Category: Wallace Wood

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Crumbling Hate in Wallace Wood’s “Blood-Brothers”

Recently, I’ve written about Al Feldstein and Wallace Wood’s work in EC Comics’ Shock SuspenStories. I’ve examined how they confront the reader in “The Guilty!,” how they address racist thought in “Hate!,” and how they address fears surrounding interracial intimacy in “Under Cover” and “The Whipping!” Today, I want to look at another story that Wood drew, “Blood-Brothers.” Unlike the other stories, we are … Read More Crumbling Hate in Wallace Wood’s “Blood-Brothers”

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Interracial Intimacy in Feldstein and Wood’s “Under Cover” and “The Whipping!”

If you enjoy what you read here at Interminable Rambling, think about making a contribution on our Patreon page.  Today, I am concluding my posts on some of Al Feldstein an Wallace Wood’s stories from EC Comics’ Shock SuspenStories by looking at “Under Cover” and “The Whipping!” Both of these stories deal with the fears surrounding interracial intimacy and the ways that these fears manifested … Read More Interracial Intimacy in Feldstein and Wood’s “Under Cover” and “The Whipping!”

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Confronting the Reader in Feldstein and Wood’s “The Guilty!”

Last Thursday, I wrote about the ways that Al Feldstein and Wallace Wood countered racism in their story “Hate!” which appeared in EC Comics’ Shock SuspenStories #5. Over the next couple of posts, I want to take a look at three more stories by the duo: “Guilty!,” “Under Cover,” and “The Whipping!” I do not have enough space to thoroughly delve into each story; … Read More Confronting the Reader in Feldstein and Wood’s “The Guilty!”

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Calling Out Racism in EC Comics’ “Shock SuspenStories”

Recently, I’ve started to read a good amount of 1950s era EC Comics. There, I came across the Shock SuspenStories (1952-January 1955). Shock SuspenStories was part of a larger group of books that EC’s Bill Gaines published throughout the era. The other series included Tales from the Crypt, The Vault of Horror, Weird Science, and Two-Fisted Tales. Each issue of Shock SuspenStories consisted of … Read More Calling Out Racism in EC Comics’ “Shock SuspenStories”