When you're a kid, the idea of "life insurance" is like "health insurance"...
...something that would keep you alive just as health insurance pays for curing you!
(Makes sense, doesn't it?)
Rod Serling later did a Twilight Zone episode, "Escape Clause", using the same concept, with a different ending.
If you think about it, what we call life insurance should really be called death insurance!
The art team for this tale from Key Publications' Weird Mysteries #11 (1954) combines the legendary and the obscure with pencils by John Romita Sr (Spider-Man) and inks by Les Zakarin (who has only a couple of dozen credited stories, but probably worked, uncredited, on many more tales).
In fact, Romita apprenticed under Zakarin before going off on his own.
This story has been reprinted only once, in Stanley Publications' b/w magazine Chilling Tales of Horror #1 in 1969, but it's so much kooler in color!
Join us next week as we present another tale your grandparents didn't want your parents to see!
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