(1983)

Russ Cochran, 1983 Series
Volume
2
Price
[none]
Pages
212
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Russ Cochran, Publisher
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Russ Cochran

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crime SuspenStories / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These dark deserted streets make me nervous ever since I sat on the jury that condemned Peter Kardoff!
Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
hanging

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

Crime SuspenStories / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These dark deserted streets make me nervous ever since I sat on the jury that condemned Peter Kardoff!
Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
hanging

A Toast...to Death! (Table of Contents: 2)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Johnny Craig
Pencils
Johnny Craig
Inks
Johnny Craig
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Out of My Mind! (Table of Contents: 3)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Reprints

Air-Tight! (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

The Switch (Table of Contents: 5)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Jury Duty! (Table of Contents: 6)

Haunt of Fear / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
Graham Ingels
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Reprints

Notes and Comments (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Max Allan Collins
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Crime SuspenStories / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The manical ax-killer that has been terrorizing this city has claimed another victim!
Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
ashtrays; hatchets; news broadcasts; televisions

Hatchet-Killer! (Table of Contents: 9)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Johnny Craig
Pencils
Johnny Craig
Inks
Johnny Craig
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Revenge! (Table of Contents: 10)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Inches (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

Phonies (Table of Contents: 12)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Horror Under the Big-Top! (Table of Contents: 13)

Haunt of Fear / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
Graham Ingels
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Crime SuspenStories / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
thermometers; walk-in freezers

Out of the Frying Pan... (Table of Contents: 15)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Johnny Craig (signed)
Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Old Charlie (patient); Herb (patient); Hank's girlfriend (cameo); Hank's girlfriend's lover (death); Hank Bowers (villain)
Synopsis
Old Charlie's efforts to describe the sights outside of the hospital window are really appreciated by two paralyzed patients. But soon, a new patient, Hank Bowers, being held for murder and supposedly blind, is put into the room and he does not appreciate such talk. Until Hank gets an idea for escape.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

A Trace of Murder! (Table of Contents: 16)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Double-Cross (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

The Escaped Maniac! (Table of Contents: 18)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Partnership Dissolved! (Table of Contents: 19)

Haunt of Fear / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
Graham Ingels
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Crime SuspenStories / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
clothes trunks; skeletons

Johnny Craig (Table of Contents: 21)

The EC "Artist of the Issue" / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Reprints

Understudy to a Corpse! (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Johnny Craig (signed)
Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Brad; Alice (Brad's wife); Cyrus Klitch (miserly hypocrite, death, in flashback); Myra (villain, Klitch's nurse, in flashback); Jeremy (villain, Klitch's nephew, death, in flashback)
Synopsis
Brad and Alice discover an old trunk in the attic of their new home....a trunk containing the bones of a corpse. And the story concerning those bones involves several murders over money.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Most of the story is told in flashback.

Medicine! (Table of Contents: 23)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Accident (Table of Contents: 24)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

SuspenStory Scribblings! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters from Jimmy Chandler, Murray Weiss & Eugene Schaffel, Lila Gerand, Bill Sullivan, Jimmy Bunch and Thomas Roarke.

Cut! (Table of Contents: 26)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

A Tree Grows in Borneo! (Table of Contents: 27)

Haunt of Fear / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
Graham Ingels
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Crime SuspenStories / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Johnny Craig (signed)
Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The police are waiting to search me as soon as I've finished!
Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
anesthesia; physicians; surgery

Indexer Notes

Colors and letters credits from Craig Delich.

Al Feldstein (Table of Contents: 29)

The EC "Artist of the Issue" / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein [as Wm. M. Gaines] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Reprints

...Rocks in His Head! (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Johnny Craig (signed)
Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Cynthia Andrews (Charle's wife); unnamed police officers; Dr. Charles Andrews (villain)
Synopsis
Cynthia shows Charles her new $4000 mink coat and he goes ballistic, not knowing how he can afford such a luxury on his income. He rushes to the hospital and discovers an emergency operation that he is to do, and before he starts to operate, he spots that his lady patient is wearing a valuable diamond ring; he takes it. Later, the woman notes the ring missing and a search of the hospital begins. To cover his tracks, Charles places the ring in the skull of a dying patient, hoping later to retrieve the ring from the man's grave. Is he in for a surprise!
Reprints
Keywords
City Hospital

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Lady Killer (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Mildred (Ralph's wife, death); Ralph (villain); Jeanne (villain, Ralph's lover, old school friend of Mildred's, death)
Synopsis
Ralph and Jeanne conspire to kill Ralph's wife who refuses to give him a divorce. After making sure he has an air-tight alibi, Ralph sneaks back to his home to shoot his wife, but she is not there. He sits down to wait on her, remembering back to when he first met Jeanne. When Mildred finally comes back, he kills her then races back to Jeanne's apartment. He enters and discovers Jeanne shot and dying; Mildred had killed her to get even with Ralph and what he was doing! Later, on death row, he sits, waiting to die....but charged with killing Jeanne!
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Craig Delich.

