(1981)

Russ Cochran, 1981 Series
Volume
3
Price
[none]
Pages
212
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Russ Cochran, Publisher
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Russ Cochran
Color
Color cover; mostly black & white interior
Dimensions
10" x 13"
Binding
Hardcover
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shock SuspenStories / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Shock SuspenStories / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
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Only Skin-Deep (Table of Contents: 2)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Synopsis
A man comes out of an car accident with amnesia and plastic surgery to reconstruct extensive facial burns to be met by a woman who claims to be his lover and that the two of them plotted to murder her husband for his insurance money. He travels to a cabin with her and when he slips and bumps his head, his memory returns. He strangles the woman because he recalls that he is not her lover but actually her husband who had overheard their plans to kill him and got the jump on the other man and switched clothes before getting caught in the fire he set in the car's gas tank.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-12. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

Blood-Brothers (Table of Contents: 3)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Dr. Falk (coroner); Ella (Sid's wife); Henry Williams (death); Sarah Williams (Henry's wife, death); Mr. Harley (Henry's employer); Jed Martin; George (a farmer, flashback); Sid (villain)
Synopsis
A bigot finds out that his life was saved as a child by a blood transfusion from a black man.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-12. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

Proposal (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Marie Severin (spot illustration)
Inks
Marie Severin (spot illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

Upon Reflection (Table of Contents: 5)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Synopsis
A boxer feels guilty for killing a man in the ring when the man's widow screams at him that he's a 'beast'. He perceives that his hands and face are taking on the appearance of a gorilla but a psychologist tells him that it's all in his mind. He sees a mirror on the street and resolves to look into it. He gaps in horror and then withdraws the pistol he had in his jacket to shoot himself. The store owner is puzzled by the suicide and tells the nearby police officer that he had recently purchased a trick mirror to spruce up business.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-12. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

Squeeze Play (Table of Contents: 6)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Frank Frazetta (signed)
Inks
Frank Frazetta (signed); Al Williamson
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cora (Harry's girl, death); Sue; Bea; Nan; Ella; Janet; Jimmy; Arnie; Melvin; Harry [aka Johnny] (villain, death)
Synopsis
A young man gets a girl pregnant and then murders her by throwing her out of a roller coaster car. The other riders, who hear her screams for help, summon the Police. The killer then bolts and buries his incriminating clothes beneath the beach's boardwalk and tries to get a ride home with some girls. They soon cajole him into the surf, despite his protests that he can't swim, but quickly abandon him when they see their boyfriends arrive.
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Indexer Notes

Due to deadline problems, Williamson, who pawned this story over to Frazetta, was asked to finish off a few of the panels.

Williamson credit added by Craig Delich 2013-10-2.

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-12. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Shock Talk / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

A previously unpublished letters page which was prepared for Shock Suspenstories #10 but went unused.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Shock SuspenStories / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

The Orphan (Table of Contents: 9)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Synopsis
A little girl murders her drunken father and frames her uncaring mother for the crime so that she can go live with her nice aunt.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-12. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

The Whipping (Table of Contents: 10)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein; Jack Oleck ?
Pencils
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Amy (Ed's daughter, death); Ed's wife; Louis Martinez; Vigilante Society [Ed; Willie; Phil; George; other un-named townspeople] (villains)
Synopsis
A community is up in arms when Mexican-Americans move to town and form a vigilante group to deal with them. However, one of the bigots murders his own daughter when she marries a Mexican.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-12. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

Blunderer (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Marie Severin (spot illustration)
Inks
Marie Severin (spot illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

You, Murderer (Table of Contents: 12)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Synopsis
A story told in first person about the victim a hypnotist picks to do his dirty work for a killing after his wife leaves him for another man.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-12. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

As Ye Sow... (Table of Contents: 13)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler ?
Pencils
George Evans [as Geo. Evans] (signed)
Inks
George Evans [as Geo. Evans] (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Laird Kimball (husband, death); Nora (wife)
Synopsis
A husband hires a contract killer to trail his wife and murder the man she meets. The woman reconsiders her affair, decides to call it off, and returns to her husband. The husband is glad to have her back before he remembers what he's done. He sees the figure in the door and the flash of the gun. The last thing he ever hears is his wife begging him not to die.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-12. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

