(1974)

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

[Graft in Concrete] (Table of Contents)

The Crypt of Terror! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks:
Johnny Craig (signed
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Wroten

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

The cover title is taken from the 2nd story, from which the cover was based.

Two of a Kind! (Table of Contents)

The Vault of Horror! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Johnny Craig
Pencils:
Johnny Craig
Inks:
Johnny Craig
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host); Willow Dree (actress, vampire); Al Bolton (photograhper, in flashback); Bradbury Phillips (actor, ghoul)
Synopsis:
Actress Willow Dree never had been successfully photographed, all attempts ending with a photo displaying only the background. Fellow star, Brad Phillips, suggests the two get away from all photographers and go on a skiing trip together. Unfortunately for the pair, they get snowbound in a cabin after a blizzard. Several days later, when a rescue team comes upon the cabin, they discover a horrifying scene inside.
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Indexer Notes

Colorist and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

Graft in Concrete! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Al Feldstein (co-plot, script); Bill Gaines (co-plot)
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Godfrey Hornsby; Mayor John Applegate
Synopsis:
Hornsby gruffly entered the Mayor's office and nearly threatened the Mayor to get the road contract he was after, but Mayor Applegate told him the City Council would vote on that tomorrow at the regular meeting. But Hornsby had an ace up his sleeve....he had a document that proved the Mayor had gotten a kickback on the sale of land the new school was being built on. The next day at the meeting, the council members did a little double-dealing of their own. Since the new road would go through much of Hornsby's property, another member demanded the new road also go through his town cemetery, or he wouldn't vote "yes" on the proposal. Agreeing to this, the council gave Hornsby his road, and the next day, bodies in the cemetery were supposed to be exhumed and moved to another part of the cemetery....but Hornsby and the cemetery owner did some under-handed dealing.....the bodies would stay where they were, and only the monuments and headstones would be relocated....no one being the wiser! Soon the new road was done and the council members all loaded into a car and took a drive on it. However, when they got to the cemetery, they suddenly saw a hand emerge through the concrete......and then bodies began rising up and walking toward the now over-turned car. The next morning, state troopers discovered the empty car, with the area all around the car neatly paved. And as they looked more closely, they discovered the bodies of the council neatly inset into the road's fresh new pavement!
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Vault-Keeper's Corner / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ron Barlow; Bruce Hershenson
Letters:
Typeset

Half-Way Horrible! (Table of Contents)

The Vault of Horror! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein (co-plot, script); Bill Gaines (co-plot)
Pencils:
Sid Check [as S. Check] (signed)
Inks:
Sid Check [as S. Check] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host); Zachary Boxer
Synopsis:
Zachary was the undertaker in town and was at the door of an apartment, whose tenant had called him. As he entered, the odor of incense was almost over-powering as the person inside said to keep the light off. He informs Boxer that he visited his doctor not long back and was told he had some sort of mental problem that he needed professional help with. And the psychiatrist inform this man he had schizophrenia and needed therapy on a regular basis. Even with this, the man's spells caused him to do things he normally never would, as his dark side became more and more predominant. Then it happened....he went in for his normal session, and, an instant later, saw the psychiatrist's mutilated body lying at his feet. He decided to leave the country for Haiti, went to see a voodoo witch doctor and asked him to destroy his evil half. The witch doctor created a doll....half evil and half good, and stuck a pin through the evil half and told the man it had been destroyed. As the man finishes the story, and turns on the light, he tells Boxer the reason why he was called: to embalm his rotting, evil half of his body!
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Hook, Line, and Stinker! (Table of Contents)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils:
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Inks:
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (host); Stanley (death); Emma (Stanley's lover); Bernice's maid; Bernice (villain, Stanley's fiancee)
Synopsis:
Bernice, after a 15-year romance with Stanley as his fiancee, was tired of his Saturday fishing trips and all the fish-mounted trophies she had to care for. She wanted to get married, and, so, one Saturday morning, she followed him on one of his trips where she discovered that Stanley was two-timing her with another woman. Bernice decided that there was to be one more mounted trophy in her home: that of Stanley!
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Graft in Concrete]
    The Crypt of Terror!
  2. 1. Two of a Kind!
    The Vault of Horror!
  3. 2. Graft in Concrete!
    The Crypt of Terror
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Vault-Keeper's Corner
  5. 4. Half-Way Horrible!
    The Vault of Horror!
  6. 5. Hook, Line, and Stinker!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  7. 6. In This Issue
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