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1954 EC Nasty. When brought to task for "corrupting the innocent minds of the youth of America", and asked if he thought this cover was in bad taste, EC Comics' publisher William Gaines replied that he felt it was fine, since they didn't show the severed neck of the axe-murder victim (!). Needless to say, the committee were unimpressed.

Crime SuspenStories art by Johnny Craig… this is one of the covers that got EC’s asses in hot water during the 1954 Senate Subcommittee Hearing into Juvenile Delinquency


Ec - The Vault Keeper - The Old Witch - The Crypt-keeper - June