(January-February 1951)

EC, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1950-10-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fables Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Bill Gaines (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Feldstein (signed as Feldstein)
Inks
Al Feldstein (signed as Feldstein)
Colors
Marie Severin (sourced)
Letters
Al Feldstein (sourced) (logo design); ?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints
Keywords
atomic bomb

Made of the Future! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A man who gets dumped by his fiancee stumbles upon a group of travelers from the year 2150 who are sightseeing the 1950s. He accompanies them back to their time period and using their technology builds himself the perfect woman who he returns back to his time period with.
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Return (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Zak; Albo; Professor von Kugon
Synopsis
A group of space travelers leave their own planet to visit a planet nine years away.....a planet that 500,000 years before was home to their own ancestors, and was plagued by constant warfare. When they land, they discover nothing has changed in all those years, as the planet faces yet another atomic war.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover story.

Progress (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
An old man with an abacus challenges the powerful super computer "Foto-Metritron-Tabulator" in a contest to see who can solve mathematical equations quicker.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jim Parry, Don Fuller, and "Pedro, the Radioactive Child."

The Last War on Earth (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Professor Harlow (death); Arthur (the professor's assistant, death?); Katey Mulrooney; Mike Flanagan; Pat Flanagan; Joe (newspaper worker);
Synopsis
Arthur is having a discussion with Professor Harlow, claiming that as long as man is alive on Earth, there will be wars. But the professor doesn't necessarily agree with that assertion. Arthur gives an example of how a group of people can band together to violently face a threat from the outside, and the professor conjectures that possibly a threat from outside the Earth would unite all nations together as one to ward off that threat, and possibly end war once and for all. That threat does come: from Mars!
Reprints
Keywords
United Press Service

Indexer Notes

The masthead reads: "...and now, let's tell you about The Last War On Earth".

Killed in Time! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Jack Kamen (sourced); Bart Kamen (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen (sourced); Bart Kamen (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
In the present, a man accidently runs over and kills himself from 14 hours in the future.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Kamen's then five year old son "helped" the art by defacing it with childish scrawls. Kamen then held Bart's hand and guided it to retouch the art. Kamen felt Bart deserved art credit.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Made of the Future!
  3. 2. Return
  4. 3. Progress
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Cosmic Correspondence
  6. 5. The Last War on Earth
  7. 6. Killed in Time!
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