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HE WORLD THOUGHT HIM A HERO-- THE BRAVEST 
WASN'T/ HE WAS CRUEL AND VICIOUS UNTIL 
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 



OF BIG-GAME HUNTERS— BUT, HE 
THAT FATAL MOMENT WHEN HC LEARNED 




YOU WERE THREE YEARS OLD, ROGER 
GRANBY, JR., WHEN YOU-CAUGHT YOUR 
FIRST UVMfl VICTIM 



When you were six you were 
killing biros. . . and not m a very 
nice wav other. 




A COUPLE OP YEARS LATER , 
WITH YOUR BICYCLE.. 



YOU RAN OVER A 006 



YOU WON'T HAVE TO 
KNOCK HIM DOWN , 
ROGER. YOU COULD 
HAVE STEERED THE 
OTHER WAY / 




So YOU RODE HOME. A FEW MMUTES LATER YOU 
WERE BACK. YOU HAD A SUN FROM YOUR FATHERS 
COLLECTION. . . 



NO, ROGER . DON T 
SHOOT/ WE CAN MAKE 
THE POOH LITTLE 
DOS WELL AGAIN / 




ETHING IN YOUR BLOOO 
YOU'O NEVER FRED A GUN BEFORE THAT EVENING. . . 



THAT NIGHT, YOUR PARENTS TALKED 
IT OVER... 



I TOLD YOU NEVER TO TAKE A 
GUN WITHOUT MY PERMISSION, 
DIDN'T T? AND WHATS WORSE, 
KILLING THAT INNOCENT. 

HELPLESS DOG/ 



I'M SORRY, DADDY/ I X 
JUST WANTED TO SHOOT. \ 
CAN I GO HUNTING WITH 1 
.YOU ON SUNDAY p I'M I 











So THE MEM 

TOOK YOU 

HUNTING WITH 

THEM. THE 
RESULTS? 

WELL, THE 
FIRST DAY 
(OU HUNTED 
RABBITS 
YOU COULDN'T 
MffATMWe. 
SO YOU 
WANDERED 
OFF AND SOT 
YOURRABBT 
YOUR OWN 



By THE THE YOU WERE FIFTEEN YOU WERE A 
CRACK SHOT BUT RULES STILL MEANT NOTHING. 



ROGER. . STOP SHOOTVtt] SO WHAT? I JUST 

YOU'VE BAGSED YOUR / LIKE KNOCKING 'EM 

LEGAL LIMIT ALREADY/ J DOWN. HUNTNO'S 

MY FAVORITE SPORT f 




At TWENTY -THREE YOU MAO YOUR OWN 
SIZEABLE COLLECTION IN YOUR OWN ROOM 
AT HOME. YOU PROUDLY SHOWED IT TO 
YOUR FIAWCff ) ffU^n | 



/WHY DON'T 
I 6IVE IT UP, 
I TRY A WFFEF 



THAT RABBIT WAS MY FIRST X I DON'T LIKE 
KILL/ GOT HIM AT FIFTY FEETi HUNTING, 
THE DEER 1 KILLED AT ONE / ROGER / I 
HUNDRED FIFTY YARDS. BW- / THINK 
• EST ONE EVER BA6GED J KILLING IS 
W THIS COUNTY / W • g& HORRIBLE/, 



YOU \OH,N0/ 
R06ER?) THAT'S 
OFFERENT FOR 

SPORT. . .LIKE / OTHER 

GOLF OR TENNIS i MEN. I 
OR EVEN FISHING ?J UKE 
HUNTING/ 
[THAT'S MY 
^FAVORITE 
ISPORTI 



And so you were married, 

ROSER. 



— 



WELL, ROGER FINALLY \ YEAH / 



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BAGGED MILLIE/ HE 
CHASED HER LONG 
ENOUGH/ ANOTHER 
I'TROPHY'lN HIS 
COLLECTION/ 






BUT IF 
YOU ASK 

ME, 
MILLIE'S 
THE ONE 
WHO GOT THE 
BEAST/ 



Married life won't* change you, roger/ you could afford to leave mu-ue at home while you went 
hunting all over the *oru>. the years went by ano your home began to look like a museum. . 





YOU SOON WENT AWAY AGAIN, 
ROGER ANO AGAIN THE CRATED 
TROPHIES BC6AN ARRIVING AT 
YOUR HOME . . 



THIS THE CRANBY ESTATE ] *N* 
M*AM? 1 HAVE EIGHT CRATES ^ 
HERE... SENT FROM MOMBASA 
IN KENYA, AFRICA/ 




The truckmen brought the 
crates inside and unpacked 
them. what strange lcokwc 
anmals you sent this time , 
roger/ but you terrified 
mllie when you sent home. 




