(May-June 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
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Inks
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset); The Crypt-Keeper (inset)
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The New Arrival (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
Graham Ingels
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis
This story is told by a mansion. The occupant is a lunatic old woman who lost her mind when her husband was killed in WWI and kept her new born infant uneducated and in shackles for 40 years. But this night, her 'baby' is dying, and a luckless traveler is clubbed into unconscious and when he awakens, finds that he has become the new 'baby.'
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Indisposed! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A man uses his new garbage disposal to eliminate the remains of his wife's body, but his plumber friend who installed it doesn't have experience and connects it to the water intake, so when one of the man's friends tries to get a glass of water his wife's gory remains come oozing out.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Way to Die! (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

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Out Cold (Table of Contents: 5)

Haunt of Fear / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis
The old witch tells us a story with two endings. The first ending relates what would have happened to the protagonist if he had pursued a relationship with a new office girl who turns out to be a ghoul using human meat to feed her mother's cats, but the old witch tells us that's not what actually happened. What actually happened was he was so taken with her beauty he mistakenly tumbled out of an open window 20 stories to a very easy death while being cursed for his stupidity by the girl.
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The Light In His Life! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A man snowbound in an Alaskan cabin makes his obese wife into candles and oil for him to read by.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Haunt of Fear
  2. 1. The New Arrival
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  3. 2. Indisposed!
    The Vault of Horror!
  4. 3. Way to Die!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Old Witch's Niche
  6. 5. Out Cold
    Haunt of Fear
  7. 6. The Light In His Life!
    The Crypt of Terror
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Chris Boyko
  • Bill Borre
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Rivard