(June-July 1952)

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.

Blood for the Vampire (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Art identification confirmed by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

[contents page] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks:
Everett Raymond Kinstler
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

Blood for the Vampire (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Nodel (signed)
Inks:
Vince Alascia (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The small town of Ravennes in the Tyrolian alps is haunted by the vampire Erik Lustveg. When Rod and Dot Blair, descendants of the Lustveg family, come investigating their heritage, they find that the vampire legend is very much alive.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Haunted Honeymoon (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Roy and Dot Evans stay overnight at a weird old man's place. They find out that he keeps a boy, his warden, prisoner and plans to kill him, but is afraid of his ghost to haunt him after death.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Hounds from Hell (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
In New Zealand, a man called Belter commands special abilities like being able to see in the dark. As a price for that he is haunted by ghostly apparitions every night.

Indexer Notes

spot illustration

The Ghostly Diners (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A dining room in a New Orleans house is haunted and relives over and over a dinner from the past during which the guests were poisoned.

Indexer Notes

spot illustration, probably by Joe Kubert

Black Means Death! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lazarus
Inks:
Harry Lazarus ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Harry Walters can't stand the nagging of his wife Karen anymore. At a bar he meets the lovely Mara, looking like Karen's twin. Walters falls in love with Mara, kills Karen and then realizes that they were the same person.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.
Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Nightmare (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Playwright Nathan Foxx writes a play which invokes the devil's appearance.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested Joe Kubert for inks, too.

The Ghoul Walks! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Police detective Dan Noren investigates a murder spree, a feeling of foreboding driving him on. The fiend everybody's been looking for turns out to be himself.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Blood for the Vampire
  2. 1. [contents page]
  3. 2. Blood for the Vampire
  4. 3. Haunted Honeymoon
  5. 4. Hounds from Hell
  6. 5. The Ghostly Diners
  7. 6. Black Means Death!
  8. 7. The Nightmare
  9. 8. The Ghoul Walks!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Walls
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Walls
  • Keith Smith
  • James Ludwig