(March-April 1955)

EC, 1955 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1955-01-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
L. L. Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Al Feldstein (credited as Albert B. Feldstein) (editor); Marie Severin (color editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, January-June 1955, page 2, registration number B518216. ©1955 Tiny Tots Comics, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Evans (signed)
Inks
George Evans (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Al Feldstein (logo design, see notes); typeset

Genre
aviation; historical; war
Reprints
Keywords
biplanes; Deutsche Luftstreitkräfte; fighter aircraft; World War I

Indexer Notes

Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook page posting, Comics Logos A #2: ACES HIGH, on 2 January 2021.

Prop Wash (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Message from The Editors.

The Way It Was (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Irv Werstein
Pencils
George Evans (signed)
Inks
George Evans (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Gramps (pilot); unnamed grandson; Major Travers (pilot); Phil (pilot); Manfred von Richthofen (villain); the Germans [Baron Lt. Erik von Krassin; Josef; others unnamed] (villains, some die)
Synopsis
An aged former World War I pilot discusses with his grandson how wars were fought back in his day, and even though the planes of today have changed, the results of war: death, destruction, and misery, have not.
Reprints
Keywords
Albatross; De Haviland; Fokker; Nieuport; Sabre jet; Shooting Star; Sopwith Camel; Spad; The Lafayette Escadrille; World War I

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Much of the story is told in flashback.

The Stork with Talons (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history; military; war
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Biography of French ace Charles Nungesser.

The Outsider (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed as Wood)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed as Wood)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
war
Characters
Lieutenant Tom Pomeroy; Major Hank Conners (squadron leader, death); Lieutenant Regan; Lieutenant Burton; unnamed Colonel (Squadron Commanding Officer); Cartwrightthe Germans (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Having just joined the 37th "Blue Blazes" Aero Squadron, Lt. Pomeroy is standing on the grassy field called "Bar Sur Seine", awaiting the return on squadron planes after their encounter with German aircraft. However, squadron members give Pomeroy the cold shoulder and later learns that older squadron members are highly suspicious of "newbies" in their unit. But one day, as he returns to base, he sees a fleet of Fokkers machine gunning the field, so he goes on the attack and successfully downs half the enemy fleet and causing the rest to turn and flee. From that moment on, he is accepted.
Reprints
Keywords
Fokker; Nieuport; World War 1

The Mascot (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein (signed as B. Krigstein)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein (signed as B. Krigstein)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
war
Characters
World War 1 pilots [Mark Madison; Lt. Joe Lane (death); Ed; Art; Mike]; Prop (squadron dog mascot); Germans (villains, many die)
Synopsis
A new recruit to the squadron, Lane, is given the facts about the mascot for the group: a dog that sits on the runway when the unit takes off and remains there until all have returned. If a pilot is overdue, and the dog senses he will return, he maintains his place on the runway. In effect, the dog has become a barometer of life and death.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotha bombers; Spad

Indexer Notes

Story set in 1918 during World War 1.

The New C.O. (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Prop Wash
  3. 2. The Way It Was
  4. 3. The Stork with Talons
  5. 4. The Outsider
  6. 5. The Mascot
  7. 6. The New C.O.
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