RARA-AVIS: A Crime SuspenStory

From: Jeff Vorzimmer (jvorzimmer@austin.rr.com)
Date: 02 Jul 2008

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    After reading David Hajdu's The Ten-Cent plague, I started (re)reading some issues of EC's Crime SuspenStories comic books and was surprised to find that the very first story in the first issue was the same story as the very first episode of Alfred Hitichock Presents with very minor differences. In the EC version, entitled "Murder May Boomerang" the crime victim was an older man, rather than the young female in AHP's "Revenge". Somebody on the list was just asking recently about this story, so it was kind of a coincidence. Could these stories have come from the same source? The EC book doesn't credit anybody but the artist, Johnny Craig,


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