*Horror 1940-1959: Suspense (1949-1953), not to be confused with the later Tales of Suspense, was one of Atlas’ most popular horror series – though, oddly, it began not as horror but as crime, adapted very loosely from a popular radio series (later television) of the era. After the first two crime issues, it switched to supernatural mysteries rather than criminal mysteries, but for the first nine issues still proudly proclaimed its media tie-in status on the front cover. The publishers also seemed unafraid to experiment with the format, fluctuating between 48 and 32 interior pages, so most of the early issues are good value for money in terms of page count. As one of Atlas’ earliest horror titles, and the first to go monthly, it’s fascinating to watch the evolution of the series, aided, as always, by the top-notch stable of artists – Maneely, Heath, Everett and more, who produced some splendidly lurid and imaginative work, particularly on the covers! we have 25 of the 29-issue run now in stock, commencing with #4 and ending with the final issue #29. Most of these are in very affordable low to mid grades, respectable reading copies, complete, clean and with varying degrees of wear. A handful, however, do achieve higher grades and are illustrated below – #12 VG+ £82, #13 VG+ £82, #16 VG £73, #18 GD/VG £56. All of Suspense was Pre-Code, not subject to the later censorship that trammelled the genre, so here’s a rare opportunity to grab most of a renowned series – if you’re quick!