(1995)

DC, 1995 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price:
12.95 USD; 17.95 CAD
Pages:
228
On-sale date:
1995
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Suggested for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
Factoid Books; [Paradox Press]
ISBN:
1-56389-166-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
761941203614 00111
Editing:
Andrew Helfer; Jim Higgins (assistant)
Color:
Color Cover; Black and White Interior
Dimensions:
8 1/2 inches by 10 7/8 inches
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Matte interior
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Issue Notes

One of the seventeen Paradox Press series of Big Books:
1994 - The Big Book of Urban Legends
1995 - The Big Book of Death; The Big Book of Weirdos; The Big Book of Conspiracies;
1996 - The Big Book of Freaks; The Big Book of Little Criminals; The Big Book of Hoaxes; The Big Book of Thugs
1997 - The Big Book of Losers; The Big Book of The Unexplained; The Big Book of Martyrs; The Big Book of Scandal
1998 - The Big Book of Bad; The Big Book of the Weird Wild West
1999 - The Big Book of Vice; The Big Book of Grimm
2000 - The Big Book of the '70s


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Tom Taggart (mixed media photo)
Inks:
Tom Taggart (mixed media photo)
Colors:
Tom Taggart (mixed media photo)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Letterers for interior sequences are listed as a group: Rod Ollerenshaw, Gail Beckett, Bob Lappan and Bob Pinaha. Unsure to exact sequence each did.

The Big Book of Death (Table of Contents)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Roger Langridgh
Inks:
Roger Langridge
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page illustration.

Introduction (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Luc Sante
Letters:
Typeset

Foreword (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
S. M. Taggart
Inks:
S. M. Taggart
Letters:
?

A Short History of Execution (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Tristan Schane
Inks:
Tristan Schane
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Short history of different forms of execution.

Decapitation (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Batton Lash
Inks:
Batton Lash
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
History of decapitation as a method of execution.

A Visit with the Hanging Judge (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Frank Quitely
Inks:
Frank Quitely
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Judge Issac Parker, the famous "Hanging Judge" tells about hanging as a method of execution.

Firing Squad (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
John Estes
Inks:
John Estes
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about how firing squads work.

Old Sparky (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Steve Dillon
Inks:
Steve Dillon
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
How an electric chair works.
Reprints:

Capital Punishment - It's a Gas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Nghia Lam
Inks:
Nghia Lam
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about how poisonous gas works.

Lethal Injection (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Andrew Wendel
Inks:
Andrew Wendel
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about how executions with lethal injections work.

Last Suppers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Phil Winslade
Inks:
Phil Winslade
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about some of the strangest last suppers of convicted criminals.

Stupid Murders (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Glenn Barr
Inks:
Glenn Barr
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Stories about some really stupid murders that have happened.

Look Out! It's the Killer Postmen! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Kieron Dwyer
Inks:
Kieron Dwyer
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about infamous Postal employees who killed their co-workers.

The Wide World of Death! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Danny Hellman
Inks:
Danny Hellman
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
True stories about people who have died on live television.

Teen Suicide (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Ed Hillyer
Inks:
Ed Hillyer
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Why teenagers commit suicide.

Suicide (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Graham Higgins
Inks:
Graham Higgins
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about why people commit suicide.

The Quality of Mercy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Al Davison
Inks:
Al Davison
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Facts about Euthenasia.

The Right to Die (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Michael Avon Oeming
Inks:
Michael Avon Oeming
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about the founder of the Hemlock Society.

They Call Him Dr. Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Hunt Emerson
Inks:
Hunt Emerson
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
Reprints:

The Eggshell Skull (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Tayyar Ozkan
Inks:
Tayyar Ozkan
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about how fragile the human skull can be.

Sickness Unto Death I: Black Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about the Black Plauge during the Middle Ages.
Reprints:

Sickness Unto Death II: Tuberculosis (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Mark Badger
Inks:
Mark Badger
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about Tuberculosis.

Sickness Unto Death III: Typhoid Mary (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Mark Wheatley
Inks:
Mark Wheatley
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about Typhoid Mary.

Sickness Unto Death IV: The Future (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Rebecca Guay
Inks:
Rebecca Guay
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about current diseases, including HIV.

