(May-June 1952)

EC, 1951 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing:
Harvey Kurtzman
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

"Where you goin', boy? There ain't no P.X. back there!" (Table of Contents)

Frontline Combat / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Reprints:
Keywords:
machine guns; rifles; United States Army

Harvey Kurtzman (Table of Contents)

The EC "Artist of the Issue" / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Biography of Kurtzman, with photo.
Inside front cover

A Platoon! (Table of Contents)

Frontline Combat / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
un-named platoon captain; un-named lieutenant (death); un-named platoon sergeant (death); un-named squad leaders; Corporal Ed Daley; Peewee; North Korean soldiers (villains, many die)
Synopsis:
Readers are invited to join in with a platoon during the Korean War. Peewee can't understand why Ed doesn't want his sergeant's rating. But Ed tells him why: he doesn't want the responsibilities associated with the rank and the fact that most sergeants in Korea are getting killed.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Korea

War of 1812! (Table of Contents)

Frontline Combat / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Reprints:

Fate (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
war
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Front Lines / letters page / 0.7 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.3 page (report information)

Script:
Frank D. Lee
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:

Ace! (Table of Contents)

Frontline Combat / 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:
Lieutenant Harry Chesterfield (American pilot, death); Lieutenant Tram (American pilot); Lieutentant Mambro (American pilot); The Germans (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Confident Lt. Chesterfield, having just downed his 3rd Pfalz of the month, tells his comrades in arms that he is going after a Rumpler next. He succeeds and a day later goes up against his 5th and 6th planes. If he bags one of them, he becomes an ace! What Harry doesn't realize is that the Germans have set a trap for him, a fatal trap.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Albatros; Fokker; French Nieuport; Pfalz; Rumpler (German photo-plane)

Bellyrobber! (Table of Contents)

Frontline Combat / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. "Where you goin', boy? There ain't no P.X. back there!"
    Frontline Combat
  2. 1. Harvey Kurtzman
    The EC "Artist of the Issue"
  3. 2. A Platoon!
    Frontline Combat
  4. 3. War of 1812!
    Frontline Combat
  5. 4. Fate
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Front Lines
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Ace!
    Frontline Combat
  9. 8. Bellyrobber!
    Frontline Combat
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Rivard