(July-August 1953)

EC, 1951 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
William M. Gaines
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Alone in space with fifty frozen dolls...
Genre
science fiction
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The Loathsome! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 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
science fiction
Synopsis
A doctor sends a deformed mutant child that was the product of her father's exposure to atomic radiation to be brought up in an orphanage. The women of the orphanage dislike her because she displays poor behavior. One day the younger nurse comments to the older one that the girl is behaving herself recently and the older nurse recalls that all children receive a birthday party at ten years old and the girl must figure she is going to get one. The young woman asks if she is going to give the child one and the older woman states that it wouldn't be right to expect the other children to attend, so they'll just skip it in the mutant girl's case. They discover that the girl was spying on them and when she returns to her room she smashes the mirror. She's punished, and that evening the younger nurse sees the girl on the grounds stuffing notes into tree hollows. She assumes that she must be up to no good and informs the older woman. The following evening they confront the child demanding the note and the girl flees from them. She climbs up a tree branch overhanging the orphanage's spiked wall and loses her grip. As the note slips from the hand of the dying impaled child, the older woman picks it up. It says "To whoever finds this note - I love you."
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Indexer Notes

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

Surprise Package (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Leonard Hill (mention only); robotic Leonard Hill (death); Martha (villain, death)
Synopsis
Martha was very suspicious of Leonard. Although she planned to kill him, she had this eerie feeling that something was different about him and she wondered if there were two of him. Soon she discovers that she was partially right; there were six of him!
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Progress (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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The Reformers (Table of Contents: 4)

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
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

50 Girls 50 (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Al Williamson (signed)
Inks
Al Williamson; Frank Frazetta; Roy Krenkel
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
un-named General; Sid (death); Laura Masters (death); Wendy (villain)
Synopsis
Fifty men and fifty women are chosen to make a 100-year journey to a far-off solar system in order to inhabit it and continue the population process well into the future. Each volunteer would be quick-frozen so that they could be thawed out at the end of the journey and ready for their job, which is a process that could only be performed once. But one of the men, Sid, sees an opportunity of being able to enjoy one woman per year while on the trip.....unfortunately, his intended has different plans!
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Indexer Notes

Krenkel inker credit added by Craig Delich 2013-9-21.

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. ["Alone in space with fifty frozen dolls..."]
  2. 1. The Loathsome!
  3. 2. Surprise Package
  4. 3. Progress
  5. 4. The Reformers
  6. 5. 50 Girls 50
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