The Fantagraphics EC Artists' Library #[21] - Master Race and Other Stories
(March 2018)

Fantagraphics, 2012 Series
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Price
29.99 USD
Pages
242
On-sale date
2018-01-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand
FB
ISBN
978-1-68396-094-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781683960942 52999
Editing
Gary Groth (publisher and executive editor); J. Michael Catron (senior editor)
Color
Black and White with some Color
Dimensions
7.25" x 10.25" (18.4 cm x 26 cm)
Binding
Hardcover
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Letters
typeset

Genre
war

Master Race and Other Stories (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Letters
typeset

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Letters
typeset

Master of Design (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Sadowski
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Essay on the stories included in this volume.

Derelict Ship (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Flying Machine (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Bradbury; Al Feldstein (adaptation)
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
drama
Characters
Emperor Yuan
Synopsis
When Emperor Yuan discovers that a villager has learned how to create a flying machine he has him killed so the secret won't fall into the wrong hands.
Reprints
Keywords
China

Prairie Schooner (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A story about a madman who converts a house into a ship in the middle of a prairie.
Reprints

The Monster from the Fourth Dimension (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Al Feldstein
Inks
Al Feldstein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Redrawn and retitled (original title "It Was a Monster from the Fourth Dimension" from the 8 page story in Weird Science (EC, 1951 series) #7 [not a reprint].

Slave Ship (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein]
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein]
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
An schooner adrift off the coast of Africa is visited by an alien ship that abducts humans to be their slaves.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story was planned for EC's third 3-D book but not published at that time. The 1970 publication of this story dropped much of the zip-a-tone, craftint and fine linework. This publication restores those features.

Monotony (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Reprints

Pipe Dream (Table of Contents: 10)

The Vault of Horror / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Johnny Craig
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Kriegstein] (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Kriegstein] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host); Chen Chu Yang
Synopsis
Chen visits an opium den, where he has drug-induced dreams that give him power and importance. But his visit bring him dreams that come true. His daughter got engaged to a man that he didn't approve of...and another trip and dream later, that young suitor was dead. To make matters worse, his daughter was blamed for the killing and was put to death for it. Now, Chen lays once again in the opium den...to have yet another dream!
Reprints

The Pioneer (Table of Contents: 11)

Weird Science-Fantasy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Characters
Professor Alec Lathem; Dean Miller; Hiram Jenkins
Synopsis
Professor Lathem builds a new rocket engine in his barn.
Reprints
Keywords
electric chair

You, Murderer (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
Marie Severin
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.
Reprints

The Bath (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck ?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A servant of the owner of a silver mine fills his bath with piranha after the mine owner unknowningly works the servant's younger brother to death and shoots his parents who were attempting to extract revenge.
Reprints

More Blessed to Give... (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Jack Oleck ?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Reprints

Bellyful (Table of Contents: 15)

Weird Science-Fantasy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Reprints

The Catacombs (Table of Contents: 16)

The Vault of Horror / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host); Pietro Miuta; Gino Alcari
Synopsis
Pietro grabbed the sack of silver as Gino followed him out of the store and headed for their hideout. The take was good, goods worth 4000 lire. Hiding the swag in the Catacombs, they headed down into the eerie place, lined with the long departed. Reaching their desired spot, Pietro suddenly plunged a knife into the back of his partner. Grabbing the loot, he headed back down the unlit passages toward the exit, lamp in hand, but became disoriented and hopelessly lost. He found his way back to Gino's body. And then...the lamp's light went out!
Reprints

Key Chain (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Reprints

Master Race (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
drama
Reprints
Keywords
concentration camp; Holocaust

The Purge (Table of Contents: 19)

The Vault of Horror! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host); Sir Benjamin; King Horace; Alicia
Synopsis
King Horace is called to the cell of a lovely lady and he asks her why she wants to see him. Alicia tells him that she was controlled by the devil and wanted to be purged of him. So the King goes to see his court wizard who says he can do the difficult task, but he has much difficulty, and is given seven days to succeed or lose his head.
Reprints

Murder Dream (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A maniac ax-murderer assumes his victim's identity in his dreams until he is compelled to return to the scene of the crime to murder the victim's wife as well.
Reprints

The Pit! (Table of Contents: 21)

The Vault of Horror! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host); Felix & Lila Johnson; Aaron & Beatrice Scott
Synopsis
Felix and Lila watched a cock fight, and Felix thought it was inhuman. Nearby, they was another fight brewing...between vicious dogs, and a similar argument brewed between Aaron and Beatrice Scott. Later Aaron and Felix compared notes and discovered that the two couples were trying to outdo each other to draw paying crowds. Later the two women ran into each other and a slow hatred developed between the two. To the husbands involved, there was only one solution to their "problem" women and competing "businesses": they put the two women into the arena and let them go at each other!
Reprints

In the Bag (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A cop kills a man with a bowling ball in a bag thinking it's a head.
Reprints

Just Her Speed (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Jack Oleck ?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Numbskull (Table of Contents: 24)

The Vault of Horror! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
This story is told by the skull of a sadistic animal trapper in Africa who traps animals only in order to inflict pain on them before he kills them. One day he falls victim to one of his own pit traps and as various sorts of animals gather round, the ants strip his flesh clean.
Reprints

Mau Mau! (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Reprints

The Mascot (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
war
Reprints

Revenge (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
war
Reprints

Marbles (Table of Contents: 28)

Incredible Science Fiction / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Spy (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Captain Dan Williams; Jed Markel; Lieutenant Klaus Ritter; Von Helig; Stan; Morgan; Davis
Synopsis
Someone is spying on the 17th Aero Squadron. The men become convinced it is Lt. Klaus Ritter, an American of German descent.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

WWI story.

Fulfillment (Table of Contents: 30)

Incredible Science Fiction / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Reprints

The Good Luck Piece (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Buddy Wilson; Pete Richards
Synopsis
Buddy doesn't believe in good luck charms, but has one anyway.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

WWI story.

The Ultimate Weapon (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

So Much More (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein ?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
drama
Reprints

Spads Were Trump (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Lieutenant Walt Muller; Jordan; Colonel Ernst Roegen; Burke; the Red Eagle
Synopsis
Lt. Muller is the best ace in the group, but he seems to be afraid of the German ace named the Red Eagle.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

WWI story.

One Way Hero (Table of Contents: 35)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein

Indexer Notes

Image of a jumping man drawn by Krigstein.

[Self-portrait] (Table of Contents: 37)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein

Bernard Krigstein (Table of Contents: 38)

text article / 8 pages (report information)

Script
S. C. Ringgenberg
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Biography of Bernie Krigstein.

Restoring "Slave Ship" (Table of Contents: 39)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
J. Michael Catron
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Description of the restoration of the story "Slave Ship."

Behind the Panels (Table of Contents: 40)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Janice Lee; Arthur Lortie; Tom Spurgeon
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Biographies of Otto Binder, Ray Bradbury, Johnny Craig, Al Feldstein, Bill Gaines, Jack Oleck, and Carl Wessler.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein

Indexer Notes

Enlarged panel from "The Purge".

Crime, Horror, Terror, Gore, Depravity, Disrespect for Established Authority - and Science Fiction Too! The Ups and Downs of EC Comics (Table of Contents: 42)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Ted White
Letters
typeset

The Fantagraphics EC Artists' Library (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Grand Master of Comics! (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Master Race and Other Stories
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Master of Design
  5. 4. Derelict Ship
  6. 5. The Flying Machine
  7. 6. Prairie Schooner
  8. 7. The Monster from the Fourth Dimension
  9. 8. Slave Ship
  10. 9. Monotony
    Crime SuspenStories
  11. 10. Pipe Dream
    The Vault of Horror
  12. 11. The Pioneer
    Weird Science-Fantasy
  13. 12. You, Murderer
    Shock SuspenStories
  14. 13. The Bath
  15. 14. More Blessed to Give...
    Crime SuspenStories
  16. 15. Bellyful
    Weird Science-Fantasy
  17. 16. The Catacombs
    The Vault of Horror
  18. 17. Key Chain
    Crime SuspenStories
  19. 18. Master Race
  20. 19. The Purge
    The Vault of Horror!
  21. 20. Murder Dream
  22. 21. The Pit!
    The Vault of Horror!
  23. 22. In the Bag
    Shock SuspenStories
  24. 23. Just Her Speed
    Crime SuspenStories
  25. 24. Numbskull
    The Vault of Horror!
  26. 25. Mau Mau!
  27. 26. The Mascot
  28. 27. Revenge
  29. 28. Marbles
    Incredible Science Fiction
  30. 29. The Spy
  31. 30. Fulfillment
    Incredible Science Fiction
  32. 31. The Good Luck Piece
  33. 32. The Ultimate Weapon
  34. 33. So Much More
  35. 34. Spads Were Trump
  36. 35. One Way Hero
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
  38. 37. [Self-portrait]
  39. 38. Bernard Krigstein
  40. 39. Restoring "Slave Ship"
  41. 40. Behind the Panels
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
  43. 42. Crime, Horror, Terror, Gore, Depravity, Disrespect for Established Authority - and Science Fiction Too! The Ups and Downs of EC Comics
  44. 43. The Fantagraphics EC Artists' Library
  45. 44. Grand Master of Comics!
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