(1980)

Russ Cochran, 1980 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)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Keep going! It's a North Korean road block!
Genre
war
Reprints
Keywords
jeeps; Korean War; machine guns; United States Army

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
?
Letters
Harvey Kurtzman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wake up! Wake up, men! We've been surroun...uk!
Genre
war
Reprints
Keywords
automatic pistols; rifles; United States Army

Harvey Kurtzman (Table of Contents: 2)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
E. B. Boatner (photograph)
Inks
E. B. Boatner (photograph)

Hill 203! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Reprints

Bug Out!! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Reprints

Boomerang! (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Combat Correspondence / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters from Pfc. Richard Lupoff (future author), Roger Winters, Gerry McLaughlin, John P. Browne, Ernest Bauer, A Friend, Tod McRees, Richard D. W. Schultz.

Rubble! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Characters
Mr. Chun (death); Mrs. Chun (death); North Korean soldiers (villains); Chinese soldiers (villains)
Synopsis
A tale from the Korean War is told through "the eyes" of the battlefield rubble of the Chun family home.
Reprints
Keywords
Korea

Indexer Notes

Story told mostly in flashback.

Weak Link! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin [as Severin] (signed)
Inks
Will Elder [as Elder] (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Characters
Lieutenant Stonzek (death); un-named Sergeant (death); Jonesy (death); Swenson [aka Swen] (death); Pringle (death); The Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Told by HQ that the Jerries are sending Tiger tanks down a particular road, American forces decide to set up an ambush. Two men note that logs have been laid into the water to serve as a means of tanks crossing the river and realize they have been suckered into a trap, but it's too late for all of the American forces.
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Keywords
Baker Company; Huertgen Forest; Tiger tank; Wermacht

Annotations (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script
John Benson
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Reprints
Keywords
machine guns; rifles; United States Army

Jack Davis (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
biography
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Profile of EC Artist of the Issue.

Mud! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Reprints

Bunker Hill! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Reprints

One More Mission (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
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Indexer Notes

.05 page story per page on pages 18 & 19 of book.

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

Combat Correspondence / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Sheila Nichols, Margaret Spenner, William Wishart, John Yuille, Robert Clifton, Henry R. Lovenson, Ernie Blunk, Mickey Lambert, Bobby Kingston, James A. Brackett, Lowell Largent.

Corpse on the Imjin! (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Characters
American soldier; North Korean soldier (villain, death)
Synopsis
An American soldier muses about the corpses of soldiers floating down the Imjin River and how they may have died, when he is suddenly attacked by an enemy........and one of the two becomes the next corpse floating down the river.
Reprints
Keywords
Imjin River; Korea

Buzz Bomb! (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin [as Severin] (signed)
Inks
Will Elder [as Elder] (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Characters
American lieutenant; The Nazis [Wolf (death); Eric (death); Heinrich] (villains)
Synopsis
As Americans make their way into Germany, the Nazis are sending buzz bombs over their heads. Farther east are German troops, coming in the opposite direction, and, they too, experience buzz bombs flying over their heads. However, one German paratrooper senses the bombs are actually heading in their direction instead of at the enemy. For once, he is right, and the bomb kills his two friends, and when the Americans catch up with the lone survivor, he has literally gone insane from fear.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Some say us marines retreated from the Changjin reservoir!
Genre
war
Reprints
Keywords
Changjin reservoir; Korean War; rifles; snow; United States Marines

War Map of Korea (Table of Contents: 19)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?

Genre
war
Reprints

The Trap! (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin [as J. Severin] (signed)
Inks
John Severin [as J. Severin] (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Characters
US marines [un-named sergeant; Salisbury; Corporal Tram (death); others un-named (one dies)]; North Korean soldiers (villains, many die)
Synopsis
US marines are on the march to the Changjin Reservoir when they are attacked by entrenched enemy soldiers. Due to some precise planning, the sergeant finds a way to sneak upon the enemy and defeat them. However, the marines are then ordered to retreat, something grunt Salisbury doesn't understand from his position on the battlefield. He soon learns that their Marine unit was surrounded by 100,000 Chinese soldiers, facing certain annihilation.
Reprints
Keywords
Changin Reservoir; Korea

Indexer Notes

Cover story.

Hagaru-Ri! (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Reprints

Miracle? (Table of Contents: 22)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Combat Correspondence / letters page / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Ken Little, Pfc. Joseph Knickerbocker, H. Morgan, A Friend, Tommy Timiyama, Gary Zeltzer.

