Panic #1
(February-March 1954)

EC, 1954 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale date
1953
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Tiny Tot Comics, Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Albert B. Feldstein
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Copyrighted 1953. First issue.
Banned in Massachusetts due to parody of "The Night Before Christmas". On December 18, 1953, under orders of the Massachusetts Governor's Council, state Attorney General George Fingold directed the state police to stop the distribution of Panic #1 and remove all copies from newsstands in greater Boston, which they did by December 21st. (Reported in the New York Times, 12/28/1953.)


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Panic / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Albert B. Feldstein (signed)
Inks
Albert B. Feldstein (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin ?

Genre
humor
Reprints

Pan-Mail (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Colors
Marie Severin?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover intro to Panic.

My Gun Is the Jury! (Table of Contents: 2)

Sex and Sadism Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of Spillane's "Mike Hammer."

This Is Your Strife (Table of Contents: 3)

Sloppy Sentimentalism Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of TV show "This is Your Life."

How to Face Life Without Going Off the Deep End (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of newspaper psychiatric help columns.

[The National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturers] (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody transcript of "speech" by President of National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturers.

Little Red Riding Hood (Table of Contents: 6)

Grim Fairy Tale Dept. / 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
humor; horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last panel is modified reprint of final Orlando panel from "This Is Your Strife".

The Night Before Christmas (Table of Contents: 7)

Poetry Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Clement Moore
Pencils
Bill Elder [as Bull Elder] (signed)
Inks
Bill Elder [as Bull Elder] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Jane Russell (actress, image only); Marilyn Monroe (actress, image only); The Old Witch (image only); St. Nick [also doing Al Jolson parody]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story is a parody of Moore's "The Night Before Christmas".

Last page is a splash featuring drawings of the EC staffers, featuring Bill Gaines, Nancy Siegel, Al Feldstein, Bill Elder, Al Williamson, George Evans, Joe Orlando, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, Reed Crandall, Bernie Krigstein, Marie Severin, Jack Davis, Graham Ingels, Johnny Craig, John Severin, and Jack Kamen.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Panic
  2. 1. Pan-Mail
  3. 2. My Gun Is the Jury!
    Sex and Sadism Dept.
  4. 3. This Is Your Strife
    Sloppy Sentimentalism Dept.
  5. 4. How to Face Life Without Going Off the Deep End
  6. 5. [The National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturers]
  7. 6. Little Red Riding Hood
    Grim Fairy Tale Dept.
  8. 7. The Night Before Christmas
    Poetry Dept.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Chad Wicker
  • Bill Devine
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Merlin Haas
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Rivard