#02 Dead Ringer
Published December 1950
Cover art by Johnny Craig. “Dead-Ringer,” script and art by Johnny Craig; A petty thief learns that his virtual double, a millionaire, is an amnesia victim residing at a local sanitarium, and plans to somehow get into the sanitarium, dispose of the rich man and take his place, then suddenly come out of his amnesia state, and assume the man’s identity. “A Moment of Madness!”, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Graham Ingels; A noted brain surgeon is experiencing blackouts, which cause him to unconsciously commit acts of violence during his blackouts. “Perfect Murder!” text story, script and art by Albert B. Feldstein. “Face-to-Face” text story by Albert B. Feldstein. “The Corpse in the Crematorium,” script and art by Johnny Craig; A man subject to cataleptic fits is brought to a crematorium while his wife-to-be searches frantically for him; She fails to find him before he is scheduled for cremation. “Contract for Death,” art by Jack Kamen; A doctor, conducting experiments on the human brain, comes across a man attempting suicide, and offers him $5000 not to do so…for one month; The contract is signed and money given, and the man goes out and lives it up; Plot adapted from Damon Runyon’s story, “A Very Honorable Guy”, featured as part of the 1989 film “Bloodhounds of Broadway.” 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.