(1985)

Russ Cochran, 1985 Series
Volume
2
Price
[none]
Pages
180
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)

Haunt of Fear / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Feldstein
Inks
Al Feldstein
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

Haunt of Fear / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Johnny Craig
Inks
Johnny Craig
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Room for One More! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis
Young Rodney Whitman loses his parents in an automobile accident and goes to live with relatives. When he reaches twenty he realizes there is only one spot left in the family crypt and wishes to secure it for himself, thus he murders his three living relatives and disposes of their bodies in the swamp, lake, and cellar. The zombies return, dismember Rodney, and claim the remaining casket for themselves.
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The Basket! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A man born with two heads carries a basket around on his shoulder to prevent others from knowing of his condition. One of the heads is homicidal and when it begins to seize control, the good head opts for suicide.
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The Damaged Goddess (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
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[Letters page] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Old Witch's Niche / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

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Horror In the School Room (Table of Contents: 6)

Haunt of Fear / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis
Andy's friend Magog devours Andy's teacher after he hits Andy with a switch.
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The Howling Banshee! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A man with a gangster past flees to Ireland and engages a woman who claims a Banshee wails when one of her kin is about to die. The gangsters catch up with him, but he survives several attempts on his life until his wedding night when he lunges out into thick fog in an effort to kill the gangsters but ends up accidentally shooting his new bride. He can now hear the wail of the Banshee as he realizes he is about to die, either as a victim of the gangsters or for the murder of his wife.
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Notes and Comments (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bhob Stewart; Bill Mason; John Benson
Letters
typeset
Editing
John Benson

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

Haunt of Fear / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Feldstein
Inks
Al Feldstein
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Hounded to Death! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 8 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 who keeps hounds starving for the foxhunt catches another guy making time with his wife. The wife tells him to pretend he's had a heart attack so the husband will dump his body down the road, but instead, since the husband is wise to them, he tosses the body into the dog kennel where it is ripped to shreds. The corpse returns to take revenge upon the husband.
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The Very Strange Mummy! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
Explorers discover a vampire entombed as a mummy. They stake it.
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Unguarded! (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
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[Letters page] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Old Witch's Niche / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

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Diminishing Returns! (Table of Contents: 14)

Haunt of Fear / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis
A man sets up a deal with the Jivaro head-hunter tribe to exchange his duped victims for large uncut diamonds. After his fourth victim is dispatched this way he receives a package at his doorstep. Upon opening the package he is terrified to see that it is the shrunken head of his last dupe. The head opens its eyes and glares at him. He drops the package and the head rolls free and attaches its teeth into his ankles, tripping him. Then the head tears his throat out.
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Indexer Notes

Art credit from The EC Archives: The Haunt of Fear (Dark Horse, 2015 series) #2

The Irony of Death! (Table of Contents: 15)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A man tosses his steel mill boss into the vat after marrying the bosses' daughter thus inheriting the mill. Two of the ingots get made into an iron maiden for a museum exhibit and when he tries it out for size, it slams shut on him.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Haunt of Fear / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Albert B. Feldstein
Inks
Albert B. Feldstein
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Warts So Horrible? (Table of Contents: 17)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis
Two nephews attempt to grave rob their miser uncle at midnight for a diamond ring that he had buried with him. The corpse seizes them and re-buries all, with two young boys in the cemetery as witnesses who had been attempting a witchcraft spell for wart removal.
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Forbidden Fruit (Table of Contents: 18)

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
Two passengers from a downed plane wash up on an island where the only food appears to be fruit that grows on a tree enclosed behind a stockade. The previous occupant tells them from behind the wall that eating the fruit will make their skin rot off, but they don't believe he is sane and so come back to the enclosure later that night and partake of the fruit, but then they get a look at him...
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Genius (Table of Contents: 19)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

[Letters page] (Table of Contents: 20)

The Old Witch's Niche / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Reprints

The Age-Old Story! (Table of Contents: 21)

Haunt of Fear / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis
A young woman marries a biologist in his 50s for his money but quickly tires of him. She gets him to fork over all his dough and then tells him she's leaving him for a younger man. He proposes a farewell toast and, unbeknown to her, spikes her drink with an aging hormone that turns her into a withered old crone.
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Gorilla's Paw! (Table of Contents: 22)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A black humor version of "The Monkey's Paw."
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Haunt of Fear / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Feldstein (signed)
Inks
Al Feldstein (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Feldstein's last horror cover.

The E.C. Artist of the Issue - Graham Ingels (Table of Contents: 24)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Photo and biography.

Grave Business! (Table of Contents: 25)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 8 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)
Synopsis
An undertaker who overcharges for his services becomes paralyzed in an auto accident and buried alive because his partner doesn't bother to embalm him and uses all the tricks he learned while working with the victim to bilk the estate for the funeral costs.
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Indexer Notes

First use of "Ghastly" pen-name by Ingels.

The Vamp! (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Johnny Craig
Pencils
Johnny Craig (pages 1-4); Jack Davis (pages 5-7)
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A man and wife go on vacation in Europe where he meets a vampire that falls in love with him. Once he learns what she is he rejects her in disgust and she angrily replies that she'll kill him before she lets him go back to his wife, but he knocks her away. When he returns to the hotel room, his wife informs him that she had sought out the vampire and was attacked and turned into one of them and attacks him.
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Hot Time! (Table of Contents: 27)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

[Letters page] (Table of Contents: 28)

The Old Witch's Niche / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

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My Uncle Ekar! (Table of Contents: 29)

Haunt of Fear / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis
Policeman interview a child who appears to be about six and claims he is really 24 and lives no place while going around all day watching his 'Uncle Ekar' murdering people which is what he wants to do when he grows up. The kid tells the police where they can find Uncle Ekar and he shows, but tries to run off and the police shoot him dead whereupon they realize that the child was not lying and he really did have three eyes and a forked tongue. The kid gets adopted and the police check up on him where the mother tells them that his dog died last night. The last panel depicts the kid winking at the reader with an eye in the middle of his forehead and a forked tongue.
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Bum Steer! (Table of Contents: 30)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A washed-up matador loses the favor of his lady to a young new-comer so he buys a half-blind bull and torments it with a whip while teaching it to charge the smell of the perfumed handkerchief that he knows his lady will toss to the young matador to tuck into his belt. The bull gores the young matador and is then killed in turn. Later that evening the corpses of both the young matador and the bull take their revenge on the schemer as the matador holds him for the bull to gore.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Haunt of Fear / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
Graham Ingels
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

The E.C. Artist of the Issue - Jack Kamen (Table of Contents: 32)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Photo and biography.

Ooze in the Cellar? (Table of Contents: 33)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 8 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 miser creates a blob-like creature in his cellar by mixing in the remains of his wife with those of a mouse, a cat, and mounds of refuse.
Reprints

The Acid Test! (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A woman grows to hate her doting husband so much that she throws a bottle of acid into his face, blinding and disfiguring him. During her trial, he professes to still love her and makes excuses for her action. Her lawyer advises her to play along, and she acts convincingly, so the jury lets her off. Unfortunately for her, her husband was only acting on the witness stand as well, in order to prevent her being sent to prison, so he could pour a bottle of acid into her face.
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Nightmare! (Table of Contents: 35)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

[Letters page] (Table of Contents: 36)

The Old Witch's Niche / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Reprints

Extermination (Table of Contents: 37)

Haunt of Fear / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis
An exterminator has a dream after coming home from a job that he spots a cockroach on his floor. He gets up and strides over to it, bringing his shoe heel down upon the bug, whereupon it emits an ear-piercing shriek. This acts as a signal for all the bugs and rats the exterminator has ever killed to come pouring out of the walls and overwhelm him. Just as he is about to expire, he wakes up and sees a cockroach on the floor. Feeling annoyed at himself for having such an absurd dream, he crosses the floor and brings his shoe down upon it, whereupon the roach...screams.
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Ear Today... Gone Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 38)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
Two business partners who own a fertilizer factory next to a cemetery decide to tunnel under ground into the caskets in order to fill a large order for bone meal fertilizer. After they succeed in filling the order, they decide to take a vacation upstate, but the car conks out beside a farm's corn patch. They move through the corn patch, which happens to have been fertilized by the order they filled, towards the farmhouse but do not make it as the corn husks become animated and beat them to death.
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Indexer Notes

This is the first story the Crypt Keeper interrupts repeatedly.

Russ Cochran Presents the Complete EC Library (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Pencils
Al Feldstein
Inks
Al Feldstein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Crypt-Keeper; Vault-Keeper; Old Witch
Reprints

[The GhouLunatics] (Table of Contents: 41)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Russ Cochran
Pencils
Paul Kast (photos)
Inks
Paul Kast (photos)
Letters
typeset

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

Haunt of Fear / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Johnny Craig
Inks
Johnny Craig
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Haunt of Fear
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Haunt of Fear
  3. 2. Room for One More!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  4. 3. The Basket!
    The Crypt of Terror
  5. 4. The Damaged Goddess
  6. 5. [Letters page]
    The Old Witch's Niche
  7. 6. Horror In the School Room
    Haunt of Fear
  8. 7. The Howling Banshee!
    The Vault of Horror!
  9. 8. Notes and Comments
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Haunt of Fear
  11. 10. Hounded to Death!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  12. 11. The Very Strange Mummy!
    The Vault of Horror!
  13. 12. Unguarded!
  14. 13. [Letters page]
    The Old Witch's Niche
  15. 14. Diminishing Returns!
    Haunt of Fear
  16. 15. The Irony of Death!
    The Crypt of Terror
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Haunt of Fear
  18. 17. Warts So Horrible?
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  19. 18. Forbidden Fruit
    The Vault of Horror!
  20. 19. Genius
  21. 20. [Letters page]
    The Old Witch's Niche
  22. 21. The Age-Old Story!
    Haunt of Fear
  23. 22. Gorilla's Paw!
    The Crypt of Terror
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Haunt of Fear
  25. 24. The E.C. Artist of the Issue - Graham Ingels
  26. 25. Grave Business!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  27. 26. The Vamp!
    The Vault of Horror!
  28. 27. Hot Time!
  29. 28. [Letters page]
    The Old Witch's Niche
  30. 29. My Uncle Ekar!
    Haunt of Fear
  31. 30. Bum Steer!
    The Crypt of Terror
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    Haunt of Fear
  33. 32. The E.C. Artist of the Issue - Jack Kamen
  34. 33. Ooze in the Cellar?
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  35. 34. The Acid Test!
    The Vault of Horror!
  36. 35. Nightmare!
  37. 36. [Letters page]
    The Old Witch's Niche
  38. 37. Extermination
    Haunt of Fear
  39. 38. Ear Today... Gone Tomorrow!
    The Crypt of Terror
  40. 39. Russ Cochran Presents the Complete EC Library
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
  42. 41. [The GhouLunatics]
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
    Haunt of Fear
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