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Forty Whacks and Other Stories


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Jack Kamen's precise, clean style was perfect subversion for EC Comics tales of seemingly normal men and women who cooly act on the rage, jealousy, and greed just below their glamorous fa_ades. KamenÆs crime capers include ôForty Whacksö (Whatever became of that ax Lizzie Borden used?), ôContract for Deathö (A suicidal man agrees to accept $5,000 for his fresh corpse, then changes his mind. But the contract fails to specify that the body has to be hisà), ôThe Neat Job!ö (Her ôneat freakö husband drove her crazy, so when she chopped him up into little piecesà), ôJust Desserts!ö (A madman bent on revenge hosts a dinner for his victims à and the final course is a killer!) ? plus 20 more gripping tales of tension as only EC could do them!