(May-June 1952)

EC, 1951 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 Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

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:
?

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:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Kamen
Inks:
Jack Kamen
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
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Moonstruck (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

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:
?

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:
?

Genre:
science fiction
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Editing

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:
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin