(November-December 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
Gaines Publications, Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Albert B. Feldstein

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Walter N. Webb, Jack Promo, Betty Cunniff, Ralph P. Marshall, Imelda Lussier, John Miller, Jr., Warren Solomon, David Slack, Stephen Wittmer, George Sorell, Francis Voehe, Charles Steerman, James Current.

Fallen Idol (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Failure (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Food For Thought (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Al Williamson [as Williamson] (signed); Roy Krenkel [as Krenkel] (signed)
Inks
Al Williamson [as Williamson] (signed); Roy Krenkel [as Krenkel] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
un-named Captain; Mason (Biologist); Grock
Synopsis
An Earth ship returns to a planet that it had seeded over 50,000 years before in order to see if the planet is ready for colonization. They discover that somewhere along the line that evolution on the planet took a wrong turn and Earthmen could never thrive there. Thus they decide to start all over again and re-seed the planet after destroying it, unaware that an intelligent tree exists on the planet!
Reprints
Keywords
Operation Burn-Out

Indexer Notes

Awarded "Best Artwork for a Science Fiction story" at 1972 EC Fan-Addict Convention.

Krenkel drew and inked the majority of the large splash panel.

The Ultimate Weapon (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. Krigstein] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gurt (villain)
Synopsis
Gurt, after completing many conquests of a variety of planets in a dozen different solar systems with his crew, for the purpose of his home planet's colonizing it without opposition, now decides to take on a planet that does not seem to show any fear or signs of panic. That planet is Earth.
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Keywords
Mars; Nmenth (a planet)

Marked Man (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
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. [no title indexed]
    Cosmic Correspondence
  3. 2. Fallen Idol
  4. 3. Failure
  5. 4. Food For Thought
  6. 5. The Ultimate Weapon
  7. 6. Marked Man
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