(September 1954)

Sterling, 1954 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Sterling Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Elliot Caplin
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Devil's Circus (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Roy
Inks:
Mike Roy
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

[Do You Need Money?] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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Design For Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Leopold; Mrs. Van Dell; Hester Humphrey
Synopsis:
Leopold is told to produce some more lifelike pottery.

[Complete Baffling Magic Outfit] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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The Devil's Circus (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
George; Rhoda; Lonzo; Mr. Mite; the Devil
Synopsis:
George has trouble making up his mind.

The Lady in Black (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Rory Gates; Harold Temple; Death
Synopsis:
A woman in black hires Rory to track down a man.

Indexer Notes

Prose story with an illustration; data for this story supplied by Frank Motler, July 2005.

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The Face On the Floor (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Roy
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cyrus Madden
Synopsis:
Cyrus is a janitor who hates it when people dirty up his nice clean floors.

[Smokers! You Are in Danger of Getting Lung Cancer or Heart Disease!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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[Boys! Girls!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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Honeymoon Horror (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Ed Engels; Roberta Engels
Synopsis:
Roberta and Ed go on a camping trip for their honeymoon. While Ed is away, Roberta is attacked and raped. In a nearby town, Roberta points out her attacker and Ed kills the man. However, on their next stop, Roberta points out ANOTHER man as the rapist and demands Ed kill him. Ed realizes his wife has gone insane.

Indexer Notes

The plot of this story is virtually identical to the story "Revenge" by Samuel Blas, which appeared in Collier's Weekly, January 11, 1947, and was adapted to an episode of the "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" television show in 1955.

The same plot was used for the story "Revenge" in Witches Tales (Harvey, 1951 Series) 21(October 1953).

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[Get Your Share From the Horn of Plenty] (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

A contest for the readers to submit which story they liked best. Entries must be postmarked no later than October 1, 1954.

[Reduce With Delicious Kelpidine Candy Plan!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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[Giant Kiddie Playhouse] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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[Breathtaking - Garden Under Glass] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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