(January-February 1952)

EC, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date
1951-08-30
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Authorized A. C. M. P. Conforms to the Comics Code
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Tiny Tot Comics, Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Harvey Kurtzman; Bill Gaines [as William M. Gaines] (managing editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
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.

Printed in U.S.A. Address: 225 Lafayette Street, New York 12, New York. Cover contains distributor logos for Leader News (LN) and Independent News Company, Inc. (ID).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Frontline Combat / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll bet they never suspected we'd get a cannon up here!
Genre
war
Reprints
Keywords
bazookas; rocket launchers

Play Red Hot Harmonica Music in 8 Minutes Flat! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Combat Medic! (Table of Contents: 2)

Frontline Combat / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Reprints

Light Brigade! (Table of Contents: 3)

Frontline Combat / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood [as Wood]
Inks
Wally Wood [as Wood]
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Reprints

SuspenStory Fans! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Crime SuspenStories / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Tyrant (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry De Fuccio
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Genre
historical; horror-suspense; war
Characters
Mark Edelblut; Count Karl Edelblut; Baron Manfred Von Wolfe; Baron's men
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story covers two pages over the center spread, taking up a half page each, bookended by EC promos.

144 Big Pages in Full Color (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Picture Stories From the Bible / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Wreckers (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Genre
historical; war
Characters
Eben; Eben's daughter; unnamed British sailor
Reprints

Air Burst! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Characters
Chinese soldiers [Lee (death); Tai (death); Chun (death); "Big Feet" (death); others unnamed] (villains, many die)
Synopsis
The Americans have the Chinese on the run, but two of the enemy's remaining mortar crew have a surprise for the advancing Americans: a booby trap. Unfortunately, the wrong people walk into that trap.
Reprints
Keywords
Korea

Bomb Run! (Table of Contents: 9)

Frontline Combat / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin [as Severin] (signed)
Inks
Bill Elder [as Elder] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
aviation; historical; war
Characters
un-named pilot (death); Sergeant Johnny Breslin (radioman, death); Tech Sergeant Arthur Fleischer (engineer-gunner, death); Jerry De Fuccio (tail gunner, death); 1st Lieutenant Colin Campbell (co-pilot and bombardier, death); The Japanese (villains, some die)
Synopsis
An American bomber, "The Odyssey", has made a successful bombing run over a Filipino island when Japanese Zeros fill the sky and attack. While several Zeros are shot down, the bomber suffers a hit left engine, and they radio for help. They receive a message with landing instructions not knowing the message is a fake from a Japanese radio station with devastating results!
Reprints
Keywords
Philippines; The Odyssey (B-26 bomber); Zero

Terrific Bargains (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Sensational Offer Only 29¢ Each (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I'll bet they never suspected we'd get a cannon up here!"]
    Frontline Combat
  2. 1. Play Red Hot Harmonica Music in 8 Minutes Flat!
  3. 2. Combat Medic!
    Frontline Combat
  4. 3. Light Brigade!
    Frontline Combat
  5. 4. SuspenStory Fans!
    Crime SuspenStories
  6. 5. The Tyrant
  7. 6. 144 Big Pages in Full Color
    Picture Stories From the Bible
  8. 7. The Wreckers
  9. 8. Air Burst!
  10. 9. Bomb Run!
    Frontline Combat
  11. 10. Terrific Bargains
  12. 11. ["Hey, you skinny bag of bones!"]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  13. 12. Sensational Offer Only 29¢ Each
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Valmiki Annamanthadoo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • R. S. Martin
  • Peter Croome
  • Chris Boyko
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