(January-February 1953)

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
Al Feldstein

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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)
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Horror We? How's Bayou? (Table of Contents: 1)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 8 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); Dr. Max Forman (death); unnamed woman (death, in flashback); Anthony Jackson (salesman, death, in flashback); Everett (villain); Sidney (villain, Everett's brother)
Synopsis
A man in the Louisiana swamp diverts traffic from the road to his mansion in order to satisfy the cravings of his demented homicidal brother for victims to dismember. One night, after the latest victim, a doctor, has been dispatched, three corpses composed of mismatched pieces rise from the quicksand pool and dismember the man and reattach his body parts in incorrect order.
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Keywords
Louisiana

Indexer Notes

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

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Part of the story is told in flashback.

Gorilla My Dreams! (Table of Contents: 2)

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); Philip Stoker (death, but brain transplanted into a gorilla); Gloria Stoker (Stoker's wife); Stoker's two unnamed children; Miss Trumbull (Stoker's secretary); Stumpy (a gorilla); Hank (Policeman); Dr. Heinrich Morgan (villain, brain surgeon, death)
Synopsis
A brain surgeon transfers the brain of his victim into the body of a gorilla taken from a carnival. At first, he thinks of writing a message for his wife and children about what has happened to him, but after eluding the police in the dark, he realizes that, with the surgeon dead of a heart attack, the world no longer has a place for him other than the carnival cage.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Hiding Place (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

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A Likely Story! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Old Witch's Grim Fairy Tale! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis
In this grim fairy tale a cranky old queen constantly badgers the castle's seamstress, decorator and artist into painting a portrait of her to hang on a bare wall spot. The artist finally gets fed up with her and severs her head with an ax, the seamstress sews it to the canvas, and the decorator has it framed to fit upon the wall.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Garden Party (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Al Feldstein
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 has a barbecue in his garden-obsessed wife's back yard where the guests ruin the flowers. She snaps and advances on her husband with the carving knife to serve him upon the barbecue.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Haunt of Fear
  2. 1. Horror We? How's Bayou?
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  3. 2. Gorilla My Dreams!
    The Vault of Horror!
  4. 3. Hiding Place
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Old Witch's Niche
  6. 5. A Likely Story!
    The Old Witch's Grim Fairy Tale!
  7. 6. Garden Party
    The Crypt of Terror
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Chris Boyko