(May 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 05
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Non-barcode variant also exists.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Rock
Pencils
Johnny Craig
Inks
Johnny Craig
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Letter from Chad Whitley.

Sink-Hole! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Johnny Craig
Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper [cameos]; Aldous Barstow; Rick Hudson
Synopsis
A lonely woman, who had joined a lonely hearts club, accepts a marriage proposal by mail, but when she meets him, he is actually much older than she realizes. After she meets the new area health inspector, Rick Hudson, and falls for him, she murders her husband and dumps him into the well on their property so she can carry on a romance with Hudson. Then she discovers that Hudson is married and leaving town.....disappointed beyond hope, she goes over to well to draw some water to quench her mounting thirst....and gets a REAL surprise!
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Lend Me a Hand! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Al Feldstein (co-plot, script); Bill Gaines (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keepers [cameos]; Dr. Harold Johnson
Synopsis
Emminent physician Dr. Johnson is the victim of a car accident and loses his hand, which means his career if finished. After reading an article in a medical journal about keeping tissue alive by a chemical and mechanical apparatus, the doctor decides to kill a drunk to get a hand to replace the one he lost.....with some very unfortunate results!
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Trap (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
William M. Gaines
Pencils
? (spot illo)
Inks
? (spot illo)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Inspector Mattern
Synopsis
Inspector Mattern, and his assistant, Sergeant Finch, were working homicide detail concerning four murders that had occured under a full moon in the previous four months. They laid a trap for the killer, which appeared to be some kind of wild animal....at least, the wounds on the victims indicated such to be the case. As Mittern sat waiting to spring the trap, he looked up at the full moon and a strange tingling began coursing through his body....and he lost consciousness. When he awoke, he became aware of a heavy weight on his chest, which he discovered to be Sgt. Finch, whose throat was slashed and who's wounds appeared to be that of a werewolf! Then he noticed his hairy hands were covered in blood....and realized that the trap he had set had worked and had caught the killer werewolf...and it turned out to be himself!
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Keywords
monsters

The Mask of Horror (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein (co-plot, script); Bill Gaines (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper [cameo]; Ken Anders
Synopsis
Ken Anders stops off at an eerie costume shop to get a costume for a party, and the weird owner outfits him with a mask and costume that is supposed to represent his true self. Opening the box upon reaching home, he discovers the costume of a rotting corpse inside. Donning only the costume, he goes over to his fiancee's house, but she begs off because of a headache....so he leaves, but then discovers he left the box with the mask inside at her house. When he returns, she is in the arms of another man....so he leaves devastated. He puts the mask on and heads to the party, and meets a woman dressed as a vampire and falls for her. They head into the garden to unmask and he discovers she really IS a vampire, who then attacks him. Anders drowns her in a lily pond....but then notes his reflection in the pond with terrifying results!
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion. Feature is Vault of Horror despite lack of header to that effect because Vault-Keeper introduces the story.

You Can't Miss... (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Dying to Lose Weight! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Al Feldstein (co-plot, script); Bill Gaines (co-plot)
Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
Graham Ingels
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch [cameos]; Dr. Perdo
Synopsis
In a small town populated by many fat people, a weird Dr. Perdo comes to town, offering to help those people through the use of a tiny weight-reducing capsule. Four accept his offer....and the capsule works on them to perfection, and the town is sorry to see Dr. Perdo move on. But then, the four people suddenly die horrible deaths....as if they had starved to death. Six months later, Perdo, in disguise, returns to the town, but is discovered and runs into the cemetery to hide....and into the mausoleum of one of his victims....where he comes face-to-face with the thing that had killed his victims: a giant tapeworm!
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

[Weird Science #11] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
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The Conquerors of the Moon! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
R. M. Lamont
Synopsis
A corporate mining company accidentally destroys all life on Earth while trying to give the Moon an atmosphere.
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Only Human! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Andrew Harmon; Miss Landers
Synopsis
Romance develops between Andrew Harmon and Miss Landers while they are employed to help educate an electronic brain.
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Discovery (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (spot illo)
Inks
? (spot illo)
Colors
? (spot illo)
Letters
Typeset

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Why Papa Left Home (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Raymond Williams Jr; Doctor Vandeveer Hybolt; Martha Anders; Mr. Axel
Synopsis
Raymond Williams Jr. is transported 25 years into the past where he discovers why his father left the family abruptly after he was born.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Coming Soon (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

The Worm Turns (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Becker; Vaughn
Synopsis
Vaughn learns about cruelty to animals after the spaceship his is part of the crew of crashes on another planet.
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Subscribe! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Vault of Horror
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Sink-Hole!
    The Vault of Horror!
  4. 3. Lend Me a Hand!
    The Crypt of Terror
  5. 4. Trap
  6. 5. The Mask of Horror
  7. 6. You Can't Miss...
  8. 7. ["I say, Chauncey..."]
  9. 8. Dying to Lose Weight!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  10. 9. [Weird Science #11]
    Weird Science
  11. 10. The Conquerors of the Moon!
  12. 11. Only Human!
  13. 12. Discovery
  14. 13. Why Papa Left Home
  15. 14. ["No two ways about it..."]
  16. 15. Coming Soon
  17. 16. The Worm Turns
  18. 17. Subscribe!
  19. 18. ["Hee, hee!"]
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
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