(November 1991)

Russ Cochran, 1991 Series
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Price:
2.00 USD; 2.50 CAD
Pages:
68
On-sale date:
1991
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Russ Cochran, Publisher
Brand:
EC An Entertaining Comic
Barcode:
070989329010 11
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Non-barcode variant also exists.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Vault of Horror / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Johnny Craig
Inks:
Johnny Craig
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

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

The Vault of Horror / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Rock
Pencils:
Johnny Craig
Inks:
Johnny Craig
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Letters from Kenn Bashaw, Johyn Everly, David Lindsay.

Together They Lie! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Vault of Horror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein (co-plot, script); Bill Gaines (co-plot)
Pencils:
Reed Crandall
Inks:
Reed Crandall
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Alex is heartbroken when his wife, Sylvia, dies in a fire. It looks like an accident, but it was a deliberate murder committed by Alex's housekeeper, Agnes, and her lover, Mitch. Agnes convinces Alex that Sylvia had been cheating on him and he commits suicide, leaving his entire estate to Agnes. But, while Agnes and Mitch make themselves comfortable in their new home, Alex is definitely not resting in peace.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Let the Punishment Fit the Crime! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Al Feldstein; Bill Gaines
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The whole town comes out to watch when a group of kids solemnly carries a coffin down the street. At first, amusement is the prevailing emotion. But then, some of the adults begin comparing notes. It seems the kids wanted to know about the details of funerals. They also wanted to know about crime and punishment, particularly capital punishment. They also wanted to know about how an electric chair works. Uneasiness begins to grow. Then, the mother of another child runs up, inquiring after her son. She hasn't seen him all day, and she knows the other kids were mad at him for a small theft.
Reprints:

Wrecker! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Vault of Horror / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

A Slight Case of Murder! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Vault of Horror / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein (co-plot, script); Bill Gaines (co-plot)
Pencils:
George Evans
Inks:
George Evans
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Doc Swanson returns to his hometown to investigate a series of murders. He stops by the sheriff's office and announces that he knows the identity of the killer, but the sheriff protests that whatever killed several women couldn't have been human. Swanson's theory is that the killer murdered the women when he tried to woo them and they recoiled from his true nature. The doctor then accuses the sheriff of being the killer and several townsmen seize the sheriff. In the ensuing struggle, the sheriff is revealed to be a life-size robot containing his true form: an infant-sized twisted wreck.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Strung Along! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
Al Feldstein; Bill Gaines
Pencils:
Graham Ingels
Inks:
Graham Ingels
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Tony was a skilled puppeteer and Nora, his wife, was part of his act. They made a good living, but Tony decided to retire due to poor health. Nora becomes bored and begins to hate Tony for the loss of her career. To give him a bad shock, she declares that she never loved him. Tony begs her to recant, but she laughs him off. Tony collapses and is soon near death, his puppets ranged about his bedroom. That night, Nora joins him in bed, and after some tender moments, Tony dies peacefully. The next morning, a dead Nora is revealed to have strings running from her body to several puppets overhead.
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The Loathsome! (Table of Contents: 7)

Weird Science / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Eddie was a witness to an atomic explosion during the war, which led to him fathering a deformed baby girl. Unable to care for her, he sends her to a children's asylum where the nurses would raise her. As the girl grew older, unloved, she became more and more unruly. Then she overhears the nurses deciding to cancel her tenth birthday party. Soon, they catch her placing notes in the crook of a tree and they confront her. But, she runs off, still clutching a note. They chase her and she ends up impaled on an iron fence. The contents of the note? "To whoever finds this note...I love you."
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Surprise Package (Table of Contents: 8)

Weird Science / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Bradbury (original story); Al Feldstein (adaptation)
Pencils:
Jack Kamen
Inks:
Jack Kamen
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Martha is growing very suspicious of her beau, Leonard. Something about him seems different, but she can't put her finger on it. She knows he's been seeing other women, but he's often seen them at the same time he was with her! Finally, puzzled and enraged she shoots Leonard, revealing him to be a robot. It turns out that there are six robotic Leonards womanizing around town. All while the real Leonard is at home, taking it easy and relaxing. However, the robot declares that Martha was his one true love, then crumbles into pieces. Horrified, Martha takes her own life.
Reprints:

Progress! (Table of Contents: 9)

Weird Science / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

The Reformers (Table of Contents: 10)

Weird Science / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
The Reformers are a group of self-proclaimed evangelists who travel from planet to planet, criticizing the societal wrongs they encounter. Their latest planet poses a problem, though. There are no wrongs to criticize. No crime, no ills, just happiness. So, unwilling to give up, they plan to induce a few problems of their own: a few drunkards, some crime, etc. Just then they receive a transmission from their leader: Lucifer! He tells them not to bother with their plan; it won't work. They've landed on Heaven!
Reprints:

50 Girls 50 (Table of Contents: 11)

Weird Science / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Al Williamson; Frank Frazetta
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
An unmanned ship has been sent out from Earth on a 100 year voyage to another planet, bearing a load of colonists in cryogenic sleep. But, Sid set his pod to awaken him after just one year. He wants to have another colonist, Wendy, all to himself. After reviving, enjoying, then murdering another woman as an "appetizer", Sid awakens Wendy. She seems amenable to the plan, but soon turns the tables on Sid, shooting him and planning on choosing her own mate. But, Wendy didn't realize they were only a couple of years out, and Sid's first action was killing every other man on board.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Vault of Horror
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Vault of Horror
  3. 2. Together They Lie!
    The Vault of Horror
  4. 3. Let the Punishment Fit the Crime!
    The Crypt of Terror
  5. 4. Wrecker!
    The Vault of Horror
  6. 5. A Slight Case of Murder!
    The Vault of Horror
  7. 6. Strung Along!
    The Witch's Cauldron
  8. 7. The Loathsome!
    Weird Science
  9. 8. Surprise Package
    Weird Science
  10. 9. Progress!
    Weird Science
  11. 10. The Reformers
    Weird Science
  12. 11. 50 Girls 50
    Weird Science
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