Bur WHEN YOU RETURNED HOME, ROGER, YOU INSISTED 
THAT THE ALLIGATOR 8E PUT ON OISPLAY. MILLIE 
WlPT .BUT YOU WERE FIRM . . 




YOU WERE 
FAMOUS. 
ROGER . . . 

KNOWN 
EVERYWHERE 

AS THE 
CREATE8T 
HUNTER 
INTHE 
WORLD/ 
YOUR 
OOLLECTIOM 
ATTRACTEO 
ENORMOUS 
ATTENTION 




This was a challenge to 
you, roger... and you were 

QUICK TO TAKE IT UP 



Millie pleaoeo with you 
roger/ but did you listen 

TO NCR . . .? 



So YOU ORGANIZED YOUR EXPEOITWN. 
WEEKS LATER YOU WERE DEEP IN THE 
JUNGLES CF THE AMAZON 




And they 

OqfMNUTES 
LATER two 
HULKIN0 
KHEMOTHS 

FROM 
ANOTHER AGE 
CRASHED 
THROUGH THE 
JUNGLE AND 
CLUTCHED 



IeEEEYyAAH/no/ 

1 good LORD..:rrr 



YOU IN 




THE* CLAWS U 


YOUR 




NATIVE 


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INDIAN 




PORTERS 




FLED IN 




TERROR . Kffk 




THE MONSTERS CARRIED 
YOU OFF DEEPER INTO THE 



NO.NO THIS CANT 
BE TRUE/ I'M THE 

HUNTER... NOT YOU/ 



Up AHEAD 

YOU SAW 

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MONSTERS 

IN A 
CLEARING 
IN THE BUSH. 
THEY WERE 
PLAYING A 
FAMILIAR 
GAME THEN 
AN AMAZING 

THING 
HAPPENED. 

YOUR 

CAPTORS 

SPOKE 



YES, ROGER CRANBY... 
WE KNOW/ ALL THE 
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THE $AME THING f 

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WE MONSTERS 
MUST SUSTAIN 
OUR WAY OF 




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Pull up a COFFIN and sit down, fellow VAMPIRES/ we've got a JUICY 
morsel of MADNESS and MURDER for you this time/ it's a 
TANTALIZING iale of TERROR we call 

a toast to DERTH 




Yd* BREAKFAST HALF- EATEN, YOU GET 
UP FROM THE TABLE , GRAB YOUR COAT 
AND HAT AND STAR T FOR THE DOOR... 



THAT'S FINE, JUST 
FINE/ AT LAST WE 
AGREE. NOW LET'S j 
SEE ABOUT A 
DIVORCE/ 



... BECAUSE I'LL NEVER 
DIVORCE YOU , HENRY 
watson/ NEVER/ 
YOU'LL SUPPORT ME 
UNTIL THE DAY YOU DIE/ 

1 LL NEVER LET . 



YOU STRIOE FROM THE HOUSE, THE 
RAGE WITHW YOUR CHEST ALMOST 
REAOY TO EXPLODE. YOU'D LIKE TO 
KILL HER, WOULDN'T YOU, HENRY ? 




As YOU WALK OVER ANO START W0RKIN6 
YOU CAN'T SEE THE SLY SMILE WHICH 
STEALS OVER YOUR ASSISTANT'S FACE. 



NICE GOWG.AMY YOU'RE A 
SMART GAL/ YOU KNOW JUST 
HOW TO HANDLE THE 




No, HENRY, YOU HAVENT THE 
VA6UEST INKLING THAT CARL 
KRUEGER ANO YOUR WIFE ARE 
MORE THAN FRIENDLY. ALL YOU 
KNOW IS THAT EVERY NIGHT YOU 
WORK LATE RATHER THAN GO HOME 

[ANO FACE HER 



But your feeble explan- 
ation DOESN'T FOOL CARL 
HE KNOWS WHY YOU'RE NOT 
GOING HOME . IT'S ALL BEEN 
NEATLY ARRANGED AND A 
SHORT TIME later . 




But you're not at the office, 
are you, henry ? in3tea0, you're 
outside the window listening 
listening to your wife and 
assistant jeer at you. . . 



