(December 1952)

Standard, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Visual Editions, Inc.
Brand:
Standard Comics
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Betraying Hands (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Katz
Inks:
Jack Katz
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

The Pit of Horror (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mike Peppe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1323

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
New York, the 1870s. In the gambling establishment of Mr. Burns people are killed and disposed of in a rat pit in the cellar. The dead return and force Burns to a tour of the pit himself.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Dancer from the Beyond (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1305

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The dancer Lee Trantor is haunted by his former partner Annette and her desire to dance to the death.
Reprints:

The Clutching Weed (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Russ Hill
Pencils:
Art Saaf (illustration)
Inks:
Art Saaf (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Swimming in the ocean and struggling with sea weed, a man reminisces about his childhood nemesis and wonders if that boy's spirit may be responsible for the clutching weed.

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Steve Saaf via the GCD Error Tracker.

Bride of Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Katz (signed)
Inks:
Jack Katz (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1322

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Joseph; Delores Martiz; Mario
Synopsis:
Joseph needs a fresh corpse for his experiments, which is provided when Delores Martiz dies on her wedding day. He brings her back from the dead, and then once more, but cannot win her for himself.
Reprints:

The Ghost That Warned a King (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vince Colletta ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1185

Genre:
non-fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Although warned by a ghost, King James IV. of Scotland goes to war and dies.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Death Drum (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Saaf
Inks:
Art Saaf
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1347

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Drummer Chip Conway comes into possession of a magic jungle drum which makes him play "like a god". Downside is, Chip has to kill for his newly won ability.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Steve Saaf via the GCD Error Tracker.

The Origin of "He Kicked the Bucket" (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Katz ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1338

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Origin of the phrase explained. A suicidal man failed to hang himself and got so angered that he kicked a bucket standing next to his feet. Losing his balance, the man fell and hit his head fatally.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Betraying Hands
  2. 1. The Pit of Horror
  3. 2. The Dancer from the Beyond
  4. 3. The Clutching Weed
  5. 4. Bride of Death
  6. 5. The Ghost That Warned a King
  7. 6. Death Drum
  8. 7. The Origin of "He Kicked the Bucket"
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Peter Croome