Deep-Freeze! (Table of Contents: 32)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Logan (prospector, Heston's partner); Heston (villain, prospector, death)
Synopsis
With the temperature outside reaching -50, Heston decided to knock his partner unconscious, steal his gold nuggets, and make his way across the tundra. Carrying out the deed, he grabs Logan's knapsacks and heads out, soon falling into an icy-cold lake. Realizing he might freeze to death, he reaches into the knapsacks for matches he knows are there. But they aren't, and then he realizes that, before he knocled out Logan, Logan has taken the matches out of the knapsack, placing them in his....for he was planning to do to Heston what Heston did to him!
Reprints
Keywords
Yukon

Missed by Two Heirs! (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Henry Bordin (death); Julius (villain, Henry's stepson, death); Martin (villain, Henry's stepson, death)
Synopsis
Two stepsons, angry because their late mother willed her fortune to her husband, Henry, instead of to them, decide to kill Henry by loosening the bannister on the spiral staircase leading upstairs, a bannister that Henry leans on every time he descends the stairs. When that plan fails, they decide to poison his orange juice. Henry suspects the truth and leaves the house with a sample of the juice for the police to test. The two boys each drink the poisoned juice themselves to prevent their arrest for murder. After they down the liquid, the police appear at the door with a surprise for them!
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Craig Delich.

Friend to 'Our Boys'! (Table of Contents: 34)

The Haunt of Fear / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Inks
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host); Corporal Barry Tacker; Barry's wife; Barry's son; Edgar Chambers (villain, landlord, death)
Synopsis
Corporal Tacker arrives home on leave and finds the rented, ramshackle family home teeming with rats and biting insects. When the landlord refuses to correct the conditions of the house, Barry visits the USO, but they can't help either. So, Barry moves his family to a hotel and goes to the landlord for his security deposit back, but the landlord tells him that he must check the place for damages first. When the landlord enters the house, looking for phony repairs to eat up the security deposit, the stairs collapse and he tumbles to the floors, surrounded by rats, and no one to hear him scream!
Reprints
Keywords
USO

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Crime SuspenStories / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Johnny Craig
Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Being an anatomy professor affords me the perfect place to dispose of my wife's body!
Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
corpses; walk-in freezers

Stiff Punishment! (Table of Contents: 36)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Johnny Craig (signed)
Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Dean Martin (Fred's friend, cameo); Gibbs (a student); Jo Ann (Fred's wife, death); Fred (villain, medical college Professor)
Synopsis
Jo Ann, fifteen years the junior of her husband, is sickened by his profession: a college professor in anatomy, and cannot stand his fascination with dissecting bodies and the like. After an argument, the two split up, but Fred decides on a fool-proof plan to kill his wife... or so he thinks!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

One Man's Poison! (Table of Contents: 37)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Big Money (Table of Contents: 38)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

Two for One! (Table of Contents: 39)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Quickie #1 of 2

Four for One! (Table of Contents: 40)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Quickie #2 of 2

A Fool and His Honey Are Soon Parted! (Table of Contents: 41)

Haunt of Fear / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
Graham Ingels
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Reprints
Keywords
ants

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

Crime SuspenStories / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Johnny Craig (signed)
Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The police are waiting to search me as soon as I've finished!
Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
anesthesia; physicians; surgery

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

Colors and letters credits from Craig Delich.

Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["These dark deserted streets make me nervous ever since I sat on the jury that condemned Peter Kardoff!"]
    Crime SuspenStories
  2. 1. ["These dark deserted streets make me nervous ever since I sat on the jury that condemned Peter Kardoff!"]
    Crime SuspenStories
  3. 2. A Toast...to Death!
    Crime SuspenStories
  4. 3. Out of My Mind!
    Crime SuspenStories
  5. 4. Air-Tight!
  6. 5. The Switch
    Crime SuspenStories
  7. 6. Jury Duty!
    Haunt of Fear
  8. 7. Notes and Comments
  9. 8. ["The manical ax-killer that has been terrorizing this city has claimed another victim!"]
    Crime SuspenStories
  10. 9. Hatchet-Killer!
    Crime SuspenStories
  11. 10. Revenge!
    Crime SuspenStories
  12. 11. Inches
  13. 12. Phonies
    Crime SuspenStories
  14. 13. Horror Under the Big-Top!
    Haunt of Fear
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  16. 15. Out of the Frying Pan...
    Crime SuspenStories
  17. 16. A Trace of Murder!
    Crime SuspenStories
  18. 17. Double-Cross
  19. 18. The Escaped Maniac!
    Crime SuspenStories
  20. 19. Partnership Dissolved!
    Haunt of Fear
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  22. 21. Johnny Craig
    The EC "Artist of the Issue"
  23. 22. Understudy to a Corpse!
  24. 23. Medicine!
    Crime SuspenStories
  25. 24. Accident
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    SuspenStory Scribblings!
  27. 26. Cut!
    Crime SuspenStories
  28. 27. A Tree Grows in Borneo!
    Haunt of Fear
  29. 28. ["The police are waiting to search me as soon as I've finished!"]
    Crime SuspenStories
  30. 29. Al Feldstein
    The EC "Artist of the Issue"
  31. 30. ...Rocks in His Head!
  32. 31. Lady Killer
  33. 32. Deep-Freeze!
  34. 33. Missed by Two Heirs!
  35. 34. Friend to 'Our Boys'!
    The Haunt of Fear
  36. 35. ["Being an anatomy professor affords me the perfect place to dispose of my wife's body!"]
    Crime SuspenStories
  37. 36. Stiff Punishment!
    Crime SuspenStories
  38. 37. One Man's Poison!
    Crime SuspenStories
  39. 38. Big Money
  40. 39. Two for One!
    Crime SuspenStories
  41. 40. Four for One!
    Crime SuspenStories
  42. 41. A Fool and His Honey Are Soon Parted!
    Haunt of Fear
  43. 42. ["The police are waiting to search me as soon as I've finished!"]
    Crime SuspenStories
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