(March-April 1952)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
Albert B. Feldstein
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset); The Crypt-Keeper (inset)
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The E.C. Artist of the Issue - Al Feldstein (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein ? (credited to Gaines in text)
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Photo and biography.

Poetic Justice! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
Graham Ingels
Inks:
Graham Ingels
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

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.
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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:
Albert B. Feldstein ?
Pencils:
Johnny Craig
Inks:
Johnny Craig
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
A man's younger brother begins an affair with his wife. After the three of them go out for 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 like an accidental slip and fall in the bathroom. The younger brother pins his brother's arms and the wife clouts him in the head with a club. After he's dead, she glances at his chest and screams in horror. She pulls a gun and shoots dead the younger brother. When the police respond to the shot, they find her madly scrubbing her dead husband's chest, unsuccessfully attempting to remove the tattoo depicting the man with his arms pinned by his brother while his wife raises the club over his head.
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Brat (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters:
Typeset

[Letters page] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters:
Typeset

Till Death Do We Part! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis:
"The Sixth Sense" with a burglar instead of a psychologist.
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What's Cookin'? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

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.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Haunt of Fear
  2. 1. The E.C. Artist of the Issue - Al Feldstein
  3. 2. Poetic Justice!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  4. 3. ...On a Dead Man's Chest!
    The Vault of Horror!
  5. 4. Brat
  6. 5. [Letters page]
    The Old Witch's Niche
  7. 6. Till Death Do We Part!
    Haunt of Fear
  8. 7. What's Cookin'?
    The Crypt of Terror
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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