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Johnny Craig (Am. 1926-2001) War Against Crime #3 Cover Original Art, EC 1948, pen, brush and ink on board with notations on all margins. Signed lower right. Entertainment Comics' The War Against Crime series would later change its title to The Vault of Horror series in 1950. Sight: 19" H x 13 1/2" W. Frame: 22 3/4" H x 15 5/8" W. John Thomas Alexis Craig, better known as Johnny Craig, became the assistant to Harry Lampert (creator of The Flash) at All American Comics while studying at the Art Students League of New York. After serving in World War II, he began drawing for EC Comics, including Moon Girl and the Prince, Saddle Justice and Crime Patrol. Unlike many comic artists, he was also a writer, and wrote many of the stories for the Vault of Horror (and became its editor in 1954). He worked briefly for Atlas Comics (predecessor of Marvel) and did some work on the Iron Man comics. He retired in the 1980s and was posthumously inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2005. Condition: Glue residue on rocks and exhaust fumes in image. Horizontal blade cut along middle row of letters in title. CONDITION: Glue residue on rocks and exhaust fumes in image. Horizontal blade cut along middle row of letters in title.