YES, HENRY, THEY DD PLAN IT 
THIS WAY. IF YOU HADN'T DECIDED 
TO COME HOME ANO HAVE IT OUT 
WITH AMY, YOU'D HAVE NEVER 
KNOWN. THEY'VE BEEN PLAYING 
YOU FOR A SUCKER, HENRY f 




Your first reaction is to go 
wto the house and confront 
them. ..but you decide to wait, 
there's another problem 
to be considered. l 4 th£ 

scandal would 
ruin me/ the foun- 
dation would fire 

me / i've got to 

find another 

WAY/ 




In THE DAYS THAT FOLLOW YOU 
ALLOW AMY ANO CARL TO THINK 
THEY'RE GETTING AWAY WITH THEIR 
SCHEME. YOU SPEND EVERY WAKING 
HOUR TRYING TO DEVISE AN ESCAPE 
FROM THE TRAP YOU'RE IN. . 



I WONDER IF IT WOULD 
WORK? IT SOUNDS PERFECT 
BUT I'VE GOT TO BE SURE, 
THERE CAN'T BE ANY 



You've finally decided on a 
plan and you go over it in your 
mwq. first you'll have to write 
carl a note, forged in amy's 
handwriting. . 







Bur BEFORE YOU GIVE HER THE DRHK YOU'LL PLACE 
THE ACI0-F1LLED VIAL IN CARL'S COAT POCKET/ 




LND THEN YOUU. 9VE AMY HER DRINK . IT'LL IE 
I FUN TO WATCH WON'T IT, HENRY? REAL FUN / 






YOU CO OVER THE PLAN 
FM THE LAST TIME AMD 
YOU'RE SATISFIED... IT'S 
PERFECT / THE PER- 
FECT MURDER f 



I'LL SHOW THEM. 
NOBODY 
MAXES A I 



It's five days later 
now aho everything 
has been taken care 
of. you've mailed the 
letter to carl and 
now you and amy arc 
on your way to the 
cocktail party. . . 



But insteao of qettbm 
angry at amy's sullen 
reply, you keep on 
smiun8. you can't 
afford anger, every- 
thing must run 
smoothly.. . 



YOU AND CARL ANO AMY 

STANO TALKING ANO THENJ 
ACCORDING TO THE PLAN, 
YOU 00 FOR THE DRWKS... 




IES, EVERYTHM6 IS GONG OUST right. . . BEFORE 
RETURNING WITH THE DRINKS YOU MAKE THE SCHED- 
ULED STOP AT THE COAT ROOM . . 



' No OWE HAS OBSERVED YOUR MOVEMENTS AND AS 
YOU TAKE AMY HER DRINK, YOU KNOW YOU'RE SAFEj 




YOU DON'T EVEN BOTHER TO 
ANSWER HER. YOU JUST STAND 
THERE, ALMOST IN A DREAM. 
WAIT ING . . WAITING... H * EVEM A ^ 

SIMPLE THING 

LIKE 6ETTIN8 A A 

DRMK YOU CAN'T DO/) 

YOU'RE NOT 6O0D < 

FOR ANYTHING/! 



You're so preoccupied that 
her rasping voice comes 
through almost in a fog.. . 



YOU IGNORE THE WLD RAGE ON 
HER FACE AS YOU SEE HER PICK 

UP THE GLASS. 




THE SMILING CORPSE 



by ELLEN LYNN 



IT WAS a sizzling hot day. The sun bear down 
its heat waves on the colored Mexican cliffs. 
Pete and I were stripped to the waist and our 
skin glistened with rivers of perspiration. We loid 
aside our tools ready to call it a day when Pete 
suddenly yelled-"Ben, look! Look therel" I wheeled 
around, and there in the open seam of the moun- 
tainside was a gleaming white vein. We both 
stood transfixed, then we rushed over and feverish- 
ly started to examine the deposit which our pick- 
axes had uncovered. 

I turned to Pete. "Is it-is k . . .V I asked un- 
believingly. 

He nodded, tongue-tied. Finally, "Yes, if s urani- 
um/ Ben, we've found rich deposits of uraniumi" 

This is what we were prospecting for-my pal 
and I. I should have been elated over our find. But 
the same old emotions I had always felt reared up 
and spoiled the feeling of conquest. 

The truth was, I never liked Pete Lawrence. I'll 
admit it. I was jealous of him. In school, when I was 
the football star, he was the most popular fellow 
during the whole four years. He was short and 
skinny. I was the athletic type— and yet all the girls 
went for his piano playing and his poetry. I could 
never understand it 

What was even stranger, he and I were always 
buddies. He was president of the student organiza- 
tion and I tagged along with him— h mode me feel 
important But t alto made mm boil Inside— Why 
should the football hero tag after • mere book- 
worm? M should be the other way around. 

