(February 1997)

Gemstone, 1994 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
2.50 USD; 3.45 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly in November, February, May and August
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gemstone Publishing
Brand:
An Entertaining EC Comic
Editing:
Albert B. Feldstein
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Graham Ingels
Inks:
Graham Ingels
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (inset); The Vault-Keeper (inset); The Crypt-Keeper (inset)
Reprints:

Pipe Down! (Table of Contents)

The Witch's Cauldron! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Graham Ingels
Inks:
Graham Ingels
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (host); Andrew (Lila's husband); a monkey (reincarnation of Andrew); a Policeman; Lila (villain, death); Howard (villain, oil-burner company employee, Lila's boyfriend)
Synopsis:
A young woman marries an old man with a penchant for pipe smoking and poetry for his money and quickly grows tired of him, then she meets a young man and they plot to push him down the stairs as though it were accidental. After he dies, she buys a monkey as a pet that was born the same day her husband was killed. Howard wants to get married immediately but Lila says to wait a year....but when Howard starts finding clues to Lila possibly having an affiar, and she denies it, he murders her and is arrested. Meanwhile, the monkey settles back in the easy chair with a pipe and a book of poetry.
Reprints:

Bedtime Gory! (Table of Contents)

The Vault of Horror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
George Evans
Inks:
George Evans
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Vault-Keeper (host)
Synopsis:
A woman buys a stretch rack for her husband when he reveals that he killed her wealthy father so as to appear it was an accident, and then married her for her money and not for love.
Reprints:

Pot-Shot! (Table of Contents)

The Old Witch's Grim Fairy Tale! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Kamen
Inks:
Jack Kamen
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch (host); the Prince; the King
Synopsis:
This grim fairy tale relates the story of a prince who gets the king to pay him a yearly allowance of what he weighs in gold. In order to be as heavy as can be, he swallows lead shot to get his already fat frame close to almost 500 pounds. As he urges the carriage faster and faster to arrive at his new castle, the brakes are thrown suddenly and the shot explodes out of him.
Reprints:

The Black Ferris! (Table of Contents)

The Crypt of Terror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Bradbury; Al Feldstein (adaptation)
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Jim Wroten

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper (host); two boys; rich woman; thief (villain)
Synopsis:
Two boys witness a ferris wheel at a creepy carnival that can make time go forwards or backwards for the rider depending on which way the wheel spins. A man tries to take advantage of this by riding the wheel backwards 24 times until he is a 10 year boy and then posing as an orphan in order to find and steal a kindly old woman's money who has taken him in. He plans to then ride the wheel forwards 24 times so no one will ever find the culprit. The boys tell the woman, but are not believed, so they wait until the man is on the ferris wheel and sends it into the future....with amazing results.
Reprints:
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Pipe Down!
    The Witch's Cauldron!
  3. 2. Bedtime Gory!
    The Vault of Horror
  4. 3. Pot-Shot!
    The Old Witch's Grim Fairy Tale!
  5. 4. The Black Ferris!
    The Crypt of Terror
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Terry Watkins