(August-September 1952)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1952-04-29
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 B353168.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crime SuspenStories / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Johnny Craig (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
hunting; rifles; telescopic sights

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich.

The Execution! (Table of Contents: 1)

Crime SuspenStories / 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
Alvis (stranded motorist, prison's Chief Engineer); Inmate #82562 (death); Warden Johnson; unnamed prison doctor; inmate's wife; inmates's children (cameo); unnamed inmate's lawyer; unnamed girl (cameo, death); prison chaplain
Synopsis
A man stops for a standed motorist who has skidded into a snowbank. At about the same time, a young woman is murdered, and from the description of the killer and the getaway car, it seems that the man who aided the stranded motorist is guilty. He is imprisoned and faces the electric chair unless the man he helped out comes forward the clear him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

Murder the Lover! (Table of Contents: 2)

Crime SuspenStories / 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
Jeanne Martin (Kenneth's wife); Walter Graham (Jeanne's lover, Kenneth's friend, death); Kenneth Martin (villain, wealthy businessman, death)
Synopsis
A businessman, Ken Martin, comes home one evening and discovers his wife in the arms of his best friend, Walt. Ken swears revenge, so he calls the man up and suggests the two go moose hunting together, while secretly planning to "accidently" kill him. He succeeds, but a moose decides Kenneth's fate.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Quickie #1 of 2.

Letters credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

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

Murder the Husband! (Table of Contents: 3)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 3 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
Kenneth Martin (wealthy businessman, death); Jeanne Martin (Kenneth's wife); Walter Graham (villain, Kenneth's friend, Jeanne's lover, death)
Synopsis
Walter is madly in love with Kenneth's wife, but he knows his friend will never get a divorce, so he decides to kill him. When Kenneth invites Walter on a moose hunting trip, Walter agrees, and the pair go out in a boat loaded with ropes and weights. Walter shoots and kills Kenneth, but his bullets go through the bottom of the boat, causing it to sink, and Walter can't swim!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Quickie #2 of #2.

Letters credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

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

Trap! (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Hackett (villain, death)
Synopsis
Hackett kills someone and empties his pockets, leaving behind a monogrammed handkerchief and a keycase, taking the man's money only, realizing the other items could trap him into a murder charge. He goes to a bar and wishes to pay for his bill with a dime taken from his victim, but he sees that the coin has a hole in the center, so pays for the bill with a quarter. He throws the dime away, believing it to be the victim's lucky coin, but more appear in his pocket. Later killed in a car accident, the killer never hears the anouncement over the radio about these dimes!
Reprints

Snooze to Me! (Table of Contents: 5)

Crime SuspenStories / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Al Feldstein (co-plot, script)
Pencils
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Inks
Jack Kamen [as Kamen] (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
crime
Characters
Mr. Crestwood (Herbert's co-worker); Higgin (business associate of Herbert's); Nancy Chase (Herbert's wife, death); Herbert Chase (villain, Nancy's husband); Edith (villain, the Chase's maid, Herbert's lover)
Synopsis
Herbert comes home late one night and his waiting wife. Suspecting that he is having an affair, she confronts him, shooting down all of his alibis. She tells him to leave but has second thoughts and phones him to come back, but he refuses. So she devises a plot to take a whole bottle of sleeping pills after writing a suicide note, then have Edith, her maid, call Herbert, then an ambulance so the attendants can save her life. But Edith and Herbert pull a fast one on Nancy!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

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

Paralyzed! (Table of Contents: 6)

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); Selma (the Hewton's friend); Mrs. Stark (neighbor of the Hewton's); Ernest Hewton (death); Gladys Hewton (villain, Ernest's wife, death)
Synopsis
A seemingly happily married couple actually hate one another, and the husband wants out of the 15-year marriage. The wife refuses. They get involved in an auto accident, and Gladys is paralyzed in the wreck. Ernest decides to stay with her to tend to her needs but demands a night off every week. He buys her a gun to shoot any intruder that may break in while he is gone. When he comes home, Gladys has a surprise for him; she is not paralyzed after all, and she intends to kill him!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit added by Craig Delich, verified by Al Feldstein.

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. [no title indexed]
    Crime SuspenStories
  2. 1. The Execution!
    Crime SuspenStories
  3. 2. Murder the Lover!
    Crime SuspenStories
  4. 3. Murder the Husband!
    Crime SuspenStories
  5. 4. Trap!
  6. 5. Snooze to Me!
    Crime SuspenStories
  7. 6. Paralyzed!
    The Haunt of Fear
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bill Devine
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mazzella