The Art of War (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
John Garcia
Inks:
John Garcia
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about massacres during various wars.

Onward (Your Religion Here) Soldiers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Greg Ruth
Inks:
Greg Ruth
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about various massacres committed in the name of religion.

One-Way Ticket (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Michael T. Gilbert
Inks:
Michael T. Gilbert
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about various accidents that caused massive deaths.

Spontaneous Human Combustion (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Richard Piers Rayner
Inks:
Richard Piers Rayner
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about Spontaneous Human Combustion.
Reprints:

Weird Death I (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Tomm Coker
Inks:
Tomm Coker
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Weird ways people have died.

Weird Death II (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Mark Martin
Inks:
Mark Martin
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Weird ways people have died.

Weird Death III (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Richard Sala
Inks:
Richard Sala
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Weird ways people have died.

Weird Death IV (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Harry S. Robins
Inks:
Harry S. Robins
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Weird ways people have died.

Weird Death V (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Fred Hembeck
Inks:
Fred Hembeck
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Weird ways people have died.

Weird Death VI (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Kim Hagen
Inks:
Kim Hagen
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Weird ways people have died.

Weird Death VII (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Jean-Philippe Vidon
Inks:
Jean-Philippe Vidon
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Weird ways people have died.

Weird Death VIII (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Mike Hadley
Inks:
Mike Hadley
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Weird ways people have died.

Weird Death IX (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
David Chelsea
Inks:
David Chelsea
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Weird ways people have died.

The Definition of Death? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Graham Manley
Inks:
Graham Manley
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about the Medical definition of death.

Anatomy of an Autopsy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Tim Perkins
Inks:
Tim Perkins
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
How an Autopsy is preformed.

Embalming (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Duncan Eagleson
Inks:
Duncan Eagleson
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
How embalming works.

Six Feet Under (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Nick Abadzis
Inks:
Nick Abadzis
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Weird ways people have been buried.

The Watery Grave (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Roger Langridge
Inks:
Roger Langridge
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about burial at sea.

Cremation (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Alec Stevens
Inks:
Alec Stevens
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about cremation.

Mummification (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Mitch O'Connell
Inks:
Mitch O'Connell
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about Mummification.

Cryonics: The Frozen Dead (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Linda Medley
Inks:
Linda Medley
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about how Cryonics works.

A Walking Tour of Highgate Cemetery (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Robin Smith
Inks:
Robin Smith
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
History of Highgate Cemetary.

Le Cimetiere Du Pere Lachaise (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Steve Buccellato
Inks:
Steve Buccellato
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
History of Le Cimetiere on Pere Lachaise.

A Poetic Journey Through the Protestant Cemetery in Rome (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Woodrow Phoenix
Inks:
Woodrow Phoenix
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
History of Protestant Cemetary in Rome.

The Vienna Funeral Museum (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Chris McLoughlin
Inks:
Chris McLoughlin
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
History of the Vienna Funeral Museum.

Greetings From Green-Wood Cemetery (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Randy DuBurke
Inks:
Randy DuBurke
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
History of GreenWood Cemetary in Brooklyn N.Y.

Forest Lawn (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Rick Geary
Inks:
Rick Geary
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
History of Forest Lawn Cemetary in Hollywood Hills, CA.
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Where to Go (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Zina Saunders
Inks:
Zina Saunders
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Quick tour of several historical European cemetaries.

Dead But Not Departed (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Mike Collins
Inks:
Mike Collins
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
True Stories about people whe were kept around after they died.

They Saved Sakharov's Brain (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Russell Braun
Inks:
Russell Braun
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about Organ Donation.

The Disposal Dilemma (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
James Romberger
Inks:
James Romberger
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about how some killers have tried to get rid of the body.

You Are What You Eat (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Renee French
Inks:
Renee French
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Stories about true life cannibalism.

Dead Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Craig Hamilton
Inks:
Craig Hamilton
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Stories about people who have performed Necrophilia.

The Vampire! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Jim Fern
Inks:
Jim Fern
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
True facts about Vampires and Vampirism.

