(February-March 1953)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1952-11-25
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 B387348.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shock SuspenStories / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Feldstein (signed as Feldstein)
Inks
Al Feldstein (signed as Feldstein)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Synopsis
A man gets struck by lightning.
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Beauty And The Beach! (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)
Inks
Jack Kamen (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The shocking final twist to this electrifying tale will terrify you!
Genre
crime
Characters
Mary Milton (John's wife); Ginger Fullman (Percy's wife, death); Cedric Abels (publicity man); Tom Simmens (advertising director); John Milton (villain, plastics factory worker); Percy Fullman (villain)
Synopsis
Two men are frustrated by the vanity of their attractive wives and the fact that they have offers to do some modeling and to participate in four beauty contests. One encases his wife in plastic while wearing her bathing suit, and the other broils his wife alive under forty sun lamps.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-8. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

Script revisions by Craig Delich.

The Bribe! (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
You'll be jolted out of your seats by the solid impact of this gripping narrative!
Genre
crime
Characters
Captain Donaldson; Jean Wilson (Frank's daughter); Ted (Jean's fiancee); Frank Wilson (villain, City Fire Inspector, death); Foster (villain, former City Fire Inspector); Nick Cusco (villain, Blue Swan Club owner)
Synopsis
A fire inspector commits suicide when a fire breaks out in a night club where he took a bribe to overlook code violations. He thinks his daughter was killed in the fire with the other patrons because of a photo taken of her earlier that evening, but what he doesn't know is that she and her fiancee have eloped and didn't stay for the show.
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Keywords
Blue Swan Club

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-8. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

Script revisions by Craig Delich.

The Mountain Jackal (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tajik Kabal, the lawless Afghan chieftan...
Genre
crime
Characters
Jenga Shah (a bhisti); Tajik Kabal (villain, Afghan chieftan, death)
Synopsis
For four unfettered years, Chieftan Tajik Kabal has sacked village after village, leaving behind the bodies of headless corpses, after which he planned to build a huge fortress in which to store his ill-gotten gain. Unfortunately for him, he chose the site for the fortress near the location of a British fort......a battled ensued and the chieftan was captured and thrown into a dungeon. But his plan to escape his confines meets with a "cutting" conclusion!
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Keywords
F Company; Fort Saint Patrick; Hurrum Hills

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

Shock Talk / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein ?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If we may be serious, this issue...
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Indexer Notes

The Editors present the facts to readers that, with over 500 comic titles appearing on newsstands each month, many companies wre losing lots of money, some folding up shop, others dropping titles. Readers were asked to keep up their support of their favorite EC titles, else the same fate would befall EC.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Frank Lee
Letters
typeset

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Infiltration (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Brace yourselves for the startling wind-up to this science-fiction yarn!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Phil Brady (Flying Saucer Bureau employee, death); Betty Curtiss (villain, a Martian, Shaw's private secretary); Colonel Wayne Shaw (villain, a Martian, Pentagon Flying Saucer Bureau employee)
Synopsis
This story postulates that a small government agency responsible for ferreting out Martian infiltrators is completely infested with Martian infiltrators except for a sole human whom they gun down.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-8. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

Script revisions by Craig Delich.

The Small Assassin! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Ray Bradbury (story); Al Feldstein (adaptation)
Pencils
George Evans
Inks
George Evans
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here is a tale of tension with sheer horror in its blood-curdling climax!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Alice (death); David (Alice's husband, death); Dr. Jeffers; David and Alice's unnamed baby (villain, eventual death)
Synopsis
A mother is paranoid that her newborn baby is attempting to kill her. She's right. And the doctor, who brought the child into the world, after finding her husband dead as well, decides to take care of matters......in his own way!
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-8. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

Based on the short story by Ray Bradbury that was first published in the November 1946 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shock SuspenStories
  2. 1. Beauty And The Beach!
    A Crime SuspenStory
  3. 2. The Bribe!
    A Shock SuspenStory
  4. 3. The Mountain Jackal
  5. 4. ["If we may be serious, this issue..."]
    Shock Talk
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. Infiltration
    A Science-Fiction SuspenStory
  8. 7. The Small Assassin!
    A Horror SuspenStory
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Bill Borre
  • Chris Boyko
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Devine
  • Chris Gomez
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Alan Hutchinson
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jason Sacks
  • Jim Stangas
  • Richard Thomson
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike White