(January 1954)

Trojan Magazines, 1953 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Trojan Magazines, Inc.
Editing:
Adolphe Barreaux (Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["I wish you'd stop reading those fantastic horror stories!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Harrison?
Inks:
Harry Harrison?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Life of Riley (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Myron Fass
Inks:
Myron Fass
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

H: The Nameless One (I)

Guest of the Ghouls (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sid Check
Inks:
Sid Check
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Javitt Rodman; Death; Ghouls
Synopsis:
Javit steals interesting tombstones from cemeteries. An old caretaker forbids him to enter a mausoleum but he does. Coffins open and ghouls emerge. They try to wrestle Javitt into a coffin but he escapes. Outside the mausoleum he again meets the caretaker who this time identifies himself as Death. Javitt dies for stealing from Death's realm.
Reprints:

Heads of the Dead (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Wallace Harwood (big game hunter); Indian Witch Doctor; Wallace's Fellow Hunters
Synopsis:
A witch doctor forbids Harwood to hunt a sacred tiger, but he ignores him and kills the animal. That night the witch doctor transforms Harwood into an antelope, a leopard, and a wild pig, and, with each transformation, he is killed by his friends. At dawn, Harwood is restored to his true self, but the scared tiger returns to life. It chases Harwood into am elephant pit where he is impaled upon sharpened stakes.
Reprints:

The Devil Shares a Body (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

Black Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Black Death (host); Michel and Denise (young lovers)
Synopsis:
Medieval Paris is hit with the plague. Michel and Denise wish to escape the city but their way is blocked by city guards. A noblewoman has died and her body is to be shipped out of the city to Argentueil. Michel pries the casket open, discards the corpse, and persuades Denise to take its place. That night he boards the barge headed for Argentueil intending to free Denise from the casket but learns that the noblewoman's father had his daughter buried. Michel commits suicide by throwing himself in the Seine.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I wish you'd stop reading those fantastic horror stories!"]
  2. 1. The Life of Riley
  3. 2. Guest of the Ghouls
  4. 3. Heads of the Dead
  5. 4. The Devil Shares a Body
  6. 5. Black Death
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Kathryn Wright
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome