(October-November 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.
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:
Sid Check
Inks:
Sid Check
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

[contents page] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

The Phantom Hitch-Hiker (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alvin C. Hollingsworth (signed)
Inks:
Alvin C. Hollingsworth (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
John Morley has been stealing money from the fortune of his ward, Gail. As she is about to find out, he lets her car crash down a bridge. Morley, however, is haunted by the hitch-hiking phantom of Gail.
Reprints:

The Hands of Death! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Violinist Erik Dulan can’t use his hands anymore and would give anything to be able to play again. He meets with Dr. Necros who lets him chose a new pair of hands from a group of zombies he commands. Dulan has a terrible price to pay: the new hands have a will of their own and commit criminal acts.
Reprints:

The Thing from the Grave (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

small reproduction of cover art inset in story

Death on Skis! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Kubert?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
American tourist Johnson is on skiing holiday in the Bavarian Alps. A guide warns him to take the Northern slope. The ghost of a suicidal father who lost his son to a careless ski racer is out there for revenge. Johnson does not heed the warning and has to race a skiing skeleton for his life.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

drawn while Kubert was in the Armed Forces (per Kubert); artwork is signed "Joe Kubert, Sonthofen, Germany"

The Haunted Melody (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Frederic Parker is a promising young pianist haunted by the “raindrop” prelude of his namesake Frederic Chopin. Every time he plays it, the ghost of Chopin’s muse Nona appears. Parker falls in love with Nona, but she’ll be his undoing.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested John Rosenberger? for pencils.

The Haunted Cave (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

story has 1 spot illustration

Princess of the Subway (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alvin C. Hollingsworth (signed)
Inks:
Alvin C. Hollingsworth (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
On a subway train, Dave Bartlet gets into a fight with a mysterious woman and her company. They make the train halt and let fish people in who attack the passengers. Bartlet overpowers the woman and brings the subway back to safety. No one believes him until he unmasks the woman.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [contents page]
  3. 2. The Phantom Hitch-Hiker
  4. 3. The Hands of Death!
  5. 4. The Thing from the Grave
  6. 5. Death on Skis!
  7. 6. The Haunted Melody
  8. 7. The Haunted Cave
  9. 8. Princess of the Subway
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Walls
  • Keith Smith
  • James Ludwig