(March-April 1953)

EC, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1952-11-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Tiny Tot Comics Inc.
Publisher's Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Harvey Kurtzman (credited) (editor); Bill Gaines (credited as William M. Gaines) (managing editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date is publication date in Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1952 Periodicals, page 97.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Frontline Combat / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed as JACK DAVIS)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed as JACK DAVIS)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dizzy One Four! I've got a fix on an enemy machine gun! Do you see it? Over!
Genre
aviation; war
Reprints
Keywords
aircraft cockpits; Cessna O-1 Bird Dog; Korean War; pilots; radios; United States Army

Bird-Dogs! (Table of Contents: 1)

Frontline Combat / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin (signed as Severin)
Inks
Bill Elder (signed as Elder)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
unnamed Army aviation pilot; unnamed Army aviation captain; Chinese soldiers (villains, many die)
Synopsis
The major briefs his troops concerning the plight of the 5th Regiment which is under heavy bombardment which must be neutralized.
Reprints
Keywords
5th Regiment; Army Aviation; Cessnas

Rough Riders! (Table of Contents: 2)

Frontline Combat / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Ric Estrada (signed)
Inks
Ric Estrada (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
historical; war
Characters
Theodore Roosevelt (cameo); the Rough Riders [Captain Bucky O'Neill (death); unnamed soldier/narrator (death); others unnamed] (some die); the Spaniards (villains, many die)
Synopsis
Mortally wounded and lying on the ground watching the terrible fate awaiting him (being eaten alive by land crabs), a soldier recounts the horrors of the war on the island of Cuba.
Reprints
Keywords
El Poso; Kettle Hill; San Juan; Spanish-American War

Indexer Notes

Some of the story is told in flashback.

Afghan Border (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
unnamed London Daily Press editor (narrator); Sergeant Patrick Tubridy (Irish F Company soldier); Private Philip Belbin (Anglo-Indian soldier); Punda Rahbah (Gurkha soldier)
Synopsis
The editor of the London Daily Press ventures to the Hurrum Hills along the Afghan border to meet with Tubridy in his quarters to ask delicate questions regarding unguarded talk of a deserter in F Company, something that was rare in the colonial service. Tubridy spoke of a Private Belbin and his friend Punda, and a mission Belbin volunteered for: to locate and stop a lone "avenger of blood", who hacked people to death with his Afghan sword. Tubridy later took a company of men out and found the lone avenger dead and only Belbin's binoculars laying next to him.
Reprints
Keywords
Afghanistan; F Company; Gurkha soldiers; Hurrum Hills; kukri (sword); London Daily Press

Lufbery! (Table of Contents: 4)

Frontline Combat / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
George Evans (signed as G. Evans)
Inks
George Evans (signed as G. Evans)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Raoul Lufbery (pilot, death); German Army (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Raoul Lufbery recites the stories of his aerial combat missions against the Germans, but he often wondered aloud what he would do if his plane were afire. When a German pilot challenges Lufbery to aerial combat, Lufbery will soon find out.
Reprints
Keywords
Albatros (aircraft); Nieuport (aircraft); World War I

Sailor! (Table of Contents: 5)

Frontline Combat / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Characters
Martinez (U.S. Marine); Doc (U.S. sailor, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class); North Koreans (villains)
Synopsis
Several Marines are sitting around talking about how they can't wait to get back to rest camp and brew up a bunch of saki when a 75mm shell explodes near them, and Doc has to go to work on his injured buddies. Wrapping that up, yet another shell hits and Doc is wounded, but continues to give first aid, even to the enemy.
Reprints
Keywords
Corsair; Korean War; Operation Killer
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Dizzy One Four! I've got a fix on an enemy machine gun! Do you see it? Over!"]
    Frontline Combat
  2. 1. Bird-Dogs!
    Frontline Combat
  3. 2. Rough Riders!
    Frontline Combat
  4. 3. Afghan Border
  5. 4. Lufbery!
    Frontline Combat
  6. 5. Sailor!
    Frontline Combat
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Boris Ammerlaan
  • Pat Conolly
  • Craig Delich
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Alan Hutchinson
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jason Sacks
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore