(June-July 1954)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
I. C. Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
William M. Gaines
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)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (inset); The Old Witch (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset)
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Concerto for Violin and Werewolf (Table of Contents: 1)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Sacha Barak (concert violinist, death); Marta (death); Rudolf; Vasile Iorga (villain, Sacha's violin teacher, a werewolf)
Synopsis
A violinist who has read "Midnight Mess" in Tales from the Crypt #35 suspects that the Transylvanian town he has come to visit his old teacher in has a werewolf infestation problem. However, his suspicions do not go deep enough, as he overlooks his teacher, who has replaced his sub-machine gun with a violin.
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Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Al Feldstein to Carl Wessler by Craig Delich 2013-4-17 per EC Artists' Library, Volume 4 "'Tain't the Meat...It's the Humanity" (2013).

By The Dawn's Early Light (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Jack Kamen [as J. Kamen] (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen [as J. Kamen] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A man who has just flown in into New York from Illinois ties up a man he suspects of being a vampire just before dawn and makes him lie in a coffin. When he doesn't fall asleep at dawn, he unties him, and the vampire leaps for his throat reminding him that Illinois is an hour behind New York and he forgot to reset his watch.
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Indexer Notes

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

On Ice (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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The Bath (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein; Jack Oleck ?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Senor Pedro Tobosa (silver mine owner); Juan Vendoza (Radul's brother, death); Radul's Parents (both die); Senor Pedro Tobosa (silver mine owner, death); Radul Vendoza (villain by revenge, Tabosa's servant)
Synopsis
A servant of the owner of a silver mine fills his bath with piranha after the mine owner unknowningly works the servant's younger brother to death and shoots his parents who were attempting to extract revenge. But his servant has an ideal revenge planned for his master.
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Indexer Notes

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

Feldstein script credit per Greg Sadowski in "Master Race and Other Stories" (2018).

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

Hoodwinked! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
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 woman commits suicide when her fiancee's younger brother gets drunk and rapes her. The older brother cuts his head off and uses it as the car ornament that the younger brother had asked him for.
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Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Concerto for Violin and Werewolf
    The Crypt of Terror
  3. 2. By The Dawn's Early Light
    The Vault of Horror!
  4. 3. On Ice
  5. 4. The Bath
  6. 5. Hoodwinked!
    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
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin