#04 Head’s Up
Published May 1950
Cover art by Johnny Craig. “Backlash!”, script and art by Johnny Craig; Mystery writer Wilton believes he has come upon a logical, workable method of committing a crime behind locked doors of a sealed room; But one publisher after another rejects the manuscript at every turn…so Wilton decides to commit the crime for real. “Premium Overdue!”, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; To humor a good looking, young insurance salesman, Thelma takes out a double-indemnity policy on her good-for-nothing, worthless husband; After she kills him, she drives out on a country road to dispose of the body, fakes an accident, collects the money and then meets George. “Stranger” text story by Albert B. Feldstein. “Conniver!”, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Davis; A comic book editor has endured five years worth of sweating and toiling for his publisher, and never is given the credit he believes is due him; Wanting to get the boss out of the way, Tom Brogen decides to use one of the artists to do the deed through a series of manipulations in which Tom worms his way into Paul’s fiancee’s life and blames “an affair” with Mr. Graynor. “Heads-Up!”, script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Graham Ingels; Dora gets fed up with her husband and his freak show occupation, and falls in love with another circus performer; When Fred discovers the affair and the fact that the pair intend to put him out of the way, he comes up with a plan. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.