(October 1953)

EC, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1953-06-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Tiny Tot Comics Inc.
Publisher's Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Harvey Kurtzman (editor); Bill Gaines (credited as William M. Gaines) (managing editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1953 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Frontline Combat / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wally Wood (signed as Wood)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed as Wood)
Colors
Marie Severin

Genre
aviation; historical; war
Reprints
Keywords
Grumman SA-16 Albatross; inflatable life rafts; Korean War; North American F-86 Sabre; pilots; United States Air Force

Albatross! (Table of Contents: 1)

Frontline Combat / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed as Wood)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed as Wood)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Airplane story!
Genre
war
Characters
Danklefs (crew members); Sergeant Gaeta
Synopsis
Danklef is of the opinion that the Grumman SA-16 (Albatross) is a plane, not a boat, and while preparing for a bombing run, the radio blares the news of another plane being shot down. They head out to rescue the pilot and, after saving the man, the seaplane encounters very rough waters. By quick thing, the plane rides out the rough waves until measures are taken to get the craft out of the water and into the air.
Reprints
Keywords
Grumman SA-16 seaplane

Bonhomme Richard! (Table of Contents: 2)

Frontline Combat / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
John Paul Jones!
Genre
history; war
Characters
unnamed dead sailor (narrator); Captain John Paul Jones; Mr. Stacey (American sailor); The British (villains, some die)
Synopsis
The battle between the Seapis and Bonhomme Richard in 1779 is recounted by a dead American sailor.....a battle won by the Americans, but resulting in 90% casualties on both sides.
Reprints
Keywords
American Revolution; Bonhomme Richard; Serapis

Abduction (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In my previous 'Chronicles of F Company'...
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Front Lines / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from James Conner, Alan Strong, Tex Goeb, Norman Conn, Hugh Wilhite, Dick Johnson, Bob Sandusky.

Immelman! (Table of Contents: 5)

Frontline Combat / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
George Evans (signed)
Inks
George Evans (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear reader!
Genre
non-fiction; aviation; war
Characters
The French Airforce (some die); Max Immelman (villain, German pilot, death); Rethel (Immelman's wife, mention only)
Synopsis
Max Immelman, creator of the evasive air tactic called "The Immelman Turn", wins victory after victory, amassing award after award until one day, due to his aircraft's machine guns not working properly, shoots himself down!
Reprints
Keywords
Caudron (aircraft); Fokker (aircraft); World War I

Indexer Notes

Most of the story is told in flashback through letters Immelman wrote to his wife from battles he fought in from 1915-1916.

Whupped! (Table of Contents: 6)

Frontline Combat / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Davis (signed)
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He wuz a young buck...
Genre
war
Characters
Northern Army forces (many die); Southern Sergeant; young Rebel (death); other Southern Army forces (many die)
Synopsis
A young soldier runs up to the Sergeant of the Army of the Mississippi, real anxious like to join up because his Ma said he could. The next day they engaged the Union Army is a bloodbath and the young boy, somewhat eager to fight and whip those blue bellies, in the end gets a bayonet in the stomach and passes away in the arms of the Sergeant.
Reprints
Keywords
American Civil War; The Army of the Mississippi
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Frontline Combat
  2. 1. Albatross!
    Frontline Combat
  3. 2. Bonhomme Richard!
    Frontline Combat
  4. 3. Abduction
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Front Lines
  6. 5. Immelman!
    Frontline Combat
  7. 6. Whupped!
    Frontline Combat
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Boris Ammerlaan
  • Steve Coates
  • Craig Delich
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Alan Hutchinson
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jason Sacks
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore