(March-April 1952)

EC, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Tiny Tot Comics, Inc
Brand:
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing:
Harvey Kurtzman
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

["The planes can't dig 'em out!"] (Table of Contents)

Frontline Combat / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
war
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The EC Artists of the Issue - Severin & Elder (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

Biographies of Severin and Elder, with photo.

442nd Combat Team (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (layouts); John Severin [as Severin] (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder [as Elder] (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
war
Characters:
Japanese-American soldiers [Harry; Sergeant Hayashi; others un-named] (some die); The Nazis [un-named Medic officer; others un-named] (villains, all die)
Synopsis:
A story about the experience of a combat unit composed of Japanese-Americans during the war. The enemy attempts to get them to come over to their side, but they attack and win, and when questioned, they give a thumbs up and say "The enemy forgot that we're Americans!"
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Keywords:
Vosges Mountains

Indexer Notes

Kurtzman layout credit added by Craig Delich 2013-8-1, per Michael Gilbert in Alter Ego #119 (August 2013).

The 442nd Regimental Combat Team won a total of 3,915 awards, 10 unit citations and 3600 Purple Hearts while fighting in Europe in WW2.

Stonewall Jackson! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
A story about the death of Stonewall Jackson, told by the confederate soldier who accidentally shot him during nighttime battle conditions.
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The King's Spy (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Front Lines / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letter from (Miss) Margaret M. Credie (who does not like Frontline Combat at all) with extensive point by point rebuttal by Kurtzman.

War Machines! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
John Severin [as J. Severin] (signed)
Inks:
John Severin [as J. Severin] (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
war
Characters:
U.S. Army infantrymen; North Korean soldiers (villains, all die)
Synopsis:
The story describes the efforts of American planes and tanks to dig Koreans out of their cave hill fortifications. The Koreans survive the efforts of the war machines, but they are killed when the infantrymen are sent in to finish the job.
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Keywords:
Korea

Big 'If'! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
A soldier who is dying by the roadside after taking a piece of shrapnel in the chest thinks about how his life might have gone differently if he was only standing a little to the left when the explosive had gone off.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["The planes can't dig 'em out!"]
    Frontline Combat
  2. 1. The EC Artists of the Issue - Severin & Elder
  3. 2. 442nd Combat Team
  4. 3. Stonewall Jackson!
  5. 4. The King's Spy
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Front Lines
  7. 6. War Machines!
  8. 7. Big 'If'!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Rivard