(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.

Editing
Related Scans
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