(1983)

Russ Cochran, 1983 Series
Volume
3
Price
[none]
Pages
180
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Russ Cochran, Publisher
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Russ Cochran
Color
Color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions
10" x 13"
Binding
Hardcover
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crime SuspenStories / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
straight razors

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

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
hunting; rifles; telescopic sights

The Execution! (Table of Contents: 2)

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
Alvis (stranded motorist, prison's Chief Engineer); Inmate #82562 (death); Warden Johnson; unnamed prison doctor; inmate's wife; inmates's children (cameo); unnamed inmate's lawyer; unnamed girl (cameo, death); prison chaplain
Synopsis
A man stops for a standed motorist who has skidded into a snowbank. At about the same time, a young woman is murdered, and from the description of the killer and the getaway car, it seems that the man who aided the stranded motorist is guilty. He is imprisoned and faces the electric chair unless the man he helped out comes forward the clear him.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

Murder the Lover! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Jeanne Martin (Kenneth's wife); Walter Graham (Jeanne's lover, Kenneth's friend, death); Kenneth Martin (villain, wealthy businessman, death)
Synopsis
A businessman, Ken Martin, comes home one evening and discovers his wife in the arms of his best friend, Walt. Ken swears revenge, so he calls the man up and suggests the two go moose hunting together, while secretly planning to "accidently" kill him. He succeeds, but a moose decides Kenneth's fate.
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Indexer Notes

Quickie #1 of 2.

Letters credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

Murder the Husband! (Table of Contents: 4)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Kenneth Martin (wealthy businessman, death); Jeanne Martin (Kenneth's wife); Walter Graham (villain, Kenneth's friend, Jeanne's lover, death)
Synopsis
Walter is madly in love with Kenneth's wife, but he knows his friend will never get a divorce, so he decides to kill him. When Kenneth invites Walter on a moose hunting trip, Walter agrees, and the pair go out in a boat loaded with ropes and weights. Walter shoots and kills Kenneth, but his bullets go through the bottom of the boat, causing it to sink, and Walter can't swim!
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Indexer Notes

Quickie #2 of #2.

Letters credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

Trap! (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Hackett (villain, death)
Synopsis
Hackett kills someone and empties his pockets, leaving behind a monogrammed handkerchief and a keycase, taking the man's money only, realizing the other items could trap him into a murder charge. He goes to a bar and wishes to pay for his bill with a dime taken from his victim, but he sees that the coin has a hole in the center, so pays for the bill with a quarter. He throws the dime away, believing it to be the victim's lucky coin, but more appear in his pocket. Later killed in a car accident, the killer never hears the anouncement over the radio about these dimes!
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Snooze to Me! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Mr. Crestwood (Herbert's co-worker); Higgin (business associate of Herbert's); Nancy Chase (Herbert's wife, death); Herbert Chase (villain, Nancy's husband); Edith (villain, the Chase's maid, Herbert's lover)
Synopsis
Herbert comes home late one night and his waiting wife. Suspecting that he is having an affair, she confronts him, shooting down all of his alibis. She tells him to leave but has second thoughts and phones him to come back, but he refuses. So she devises a plot to take a whole bottle of sleeping pills after writing a suicide note, then have Edith, her maid, call Herbert, then an ambulance so the attendants can save her life. But Edith and Herbert pull a fast one on Nancy!
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

Paralyzed! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host); Selma (the Hewton's friend); Mrs. Stark (neighbor of the Hewton's); Ernest Hewton (death); Gladys Hewton (villain, Ernest's wife, death)
Synopsis
A seemingly happily married couple actually hate one another, and the husband wants out of the 15-year marriage. The wife refuses. They get involved in an auto accident, and Gladys is paralyzed in the wreck. Ernest decides to stay with her to tend to her needs but demands a night off every week. He buys her a gun to shoot any intruder that may break in while he is gone. When he comes home, Gladys has a surprise for him; she is not paralyzed after all, and she intends to kill him!
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

Notes and Comments (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Max Allan Collins
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lizzie Borden took an axe...and gave her father forty whacks!
Genre
crime
Characters
Lizzie Borden; Mr. Borden; Mrs. Borden
Reprints
Keywords
19th century clothing; hatchets

Hear No Evil! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
crime
Reprints

First Impulse! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Sid Check (signed)
Inks
Sid Check
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Quickie #1 of 2

Second Chance? (Table of Contents: 12)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Sid Check (signed)
Inks
Sid Check
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Quickie #2 of 2

Freak! (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

A Question of Time!! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Al Williamson (signed)
Inks
Angelo Torres
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Harry Wismer; Lila Wismer (Harry's wife, death); un-named female (death); Fred (mortician); un-named Sheriff
Synopsis
A woman is found murdered and horribly mutilated, in a tourist cabin and the suspicion is that Harry Wismer has murdered his wife. They are wrong......at least for the time being!
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Indexer Notes

The reprint book, "50 Girls 50," lists Williamson as the sole inker.