"Won't Joyce be ejtcHed," Pete was saying, add- 
ing a bitter sting to my already add thoughts. 
Joyce! The only gW I ever loved— and she went for 
Pete. I had Introduced them at a dance, never 
dreaming she'd prefer a little guy like him to a he- 



man like myself. She used to go for me, until Pete 
came along. H only I hadn't introduced theml How 
many times I thought about that! But what was the 
use now? They were completely "gone" on each 
other. 

There he was, busily snapping away at the shut- 
ter. Taking pictures ot every angle, making me take 
the camera to get a shot of him. So excited! He was 
going to be rich. And he was going back to marry 
Joycel No, no! If I had more time I might win her 
back. 

Pete was thrusting me back, back. "Hey, Ben, 
wake up! Are you dreaming about our rich future? 
Stand back there, will you? Next to the deposit. 
I'll take a picture of you discovering the uranium. 
Hohaha! We can all show it to our grandchildren 
some day." He snapped several pictures. 

As I stood there I saw Ben backing up toward 
the edge of the cliff, a 3,000 foot drop. My breath- 
ing stopped. He was going to back up and fall 
overl In another step! My God— that would be the 
solution! I'd have the whole uranium deposit to 
myself— and Joyce, too. 

No such luck. He stopped. "Stay where you are," 
he commanded me. "Why ate you walking so close 
to me? I also want your picture next to the— next 
lo— Ben, what's the matter?" 

I eouM see horror In hit eyes as I moved closer, 
closer. He glanced back over his shoulder at the 
sheer drop behind him. "Ben, Ben, you're pushing 
me-i'M be killed," he panted. 

My am Heeled Itself and with one heave, I 
pushed him ever the cliff, A great sense of relief 
filled me. At last, after all these years, I was rid of 
him. Now I must think clearly how to cover up the 
murder. 



First, I removed the negative from the camera, 
then I hurled it and the camera itself after the own- 
er. By the time it was found, if at all, the negative 
would be ruined. Gathering up all our equipment, 
I quickly descended the mountain. I would return 
later in the week— and daim the oramvm deposit 
for myself. 

As I had planned, I got back to the hotel un- 
noticed by anyone. Inside my room, under the door, 
was a telephone message addressed to Pete. I 
opened it. It was from Joyce expressing concern at 
not having heard from him. I smiled happily. 

The next morning I phoned Joyce. She became 
frontic when I said, "But Pete went to spend the 
past week with you, Joyce. Hasn't he been there at 
all?" 

"Why, nol Ben— he told me he was going on a 
prospecting trip and would be gone quite a while! 
Something must have happenedl Ben, I'll leave here 
at once. Oh— try to find him!" 

When Joyce arrived, o searching party was or- 
ganized to find my missing friend, Pete. I helped In 
the arrangements, my solemn countenance merely 
a mask to conceal the elation I felt at Joyce's near- 
ness to me. In a few days, when she got used to 'he 
idea that Pete was dead, I'd go back to make my 
claim and then I'd return to Joyce— and win her 
for myself. 

We were riding in a jeep, my arm comforting her. 
I noticed the cars ahead were stopping not too far 
from the base of the cliff where my claim was. I 
sat erect, somewhat relieved when the searching 
party set out in an opposite direction to the fatal 
spot. Joyce was mumbling something. "What did 
you say, Joyce?" I asked gently. 

"I just said that I gave Pete a new camera which 
he must have taken along. It isn't in his room— I 
looked for it." Joyce was silent a moment and then 
her next words froze my blood, "if we could find 
that camera, it might tell us a story. You know, it 
was a self-developer." 

A self-developer! Then my picture would be de- 
veloped and the searchers might find it. They'd 
know I was with him— that I was his murderer! I 



must find the camera and the developed picture*. 

"Joyce, I'm going to help the searchers find 
Pete— but I'll go in a different direction," I ex- 
plained to her, and I hurried up the mountainside 
toward the uranium deposit. 

