(February-March 1953)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1952-10-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
L. L. Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Albert B. 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 B381806.

[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
Characters
Charlie Nesbitt; Helen Nesbitt
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; garbage dumps; premature burial; shovels

When the Cat's Away... (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
Emma (Jay's wife, death); Dick (Jay's best friend, death); Jay (villain, Emma's husband)
Synopsis
Jay and his wife are always fighting, and Jay always finds solace at a friend's home. However, when he discovers that his friend and his wife are lovers, Jay decides on a scheme to rid himself of the problem: permanently!
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Indexer Notes

Colorist and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

The Screaming Woman! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Margaret Leary; Mrs. Leary (Margaret's mother); Mr. Leary (Margaret's father); Mr. Kelly; Mr. Pike; Emma Pike; Mrs. Griswold; Helen Nesbitt; Charlie Nesbitt (villain)
Synopsis
When Margaret's parents send her for ice cream, she walked through a lot and heard a woman's voice coming from underground, begging for someone to dig her up. When she tells her parents about it, they don't believe her, but they do discuss the Nesbitts. Once, long ago, Mr. Leary was engaged to Helen Nesbitt, who wrote a song for him....but they broke off the engagement. When Margaret's Dad goes to check on the story, no sounds can be heard. Later, Margaret returns to the lot and hears a sad song being sung by the woman...the song Helen once wrote for her father.
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Keywords
Central School

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "The Screaming Woman" by Ray Bradbury.
Cover story.

The EC Caper (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; crime
Characters
Bill Gains; Marie Severin; Al Feldstein; Ruby Kast; Jerry Dee; Jack Davis (mention only); Bill Elder (mention only); Graham Ingels (mention only); Al Williamson (mention only); Wally Wood (mention only); Johnny Severin (mention only); Sidney Greenalley [aka the Obese Man] (villain); Greenalley's gang (villains)
Synopsis
While sitting in his office, Bill Gaines has a surprise visitor: the Obese Man, brandishing a gun at Gaines. He demanded, on the part of his client, Beaten Path Comics, to either sell out to his rival publisher or get a shower of molten lead. Refusing to sell, Gaines, artist-writer Feldstein and writer Dee are knocked unconscious and awaken tacked to the carpet, while torture shoes are applied to them. Suddenly, Marie Severin and secretary Ruby Kast burst into the room and attack the thugs with an address-o-graph and a wooden T-square, over-coming them.
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Water, Water, Everywhere... (Table of Contents: 4)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 4 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
adventure
Characters
prison guards [Jock; Pierre]; Louis Duval (villain, death); Henri (villain, death)
Synopsis
A pair of prisoners escape from a South American island prison and are chased by prison guards with bloodhounds. The guards, however, trick the men, leaving them a boat without much gas.....and no water on board.
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Keywords
South America

Indexer Notes

Quickie #1 of 2.

...And Not a Drop to Drink! (Table of Contents: 5)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 2 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
adventure
Characters
Louis Dvall (villain, death); Henri (villain, death)
Synopsis
Two prisoners, who have escaped from a small prison on the edge of the Sahara Desert, take off in a jeep that was left for them, and head for the sea. They soon run out of gas and find themselves far from their goal in the heat of the desert with no water.
Reprints
Keywords
Sahara Desert

Indexer Notes

Quickie #2 of 2.

Hail and Heart-y! (Table of Contents: 6)

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); Mr. Danbury (Storch's neighbor); Doctor Brewster (Anna's doctor); Anna Storch; Ben Storch (Anna's husband, death)
Synopsis
Anna was sick and tired of her lazy husband refusing to do any chores around the house, and having to rely on a kind neighbor to help with her chores. When she discovers that her husband does not have a heart condition like he had claimed, Anna decides to find a way to make Ben very useful around the place!
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Indexer Notes

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

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  2. 1. When the Cat's Away...
    Crime SuspenStories
  3. 2. The Screaming Woman!
    Crime SuspenStories
  4. 3. The EC Caper
  5. 4. Water, Water, Everywhere...
    Crime SuspenStories
  6. 5. ...And Not a Drop to Drink!
    Crime SuspenStories
  7. 6. Hail and Heart-y!
    The Haunt of Fear
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  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
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