(July-August 1952)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fables Publishing Co., Inc.
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:

A Little Stranger! (Table of Contents)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils:
Graham Ingels
Inks:
Graham Ingels
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (host)(origin); Peter; Victor; Elicia (villain, a vampire, death); Zorgo (villain, a werewolf, death)
Synopsis:
A female vampire and a male werewolf fall in love and take to hunting the hill country together, seeing each other once a month when the moon affects his transformation. They hope to find someone who can marry them. He protects her coffin during the day by moving it, but one day the villagers catch up to them, and put a silver bullet into his heart and a stake through her's and bury them in the devil's graveyard. That night, the graves erupt as they arise from their graves, are married, with a mausoleum as their honeymoon suite. Almost a year later, Elicia gives birth to the Old Witch.
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Indexer Notes

Script revision by Craig Delich, formerly Albert B. Feldstein.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Last page is splash.

Take Your Pick! (Table of Contents)

The Vault of Horror! / 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:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
A woman with a miser for a husband loses her marbles after enduring countless acts of 'ice-heartedness' and takes an ice-pick to his chest.
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Indexer Notes

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

Bee-Nip! (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Old Witch's Niche / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters from Jerry Plantz, Lee Hoffman, Victor F. Spano, Britt Haygood.

Ship-Shape! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis:
Four occupants of a small plane find they need to ditch in the ocean. They inflate a life raft and come upon a derelict drifting at sea. The ship is completely covered with a strange fungus and one of them makes the mistake of trying to sample it with a pocket knife. Upon tearing the membrane a digestive-like fluid spills over him, dissolving him alive. Two of them make it back to the life raft, and are spotted by a search plane, unfortunately the raft is now infected with the fungus as it was moored to the derelict.
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Indexer Notes

Although The Old Witch appears hosting this story, Haunt of Fear is not indicated as the feature.
Script credit from "Tales of Terror! - The EC Companion" by Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman.

This Little Piggy... (Table of Contents)

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)
Synopsis:
A British officer visits his uncle in India during the occupation. His uncle warns him off hunting the wild boars in the area which are sacred to the natives. He disregards him and kills a boar, then prepares it by boiling the hair off, roasting it upon a spit, and finally serving it on a plate with an apple in its mouth. A native servant present during the dinner witnesses this and is horrified. The uncle apologizes to the native head, but word gets out, and though the officer is to leave the area tomorrow, the natives get hold of him and give him the same treatment.
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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]
    Haunt of Fear
  2. 1. A Little Stranger!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  3. 2. Take Your Pick!
    The Vault of Horror!
  4. 3. Bee-Nip!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Old Witch's Niche
  6. 5. Ship-Shape!
  7. 6. This Little Piggy...
    The Crypt of Terror
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Katie
  • Chris Boyko
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Rivard