(December 1953-January 1954)

EC, 1950 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 Silver Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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:

Undertaking Palor (Table of Contents: 1)

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:
?
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Chubby; Pete; Billy; Percy Vandam, Jr.; Percy Vandam, Sr. (Percy's father, death); Averill Esprock (villain, undertaker, death); Mort Grudny (villain, druggist, death)
Synopsis:
Some boys peeping through an undertaker's basement window overhear a plot between the town druggist and undertaker to poison citizens to profit from their funeral costs. When Percy's father becomes a victim, they resolve to take matters into their own hands!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Grudny's Drug Store

Indexer Notes

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

The Craving Grave (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host); Cynthia (death)
Synopsis:
This story is told by a grave. It speaks of spending lonely years of being laughed at by the other graves, because they have children (corpses) while the narrator remains barren. Finally a casket is brought to the craving grave, but the body of Cynthia does not rest in peace. Her no-good nephew, who once robbed her, returns with his wife and begs forgiveness. Cynthia takes the two of them in, only to be murdered for her money.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Fire! (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

The Sleeping Beauty! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Crypt-Keeper's Grim Fairy Tale! / 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:
?
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
In this grim fairy tale, the REAL reason sleeping beauty spends all that time sleeping during the daytime hours turns out to be...aw, you guessed it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Shadow of Death (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils:
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Inks:
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis:
The shadow of a corner newspaper dealer detaches itself from his body one evening and seizes the shadow of an axe in order to assault an unscrupulous competitor who is attempting to ruin him. When they find the corpse of his victim, they are astounded that the corpse casts no shadow.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Undertaking Palor
    The Crypt of Terror
  3. 2. The Craving Grave
    The Vault of Horror
  4. 3. Fire!
  5. 4. The Sleeping Beauty!
    The Crypt-Keeper's Grim Fairy Tale!
  6. 5. Shadow of Death
    The Witch's Cauldron!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Jim Stangas
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