(January-February 1951)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale Date
1950-11-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Authorized A. C. M. P. Conforms to the Comics Code
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
I. C. Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
William M. Gaines (editor); Al Feldstein (associate editor)

Issue Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Feldstein [as Feldstein] (signed)
Inks
Al Feldstein [as Feldstein] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer and colorist credits by Craig Delich.

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

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

Child of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Al Feldstein [as Feldstein] (signed)
Inks
Al Feldstein [as Feldstein] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jerry Gordon (mining engineer); Linda Gordon (Jerry's wife, death, in flashback); Tim (mining engineer, death, in flashback); Bill (mining engineer, death, in flashback); Jerry and Linda's murant son (death)
Synopsis
A mining engineer, 750 feet underground in a mine, feels the ground shaking and eventually emerges from it to discover massive destruction caused by a series of atom bombs dropped on the area. He learns in coming days that the nation had responded with hydrogen bombs, destroying the enemy in just four days. What he soon learned to his horror that all other people were being mutated by the radiation from the war... including his own child.
Reprints
Keywords
atomic bomb; hydrogen bomb; July 4 1971; South America; U. N. Ore and Mineral Division

Indexer Notes

Some of the story occurs in flashback.

The Time Machine and the Shmoe! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Donald Yubyutch [aka a shmoe] (lab cleaning man); Professor Serutane; unnamed King
Synopsis
Professor Serutane creates a time-top machine and Donald volunteers to go along with the professor, who promptly turns him down. But, filled with heroic-like tendencies, Donald goes back in time in the machine all by himself into the 9th Century, where he is pronounced mad and assigned cleaning duties.
Reprints
Keywords
time travel

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

SuspenStory Fans! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Crime SuspenStories / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

To---? (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters
Markson; unnamed Flight Engineer
Synopsis
A ship heading for Jupiter experiences gyro problems, passes by Jupiter and is marooned in space with no contact in the entire solar system.
Reprints
Keywords
Jupiter

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

Picture Stories From the Bible / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Cosmic Correspondence / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines ?; Al Feldstein ?
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Nancy Peterson, Eddie Killeen, and Louis Coale.

Deadlock! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Wally Wood (and plot) [as Woody] (signed)
Pencils
Wally Wood [as Woody] (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood [as Woody] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
unnamed ship's Captain (death); unnamed ship's Sergeant (death); ship's crew (all die); alien ship creatures [Hvah; Zkoh; Broh] (all die)
Synopsis
Two years in outer space and the Earth crew spots a strange-looking craft leerily approaching it. They communicate via an automatic brain machine and their mistrust of one another's intentions becomes clear, so they end up destroying each other.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Source for plot credit is “Against the Grain” (Stewart 2003, page 40).

Story inspired by "First Contact" by Murray Leinster.

Script revision from Al Feldstein to Wood by Craig Delich. Source for the Wood script credit "Spawn of Mars and Other Stories" (2015).

Cover story.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Prediction of Disaster! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Professor Henley Horton; unnamed Coogen (Dean of State University); unnamed Secretary of State University; John D. Pentport III; Ken (newspaper reporter)
Synopsis
Professor Horton discovers that the Beta Orion is going nova and about to explode... and does. Then he makes a startling discovery: one can determine when a star is about to explode by noting an excess of infra-red rays. He successfully proves that theory, then accidentally discovers that the Earth's sun is about to go nova and seeks to warn the world.
Reprints
Keywords
Beta Orion; Daily Bugle; Gamma Pegasus; State University
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Vault of Horror
  3. 2. Child of Tomorrow!
  4. 3. The Time Machine and the Shmoe!
  5. 4. SuspenStory Fans!
    Crime SuspenStories
  6. 5. To---?
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Picture Stories From the Bible
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Cosmic Correspondence
  9. 8. Deadlock!
  10. 9. Prediction of Disaster!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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