(1979)

Russ Cochran, 1979 Series
Volume:
3
Price:
[none]
Pages:
212
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Russ Cochran, Publisher
Brand:
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing:
Russ Cochran
Color:
Color cover; mostly black & white interior
Dimensions:
10" x 13"
Binding:
Hardcover
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (inset); The Old Witch (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset)
Reprints:

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

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

Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (inset); The Old Witch (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset)
Reprints:

Jack Davis (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

EC Artist of the Month

Grounds... for Horror! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Artie Bricker; Samuel Bricker (Artie's step-father, death); Lily Bricker (Artie's mother); Mrs. Rafferty; Hozier (villain)
Synopsis:
A young boy's bullying butcher step-father locks him in the closet as punishment for various actions. At first, Artie is frighted, but meets a friend named Hozir who lives in the closet and wants to give the step-father what he deserves, but the boy restrains him. Although Hozir compromises on his suggestions for punishments to the step-father which the boy agrees to at first, Samuel Bricker goes too far and Hozir makes him pay for it!
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A Rottin' Trick! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Vault of Horror! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
A man uses a girl then dumps her and makes the mistake of seeking the help of a boat pilot to leave the country who used to love her before she killed herself. The boat pilot drops him off at an island that serves as a leper colony.
Reprints:

Werewolf! (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Board to Death! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Kamen
Inks:
Jack Kamen
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
A woman with a fear of enclosed spaces due to being trapped in a cave-in as a child is driven insane when her cruel husband repeatedly threatens to bury her alive, then finally strikes her, and they have to airlift her to the hospital in a pine box attached to the small plane. Even after the lid is opened, all she sees is the blackness in her mind.
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A Sucker for a Spider! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Graham Ingels
Inks:
Graham Ingels
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis:
An embezzling banker who keeps spiders for a hobby is blackmailed by his chief teller who is aware of the embezzlement. The banker invites the teller to stay the night and aggravates a black widow before dropping it beneath the sleeping teller's bed sheets. In the morning, with the teller dead, the banker decides to fly a small plane down to Florida to get out of town for awhile, but the engine conks out over the swamp. He bails out, but when he cuts himself out of his chute, he drops into the web of a giant spider that proceeds to paralyze him and suck him dry.
Reprints:

[Notes] (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Russ Cochran
Letters:
typeset

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

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

Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (inset); The Old Witch (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset)
Reprints:

Gas-tly Prospects! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Jeff "Whitey" Whittiker (prospector, death); un-named claim jumper (villain, death)
Synopsis:
This story is narrated by a California gold miner who is shot by a claim jumper. He passes out from the pain and when he 'wakes up', he sees the jumper looming over him with a bloody knife and he realizes that he is dead. No matter what the burly man does to Whitey, he can't seem to successfully bury the dead prospector, a fact that later costs the claim jumper his life.
Reprints:

A Hollywood Ending! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Vault of Horror! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
A movie producer, who flies out to an Eskimo settlement, is surprised to find a beautiful American girl living among them and quickly falls for her. He secretly sneaks her back to the States without her step-father's knowledge to marry her and put her in films. When her step-father cathes up to them, he reveals to the producer a rather horrifying aspect of the girl.
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Indexer Notes

Swipe of Cornell Woolrich's "Jane Brown's Body"

Acid Test! (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Auntie, It's Coal Inside! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Kamen
Inks:
Jack Kamen
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
Young Toby hears a voice inside his head, telling him to do things that his aunt punishes him for. One day he hears a voice from the coal chute in the cellar claiming to be his aunt who has found herself locked in, but Toby doesn't believe it because yesterday the voice sounded like his mother. He ignores the voice, which actually is the aunt, and she is buried by the delivery of four tons of coal.
Reprints:

Mournin', Ambrose... (Table of Contents: 14)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Graham Ingels
Inks:
Graham Ingels
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis:
A man goes to visit his uncle who turns out to be a ghoul.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (inset); The Old Witch (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset)
Reprints:

Survival... or Death! (Table of Contents: 17)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Gregory Macy (death); Charles Warner (death); Captain Heston (commander of the Port-au-Prince, death)
Synopsis:
Two men aboard a cargo ship are bored until they get the idea to build a rat trap and ask the Captain to have a barrel built with a platform in the middle of it and a run off down the center. They fill it with water and attach a teeter to the rim with some food attached to the end of it so that when a rat attempts to get it, it falls into the water and swims to the platform. When another rat approaches and falls into the drink, they bet on which rat will survive the bloody struggle for the platform. Later, when their ship sinks, two find out that humans are not much different from rats!
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Keywords:
Port-au-Prince (cargo ship)

