(March-April 1952)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
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

[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 - Al Feldstein (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein ? (credited to Gaines in text)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Al Feldstein (photo)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

Poetic Justice! (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 wealthy man and his son want the property of the well-liked elderly town garbageman and so they instigate a smear campaign to drive him out. First they get a license ordinance passed, and since he can't afford to pay it, the stray dogs and cats he's picked up are carted off to the pound. Then they get the neighborhood's children to stop visiting the old man. St. Valentine's day arrives and the old man is at first delighted to find his mailbox stuffed with cards thinking that the children have not forgotten him after all. Then, sobbing, he reads the poisoned missives one after the other that the wealthy man and his son have distributed amongst the townsfolk. No one sees him for a week so they check his house and find that he has hanged himself. On the following St. Valentine's day his corpse rises from the grave and tears the heart from the son's chest and leaves it as a valentine for the father.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted in the 1972 "Tales From the Crypt" film.

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

...On a Dead Man's Chest! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Johnny Craig
Pencils:
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks:
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host); Steven Anderson (wealthy steamship line owner, death); Helen Anderson (villain, Steven's wife); Larry Anderson (villain, Steven's brother, death)
Synopsis:
A man's younger brother begins an affair with his wife, and, after a night on the town, the elder brother gets a tattoo on his chest of himself, his brother, and his wife arm-in-arm. The younger brother and the married woman hatch a plot to murder the husband where it will look accidental, but what they don't realize is that the tattoo will reflect the murder scene to the authorities.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Brat (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:

Till Death Do We Part! (Table of Contents: 6)

Haunt of Fear / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis:
"The Sixth Sense" with a burglar instead of a psychologist.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

What's Cookin'? (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); Eric Edwards; Herman Ditter (villain, restaurant co-owner, death); Charlie Marsin (villain, restaurant co-owner, death)
Synopsis:
Two restaurant owners take on a third partner with ideas to make their roadside diner a success. He convinces them to specialize in chicken and adds broiling and deep fried to their eatery renamed the 'Chicken Coop'. The owners get greedy and decide to murder the newcomer in order not to have to split the profits with him. They tie him up and set his house on fire, he escapes, but is severely burned and makes his way back to his former business partners where he broils one and deep fries the other.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Chicken Coop

Indexer Notes

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

Editing
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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 - Al Feldstein
  3. 2. Poetic Justice!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  4. 3. ...On a Dead Man's Chest!
    The Vault of Horror!
  5. 4. Brat
  6. 5. [Letters page]
    The Old Witch's Niche
  7. 6. Till Death Do We Part!
    Haunt of Fear
  8. 7. What's Cookin'?
    The Crypt of Terror
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Bill Borre
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Rivard