(January 1992)

Russ Cochran, 1991 Series
Price:
2.00 USD; 2.50 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1991
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Russ Cochran, Publisher
Brand:
EC An Entertaining Comic
Barcode:
07098932902701
Editing:
Russ Cochran (publisher)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Graham Ingels
Inks:
Graham Ingels
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
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The EC Artist of the Issue: Graham Ingels (Table of Contents)

Graham Ingels / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography

Sucker Bait! (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:
?
Editing:
Al Feldstein (original editor)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Emile is greeted warmly by his brother, Stan, and their father when he comes to visit. Too bad there's a vampire roaming the area. When the vampire kills their father, Emile injects himself with a radioactive isotope. He plans to become the vampire's next victim, and he leaves a note instructing Stan to use a Geiger counter to track the vampire to its lair after it kills Emile. It's a good plan, with one tiny flaw. Stan is the vampire! After he kills Emile, he tears up the note, laughing wildly.
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Lover, Come Hack to Me! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
George Evans
Inks:
George Evans
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?
Editing:
Al Feldstein (original editor)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Peggy and Charles are just starting their honeymoon when their car mysteriously dies on a deserted country road during a raging thunderstorm. They manage to make their way to an abandoned house, where they try to make the best of the situation. During the night, Charles wakes up, but the house is changed. He soon realizes he has gone back in time, and this was Peggy's aunt's house. To his horror, he witnesses Peggy's aunt murder her husband with an axe. Charles awakes once again, this time for real. Whew, it was just a dream! But then, why is Peggy closing in on him with an axe?
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Incendiary! (Table of Contents)

The Haunt of Fear / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Al Feldstein (original editor)

Genre:
horror-suspense
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Double-Header! (Table of Contents)

The Witch's Cauldron / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Kamen
Inks:
Jack Kamen
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?
Editing:
Al Feldstein (original editor)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The ladies of the court constantly flirt with the lonely King, but he has no interest in their obvious ambitions. Then, he falls in love with a young scrubbing woman, Sylvia, and she consents to be his bride. After they are married, Sylvia is approached by her previous lover, Cedric, and she admits that she still loves him. One of the ladies of the court overhears this and tells the King, who orders Sylvia and Cedric beheaded. But, when the ladies begin badgering him once again, the King snaps and has them punished: one loses her eyes, another her ears, the last her tongue.
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Foul Play! (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:
?
Editing:
Al Feldstein (original editor)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Two baseball teams are mired in a brutal rivalry, with intentional injuries mounting on both sides. When one team's star player collapses during a game, it's discovered he was poisoned. After further investigation, the poison is traced to the spikes on an opposing player's shoes. So, the victim's teammates decide to get some payback. That night, they play an impromptu game of their own. But, darn it, they must have lost their equipment! They're using a head for a ball, internal organs to mark out the bases, etc...
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Counter-Clockwise (Table of Contents)

Weird Fantasy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
John Severin
Inks:
Will Elder
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?
Editing:
Al Feldstein (original editor)

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Ron and his Dad are witness when a spaceship crashes nearby and a hideous alien emerges. Ron's Dad kills it and the authorities are overjoyed to have a ship capable of interstellar travel. Ron enlists in the army and is chosen to be the first to fly the ship back to its home planet. The landing causes damage, though, which takes years to repair. Even worse, the planet's reverse rotation is causing Ron to go back in time. And the environment is mutating him into a hideous alien. He finally gets back to Earth just in time to emerge from his ship and get killed by his younger self and his father.
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Zero Hour (Table of Contents)

Weird Fantasy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Bradbury (original story); Al Feldstein (adaptation)
Pencils:
Jack Kamen
Inks:
Jack Kamen
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?
Editing:
Al Feldstein (original editor)

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
To their parents' collective amusement, several kids are playing "Invasion". It's a game that involves them bringing everyday items to a field, and using those items to build a gateway to another realm. Unease does begin to grow, though. This all seems to be pretty sophisticated stuff for children. Finally, one of the kids walks into her house and tells her Mom that they have "visitors". Behind her, misshapen figures approach.
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The Ashtray (Table of Contents)

Weird Fantasy / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Al Feldstein (original editor)

Genre:
science fiction
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Homesick! (Table of Contents)

Weird Fantasy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Al Williamson
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?
Editing:
Al Feldstein (original editor)

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
David and Lynn are married, but she's cheating on him with Larry. When Larry and David are tasked with flying a ship to Mars, Larry murders David upon arrival and passes it off as a death caused by an unknown virus. Now, he and Lynn can be together. But, when he arrives back at the station orbiting Earth, he finds it deserted. He soon receives a message from Earth. He has to remain on the station for the rest of his life. After all, he may have contracted the same "virus" that killed David.
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Judgment Day! (Table of Contents)

Weird Fantasy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?
Editing:
Al Feldstein (original editor)

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Tarlton, the Earthman, has landed on the planet Cybrinia, home to mechanical life. He is to judge whether or not Cybrinia will be allowed to "partake of the wonders of Earth". As he is touring the planet, he notices that certain robots seem to be relegated to more menial work than others. In fact, they almost seem to be second-class citizens. After the tour, Tarlton informs the robots they are not worthy yet. As he boards his ship to return to Earth, we finally see Tarlton's face for the first time. No wonder he was so affected by the tour. As a black man, he's seen segregation firsthand.
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Indexer Notes

Bill Gaines once related that this story actually got him in hot water with censors. They insisted that EC remove the drops of sweat from Tarlton's face in the final panel. Apparently, they found the thought of a black man's sweat offensive. Gaines threatened to sue if the story wasn't approved as-is, and the censors backed down.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Haunt of Fear
  2. 1. The EC Artist of the Issue: Graham Ingels
    Graham Ingels
  3. 2. Sucker Bait!
    The Witch's Cauldron
  4. 3. Lover, Come Hack to Me!
    The Vault of Horror
  5. 4. Incendiary!
    The Haunt of Fear
  6. 5. Double-Header!
    The Witch's Cauldron
  7. 6. Foul Play!
    The Crypt of Terror
  8. 7. Counter-Clockwise
    Weird Fantasy
  9. 8. Zero Hour
    Weird Fantasy
  10. 9. The Ashtray
    Weird Fantasy
  11. 10. Homesick!
    Weird Fantasy
  12. 11. Judgment Day!
    Weird Fantasy
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