The cover title was taken from the 3rd story in this issue, from which the cover is based.
Inside front cover.
Tongue in cheek editorial parody in an attempt to link efforts to destroy comics to Communists.
Writer credits from Lyle Stuart himself, during an interview by Bill Spicer in Squa Tront (Fantagraphics, 2002 series) #12 (2007); and from Grant Geissman's book, Tales of Terror!: The EC Companion (Fantagraphics, 2000 series), who lists the writer as Bill Gaines; as well as Frank Jacobs' The MAD World of William M. Gaines (Carol Publishing Group, 1973 series) notes that Gaines worked with Stuart on the piece. Original indexer credited Albert B. Feldstein ? or Bill Gaines ?.
Gary Sadowski, in "Master Race and Other Stories", states in the introduction: "The splash page was originally laid out by Johnny Craig, but Krigstein asked for permission to break the opening into a series of panels, and sketched out what he had in mind. A reluctant Craig asked Bill Gaines for permission to do this and he agreed.....thus this is the only EC page ever completely laid out by Krigstein, and it was re-lettered according to Krigstein's specs."