(October-November 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
Albert B. Feldstein

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crime SuspenStories / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
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Keywords
knives; purses

Are You a Red Dupe? (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lyle Stuart; Bill Gaines
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; satire-parody
Characters
Melvin Blizunken
Synopsis
This editorial illustrated page purports that the Communists are the ones trying to destroy the comic magazine industry, citing the Soviet "Daily Worker" newspaper and Dr. Frederick Wertham.
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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Tongue in cheek editorial parody in an attempt to link efforts to destroy comics to Communists.

Writer credits from Lyle Stuart himself, during an interview by Bill Spicer in Squa Tront (Fantagraphics, 2002 series) #12 (2007); and from Grant Geissman's book, Tales of Terror!: The EC Companion (Fantagraphics, 2000 series), who lists the writer as Bill Gaines; as well as Frank Jacobs' The MAD World of William M. Gaines (Carol Publishing Group, 1973 series) notes that Gaines worked with Stuart on the piece. Original indexer credited Albert B. Feldstein

Three for the Money (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

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Dog Food (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
crime
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion. Previous indexer had Al Feldstein.

Prize Catch (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

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Key Chain (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Mrs. Hodges; Roy (hotel desk clerk); Mr. Unger [as John Miller] (villain);
Synopsis
John Miller was looking for a patsy to be able to take advantage of for larcenous purposes and succeeded, he thought, when he met the wealthy Mrs. Hodges, who said she had a fabulous diamond collection, which he desired. But first he would have to obtain a master key to her place, which he arranged cleverly to do. However, things didn't quite work out the way he wished.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Messages in a Bottle: Comic Book Stories by B. Krigstein (Fantagraphics, 2013 series).

Layout credit from "Master Race and Other Stories" (March 2018). Added by Craig Delich.

The Squealer (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Jack Oleck ?
Pencils
George Evans [as Geo. Evans] (signed)
Inks
George Evans [as Geo. Evans] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Cora Zimmer (Ed's wife); Jerry Zimmer (Ed's son, death); (Lieutenant Ed Zimmer (villain, Police detective); Sergeant Bert Bronson (villain, Police detective); Waxy (villain, robber, safe cracker); Hurley (villain)
Synopsis
A couple of crafty Police detectives devise a scheme where they arrest a suspect, beat him up until he signs a confession which they use to blackmail the criminal.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion. Previous indexer had Al Feldstein.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  2. 1. Are You a Red Dupe?
  3. 2. Three for the Money
    Crime SuspenStories
  4. 3. Dog Food
    Crime SuspenStories
  5. 4. Prize Catch
  6. 5. Key Chain
    Crime SuspenStories
  7. 6. The Squealer
    Crime SuspenStories
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