(June-July 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)

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)
Reprints:

George Evans (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

EC Artist of the Month

Fare Tonight, Followed By Increasing Clottyness... (Table of Contents: 2)

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); un-named newsstand operator; Dr. Eggbert Muller (mythologist, death); un-named taxi driver (villain, a vampire)
Synopsis:
A cab driver has a dream that he is pursued by a Dr. Mueller into a basement filled with vampire-occupied caskets. When he wakes, and Dr. Mueller actually shows up at his cab, he recognizes the dream as a subconscious warning the doctor may be dangerous to him so he takes the doctor to the basement he dreamed of and then drains his blood. Afterwards, the vampire cabbie returns to the earthen sod in his trunk to pass the coming day.
Reprints:

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.

Curiosity Killed... (Table of Contents: 3)

The Vault of Horror! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils:
George Evans
Inks:
George Evans
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
A woman is convinced that her friend down the hall has been murdered by her husband and that he is disposing of her remains bit by bit via carrier pigeon to a local kennel. It turns out that her husband is in on the deal too, and he comes for her sooner than he anticipated since she has found out.
Reprints:

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.

Tight Squeeze (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

How Green Was My Alley (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
A bigamist is decapitated by his two athletic wives when they find they've been deceived. The golfer putts with his eyes and the bowler uses his severed head.
Reprints:

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 Handler (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
Ray Bradbury (original); Al 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); Mr. Rodgers (druggist); Mr. Stuyvesant (a contractor); Mr. Flinger (delicatessen man); various corpses [Mr. Smith; Mr. Andrews; Mrs. Walters; Miss Brown; Mrs. Shellmund; Mr. Wren (a racist); Edmund Worth; three unnamed gossips; unnamed lawyer; rest unnamed]; Merriwell Blythe (death); Mr. Benedict (villain, mortician, death)
Synopsis:
A mortician avenges himself against perceived slights upon the closed-casket victims of his parlor by violating their bodies until a corpse who isn't quite dead yet overhears his gruesome doings and begs the dead to rise from their graves and stop this horrid man. This they do, and bury parts of Mr. Benedict under a dozen gravestones.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Star (newspaper); Daily Star newspaper

Indexer Notes

Colorist and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. George Evans
  3. 2. Fare Tonight, Followed By Increasing Clottyness...
    The Crypt of Terror
  4. 3. Curiosity Killed...
    The Vault of Horror!
  5. 4. Tight Squeeze
  6. 5. How Green Was My Alley
  7. 6. The Handler
    The Witch's Cauldron!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
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  • Jim Stangas
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