(November 1953)

Farrell, 1953 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1953
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Four Star Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Farrell Publication
Editing:
Ruth Roche
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

["Here's to the frightened bride!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Iger Shop)
Inks:
? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Hissing Horror (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Iger Shop)
Inks:
? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Lawrence Mason lives as a recluse on an island. He spends his days killing the many snakes he encounters all over the place. When Mason finds a beautiful woman by the name of Asptha, he gives her shelter and falls in love with her. But Asptha is the queen of the snakes and lures Mason to his doom.
Reprints:

Race for Valor (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Iger Shop)
Inks:
? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Native American recruit Jimmy Bear fights in Korea. He saves his company with his ability for long-distance running.

Diamonds for the Dead (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Synopsis:
In Africa, Phil Slater fights a gang of criminals disguised as a safari.

Devil's Sketch Book (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Williams (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The gangster Marty Hutton uses a book of magic to dispose of his enemies and rivals. Hutton becomes the new crime czar, but the magic fires back on him.
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Indexer Notes

Penciller credit of "Willams" is based on this name appearing on a book in the background, along with "Lee" on another book. Artist may be Lee Williams? Information noted by Bill Devine.

Black Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Iger Shop)
Inks:
? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Pat and Lorna Fuller are on their honeymoon cruise. The ship sinks and the couple is marooned on a tiny island populated by giant black ants. Pat and Lorna fight as long as they can, but are eaten alive in the end.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Here's to the frightened bride!"]
  2. 1. Hissing Horror
  3. 2. Race for Valor
  4. 3. Diamonds for the Dead
  5. 4. Devil's Sketch Book
  6. 5. Black Death
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Bill Devine
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Keith Smith