Notes and Comments (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Spicer; Bhob Stewart; Bill Mason; John Benson
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Shock SuspenStories / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Raw Deal (Table of Contents: 16)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Synopsis
A man cannibalizes his new bride in order to survive being stranded at sea.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-12. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

The Confidant (Table of Contents: 17)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein; Jack Oleck ?
Pencils
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Jimmy; Jimmy's priest (death); a mob (villains)
Synopsis
A mob beats to death a priest when the man refuses to betray the confession of a killer.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-12. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

Oleck script credit per "Came the Dawn" volume, added by Craig Delich.

Slaughter! (Table of Contents: 18)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

For Cryin' Out Loud! (Table of Contents: 19)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Synopsis
A man's conscience bothers him so much after he strangles a woman that he has an uncontrollable urge to confess the deed to anyone in earshot.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-12. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

Well Trained (Table of Contents: 20)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
George Evans (signed)
Inks
George Evans (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Sergeant Tom Gibson (Police detective); Mary Gibson (Tom's wife, death); Bill (Policeman); Mike Ferris (villain, murderer, death)
Synopsis
A detective arrests the man burglar who murdered his wife when she surprised him, and, after a brutal beating that hospitalizes him, continues to hound him in the hospital about the death he will receive in the electric chair. The man fixates on his vengeance to such a great deal that the killer flees the hospital and is struck by a subway car. The detective is tortured by the uncertainty of whether the killer burned by the third rail as he should have or if the train struck him first.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-12. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Shock SuspenStories / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans (signed)
Inks
George Evans (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

...My Brother's Keeper (Table of Contents: 22)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
George Evans (signed)
Inks
George Evans (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Frank Doran (siamese twin brother of Mark, death); Mr. Doran (Mark and Frank's father, death, in flashback); Mrs. Doran (Mark and Frank's mother, death, in flashback); Gloria Milgram (in flashback); Alice [Benson] Doran (Frank's wife, death, in flashback); Mark Doran (villain, siamese twin of Frank, death)
Synopsis
An evil Siamese twin murders his brother's wife, but the state does not execute him as it would mean the death of the good one. The good one finally commits suicide to halt the evil of the other.
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Indexer Notes

Most of the story is told in flashback.

The Hazing (Table of Contents: 23)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler?
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Synopsis
A college student wants to join a frat so he makes up a story about a professor they don't like being a communist in order to get him fired.
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Slob! (Table of Contents: 24)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

A Kind of Justice (Table of Contents: 25)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Letters
Jim Wroten

Characters
Shirley Hansen; Helen Hansen (mother); John Hansen (father); Sheriff Paul Judson; Eddie Nichols; Deputy Russ Ford
Synopsis
A mob beat a vagrant to death for the rape of a sixteen year old girl that the town sheriff has been violating.
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The Pen Is Mightier (Table of Contents: 26)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Synopsis
A newspaper columnist murders his gangster friend to get his wife and frames an innocent man for the crime through the power of his words.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Shock SuspenStories / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans
Inks
George Evans
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

4-Sided Triangle (Table of Contents: 28)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A farmer tries to molest a retarded girl he keeps to work on the farm as a servant. She tells him that she's got a boyfriend that she sees in the evening. She goes out into the field to the scarecrow. The farmer gets the idea of disguising himself as the scarecrow so he can get what he wants from the girl. The farmer's wife is awakened by the sound of their love-making and goes out to the field with a pitchfork. When the girl tells the wife about her boyfriend, the wife tries to demonstrate to her that it's only straw by repeatedly stabbing the scarecrow with the pitchfork.
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In Character (Table of Contents: 29)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Boris Karloff murders all of his Hollywood contacts after he has been typecast in pictures.
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Timetable (Table of Contents: 30)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

