(November 1948)

 
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Trans-World Publications
Editing:
Alfred M. Klein (proprietor)
Color:
full color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
stapled
Publishing Format:
intended as on-going series

Issue Notes

Cover notes: "As featured on Mutual Broadcasting Network."

Listed as "quarterly" in the indicia, but only this issue was published.


Five Miles Down (Table of Contents)

Mysterious Traveler / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Powell (signed)
Inks:
Bob Powell (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Mysterious Traveler

The Grand Vizier's Reward (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; historical
Characters:
Sissa Ben Dahir; King of India
Synopsis:
The King of India rewards Sissa Ben Dahir, the inventor of chess, with grains of wheat on a chessboard.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

on inside front and back covers

Five Miles Down (Table of Contents)

Mysterious Traveler / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell (signed)
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mysterious Traveler

The Tell Tale Heart (Table of Contents)

Famous Tales of Terror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Edgar Allen Poe (original); ? (comic adaptation)
Pencils:
Alan Mandel?
Inks:
Alan Mandel?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

All information for this sequence from John Haufe, April 2008. Updated with possible artist ID August 2009.

The Mystery of the Five Fingers (Table of Contents)

Mysterious Traveler / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Mysterious Traveler

Raw Deal (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Leopold Atlas (movie script); John C. Higgins (movie script); ? (adaptation)
Pencils:
Bob Powell (signed)
Inks:
Bob Powell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the then "soon to be showing at your favorite theatre..." Eagle-Lion studio production by the same name. Staring Dennis O'Keefe, Raymond Burr, Marsha Hunt, Claire Trevor, John Ireland and Chile Williams.

See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040723/ for more information about the movie.

Take a Trip to India (Table of Contents)

Mysterious Traveler / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Mysterious Traveler

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Beauty Trix Wallet / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Five Miles Down
    Mysterious Traveler
  2. 1. The Grand Vizier's Reward
  3. 2. Five Miles Down
    Mysterious Traveler
  4. 3. The Tell Tale Heart
    Famous Tales of Terror
  5. 4. The Mystery of the Five Fingers
    Mysterious Traveler
  6. 5. Raw Deal
  7. 6. Take a Trip to India
    Mysterious Traveler
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Beauty Trix Wallet
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