(November-December 1951)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date:
1951-10-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fables Publishing Co., Inc.
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)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Feldstein's last horror cover.

Graham Ingels (Table of Contents: 1)

The E.C. "Artist of the Issue" / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
biography
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Photo and biography.

Grave Business! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis:
An undertaker who overcharges for his services becomes paralyzed in an auto accident and buried alive because his partner doesn't bother to embalm him and uses all the tricks he learned while working with the victim to bilk the estate for the funeral costs.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First use of "Ghastly" pen-name by Ingels.
Script credit from "Tales of Terror! - The EC Companion" by Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman.

The Vamp! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Johnny Craig [as Craig] (signed)
Pencils:
Johnny Craig [as Craig] (signed) (pages 1-4); Jack Davis [as Davis] (signed) (pages 5-7)
Inks:
Jack Davis [as Davis] (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host); Arthur Lang (death); Deena Lang (a vampire, Arthur's wife); Georgette (villain, a vampire)
Synopsis:
A man and wife go on vacation in Europe where he meets a vampire that falls in love with him. Once he learns what she is he rejects her in disgust and she angrily replies that she'll kill him before she lets him go back to his wife, but he knocks her away. When he returns to the hotel room, his wife informs him that she had sought out the vampire and was attacked and turned into one of them and attacks him.
Reprints:

Hot Time! (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bob Wallace, Louis Kovacs, The Boys in Pine Hill Cemetery.

My Uncle Ekar! (Table of Contents: 6)

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:
Policeman interview a child who appears to be about six and claims he is really 24 and lives no place while going around all day watching his 'Uncle Ekar' murdering people which is what he wants to do when he grows up. The kid tells the police where they can find Uncle Ekar and he shows, but tries to run off and the police shoot him dead whereupon they realize that the child was not lying and he really did have three eyes and a forked tongue. The kid gets adopted and the police check up on him where the mother tells them that his dog died last night. The last panel depicts the kid winking at the reader with an eye in the middle of his forehead and a forked tongue.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Although hosted by The Old Witch, there is no Haunt of Fear feature designation on this story.
Script credit from "Tales of Terror! - The EC Companion" by Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman.

Bum Steer! (Table of Contents: 7)

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); Pedro; Maria Carlo (Manuel's beloved); Arturo Elzar (matador, death); Manuel Rodero (villain, matador, death)
Synopsis:
A washed-up matador loses the favor of his lady to a young new-comer, so he buys a half-blind bull and torments it with a whip while teaching it to charge the smell of the perfumed handkerchief that he knows his lady will toss to the young matador to tuck into his belt. The bull gores the young matador and is then killed in turn. Later that evening the corpses of both the young matador and the bull take their revenge on the schemer as the matador holds him for the bull to gore.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Haunt of Fear
  2. 1. Graham Ingels
    The E.C. "Artist of the Issue"
  3. 2. Grave Business!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  4. 3. The Vamp!
    The Vault of Horror!
  5. 4. Hot Time!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    The Old Witch's Niche
  7. 6. My Uncle Ekar!
  8. 7. Bum Steer!
    The Crypt of Terror
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Bill Borre
  • Jerry Hillegas
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  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
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  • Peter Croome
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