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The Great Comic Book Detectives #2

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Here’s the bit. You, the readers, send in descriptions of comics that you remember vague details from the past and either I, or one of the readers of the piece will use detective work to figure out what comic you’re talking about!

Here’s the second one, courtesy of reader Steve…

This comic would be from the late 1980s, possibly even 1990 or so. It was an anthology-type comic. Predominantly horror, as I recall. In black & white and color, I think. DC’s Wasteland jumps immediately to mind, but I’m not entirely sure these stories appeared in that series.

One of the stories had a cute little mouse (rabbit?) stuck in the snow outside of a building. The animal was crying about not being able to get inside.

The next story began with a full page drawing of a man’s face. This man looks extremely worried as he has small tubes (almost like stitches) covering his mouth. These shadow figures are narrating the story, saying how the bitter taste in his mouth is normal, and that he could try to scream or ‘you can simply…swallow.’

The last story involved two men. One guy is a computer geek who has invented a device to put his consciousness inside a computer. The other guy watches as this man puts the device on his head and beams his mind into the hard drive. The other guy listens as the computer geek tells of what he sees inside the computer. He stumbles into the mainframe for the local fire department (something like that). The other guy watches in horror as the computer geek’s physical body bursts into flames and burns to ash. The man in the computer knows something is wrong, but the other guy doesn’t tell him what’s happening . He simply unplugs the computer because he didn’t want to listen to the screams when the guy tried to port back to a body that wasn’t there.

Any help at all would be much appreciated. I’d love to track down the original issue, at least just to compare my memory of the story with the real thing!

Let’s help him out, folks!

And if YOU have a comic book from the past that you want help tracking down, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com