(October-November 1950)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale date
1950-06-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
I. C. Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
William M. Gaines
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Crypt-Keeper (inset)
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The Thing from the Sea (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Al Feldstein
Inks
Al Feldstein
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
During a sea voyage a passenger discovers that stateroom 13 has the reputation of being haunted. He discovers that it is indeed haunted by the corpse of someone the captain murdered and it drops into sea after taking revenge upon the captain.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

End of the Search (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
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A Fatal Caper (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Teenagers remove a body from a casket in order to dress as a mystically-summoned monster and place one of their own inside as a prank, however, the undertaker is unaware of this and buries the body. When they tell him that he must dig it back up, he refuses because the corpse inside died of leprosy. They all look down in horror at their hands and realize they must have contracted it.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Backfire (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

NOT reprinted in Tales From the Crypt (Russ Cochran, 1992 series) #4 (June 1993).

Rx...Death (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
Graham Ingels
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A sister worries that her brother is under too much stress and so asks a doctor to write a prescription for some medicine. The doctor does so, but the old-fashioned druggist has only a bottle with the correct label, but after the doctor examines it, he realizes it is not the correct substance. After the contents have been analyzed, the results indicate that for the past several weeks, her brother has been slowly digested alive.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Impending Doom! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Theodore J. Warren (artist, death); Ellen Kordova (Alex's wife); Alex Kordova (villain, stonecutter)
Synopsis
An artist draws a frightened face with a circle around it. Thinking it odd, he goes for a walk encountering a grave-stone cutter who looks exactly like the picture he drew of the man carving a tombstone with his name on it. The stone-cutter laughs it off, but wants to show his wife the picture. It turns out the artist and the stone-cutter's wife were once romantically involved and she wants to be so again. The stone-cutter catches them together and kills the artist, but is facing the hangman's noose for it.
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Indexer Notes

Colorist and letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Script credit from "Tales of Terror! -- The EC Companion" by Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Thing from the Sea
  3. 2. End of the Search
  4. 3. A Fatal Caper
  5. 4. Backfire
  6. 5. Rx...Death
  7. 6. Impending Doom!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bill Borre
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • R. S. Martin
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin