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Johnny Craig pulled off some of the most mind-bendingly clever shockers to appear under the EC Comics banner — such as the sexy perfect-crime story "When the Cat's Away…," the supremely ironic "The Execution!," and the impeccably paced slow-burn descent into madness of the Ray Bradbury adaptation "Touch and Go!"
But Craig also applied his eerily crisp and elegantly designed artwork to EC's more outré horror comics, producing many of the finest examples of their trademark Grand Guignol revenge thrillers, including "A Stitch in Time!," "Split Personality!," and "Fed Up!" — as well as a handful of outright supernatural horror yarns such as "Two of a Kind!," "A Bloody Undertaking!," and "The Mausoleum!," featuring some of the most clean-cut (yet still terrifying) vampires, ghosts, ghouls, and zombies ever committed to paper.
Fantagraphics' first volume devoted to Craig's brilliant crime and horror spellbinders (including the fiendish twist-ending title story), Fall Guy for Murder and Other Stories also delivers revealing and insightful historical and critical essays and biographies.
If you're a genuine devotee of comics or noir fiction, it would be a real crime not to steal a look inside!