The Complete Crime SuspenStories


Main Details
Date 1983
Location of Publication West Plains, MO
Genre Horror
Format Oversized Hardcover
Type Graphic Novel
Page Count Unpaginated
Language English
  • The Old Witch
Notes Entire contents copyright 1983 by William M. Gaines.

The complete run of EC's Crime SuspenStories, published in 5 9" by 12" volumes in a slipcase. Covers are printed in color on glossy paper, with coloring by Marie Severin; interior art is printed in black and white. Text stories, letter pages, and house ads are included.

Johnny Craig both wrote and illustrated his own stories; most other stories were written by editor Al Feldstein and William M. Gaines. The Screaming Woman!, illustrated by Jack Kamen, and Touch and Go!, illustrated by Johnny Craig, are authorized adaptations of stories by Ray Bradbury.

Issues 3 through 16 included horror stories from The Haunt of Fear, told by the Old Witch, as a backup feature.

Stories and artists for each issue, along with cover artists, are listed below (Note: text stories are not included).

ISSUE 1 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
Murder May Boomerang - Johnny Craig
Death's Double-Cross - Wally Wood
A Snapshot of Death! - Graham Ingels
High Tide! - Harvey Kurtzman

ISSUE 2 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
Dead-Ringer! - Johnny Craig
A Moment of Madness! - Graham Ingels
The Corpse in the Crematorium - Johnny Craig
Contract for Death! - Jack Kamen

ISSUE 3 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
Poison! - Johnny Craig
The Giggling Killer - Harvey Kurtzman
Faced with Horror! - Wally Wood
Blood Red Wine! - Graham Ingels

ISSUE 4 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
Backlash! - Johnny Craig
Premium Overdue! - Jack Kamen
Conniver! - Jack Davis
Heads-Up! - Graham Ingels

ISSUE 5 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
The Sewer! - Johnny Craig
Mr. Biddy... Killer! - Jack Davis
The Gullible One - Jack Kamen
Partially Dissolved - Graham Ingels

ISSUE 6 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
A Toast... to Death! - Johnny Craig
Out of My Mind! - Jack Kamen
The Switch - George Roussos
Jury Duty! - Graham Ingels

ISSUE 7 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
Hatchet-Killer! - Johnny Craig
Revenge! - Jack Kamen
Phonies - Jack Davis
Horror Under the Big Top! - Graham Ingels

ISSUE 8 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
Out of the Frying Pan... - Johnny Craig
A Trace of Murder! - Jack Kamen
The Escaped Maniac! - George Roussos
Partnership Dissolved! - Graham Ingels

ISSUE 9 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
Understudy to a Corpse! - Johnny Craig
Medicine! - Jack Kamen
Cut! - Jack Davis
A Tree Grows in Borneo! - Graham Ingels

ISSUE 10 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
...Rocks in His Head! - Johnny Craig
Lady Killer - Jack Kamen
Missed by Two Heirs! - Jack Davis
Friend to 'Our Boys'! - Graham Ingels

ISSUE 11 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
Stiff Punishment! - Johnny Craig
"One Man's Poison!" - Jack Kamen
Two for One! - Jack Davis
Four for One! - Jack Davis
A Fool and His Honey Are Soon Parted! - Graham Ingels

ISSUE 12 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
The Execution! - Johnny Craig
Murder the Lover! - Jack Davis
Murder the Husband! - Jack Davis
Snooze to Me! - Jack Kamen
Paralyzed! - Graham Ingels

ISSUE 13 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
Hear No Evil! - Johnny Craig & Jack Kamen
First Impulse! - Sid Check
Second Chance? - Sid Check
A Question of Time! - Al Williamson
Forty Whacks! - Jack Kamen

ISSUE 14 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
Sweet Dreams! - Johnny Craig
The Perfect Place! - Jack Kamen
The Electric Chair - Fred Peters
The Hangman's Noose - Fred Peters
The Guillotine - Fred Peters
Private Performance - Graham Ingels

ISSUE 15 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
When the Cat's Away... - Johnny Craig
The Screaming Woman! - Jack Kamen
Water, Water Everywhere... - George Evans
...And Not a Drop to Drink - George Evans
Hail and Heart-y! - Graham Ingels

ISSUE 16 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
Rendezvous! - Johnny Craig
Fission Bait! - Jack Kamen
Come Clean! - Al Williamson
Who's Next! - Joe Orlando

ISSUE 17 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
Touch and Go! - Johnny Craig
One for the Money... - Jack Kamen
Fired! - Al Williamson & Frank Frazetta
...Two for the Show! - Bill Elder

ISSUE 18 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
Fall Guy for Murder - Johnny Craig
Juice for the Record! - Bill Elder
Frozen Assets! - Jack Kamen
From Here to Insanity - Reed Crandall

ISSUE 19 (Cover by Al Feldstein)
The Killer - Reed Crandall
Wined-Up! - George Evans
Murder May Boomerang - Johnny Craig
About Phase - George Evans

ISSUE 20 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
Fire Trap! - Johnny Craig
The Welchers - Jack Davis
Double Jeopardy - Jack Kamen
Plane Murder - Reed Crandall

ISSUE 21 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
Mother's Day - Reed Crandall
In the Groove - Jack Kamen
Understudies! - Johnny Craig
Blood Brothers - George Evans

ISSUE 22 (Cover by Johnny Craig)
In Each and Every Package - Reed Crandall
Monotony - Bernard Krigstein
Cinder Block - Jack Kamen
Sight Unseen - Joe Orlando

ISSUE 23 (Cover by George Evans)
This'll Kill You! - Reed Crandall
Standing Room Only - Jack Kamen
Return Blow - Reed Crandall
Last Resort - George Evans

ISSUE 24 (Cover by George Evans)
Double-Crossed - Reed Crandall
Crushed Ice - Jack Kamen
Food for Thought - Joe Orlando
More Blessed to Give... - Bernard Krigstein

ISSUE 25 (Cover by Jack Kamen)
Three for the Money - Jack Kamen
Dog Food - Reed Crandall
Key Chain - Bernard Krigstein
The Squealer - George Evans

ISSUE 26 (Cover by Jack Kamen)
The Fixer - Jack Kamen
Dead Center - Joe Orlando
The Firebug - Reed Crandall
Comeback - Jack Kamen

ISSUE 27 (Cover by Jack Kamen)
Maniac at Large - George Evans
Just Her Speed - Bernard Krigstein
Where There's Smoke... - Jack Kamen
Good Boy - Graham Ingels

Note: The capitalization Crime SuspenStories is used consistently in copyright and editorial content.


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