(October-November 1951)

Master Comics, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Master Comics Inc.
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harry Harrison ?
Inks:
Harry Harrison ?
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Dread Book of Betarin (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edward Goldfarb (signed)
Inks:
Bob Baer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Eugene Gordon dabbles with black magic and tries spells out of a "grimore", the black book of Betarin. After summoning some elemental creatures and dead people, Gordon encounters Betarin himself.

Ghosts From Mars (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vince Napoli
Inks:
Vince Napoli
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Synopsis:
Tiny dead ghostlike Martian creatures are raining down on earth and cause chaos and destruction. Only scientist and "authority on the occult" Don Blant may help by contacting the ghost of his dead brother Allen. The latter tells him that the Martians shy away from human blood.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Occult Notebook of Dark Mysteries (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Methods of divination, superstitions about were-animals, voodoo dolls and the evil eye.

The Unwilling Witch (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Molno ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Bob and Jane are haunted by an old witch who was an ancestor of Jane's. Under the witch's bidding Jane turns into a were-cat and tries to kill her fiancé. But Bob gets help from a New Orleans "conjur woman".

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Bargain With a... Worm (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pierce Rice ?
Inks:
Harry Harrison ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Jim Thomas enters into a pact with a strange entity. Looking like a sack, the being offers Jim help in financial matters. In exchange the being can read Jim's thoughts. They start hassling over money and manners. Underestimating the thing's powers, Jim gets the short end of the stick.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Dread Book of Betarin
  3. 2. Ghosts From Mars
  4. 3. The Occult Notebook of Dark Mysteries
  5. 4. The Unwilling Witch
  6. 5. Bargain With a... Worm
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Keith Smith