Never had I climbed as I did then. My fingers 
were torn and bleeding, my clothe* ripped, but up, 
up I went. When I reached the top, I fell flat on my 
belly and looked over the edge of the cliff. I could 
make out a man's form sprawled out on a ledge 
about five hundred feet below. More carefully 
I made my way down the steep side. As I rear- 
ed the body, I could make out Pete's face, bloody. 
disfigured, half -gone. Near his head was the cam- 
era and the films. I breathed a sigh of relief. But 
how was I to get it? The ledge was narrow and 
Pete'si body was sprawled in such a way that it 
blocked my passage. Perhaps if I could hang on to 
the overhanging ledge and swing, arm over arm, 
I could get to the other side of the body and get 
the photographs. I'd make sure to destroy aH the 
pictures this time, ft was just a short distance across 
his body. I jumped and grabbed hold of the narrow 
protruding ledge, then I started to swing— trying to 
avoid looking down at the nothingness of space 
around me, thousands of feet down to terra firma. 
Five more swings, I estimated, and I'll have passed 
Pete's body— What wot thai? Was I having a brain- 
storm, or did Pete reolly move? His eyes— the lids 
fluttered! His lips— what was left of them— started 
to smile at me! T-fwo— more— swings! One! I was 
at the other side. I dropped down and started to 
reach for the pictures, ray eye* glued on Pete'* 
form. Slowly, it raised up, to a sitting position. I 
jumped back— and felt myself whirling in space, 
the wind tearing at my lungs. 

They picked up my battered body and brought 
me dying to the hospital. Joyce and some doctors 
were standing at my bedside and I heard them 
talking: 

Joyce said, "Ben found Pete's body— and there 
was the camera beside him. B-but— the pictures 
were ruined, so we have no record of what Pete 
was doing on that cliff— or what had happened.'' 
Everything was going black— black ... 




t — 'HfiTHiS SICKENING SAGA WE TAKE YOU 

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DELIGHT AS YOU READ THIS. 
TALE OF REVENGED 




Our story 
opens at the 
circus where 
hunoreds of 
deli6hted 
children and 

THEIR 
PARENTS CHEER 
THE TWO STAR 
PERFORMERS: 
ROCCO AND 
RAB 80, DARING 
AND FEARLESS 
Af. RIALI8TS / 



DADDY, *-"■ 
LOOK/ LOOK I 








[Yes, ROCCO AND rabbo ARE LOVED BY PARENTS 
AND CHILDREN ALIKE. BUT THE FEELING ISNT 



SHARED BY SOME OF THEIR FELLOW WORKERS 



EVERYDAY I STANDI 
HERE AND PRAY 
ONE OF THEM WILL, 





HA ha HA ha /Ttake it easy, 
that's a -j honey. don't pay 
riot/ »-a4. any attention 

TO THEM/ 



But it's hard for the freaks to 
ignore the never -endin6 insults 
and jibes of rocco and rabbo. 
it's a week later as we join the 
"happy* group again.. . 



BUT AS THE ODDLY- ASSORTED 
FOURSOME STARTS ON THEIR WAY... 



OH.LOUIS, I CAN HARDLY WAIT* 
T'S BEEN THREE YEARS. THREE. 



'WELL.WELL.ISNT THAT A 
PRETTY SIGHT/ FREAKS 
ON PARADE/ 

"'YEAH/ 

WHERE YOU GOING 
GOCN SQUAD? 




It's later in the day now ano harry owen . 
orcu8 owner, calls his company together... 



LOOK, KIDS, ft* GOING TO GIVE A PARTY TONI6HT 
AFTER THE LAST SHOW. AS YOU KNOW, SUM AND 
LITTLE BESSIE'S DAUGHTER ANO LOUIS AND 
LOUISE'S DAUGHTER ARE COMING HOME AFTER 
THREE YEARS I LET'S CIV 
16 WELCOME / 




And so that night. . . 



BOY, I JUST PICTURE 
THEM A AGNES IS PROB-J 
ABLY 6*4" AND WEIGHS 
200 POUNDS I 

YEAH 



But when the two buluej 

GET .NSIDE.. . y . YEAH 

BUT WE 
MUST BE 
GOING 

NUTTY/I 




THE PARTY CONTINUES UNTIL THE EARLY HOURS Of THE 
MORNING. AND ROCCO AND RAB80 MAKE THE BEST OF IT... 



Yes, IT'S SMALL WONDER THAT RABBO AND ROCCO 
CAN HARDLY BELIEVE THEIR EYES. 




BjT THE GIRLS PARENTS ARENT HAPPY AS THEY 
WATCH THEIR DAUGHTERS. . NO, THEY'RE NOT 
HAPPY AT ALL. . 



SLIM, I DON'T LIKE IT/ 

I DON'T LIKE IT 



(Later, in the priw»cy of their circus wagons 
the two sets of parents attempt to talk to 
their daughters.. 




