(June-July 1954)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1954
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
L. L. Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing:
Al Feldstein
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crime SuspenStories / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Evans [as G. Evans] (signed)
Inks:
George Evans [as G. Evans] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Reprints:
Keywords:
rowboats; strangulation; swimsuits

This'll Kill You! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Reed Crandall [as R. Crandall] (signed)
Inks:
Reed Crandall [as R. Crandall] (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Pete Collins (lab scientist); Carl Prather (lab scientist); Joe Endersby (lab scientist, Victor's best friend, death); unnamed police Desk Sergeant; unnamed police clerk; Victor Gattling (villain, lab scientist)
Synopsis:
The police are stunned when Victor Gattling brings in the dead body of his best friend and then claims that he, Victor, has been killed by his best friend!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Virus Y-44-Gamma

Indexer Notes

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

Based on the story by Russell Rouse and Clarence Greene for the 1950 film "D.O.A.", directed by Rudolph Mate, in which Edmund O'Brien portrays accountant Frank Bigelow, who ingests a deadly poison and must track down his killer before his inevitable death.

Standing Room Only (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Cynthia Otis [nee Cynthia Dunn] (Carl's sister, Peter's wife, death); Peter Otis (Cynthia's husband, death); two un-named state troopers; un-named police lieutenant; George L. Berry (Peter's lawyer); Carl Dunn [aka Mrs. Cynthia Otis] (villain, a clerk, Cynthia's brother)
Synopsis:
Siblings Carl and Cynthia spent their early years cross-dressing in order to have laughs on their friends but fall out of favor with each other. Some time later, Carl sees that his sister has married into money, so he murders his sister and her husband and then disguises himself as her in order to have access to those funds as beneficiary. Unfortunately, Carl makes a bone-headed mistake while "dating" Peter's lawyer.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Real Thing (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Marie Severin
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Simon Goober (President of Last Laugh Novelty Company); Goober's un-named assistant; two un-named crooks (villains)
Synopsis:
Two disguised crooks enter the offices of President Simon Goober and demand all his cash. When he opens the safe, the crooks pull out stage money. Furious, they demand that Goober write them a check, made out to cash, for all but $100 in the account, and, as a final insult, demand the five cigars Goober has in his pocket. After they have left, Goober and his assistant share a laugh as the check was filled out with invisible ink... and the cigars were explosive ones!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit added by Craig Delich.

Return Blow (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Reed Crandall [as R. Crandall] (signed)
Inks:
Reed Crandall [as R. Crandall] (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Miss Henrietta Sanford (rich old lady, death); Martin Schuman (Sanford's attorney); Alma (villain, Luke's wife, death); Luke (villain, milk delivery man, death)
Synopsis:
Alma and Luke decide to butter up Alma's boss lady at the fabulous Sanford Manion in order to get Alma listed in the old lady's will as beneficiary for a cool $250,000. But waiting for her to die got onto Luke's nerves, so he decided to hurry the process up a little. But his plan literally blows up in his and Alma's face.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

Last Resort (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
George Evans
Inks:
George Evans
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Mona Wheeler (Jerry's wife, death); Sheriff Coles; Jane Yarboro (villain, waitress, Jerry's lover); Jerry Wheeler (villain)
Synopsis:
Jerry hated Mona, hated her for being controlled by her money, so he seeks out a diversion in young and beautiful Jane, a waitress in town. Jerry kills Mona and dumps her into a lake at night, which eventually trips him up because he had dumped her body into crystal clear Silver Springs!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Silver Springs (Florida)

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  2. 1. This'll Kill You!
    Crime SuspenStories
  3. 2. Standing Room Only
    Crime SuspenStories
  4. 3. The Real Thing
  5. 4. Return Blow
    Crime SuspenStories
  6. 5. Last Resort
    Crime SuspenStories
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
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