The cover to Sensation Mystery #115 (May-June, 1953) first caught my eye back in the early 80s, when I saw it in the colour cover gallery of an Overstreet Price Guide. It is one of the most beautifully designed covers to any DC horror/mystery book. The 'stairway to nowhere' is the perfect hook for grabbing a young reader's attention. I love how the guy with the candelabra lets the woman go first down the stairs: "After you, my dear". The shadows on the stone wall are perfect. The GCD states that Frank Giacoia inked this one, and I can't argue with that. I certainly don't think that it was Joe Giella or Bernard Sachs, two men who worked on many of the Kane covers of the period. Although this was several years into Kane's career at DC, you can still see the Caniff school nfluence in his faces. I adore this cover, and would love to get my hands on a copy of the actual book.
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