(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:
William M. Gaines
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

A Weighty Decision (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A three man rocket to the moon discovers a stowaway, whose extra weight jeopardizes the carefully calculated mission.
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Indexer Notes

This story has been controversally cited by Lawrence Watt-Evans and A.J. Budrys, among others, as an inspiration for Tom Godwin's THE COLD EQUATIONS which appeared in the magazine Astounding Science Fiction 1954/08

Saving for the Future (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils:
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks:
Jack Kamen (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dr. Lloyd Brewster; Grace Brewster (Lloyd's wife, mention only); Ellen (Brewster's assistant and lover); Joe (a banker)
Synopsis:
Dr. Brewster has created serum 129-A, which can put any creature, animal or human, into a state of indefinite suspended animation. When the good doctor's wife refuses to give her husband a divorce, Lloyd and his lover decide to use the serum on themselves, and remain in suspended animation until his wife has died. When they awaken five hundred years later, things look great... until something they hadn't counted on occurs, putting the entire world in danger!
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Indexer Notes

Corrected script credits and letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Moonstruck (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

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He Walked Among Us (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
In the year 2963 Jerome Kraft lands on a planet to catalog various life forms with four years of provisions. The rocket that dropped him off expects to return in four years but will later be destroyed and all records of Jerome's mission lost. Jerome encounters a primitive society and, using advanced technology, heals the sick and feeds the hungry. The people proclaim him their Savior sent by God, but he tells them that he is simply a man from a far distant star who possesses greater scientific advancement. The high priest orders Jerome brought before him and denounces the idea of other worlds as heresy. He tells Jerome that he must cease working his miracles for the poor and benefit only the wealthy. Jerome refuses. Thousands of years pass before another rocket lands on the planet and they find an advanced civilization. Many people wear curious designs around their neck and the space explorers ask what they represent. They are told it is a religious symbol representing a stretch rack, upon which their Savior was put to death.
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Say Your Prayers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. A Weighty Decision
  3. 2. Saving for the Future
  4. 3. Moonstruck
  5. 4. He Walked Among Us
  6. 5. Say Your Prayers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Merlin Haas
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin