(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.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
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.

Editing
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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
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bill Devine
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mazzella