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Crime SuspenStories Volume 1 (2007) [Graphic Novel]
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Series: EC Archives

Summary (From the publisher):

EC Comics (Entertaining Comics) were all published from the late 1940s until around 1956, when the Comics Code Authority whitewashed all comic books to remove all themes of horror and violence. Psychiatrist Fredric Wertham and Senator Estes Kefauver's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency attacked horror comics as causes of the rise in juvenile delinquency and crimes by minors. These comic books were accused of having no redeeming value to society and were effectively banned by the actions of these groups in creating the Comics Code. EC Comics were superior to other comics of the 1950s because of a higher quality of writing and artwork, and they were widely imitated by other comics publishers. The subject matter for EC Comics were horror, science fiction/fantasy, crime stories, war stories, and stories with a social message that generally had a twist or "shock" ending. This volume reprints the first six complete issues (24 stories) of the comic book Crime SuspenStories, originally published in 1950 and 1951, and features stories of crime characterized by ironic "O. Henry" type twist endings.

Original title: Crime SuspenStories Volume 1
Alternative titles: The EC Archives: Crime SuspenStories Volume 1
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense
FictionCrime and MysteryCrime/Caper
FictionFantasyGraphic Novels

Edition #1: Crime SuspenStories Volume 1

Crime SuspenStories Volume 1 (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Illustrated by: Graham Ingels Jack Davis Wally Wood Albert B. Feldstein Johnny Craig
Introduction by: Max Allan Collins
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Crime SuspenStories Volume 1 (2007)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Timonium, MD
Publisher: Gemstone Publishing
ISBN: 9781888472745
Pages: 212

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