(December 1954-January 1955)

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 Silver Age US
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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Telescope (Table of Contents: 1)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 7 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); Eric Walford (seaman on the Bramwell, death)
Synopsis
A man and a rat from a ship wreck wash up on an island and eye each other warily as the only food source available.
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Keywords
S.S. Bramwell

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

The Substitute (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A man assumes that the body of the governor of the penal colony he is a prisoner in will be sent back to Paris, so he kills him with a poisoned dart from a blowgun and makes plans to switch places with his body in the casket. They nail him in and bury him at sea.
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This Is An Appeal For Action! (Table of Contents: 3)

A Special Editorial / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Letters
typeset

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Squeeze Play (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
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Murder Dream (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A maniac ax-murderer assumes his victim's identity in his dreams until he is compelled to return to the scene of the crime to murder the victim's wife as well.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

The Switch (Table of Contents: 6)

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
An old millionaire falls in love with a young woman but he doesn't want her to marry him for his money so he tells her he's poor. She puts him off telling him his face is too old-looking and he still has an old-man's body so he gets a doctor to do an expensive face and torso transplant, but she still isn't satisfied because of his legs. He spends the last of his fortune to swap out his legs and she marries the man he has swapped body parts with because she only wanted to marry a millionaire.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich. Feldstein reports that Wroten used a K & E Lettering Stylus to do all the lettering with.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Telescope
    The Crypt of Terror
  3. 2. The Substitute
  4. 3. This Is An Appeal For Action!
    A Special Editorial
  5. 4. Squeeze Play
  6. 5. Murder Dream
  7. 6. The Switch
    The Witch's Cauldron!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jason Sacks
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin