A Slight Case of Murder: And Other Stories by George Evans
Hardcover – Fantagraphics – Jan 2021 – 224 pages
This volume collects all of George Evans’ EC horror. It features: “Blind Alleys,” one of the most chilling and famous EC stories (adapted for the 1972 movie Tales From the Crypt). A man who abused residents of a home for the blind winds up in an impossibly narrow corridor lined with razor blades as a ravenous dog closes in. “In Gorilla My Dreams,” an innocent man’s brain is transplanted into a gorilla … who is then blamed for the death of his former self and hunted down. And in our titular tale, “A Slight Case of Murder,” four pretty young women are each gruesomely murdered inside locked rooms with no way for the killer to get in or out. But one man thinks he knows who’s behind it.
In addition, A Slight Case of Murder and Other Stories also includes Evans’s unforgettable adaptation of the Ray Bradbury story “The Small Assassin!” This book superbly showcases these classic comic book stories and enhances the reader’s experience with commentary and historical and biographical detail by EC experts.