(June-July 1951)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
?
On-sale date
1951-03-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
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)

Tales From the Crypt / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset); The Crypt-Keeper (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

Bats In My Belfry! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Joan Gordon (Harry's wife, death); John Bayne (actor); un-named doctor; Joan's lover (death); Harry Gordon (villain)
Synopsis
An actor loses his hearing, so he goes to visit an unorthodox individual that a friend tipped him off to. This person recommends transplanting the auditory senses of a bat, to which our luckless hero agrees. Not only does he receive super acute hearing, but he starts to gain other characteristics of a bat. Unfortunately, it is only later that he realizes it was actually a vampire bat...
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colorist and letterer credits added by Craig Delich, letterer credit verified by Al Feldstein.
Script credit from "Tales of Terror! - The EC Companion" by Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman.

The Living Death! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host); Lester Jerome (psychosomatic doctor); Arnold Manning (surgeon); Laurie (death)
Synopsis
Two doctors are in love with the same woman, but when she develops a tumor on her heart, and Dr. Manning operates on her.....but she dies. Later, when Dr. Manning suffers from a brain tumor, Dr. Jerome successfully uses psychosomatic medicine on him to save his life. However, a car accident leaves him dead for nearly three months, but also prevents Dr. Manning from decaying by post hypnotic suggestion until he hears the key word 'Laurie'. When he hears this word, he instantly dissolves into a bag of putrescent slime.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Swipe from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Facts In the Case of M. Valdemar".
Colorist and letterer credits added by Craig Delich, letterer credit verified by Al Feldstein.
Script credit from "Tales of Terror! - The EC Companion" by Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman.

Curse! (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
a zombie; un-named jewel thief (villain, death, becomes a zombie)
Synopsis
A thief makes his way through the Haitian jungle to claim a hidden treasure of jewels with a voodoo curse attached to it.
Reprints
Keywords
Port au Prince; River of Doom; VooDoo

Indexer Notes

This text story has a title header image of two palm trees/jungle and starts "He patted the gun-holster at his side. It is NOT the same as the text story with the same title "Curse!" in Tales From the Crypt (EC, 1950 series) #32.

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

Midnight Snack! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Johnny Craig
Pencils
Johnny Craig
Inks
Johnny Craig
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host); Duncan Reynolds; un-named restaurant cook
Synopsis
Duncan Reynolds is reading horror stories when he gets hungry, and suddenly finds himself in front of a restuarant that is serving up foul-smelling food. He leaves and then finds himself in a cemetery, where he digs up and corpse, wanting to eat it. He passes out, then wakes up with the partially devoured corpse, hears someone coming and runs off with the body. He again finds himself at home, believing all to be a dream.....until he gets hungry and opens his refrigerator!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colorist and letterer credits added by Craig Delich, letterer credit verified by Al Feldstein.
Script credit from "Tales of Terror! - The EC Companion" by Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman.

Scared To Death! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Frank; Alex Weatherby (Cora's uncle, death); Cora Weatherby Kearns (villain, Ralph's wife); Ralph Kearns (villain, death)
Synopsis
A man weds a woman to secure her uncle's fortune when he dies, but gets tired of waiting so convinces his wife to be an accomplice to her uncle's murder. The guilt eats away at her and he quickly tires of her moroseness, so he hatches another scheme to do away with her and keep the money for himself. But Uncle Alex has other ideas!
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Indexer Notes

Colorist and letterer credits added by Craig Delich, letterer credit verified by Al Feldstein.
Script credit from "Tales of Terror! - The EC Companion" by Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tales From the Crypt
  2. 1. Bats In My Belfry!
    The Crypt of Terror
  3. 2. The Living Death!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  4. 3. Curse!
  5. 4. Midnight Snack!
    The Vault of Horror!
  6. 5. Scared To Death!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bill Borre
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • R. S. Martin
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin