(February-March 1952)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date
1951-11-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
I. C. Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Al Feldstein
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)

Pencils
Al Feldstein
Inks
Al Feldstein
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Joe Orlando (Table of Contents: 1)

The EC "Artist of the Issue" / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

EC Artist of the Month

Bargain In Death! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Mel (medical college student); Sid (medical college student); George's un-named landlady; Clem (medical college handyman); Zeke (grave digger); Hank (grave-digger); Fogerty (Cosmopolitan Life Insurance Company representative); Alex Lawrence (villain, death); George Arkman (villain, death)
Synopsis
Two medical students need to procure a corpse in order to get an anatomy credit to graduate and pay an imbecile five bucks to dig and grave rob a newly dug grave. The target of their efforts is a man convinced by his 'friend' to take a drug that will emulate the death-like appearance in order to collect a forty thousand dollar insurance policy, not knowing that his friend is going to betray him and abscond with the $40,000!
Reprints
Keywords
Loganwood Medical College

Indexer Notes

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

Ants in Her Trance! (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
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A hypnotist places his wife in a trance and commands her to stop her heart. He brings her out of it with the phrase 'snap out of it'. When he falls for another woman, they decide to murder the wife by using the words 'wake up' instead, which won't bring her out of the trance. After she has been dead and buried for a year he brings his lover to the gravesite for appearances sake. She becomes hysterically overcome with guilt and he uses the phrase 'snap out of it'. They head back toward the cemetery entrance, but the grave erupts open and the corpse of his former wife lurches towards them. She hypnotizes them both and inflicts the same heart failure on them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Break Out! (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

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

The Crypt-Keeper's Corner / letters page / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
Al Feldstein
Inks
Al Feldstein
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Donald Pachuta, Rick Klewer.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

statement of ownership / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Frank D. Lee
Letters
typeset

Reprints

A-Corny Story (Table of Contents: 7)

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
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Crypt-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
An elderly man is fired due to age discrimination and returns to Haiti to work revenge upon his boss. He asks a voodoo practitioner for a tree that will grow in reverse while sympathetically affecting the same change in his former boss, and it works. The trees ends up as an acorn and the boss de-ages all the way past infancy to ?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Ventriloquist's Dummy! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 7 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
?
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis
A man with a homicidal head growing out of his wrist pursues the career path of a ventriloquist.
Reprints

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. Joe Orlando
    The EC "Artist of the Issue"
  3. 2. Bargain In Death!
    The Crypt of Terror
  4. 3. Ants in Her Trance!
    The Vault of Horror
  5. 4. Break Out!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    The Crypt-Keeper's Corner
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. A-Corny Story
  9. 8. The Ventriloquist's Dummy!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bill Borre
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • R. S. Martin
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Chris Boyko
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