(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)
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:
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.
Reprints:

This Is An Appeal For Action! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Carl Wessler
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Squeeze Play (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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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