This is probably the most infamous EC cover ever produced, and it led indirectly to the end of the line. This Johnny Craig CRIME SUSPENSTORIES cover was brought out as evidence during publisher Bill Gaines’ testimony before the Senate Committee investigating the link between comic books and juvenile delinquency in the 1950s. When asked if … Continue reading Great Covers – CRIME SUSPENSTORIES #22
Boom. This Johnny Craig CRIME SUSPENSTORIES cover is like a bomb going off. It’s not overtly gory, but it’s way more disturbing than covers that showed a lot more blood and guts.Great use of color as well.
A positively brutal George Evans cover to CRIME SUSPENSTORIES from the justly-lauded EC line of comics. Everything just works about this one–the intensity, the color palate, the diagonal of the rowboat and the girl’s leg. The man’s eyes and teeth in white form the focal point of the image. Great work all around.