(Summer 1952)

Ziff-Davis, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Approved Comics, Inc
Brand:
Ziff-Davis Comic Group
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Allen Anderson (painting)
Inks:
Allen Anderson (painting)
Colors:
Allen Anderson (painting)
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Cover art credit authenticated by article in ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE No. 18 Winter 2007 - Gene Reed 11/27/2010.

[The Burgess all-purpose electric sprayer] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Indexer Notes

Page includes indicia.
Printed on inside front cover.

The Blood Ship (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The ship the Gloris Dune is christened but at the launch runs over a drunken sailor who curses it at the loss of his hand. Embittered, he signs aboard the whaler and burns her down. Hoping as the only survivor no one will know, he books passage aboard a mysterious whaler and learns it's the ghost ship, with dire consequences for him!

Indexer Notes

George Tuska not credited in issue.

The Corpse That Wouldn't Stay Dead (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Tom hates his brother Jeff. They both get caught in a terrible snow storm and find shelter in a log cabin with no food. In desperation they hunt in the storm and Tom trips, accidentally shooting his disbelieving brother. He buries him in the snow outside the cabin only to have him appear in the cabin the following 2 mornings. Found screaming, Tom is locked up in a hospital and ends his life digging up his brother to prove to him he didn't kill him.

Indexer Notes

George Tuska not credited in issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for Ziff-Davis Comics Group titles: Flyboy, The Hawk, Spacebusters, Speed Smith, Eerie Mysteries, Beanbags, Explorer Joe, Wild Boy, Crime Clinic, Crusader from Mars, Weird Thrillers, Kid Cowboy, Sparkie, Ellery Queen, and GI Joe. Mock covers with just logos and one line identifying description.

Jardini's Jaw (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Fatal Note (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Syd Shores
Inks:
Syd Shores
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Walt and Eve are sailing and just as Eve is assured of Walt's love for her their boat is wrecked in a storm. Walt holds onto a spar to keep afloat and Eve drowns, screaming for help. Walt blames himself. After a time he thinks himself safe as he meets Morta, keeper of the lighthouse, who claims to know that he let Eve drown. Signing a note, Walt is sent back to the land of the living and on discharge from hospital gradually falls in love with Eve's best friend. But he is haunted by images of Eve's face as she was drowning. Leaving for Paris his flight goes down in the ocean in which he jumps to be with Eve.

Indexer Notes

Art credit added by Gene Reed - 12/28/2010

The Tunnel of Horror (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Two bums are scouring the beach and discover a valuable ring, which leads one to kill the other. He then tries to persuade a former fairground colleague to allow him to rejoin the partnership as he now has money. Refusing, the colleague sees that the bum has indeed got money and is setting himself up in competition, and sends the Police round to frighten him. The bum rushes into the Tunnel of Horror to 'see' his murdered victim and dies in the tunnel.

Vision of the Gods (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Two photographers film temples in Ceylon and suddenly see a dancing beauty. On return they find everything fine except she does not appear on their film.
Reprints:

Flash! Special Sale! This Month Only! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Casa de Joyas, New York - selling watches, rings and pendants.

[The Chevalier Health Supporter Belt] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Lifts and flattens your bulging "bay window".

Indexer Notes

Ad for Ronnie Sales Inc, New York. On inside back cover.

[Charles Atlas] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for Charles Atlas. On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
  2. 1. [The Burgess all-purpose electric sprayer]
  3. 2. The Blood Ship
  4. 3. The Corpse That Wouldn't Stay Dead
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Jardini's Jaw
  7. 6. The Fatal Note
  8. 7. The Tunnel of Horror
  9. 8. Vision of the Gods
  10. 9. Flash! Special Sale! This Month Only!
  11. 10. [The Chevalier Health Supporter Belt]
  12. 11. [Charles Atlas]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Donald Dale Milne