#17 In the Beginning
Published January 1953
This key and very classic EC issue begins with an Al Feldstein dinosaurs and space cover. “In the Beginning” (art by Joe Orlando), “Ahead of the Game” (art by Bill Elder), “The Aliens” (art by Al Williamson with Roy Krenkel), the classic story that features a single full infinity page in which two aliens gaze at a page the repeats itself into infinity and say “Squa Tront!” and “Spa Fon” (and we ALL know what that means!), and Ray Bradbury’s haunting “There Will Come Soft Rains” (art by Wally Wood). NOTE: There are two issues in this series numbered 17. The one dated Jan-Feb 1951 is issue # 5 in the series. The issue pictured here, dated Jan-Feb 1953, is the actual # 17 in the series. Cover price $0.10.