(1983)

Russ Cochran, 1983 Series
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Volume
5
Price
[none]
Pages
180
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)

Pencils
George Evans [as G. Evans] (signed)
Inks
George Evans [as G. Evans] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
rowboats; strangulation; swimsuits

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

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

Pencils
George Evans [as G. Evans] (signed)
Inks
George Evans [as G. Evans] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
rowboats; strangulation; swimsuits

This'll Kill You! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Reed Crandall [as R. Crandall] (signed)
Inks
Reed Crandall [as R. Crandall] (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Pete Collins (lab scientist); Carl Prather (lab scientist); Joe Endersby (lab scientist, Victor's best friend, death); un-named police Desk Sergeant; un-named police clerk; Victor Gattling (villain, lab scientist)
Synopsis
The police are stunned when Victor Gattling brings in the dead body of his best friend and then claims that he, Victor, has been killed by his best friend!
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Keywords
Virus Y-44-Gamma

Indexer Notes

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

Standing Room Only (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Cynthia Otis [nee Cynthia Dunn] (Carl's sister, Peter's wife, death); Peter Otis (Cynthia's husband, death); two un-named state troopers; un-named police lieutenant; George L. Berry (Peter's lawyer); Carl Dunn [aka Mrs. Cynthia Otis] (villain, a clerk, Cynthia's brother)
Synopsis
Siblings Carl and Cynthia spent their early years cross-dressing in order to have laughs on their friends but fall out of favor with each other. Some time later, Carl sees that his sister has married into money, so he murders his sister and her husband and then disguises himself as her in order to have access to those funds as beneficiary. Unfortunately, Carl makes a bone-headed mistake while "dating" Peter's lawyer.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Real Thing (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Simon Goober (President of Last Laugh Novelty Company); Goober's un-named assistant; two un-named crooks (villains)
Synopsis
Two disguised crooks enter the offices of President Simon Goober and demand all his cash. When he opens the safe, the crooks pull out stage money. Furious, they demand that Goober write them a check, made out to cash, for all but $100 in the account, and, as a final insult, demand the five cigars Goober has in his pocket. After they have left, Goober and his assistant share a laugh as the check was filled out with invisible ink....and the cigars were explosive ones!
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Return Blow (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Reed Crandall [as R. Crandall] (signed)
Inks
Reed Crandall [as R. Crandall] (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Miss Henrietta Sanford (rich old lady, death); Martin Schuman (Sanford's attorney); Alma (villain, Luke's wife, death); Luke (villain, milk delivery man, death)
Synopsis
Alma and Luke decide to butter up Alma's boss lady at the fabulous Sanford Manion in order to get Alma listed in the old lady's will as beneficiary for a cool $250,000. But waiting for her to die got onto Luke's nerves, so he decided to hurry the process up a little. But his plan literally blows up in his and Alma's face.
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Indexer Notes

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

Last Resort (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
George Evans
Inks
George Evans
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Mona Wheeler (Jerry's wife, death); Sheriff Coles; Jane Yarboro (villain, waitress, Jerry's lover); Jerry Wheeler (villain)
Synopsis
Jerry hated Mona, hated her for being controlled by her money, so he seeks out a diversion in young and beautiful Jane, a waitress in town. Jerry kills Mona and dumps her into a lake at night, which eventually trips him up because he had dumped her body into crystal clear Silver Springs!
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Keywords
Silver Springs (Florida)

Indexer Notes

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

Notes and Comments (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 5 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)

Pencils
George Evans (signed)
Inks
George Evans (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
corpses; hatchets

Double-Crossed (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Crushed Ice (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Visitor (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
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Food for Thought (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
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More Blessed to Give... (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Jack Oleck ?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion. Previous indexer had Al Feldstein.

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

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

Pencils
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
knives; purses

Are You a Red Dupe? (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lyle Stuart; Bill Gaines
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; satire-parody
Characters
Melvin Blizunken
Synopsis
This editorial illustrated page purports that the Communists are the ones trying to destroy the comic magazine industry, citing the Soviet "Daily Worker" newspaper and Dr. Frederick Wertham.
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Indexer Notes

Tongue in cheek editorial parody in an attempt to link efforts to destroy comics to Communists.

Writer credits from Lyle Stuart himself, during an interview by Bill Spicer in Squa Tront (Fantagraphics, 2002 series) #12 (2007); and from Grant Geissman's book, Tales of Terror!: The EC Companion (Fantagraphics, 2000 series), who lists the writer as Bill Gaines; as well as Frank Jacobs' The MAD World of William M. Gaines (Carol Publishing Group, 1973 series) notes that Gaines worked with Stuart on the piece. Original indexer credited Albert B. Feldstein.

