#03 Blood Red Wine
Published February 1951
Cover art by Johnny Craig. “Poison!”, script and art by Johnny Craig; Mr. Boles was pretty smug, as he and his housekeeper attended the funeral of Margaret Boles…smug thinking that no one knew he had killed his wife; But everything that his housekeeper says and does seems to indicate to him that she somehow knows what he did. “The Giggling Killer,” script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; With the newspapers reporting the deaths of people at the hands of “The Giggling Killer,” poor Lester, nagged to death by his wife, plans to see if he in some way can establish an alibi and then kill his wife in the style of the killer. “Getaway” text story by Albert B. Feldstein. “Faced With Horror!”, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Wally Wood; Sam and Willie hold up a bank and shoot a teller in the process; Unfortunately for them, an employee photographed them while making their escape, and Brogen was identified; He decides to have plastic surgery to make him look like a different person. “Blood Red Wine!”, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script adaptation), art by Graham Ingels; Old Ballo, whose wine business had been ruined by a review made by a wine connoisseur, decides to invite the man to his home and do away with him; Adapted from the short story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.