(June-July 1953)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1953-03-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Tiny Tot Comics, Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Albert B. Feldstein
Color
color
Dimensions
standard golden age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, January-June 1953, page 140, registration number B403964.


[Carrion Death] (Table of Contents)

Shock SuspenStories / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Albert B. Feldstein [as Feldstein] (signed)
Inks
Albert B. Feldstein [as Feldstein] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
unnamed State Trooper; unnamed bank robber
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the inside story.

The October Game (Table of Contents: 1)

A Horror SuspenStory / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Bradbury; Al Feldstein (adaptation)
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Louise Wilder (Mitch's wife); Marion Wilder (Louise and Mitch's daughter, death); Helen; Mitch Wilder (villain)
Synopsis
A madman who hates his wife dismembers his daughter and passes around her body parts to children in a darkened cellar on Halloween.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-9. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

Came The Dawn! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Cathy Maxwell (death); Bob Ames; un-named criminally insane girl (villain)
Synopsis
A man thinks that the girl he has met in the woods may be a dangerous escaped lunatic because she matches the description, but his girlfriend ends up meeting a grim fate as the latest victim of the true escapee.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-9. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

Script revisions by Craig Delich.

Surgery! (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Doc Spender (unlicensed doctor); Bat Parker (villain); Danny (villain)
Synopsis
In a Police Hospital room, criminal Bat Parker, seriously wounded in a gunfight with the Police, needs a gangrene-laden leg amputated before he dies. The only way this quack would operate was if he were drunk. That was the easy part......the hard part was Bat discovering that the doc had cut off the wrong leg!
Reprints

Shock Talk (Table of Contents: 4)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Editors print a variety of letters from readers, many of which centered around the Ray Bradbury adaptation, "The Small Assassin" from issue #7.

The Meddlers! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Dr. Conrad Rivers (research chemist, death); Mr. Kearns (groery store owner, death); the widow Jones (death); Jed (death); Enos (death); Martha (death)
Synopsis
The folk of a small town attempt to drive away a doctor who is attempting to create life in a test tube. They smash his equipment while he suffers heart failure. His failed experiments combine in the sewer to create a blob-like living mass which devours the townsfolk.
Reprints
Keywords
Millville

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-9. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

Script revisions by Craig Delich.

Carrion Death! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Reed Crandall (signed)
Inks
Reed Crandall (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
unnamed State Trooper (death); unnamed bank robber (villain, death)
Synopsis
A man handcuffed to policeman is trying to make his way through the desert on foot. He realizes that he has to separate himself from the body but has nothing sharp to cut off the dead man's hand with. He decides to lie down and allow the vultures to strip the corpse, but when he regains consciousness the vultures have already started in on him as well.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Russ Cochran and added by Craig Delich 2013-12-9. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

Script revisions by Craig Delich.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Carrion Death]
    Shock SuspenStories
  2. 1. The October Game
    A Horror SuspenStory
  3. 2. Came The Dawn!
  4. 3. Surgery!
  5. 4. Shock Talk
  6. 5. The Meddlers!
  7. 6. Carrion Death!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bill Devine
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Rivard