(March 1992)

Russ Cochran, 1991 Series
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Price
2.00 USD; 2.50 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
twice monthly
On-sale date
1992
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Russ Cochran, Publisher
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Barcode
070989329010 03
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[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
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The EC Artist of the Issue: Joe Orlando (Table of Contents: 1)

Joe Orlando / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
photo
Inks
photo
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography

...And All Through the House... (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Johnny Craig
Pencils
Johnny Craig
Inks
Johnny Craig
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten
Editing
Johnny Craig (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Poor Joseph has just been murdered by his wife on Christmas Eve. When their daughter, Carol, hears the commotion, she thinks it's Santa Claus arriving, but her mother tells her Santa hasn't been by, yet. As the woman prepares to dispose of her husband's body, she overhears a radio broadcast about an escaped maniac who is running around dressed like Santa. Then, she hears a knock on the front door and, sure enough, it's the killer. She hurriedly locks the doors, and begins barricading the house. But, Carol heard the knock, too. And what kid can say "no" to letting Santa into the house?
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Tombs-Day! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Jack Oleck ?
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten
Editing
Johnny Craig (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Professor Burton is leading an expedition to an Egyptian archaeological dig in search of a vanished earlier group. They locate an ancient tomb and enter, only to have a panel close behind them, trapping them inside. Hieroglyphics tell the story of the sphinx's curse, but Burton thinks the disappearances might have simply been greedy workers grabbing loot and running off. Then, members of the current expedition begin vanishing, leaving pools of blood behind. Finally, the remaining members reach the heart of the tomb, where they learn that the sphinx may not be totally mythological, after all.
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Space to Breathe! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Johnny Craig (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
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Beauty Rest (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Jack Oleck ?
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten
Editing
Johnny Craig (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The local undertaker's convention is holding a "Miss Corpse" beauty pageant, and Helen discovers that her roommate Joyce has managed to fix the contest in her own favor. A jealous Helen gives Joyce sleeping pills and takes her place at the pageant, which she wins, as planned. Upon returning home, Helen realizes she had given Joyce too many pills and killed her. Staging it all as a suicide, Helen then returns to the pageant headquarters to claim her prize. But, those undertakers are sticklers for details. They insist that "Miss Corpse" must be an actual corpse...
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Shoe-Button Eyes! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Johnny Craig
Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
Graham Ingels
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten
Editing
Johnny Craig (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Billy was born blind, but his mom takes good care of him. Eventually, Billy's Mom marries Jed, a nasty, abusive brute. Jed constantly mocks Billy's blindness and finally rips the eyes out of Billy's teddy bear, claiming it's more fitting for Billy's toy to be as blind as he is. When Billy's mom gets sick and dies, Jed flies into a fury and hits Billy. Hard. The next morning, Jed is found mauled, as if by a wild animal, possibly a bear. And Billy? Well, after being hit, he can see just fine. There are no blind people in Heaven.
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Weird Science #15 (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?

Genre
science fiction
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The Martians! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten
Editing
Bill Gaines (original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
The first manned mission to Mars is a success! The crew disembarks and soon finds signs of intelligent life. They enter what appears to be a museum and chance upon an exhibit depicting a conflict between a blob monster and a human being. They're amazed the Martians so closely resembled Earthmen! Further investigation, though, leads them to discover that the "museum" is actually a movie theater; the exhibit was actually a movie poster depicting a heroic Martian versus a hideous monster. Unfortunately for the astronauts' sensibilities, "hideous monster" refers to the human being.
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Captivity (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Al Williamson
Inks
Al Williamson
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten
Editing
Bill Gaines (original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Lou and Hank are in Arizona, searching for uranium deposits. However, the radioactivity combines with a mechanical malfunction to hurl them both into Earth's primordial past, complete with dinosaurs. After some exploration, they chance upon aliens herding human beings into a valley filled with dinosaurs. Why? Both dinosaurs and humans were transported to Earth from other planets. Earth is a zoo!
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Cunning! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Bill Gaines (original editor)

Genre
science fiction
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Miscalculation! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten
Editing
Bill Gaines (original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Melvin receives an unexpected package in the mail. It turns out it was actually meant for someone else, who lives 1000 years in the future! The package contains a dehydrated "Harem Kit"; just add a few simple ingredients and there'll be five beautiful women who will fall in love with the first man they see. Unfortunately, the measurements for the ingredients are in future units, so Melvin has to guess. The first four women turn out, sequentially, too fat, thin, short and tall. The fifth turns out right, but ends up seeing the building superintendent first. Poor Melvin.
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Bum Steer! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten
Editing
Bill Gaines (original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Several men are abducted by an alien that resembles a centaur with the head of a skeletal horse. The alien assures them they won't be harmed, and that they are invited to the alien home planet. After being presented with a sumptuous feast, the men lose their suspicions and dig in. At the end of the voyage, a beautiful woman enters the room and asks the men to follow her through a door. But, one of the men, a rancher, realizes what's happening. On Earth, ranchers use a cow to lure bulls into the slaughterhouse. Yep, the men have been fattened up pretty good, too.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Vault of Horror
  2. 1. The EC Artist of the Issue: Joe Orlando
    Joe Orlando
  3. 2. ...And All Through the House...
    The Vault of Horror
  4. 3. Tombs-Day!
    The Crypt of Terror
  5. 4. Space to Breathe!
    The Vault of Horror
  6. 5. Beauty Rest
    The Vault of Horror
  7. 6. Shoe-Button Eyes!
    The Witch's Cauldron
  8. 7. Weird Science #15
    Weird Science
  9. 8. The Martians!
    Weird Science
  10. 9. Captivity
    Weird Science
  11. 10. Cunning!
    Weird Science
  12. 11. Miscalculation!
    Weird Science
  13. 12. Bum Steer!
    Weird Science
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