(June-July 1951)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
William M. Gaines
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tales From the Crypt / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Feldstein [as Feldstein] (signed)
Inks:
Al Feldstein [as Feldstein] (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

Bats In My Belfry! (Table of Contents)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Joan Gordon (Harry's wife, death); John Bayne (actor); un-named doctor; Joan's lover (death); Harry Gordon (villain)
Synopsis:
An actor loses his hearing, so he goes to visit an unorthodox individual that a friend tipped him off to. This person recommends transplanting the auditory senses of a bat, to which our luckless hero agrees. Not only does he receive super acute hearing, but he starts to gain other characteristics of a bat. Unfortunately, it is only later that he realizes it was actually a vampire bat...
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Indexer Notes

Colorist and letterer credits added by Craig Delich, letterer credit verified by Al Feldstein.

The Living Death! (Table of Contents)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 7 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); Lester Jerome (psychosomatic doctor); Arnold Manning (surgeon); Laurie (death)
Synopsis:
Two doctors are in love with the same woman, but when she develops a tumor on her heart, and Dr. Manning operates on her.....but she dies. Later, when Dr. Manning suffers from a brain tumor, Dr. Jerome successfully uses psychosomatic medicine on him to save his life. However, a car accident leaves him dead for nearly three months, but also prevents Dr. Manning from decaying by post hypnotic suggestion until he hears the key word 'Laurie'. When he hears this word, he instantly dissolves into a bag of putrescent slime.
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Indexer Notes

Swipe from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Facts In the Case of M. Valdemar".

Colorist and letterer credits added by Craig Delich, letterer credit verified by Al Feldstein.

Curse! (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
a zombie; un-named jewel thief (villain, death, becomes a zombie)
Synopsis:
A thief makes his way through the Haitian jungle to claim a hidden treasure of jewels with a voodoo curse attached to it.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Port au Prince; River of Doom; VooDoo

Indexer Notes

This text story has a title header image of two palm trees/jungle and starts "He patted the gun-holster at his side. It is NOT the same as the text story with the same title "Curse!" in Tales From the Crypt (EC, 1950 series) #32.

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

Midnight Snack! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host); Duncan Reynolds; un-named restaurant cook
Synopsis:
Duncan Reynolds is reading horror stories when he gets hungry, and suddenly finds himself in front of a restuarant that is serving up foul-smelling food. He leaves and then finds himself in a cemetery, where he digs up and corpse, wanting to eat it. He passes out, then wakes up with the partially devoured corpse, hears someone coming and runs off with the body. He again finds himself at home, believing all to be a dream.....until he gets hungry and opens his refrigerator!
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Indexer Notes

Colorist and letterer credits added by Craig Delich, letterer credit verified by Al Feldstein.

Scared To Death! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Frank; Alex Weatherby (Cora's uncle, death); Cora Weatherby Kearns (villain, Ralph's wife); Ralph Kearns (villain, death)
Synopsis:
A man weds a woman to secure her uncle's fortune when he dies, but gets tired of waiting so convinces his wife to be an accomplice to her uncle's murder. The guilt eats away at her and he quickly tires of her moroseness, so he hatches another scheme to do away with her and keep the money for himself. But Uncle Alex has other ideas!
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Indexer Notes

Colorist and letterer credits added by Craig Delich, letterer credit verified by Al Feldstein.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tales From the Crypt
  2. 1. Bats In My Belfry!
    The Crypt of Terror
  3. 2. The Living Death!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  4. 3. Curse!
  5. 4. Midnight Snack!
    The Vault of Horror!
  6. 5. Scared To Death!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bill Borre
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin