#01 (#12) Microcosm
Published May 1950
“Lost in the Microcosm” (art by Harvey Kurtzman), “Dream of Doom” stars Bill Gaines and E.C. artists (art by Wally Wood), “Experiment in Death” (art by Jack Kamen), and “Things From Outer Space” (art by Al Feldstein). Feldstein cover. NOTE: There are two issues in this series numbered 12. The issue pictured here, dated May-June 1950, although numbered 12, is the actual # 1 in the series. The one dated May-June 1952 is issue # 12 in the series. NOTE 2: This issue was reprinted by East Coast Comics with a $1 cover a 1970’s copyright date (See E.C. Classic Reprints #11). These and other changes make the reprint easy to distinguish from the original, which has a 10-cent cover price and a 1950’s publication date. Cover price $0.10.