Published February 1952
Cover by Johnny Craig. Stories by Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein and Johnny Craig. Art by Johnny Craig, Jack Kamen, Graham Ingels, and Jack Davis. EC’s New Trend crime title featured top-notch art and writing, barrier-pushing graphics and pre-Code violence. A couple finds an old trunk in the attic of their new home, but curiosity turns to horror when it contains human bones. A movie stand-in plots to permanently replace a famous film star. Land developers in Borneo discover gold-roofed temples, hollow trees used as coffins, and a curse that links the two together for the greedy. Also, The EC “Artist of the Issue,” featuring Johnny Craig. Understudy to a Corpse!; Medicine!; Accident; Cut!; A Tree Grows in Borneo! “Understudy To a Corpse” (art by Johnny Craig), “Medicine” (art by Jack Kamen), “Cut” (art by Jack Davis), and a Haunt of Fear story, “A Tree Grows in Borneo” (art by Graham Ingels). One-page bio (with photo) of Craig, who also drew the cover. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.