(Spring 1954)

EC, 1954 Series
 
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
On-sale date
1954
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Tiny Tot Comics, Inc.
Brand
EC A 3-D Comic
Editing
Al Feldstein
Color
Color Cover; Duotone (3D) interior
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Includes two sets of bound-in 3D glasses.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Added by Craig Delich 2013-4-17.

Directions for Assembling Your Two Versatile E.C. 3-D Viewers (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

The Trophy! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Clyde Franklin (big game hunter, death, lives on as a head kept alive); Jeeves (Franklin's butler); un-named newspaper reporter; a ghoul (villain)
Synopsis
A noted big game hunter, who merely hunts for the sport, has the tables turned on him when a weird ghoul causes the hunter's car to suffer double blow-outs. When he regains consciousness, Clyde Franklin witnesses the handiwork of the ghoul and discovers what his fate will be!
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Indexer Notes

Writer, page count and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2013-4-17. The original version of this story appeared in Tales From the Crypt #25 (August-September, 1951). This version, re-written by Feldstein, was re-drawn by Davis on multiple layers to achieve the 3-D effect for this issue. Fantagraphics restored Davis' artwork from the printed 3-D comic and "translated" it into 2-D, and also meticulously re-created the lettering, all for Volume 4 of the EC Artists' Library "'Tain't the Meat...It's the Humanity" published in March of 2013.

The Strange Couple! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks
Bill Elder (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt Keeper (host); male traveler; Hepsibah (old woman); Fedor (Hepsibah's husband);
Synopsis
Stopped by the Police because the bridge was washed out on the main road, a man insists on taking a side road, but gets stuck in the mud. Spotting an isolated farmhouse, the man approaches, but is warned by an old woman inside that it was dangerous to stay there, and that her husband was a vampire. However, when the man tells him that his wife was a ghoul, he decides it's time for bed, but is warned to keep the room's closet locked. Soon he learns to regret his decision to remain.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story added by Craig Delich.

Story may be out of proper sequence in the book.

Bats in My Belfry! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense

The Thing from the Grave! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

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

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

All Time Favories-Smash Values (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Talmadge Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The New Way to Enjoy Sports Movies, Plays, Television (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

International Binocular Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Directions for Assembling Your Two Versatile E.C. 3-D Viewers
  3. 2. The Trophy!
    The Crypt of Terror
  4. 3. The Strange Couple!
  5. 4. Bats in My Belfry!
  6. 5. The Thing from the Grave!
  7. 6. ["Confidentially... this is an even better E.C. 3-D mag!"]
  8. 7. All Time Favories-Smash Values
    Talmadge Co.
  9. 8. The New Way to Enjoy Sports Movies, Plays, Television
    International Binocular Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Craig Delich
  • Chris Boyko
  • Merlin Haas
  • Mike Nielsen