(1980)

Russ Cochran, 1980 Series
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Volume
4
Price
[none]
Pages
180
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Russ Cochran, Publisher
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Russ Cochran

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Script
?
Pencils
Al Williamson; Frank Frazetta
Inks
Al Williamson; Frank Frazetta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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Script
?
Pencils
Al Williamson
Inks
Al Feldstein
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?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
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Counter-Clockwise (Table of Contents: 2)

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Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
John Severin
Inks
Will Elder
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Zero Hour (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mary Morris; Mink Morris (daughter of Mary Morris); Henry Morris (Mary's husband); Joseph Conners; Anna; Peggy Ann; Helen (Mary's friend in New York); Tim (Helen's son); Drill (villain, a Martian)
Synopsis
Mrs. Morris, at first, thinks nothing of her daughter and a friend playing their game of "invasion". But when Mink starts telling of a Martian named Drill, who is the fore-runner of a Martian invasion of Earth, and Mary discovers that kids of her friends in other parts of the country are playing the same game, she wonders if this is for real.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

The Ashtray (Table of Contents: 4)

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?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
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Homesick! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Al Williamson (signed); Roy Krenkel (on technological details)
Inks
Al Williamson (signed); Roy Krenkel (on technological details)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Colonel Lawrence Ardsley (death); General Minorly (Medical doctor); Colonel David Todd (villain); Lynn Ardsley (villain, Lawrence's wife)
Synopsis
David Todd and Lynn Ardsley plot her husband's murder, while David and Lawrence are on a misson to Mars to investigate the planet's landscape and possible life forms. The crime is committed, but with unexpected consequences for David!
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Keywords
Space Rocket #X-1; Space Rocket #X-2

Indexer Notes

Krenkel art credits added by Craig Delich.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Judgment Day! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tarlton
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Notes and Comments (Table of Contents: 7)

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Script
Bill Spicer; Doug Menville; John Benson
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
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Al Williamson (Table of Contents: 9)

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Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; biography
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Indexer Notes

EC Artist of the Month

King of the Grey Spaces! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Bradbury; Albert B. Feldstein (adaptation)
Pencils
John Severin
Inks
Will Elder
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
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Indexer Notes

Ray Bradbury adaptation ("R Is For Rocket")

Hot-Rod! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot and script)
Pencils
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sally (Amos' lover); Cynthia (Amos' wife, death); unnamed time traveler; Amos (villain, a bookkeeper)
Synopsis
Amos and Sally are driving by a lake when a strangely garbed man jumps up on the running board of their car and drops a package in the back seat. Later, Amos looks at the package, postmarked May 15, 2053, and discovers something called a trans-dimensional transporter inside. Thinking it to be some sort of gadget to soup up his hot-rod, Amos installs the device, traveling into the future. He then plots to kill his wife and travel into the future to establish an alibi.....with unexpected results.
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Keywords
time travel; year 2053

Indexer Notes

Corrected script credits and letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Cleanser (Table of Contents: 12)

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?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
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Brain-Child! (Table of Contents: 13)

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Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Al Williamson (signed)
Inks
Al Williamson (signed); Roy Krenkel
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
A spaceship (host, death); Colonel Dane (death); un-named General; the Electronic Brain
Synopsis
Colonel Dane is selected to pilot a brand new spaceship, powered by an electronic brain, which enables this vessel to be a virtual one-man war rocket. While it seems the rocketship could operate itself with no human pilot, the drawback is the ship is void of emotion: it cannot hate, it doesn't know love and it cannot create. That drawback will cost Dane his life and the electronic brain its housing.
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Keywords
Parabolic Mike

Indexer Notes

Krenkel credit added by Craig Delich 2013-9-21.

Time for a Change! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

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Pencils
Al Feldstein [as Feldstein] (signed)
Inks
Al Feldstein [as Feldstein] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
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...For Us the Living (Table of Contents: 16)

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Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
John Severin
Inks
Will Elder
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
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I, Rocket (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Bradbury; Albert B. Feldstein (adaptation)
Pencils
Al Williamson (signed); Frank Frazetta [as FF] (signed)
Inks
Al Williamson (signed); Frank Frazetta [as FF] (signed); Roy Krenkel
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
A Rocketship (narrator); Captain Lamb; Hillary; Skip; Ayres (crew member, Navigator, death); Conrad (crew member, death); Slop (ship's cook, death); Larion (villain, death); Belloc (villain, death)
Synopsis
A very expensive new rocketship, once built for war and now rusting away, relates the story of her glory with Captain Lamb in charge, but also of treachery aboard ship, which the rocket secretly dealt with.
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Indexer Notes

Krenkel inking credit added by Craig Delich 2013-9-23.

Discovery (Table of Contents: 18)

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?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
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...Conquers All! (Table of Contents: 19)

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Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot and script)
Pencils
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
invasion ship crew members [unnamed Chief; unnamed doctor; Phebe; Cuno; Mara; Xano; others unnamed] (villains)
Synopsis
As a prelude to an invasion of the Earth, an infiltration rocket from a far distant world is sent to the Earth to examine, estimate, judge and report back to their leaders. But when the crew discovers something not found on their world....emotions....they decide to stay on Earth.
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Indexer Notes

Corrected script credits and letterer credit by Craig Delich.

The Automaton (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

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Pencils
Al Williamson; Frank Frazetta
Inks
Al Williamson; Frank Frazetta
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Letters
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Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
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My Home... (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Genre
science fiction
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Saved (Table of Contents: 23)

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Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Al Williamson (signed); Roy Krenkel
Inks
Al Williamson (signed); Roy Krenkel
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sangor (a vampire); Keston (G.B.I. man); Morgan (death); Kearne (death); Edwards (death); Martin (death); Jargot (villain, death)
Synopsis
A G.B.I. man disguises himself as a space ship crew member in order to discover the truth behind the deaths of many crew members that served with Mr. Jargot aboard the ship "Mercury". He discovers the horrifying truth behind those disappearances......and there is a surprise that waits for him as well!
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Keywords
Galactic Bureau of Investigation; Mercury

Indexer Notes

Krenkel art credits added by Craig Delich 2013-9-23.

Millennium (Table of Contents: 24)

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Genre
science fiction
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Planely Possible (Table of Contents: 25)

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Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot and script)
Pencils
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Walter Thurmond (death); Ruth Thurmond (Walter's wife, death); Dean Warburton (a hospital lab technician)
Synopsis
After a serious car accident, Walter's wife slips into a coma and passes away. But when a hospital lab tech approches Walter, telling him that he can transport the grieved man into one of several different planes of existence, one of which has the couple both still alive. Walter agrees.....but soon wishes he hadn't.
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Indexer Notes

Corrected script credits and letterer credit by Craig Delich.

The Million Year Picnic (Table of Contents: 26)

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Script
Ray Bradbury (original author); Albert B. Feldstein (adaptation)
Pencils
John Severin
Inks
Will Elder
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
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Indexer Notes

An adaptation of a Ray Bradbury's Martian story.

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

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Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
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The Silent Towns (Table of Contents: 28)

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Script
Ray Bradbury (original author); Al Feldstein (adaptation)
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
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Indexer Notes

An adaptation of a Ray Bradbury's Martian story.

The Freaks (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot and script)
Pencils
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen (signed)
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Freaks [Bosco (the dog-faced boy, death); Mildred (the fat lady); Elasto (the rubber-skinned man); Aldo (the hairy ape-man); Tarpo (the living skeleton); rest unnamed]; Stanley Gilby (circus co-owner); Ned Smote (circus co-owner); Callon-X (man from the future)
Synopsis
The freaks at a circus side show are sick and tired of the stares of the crowds, their snickers, their groans of disgust.....and one decides to quit. But when the freak is found dead in his tent, the circus owners go in search for a replacement. They think they have found one.....but soon they find that the tables have turned on them.
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Indexer Notes

Corrected script credits and letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Public Service! (Table of Contents: 30)

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?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
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Indexer Notes

1/2 of the story is on each page of the centerfold (the other 1/2 of each page is house ads for Weird Science #22 and Picture Stories from the Bible, Science, and World History.

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

Cosmic Correspendence / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

No letters but information on joining The E.C. Fan-Addict Club.

The Fossil (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Genre
science fiction
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Derelict Ship (Table of Contents: 33)

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Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
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Russ Cochran Presents the Complete EC Library (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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

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

Genre
science fiction
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Williamson
Inks
Al Feldstein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
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Keywords
astronauts; rockets; space station

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Counter-Clockwise
  4. 3. Zero Hour
  5. 4. The Ashtray
  6. 5. Homesick!
  7. 6. Judgment Day!
  8. 7. Notes and Comments
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. Al Williamson
  11. 10. King of the Grey Spaces!
  12. 11. Hot-Rod!
  13. 12. Cleanser
  14. 13. Brain-Child!
  15. 14. Time for a Change!
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. ...For Us the Living
  18. 17. I, Rocket
  19. 18. Discovery
  20. 19. ...Conquers All!
  21. 20. The Automaton
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
  23. 22. My Home...
  24. 23. Saved
  25. 24. Millennium
  26. 25. Planely Possible
  27. 26. The Million Year Picnic
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
  29. 28. The Silent Towns
  30. 29. The Freaks
  31. 30. Public Service!
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    Cosmic Correspendence
  33. 32. The Fossil
  34. 33. Derelict Ship
  35. 34. Russ Cochran Presents the Complete EC Library
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
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