Indexer Notes

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

The Thing In the 'Glades! (Table of Contents: 18)

The Vault of Horror! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Al Williamson
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host); Ezzard (father of deformed boy); Amy (mother of deformed boy, mention only, death); Sheriff Black; Deputy Clem; Jess Donnel (mention only); Pete (death); Lou (death); Hank Cridden (death); Amy and Ezzard's deformed boy (villain, death)
Synopsis:
A man's wife dies in childbirth giving him a deformed retarded son with stunted legs, and he becomes a hermit in his cabin in the Glades. When four people are ripped apart, the sheriff confronts him, but backs off when the father brandishes a gun. Later, severely wounded, the man admits to the sheriff he was wrong and that his son is a killer.
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Indexer Notes

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

Soft! (Table of Contents: 19)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Malcolm (farmer, Harry's boss, death); Harry (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Harry has stolen money from the desk drawer of his boss, and he knows that his boss knows it. But Harry has a surprise waiting for his boss in the hay loft......but the real surprise strikes Harry!
Reprints:

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

The Crypt-Keeper's Corner / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Al Feldstein
Inks:
Al Feldstein
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Jo Ann Baerd, David Briskin.

Kamen's Kalamity! (Table of Contents: 21)

The Den of Iniquity! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Kamen; Graham Ingels (draws himself); Johnny Craig (draws himself); Jack Davis (draws himself)
Inks:
Jack Kamen; Graham Ingels (draws himself); Johnny Craig (draws himself); Jack Davis (draws himself)
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Bill Gaines; Al Feldstein; Jack Davis; Jack Kamen; Graham Ingels; Johnny Craig; Kamen's wife; Kamen's two un-named kids
Synopsis:
Bill Gaines and Al Feldstein tell this auto-biographical tale of hiring Jack Kamen to draw horror stories, first telling Kamen that his work is too sweet. They advise him to get into the swing of things like Ingels, Craig and Davis, who are all drawn by their respective artists shown torturing effigies of Bill Gaines. Jack resolves to become more horrible and doses off at the drawing board and dreams of committing murder under the full moon and returning menacingly to his wife and two small children. His wife wakes him up with a scream when she spies a mouse.
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Indexer Notes

Jack Kamen, William M. Gaines, Albert B. Feldstein, Graham Ingels, Johnny Craig, and Jack Davis all appear in story.


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

Buried Treasure! (Table of Contents: 22)

The Witch's Cauldron! / 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); Hans (young child, death); Emile; Johann; Heinrich (villain, Duke of Schlusstein, death)
Synopsis:
In 1667 Germany a fat Duke lords it over his starving peasants, but when he imposes a tax on the peasants for "dirtying his carriage" with the blood of a young child he rode down in the street, Johann conceives the plot of stealing some of the Duke's jewels in order to pay the tax. When a friend, Emile, offers to go in his stead, because he has no family, the friend is caught, and the Duke orders the man's hands severed. Johann plans a sweet revenge on the Duke.
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Indexer Notes

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

Coming Soon! (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset); The Old Witch (inset)
Reprints:

'Taint the Meat...It's the Humanity! (Table of Contents: 25)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Mrs. Vinkle; Mr. Fuddy; Mrs. Dickleborg; Mr. Snerd (death); Mr. Grundy (death); Mrs. Snerd (death); Mrs. Abacrombie (death); Mrs. Gabber; Mr. Vandercliff; Sarah Gristle (Zach's wife); Junior (Zack's son, death); Pete (Sheriff); Zack Gristle (villain, butcher, death)
Synopsis:
A butcher during the war gets around rationing points by selling steak to the wealthy customers who will pay cash for it and horsemeat, then stale meat and finally tainted meat to everyone else. When Junior, his son, dies from the tainted meat, his wife seizes a carving knife and advances upon her husband, cutting him neatly into serving portions, and putting him on display in his butcher shop's display case.
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Indexer Notes

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

Roped In! (Table of Contents: 26)

The Vault of Horror! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
George Evans (signed)
Inks:
George Evans (signed)
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host); un-named Policeman; Miss Ballentine (secretary); Donald Morgan (construction company co-owner); Ellis (villain, construction company co-owner, death); Buckley (villain, construction company co-owner, death); Wagner (villain, construction company co-owner, death?)
Synopsis:
Three business partners in construction make a patsy out of a fourth to take the blame for shoddy construction of a hospital that collapses and kills twenty-one patients. They take a flight in a small plane out in South America and, when trying to fly through a gap between two mountains at night, become snagged by cables. When the dawn arrives, they realize that their plane has become stuck in a giant spider's web.
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Indexer Notes

