(September-October 1951)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
?
On-sale date
1951-08-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Albert B. Feldstein
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

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


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Haunt of Fear / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset); The Crypt-Keeper (inset)
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Warts So Horrible? (Table of Contents: 1)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis
Two nephews attempt to grave rob their miser uncle at midnight for a diamond ring that he had buried with him. The corpse seizes them and re-buries all, with two young boys in the cemetery as witnesses who had been attempting a witchcraft spell for wart removal.
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Indexer Notes

Graham Ingels [as G. Ingels] (signed)

Forbidden Fruit (Table of Contents: 2)

The Vault of Horror! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
Two passengers from a downed plane wash up on an island where the only food appears to be fruit that grows on a tree enclosed behind a stockade. The previous occupant tells them from behind the wall that eating the fruit will make their skin rot off, but they don't believe he is sane and so come back to the enclosure later that night and partake of the fruit, but then they get a look at him...
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Indexer Notes

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

Genius (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
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[Letters page] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Old Witch's Niche / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

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The Age-Old Story! (Table of Contents: 5)

Haunt of Fear / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis
A young woman marries a biologist in his 50s for his money but quickly tires of him. She gets him to fork over all his dough and then tells him she's leaving him for a younger man. He proposes a farewell toast and, unbeknown to her, spikes her drink with an aging hormone that turns her into a withered old crone.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Gorilla's Paw! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 7 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); Floyd (death); curio shop keeper (death); Joe (Floyd's friend, death); Eddie (Floyd's friend)
Synopsis
Uneasily eyeing objects in a curio shops' window, Floyd is summoned inside by the owner and induced to buy a mummified gorilla's paw for $25. He tosses it on his nightstand and goes to bed, but in the morning, the paw is covered with $25. The next day, the paw disappears, then reappears with blood all over it and one of his friends dead. Floyd soon learns that the paw will grant his wishes, with devastating results!
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Indexer Notes

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

A black humor version of "The Monkey's Paw."

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Haunt of Fear
  2. 1. Warts So Horrible?
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  3. 2. Forbidden Fruit
    The Vault of Horror!
  4. 3. Genius
  5. 4. [Letters page]
    The Old Witch's Niche
  6. 5. The Age-Old Story!
    Haunt of Fear
  7. 6. The Gorilla's Paw!
    The Crypt of Terror
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