BUT, AGNES, YOU CANT 
GO OUT WITH 
ROCCO/ 





HavC THE TWINS CHANGED? LETS SEE.. 
WFU. JOIN THEM AS THCT WALK TO 
THEIR OWN WAGON AF TER A DATE WITH 
AUCf AMD AWES 

ARENT THEY frHEY'RE NUTS PERIOD 



SURE. AND WHEN 
SOMETHING BETTER 
DOES SHOW UP, GOOD- 
BYE, A6NES/ 




Even though the aerialists are 
dating agnes and auce, they make no 
pretenses of friendliness to the 

'ye AH. THEY'RE 
ENOUGH TO MAKE 

ME VOMIT/ 



UGH/ I'D RATHER 
BE DEAD THAN 
BE A 
FREAK / 




,VEN THE OBVIOUS CRUELTIES OF THEIR 
BOYFRKNOS 00 NOT SWAY AGNES AND 
*UCE. THEY REFUSE TO SEE OR HEAR 



THERE, DID YOU 
HEAR WHAT YOUR 
FINE SWEETHEARTS 
HAD TO SAYP 



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OH, MOTHER, 
DON'T BE SO 

EMOTIONAL 

THEY WERE JUST 
TEASING/ 



yes, love 6 buno. and 
later that mght rocco and 
rabbo are buno . . . blind 

Dhurry up. 
ya pig,(hic) 
let somebody 
else have 

CHANCE 



YESSW, (HIC) 
NOTHING LIKE 
A LITTLE (HIC) 

DRINKIE/ 



ANO AS THE DRUNKEN TWINS 
fASS THE MCCET'S WAOOM. . 



WELL, IHIC) LOOK WHO'S S[TTIN€ 

ON THE STEPS. ..LITTLE 
LOUIS, HIMSELF/ 



PLEASE, BOYS. I WANT 
i TALK TO YOU / COME FOR 
A WALK WITH ME / 



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NO, LOUIE | 
INSTEAO OF YOU 

(HO WALKING .HOW 
ABOUT(HIC) RIDING/j 



OH. ME GOES THROUGH! 
THE AIR (HIC) WITH THE 

GREATEST OF EASE. 

DA DE DUM.. . 



ROCCO AND RABBO TAKE THE M8MCT TO THEIR 
WAGON WHERE HE PROCEEDS TO MAKE THEM 
AN OFFER . 



$5,000/ IT'S ALL THE 
MONEY I'VE 60T M THE 

worlds but i'll GIVE 
rr to you if you'll leave I 

THE GIRLS ALONE / 



WAIT. 
DON'T 
PUT ME 
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LEAVE THEM ALONE / 
HAHAHA/ IT'LL BE A 
PLEASURE/ we were, 

JUST GETTING BORED 
. WITH TMEM ANYWAY/ 



HAHAHA / GETTING ' 
PAID TO GET THOSE 
DIZZY OAMES OFF OUR 
/ HAHAHA/ 



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WMY.YOULOWDOWN 

STINKING DOGS / HOW 

DARE YOU TALK ABOUT 

MY DAUGHTER THAT 

WAY/ I OUGHT TO 

j^KILL YOU / 



CUT IT OUT, SMALL] 
FRY. YOU'RE MAKING 
ME SICK WITH 

LAUGHTER! 



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LOUt BECOMES UNTIL _FMALLY • J Jypu'PE LP"K"*3 



YOU GREAT, BIG 
STUPID MORONS/ 

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FOR TROUBLE, BEAN 

BRAIN, AND YOU RE 

GOING TO FIND IT/ 



Suddenly the oronken rocc o loses his temper 



AND GRABS UP THE MC6ET 



YOU TELL '•», 
BROTHER / 
TELL HIM I 




ROCCO SPW» LOUIS AROUND and AROUNO . . . ANO 
HOME LAST ANGRY DRUNKEN FRENZY. 



Louis's thy booy 

SMASHES AGAINST 
THE MALL WITH A 

RESOUNDING THUD. . 
ANO THEN THERE IS 
StENCE.. . 







ROCCO AND RABftO LOOK 
AT ONE ANOTHER M 
STUMMED SHOOK* LOUS 
IN DEAD... THEY'VE 
KILLED Httt/ 



w-whaTll we DO? WE . . 

GOTTA GET RID OF THE 
BODY? 

TAKE IT 

EASY. WE GOTTA 

KEEP CALM / HEY. . . 

WAIT A MINUTE I 

ive got rr ; 

V 

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Aa ■ SILENT ON THE 
CIRCUS «MOUNM 
NO ONE HEARS AS A 
CAGE DOOR ISOUIETLY 
OPEME0 AND A SMALL 
BUNDLE THROWN IMSt 





There is a scream of horror at six otiocK 

ON THE FOLL0WM6 MORNINB AS THE BOOT OF 

THE WOflET 6 DISCOVEREO. . 



FanOCMONIUM BREAKS LOOSE ANO BY EVENING THE FOUCI 
HAVt_COHCU CTED ATHOWOUBH 1UT UNRtWAWPWS, HVE3- 

^IT MAD TO BE A* ACCIDENT, MA AM * 
THERE'S NO SIGN OF ANY DIRTY WORK/ MAY8E HE j 
WAS.. WAS DRMKtNS ANO ACCDCNTLY 

WAMDEMEO INTO THE CASE ? ^^<— ^ NO. . .(SOB) 





On the following mornmq the circus owner 
finos a new member of the circus waitbm on 
his doorstef. the sewing is auttle crooked, 
the faces a little messed up, but there ib 
no doubt as to what the new member is. . .a 

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Gregg carlton was quite a laoy killer . . .on a 
small scale. . . but he had his eye on the big time 
...he fancied himself a dashing spendthrift be- 
siegeo by bevies of high class dolls. . . as a 
matter of fact you mioht have called gre66 

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WniNG ANO DINING GLAMOUR GIRLS IS AN EXPEN- 
SIVE HOMY — ONE WHICH GREGG'S MINOR JOB 
COULD U. AFFORD- - m>tml0(m , «LL. 

THURSDAY IS THE ONLY 
DAY I CAN AFFORD 

TO DREAM J 
IT'S PAYDAY / 



HEY, WAKE UP/ J.J TRASK 
AND COMPANY DOESN'T 
UNDERPAY ITS JUNIOR COPY- 
WRITERS TO DAYDREAM / 




Gregg's social life was well known to his 
co-workers 



HEY, GREGG/ YOU GOT 
A DATE WITH ANOTHER 
OF THOSE GEORGEOUS ' 
DAMES TONIGHT? BOY, I 
DON'T KNOW HOW YOU 
00 IT ON YOUR SALARY/ 



MONEY DOESN'T MEAN 
A THING, JACK I 
GOTTA HAVE WHAT 
IT TAKES TO GET 'EMfJ 
AND ME, I'VE GOT IT/ 




But GREGG'S EVENING DID COST MONE Y . PLENTY 

' WOW / THIS CLEANS ME / JUST 
ENOUGH LEFT FOB TAXI FARE 
AND I'VE GOT A HEAVY DATE 
WITH KAREN ON SATURDAY/ 




BoT «REO0 NEVER SEEMED TO RUNOUT OF' WHAT [ 
IT TAKES* TO OATI EXPENSIVE BABES SATURDAY 

FOUNO HIM. 



HERE, KAREN / TAKE 
A BUNDLE AND 
PICK A HORSE / 




That WAS ON SATUROAY BUT 

LET'S GO BACK ONE DAY. BACK 
TO FRIDAY WHEN GREGG TOOK A 
LOOK AT HOW THE "OTHER HALF" 

UVES. 



YEAH, THIS IS IT/ 



THEY'RE COMING OUT SLOW 
AFTER THE OUITTING WHISTLE / 
YEP, THEY'RE GETTING PAID, ALL 
RIGHT / AHMH/ JUST THE GIRL 
I'M LOOKING FOR/ 



Yes, just the girl for gregg 
on a friday mght/ homely, 
lonely, and well paid. . 



EXCUSE ME , MISS / I'VE BEEN 
WATCHIN6 YOU FOR WEEKS AND 
I JUST COULON'T RESIST 
SPEAKMG TO YOU. . 



Gregg knew how to pick "em ; 

she fell for his smooth talkj 



WHAT ABOUT A WALK \l ANYTHMG 
IN THE PARK, MILUE?i\ YOU 
IT'S SUCH A JS SAY, 

BEAUTIFUL NIGHT / Jf GREGG/ 
I'M HAVING 
A 
WONDERFUL 
TIME/ 





Tt WAS TOO EASYf THE MOVES AND THEN THE WALK 
IN THE MRK . . .EVERYTHING WAS GOING ACCORD WG 
TO GREGG'S SCHEDULE. 



HOW HAVE I BEEN SO BLIND TO 
YOU, «NNY? YOl/RE TERRIFIC I 




Hi 



ISN T IT FUNN Y, 
GREGG? BEING 
TOGETHER IN THE 
OFFICE ALL THIS 
TIME AND HARDLY 
KNOWING EACH OTHER/I 



GREGG / STOP IT I 
YOU—YOU'RE THE 
STRAN6LER. . . 
AAGGHHH... 





