(October-November 1951)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1951-07-09
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.

The original copyright filing states I. C. Pub. Co., Inc. is the copyright holder.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Drawn and Quartered! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Max Moor (artist, death); Bob Dickson; Harry Halley (Moor's ex-landlord); Fenton Breedly (art critic); Mrs. Breedly; Arthur Green (art dealer)
Synopsis:
An artist in Haiti realizes that he has been cheated by several people in the art industry and so seeks out native voodoo practitioners for vengeance. They grant him the ability to paint pictures with the property of voodoo dolls, so that what happens to the painting happens to its subject. Unfortunately he realizes that he has painted a self-portrait and so he must take care to keep it safe while he exacts revenge on those who cheated him.
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Keywords:
Haiti

The Borrowed Body! (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:
Howard Larsen [as Larsen] (signed)
Inks:
Howard Larsen [as Larsen] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
A woman and her lover plot to murder the wife's husband. The lover's intention to ambush him in an alleyway goes awry when the husband runs across the street after being attacked and the lover runs after him only to suffer terminal injuries from being struck by a car. While he is being taken to the hospital, the husband returns to confront the wife, having realized she set him up. At first she is shocked her husband hasn't been killed, but then rallies, determined to finish the job herself. At the exact moment she strikes her husband with the poker she seized, her lover dies in the hospital room. But instead of remaining dead, the soul of her husband finds itself transplanted into the lover's body and he leaves the hospital in order in confront his wife once again.
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Indexer Notes

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

Finale (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indian Burial Mound (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils:
George Roussos [as Roussos] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos [as Roussos] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
Roy Madison buys a farm from Hiram Becker with the intent of leveling it and turning the property into a flight school, however there is an Indian burial mound located on the property which Hiram warns Roy not to bulldoze. Roy scoffs at such superstition and proceeds to drive the bulldozer into the mound. After unearthing some skulls, the bulldozer conks out and it begins to rain. Later that evening, after hearing some weird sounding drums, Roy goes to open his door and screams in terror. The following morning Hiram finds Roy's lifeless body, scalped.
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Indexer Notes

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

Political Pull! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis:
A political rival for the office of mayor poisons the current mayor and leaves a suicide note confessing graft and corruption on the table in order to smear the mayor's past reputation and cement his victory in the election. However, a stray wind blows the note off the table underneath a bookcase. When the current mayor is found dead, an autopsy is performed and the whole town knows the mayor had been poisoned, but at the lavish funeral he wonders why no one found the note. Eventually the note does turn up after he wins the election, and he whips up so much ill will toward the previous mayor that they exhume his body from the graveyard and dump it out at sea. One day, while the mayor is out at sea fishing in a rowboat, a storm blows up suddenly. He attempts to bring up anchor, but it appears to be stuck on something. He peers over the side of the rowboat, and the hand of his victim's corpse thrusts out and pulls him into the depths.
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Indexer Notes

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Drawn and Quartered!
    The Crypt of Terror
  3. 2. The Borrowed Body!
    The Vault of Horror!
  4. 3. Finale
  5. 4. Indian Burial Mound
  6. 5. Political Pull!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
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