(December 1952)

Youthful, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Youthful Magazines, Inc.
Editing:
Adolphe Barreaux
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Screaming Skull (Table of Contents)

Chilling Tales / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Matt Fox
Inks:
Matt Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • In The Mammoth Book Of Best Horror Comics (Running Press Book Publishers, 2008 series) #nn.

The Screaming Skull (Table of Contents)

Chilling Tales / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Harrison [as Harrison] (signed)
Inks:
Harry Harrison [as Harrison] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Leroy lettering

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Eames (death); Vezin's housekeeper; Vezin (villain, death)
Synopsis:
After searching for twenty years, two explorers discover a chest containing the Green God of Death in the jungle, worth a half million dollars. One of them, greedy Vezin, kills his partner Eames and leaves his body to the dreaded soldier ants while he makes his way out of the jungle with the treasure. Eames' skull, however follows him, screeching steadily, and Vezin locks the screaming skull into the chest with The Green Death. Returning to America, Vezin throws a party, and hires a housekeeper, who lets the skull escape, which exacts revenge on his former partner.
Keywords:
Brazil; Green God of Death; Motto Grasso

The Hand of Glory (Table of Contents)

Chilling Tales / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Matt Fox (signed)
Inks:
Matt Fox (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Leroy lettering

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Jem; Tom; Bill
Synopsis:
A mystical item is made from the hand of a dead thief that grants the user the ability to steal from anyone. But finally the spell is broken and the owner of the hand seeks revenge.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • In The Mammoth Book Of Best Horror Comics (Running Press Book Publishers, 2008 series) #nn.

What Is a Ghoul? (Table of Contents)

Chilling Tales / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
An Irish judge recalls the trial of a ghoul in 1879. The hairy and red-eyed fiend was captured feasting on a dead human body.

Pursued (Table of Contents)

Chilling Tales / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vic Carrabotta (signed)
Inks:
Vic Carrabotta (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Leroy lettering

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Having discovered a treasure on the ocean floor, Jake kills his partner Harry. Harry's ghost however follows him, appearing night after night. When Jake confesses to his crime, Harry goes into attack mode.

Spider Hider (Table of Contents)

Chilling Tales / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vince Napoli
Inks:
Vince Napoli
Colors:
?
Letters:
Leroy lettering

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A war time pilot is recued from a spider-infested island and brought back to civilization. He does not feel well, however. Any person he comes in contact with is soon dying from spider bites.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
First-person narrative

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Screaming Skull
    Chilling Tales
  2. 1. The Screaming Skull
    Chilling Tales
  3. 2. The Hand of Glory
    Chilling Tales
  4. 3. What Is a Ghoul?
    Chilling Tales
  5. 4. Pursued
    Chilling Tales
  6. 5. Spider Hider
    Chilling Tales
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Mark Gordon
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin