The Complete Shock Suspense Stories (3 volumes in a slipcase)
Place Published: West Plains, MO
Publisher: Russ Cochran, Publisher
Date Published: 1981
Edition: First edition thus
Book Id: 46639
Quarto [32 cm] Brightly illustrated paper covered boards. The EC comic device is printed on the front pastedowns. With the matching pictorial paper covered slipcase. The books are in very good plus condition, with minor edge wear to the spine and covers. The slipcase is in very good condition, with gentle bumping and rubbing to the extremities.
This edition reprints Volume 1, Numbers 1-18, of Shock Suspense Stories. Notes and comments by Bill Spicer, John Benson, Bhob Stewart and Bill Mason. From 1978 to 1996, Russ Cochran reprinted almost every EC comic in 66 hardbound volumes housed in 17 slipcases. Unlike the original comics, these were primarily done in black and white. The issues were reprinted, including house ads, letters pages, text stories, and editorial content. Covers for each issue were produced in full color on glossy paper. These volumes included annotations and commentary by numerous comics historians.