(August-September 1951)

Avon, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Avon Periodicals, Inc.
Brand:
An Avon Publication
Editing:
Sol Cohen; Joseph Myers (President)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

[contents page] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

The Thing from the Sea! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Eddie Murray is killed by Johnny Smithers and pushed overboard at sea. While the killer courts the girl of the deceased, the dead man trods along the bottom of the ocean home to his honey. Eddie finally arrives in New York and drags Johnny into the water, to have some company in death.
Reprints:

A Honeymoon of Horror! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Ravielli (signed)
Inks:
Louis Ravielli (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A young newlywed couple is out for a drive when a crash occurs. The bride is killed. The groom overwrought with grief makes a deal with a mysterious "Mr.Prim" to be with his wife again. It turns out that Mr.Prim is the devil himself and that the young groom just made a unholy deal which Mr.Prim intends to collect on.
Reprints:

The Chamber of Death! (Table of Contents)

The Story Behind The Cover / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A cop is on the beat at the cemetery. He follows a procession of three people down into the bowels of the earth and a sewer system. They walk right up to the gates of hell. The cop recognizes the chained woman as an executed murderess. He flees in terror.

Indexer Notes

Told in first-person

The Stranger in Studio X (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rocke Mastroserio ?; Wally Wood ?; Joe Orlando ?
Inks:
Rocke Mastroserio ?; Wally Wood ?; Joe Orlando ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A stranger with knowledge of death and disaster before it happens scares Don Creighton into fulfilling his own death announcement.
Reprints:

["The ancient Egyptians conducted their trials..."] (Table of Contents)

Do You Know? / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry C. Kiefer (signed HCK)
Inks:
Henry C. Kiefer (signed HCK)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Nightmare! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Manny Stallman (signed)
Inks:
Manny Stallman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
spy
Synopsis:
Undercover U.S. agent Andriko Banoff thwarts a plan to ship atom bombs from "totalitarian Eastern ports" into US harbors.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [contents page]
  3. 2. The Thing from the Sea!
  4. 3. A Honeymoon of Horror!
  5. 4. The Chamber of Death!
    The Story Behind The Cover
  6. 5. The Stranger in Studio X
  7. 6. ["The ancient Egyptians conducted their trials..."]
    Do You Know?
  8. 7. Nightmare!
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