(October 1953)

Star Publications, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Star Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Star Comic
Editing:
L. B. Cole
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Indicia reads: Shocking Mystery Cases is published quarterly by Star Publications, Inc. at 8 Lord Street, Buffalo 10, N.Y. Editorial Office: 545 Fifth Avenue, New York 1, N.Y. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Buffalo, N.Y. under the Act of March 3, 1879. Printed in U.S.A. copyright 1953 by STAR Publications, Inc. Price 10c per copy, 12 issues $1.20. All character and incidents described or depicted in stories except those based on history or fact are fictitious and any similarity to person sliving or dead is purely coincidental. No. 56 Oct 1953.


The Chase!! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
L. B. Cole (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Text reads: He was relentlessly sought by the police for his crime. He was hunted by his murderous henchmen for his double-cross. No avenue of escape was open to him. He desperately tried to elude retribution, but became a victim of his own greed, in...

[Chew improved formula chewing gum!] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for American Healthaids Co.

The Chase..! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Finsten A. Yohl; Chesley; Mr. Granitt; Matt Browder; Benny; Chedwick; Ape; Fred; Warden
Synopsis:
Accountant Finsten Yohl steals from racketeer Matt Browder, but can't escape both the police and Browder's henchmen.

Death On Broadway.. (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Milton Shaket; John Reilly; Benjamin [Red] Stein; Solly Moss; Samuel Hopkins; Morris Burnstein; Arthur Green; Thomas Colgan; John Healy; Louis Fields; Police Commissioner Wallander; Deputy Chief Inspector Conrad Rothengast; Lt. Walter Henning
Synopsis:
Three outlaws shoot Solly Moss while robbing the Mayfair Bar. Two are captured and sentenced to death, the third is never caught.
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Indexer Notes

Original title: "Death Visits the Gay White Way."

[Live Toy Circus] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Honor House Products

[Finally! A Chrome Protector & Rust Remover that works!] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Mirror-Chrome Co.

Wicked Cheat... (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Lina Vanishyn [Rose Longo]; Pete; Lon; Mrs. Bishoff; Jan Kuppel
Synopsis:
Immigrant Lina Vanishyn quits her job at a diner and joins Pete and Lon in a confidence racket. Pete and Lon furnish her with an unknown drug that makes her victims agree to whatever she suggests.
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Indexer Notes

Original title: "Female of Fraud!"

The Hand of Crime... (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
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Colors:
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Genre:
crime
Characters:
Henry Lee Victor [Hank; Harry G. Benedict]; [Red] Victor; Beth; Sam Casper
Synopsis:
Hank Victor finds he is unable to use his right hand after shooting his brother, Red, unless he keeps it concealed in a black silk glove.
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Indexer Notes

Story concludes on June 30, 1940.

[Boys, girls, men, women!] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for The FUNman

[Lots of fun and money!] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Seagee Co.

[101 Picture Plans] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Croydon Publications

[Now you can fly a real jet plane!] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Jetex F-102

[Need extra spending money?] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Stuart Greeetings

[Free...10 Hitler stamps!] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Littleton Stamp Co.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Chase!!
  2. 1. [Chew improved formula chewing gum!]
  3. 2. The Chase..!
  4. 3. Death On Broadway..
  5. 4. [Live Toy Circus]
  6. 5. [Finally! A Chrome Protector & Rust Remover that works!]
  7. 6. Wicked Cheat...
  8. 7. The Hand of Crime...
  9. 8. [Boys, girls, men, women!]
  10. 9. [Lots of fun and money!]
  11. 10. [101 Picture Plans]
  12. 11. [Now you can fly a real jet plane!]
  13. 12. [Need extra spending money?]
  14. 13. [Free...10 Hitler stamps!]
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