(January 1952)

Fawcett, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Will Lieberson (executive editor); Roy Ald (editor); Al Jetter (art editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
Standard US dimensions
Binding:
saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

City of Fearful Night (Table of Contents)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Frank Thompson misses his plane and travels by train instead. But since the plane crashes and he should have been among the victims, he is taken to a strange city of lost souls - where he has to run for his life.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Baily is credited on horror stories for Fawcett by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He had many fillers in DC comics in the 60s, and can be spotted by his faces which look a bit old, with marked lines under the eyes and cheekbones.

Curse of the Werewolf (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff ?
Inks:
Ed Moline ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Elderly zoologist Emil Sonsine tries to save a man's life by giving him blood, but gets a werewolf affliction in return. He is torn between a new powerful self and feelings of guilt and remorse. When Sonsine learns that his sweetheart loves another man he confronts his rival in a deadly showdown.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Unknown Terror (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John C. Adler
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A couple in the country watch in horror as animals dissolve and disappear into thin air. They discover a gnome with a disintegrating rifle to be the cause...

Indexer Notes

small illustration

The Devil's Prize (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The embezzler John Dirge is committed to an insane asylum as a ruse to escape conviction. When he finds out that his three accomplices plant to keep him there, he enters into a pact with the devil. Being able to slip into other people's bodies, Dirge goes on a deadly revenge spree.

Indexer Notes

Gravestone in splash seems to list the members of the Powell studio:
"Powe...", "...efri", "Epp" and "...ost" - meaning Powell, Seifringer, Epp and Nostrand, of course.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. City of Fearful Night
  3. 2. Curse of the Werewolf
  4. 3. Unknown Terror
  5. 4. The Devil's Prize
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