(November-December 1954)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fables Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Al Feldstein
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

Last issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
Graham Ingels
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Notice of cancellation of New Trend titles.
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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Prude (Table of Contents: 2)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 7 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)
Synopsis
A man in an adulterous relationship deals with the guilt of his mistresses' suicide by campaigning against all forms of public affection until he finally has a law passed requiring separate cemeteries for men and women. The good women will not stand for this however, and they unbury themselves during the night to rebury themselves next to their mates. At first he doesn't believe the gravedigger when he relates what is happening so he stays in the cemetery at night and observes them rise. His former mistress drags him back into her grave.
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Numbskull (Table of Contents: 3)

The Vault of Horror! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed); Johnny Craig (Vault Keeper illustration in masthead)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed); Johnny Craig (Vault Keeper illustration in masthead)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host); vindictive hunter (villain, death)
Synopsis
This story is told by the skull of a sadistic animal trapper in Africa who traps animals only in order to inflict pain on them before he kills them, all to seek revenge for a cheating business partner, cheating wife, his brother and his father. One day he falls victim to one of his own pit traps and as various sorts of animals gather round, the ants strip his flesh clean.
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Indexer Notes

Vault Keeper art credit by Craig Delich.

A Collector's E.C. Check-List (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Letters
Typeset

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Indexer Notes

List of Titles, issues numbers and dates of New Trend crime and horror titles.

Audition (Table of Contents: 5)

Haunt of Fear / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis
One girl so desperately wants to be in Phil Vitale's all-girl orchestra that she is willing to kill herself so he gives her a lethal injection that makes her into a zombie. She assumes that they are all zombies and she doesn't care because she still wants to be in the band, and in a way, she gets her wish as they turn out to be Phil Vitale's all-ghoul orchestra.
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500 Teeth (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

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A Work of Art! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A man is so unsatisfied with the commercial attitudes of his fellow morticians, including that of the son-in-law he fruitlessly tried to impart a sense of art, that he builds his own robot mortician to euthanize him and do a job he himself would be proud of.
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Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Haunt of Fear
  2. 1. In Memoriam
  3. 2. The Prude
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  4. 3. Numbskull
    The Vault of Horror!
  5. 4. A Collector's E.C. Check-List
  6. 5. Audition
    Haunt of Fear
  7. 6. 500 Teeth
  8. 7. A Work of Art!
    The Crypt of Terror
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jason Sacks
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Chris Boyko
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Rivard