harvey Kurtzman) Came The Dawn And Other Stories (Wallace Wood) 50 Girls 50 ... Other Stories (Graham Ingels) Forty Whacks And Other Stories (Jack Kamen) The High Cost of Dying And Other Stories ...

Atom Bomb

When the famed artist Wallace Wood teamed up with legendary writer/editor Harvey Kurtzman to create stories about men in combat, the result was some of the best war stories ever put to paper. Together, Wood and Kurtzman delivered outstanding, deeply human battle tales from the Civil War to World War I to World War II to Korea. From the Army to the Navy to the Air Force to the Marines. From aviators to soldiers to sailors. Wood and Kurtzman pulled no punches in depicting the utter folly, madness, and horror of war — especially in the title story, which depicts the bombing of Nagasaki from the viewpoint of the victims on the ground — a shockingly controversial point of view in 1953!

The Martian Monster

Corpse On The Imjin And Other Stories (Harvey Kurtzman) Came The Dawn And Other Stories (Wallace Wood) 50 Girls 50 ... Other Stories (Graham Ingels) Forty Whacks And Other Stories (Jack Kamen) The High Cost of Dying And Other Stories ...

The Martian Monster

Stories in this volume include "The Martian Monster," in which a 9-year-old boy befriends a Martian in the woods and asks him to kill his stepmother ― but the "Martian" convinces him that it’s really his father who he should target. There’s sharp social commentary in "…And Then There Were Two!" (highly intelligent robots unveil a plan for world peace, but political opportunists launch an anti-robot campaign to discredit them) and "Prediction of Disaster!" (an astronomer concludes that our sun is about to go nova and tries to warn the world).

Doctor of Horror

Corpse On The Imjin And Other Stories (Harvey Kurtzman) Came The Dawn And Other Stories (Wallace Wood) 50 Girls 50 ... Other Stories (Graham Ingels) Forty Whacks And Other Stories (Jack Kamen) The High Cost of Dying And Other Stories ...

Doctor of Horror

This volume features Graham Ingels’s earliest EC crime and horror work. Highlights include Ingels’s very first EC story, a clever twist on “The Cask of Amontillado” that you won’t see coming, and more.

Death Stand

Corpse On The Imjin And Other Stories (Harvey Kurtzman) Came The Dawn And Other Stories (Wallace Wood) 50 Girls 50 ... Other Stories (Graham Ingels) Forty Whacks And Other Stories (Jack Kamen) The High Cost of Dying And Other Stories ...

Death Stand

Death Stand And Other Stories collects more than thirty stories ― all the combat tales Davis and Kurtzman did together for EC’s Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat. It also includes Davis’s adaptation of an excerpt from James Fenimore Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans.

Master Race

Corpse On The Imjin And Other Stories (Harvey Kurtzman) Came The Dawn And Other Stories (Wallace Wood) 50 Girls 50 ... Other Stories (Graham Ingels) Forty Whacks And Other Stories (Jack Kamen) The High Cost of Dying And Other Stories ...

Master Race

This comics anthology includes Krigstein’s most famous story ― which broke both aesthetic and narrative boundaries ―plus material that’s never been reprinted since the 1950s. In addition to "Master Race,” this volume includes “The Flying Machine” (based on a story by Ray Bradbury). Other stories include: “Slave Ship,” an unpublished science fiction tale that was only discovered in the decades following EC’s demise, “The Monster From The Fourth Dimension,” a horror/science fiction shocker that has never been reprinted since its original appearance in 1954, and other Krigstein crime, horror, war, and science fiction stories covering the full gamut of EC titles, including Tales From the Crypt, Crime SuspenStories, Shock SuspenStories, Aces High, and Incredible Science Fiction.

Daddy Lost His Head

Corpse On The Imjin And Other Stories (Harvey Kurtzman) Came The Dawn And Other Stories (Wallace Wood) 50 Girls 50 ... Other Stories (Graham Ingels) Forty Whacks And Other Stories (Jack Kamen) The High Cost of Dying And Other Stories ...

Daddy Lost His Head

In this collection of twisty EC tales, there are scheming spouses, vampires, voodoo, and an ancient mummy’s curse! Famed for his deft delineations of beautiful, scheming women, handsome jealous husbands, and not-so-innocent children, Kamen returns with a collection of classic EC horror tales from The Vault of Horror, Tales From the Crypt, and The Haunt of Fear. In the title tale, a cruel stepfather sends his stepdaughter to bed without her supper, but the old crone next door gives the hungry girl a candy figure made in the likeness of her father … In “What the Dog Dragged In” ― one of the EC’s earliest adaptations of a Ray Bradbury story ― a wheelchair-bound blind woman asks her faithful dog to go find her fiancé, unaware that he had been killed in an auto accident… In “Loved to Death,” a rejected suitor spends one dollar to buy a potion that makes a woman fall in love with him, but when it works too well he discovers the price of the antidote is more than he can afford … Plus over 20 more tales of madness and horror as only EC can do them!

The Thing from the Grave

Corpse On The Imjin And Other Stories (Harvey Kurtzman) Came The Dawn And Other Stories (Wallace Wood) 50 Girls 50 ... Other Stories (Graham Ingels) Forty Whacks And Other Stories (Jack Kamen) The High Cost of Dying And Other Stories ...

The Thing from the Grave

This special collection features more than 30 EC classics from the pages of Tales From the Crypt, The Haunt of Fear, The Vault of Horror, Shock SuspenStories, Impact, and Crime SuspenStories. Of special note is Orlando’s “The Monkey,” the classic realistic EC story about drug addiction, considered to be one of the most cautionary of “the preachies,” and Orlando’s adaptation of Bradbury’s eerily haunting “The Lake,” about a childhood tragedy. This volume also includes the title story “The Thing From the Grave,” a special Orlando frightfest originally printed in 3-D that hasn’t been seen since its original publication more than 60 years ago (and is presented here for the first time in easy-on-the-eyes 2-D). Plus all of Orlando’s Panic stories, including parodies of Mother Goose, TV commercials, and soap operas. Like every book in the Fantagraphics EC Artists’ Library, The Thing From the Grave And Other Stories also features essays and notes by EC experts on these superbly crafted, classic American comics.

The High Cost of Dying

Corpse On The Imjin And Other Stories (Harvey Kurtzman) Came The Dawn And Other Stories (Wallace Wood) 50 Girls 50 ... Other Stories (Graham Ingels) Forty Whacks And Other Stories (Jack Kamen) The High Cost of Dying And Other Stories ...

The High Cost of Dying

Reed Crandall's mastery of fine line detail and expertly nuanced pen-and-ink texture is a perfect fit for EC Comics. This collection of 21 Crandall favorites, delineated in his classically illustrative style, includes “The Silent Towns,” a Ray Bradbury story about the last man and woman on Mars; “Carrion Death,” a stark horror story about a man struggling through the desert with a corpse handcuffed to his wrist as the vultures circle closer; “Sweetie-Pie,” the grisly story of a ghoul who sets up a roadside hazard to procure, um, fresh meat; “The Kidnapper,” about a man who decides to kidnap a baby to replace the baby that had been stolen from him and his wife; “Space Suitors,” a science fiction love triangle that leads to jealously, betrayal, and murder, and “The High Cost of Dying,” the title story, in which a man must make an awful choice between burying his wife and feeding his children.

The Million Year Picnic

Corpse On The Imjin And Other Stories (Harvey Kurtzman) Came The Dawn And Other Stories (Wallace Wood) 50 Girls 50 ... Other Stories (Graham Ingels) Forty Whacks And Other Stories (Jack Kamen) The High Cost of Dying And Other Stories ...

The Million Year Picnic

This collection includes all 15 of Elder’s humorous Panic stories (The Night Before Christmas” got the first issue banned in the entire state of Massachusetts); all seven of his science fiction tales from the pages of Weird Science and Weird Fantasy (including two Ray Bradbury adaptations, "The King of the Grey Spaces!” and “The Million-Year Picnic"); and a special horror story that hasn’t been seen since its original publication more than 60 years ago.

Voodoo Vengeance

Corpse On The Imjin And Other Stories (Harvey Kurtzman) Came The Dawn And Other Stories (Wallace Wood) 50 Girls 50 ... Other Stories (Graham Ingels) Forty Whacks And Other Stories (Jack Kamen) The High Cost of Dying And Other Stories ...

Voodoo Vengeance

EC artist Johnny Craig's graphic style is eerily crisp and contemporary. This collection of 25 Craig favorites includes such shockers as “Horror House!,” “Werewolf Concerto,” “Terror on the Moors,” and the title story, “Voodoo Vengeance” ― along with seven Craig crime classics, including Craig’s own personal favorite, “The Sewer!”

Grave Business

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Grave Business

Even in an era of explicit horror films, “Ghastly” Graham Ingels still delivers a shock to readers with his grisly depictions of the stomach-churning fates of the evil men (and women) in these stories―leavened only by a sly wink to the reader and a generous dose of dreadful puns. Ingels’s brushwork oozes ominously across every panel, perfectly setting the mood for the shudder-inducing fates of such corrupt characters as the sadistic asylum director, the political candidate who murders his opponent, the ventriloquist with the homicidal “dummy,” the millionaire who persecutes an aged junkman, and the medieval duke who runs over a young boy with his carriage then taxes the peasants to pay for cleaning up his victim’s blood.

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Real - life axe - wielder Lizzie Borden figures into Johnny Craig's cover as well as the story " Forty Whacks , " drawn by Jack Kamen . The other stories in the issue are a Craig / Kamen team - up , a couple of " E.C. Quickies " by Sid ...

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Summer Storm and Other Stories

He'd seen all the Saturday morning cartoons hundreds of times, but he could watch them a hundred more times. ... you the entire forty-eight hour 1988 Weekend Marathon Salvation for Life Through Jesus Christ Crusade live from Chicago.

Summer Storm and Other Stories

During the fi fteen years Glenda Baker was the publisher and editor-in-chief of NEWN, she read and critiqued hundreds of short stories. She also wrote many of her own. This volume contains twenty-two of Glendas storiesfrom short (21,000 words) to short-short (about 1,000 words) to flash fiction (52 words total) in which Glenda addresses subjects such as: After doing a favor for his boss, how does a man end up in an maze he cant find his way out of? What would happen if a contemporary kid created a golem? What secrets do three generations of women learn about each other while on a weekend trip to Cape Cod? How far will a passive-aggressive woman go if pushed to the limit?

The Witches Of Waitiki And Other Stories

What he normally would have tried to whack for a six , he now played as though the ball was loaded with dynamite ... with ... Forty runs again , in the next ten overs , " came the message from the pavilion , and the batsmen set about ...

The Witches Of Waitiki And Other Stories

The Witches of Waitiki is riveting story that holds you spellbound till the end. You are forever in a suspense wondering whether Rishi will be overcome by the spell of witches or not. Then you have the Third Connection, where over-inquisitive Karishma pursues the man who murdered three landlords. Will she end up as another victim of the killer? A Dog's Day Out tells the tale of how the kidnapped sister of a drug addict is rescued by, but naturally, their dog! the Cabin at Nizams is a sci-fi story that transports you into another dimension and the world of Tenkos and Domens. And Brahm's Symphony tells of a boy who never held a cricket bat but went on to coach and win for his team.