(September-October 1952)

EC, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Al 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)
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Chatter-Boxed! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Bill Gaines (co-plot); Albert B. 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); Jacob Filbert (death); Eileen Filbert (Jacob's wife)
Synopsis
A man subject to cataleptic fits worries that he may be buried alive during one of them so he instructs his undertaker to perform no embalming and has a telephone installed in the coffin. He gets into an car accident while having a fit and it is assumed he was killed him. When he revives in the rapidly oxygen-depleting coffin, he first tries to phone his wife, then his brother, and finally his doctor, all without success. Finally, he tries to dial the operator, but unfortunately for him, it is December 7, 1941, and all circuits are busy!
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Indexer Notes

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

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

All Washed Up! (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
George Evans (signed)
Inks
George Evans (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis
A man doesn't have the money to marry his girl, so he kills his wealthier rival and dumps his body down an old well. While he is doing so, he accidentally drops the diamond ring he stole from the victim down the well. He returns for the ring only to have the corpse clamp its teeth into his ankle when he attempts to climb back up out of the well and drag him back down under the surface.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Patient Stake (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry De Fuccio
Letters
Typeset

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Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Script
Al Feldstein
Letters
Typeset

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Marriage Vows! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Old Witch's Grim Fairy Tale! / 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
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Wroten

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis
In this grim fairy tale, evil king Blackheart gets princess Buttercup's hand in marriage. Literally.
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Indexer Notes

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

Death of Some Salesmen! (Table of Contents: 6)

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 salesman has the bad luck to break down outside the home of a deranged old couple who cover him with a shotgun as they show him their refrigerator, stove, vacuum cleaner, grandfather clock, and television set that they made sure worked by testing it out on the body of each device's respective salesman. The man asks him "What do you sell?" and he replies "It's out in the car" while the old woman covers him with the shotgun. The old man goes to get it and he tells the woman "You don't want what I sell" and offers to pay anything to be released but she just waits for her husband to return with the device, a handy-dandy meat cutter...
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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. [no title indexed]
    Haunt of Fear
  2. 1. Chatter-Boxed!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  3. 2. All Washed Up!
    The Vault of Horror!
  4. 3. The Patient Stake
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Old Witch's Niche
  6. 5. Marriage Vows!
    The Old Witch's Grim Fairy Tale!
  7. 6. Death of Some Salesmen!
    The Crypt of Terror
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Katie
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Chris Boyko
  • Tom Vincent
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Rivard