(1973)

East Coast Comix, 1973 Series
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Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
East Coast Comix, Inc
Brand:
EC; an East Coast Comix Comic
Editing:
Ron Barlow; Bruce Hershenson
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard modern age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Haunt of Fear / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Graham Ingels
Inks:
Graham Ingels
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset); The Crypt-Keeper (inset)
Reprints:

Johnny Craig (Table of Contents)

Artist of the Issue / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Johnny Craig
Synopsis:
Biography of artist Johnny Craig with a B/W photo of him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

Poetic Justice! (Table of Contents)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Graham Ingels
Inks:
Graham Ingels
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis:
A wealthy man and his son want the property of the well-liked elderly town garbageman and so they instigate a smear campaign to drive him out. First they get a license ordinance passed, and since he can't afford to pay it, the stray dogs and cats he's picked up are carted off to the pound. Then they get the neighborhood's children to stop visiting the old man. St. Valentine's day arrives and the old man is at first delighted to find his mailbox stuffed with cards thinking that the children have not forgotten him after all. Then, sobbing, he reads the poisoned missives one after the other that the wealthy man and his son have distributed amongst the townsfolk. No one sees him for a week so they check his house and find that he has hanged himself. On the following St. Valentine's day his corpse rises from the grave and tears the heart from the son's chest and leaves it as a valentine for the father.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted in the 1972 "Tales From the Crypt" film.

...On a Dead Man's Chest! (Table of Contents)

The Vault of Horror! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
William Gaines (plot); Al Feldstein (plot, script)
Pencils:
Johnny Craig
Inks:
Johnny Craig
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host); Steven Anderson (wealthy steamship line owner, death); Helen Anderson (villain, Steven's wife); Larry Anderson (villain, Steven's brother, death)
Synopsis:
A man's younger brother begins an affair with his wife, and, after a night on the town, the elder brother gets a tattoo on his chest of himself, his brother, and his wife arm-in-arm. The younger brother and the married woman hatch a plot to murder the husband where it will look accidental, but what they don't realize is that the tattoo will reflect the murder scene to the authorities.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Old Witch's Niche / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ron Barlow; Bruce Hershenson
Letters:
typeset

Till Death Do We Part! (Table of Contents)

Haunt of Fear / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis:
"The Sixth Sense" with a burglar instead of a psychologist.
Reprints:

What's Cookin'? (Table of Contents)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
Two restaurant owners take on a third partner with ideas to make their roadside diner a success. He convinces them to specialize in chicken and adds broiling and deep fried to their eatery renamed the 'Chicken Coop'. The owners get greedy and decide to murder the newcomer in order not to have to split the profits with him. They tie him up and set his house on fire, he escapes, but is severely burned and makes his way back to his former business partners where he broils one and deep fries the other.
Reprints:

In This Issue (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Haunt of Fear
  2. 1. Johnny Craig
    Artist of the Issue
  3. 2. Poetic Justice!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  4. 3. ...On a Dead Man's Chest!
    The Vault of Horror!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Old Witch's Niche
  6. 5. Till Death Do We Part!
    Haunt of Fear
  7. 6. What's Cookin'?
    The Crypt of Terror
  8. 7. In This Issue
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