(June-July 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:

Gas-tly Prospects! (Table of Contents: 1)

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); Jeff "Whitey" Whittiker (prospector, death); un-named claim jumper (villain, death)
Synopsis:
This story is narrated by a California gold miner who is shot by a claim jumper. He passes out from the pain and when he 'wakes up', he sees the jumper looming over him with a bloody knife and he realizes that he is dead. No matter what the burly man does to Whitey, he can't seem to successfully bury the dead prospector, a fact that later costs the claim jumper his life.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

A Hollywood Ending! (Table of Contents: 2)

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 movie producer, who flies out to an Eskimo settlement, is surprised to find a beautiful American girl living among them and quickly falls for her. He secretly sneaks her back to the States without her step-father's knowledge to marry her and put her in films. When her step-father cathes up to them, he reveals to the producer a rather horrifying aspect of the girl.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Swipe of Cornell Woolrich's "Jane Brown's Body"
Script credit from "Tales of Terror! - The EC Companion" by Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman.

Acid Test! (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Auntie, It's Coal Inside! (Table of Contents: 4)

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:
Young Toby hears a voice inside his head, telling him to do things that his aunt punishes him for. One day he hears a voice from the coal chute in the cellar claiming to be his aunt who has found herself locked in, but Toby doesn't believe it because yesterday the voice sounded like his mother. He ignores the voice, which actually is the aunt, and she is buried by the delivery of four tons of coal.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Mournin', Ambrose... (Table of Contents: 5)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis:
A man goes to visit his uncle who turns out to be a ghoul.
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. Gas-tly Prospects!
    The Crypt of Terror
  3. 2. A Hollywood Ending!
    The Vault of Horror!
  4. 3. Acid Test!
  5. 4. Auntie, It's Coal Inside!
  6. 5. Mournin', Ambrose...
    The Witch's Cauldron!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Jim Stangas
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