[Badly waken, cues* fled/ 
but not far from ho muroer 

ST 






ULVS MY NAME. HOW ABOUT "\f SURE, ULY, 

WALKING A WAY WITH ME ? A 6«L \ I'LL TAKE 
NEEDS PROTECTION NOW-A-DAYS . . J> CARE 
WITH THE STRANGLER >T OF YOU. 
STILL LOOSE/ 



WELL, WE MADE IT 
THROUGH THE PARK / 
THANKS A LOT, 
HANOSOME. . .FOR 
THE PROTECTION 





WE- EL, ALL RIGHTS 

YOU SEEM SAFE 
ENOUGH/ FRIDAY, 
THEN / FRIDAY THE 

THIRTEENTH/ 
YOU'RE NOT SUPER- 
STITIOUS, ARE YOU 7\ 





Gregg was strangely drawn to 
lily . . .on friday tki thirteenth 
he eagerly awaited her f . . and 
later thatevenhg. . 



IT'S FUNNY, LILY 

YOU'RE REALLY 

THE FIRST GIRL 

I'VE eVER 

LOVEO. 



DON'T TALK, 

GREGG. 
JUST MOLD ME 
CLOSE/ 




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MEM't MWO. 



UT AS THEIR LIPS MET A 
SMALL DOUBT FLICKERED TNNOUGH| 



WONDER? 
DID SHE SEE ANYTMWG THE 
NIGHT THAT I KILLED GtNMY ? 
NO / SHE COULDN'T HAVE/ SHE 

WOULDN'T FEEL THIS WAY 
^_ ABOUT ME IF SHE KNEW/ 




1 HEY MET AGAIN / GREG MO 
LONGER FREOUENTED THE TOWNS 
HOTSPOTS AN D HIS MONEY 
DWtWOLEO. ■ ■ V > S ru.T'e ■ 

LILY, I HAVEN'T \ ALL RIGHT, 

EVEN ENOUGH MONEyK HONEY. 

FOR A MOVIE ^tr' Ht ' L> - 
TONIGHT/ fi""/ JUST WALK 
M THE PARK / 





YES, I LOVE YOU, LILY, BUT I LOVE MONEY MORE / 
I'M TRAPPED / I WANT MY OLO WAY OF LIFE 
AGAIN , LOTS OF GIRLS, 
AND BRIGHT LIGHTS/ 




MAYBE YOU CAN, LILY/ 
IF WE JUST HAD SOME 
MONEY TO SPEND/ 
CAN YOU GET ANY ? 

NOT A FEW DOLLARS 
BUT A LOT / 



MAYBE ,6REGG 

I'M NOT SURE . 

MY AUNT HAS 

MONEY— MAYBE 

SHE'LL LOAN 

ME SOME. 




Lly PHONED 

GREGG 

THE NEXT 

OAY TO 

TELL HIM 

SHE 

COULD GET 

THE MONEY. 

THEY 

ARRANGED 

TO MEET 

THE 
FOLLOWING 
NIGHT . 
BUT AS 
GRE6G SAT 
IN HIS ROOM 
THAT EVENING 
HE WAS 
TORN BY 
INDECISION., 





Lily started to tease gregg. . 
but his ra66e0 nerves were in 
no mood for humor... 




ON THE FOLLOWING NIGHT WHEN 
GREG AMD LCYMET M THE PA*K ... 




AND FRIDAY AG AW 1 


Fit's a 


I'M GLAD YOU . 


/ LUCKY 


AREN'T SUPER- i 


1 DAY FOR 


STITIOUS ABOUT 


f ME/ 


THE THIRTEENTH/ 


) MET YOU 




A MONTH 


■ J| [AGO ANO NOW. . . 




no you 




BRING THE 




MONEY? 




I'O LIKE IT 



NOW/ 



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He CAUGHT HER DEEP IN THE 
PARK ANO AS HE SWUNG HER 
AROUND : 



THIS IS ABOUT 

WHERE I 

MET YOU, 

DARLING/ 
ISN'T IT ROMANTIC? 
WHY ARE YOU 
LOOKING AT ME 

UKETHAT 



I'M GOING TO 
KILL YOU, 

LILY/ 
YOU'RE 
IN MY WAY/ 
I WANT 
THAT 
MONEY 
WITH NO 

STRINGS 
ATTACHED... 



Gregg forced her down to the 
ground. . the same place 
place where he had committec 
thirteen other murders. . . 









At last cress's dream 
kao come true. . . a bcv v 
of coy cadavers clam- 
ored for msattenttom/ 
the little murder nook 
echoed with smastlv 
romance/ gre6q, the 
lady killer, had always 
ken cm. crazy and . 
the shools were cer- 
tainly craz y about mm. . . 



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