His autopilot disengages, probably never to engage in quite the same way ever again.
is almost more of a tragedy than a horror story, but it’s certainly not a fanciful story by any means.
Evidently, several of No.15 were printed before a decision was made not to drop the Vault of Horror and Haunt of Fear series.
Craig illustrated all the covers for the entire run and was responsible for the lead story of all but issues #13 and #33.
He also wrote all his own stories (save two) in Vault, something rarely done at EC, and became editor with issue #35 (February, 1954).
The Vault of Horror hit newsstands with its April/May 1950 issue and ceased publication with its December/January 1955 issue, producing a total of 29 issues.
Horror comics emerged as a distinct comic book genre after World War II when young adult males lost interest in caped crimebusters and returning GIs wanted more potent themes in their reading.