(December 1952-January 1953)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1952-08-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
L. L. Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Al Feldstein

Issue Notes

On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, 1952, page 66, registration number B371692.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crime SuspenStories / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
crime
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Keywords
burglary

Sweet Dreams! (Table of Contents: 1)

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
Pamela Kaine (Martin's wife, death); Dr. Firestone (Pamela's doctor); Martin Kaine (villain)
Synopsis
Martin was sorry that he ever married Pamela, and Pamela's medical condition gives him a great opportunity to do away with her. But the idea backfires in a way that he'd never suspect.
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Keywords
Daily Eagle

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

The Perfect Place! (Table of Contents: 2)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Hiram Winner (farmer); June Jenkins (Ernest's wife, death); Agnes Ludlow (writer); Amy Carney (Jess' wife, death, mention only); unnamed Sheriff; Ernest Jenkins (villain, writer); Jess Carney (villain)
Synopsis
Ernest Jenkins is looking to buy a secluded house in the country in order to have absolute privacy for his writing.....or so it seems on the surface. But Ernest has ulterior plans: to murder his wife, brick her up in the basement of the new house, then marry another writer, Agnes Ludlow. Unfortunately for Ernest, it seems that Jess Carney had done the same thing with his wife Amy, confessed to the Sheriff, who now serves a warrant to Jenkins to search the basement!
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The Pouch (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
? (masthead illustration)
Inks
? (masthead illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Hawk Barrum (prospector, death); Daisy (Hawk's horse); Darby (assay office clerk); Ward Tanner (villain, prospector, Hawk's partner)
Synopsis
Hawk is returning from town, toting supplies bought with a few ounces of gold dust he had recovered from his prospecting. He informed Ward that the ore samples he'd taken with him to town to show Darby were worthless. Later, at dinner, Ward saw a quick movement by Hawk with a little pouch, which he quickly hid. Thinking Hawk was holding out on him, having gold dust in the pouch, Ward kills Hawk and seeks the elusive pouch.....which he discovers is full of salt for Daisy!
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The Electric Chair (Table of Contents: 4)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Fred Peters [as Peters] (signed)
Inks
Fred Peters [as Peters] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Mary's lover; Mary Miller (Pete's wife, death); Pete Miller (villain, death)
Synopsis
Pete comes home to find his wife in the arms of another man, and promptly chases him away before shooting and killing Mary. Sentenced to die in the electric chair, and not wanting to die that way, Pete flees the courtroom and makes his way of escape to the subway tunnel. Unfortunately, Pete runs into an on-coming train and dies when he touches the third rail.
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Indexer Notes

Quickie #1 of 3.

The Hangman's Noose (Table of Contents: 5)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Fred Peters
Inks
Fred Peters
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Mrs. Millson; Mrs. Millson's lover (death); Peter Millson (villain, death)
Synopsis
Peter arrives home to find his wife in the arms of her lover, and he promptly pulls out a gun and kills her lover. Knowing that the death penalty in England is by the hangman's noose, and not wanting to die that way, he flees the scene into the subway tunnel, being pursued by bobbies. He attempts to enter a car, but the doors close on his tie and he is dragged (and hanged ironically) to his death.
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Indexer Notes

Quickie #2 of 3.

The Guillotine! (Table of Contents: 6)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Fred Peters
Inks
Fred Peters
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Marie Millet (Pierre's wife, death); Marie's lover (death); Pierre Millet (villain, death)
Synopsis
Pierre arrives home to discover his wife in the arms of another man, so he pulls out a gun and kills them both. Sentenced to death by the guillotine, Pierre times his escape and tries to elude the gendarmes through the metro tunnel and leaps from the platform onto the rails. Unfortunately, a train is coming....he trips and falls, hitting his head.....and the train guillotines him!
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Indexer Notes

Quickie #3 of 3.

Private Performance (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al 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); Dora (Leo's wife, death); Leo (villain, master magician); Herbie (villain, a thief, death)
Synopsis
A thief, eyeing a rich woman's jewels for some time, decides to commit robbery one evening at her home after she and her husband had retired. Once inside, he suddenly witnesses the couple arguing and the man kill his wife. Unfortunately for the thief, the man spots him and vows to kill him as well, chasing him to the basement. There the thief learns what the man had done for a living, and it was the last thing he ever learned.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  2. 1. Sweet Dreams!
    Crime SuspenStories
  3. 2. The Perfect Place!
    Crime SuspenStories
  4. 3. The Pouch
  5. 4. The Electric Chair
    Crime SuspenStories
  6. 5. The Hangman's Noose
    Crime SuspenStories
  7. 6. The Guillotine!
    Crime SuspenStories
  8. 7. Private Performance
    The Haunt of Fear
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