(1995)

DC, 1995 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
12.95 USD; 17.95 CAD
Pages
228
On-sale date
1995-05-04
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)

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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: 1)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Roger Langridgh
Inks
Roger Langridge
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page illustration.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Luc Sante
Letters
Typeset

Foreword (Table of Contents: 3)

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: 4)

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: 5)

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: 6)

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: 7)

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: 8)

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: 9)

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: 10)

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: 11)

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: 12)

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: 13)

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: 14)

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: 15)

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: 16)

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: 17)

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: 18)

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: 19)

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: 20)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils
Tayyar Ozkan
Inks
Tayyar Ozkan
Letters
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Synopsis
Information about how fragile the human skull can be.

Sickness Unto Death I: Black Death (Table of Contents: 21)

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: 22)

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: 23)

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: 24)

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: 25)

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: 26)

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: 27)

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: 28)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils
Richard Piers Rayner
Inks
Richard Piers Rayner
Letters
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Synopsis
Information about Spontaneous Human Combustion.
Reprints

Weird Death I (Table of Contents: 29)

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: 30)

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: 31)

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: 32)

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: 33)

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: 34)

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: 35)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils
Jean-Philippe Vidon
Inks
Jean-Philippe Vidon
Letters
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Synopsis
Weird ways people have died.

Weird Death VIII (Table of Contents: 36)

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: 37)

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: 38)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils
Graham Manley
Inks
Graham Manley
Letters
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Synopsis
Information about the Medical definition of death.

Anatomy of an Autopsy (Table of Contents: 39)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils
Tim Perkins
Inks
Tim Perkins
Letters
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Synopsis
How an Autopsy is preformed.

Embalming (Table of Contents: 40)

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: 41)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils
Nick Abadzis
Inks
Nick Abadzis
Letters
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Synopsis
Weird ways people have been buried.

The Watery Grave (Table of Contents: 42)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils
Roger Langridge
Inks
Roger Langridge
Letters
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Synopsis
Information about burial at sea.

Cremation (Table of Contents: 43)

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Script
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils
Alec Stevens
Inks
Alec Stevens
Letters
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Synopsis
Information about cremation.

Mummification (Table of Contents: 44)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils
Mitch O'Connell
Inks
Mitch O'Connell
Letters
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Synopsis
Information about Mummification.

Cryonics: The Frozen Dead (Table of Contents: 45)

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: 46)

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: 47)

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: 48)

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: 49)

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: 50)

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: 51)

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.
Reprints

Where to Go (Table of Contents: 52)

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: 53)

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: 54)

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: 55)

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: 56)

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: 57)

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: 58)

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: 59)

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: 60)

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: 61)

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: 62)

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: 63)

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: 64)

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: 65)

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: 66)

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: 67)

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: 68)

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: 69)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bronwyn Carlton
Pencils
Donald David
Inks
Donald David
Letters
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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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