#01 Doll to Kill
Published October 1950
Cover art by Johnny Craig. “Murder May Boomerang,” script and art by Johnny Craig; Nearly inseparable, a father and son did everything in life together until that one day when a prisoner from a nearby penitentiary discovers the pair’s cabin, where he steals clothing and nearly beats the father to death. “Death’s Double-Cross,” script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Wally Wood; Ruth was bored and lonely; Her two-year marriage to John was missing something: love, and she found it in John’s twin brother. “Reward!” text story by Albert B. Feldstein. “A Snapshot of Death!”, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Graham Ingels; A woman enters a pool room and hires a man to kill a lady, whose picture she provides to him; Imagine his surprise when he notes that the photo is of the woman wanting the crime committed. “High Tide!”, script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; Four men on a mail boat leave the infamous Mephisto Prison and soon hear by radio of the escape of one of the prisoners; When the boat’s engine, clogged with sand, brings the craft to a halt a ways off shore, all fingers begin to point to each other as the culprit. 36 pgs., full color.