Vault of Horror 35, 1954
As if it isn't horrible enough to get a coffin for X-mas, this cover also features the 'loving' husband preparing to put his sweet young wife into the coffin- with an axe! This is what pre-code horror is all about, and what EC in particular was famous for. Gory, violent, outragous stuff! What made EC comics stand above the other publishers was EC's top-notch writing and artwork inside the comics, in addition to the great covers.