(May-June 1953)

EC, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1952-12-26
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

Air Force issue.
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)

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

Genre
war
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This issue, number twelve of Frontline Combat, is devoted to the United States Air Force.
Genre
war
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustrated frontispiece.

F-94! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Air Force at home!
Genre
war
Characters
unnamed aircraft observer
Synopsis
A young aircraft observer detects the sound of a multi-engine aircraft approaching a large east coast manufacturing center at low altitude, and contacts the authorities. F-94 jet interceptors are scrambled to deal with this perceived threat.
Reprints
Keywords
F-94

F-86 Sabre Jet! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Alex Toth (signed as Alexander Toth)
Inks
Alex Toth (signed as Alexander Toth)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Air Force in Korea!
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
unnamed U.S. F-86 Captain; North Koreans (villains, some die)
Synopsis
F-86 pilots on patrol get an SOS from one of their planes that needs to be located because it is running low on fuel. They locate the plane but run into MIG fighters in the process.
Reprints
Keywords
F-86; Korean War; MIG

Rocket Flight (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Genre
military
Reprints

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

Front Lines / letters page / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jack Joratoric, Flynn Warren, W.D. Reeves, Jr., Charles Berry, Jr., Johnny Duncan.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

statement of ownership / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Frank Lee
Letters
typeset

B-26 Invader! (Table of Contents: 7)

Frontline Combat / comic story / 6 pages (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
The Air Force in Korea!
Genre
war
Characters
B-26 crew; North Koreans (villains, some die)
Synopsis
The story of a B-29 crew making preparations and flying a bombing mission to the front during the Korean War and the eventual destruction of many ammunition vehicles in an enemy convoy is told.
Reprints
Keywords
B-26; Korean War

H-5! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed as Wood)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed as Wood)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda (except for text box in panel 1, page 2)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Air Force in Korea!
Genre
war
Characters
Downed F-80 pilot (unnamed Lieutenant); North Korean soldiers (villains, some die)
Synopsis
The story is told of the heroics of rescue helicopters during the Korean War and the value their crews placed on a man's life.
Reprints
Keywords
F-80; Korean War

Indexer Notes

The text box on page 2, panel 1, is not by Oda. Harvey Kurtzman did not know who added that or when (he told John Benson in an interview).

Readers! The U.S. Air Force Needs Your Help! (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
military
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Plug for Ground Observer Corps.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Frontline Combat
  2. 1. ["This issue, number twelve of Frontline Combat, is devoted to the United States Air Force."]
  3. 2. F-94!
    Frontline Combat
  4. 3. F-86 Sabre Jet!
    Frontline Combat
  5. 4. Rocket Flight
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Front Lines
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. B-26 Invader!
    Frontline Combat
  9. 8. H-5!
    Frontline Combat
  10. 9. Readers! The U.S. Air Force Needs Your Help!
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Chris Boyko
  • Pat Conolly
  • Craig Delich
  • Phil Hart
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Alan Hutchinson
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jason Sacks
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore