(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.
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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.

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.
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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.

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.
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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:
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  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
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  • Jim Stangas
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