(September-October 1954)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Al Feldstein

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

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

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
Graham Ingels
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host); Jeff Lorimer; Amy Lorimer (Jeff's wife, death); Mrs. Emerson; Penelope "Penny" Lorimer (death); Olga Lorimer (siamese twin, death); unnamed doctor
Synopsis
A father thinks he has twins, a beautiful girl and a deformed girl. When he shoots the hateful, vindictive monstrosity to free himself and his beautiful daughter from her presence, he realizes that his wife had given birth to a Siamese infant with two heads joined at the back of the skull and hidden the secret from him.
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Indexer Notes

Story takes place in September, 1886.

Game Washed Out! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Vault of Horror! / comic story / 7 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 Vault-Keeper (host); Priscilla Talbot (John's wife, death, returns from the dead); Becky Ames; Calvin Ames (Becky's husband); Percy Blair; John Talbot (villain, death)
Synopsis
A man in a Puritan colony kills his wife and dumps her body with a weight attached into a pond in order to solicit another man's wife to run away with him. He is caught kissing her and so is sentenced to three dunkings in the pond, where on the third dunk, the dead wife loops the coil of rope over him and pulls him off the chair while he drowns.
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Indexer Notes

The visages of the Vault-Keeper on pages 1 and 7 are photostats by Johnny Craig from the story, "Werewolf Concerto".

Easy Dough (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

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A Special Editorial (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

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Indexer Notes

Request for fans to write the Senate Subcommitte on Juvenile Delinquency.

Silent Treatment (Table of Contents: 5)

The Old Witch's Grim Fairy Tale! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis
In this grim fairy tale a remorseful king demands silence after his boisterous merry-making prevents him from hearing his daughter's shouts for help leading to her death. Eventually his demands on the peasants get so absurd he orders them to stop breathing because of the racket he claims to hear they make. They revolt, and one of them sews a sensitive metronome into the king's body that goes off with the slightest disturbance, and when the still-lying king brushes away an insect, the sound so bothers him he throws himself off a cliff.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Swamped (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Jack Oleck ?
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
This story is told by a shack in the swamp whose occupant is an idiot cannibal. He disposes of his victims beneath the rotting supports of the shack and eventually it collapses bringing him down into the bog to join his victims.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Haunt of Fear
  2. 1. About Face
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  3. 2. Game Washed Out!
    The Vault of Horror!
  4. 3. Easy Dough
  5. 4. A Special Editorial
  6. 5. Silent Treatment
    The Old Witch's Grim Fairy Tale!
  7. 6. Swamped
    The Crypt of Terror
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