(August-September 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 Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crime SuspenStories / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks:
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
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The Execution! (Table of Contents)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Johnny Craig (signed)
Pencils:
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks:
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Alvis (stranded motorist, prison's Chief Engineer); Inmate #82562 (death); Warden Johnson; un-named prison doctor; Inmate's wife; inmates's children (cameo); un-named inmate's lawyer; un-named girl (cameo, death); prison chaplain
Synopsis:
A man stops for a standed motorist, who has skidded into a snowbank. At about the same time, a young woman is murdered, and from the description of the killer and the getaway car, it seems that the man who aided the stranded motorist is guilty. He is imprisoned, and faces the electric chair unless the man he helped out comes forward the clear him.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

Murder The Lover! (Table of Contents)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Jeanne Martin (Kenneth's wife); Walter Graham (Jeanne's lover, Kenneth's friend, death); Kenneth Martin (villain, wealthy businessman, death)
Synopsis:
A businessman, Ken Martin, comes home one evening and discovers his wife in the arms of his best friend, Walt. Ken swears revenge, so he calls the man up and suggests the two go moose hunting together, while secretly planning to "accidently" kill him. He succeeds, but a moose decides Kenneth's fate.
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Indexer Notes

Quickie #1 of 2.

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

Murder The Husband! (Table of Contents)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Kenneth Martin (wealthy businessman, death); Jeanne Martin (Kenneth's wife); Walter Graham (villain, Kenneth's friend, Jeanne's lover, death)
Synopsis:
Walter is madly in love with Kenneth's wife, but he knows his friend will never get a divorce, so he decides to kill him. When Kenneth invites Walter on a moose hunting trip, Walter agrees, and the pair go out in a boat loaded with ropes and weights. Walter shoots and kills Kenneth, but his bullets go through the bottom of the boat, causing it to sink----and Walter can't swim!
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Indexer Notes

Quickie #2 of #2.

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

Trap! (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Hackett (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Hackett kills someone and empties his pockets, leaving behind a monogrammed handkerchief and a keycase, taking the man's money only, realizing the other items could trap him into a murder charge. He goes to a bar and wishes to pay for his bill with a dime taken from his victim, but he sees that the coin has a hole in the center, so pays for the bill with a quarter. He throws the dime away, believing it to be the victim's lucky coin, but more appear in his pocket. Later killed in a car accident, the killer never hears the anouncement over the radio about these dimes!
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Snooze to Me! (Table of Contents)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Mr. Crestwood (Herbert's co-worker); Higgin (business associate of Herbert's); Nancy Chase (Herbert's wife, death); Herbert Chase (villain, Nancy's husband); Edith (villain, the Chase's maid, Herbert's lover)
Synopsis:
Herbert comes home late one night and his waiting wife, suspecting that he is having an affair, confronts him, shooting down all of his alibis. She tells him to leave, but has second thoughts and phones him to come back, but he refuses. So she devises a plot to take a whole bottle of sleeping pills after writing a suicide note, then have Edith call Herbert, then an ambulance so the attendants can save her life. But Edith and Herbert pull a fast one on Nancy!
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

Paralyzed! (Table of Contents)

The Haunt of Fear / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Inks:
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (host); Selma (the Hewton's friend); Mrs. Stark (neighbor of the Hewton's); Ernest Hewton (death); Gladys Hewton (villain, Ernest's wife, death)
Synopsis:
A seemingly happily married couple actually hate one another and the husband wants out of the 15 year marriage, but the wife refuses. They get involved in an auto accident, and Glady's becomes paralyzed from the wreck. Ernest decides to stay with her to tend to her needs, but demands a night off every week. He buys her a gun to shoot any intruder that may break in while he is gone. When he comes home, Gladys has a surprise for him: she is not paralyzed after all and she intends on killing him!
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  2. 1. The Execution!
    Crime SuspenStories
  3. 2. Murder The Lover!
    Crime SuspenStories
  4. 3. Murder The Husband!
    Crime SuspenStories
  5. 4. Trap!
  6. 5. Snooze to Me!
    Crime SuspenStories
  7. 6. Paralyzed!
    The Haunt of Fear
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Rivard
  • Lou Mazzella