Forty Whacks! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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
burglary

Sweet Dreams! (Table of Contents: 17)

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
Pamela Kaine (Martin's wife, death); Dr. Firestone (Pamela's doctor); Martin Kaine (villain)
Synopsis
Martin was sorry that he ever married Pamela, and Pamela's medical condition gives him a great opportunity to do away with her. But the idea backfires in a way that he'd never suspect.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Eagle

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

The Perfect Place! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
crime
Reprints

The Pouch (Table of Contents: 19)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

The Electric Chair (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Fred Peters
Inks
Fred Peters
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Quickie #1 of 3

The Hangman's Noose (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Fred Peters
Inks
Fred Peters
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
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Indexer Notes

Quickie #2 of 3

The Guillotine! (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Fred Peters
Inks
Fred Peters
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Quickie #3 of 3

Private Performance (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Inks
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host); Dora (Leo's wife, death); Leo (villain, master magician); Herbie (villain, a thief, death)
Synopsis
A thief, eyeing a rich woman's jewels for some time, decides to commit robbery one evening at her home after she and her husband had retired. Once inside, he suddenly witnesses the couple arguing and the man kill his wife. Unfortunately for the thief, the man spots him and vows to kill him as well, chasing him to the basement. There the thief learns what the man had done for a living, and it was the last thing he ever learned.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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
bondage; garbage dumps; premature burial; shovels

When the Cat's Away... (Table of Contents: 25)

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
Emma (Jay's wife, death); Dick (Jay's best friend, death); Jay (villain, Emma's husband)
Synopsis
Jay and his wife are always fighting, and Jay always finds solace at a friend's home. However, when he discovers that his friend and his wife are lovers, Jay decides on a scheme to rid himself of the problem: permanently!
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

The Screaming Woman! (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "The Screaming Woman" by Ray Bradbury

The EC Caper (Table of Contents: 27)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Reprints

Water, Water, Everywhere... (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Quickie #1 of 2

...And Not a Drop to Drink! (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Quickie #2 of 2

Hail and Heart-y! (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Inks
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host); Mr. Danbury (Storch's neighbor); Doctor Brewster (Anna's doctor); Anna Storch; Ben Storch (Anna's husband, death)
Synopsis
Anna was sick and tired of her lazy husband refusing to do any chores around the house, and having to rely on a kind neighbor to help with her chores. When she discovers that her husband does not have a heart condition like he had claimed, Anna decides to find a way to make Ben very useful around the place!
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

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
straight razors

Rendezvous! (Table of Contents: 32)

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
Ruby (Joe's secretary); Nickie (Joe's girl); Charlie (a gambler); Mr. Holmes (Book Keeping department head, death); Joe Haines (villain, book keeper, embezzler, death)
Synopsis
Joe and his office companions are taking bets that Charlie will have an airplane accident.....just as a lark. Then, when Joe's boss suspects that the company's books are being juggled, Joe devises a plan to make sure his boss will have a plane accident himself. He does, but with disastrous results for Joe.
Reprints
Keywords
Las Vegas

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Fission Bait! (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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

Genre
crime
Reprints

Scorpion (Table of Contents: 34)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

Come Clean! (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Al Williamson (signed)
Inks
Angelo Torres
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Death (host); Ralph Jansen; Lillian Smith (flashback); Nick (saloon owner, flashback); un-named Prison Warden (flashback); Mrs. Woodman (Lillian's landlady, flashback) ; un-named District Attorney (flashback); Ben (prison guard, flashback); Mr. Sutton (tailor, flashback)
Synopsis
Ralph Jones has been found guilty of strangling his girl friend and is strapped in the electric chair facing a horrible death, all for a crime he didn't commit but in which circumstantial evidence led to his conviction.
Reprints
Keywords
Nick's saloon

Who's Next? (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
Jim Wroten

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Crime SuspenStories / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; garbage dumps; premature burial; shovels

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  3. 2. The Execution!
    Crime SuspenStories
  4. 3. Murder the Lover!
    Crime SuspenStories
  5. 4. Murder the Husband!
    Crime SuspenStories
  6. 5. Trap!
  7. 6. Snooze to Me!
    Crime SuspenStories
  8. 7. Paralyzed!
    The Haunt of Fear
  9. 8. Notes and Comments
  10. 9. ["Lizzie Borden took an axe...and gave her father forty whacks!"]
    Crime SuspenStories
  11. 10. Hear No Evil!
    Crime SuspenStories
  12. 11. First Impulse!
    Crime SuspenStories
  13. 12. Second Chance?
    Crime SuspenStories
  14. 13. Freak!
  15. 14. A Question of Time!!
    Crime SuspenStories
  16. 15. Forty Whacks!
    Haunt of Fear
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  18. 17. Sweet Dreams!
    Crime SuspenStories
  19. 18. The Perfect Place!
    Crime SuspenStories
  20. 19. The Pouch
  21. 20. The Electric Chair
    Crime SuspenStories
  22. 21. The Hangman's Noose
    Crime SuspenStories
  23. 22. The Guillotine!
    Crime SuspenStories
  24. 23. Private Performance
    The Haunt of Fear
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  26. 25. When the Cat's Away...
    Crime SuspenStories
  27. 26. The Screaming Woman!
    Crime SuspenStories
  28. 27. The EC Caper
  29. 28. Water, Water, Everywhere...
    Crime SuspenStories
  30. 29. ...And Not a Drop to Drink!
    Crime SuspenStories
  31. 30. Hail and Heart-y!
    Haunt of Fear
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  33. 32. Rendezvous!
    Crime SuspenStories
  34. 33. Fission Bait!
    Crime SuspenStories
  35. 34. Scorpion
  36. 35. Come Clean!
    Crime SuspenStories
  37. 36. Who's Next?
    The Haunt of Fear
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
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