A whodunit with selected illustrations inspired by America's real-life 'war on comic books' in the 1950s, from the award-winning master of the historical detective novel, Max Allan Collins. In 1954, a conservative critic declared war on violence and depravity in comic books, taking the fight all the way to the U.S. Senate. But what if along the way he'd been brutally murdered? Only private eye Jack Starr can solve the case! Featuring more than a dozen interior illustrations in the classic EC Comics style by Terry Beatty, the artist behind The Phantom and Ms. Tree.