Are Zombies Real? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Steve Leialoha
Inks:
Steve Leialoha
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about Zombies.

Soccer: The Sport That Kills! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Kirk-Albert Etienne
Inks:
Kirk-Albert Etienne
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Facts about people who have died at Soccer events.

From Cradle to Grave (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
D'Israeli
Inks:
D'Israeli
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about the Black Plauge.

The Art of Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Bob Smith
Inks:
Bob Smith
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Stories about weird gravestones.

Heaven and Hereafter (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Shary Flenniken
Inks:
Shary Flenniken
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about how different religions view the hereafter.

Dante Goes to Hell (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Barron Storey
Inks:
Barron Storey
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Dante's vertion of Hell.

Near-Death Experiences (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Feliks Dobrin
Inks:
Feliks Dobrin
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Stories about Near Death Experiences.

Famous Last Words (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Alex Wald
Inks:
Alex Wald
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Famous People's famous last words.

The Last Words of Dutch Schultz (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
S.M. Taggart
Inks:
S.M. Taggart
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
The last words of Dutch Schultz

That Line Is Dead (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Steve Smith
Inks:
Steve Smith
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Information about people who claim to have spoken with deceased relatives.

Mike Montaigne Looks at Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils:
Donald David
Inks:
Donald David
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Some philosophy from Michel De Montaigne.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Big Book of Death
  3. 2. Introduction
  4. 3. Foreword
  5. 4. A Short History of Execution
  6. 5. Decapitation
  7. 6. A Visit with the Hanging Judge
  8. 7. Firing Squad
  9. 8. Old Sparky
  10. 9. Capital Punishment - It's a Gas
  11. 10. Lethal Injection
  12. 11. Last Suppers
  13. 12. Stupid Murders
  14. 13. Look Out! It's the Killer Postmen!
  15. 14. The Wide World of Death!
  16. 15. Teen Suicide
  17. 16. Suicide
  18. 17. The Quality of Mercy
  19. 18. The Right to Die
  20. 19. They Call Him Dr. Death
  21. 20. The Eggshell Skull
  22. 21. Sickness Unto Death I: Black Death
  23. 22. Sickness Unto Death II: Tuberculosis
  24. 23. Sickness Unto Death III: Typhoid Mary
  25. 24. Sickness Unto Death IV: The Future
  26. 25. The Art of War
  27. 26. Onward (Your Religion Here) Soldiers
  28. 27. One-Way Ticket
  29. 28. Spontaneous Human Combustion
  30. 29. Weird Death I
  31. 30. Weird Death II
  32. 31. Weird Death III
  33. 32. Weird Death IV
  34. 33. Weird Death V
  35. 34. Weird Death VI
  36. 35. Weird Death VII
  37. 36. Weird Death VIII
  38. 37. Weird Death IX
  39. 38. The Definition of Death?
  40. 39. Anatomy of an Autopsy
  41. 40. Embalming
  42. 41. Six Feet Under
  43. 42. The Watery Grave
  44. 43. Cremation
  45. 44. Mummification
  46. 45. Cryonics: The Frozen Dead
  47. 46. A Walking Tour of Highgate Cemetery
  48. 47. Le Cimetiere Du Pere Lachaise
  49. 48. A Poetic Journey Through the Protestant Cemetery in Rome
  50. 49. The Vienna Funeral Museum
  51. 50. Greetings From Green-Wood Cemetery
  52. 51. Forest Lawn
  53. 52. Where to Go
  54. 53. Dead But Not Departed
  55. 54. They Saved Sakharov's Brain
  56. 55. The Disposal Dilemma
  57. 56. You Are What You Eat
  58. 57. Dead Love
  59. 58. The Vampire!
  60. 59. Are Zombies Real?
  61. 60. Soccer: The Sport That Kills!
  62. 61. From Cradle to Grave
  63. 62. The Art of Death
  64. 63. Heaven and Hereafter
  65. 64. Dante Goes to Hell
  66. 65. Near-Death Experiences
  67. 66. Famous Last Words
  68. 67. The Last Words of Dutch Schultz
  69. 68. That Line Is Dead
  70. 69. Mike Montaigne Looks at Death
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