(March-April 1954)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fables Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Al Feldstein

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Haunt of Fear / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
Graham Ingels
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset); The Crypt-Keeper (inset)
Reprints

I Dreamed I Went to a Fraternity Smoker in My Panic Magazine! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes... (Table of Contents: 2)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder (story as well)
Pencils
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Inks
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host); Jake Watson (death, comes back as a blob monster); Bethy Watson (villain, Jake's wife, death); Clem Parker (villain, Bethy's lover, death)
Synopsis
A blob story that features a cuckolded moonshine-swilling mountain man as the vengeful blob creature that is created when his wife and her lover shove him into a still to drown and be dissolved with a bag of lye. In the end, both Bethy and her lover suffer death from Jake's revenge.
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...Only Sin Deep (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A heartless young woman pawns her beauty for 1000.00 to a shopkeeper she assumes is a crank. When she realizes that he has somehow caused her face to age rapidly she attempts to redeem the pawn ticket, but since he knows that she is now married to a wealthy man he demands 100000.00 for it. She knows she can't ask her husband for that much money out of the blue so she resolves to take her belongings and sell them and tell her husband they were stolen. He comes home early and assumes the old crone packing the furs is a thief so she kills him figuring there's plenty of other men to victimize. She forgets that the servants heard her voice when she entered the building and now the police are looking for her, so she can never redeem her pawn ticket if she wants to avoid being arrested for murder.
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Nest Egg (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Letters
Typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

You, Too, Can Meet New Friends! Join the E.C. Fan-Addict Club! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Old Witch's Niche / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Recap of suit against E.C. by Gilberton Publishing (Classics Illustrated), to prevent use of "Classics" in the title of "Three-Dimensional E.C. Classics".

The Secret (Table of Contents: 7)

The Old Witch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
George Evans (signed)
Inks
George Evans (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host); Theodore; Miss Heather; Miss Graves; Mrs. Colbert (death); Mr. Colbert (death)
Synopsis
A young boy is adopted by a couple who turn out to be vampires and only want to fatten him up to drain his blood. The surprise is on them, though, as he turns out to be a werewolf and tears them to shreds.
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Indexer Notes

Although hosted by The Old Witch, the story does not use "The Witch's Cauldron" title.

Head-Room! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A landlady falls for the Jekyll of a Jekyll-n-Hyde type, and when she discovers his closet of severed heads, she becomes his seventh victim.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Haunt of Fear
  2. 1. I Dreamed I Went to a Fraternity Smoker in My Panic Magazine!
  3. 2. Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes...
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  4. 3. ...Only Sin Deep
    The Vault of Horror!
  5. 4. Nest Egg
  6. 5. You, Too, Can Meet New Friends! Join the E.C. Fan-Addict Club!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Old Witch's Niche
  8. 7. The Secret
    The Old Witch
  9. 8. Head-Room!
    The Crypt of Terror
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