(February-March 1955)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (inset); The Old Witch (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset)
Reprints:

In Memoriam (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein ?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Upon Reflection (Table of Contents: 2)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 8 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); The Old Witch (cameo); The Vault-Keeper (cameo); Chester Wayne; Paul; Matt; Clara Hanson (the Mayor's wife, death); Mayor Elwood Hanson (villain, a werewolf)
Synopsis:
The mayor of a small town vows revenge upon a werewolf that kills his wife. On the night of the next full moon, he and his posse encounter a woman they suspect may be the culprit, so he returns to his library to check on the signs of a werewolf in human form. When he enters the darkened room, he sees the werewolf's snarling face looming in front of him, and shoots several times. When the posse enters, are they in for a surprise!
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Keywords:
Plainsville

Indexer Notes

Script credit from "Mark" via the GCD Error Tracker (Error 3675, 13 April 2010), citing an article in Squa Tront #9; the original indexer credited Al Feldstein. The EC Artists' Library, Volume 4 "'Tain't the Meat...It's the Humanity" (2013) also credits Wessler with the story.

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

Blind Alleys (Table of Contents: 3)

The Vault of Horror! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils:
George Evans
Inks:
George Evans
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
The blind victims of an unscrupulous and cruel director lock him and his dog up for several days without food and then release them into a maze with razor blades embedded into the walls. And then turn out the lights.
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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.
Script credit from "Tales of Terror! - The EC Companion" by Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman.

Gone To Seed (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Success Story (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
A woman and her parents move in with a man they nag constantly to get ahead in the world because he can't afford their demands for gadgets. Eventually the nagging pushes him over the edge and returns from the kitchen brandishing the meat cleaver. He giggles to the arresting officers "I not only got ahead, I got three heads." as they look over the three severed heads on silver platters in the dining room.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from "Mark" via the GCD Error Tracker (Error 3675, 13 April 2010), citing an article in Squa Tront #9; the original indexer credited Al Feldstein.

Tatter Up! (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:
A man is murdered by a creature made out of old rags in retaliation for killing the woman who was kind to the rag creature.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from "Mark" via the GCD Error Tracker (Error 3675, 13 April 2010), citing an article in Squa Tront #9; the original indexer credited Al Feldstein.

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. In Memoriam
  3. 2. Upon Reflection
    The Crypt of Terror
  4. 3. Blind Alleys
    The Vault of Horror!
  5. 4. Gone To Seed
  6. 5. Success Story
  7. 6. Tatter Up!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
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