Three for the Money (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Dog Food (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Jack Oleck ?
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion. Previous indexer had Al Feldstein.

Prize Catch (Table of Contents: 18)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime
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Key Chain (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Messages in a Bottle: Comic Book Stories by B. Krigstein (Fantagraphics, 2013 series)

The Squealer (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Jack Oleck ?
Pencils
George Evans
Inks
George Evans
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion. Previous indexer had Al Feldstein.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Pencils
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
subway trains

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Fixer (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
drama; crime
Reprints

Dead Center (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Jack Oleck ?
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
drama; crime
Reprints

A Special Editorial (Table of Contents: 25)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

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Indexer Notes

Appeal for readers to write the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency.

E.C. Went to Sea in Search of Another New Trend... (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Green Stuff (Table of Contents: 27)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck ?
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

The Firebug (Table of Contents: 28)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck ?
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

Comeback (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Pencils
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
books; libraries

In Memorium (Table of Contents: 31)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Notice of cancellation and EC's future plans.

Maniac at Large (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Jack Oleck ?
Pencils
George Evans
Inks
George Evans
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Blanche is terrified by reports of a maniacal killer on the loose. She suspects everybody, so she'd better kill them all, just in case.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion. Previous indexer had Al Feldstein.

Just Her Speed (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
Jack Oleck ?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Ed has finally tracked down Marty, the man who stole his woman and his money. Ed plans to shoot Marty in his diner, but Marty has a plan. He stalls for time, knowing a policeman will be along soon for his usual late-night snack. When the cop arrives outside, Ed realizes he's been tricked and Marty taunts him mercilessly. Then, just before the officer can enter the diner, a speeding car roars by and the cop reluctantly has to chase after it. Poor Marty.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion. Previous indexer had Al Feldstein.

A Collector's E.C. Check-List (Table of Contents: 34)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Listing of issue numbers and dates of EC New Trend titles.

Horror Hobby (Table of Contents: 35)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

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Where There's Smoke... (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Ed's marriage to Mae is on the rocks. He's sick of her, and falling in love with pretty young Alma. Ed plans to murder Mae until he meets Alma's fiance, a strapping young man. A despondent Ed heads for home, resigned to spending his life with Mae. However, it turns out Mae has been planning a little murder, too.
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Good Boy (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
Graham Ingels
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Jim Ward tries to be a good father. But, his son Paul continues to get into trouble, eventually growing into a life of crime. What is a father to do? Oh, I know! Find a way to keep Paul at home...
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Russ Cochran Presents the Complete EC Library (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

Crime SuspenStories / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
subway trains

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. This'll Kill You!
    Crime SuspenStories
  4. 3. Standing Room Only
    Crime SuspenStories
  5. 4. The Real Thing
  6. 5. Return Blow
    Crime SuspenStories
  7. 6. Last Resort
    Crime SuspenStories
  8. 7. Notes and Comments
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  10. 9. Double-Crossed
    Crime SuspenStories
  11. 10. Crushed Ice
    Crime SuspenStories
  12. 11. Visitor
  13. 12. Food for Thought
    Crime SuspenStories
  14. 13. More Blessed to Give...
    Crime SuspenStories
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  16. 15. Are You a Red Dupe?
  17. 16. Three for the Money
    Crime SuspenStories
  18. 17. Dog Food
    Crime SuspenStories
  19. 18. Prize Catch
  20. 19. Key Chain
    Crime SuspenStories
  21. 20. The Squealer
    Crime SuspenStories
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
  24. 23. The Fixer
    Crime SuspenStories
  25. 24. Dead Center
    Crime SuspenStories
  26. 25. A Special Editorial
  27. 26. E.C. Went to Sea in Search of Another New Trend...
  28. 27. Green Stuff
  29. 28. The Firebug
    Crime SuspenStories
  30. 29. Comeback
    Crime SuspenStories
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  32. 31. In Memorium
  33. 32. Maniac at Large
    Crime SuspenStories
  34. 33. Just Her Speed
    Crime SuspenStories
  35. 34. A Collector's E.C. Check-List
  36. 35. Horror Hobby
  37. 36. Where There's Smoke...
    Crime SuspenStories
  38. 37. Good Boy
    Crime SuspenStories
  39. 38. Russ Cochran Presents the Complete EC Library
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
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