(January-February 1952)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1951-12-07
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:
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Inks:
Graham Ingels [as Ghastly] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

The E.C. Artist of the Issue - Jack Kamen (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Photo and biography.

Ooze in the Cellar? (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:
A miser creates a blob-like creature in his cellar by mixing in the remains of his wife with those of a mouse, a cat, and mounds of refuse.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Acid Test! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Vault of Horror! / comic story / 7 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 Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
A woman grows to hate her doting husband so much that she throws a bottle of acid into his face, blinding and disfiguring him. During her trial, he professes to still love her and makes excuses for her action. Her lawyer advises her to play along, and she acts convincingly, so the jury lets her off. Unfortunately for her, her husband was only acting on the witness stand as well, in order to prevent her being sent to prison, so he could pour a bottle of acid into her face.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Nightmare! (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:

[Letters page] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:

Extermination (Table of Contents: 6)

Haunt of Fear / 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:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis:
An exterminator has a dream after coming home from a job that he spots a cockroach on his floor. He gets up and strides over to it, bringing his shoe heel down upon the bug, whereupon it emits an ear-piercing shriek. This acts as a signal for all the bugs and rats the exterminator has ever killed to come pouring out of the walls and overwhelm him. Just as he is about to expire, he wakes up and sees a cockroach on the floor. Feeling annoyed at himself for having such an absurd dream, he crosses the floor and brings his shoe down upon it, whereupon the roach...screams.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Ear Today... Gone Tomorrow! (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); Irwin Durd (death); Elliot Unger (death)
Synopsis:
Two business partners who own a fertilizer factory next to a cemetery decide to tunnel under ground into the caskets in order to fill a large order for bone meal fertilizer. After they succeed in filling the order, they decide to take a vacation upstate, but the car conks out beside a farm's corn patch. They move through the corn patch, which happens to have been fertilized by the order they filled, towards the farmhouse but do not make it as the corn husks become animated and beat them to death.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Durd and Unger Fertilizer

Indexer Notes

This is the first story the Crypt Keeper interrupts repeatedly.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Haunt of Fear
  2. 1. The E.C. Artist of the Issue - Jack Kamen
  3. 2. Ooze in the Cellar?
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  4. 3. The Acid Test!
    The Vault of Horror!
  5. 4. Nightmare!
  6. 5. [Letters page]
    The Old Witch's Niche
  7. 6. Extermination
    Haunt of Fear
  8. 7. Ear Today... Gone Tomorrow!
    The Crypt of Terror
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Banks S. Robinson
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • R. S. Martin
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Rivard