(February-March 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 Vault-Keeper (inset); The Old Witch (inset)
Reprints:

Food for Thought (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
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Eric (Marta's lover, animal trainer, death); Marta (Carl's wife, circus mind reader); Carl (villain, Marta's husband, thought projector, death); a ghoul (villain)
Synopsis:
A woman plots to run away with the circus animal trainer because her husband, even though he can project his thoughts to her which they use as their act, does not love her. The husband tumbles to the plot and forces the animal trainer at gunpoint into the lion's cage where he is torn apart. The wife suspects him but has no proof and so when the husband is accidentally paralyzed when a beam lands upon him while the circus packs up, she ignores his thoughts for help and coldly advises them not to embalm him so that he is buried alive.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Pearly to Dead (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:
George Evans [as G. Evans] (signed)
Inks:
George Evans [as G. Evans] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
Two navy divers discover a pearl bed while placing demo charges and make plans to go back for them after the war ends. One gets greedy and murders the other one whose corpse then surprises him while he is attempting to acquire the pearls.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Choice! (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Prairie Schooner (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils:
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Inks:
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
A story about a madman who converts a house into a ship in the middle of a prairie.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Half-Baked! (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:
A man who enjoys tormenting lobster ends up in a car crash where the steering column disembowels him and the flames that erupt broil him alive.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Food for Thought
    The Crypt of Terror
  3. 2. Pearly to Dead
    The Vault of Horror!
  4. 3. Choice!
  5. 4. Prairie Schooner
  6. 5. Half-Baked!
    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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