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

Curse! (Table of Contents: 27)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marie Severin ? (spot illustration)
Inks:
Marie Severin ? (spot illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
uin-named native guide (death); Ramsey (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Ramsey, while searching an island for a half-million treasure, intended as a sacrifice to primitive gods, and sealed up in a mountain, kills his native guide, ignores a curse carved into the stone on the mountain, and plants dynamite charges in it to uncover the treasure. Unfortunately for Ramsey, the mountain was volcanic........and the explosion activated it!
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Keywords:
Molokko Island

Indexer Notes

This text story has a title header image of precious gems and starts "Ramsey squeezed the trigger...".

This is NOT the same as the text story with the same title, "Curse!", found in Tales From the Crypt (EC, 1950 series) #24.

Credits added by Craig Delich.

Cutting Cards! (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Fred Peters (signed)
Inks:
Fred Peters (signed)
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Gus Forney (gambler); Lou Crebis (gambler); two un-named doctors
Synopsis:
Two professional gamblers hate each other so much that they challenge each other to a game of chop poker. Chop poker is like strip poker, although, instead of removing an article of clothing, they use a meat cleaver to remove a digit or limb. They have their personal doctors act as seconds during their bizarre duel to the finish, but the gamblers find themselves unable to proceed when they've both hacked each others arms and legs off.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Squash...Anyone? (Table of Contents: 29)

The Witch's Cauldron! / 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); Emma (circus elephant, death); Bessie (circus elephant); Rene (Milo's wife and assistant, death); Milo (villain, elephant trainer, death); Leeta (villain, Milo's lover, death)
Synopsis:
An elephant trainer whose performance entails having the animal raise its foot an inch above his beautiful wife-assistant's face is having an affair with a woman who convinces him to have the elephant crush the wife and have the elephant shot blaming the death on the elephant. He does so, and marries the lover and trains a new elephant. A year later they return to the same town where the murder was conducted and the dead woman and beast rise from the grave to seek their revenge.
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Indexer Notes

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

Script revision by Craig Delich from Albert B. Feldstein.

E.C. Fans! (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset); The Old Witch (inset); Myrna; Enoch
Reprints:

Lower Berth! (Table of Contents: 32)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Ernest Feeley (carnival owner); Myrna [aka Myranah] (Crypt-Keeper's mother, death); Zachary Cling (Myrna's owner); un-named Egyptian Pharoah; un-named wife of Pharoah; Enoch (Crypt-Keeper's father, death); Dr. Jebson Sickles (Enoch's owner); un-named Justice of the Peace
Synopsis:
The Crypt Keeper relates his origin story of the meeting between his parents, a 4000 year old female Egyptian mummy and a two-headed corpse.
Reprints:

This Trick'll Kill You! (Table of Contents: 33)

The Vault of Horror! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
George Evans
Inks:
Jack Kamen
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
A magician and his wife are visiting India looking for new acts to perform when he spies a girl with a trick rope that rises into the air when she plays a pipe and can be climbed upon. He offers to buy the rope from her but she refuses. His wife invites her back to the hotel room where the two plot to kill her and steal the rope. He strangles the girl and the rope still rises into the air when the pipe is played. His wife climbs the rope but disappears at the top of it, and moments later, the dismembered parts of her corpse fall from the air. The unattached rope wraps itself around the man's neck and holds him swaying off the ground.
Reprints:

Castaway (Table of Contents: 34)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

The Funeral (Table of Contents: 35)

The Crypt-Keeper's Grim Fairy Tale! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Kamen
Inks:
Jack Kamen
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
In this grim fairy tale, a young prince grows fond of his nanny until one day she appears dead. The king attempts to console his heart-broken son by offering him candy, cake and a pony at the funeral for his nanny. The boy peeks in on her as she is lying in state and sees her move. It turns out she suffers from cataleptic fits and reassures the prince that she will never leave him. The boy thinks of all the nice things that he won't be getting due to the cancellation of the funeral and so brings a candlestick down upon her head.
Reprints:

None But the Lonely Heart! (Table of Contents: 36)

