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Long before Captain America led the Avengers, he joined the original Human Torch, Namor the Sub-Mariner and more as the mightiest heroes of World War II — the Invaders! With young adventurers Bucky and Toro by their side, they charged into overseas action, taking on Nazi threats such as Baron Blood, Master Man, Warrior Woman and the vilest of them all — the Red Skull! Along the way, the Invaders made new allies including Union Jack, Spitfire and the Liberty Legion. And witness the heroes of two eras collide, as the Invaders battle alongside the Avengers and the Fantastic Four!
COLLECTING: Giant-Size Invaders (1975) 1-2, Invaders (1975) 1-41, Invaders Annual (1977) 1, Marvel Premiere (1972) 29-30, Avengers (1963) 71, Invaders (1993) 1-4, What If? (1977) 4, Fantastic Four Annual (1963) 11, Marvel Two-in-One Annual (1976) 1, Marvel Two-in-One (1974) 20, material from Captain America Comics (1941) 22
Johnny Craig’s crisp, elegant, contemporary graphic style set a mood and a surprisingly sophisticated approach to these thirty-one EC crime and horror comics stories, which include his top murder mystery and his best terror tale. Introduction by Grand Master crime novelist Max Allan Collins.
This volume of Craig’s crime and horror work collects comics stories he wrote and drew for Vault of Horror, Shock SuspenStories, and Crime SuspenStories, as well as the complete collection of all his “Dateline” stories from Extra!. In our title story, a reporter stranded in a Louisiana bayou seeks shelter in a seemingly abandoned mansion, only to discover and fall in love with a beautiful woman living there. He wants to be with her, and she wants to be with him; there’s only one way that can happen.
Also: Craig’s murder masterpiece, “Understudies,” in which two lovers conspire to remove their respective spouses, in a twisted twist recalling The Postman Always Rings Twice and Double Indemnity; and his signature horror story “…All Through the House” (twice adapted to film ― for 1972’s Tales From the Crypt movie and HBO’s 1989 Tales From the Crypt pilot episode).
Plus, the debut of EC’s enigmatic horror hostess, Drusilla, and a look at the work of EC artists Harry Harrison, Howard Larsen, Sheldon Moldoff (Moon Girl) as well. Thirty-one stories in all, with essays and commentary by EC experts. Introduction by Grand Master crime novelist Max Allan Collins. Black-and-white illustrations throughout.
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