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Sucker Bait and Other Stories


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Even 60 years after their original release, in an era of explicit horror, EC Comics superstar Graham "Ghastly" Ingels's grisly pages retain the power to shock. His loving depictions of the endless corruption of flesh and nature made him the go-to guy for stories involving swamps, maniacs, and dismemberment — and all three combined to best effect in one of the standouts of this collection of his stories: "Horror We? How's Bayou?" — considered the single most spectacularly drawn of all of EC's horror stories, with a climax that would give body-horror king David Cronenberg nightmares. Ingels specialized in depicting the unimaginable. If you ever wondered what the vengeful, decaying corpse of an elephant stomping a woman to death would look like, it's in here ("Squash...Anyone?"). Or living rats sewn into the bodies of a tyrannical king and queen ("A Grim Fairy Tale")... or the results of injecting a "poison-pen" letter writer with literal poison and reducing him to, in the words of Al Feldstein's script, a "foul-smelling, oozing pool of putrescence" ("Notes to You!"). One of the two Ray Bradbury adaptations in the book, "There Was an Old Woman" (about a deceased crone who simply refuses to stay dead) provides the closest thing to a note of sweetness that you'll find here — perhaps with the exception of the genuinely romantic "A Little Stranger!" and its loving marriage between a dead vampire and a dead werewolf. features 25 classic stories from , , , and Ingels and his "Old Witch" character's special showcase — plus the usual fascinating historical, critical, and biographical material.


"Ghastly" Graham Ingels drew this collection of gruesome short comics stories with twist endings, often "hosted" by Ingels' "Old Witch" character: ripped from the pages of EC comics such as .

About the Author

Albert B. Feldstein (1925-2014) was an American writer, editor, and artist, best known for his work at EC Comics (particularly in the science fiction genre) and, from 1956 to 1985, as the editor of the satirical magazine Mad.Graham Ingels was born in 1915 and died in 1991.Gary Groth

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Ingels, Graham (ilt)
Fantagraphics Books
Groth, Gary
Catron, J. Michael
Feldstein, Al
Ingels, Graham
Graphic Novels - Horror
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Black and white
25.4 x 17.78 mm

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