Daddy Lost His Head and Other Stories (EC Comics Library #20)



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In this collection of twisty EC tales, there are scheming spouses, vampires, voodoo, and an ancient mummy's curse!

Famed for his deft delineations of beautiful, scheming women, handsome jealous husbands, and not-so-innocent children, Kamen returns with a collection of classic EC horror tales from The Vault of Horror, Tales From the Crypt, and The Haunt of Fear. In the title tale, a cruel stepfather sends his stepdaughter to bed without her supper, but the old crone next door gives the hungry girl a candy figure made in the likeness of her father ... In "What the Dog Dragged In" -- one of the EC's earliest adaptations of a Ray Bradbury story -- a wheelchair-bound blind woman asks her faithful dog to go find her fiancé, unaware that he had been killed in an auto accident... In "Loved to Death," a rejected suitor spends one dollar to buy a potion that makes a woman fall in love with him, but when it works too well he discovers the price of the antidote is more than he can afford ... Plus over 20 more tales of madness and horror as only EC can do them!

The Brooklyn-born Jack Kamen (1920-2008) began his career as a pulp illustrator and spent his last professional decades as an illustrator, but is best remembered for his half-decade at EC.

Albert B. Feldstein (1925-2014) was an American writer, editor, and artist, best known for his work at EC Comics (particularly in the science fiction genre) and, from 1956 to 1985, as the editor of the satirical magazine Mad.


Jack Kamen
Al Feldstein, Ray Bradbury

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine, issued without dustjacket


Feldstein, Ray Bradbury

Publishing Information

Fantagraphics Books

Physical Description

10.0 inches
7.1 inches
xiv, 170 pages
black & white
pictorial cloth