(February-March 1953)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
William M. Gaines
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (inset); The Old Witch (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset); Jack the Ripper
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Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host); un-named scientist (death); Nancy Stone (Arthur's wife, death); Arthur Stone (villain, death, re-incarnated into a creature, 2nd death)
Synopsis
A first person narrative where a man fashions a monster together out of artificial parts ala Frankenstein and transfers your brain into it. You stumble into a carnival's hall of mirrors and are killed by the sight of your own multiple ghastly images.
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Keywords
Maro's Wax Museum

Indexer Notes

Script credit from "Tales of Terror! - The EC Companion" by Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman.

Oil's Well That Ends Well! (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
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
Two swindlers run a racket where they visit a small town and convince them there is oil present and get them to issue stock in order to come up with the check to begin drilling. One of them fakes his death and is buried in order to hide the money and default. Unfortunately for him, the other is a smoker and when he digs up his casket, it turns out there really is oil in the cemetery dirt. This oil has collected in the casket, and when the startled smoker lifts the casket lid he drops the cigarette into it which causes an explosion.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from "Tales of Terror! - The EC Companion" by Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman.

Love Story (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry De Fuccio
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Script credit from "Tales of Terror! - The EC Companion" by Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman.

Attacks of Horror! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Crypt-Keeper's Grim Fairy Tale! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
This grim fairy tale tells the story of king Moneymad's tax scheme. He taxes the people for everything he can think of, until they have no money left to pay their 'thumb' tax, and he begins having their thumbs cut off. The peasants revolt and cut out his stomach.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from "Tales of Terror! - The EC Companion" by Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman.

There Was an Old Woman! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Bradbury (original); Albert B. Feldstein (adaptation)
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); Emily (Tildy's housekeeper); Aunt Tildy (death); a group of morticians [Mr. Carrington (Mortuary President); others unnamed]
Synopsis
The employees of a mortuary are haunted by the spirit of an old woman who refuses to leave until they return her body to her.
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Indexer Notes

Colorist and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

The splash panel displays the last part of Bradbury's name.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall!
    The Crypt of Terror
  3. 2. Oil's Well That Ends Well!
    The Vault of Horror!
  4. 3. Love Story
  5. 4. Attacks of Horror!
    The Crypt-Keeper's Grim Fairy Tale!
  6. 5. There Was an Old Woman!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Jim Stangas
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