(November-December 1952)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fables Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Albert B. Feldstein
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Inks
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset); The Crypt-Keeper (inset)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Nobody There! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script)
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); Louise (Eric's girl); Brenda Mondrum (Eric's wife); Eric Mondrum (villain, surgeon); Alan Thorky (villain, death)
Synopsis
A man blackmails a doctor into transplanting his head onto another man's body, at first to avoid deformity and eventually to achieve immortality. By the time of the fourth operation the doctor is old enough not to be concerned about the possibility of blackmail, and wracked by guilt of the three killings over the years, leaves the separated head to die on the surgical table.
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Indexer Notes

Script revision by Craig Delich, formerly Albert B. Feldstein.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Much of the story told in flashback.

A Creep in the Deep! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Vault of Horror! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A man's wife is a attacked by a vampire while she is out in a rowboat in the middle of a lake and he is spear fishing. When he later returns to the lake, he hears of strange killings where the victims have been drained of blood and realizes that his wife must have been turned into one of the undead and now resides in the lake. He sharpens his spear and returns to the lake to stake her through the heart and bring her peace.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from "Tales of Terror! - The EC Companion" by Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman.

E.C Fans! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Dukes in Disguise (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry De Fuccio
Letters
Typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1/2 of story on each of two pages.

Script credit from "Tales of Terror! - The EC Companion" by Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text about Ray Bradbury stories plus letters from Stan Grossman, Jeanne Anderson, Fred Smith, George Riley, Gerard Robbins, John M. Grath and The Gyro Shop Gang.

...From Hunger! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Old Witch's Grim Fairy Tale! / comic story / 6 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
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis
The chef of an obese king finally gets fed up with him and converts him into sausages.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from "Tales of Terror! - The EC Companion" by Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman.

The Coffin! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Ray Bradbury (original story); Albert B. Feldstein (adaptation)
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A man builds an automatic coffin to lower the cost of funerals. The coffin plays music, reads a service, and unfortunately for his sponging kid brother who lies down in it, drains the corpse's blood, injects formaldehyde, and buries itself with shovel attachments on its side.
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Indexer Notes

E.C.'s first authorized Ray Bradbury adaptation "Copyright, 1947, by Popular Publications Inc."

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Haunt of Fear
  2. 1. ["Heehee! The second issue of Mad is out!"]
  3. 2. Nobody There!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  4. 3. A Creep in the Deep!
    The Vault of Horror!
  5. 4. E.C Fans!
  6. 5. Dukes in Disguise
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Old Witch's Niche
  9. 8. ...From Hunger!
    The Old Witch's Grim Fairy Tale!
  10. 9. The Coffin!
    The Crypt of Terror
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Rivard