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

statement of ownership / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Frank D. Lee
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Link-Up! (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin [as Severin] (signed)
Inks
Will Elder [as Elder] (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Characters
U.N. troops [a medic; Quinn; rest un-named]; The Chinese (villains, many die)
Synopsis
The Chinese Army is on the march to South Korea to destroy the 1st Marine Division, and the morale of all United Nations troops, before the marines and the Allied Army link up. The Chinese charge the U.N. forces, paying a terrible price for doing so.
Reprints
Keywords
Korea

Hungnam! (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Keep going! It's a North Korean road block!
Genre
war
Reprints
Keywords
jeeps; Korean War; machine guns; United States Army

Wallace Wood (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Reprints

Luck! (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin [as Severin] (signed)
Inks
Will Elder [as Elder] (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Characters
American lieutenant; American sergeant; American colonel; other American soldiers (many die); North Korean soldiers (villains, many die)
Synopsis
The American lieutenant was lucky -- very lucky -- standing in the open and just asking for the North Korean snipers to shoot him down. Again and again they missed, and his men succeed in picking off the enemy soldiers, until a supposedly dead North Korean finishes him off.
Reprints
Keywords
Korea

Custer's Last Stand (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war; western-frontier
Characters
General George Custer
Reprints

Escape Plot (Table of Contents: 31)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Combat Correspondence / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Robert E. Lee, Jr., Cpl. John W. Janes, Steve Smith, Alan Wheelock, Tomas Azarian, T/Sgt. D. C. Milward, Tim Sarautis, Pvt. Al Scheinerman, Tommy Tomiyama, Wesley Kornbluth, Norman Helwig, Ronald Bork, An E. C. Fan, John Cary, Bob Jackson.

D-Day! (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin [as J. Severin] (signed)
Inks
John Severin [as J. Severin] (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Characters
American sergeant; American corporal
Synopsis
American Rangers are on their way to Pointe Du Hoe by landing craft, expecting the Germans not to believe that the Americans would scale the sheer cliffs of Pointe Du Hoe. G-2 didn't expect all that would go wrong with the operation, but, fortunately, the sergeant in command realized that one always has to allow for the unforeseeable, and the operation succeeded.
Reprints
Keywords
France; L.C.A.; Pointe Du Hoe

Jeep! (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...no! The tank carrying the wounded! ...it hit a mine!
Genre
war
Reprints
Keywords
tanks; United States Army

Harvey Kurtzman (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Reprints

Checkers! (Table of Contents: 37)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin [as Severin] (signed)
Inks
Will Elder [as Elder] (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Characters
SFC Straus (tank commander); E-7 Kilpatrick (tank commander); Rudolph; un-named company officer; patrol lieutenant; North Koreans (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Finishing a game of checkers, Straus and Kilpatrick nearly miss a required briefing of all tank commanders by the C.O., who informs them that a patrol sent down the Kumhwa Road had been ambushed and badly hit, and they needed to be rescued. When the going gets tough, Straus and Kilpatrick manuever their tanks as if they were playing checkers and win the battle, saving the platoon.
Reprints
Keywords
Hwachon; Kaesong; Korea; Kumhwa Road

Pell's Point! (Table of Contents: 38)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Reprints

Submerge! (Table of Contents: 39)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Reprints

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

Combat Correspondence / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Gerry McLaughlin, Everson Jones, Ex-Sgt. Charles Radcliffe, Stevie Stephenson, Bobby Rodriguez, Bill Jones, M/Sgt. Canuto Balenzuelo, D. Pekich, Lynn Cotton, Robert Garrison, Paul Baker.

Alamo! (Table of Contents: 41)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin [as Severin] (signed)
Inks
John Severin [as Severin] (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Characters
Colonel Davy Crockett (death); Colonel Jim Bowie (death); General Santa Anna (villain); Private Morelos (villain)
Synopsis
The siege of the Alamo has begun, and it is 150 Americans versus 4000 Mexicans under the command of Santa Anna, who has said that there will be no quarter. Among the Mexicans is Private Morelos, who wants no part of a massacre, but who is selected to kill the last of five survivors.
Reprints
Keywords
San Jacinto; Texas; The Alamo

Saipan! (Table of Contents: 42)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

