(July-August 1951)

P.L. Publishing, 1951 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
P. L. Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
P.L. Approved Comics
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

WEIRD ADVENTURES changes from a crime comic to a horror book.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Ruby Deathhead (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Giunta (signed)
Inks:
Manny Stallman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The adventurer Manly makes his way into Jivaro territory and into their sacred temple. There he steals a giant magic ruby which takes the form of its next victim. Fleeing through the jungle the stone begins to look just like him...

The Venus of Ille (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Prosper Merimee (adapted from)
Pencils:
Bob Jenney
Inks:
Bob Jenney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A mysterious statue of the goddess Venus seems to come to life now and then - bringing on agony. When young master Alphonse playfully puts a ring on the statue's finger he is visited at night by Venus and crushed to death.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Clue of the Blind Beetles (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Inspecteurs Gavroche and Maritain from Paris Sureté figure out the murder of monsieur Marchand.

Web of Horror (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Jonathan Harridge gambled away his sister's inheritance. He comes up with an insurance fraud scheme and fakes his own funeral. Only he cannot be dug up again in time and perishes.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Puppet Peril (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Morales?; Harry Harrison?
Inks:
Lou Morales?; Harry Harrison?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
American impresario brings over puppet player genius "Satana" from Germany to appear on TV. Her puppets are bewitched and shrunken humans, taking revenge on her tormentress.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
This could be Harry Harrison - or an earliest spotting of Lou Morales (there is a possible signature, hidden in the splash): "LM" on the store sign.
The reprinted version credits "Ernie Bache and Harry Harrison".

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Ruby Deathhead
  3. 2. The Venus of Ille
  4. 3. Clue of the Blind Beetles
  5. 4. Web of Horror
  6. 5. Puppet Peril
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Keith Smith