(September-October 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 as Geo. Evans)
Inks
George Evans (signed as Geo. Evans)
Colors
Marie Severin

Genre
aviation; historical; war
Reprints
Keywords
Armée de l'Air; Deutsche Luftstreitkräfte; French Air Force; German Imperial Air Service; pilots; World War I

The Green Kids (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Major Joseph Caswell (pilot); Lieutenant Colonel Jack Ross (squadron commander); Lieutenant Bryant (pilot); Lieutenant Goodson (pilot); Lieutenant DeVito (pilot, death); Colonel Winters (Replacement Center commanding officer); McCall (pilot, cameo, death); Banton (pilot, cameo, death); Captain Vicks (pilot); the Germans (villains, some doe)
Synopsis
Major Caswell continues to lose green pilots and believes that his commander doesn't care at all about their deaths. He discovers differently when Colonel Ross is relieved of command and he takes over.
Reprints
Keywords
Fokker; Spad; World War I

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

The Good Luck Piece (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Lt. Buddy Wilson (pilot); Wilson's mother (cameo); Pete Richards (pilot, death); unnamed Red Cross volunteer; Happy (Wilson's good luck charm teddy bear); Germans (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Buddy doesn't believe in good luck charms, but has one anyway: a teddy bear named Happy. Unfortunately, the bear's stuffing is coming out, so he gives the bear to a female Red Cross volunteer to repair. When he suddenly is called back to the air, the bear is not fixed but his pal Pete sends his good luck charm up with Buddy without him knowing it. As a result, Pete dies and Buddy survives.
Reprints
Keywords
D-XIII Fokker; S-VIII Spad

Indexer Notes

WWI story.

Story influenced by Milton Caniff's syndicated strip, Steve Canyon.

The Novice and the Ace (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Thorton (pilot); Dawes (pilot); Higgins (Squadron 9 leader); Ernie Munson (pilot); Pat Pierce (pilot); Willis; Art Milburn; Chuck Snyder; the Germans (villains, some die)
Synopsis
A group of American aces is scared to take on a German pilot with 30+ kills, but a newcomer to their ranks brings back that German plane and its pilot to the field. Then all discover the pilot actually is very young and has painted the "kills" on the side of his plane to intimidate enemy pilots. Dumbfounded, the pilots of Squadron 9 have one more shock: their so-called green pilot is actually a real ace with more kills than the so-called Boche pilot!
Reprints
Keywords
Albatross D.V; D III Pfalz; Lafayette (airplane); Nieuport; Squadron 9; World War 1

The Last Laugh (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Home Again (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
Colonel Dumond; Sergeant Ryan; Gaston
Synopsis
Sergeant Ryan wants nothing more than to fly. When he gets his chance, he makes the most of it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

WW1 story.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Green Kids
  3. 2. The Good Luck Piece
  4. 3. The Novice and the Ace
  5. 4. The Last Laugh
  6. 5. Home Again
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