(February 1954)

Harvey, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Witches Tales, Inc.
Editing:
Leon Harvey
Color:
Four Color interiors; full color covers
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lee Elias (signed)
Inks:
Lee Elias (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Dear Readers (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introductory text with small partial panels from this issue's stories.

Henry Small.... Huckster (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Benulis ?
Inks:
Jack Abel ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; crime; horror-suspense
Characters:
Henry Small
Synopsis:
Henry Small is a con man who will talk his way out of any predicament, until he is finally shot dead. Facing the devil Small strikes his next bargain.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sid Jacobson's name is on a billboard on the splash panel disguised as Sid J. Kobson, indicating he probably wrote or edited the story or the comic. Another name on the board is "Basil G. Umblower." Noted by Gary Watson, May 2008.

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Mister Master (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
drama
Synopsis:
A man starts seeing people who aren't there and lands in an asylum.

["As I was going along, long, long..."] (Table of Contents)

Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Nostrand ?
Inks:
Howard Nostrand ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Solomon Grundy (Table of Contents)

Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Nostrand ?
Inks:
Howard Nostrand ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Criminal version of the Solomon Grundy nursery rhyme.

Ivan's-Woe (Table of Contents)

A Boo of the Month / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Nostrand
Inks:
Howard Nostrand
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Sir Ivan Gwaine of Hampshire; Sir Gerald; Elizabeth; Fitzhugh; Sir Hugo Lavon of Blackmore; King John
Synopsis:
Sir Hugo duels Sir Ivan after a slight from Elizabeth. Ivan wins, but is horribly disfigured.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"Boo of the Month" (Ivanhoe parody)

Thanks to Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine for the artist information.

The Wig-Maker (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Lem Boone is a famous wig-maker. The secret to his life-like wigs is that he robs graves and scalps the dead. Boone goes too far when he desecrates the burial mound of an American native warrior.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover story

Doomsday (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The night watchman of an art gallery is frightened by the exhibited horror art.

["A farmer went trotting on his gray mare,..."] (Table of Contents)

Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Nostrand ?
Inks:
Howard Nostrand ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["See a pin and pick it up,..."] (Table of Contents)

Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Nostrand ?
Inks:
Howard Nostrand ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Criminal version of a nursery rhyme.

So What Next (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Powell ?
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Receptionist Dona Chepper sits all alone by the phone, fearing that the madman terrorizing the town might come to visit her.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Dear Readers
  3. 2. Henry Small.... Huckster
  4. 3. Mister Master
  5. 4. ["As I was going along, long, long..."]
    Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes
  6. 5. Solomon Grundy
    Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes
  7. 6. Ivan's-Woe
    A Boo of the Month
  8. 7. The Wig-Maker
  9. 8. Doomsday
  10. 9. ["A farmer went trotting on his gray mare,..."]
    Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes
  11. 10. ["See a pin and pick it up,..."]
    Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes
  12. 11. So What Next
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Steven Samuels
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin