This is the life story of Ehrich Weiss. If you don't recognise this man's name, that is because the world came to know him as the one and only Harry Houdini. George Bernard Shaw once remarked that Harry Houdini is the third most famous name in history after Jesus Christ and Sherlock Holmes. While that might be a bold and debatable statement, there is no doubt that Houdini is the most famous magician to have ever lived. Almost a hundred years after his death, his name is still synonymous with death-defying stunts and unimaginable escapes. His ability to get out of seemingly impossible situations, along with his knack of dealing with the public and the press, made him a legend in his own time. Some of his most notable escapes, which still cannot be explained, were the Mirror Handcuff Challenge, the Milk Can Escape, the Chinese Water Torture Cell and the Suspended Straitjacket Escape. How did a poor, uneducated boy rise out of poverty and become the greatest illusionist of the 20th century? The story of Houdini's life is not only entertaining, but also educational. His struggles in life and his determination to succeed are a lesson to all.
CEL Welsh is an American freelance writer who has been a fan of comic books his entire life. After reading The Chronicles of Narnia, he started to pen his own short stories and left his job in 2005 to write full time. He lives in Florida with his wife and two children and is currently working on his first novel. A resident of New Delhi, India, Lalit spent his artistically formative years expressing his love for God through his art. An interest in comic books channeled his creativity towards sequential art and his illustrations truly contain something of the divine in them. His work features in a number of titles from Campfire, which include Harry Houdini, Moby Dick, and 400 BC.