The Witch's Cauldron! / 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); Matilda Filby (in flashback, death); Ephie (in flashback, death); Luella (in flashback, death); Veronica (in flashback, death); apartment manager (in flashback); Mr. Bibbs; Janet (a corpse); King (Howard's dog); Howard [aka Mr. Prince; aka Mr. Royal; aka Mr. Throne] (villain)
Synopsis:
A man who marries homely wealthy women and murders them for their money receives a lonely-hearts letter from a woman who tells him that she lives in a large stone house and enclosures a photograph of a lovely woman whom she admits the picture displays two years ago, not having a more recent snapshot. Since she is so beautiful, he decides that it's time to wind up his racket and settle down. She accepts his proposal and he dashes out to meet her.....with stunning results.
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Indexer Notes

Script revision by Craig Delich, formerly Al Feldstein.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

E.C. Fans! (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (inset); The Old Witch (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset); Jack the Ripper
Reprints:

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall! (Table of Contents: 39)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host); un-named scientist (death); Nancy Stone (Arthur's wife, death); Arthur Stone (villain, death, re-incarnated into a creature, 2nd death)
Synopsis:
A first person narrative where a man fashions a monster together out of artificial parts ala Frankenstein and transfers your brain into it. You stumble into a carnival's hall of mirrors and are killed by the sight of your own multiple ghastly images.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Maro's Wax Museum

Oil's Well That Ends Well! (Table of Contents: 40)

The Vault of Horror! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
George Evans
Inks:
George Evans
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
Two swindlers run a racket where they visit a small town and convince them there is oil present and get them to issue stock in order to come up with the check to begin drilling. One of them fakes his death and is buried in order to hide the money and default. Unfortunately for him, the other is a smoker and when he digs up his casket, it turns out there really is oil in the cemetery dirt. This oil has collected in the casket, and when the startled smoker lifts the casket lid he drops the cigarette into it which causes an explosion.
Reprints:

Love Story (Table of Contents: 41)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Attacks of Horror! (Table of Contents: 42)

The Crypt-Keeper's Grim Fairy Tale! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Kamen
Inks:
Jack Kamen
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
This grim fairy tale tells the story of king Moneymad's tax scheme. He taxes the people for everything he can think of, until they have no money left to pay their 'thumb' tax, and he begins having their thumbs cut off. The peasants revolt and cut out his stomach.
Reprints:

There Was an Old Woman! (Table of Contents: 43)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Bradbury; Albert B. Feldstein (adaptation)
Pencils:
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Inks:
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (host); Emily (Tildy's housekeeper); Aunt Tildy (death); a group of morticians [Mr. Carrington (Mortuary President); others unnamed]
Synopsis:
The employees of a mortuary are haunted by the spirit of an old woman who refuses to leave until they return her body to her.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

The splash panel displays the last part of Bradbury's name.

Russ Cochran Presents the Complete EC Library (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (inset); The Old Witch (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset)
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Jack Davis
  4. 3. Grounds... for Horror!
    The Crypt of Terror
  5. 4. A Rottin' Trick!
    The Vault of Horror!
  6. 5. Werewolf!
  7. 6. Board to Death!
  8. 7. A Sucker for a Spider!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  9. 8. [Notes]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. Gas-tly Prospects!
    The Crypt of Terror
  12. 11. A Hollywood Ending!
    The Vault of Horror!
  13. 12. Acid Test!
  14. 13. Auntie, It's Coal Inside!
  15. 14. Mournin', Ambrose...
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Tales from the Crypt
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. Survival... or Death!
    The Crypt of Terror
  19. 18. The Thing In the 'Glades!
    The Vault of Horror!
  20. 19. Soft!
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    The Crypt-Keeper's Corner
  22. 21. Kamen's Kalamity!
    The Den of Iniquity!
  23. 22. Buried Treasure!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  24. 23. Coming Soon!
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
  26. 25. 'Taint the Meat...It's the Humanity!
    The Crypt of Terror
  27. 26. Roped In!
    The Vault of Horror!
  28. 27. Curse!
  29. 28. Cutting Cards!
  30. 29. Squash...Anyone?
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  31. 30. E.C. Fans!
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
  33. 32. Lower Berth!
    The Crypt of Terror
  34. 33. This Trick'll Kill You!
    The Vault of Horror!
  35. 34. Castaway
  36. 35. The Funeral
    The Crypt-Keeper's Grim Fairy Tale!
  37. 36. None But the Lonely Heart!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  38. 37. E.C. Fans!
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
  40. 39. Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall!
    The Crypt of Terror
  41. 40. Oil's Well That Ends Well!
    The Vault of Horror!
  42. 41. Love Story
  43. 42. Attacks of Horror!
    The Crypt-Keeper's Grim Fairy Tale!
  44. 43. There Was an Old Woman!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  45. 44. Russ Cochran Presents the Complete EC Library
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
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