(March 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.
Brand:
?
Editing:
Leon Harvey
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Indicia states "published bi-monthly by Witches Tales, Inc., 1860 Broadway, NY"


...Is Death The End? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Inner Circle (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Announcement on the re-structuring of the horror comics from Harvey at the time (Black Cat Mystery, Witches Tales, Tomb of Terror and Chamber of Chills), defining what each would focus on and that they would come out every 2 weeks. Also contains reprints of panels from the inside stories.

The Ugly Duckling (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Manny Stallman
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Jed Barnes had an accident that left his face so disfigured that he would have to wear bandages the rest of his life. When he saved Ruth from committing suicide, she married him, but eventually she wanted to see what was behind the bandages...
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No art credits in comic.

A Model Girl (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Sam Harkness

Indexer Notes

Page also includes a statement of ownership showing Leon Harvey as the editor, Alfred Harvey as the managing editor and Robert B. Harvey as the business manager. All three are also listed as the owners of Witches Tales, Inc. Dated September 30, 1953.

["They saw three little fishes..."] (Table of Contents)

Chilly Chamber Music: Songs from the Spook Box / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Howard Nostrand credit based on artwork from similar strip on sale at Heritage Auctions in December 2002.

["When day is done and shadows fall..."] (Table of Contents)

Chilly Chamber Music: Songs from the Spook Box / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Howard Nostrand credit based on artwork from similar strip on sale at Heritage Auctions in December 2002.

Reincarnation (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Sparling
Inks:
Jack Sparling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A two-bit thief discovers a scientist that has invented a machine that performs re-incarnation, but he discovers that being someone else isn't all it's cracked up to be...
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No art credits in comic.

Read These Different Mystery Magazines (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Ad for Black Cat Mystery, Witches Tales, Tomb of Terror and Chamber of Chills at top of page and for Teen-Age Brides, First Love, Love Problems, Hi-School Romance and First Romance at the bottom of the page. Both ads include pictures from comic covers.

Lottery (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Giunta
Inks:
Manny Stallman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Explorers to the middle of the earth find a civilization that is far advanced from ours. However, the lottery that they hold isn't something that you would want to win...
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No art credits in comic.

["Red sails in the sunset..."] (Table of Contents)

Chilly Chamber Music: Songs from the Spook Box / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Howard Nostrand credit based on artwork from similar strip on sale at Heritage Auctions in December 2002.

["Hey Joe!"] (Table of Contents)

Chilly Chamber Music: Songs from the Spook Box / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Howard Nostrand credit based on artwork from similar strip on sale at Heritage Auctions in December 2002.

The Satchel (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Bottom of page has an ad for Tomb of Terror.

The Skeptic! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense; war
Synopsis:
American soldiers come across an abandoned house somewhere in Europe during World War II.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No art credits in comic.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ...Is Death The End?
  2. 1. The Inner Circle
  3. 2. The Ugly Duckling
  4. 3. A Model Girl
  5. 4. ["They saw three little fishes..."]
    Chilly Chamber Music: Songs from the Spook Box
  6. 5. ["When day is done and shadows fall..."]
    Chilly Chamber Music: Songs from the Spook Box
  7. 6. Reincarnation
  8. 7. Read These Different Mystery Magazines
  9. 8. Lottery
  10. 9. ["Red sails in the sunset..."]
    Chilly Chamber Music: Songs from the Spook Box
  11. 10. ["Hey Joe!"]
    Chilly Chamber Music: Songs from the Spook Box
  12. 11. The Satchel
  13. 12. The Skeptic!
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