Vault of Horror 30, 1954

Vault of Horror, 1954

Another horrifying cover from EC fan-favorite Johnny Craig. This cover makes me think: "Hey, Buddy - do you need a hand?" Actually, the immediate question is, "How in the heck did that arm get there?"

In fact, this comic does have a story with this cover scene. The scenario involves some morbid medical students who play pranks with body parts stolen from medical cadavers. Of course, in the end, the body parts wreak their own brand of vengeance upon the amoral students.

Be sure to note the ad for an upset stomach remedy on this cover.  It is right behind the woman who is either about to faint or vomit. Very subtle, but great irony!