(April-May 1953)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
I. C. Publishing Co., Inc.
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)

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)
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By the Fright of the Silvery Moon! (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
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Alec Gedra (farmer, death); Peter Gedra (Alec's son); Sheriff Hudson; Herb (worker in Sheriff's office); Miss Purdley (librarian); Edward Gedra (villain, Alec's son, a werewolf, death)
Synopsis
After two men are found torn apart on the night of a full moon, the sheriff of a small American farm community seizes a man who has arrived from Hungary with his two sons and has him shot, believing him to be a werewolf. The son's know better and believe the Sheriff is the creature, so they make plans to trap and expose him for what he is.
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Indexer Notes

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

Midnight Mess! (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
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A man visits his sister in a small town where people get off the street and close up shop before sundown due to a recent spate of seventeen vampire killings, but scoffs at the idea as the work of a homicidal maniac as vampires don't exist. He is hungry since the restaurant he was in earlier closed down before he could order something to eat and so he goes for a walk after dinner. He comes upon the same restaurant that he was in earlier and it is open now. He enters the place to get something to eat, but ends up on the menu himself, for it serves as an after-hours eatery to the local vampires.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Rack (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.

Busted Marriage! (Table of Contents: 4)

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
A man has voodoo dolls made as wedding cake figures in order to get a wealthy woman to marry him. He meets a younger woman, and so to remarry, places his wife's doll under glass so that she suffocates from lack of air. He keeps both dolls until the second wedding as he plans to use them on the cake, but the wife figurine is rotting since it now resembles the woman lying in the grave. The man throws it away, and settles into bed with his new bride, but it gets out of the trash and hauls itself up to the shelf where his doll is kept to push it off, breaking it into a thousand piece, while in the bedroom the new bride screams in terror.
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Indexer Notes

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

This Wraps It Up! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Albert B. 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); Dr. Arnold Munson (archaeologist, death); Professor Thomas Steele (villain, archaeologist, death); Dr. Jerome Grabel (villain, archaeologist, death); mummy of Pharoah Ikah-Mu-Kahma (villain)
Synopsis
Three archeologists, one with a bad heart (Munson), uncover the tomb of the 5th Pharoah of Egypt with a large treasure. Two of them hatch a plot involving the Pharoah's mummy in order to get the other's heart to give out, because they know that he will insist on turning over the treasure to the museum. The third man does indeed drop dead from fright from the Pahroah's mummy, but the schemer pulls out a pistol and empties it into the mummy as he wishes to keep all the treasure for himself, but he can't understand why the mummy doesn't drop.
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Indexer Notes

Revised script credit by Craig Delich, formerly Albert B. Feldstein.

Colorist and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. By the Fright of the Silvery Moon!
    The Crypt of Terror
  3. 2. Midnight Mess!
    The Vault of Horror!
  4. 3. The Rack
  5. 4. Busted Marriage!
  6. 5. This Wraps It Up!
    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
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin