534 – The October Game

A panel from "October Game" in Shock SuspenStories #9, March 1953
A panel from “October Game” in Shock SuspenStories #9, March 1953

Ray Bradbury’s story-telling prowess makes another very memorable appearance with “The October Game” in Shock SuspenStories #9 (March 1953). I love it a lot because it’s dark and scary in ways that are completely different from other bits of horror schlock that EC comes up with because it’s about the real and true horror within and it sticks with you. I won’t get into it here too much, but you can read the comic book version here and the short story version of it here.