(July-August 1955)

EC, 1955 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1955
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Evans (signed)
Inks
George Evans (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin ?

Genre
aviation; historical; war
Reprints
Keywords
airships; Armée de l'Air; biplanes; Deutsche Luftstreitkräfte; dirigibles; fighter aircraft; French Air Force; German Imperial Air Service; parachutes; World War I

The Rules (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
George Evans (signed as Geo. Evans)
Inks
George Evans (signed as Geo. Evans)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Lieutenant Edward Dale [aka Killer Dale] (pilot, death); Prescott (pilot); Miller (pilot); the Germans (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Lt. Dale is a great pilot, but refuses to honor the code of decency that has been observed between American and German pilots during WWI. When he finally goes too far, the Germans put an end to his ways.
Reprints
Keywords
Albatross D.III; D.F.W. Avaitik C.V; Fokker; L.V.G. C-V; Nieuport; World War I

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

The Spy (Table of Contents: 2)

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
aviation; war
Characters
Captain Dan Williams; Jed Markel; Lieutenant Klaus Ritter; Von Helig; Stan; Morgan; Davis
Synopsis
Someone is spying on the 17th Aero Squadron. The men become convinced it is Lt. Klaus Ritter, and American of German descent.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

WWI story.

Greasemonkey (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Sergeant Stuart "Stu" Warner (mechanic); unnamed Captain (pilot); Dan "Smitty" Smith (Captain's brother, death); Kathy (Captain's wife, mention only); Dave (mechanic)
Synopsis
Sgt. Warner is a lowly greasemonkey after washing out of flight training when a horrible accident kills his best friend. To make sure the base Captain's life is spared from going on a dangerous mission (and whose wife had just had a baby), Stu takes the plane up and completes the mission, trying to make up for the death of this officer's son who died in flight training.
Reprints
Keywords
56th Aero Squadron; Kelly Field; S.XIII Spad; World War 1

Indexer Notes

Some of the story is told in flashback.

Warner is referred to once in the story as Warren.

The Acid Test (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

The Case of Champagne (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Scotty; Harrigan; Lieutenant Nick Blaine; Jones; Captain Oliver
Synopsis
Scotty has a case of champagne but refuses to open it until they have something to celebrate.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

WWI story. Wessler credit per Robin Snyder's biblio in The Comics, vol 24, no 3, March 2013.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Rules
  3. 2. The Spy
  4. 3. Greasemonkey
  5. 4. The Acid Test
  6. 5. The Case of Champagne
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Jenner
  • Bill Devine
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Matthias Hofmann