(July-August 1955)

EC, 1955 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fables Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Al Feldstein (credited as Albert B. Feldstein)

Issue Notes

First issue. Continued from Weird Science-Fantasy #29. First EC Science Fiction book produced under the Comics Code Authority.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Reprints

E.C.'s "New Direction" One-Two-Punch Mags! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Clean Start (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Marbles (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck (adaptation, script); Alfred Coppel (story)
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
X-17 crew members [Hollis; Captain McGraw; Enkers; Danton]; General Butler
Synopsis
The X-17 is set to become the first manned rocket to be launched from the Earth and the four-man crew was excited to become the first to reach another planet. To them, the distant stars looked like marbles. Then McGraw sends his first report: their target planet, Mars, seems to get smaller as they approach it, and Enkers donned a suit and went out and got it....it was the size of a rubber ball. And the other planets had similar issues like this as well. The General and assistants can't believe what they are hearing and deduce the crew has gone insane.
Reprints
Keywords
X-17

Indexer Notes

This story was inspired by "Mother", which appeared in "The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction" in September of 1952.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Cosmic Correspondence / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Warren F. Link, Jack Promo, Fred von Bernewitz, George Dipmon, James Trent, Dan Adkins, Keith Nutt, John Siegel, Dennis Rullo, San Cornell, Jimmy Riley, Angel Gonzalez, Allan Stark.

Conditioned Reflex (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

E.C.'s "New Direction" Mags (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Not Even a Sparrow Shall Fall... (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Barrier (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. E.C.'s "New Direction" One-Two-Punch Mags!
  3. 2. Clean Start
  4. 3. Marbles
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Cosmic Correspondence
  6. 5. Conditioned Reflex
  7. 6. E.C.'s "New Direction" Mags
  8. 7. Not Even a Sparrow Shall Fall...
  9. 8. Barrier
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