Tuesday, March 27, 2007

EC - Confession (Wood)

Confession
art by Wallace Wood, story by Al Feldstein
Shock SuspenStories #4 (1952)

Nice little drama with a man driving down a dark street when he sees a woman lying on the ground. With no phone nearby he drives off to call an ambulance, but just as he drives off a police car comes up and he gets arrested for a hit-and-run. The police take him in and try to get him to confess, and get even rougher when they find out that the woman was the wife of police lieutenant.

The grilling continues for hours, even as the lieutenant rejects possible exonerating forensic evidence. Eventually they get a confession, and of course we find out that the lieutenant had killed his own wife and used the opportunity to frame the hapless driver. See what kind of confessions you get with torture?

Knowing that there's a twist ending in these stories makes them kind of obvious sometimes, but along the way this time there's some great art by Wood, especially of the shadowy interrogation room.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:08 am

    I like this one. Feldstein did a good job of this one as well. I like the way that it ends,because it ends camly but we all know that the cop is rogue. Although it is a good little tale, it's possibly a bit far-fetched......

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  2. Anonymous8:10 pm

    My friend gabriel got me into 1950's horror comics and ive been addicted ever since:P

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