Jack Kamen’s EC collection Forty Whacks and the second issue of Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree monthly series are this week’s digital releases.
Jack Kamen was the “Mr. Slick” of EC comics. His precise, clean style was perfect for tales of seemingly normal men and women who coolly act on the rage, jealousy, and greed just below their glamorous façades. Enter the twisted world of Kamen’s crime capers in Forty Whacks.
Whatever became of the ax Lizzie Borden used? Just how far can you push a “neat freak?” When a madman hosts a dinner party, what’s for dessert? All these answers, and more, can be uncovered with the help of comiXology.
In the second issue of Ed Piskor’s best-selling Hip Hop Family Tree series, hip hop jumps from the streets to the offices of record executives. Follow along as the first track’s laid on vinyl and keep up with acts like the Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Flash, and Kurtis Blow. Read the “coolest comic magazine in the universe” on your own personal device through comiXology.