Shock SuspenStories (E.C.)

 SSEC   (E.C., 1952-1955)

™ and © William M. Gaines, Agent

Shock SuspenStories was a cornerstone of E.C.’s line of crime comics in the 1950s. For the most part, the stories centered those great human foibles: jealousy, greed, and malice—traits that would inevitably doom those who possessed them.

In addition to their ironic and often gory crime stories, E.C. went out on a limb to address social concerns of the times. Tales such as “So Shall Ye Reap” focused on juvenile delinquency; “The Monkey” was an early and controversial story about the dangers of drug abuse; and “The Whipping” took on racism in a way that is far more direct and pointed than most such comics of the modern day.

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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  2/1/1952
  $0.10
  $1,000.00
No copies available
Electrocution cover; Ray Bradbury adaptationAl FeldsteinJack Kamen, Jack Davis, Joe Orlando, Graham Ingels

#2

  4/1/1952
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  $650.00
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 Al FeldsteinJack Kamen, Wally Wood, Jack Davis, Graham Ingels

#3

  6/1/1952
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  $350.00
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Brief mention in Seduction of The InnocentAl FeldsteinJack Kamen, Wally Wood, Joe Orlando, Jack Davis

#4

  8/1/1952
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  $330.00
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Brief mention in Seduction of The InnocentAl FeldsteinJack Kamen, Wally Wood, Joe Orlando, Jack Davis

#5

  10/1/1952
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  $300.00
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 Al FeldsteinJack Kamen, Wally Wood, Joe Orlando, Jack Davis

#6

  12/1/1952
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  $2,775.00
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Bondage coverAl FeldsteinJack Kamen, Wally Wood, Marie Severin, Joe Orlando, Graham Ingels

#7

  2/1/1953
  $0.10
  $350.00
No copies available
Ray Bradbury adaptationAl Feldstein, Ray BradburyJack Kamen, Wally Wood, Joe Orlando, George Evans

#8

  4/1/1953
  $0.10
  $400.00
No copies available
 Al FeldsteinJack Kamen, Wally Wood, Al Williamson, George Evans

#9

  6/1/1953
  $0.10
  $210.00
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Ray Bradbury AdaptationAl Feldstein, Ray BradburyJack Kamen, Wally Wood, Marie Severin, Joe Orlando, Reed Crandall

#10

  8/1/1953
  $0.10
  $240.00
No copies available
 Al FeldsteinJack Kamen, Wally Wood, Marie Severin, Joe Orlando, Reed Crandall

#11

  10/1/1953
  $0.10
  $320.00
No copies available
 Johnny Craig, Al FeldsteinJohnny Craig, Wally Wood, Marie Severin, Reed Crandall, Jack Kamen

#12

  12/1/1953
  $0.10
  $26.00
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Includes anti-drug story: “The Monkey”Al FeldsteinJack Kamen, Joe Orlando, Marie Severin, Reed Crandall, Wally Wood

#13

  3/1/1954
  $0.10
  $650.00
1 copy available for $74.00
 Al FeldsteinJack Kamen, Wally Wood, Marie Severin, Reed Crandall, Frank Frazetta

#14

  5/1/1954
  $0.10
  $150.00
No copies available
 Al Feldstein, Otto BinderJack Kamen, Wally Wood, Marie Severin, Bernie Krigstein, George Evans

#15

  7/1/1954
  $0.10
  $490.00
No copies available
 Otto Binder, Al Feldstein, Carl WesslerJack Kamen, Wally Wood, Reed Crandall, George Evans

#16

  9/1/1954
  $0.10
  $165.00
No copies available
 Carl Wessler, Al FeldsteinGeorge Evans, Joe Orlando, Reed Crandall, Jack Kamen

#17

  11/1/1954
  $0.10
  $106.00
No copies available
 Carl Wessler, Al FeldsteinJack Kamen, Reed Crandall, George Evans, Joe Orlando

#18

  1/1/1955
  $0.10
  $170.00
No copies available
Final IssueCarl Wessler, Al FeldsteinGeorge Evans, Jack Kamen, Marie Severin, Bernie Krigstein, Reed Crandall

Book #1 Hardcover

 
  $49.99
  $49.99
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Collects Shock SuspenStories (E.C.) #1-6; ca. 2016Bill GainesAl Feldstein