(February-March 1954)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crime SuspenStories / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
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Keywords
burial; graves; shovels

Mother's Day (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Reed Crandall (signed)
Inks
Reed Crandall (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Donna Kingsley; Mr. Kingsley (Donna's husband); Fred Kingsley (Donna's son, death); Harold Kingsley (villain, Fred's brother, death)
Synopsis
Brothers Fred and Harold grew up with Harold given the best of everything, and Fred began to hate his brother. One day, Fred discovered that Harold had committed a theft and decided to take the rap for his brother and went to jail. Meanwhile, their mother, Donna, discovered that Harold had a gun and threatened to call the police. Harold struck her, paralyzing her from the neck down. After Harold was killed by the police, Fred was released from jail and returned to his mother to tell her the truth about Harold. When she didn't react, Fred killed himself.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credits added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

Script revisions by Craig Delich.

In the Groove (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Rita Green (Garry's wife, death); Valeria Simms (Garry's love interest); Nick Saunders (radio engineer); Garry Green (villain, radio announcer)
Synopsis
A small-time radio announcer devises a plot to kill his wife, while he was broadcasting at the radio station. But he does not foresee a snag in those plans with the pre-recorded record he made and was playing over the airwaves.
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

On Schedule! (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Sam (villain); Benny (villain); Lew (villain); The Brain (villain)
Synopsis
The Brain planned a robbery of the Second National Bank to be carried out by three thugs. The robbery went like clockwork and the three took the money on and went on the lam to hide out in the hills for four days. They planted dynamite in their getaway car that would destroy any evidence, while each of them toted certain provisions they would need to survive the four day. Unfortunately, the Brain failed to select one of them to carry the money, and the explosion blew up the money in the car.
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Understudies! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Myrtle Donaldson (Jim's wife, death); Mr. Williams (Gail's husband); Jim Donaldson (villain); Gail Williams (villain)
Synopsis
Gail and Jim are unhappily married to their respective spouses, but, in fact, love one another. They decide on a daring plan to kill their mates and dissolve their bodies in quicklime to leave no trace. Further, they have separate photos taken of themselves together in disguise to fool any suspicious person that might smell a rat. But both soon discovered that the other was quickly becoming like their deceased mates and aim to do something about it.
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

The last panel suggests that Gail and Jim kill each other.

Blood Brothers (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Fred Richards (Alex's brother, death); Alex Richards (villain, death)
Synopsis
Alex arrives unannounced at the beach house of his brother who invites him to stick around and stay with him. Alex's intent is to kill his brother after putting into place a whole series of alibis. Unfortunately, blood-stained from the deed, Alex decides to take a dip in the ocean to wash his brother's blood off, not knowing the water was infested with sharks!
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  2. 1. Mother's Day
    Crime SuspenStories
  3. 2. In the Groove
    Crime SuspenStories
  4. 3. On Schedule!
  5. 4. Understudies!
    Crime SuspenStories
  6. 5. Blood Brothers
    Crime SuspenStories
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bill Devine
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Rivard
  • Lou Mazzella