(June 1952)

Fawcett, 1952 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Editing:
M. Shull; Will Lieberson (executive editor); Al Jetter (Art Director)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
one-shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Saunders (painting)
Inks:
Norman Saunders (painting)
Colors:
Norman Saunders (painting)
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Four Color Fear (Fantagraphics, 2010 series) #[nn]

Indexer Notes

Art credit verified by David Saunders, Norman Saunders' son, via e-mail (January 6, 2008)

The Sea of the Dead (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Ed Moline ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Captain Bullard comes aboard a ghost ship and learns he is on his final journey. Because the passengers are the victims of a seafaring tragedy Bullard caused years ago.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested Bob Forgione and Jack Abel:
"Forgione is credited on pencil and Abel on ink on "Unknown World" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. This is a one shot title, and with the other stories credited, this has to be Forgione and Abel. Forgione's pencil work is very similar to some of his signed stories elsewhere, with many close up of faces, but Abel is a bit uncertain."

We say the style is clearly consistent with other previous Fawcett horror stories done by Sheldon Moldoff. With possible inking assist by Ed Moline.

The Quiet One (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Martin
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Mr. Kimler spies on his neighbor Mr. Momer. A fatal mistake, for Mr. Momer is not what he seems to be.
Reprints:

The Serpent Queen (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Bob McCarty
Inks:
Bob McCarty
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Shanri, the serpent queen
Synopsis:
Mountain climbers venture into the realm of Shanri, the ancient serpent queen. Blinded by her beauty they are bound for their own perdition.

Indexer Notes

McCarty is not found in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but this art is identical to his signed stories in Black Magic #16, and some credited samples from Atlas Comics. He is best recognized by his faces with big eyes that can look like George Evans.
Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Footprints on the Ceiling (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
William Weltman ?
Inks:
William Weltman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The gangsters O'Flaherty and Flitcher train a revived dead dog to be a trick dog on stage. But they have to fight off hordes of skeletal zombies coming after them to bring the dog where it belongs - in the province of the dead.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested Ben Brown and David Gantz for pencils and inks.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Sea of the Dead
  3. 2. The Quiet One
  4. 3. The Serpent Queen
  5. 4. Footprints on the Ceiling
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Keith Smith
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Keith Smith