Published Dec 1953
Cover art by Albert B. Feldstein. Deadline, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; An alcoholic ex-reporter tries to get back on his feet after meeting a girl, and his old boss says he can have his job back if he brings in a story. The Monkey, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Joe Orlando; A drug addict murders his father in order to get his fix. Last Laugh! text story, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Marie Severin; Major Clagg was a parachute corps pilot that liked to take real risks when parachuting from a plane, and every feat he accomplished was accompanied by a practical joke of some kind. The Kidnapper, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Reed Crandall; A man’s baby is kidnapped and when his wife’s mental health grows so bad that he desperately attempts to steal another baby, he is beaten to death by a crowd of onlookers for attempting to kidnap…his own son. Fall Guy, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; A hotel clerk steals $100,000 from a diamond merchant and then rents a safety deposit box years in advance under the name ‘Brad Gilbert’; He serves 15 years for the theft, then meets with the girl who promised to wait for him because she wants the money. 36 pgs. $0.10. NOTE: This issue was reprinted by East Coast Comics with a $1 cover a 1970’s copyright date (see E.C. Classic Reprints #3). These and other changes make the reprint easy to distinguish from the original which has a 10-cent cover price and a 1950’s publication date. Cover price $0.10.