The Assassin (Table of Contents: 31)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
George Evans [as Geo. Evans] (signed)
Inks
George Evans [as Geo. Evans] (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
unnamed actor (death); unnamed assassin (villain)
Synopsis
An assassin unknowingly pursues his mark to the backstage of a theater and kills the man just before the curtain rises. It turns out that the assassin has walked in on the opening scene of a play about President William McKinley and the man who assassinated him!
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The Operation (Table of Contents: 32)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Synopsis
A diamond thief surgeon cuts open his two goons to smuggle diamonds into the country in their bodies. When he gets a big one worth two hundred fifty thousand he tells the men he will operate on both of them, but place the diamond in only one so that they will not be tempted to disappear. The doctor sends them a note saying he will be delayed because he knows that this will play on their greed and they will turn on each other. They kill each other, but the doctor did not place the stone in either of them but himself.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Shock SuspenStories / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans
Inks
George Evans
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Cadillac Fever (Table of Contents: 34)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
George Evans (signed)
Inks
George Evans (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Clyde Wilkes (death); Mrs. Wilkes (death); Mr. Evans; Jeb Wyler; Sheriff Hoyt; Ruthie (villain, Wilke's daughter)
Synopsis
A poor girl knows her father will never be able to afford to buy a Cadillac, so she murders her mother and swears in court that the father did it, so after he is executed he gets his long sought after ride in a Cadillac hearse.
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The Trap (Table of Contents: 35)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Synopsis
A husband is betrayed by his wife and funeral director when they plot to commit fraud to collect on his life insurance policy for his own murder. They plan to make him appear to be the victim of a mugging and then disappear in South America for a year. When his wife doesn't show with the money, he returns and they have him arrested and he ends up hanging for his own murder.
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A Special Editorial (Table of Contents: 36)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

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Indexer Notes

Appeal to readers to write the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency.

Blowhard (Table of Contents: 37)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Letters
Typeset

Reprints

In the Bag (Table of Contents: 38)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A cop kills a man with a bowling ball in a bag thinking it's a head.
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Rundown (Table of Contents: 39)

Shock SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Synopsis
A man commits murder attempting to acquire enough money to win back his wife's affections. He doesn't know that she and her lover have already made a plot to run him down. When they manage to hit him with the car, they are pleased to find that his wallet is flush with cash.
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Russ Cochran Presents the Complete EC Library (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

Shock SuspenStories / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans (signed)
Inks
George Evans (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shock SuspenStories
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Shock SuspenStories
  3. 2. Only Skin-Deep
    Shock SuspenStories
  4. 3. Blood-Brothers
    Shock SuspenStories
  5. 4. Proposal
  6. 5. Upon Reflection
    Shock SuspenStories
  7. 6. Squeeze Play
    Shock SuspenStories
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Shock Talk
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Shock SuspenStories
  10. 9. The Orphan
    Shock SuspenStories
  11. 10. The Whipping
    Shock SuspenStories
  12. 11. Blunderer
  13. 12. You, Murderer
    Shock SuspenStories
  14. 13. As Ye Sow...
    Shock SuspenStories
  15. 14. Notes and Comments
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Shock SuspenStories
  17. 16. Raw Deal
    Shock SuspenStories
  18. 17. The Confidant
    Shock SuspenStories
  19. 18. Slaughter!
  20. 19. For Cryin' Out Loud!
    Shock SuspenStories
  21. 20. Well Trained
    Shock SuspenStories
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Shock SuspenStories
  23. 22. ...My Brother's Keeper
    Shock SuspenStories
  24. 23. The Hazing
    Shock SuspenStories
  25. 24. Slob!
  26. 25. A Kind of Justice
    Shock SuspenStories
  27. 26. The Pen Is Mightier
    Shock SuspenStories
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Shock SuspenStories
  29. 28. 4-Sided Triangle
    Shock SuspenStories
  30. 29. In Character
    Shock SuspenStories
  31. 30. Timetable
  32. 31. The Assassin
    Shock SuspenStories
  33. 32. The Operation
    Shock SuspenStories
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Shock SuspenStories
  35. 34. Cadillac Fever
    Shock SuspenStories
  36. 35. The Trap
    Shock SuspenStories
  37. 36. A Special Editorial
  38. 37. Blowhard
  39. 38. In the Bag
    Shock SuspenStories
  40. 39. Rundown
    Shock SuspenStories
  41. 40. Russ Cochran Presents the Complete EC Library
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    Shock SuspenStories
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