(October-November 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
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
Inks:
Wally Wood
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 Case of the Painted Beast! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The town of Maple Valley holds an art painting competition. When Ezra Vale's picture of a gruesome monster doesn't win, strange things begin to happen. A fiendish beast like that in the picture attacks the prize judges and kidnaps Vale into its nightmare world on canvas.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credit per The Wallace Wood Checklist (TwoMorrows, 2003) by Bhob Stewart and Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. ("Paul Gattuso pencils, inks possibly by Wood").
Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. revokes his credit for pencils by Gattuso.

Was He Dead? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mo Marcus (signed)
Inks:
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio [as Rocke]
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Showgirl Marilyn asks her lover to kill her husband. The murderer, however, is haunted by visions of his victim. He goes to check on the corpse and is imprisoned in the dead man’s tomb.
Reprints:

The Monster of the Storm (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
John Unter runs amok in the town of Mossy Glen. Before he can be apprehended by the police, lightning strikes and kills Unter. From now on Mossy Glen is cursed. With every thunderstorm Unter comes alive as a ghoulish monster and strangles someone.
Reprints:

Kill a Witch (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The spot illustrations used on pages 2 and 3 of this text story are both taken from the story "The Lost Princess" published in An Earth Man On Venus (Avon, 1951).

The Mirror of Isis! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
An antique mirror from Egypt channels evil energy into Elyse, fiancée of Brad Stanfield. In a state of trance she stabs a servant in her grandfather’s home. Stanfield and archeologist Redmond soon find out about the connection. A last-minute destruction of the magic mirror prevents Elyse from killing Brad.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Kubert confirmed by Robin Snyder and others.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [contents page]
  3. 2. The Case of the Painted Beast!
  4. 3. Was He Dead?
  5. 4. The Monster of the Storm
  6. 5. Kill a Witch
  7. 6. The Mirror of Isis!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Keith Smith
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tillmann Courth
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  • Jim Walls
  • Keith Smith
  • James Ludwig