(October-November 1953)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1953-06-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
L. L. Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Albert B. Feldstein
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, January-June 1953, page 42, registration number B421676.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crime SuspenStories / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Feldstein [as Feldstein] (signed)
Inks
Al Feldstein [as Feldstein] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
drowning

The Killer (Table of Contents: 1)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Reed Crandall (signed)
Inks
Reed Crandall (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Jonathan (a hangman); Elsie (Jonathan's wife); Jonathan's father (in flashback)
Synopsis
Jonathan worked hard at his work, never wanting to follow in the footsteps of his father. Then he met Elsie, whom he intended to marry after he had established himself. However, because Jonathan's father was not a member of a guild, Jonathan was denied his opportunity to make a living, and reluctantly accepted doing his father's line of work. On the side, Jonathan practiced his own trade, which kept him away from home for days at a time. One day, he returned home to find that his wife had been fooling around with another man and had killed him. Now, Jonathan must ply his own trade: on Elsie!
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Indexer Notes

Script revision from Crandall to Kurtzman per The Fantagraphics EC Artists' Library #[15] - The High Cost of Dying and Other Stories.

Wined-Up! (Table of Contents: 2)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (plot); Albert B. Feldstein (plot, script)
Pencils
George Evans (signed)
Inks
George Evans (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Charles Ashland; the Petersons (neighbors of the Ashlands); Laura Ashland (villain, Charle's wife)
Synopsis
Charles, in a wheelchair since an auto accident, learns that the accident was no accident at all, and that his wife Laura wanted to kill him because she was sick and tired of living with him. She now informs him that is going to try again by wheeling him out on a pier, attaching a wire to it so that she can pull the chair into the lake as she goes swimming. But she is in for a great surprise!
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Indexer Notes

Some of the story is told in flashback.

Rendezvous! (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Letters
Typeset

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Murder May Boomerang (Table of Contents: 4)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Johnny Craig
Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
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About Phase (Table of Contents: 5)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
George Evans (signed)
Inks
George Evans
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  2. 1. The Killer
    Crime SuspenStories
  3. 2. Wined-Up!
    Crime SuspenStories
  4. 3. Rendezvous!
  5. 4. Murder May Boomerang
    Crime SuspenStories
  6. 5. About Phase
    Crime SuspenStories
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bill Devine
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Dan Kocher
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Rivard
  • Lou Mazzella