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

Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They've captured the ridge! Fire by sight! Fire b...uh!
Genre
war
Reprints
Keywords
automatic pistols; mortars; United States Army

Korea! (Table of Contents: 44)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Reprints

Red Knight! (Table of Contents: 45)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin [as J. Severin] (signed)
Inks
John Severin [as J. Severin] (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
un-named Allied pilots (many die); Baron Manfred von Richthofen (villain, death); the Germans (villains)
Synopsis
Baron von Richthofen sits at his table on occasion after occasion, documenting his various kills through number 80, until that fateful day when he was in an aerial fight and his plane glided down toward the ground ever so slowly and landed. Allied troops approached and found the baron dead behind his stick.
Reprints
Keywords
Albatross; Bristol; British B.E.; British F.E. photo-plane; Farbus (a village); Fokker; Nieuport; Sailly-le-Sec; Somme River; Spad; Spandaus (machine guns); Vickers (machine guns); World War 1

Scout-Snipers (Table of Contents: 46)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tech. Sgt. James C. Jones, Jr.
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47)

Combat Correspondence / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Helen Pascale, Larned Bearce, (Name Withheld), Ray R. Hannigan, Jr., Marie Amoroso, Peter Henderson, Richard Weinstein, Matthew Taravella.

Washington! (Table of Contents: 48)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin [as Severin] (signed)
Inks
Will Elder [as Elder] (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
historical; war
Characters
General George Washington; Revolutionary soldiers [Patrick (death)]; British soldiers (enemy)
Synopsis
General Washington and his forces are on Manhattan Island on September 15, 1776, on the receiving end of British bombardment from the sea. Severely outnumbered, many of the men wish to run, but Washington pleads with them to stay, in vain. As his army deserts him, the general and his horse are led off the field of battle, but the war has just begun!
Reprints
Keywords
Kingsbridge; Kips Bay; Manhattan

Fire Mission! (Table of Contents: 49)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Dave Berg [as Davy Berg] (signed)
Inks
Dave Berg [as Davy Berg] (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Characters
a 4.2 mortar crew (two die)
Synopsis
A new recruit to a mortar crew during the Korean War was complaining about all of the rifle fire around their position, but he soon learns a real lesson in warfare.
Reprints
Keywords
Korean War

Russ Cochran Presents the Complete EC Library (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Reprints
Keywords
machine guns; rifles; United States Army

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Keep going! It's a North Korean road block!"]
  2. 1. ["Wake up! Wake up, men! We've been surroun...uk!"]
  3. 2. Harvey Kurtzman
  4. 3. Hill 203!
  5. 4. Bug Out!!
  6. 5. Boomerang!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Combat Correspondence
  8. 7. Rubble!
  9. 8. Weak Link!
  10. 9. Annotations
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. Jack Davis
    The EC "Artist of the Issue"
  13. 12. Mud!
  14. 13. Bunker Hill!
  15. 14. One More Mission
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Combat Correspondence
  17. 16. Corpse on the Imjin!
  18. 17. Buzz Bomb!
  19. 18. ["Some say us marines retreated from the Changjin reservoir!"]
  20. 19. War Map of Korea
  21. 20. The Trap!
  22. 21. Hagaru-Ri!
  23. 22. Miracle?
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Combat Correspondence
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
  26. 25. Link-Up!
  27. 26. Hungnam!
  28. 27. ["Keep going! It's a North Korean road block!"]
  29. 28. Wallace Wood
    The EC "Artist of the Issue"
  30. 29. Luck!
  31. 30. Custer's Last Stand
  32. 31. Escape Plot
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Combat Correspondence
  34. 33. D-Day!
  35. 34. Jeep!
  36. 35. ["...no! The tank carrying the wounded! ...it hit a mine!"]
  37. 36. Harvey Kurtzman
    The EC "Artist of the Issue"
  38. 37. Checkers!
  39. 38. Pell's Point!
  40. 39. Submerge!
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
    Combat Correspondence
  42. 41. Alamo!
  43. 42. Saipan!
  44. 43. ["They've captured the ridge! Fire by sight! Fire b...uh!"]
  45. 44. Korea!
  46. 45. Red Knight!
  47. 46. Scout-Snipers
  48. 47. [no title indexed]
    Combat Correspondence
  49. 48. Washington!
  50. 49. Fire Mission!
  51. 50. Russ Cochran Presents the Complete EC Library
  52. 51. [no title indexed]
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