(December 1952)

Avon, 1952 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Avon Periodicals, Inc.
Brand:
An Avon Publication
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
A. C. Hollingsworth
Inks:
A. C. Hollingsworth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

[Contents] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

on inside front cover

Beware of the Undead! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Trinidad tourist Nat Grear learns of the native lore of the Obeah man, a devil incarnate. There was a man named Tamiko who killed out of pure lust, until he fell to his death in a waterfall. Grear plans to shove his wealthy uncle into the cursed waters, but ends up drowning there himself. He now has all of eternity to spend and suffer along with the original Obeah man.

The Mirror of Death! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
When on shore-leave sailor Steve Lajos changes into dapper businessman Robert Martin and robs unsuspecting ladies of their jewelry. The vain and arrogant Lajos meets his fate when entering the temple of mirrors, house of seven-armed god Struga. Lajos breaks the mirror which reveals his ugly inner self and is damned to live in the presence of vengeful Struga.
Reprints:

Diary of Horror! (Table of Contents)

The Story Behind the Cover / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
A. C. Hollingsworth
Inks:
A. C. Hollingsworth
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

"The Story Behind the Cover"
Two small illustrations are details from the front cover.

The Ghost's Curse! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Charles Nicholas ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Jarod Parks is secretary to successful classic dancer Mona Travis. Since Parks has gambling debts, he murders Mona and forges her last will. The dancer’s ghost, however, pesters Parks with haunting threats of his punishment after death. When Parks finally dies, he rots away in his grave fully conscious.

The Phantom of Philip Hawks (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Young lovers John Allen and Mary Kane set sail for their honeymoon voyage on their own ship, but they have been cursed by John’s rival, Philip. The jealous man wanted to have fair Mary for himself. Philip Hawks’ ghost commandeers the boat and they all perish at sea.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Contents]
  3. 2. Beware of the Undead!
  4. 3. The Mirror of Death!
  5. 4. Diary of Horror!
    The Story Behind the Cover
  6. 5. The Ghost's Curse!
  7. 6. The Phantom of Philip Hawks
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