(June-July 1952)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale Date
1952-02-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
L. L. Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Al Feldstein
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, 1952, page 66, registration number B343100.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Being an anatomy professor affords me the perfect place to dispose of my wife's body!
Genre
crime
Characters
Fred
Reprints
Keywords
corpses; walk-in freezers

Indexer Notes

Letters and colorist credits by Craig Delich.

Stiff Punishment! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Dean Martin (Fred's friend, cameo); Gibbs (a student); Jo Ann (Fred's wife, death); Fred (villain, medical college Professor)
Synopsis
Jo Ann, fifteen years the junior of her husband, is sickened by his profession: a college professor in anatomy, and cannot stand his fascination with dissecting bodies and the like. After an argument, the two split up, but Fred decides on a fool-proof plan to kill his wife... or so he thinks!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

One Man's Poison! (Table of Contents: 2)

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
crime
Characters
Dick Saxon (family friend); John (death); Mary (villain, John's wife, death)
Synopsis
John and Mary fought tooth and nail all the time, until one evening, Mary decided to kill her husband. However, she had to make it look like an accident. Partially opening a can of beans, then letting it sit out for a week or so, she was sure the contents would provide the food poisoning to do the job. Every day, she would ingest a bean or two and get sick, then recover, figuring that if her husband ate a large portion of the contents one night, he would die. He did, but Mary celebrated the fact by having a glass of wine, not knowing it had been poisoned by her husband.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Big Money (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Pencils
? (masthead illustration)
Inks
? (masthead illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
unnamed policemen; John Garrity (villain, con); Morse (villain, Garrity's partner); Morse (villain, Garrity's partner)
Synopsis
Garrity was racing like a madman with his satchel of loot in hand while his partners were delaying the police. Heading toward the railroad platform, he discovered he did not have a dime to put in the turnstile, so he ducked under it, still running after the departing train. When the Police stopped him, they couldn't understand why in the world he was attempting to not pay the dime when he had half a million in his satchel.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

SuspenStory Scribblings / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Editorial; letters from Orner Shumate, James McCawley, Jr., Patricia Tribel, Bobby Nielsen.

Two for One! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 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
crime
Characters
Carleton Ashley [aka Ashton] (businessman); Arnold Simms; Bemmer (villain, Ashley's bookkeeper)
Synopsis
Carleton Ashley must raise $20,000 quickly or be forced to declare bankruptcy, meaning that he would lose everything he had worked for. The same day a Mr. Simms informed Ashley that he had a fool-proof way to double any investment almost immediately. So Ashley scrapes together $10,000, sees Simms and exchanges the $10,000 for $20,000 in what he believes to be fool-proof counterfeit currency. But Ashley soon becomes a victim of a scam perpetrated on him by his bookkeeper.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Quickie #1 of 2.

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

Four for One! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 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
crime
Characters
Leslie M. Stevenson (city bank President); Donald Irwin (villain)
Synopsis
Donald Irwin tells a bank President that he has exaggerated his wealth to a prospective client, and if that client accepts Irwin's offer, then Irwin must pay that client $10,000. What he needs the bank to do, to impress the client with Irwin's supposed wealthy status, is to open a checking account for Irwin, deposit the $10,000 that Irwin gives them, then gladly cash that check later for the client when he presents it. What the bank President doesn't realize is that five different people will appear to different tellers at the same time to cash a check.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Quickie #2 of 2.

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

A Fool and His Honey Are Soon Parted! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Haunt of Fear / 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
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host); Armand Cartier (plantation owner); Nanette Cartier (Bovant's wife); Charles Bovant (plantation overseer); unnamed native Chief; unnamed Chief's daughter; Rudolph "Rudy" Marchand (home office representative, death)
Synopsis
Armand and Bovant get together to discuss the soon to be unsettling visit of a man from the home office to inspect all plantations, and is well known as a gigolo (or love pirate). Armand warns Bovant that this man well go after Nanette as his next prize. He does and nearly succeeds when Armand informs Rudy of being invited to a native Chief's daughter's forthcoming marriage. When they arrive, Rudy falls for the Chief's daughter, the last woman he would try to win over.
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. ["Being an anatomy professor affords me the perfect place to dispose of my wife's body!"]
  2. 1. Stiff Punishment!
  3. 2. One Man's Poison!
  4. 3. Big Money
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    SuspenStory Scribblings
  6. 5. Two for One!
  7. 6. Four for One!
  8. 7. A Fool and His Honey Are Soon Parted!
    The Haunt of Fear
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bill Devine
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Rivard
  • Lou Mazzella