(December 1952 - January 1953)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1952-09-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Tiny Tot Comics Inc.
Publisher's Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Al Feldstein (credited as Albert B. Feldstein) (editor); Bill Gaines (credited as William M. Gaines) (managing editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, 1952, page 224, registration number B377925.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shock SuspenStories / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wally Wood (signed as Wood)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed as Wood)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Suzy Carson
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

Dead Right! (Table of Contents: 1)

A Crime SuspenStory / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Brace yourself for the shocking final twist to this gripping tale of tension...
Genre
crime
Characters
Madame Vorna (fortune teller); J. Flag Marson (prison warden, mention only); Mr. Clayton (Cathy's boss); Cathy Finch Marno (office clerk, waitress, death); Charles Marno (villain, Cathy's husband, death)
Synopsis
A fortune teller predicts to a woman that a man who wants to marry her, but she finds repulsive, is going to inherit twenty-five thousand dollars and die shortly afterward, so she marries him. What the fortune teller doesn't tell her is that she wins the twenty-five thousand dollars as a prize, and when she tries to walk out on the slob, he murders her and inherits her money then dies in the electric chair.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Clarion; Netherlane Cafeteria

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-7. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

Script revisions by Craig Delich.

Story inspired by "In the Cards!" by John Collier.

Under Cover! (Table of Contents: 2)

A Shock SuspenStory / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here is an electrifying story with solid impact in its startling conclusion!
Genre
crime
Characters
Suzy Carson (death); Ed Fenton (newspaper editor); Sam Masters (newspaperman, death); Grand Master of the Black Vigilante Society (villain); two unnamed phony FBI agents (villains); unnamed Society members (villains)
Synopsis
When Sam Masters sees a secret society whip a girl to death he tries to contact the F.B.I. before they can catch him.
Reprints
Keywords
Black Vigilante Society

Indexer Notes

Cover story.

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-7. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

Script revisions by Craig Delich.

Story inspired by "Beware of the Dog" by Roald Dahl.

The Bend! (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein ?
Pencils
Marie Severin (spot illustration)
Inks
Marie Severin (spot illustration)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
"Busher" Benton (villain, eventual death); five Apache Indians (villains)
Synopsis
"Busher" Benton had been getting rich off the gold he had stolen from hard-working prospectors, when he suddenly saw five Apaches coming at him. He took off on foot and was running the twelve miles to nearby Fort Rush, knowing that if the Indians captured him, he would be tortured and then burned head down on a stake! He made it to the Fort, but was in for a surprise.
Reprints
Keywords
Fort Rush

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

Shock Talk / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters to the Editors page in which readers wrote in their comments about the story, "Confession," which appeared in issue #4. Letters printed from Clinton Day, Jim Turner, Louise O'Brien, Everett Markholme, George Cotter, Arthur Crowley, Carole Flagg, Charles Laquidora, George Snowden III, and PFC Ronald B. Craig.

Not So Tough! (Table of Contents: 5)

A Science-Fiction SuspenStory / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The wind-up to this science-fiction yarn should give you quite a jolt...!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lieutenant Robert Arden (Astro-Navigator, later Rocket-Man 3rd Class, death); Sergeant Coogan (ship crewman, death); Seeley (crewman, death); Vice-Commander Philip Forbes (death); Commander Horace Bergman (villain, death)
Synopsis
A space commander who is as tough as nails on his crew is reduced to soft putty in the grip of a large gravitational force.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-7. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

Script revisions by Craig Delich.

Sugar 'N Spice 'N... (Table of Contents: 6)

A Horror SuspenStory / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Graham Ingels (signed as Ghastly)
Inks
Graham Ingels (signed as Ghastly)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For sheer, stark terror, read this terrifying tale...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Johnny (Margaret's brother, death); Margaret (Johnny's sister, death); a witch [aka The Crab] (villain)
Synopsis
A brother and sister lose their ball in the yard of an old woman whom they referred to as "The Old Crab". She eventually gave them the ball back, but warned them to stay away. On Halloween night, the two play a prank on this woman, with fatal results!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-7. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

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

Story is a contemporary re-telling of the story, "Hansel and Gretel".

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shock SuspenStories
  2. 1. Dead Right!
    A Crime SuspenStory
  3. 2. Under Cover!
    A Shock SuspenStory
  4. 3. The Bend!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Shock Talk
  6. 5. Not So Tough!
    A Science-Fiction SuspenStory
  7. 6. Sugar 'N Spice 'N...
    A Horror SuspenStory
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Bill Borre
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Devine
  • Chris Gomez
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Alan Hutchinson
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jason Sacks
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike White