(April-May 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:
William M. Gaines
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Jack Davis (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

EC Artist of the Month

Grounds... for Horror! (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 (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host); Artie Bricker; Samuel Bricker (Artie's step-father, death); Lily Bricker (Artie's mother); Mrs. Rafferty; Hozier (villain)
Synopsis:
A young boy's bullying butcher step-father locks him in the closet as punishment for various actions. At first, Artie is frighted, but meets a friend named Hozir who lives in the closet and wants to give the step-father what he deserves, but the boy restrains him. Although Hozir compromises on his suggestions for punishments to the step-father which the boy agrees to at first, Samuel Bricker goes too far and Hozir makes him pay for it!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

A Rottin' Trick! (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 man uses a girl then dumps her and makes the mistake of seeking the help of a boat pilot to leave the country who used to love her before she killed herself. The boat pilot drops him off at an island that serves as a leper colony.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Werewolf! (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Board to Death! (Table of Contents: 5)

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:
A woman with a fear of enclosed spaces due to being trapped in a cave-in as a child is driven insane when her cruel husband repeatedly threatens to bury her alive, then finally strikes her, and they have to airlift her to the hospital in a pine box attached to the small plane. Even after the lid is opened, all she sees is the blackness in her mind.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

A Sucker for a Spider! (Table of Contents: 6)

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:
An embezzling banker who keeps spiders for a hobby is blackmailed by his chief teller who is aware of the embezzlement. The banker invites the teller to stay the night and aggravates a black widow before dropping it beneath the sleeping teller's bed sheets. In the morning, with the teller dead, the banker decides to fly a small plane down to Florida to get out of town for awhile, but the engine conks out over the swamp. He bails out, but when he cuts himself out of his chute, he drops into the web of a giant spider that proceeds to paralyze him and suck him dry.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Jack Davis
  3. 2. Grounds... for Horror!
    The Crypt of Terror
  4. 3. A Rottin' Trick!
    The Vault of Horror!
  5. 4. Werewolf!
  6. 5. Board to Death!
  7. 6. A Sucker for a Spider!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
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  • Jim Stangas
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