I started reading Skeleton in the Closet, a collection of Robert Bloch stories that I’ve never read before.
The first three were decent but weren’t in Bloch’s hall of fame. The next one “Never Trust a Demon” started off as a fun deal with a devil story but the ending was surprising.
Spoiler alert for a story written when Hitler was in power!
The protagonist avoids losing his soul to a demon he conjures because he had previously sold his soul to Satan.
This trick was used in the comics Constantine and Jack of Fables, as if it were new. In reality it’s from 1943 (possibly even older).
I think I’m going to rip off Bloch’s next story and see if I can sell it to DC Comica