(March 1997)

Gemstone, 1997 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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Albert B. Feldstein (signed)
Inks:
Albert B. Feldstein (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover blurb of "First Furshlugginer Issue!" was not part of original cover.

The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts #50 (Table of Contents)

The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as The Crypt-Keeper]; Barry McCollum
Pencils:
Alan Hutchinson; David Giles; Adam Rothra
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Keywords:
fan art

Indexer Notes

Fan art and a fan poem, introduced by The Crypt-Keeper.

My Gun Is The Jury! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mike Hammershlammer; Pot Chamber; Sadie Macintosh; Mildred Muckle; Emma Gretsle; Stella
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer."

This Is Your Strife (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ed Ralphwards; Melvin Melville; Dr. Fransby Hacker; Dr. Harry Yankum; R. X. Pillstuffer; C. Smallprint; Mr. Gossiper; Mrs. Gossiper; Taksen Nails; Clancy C. O'Clancy; Mary; Rover; Sam Sucker; Homer Straightpath
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of TV show "This is Your Life."

How To Face Life Without Going Off The Deep End (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of newspaper psychiatric help columns, by "Dr. Alicia K. Fruglcnocker."

Pan-Mail (Table of Contents)

Pan-Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stephen A. Geppi?
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Marie Severin
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Albert B. Feldstein; William M. Gaines
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters regarding other Gemstone EC reprints from: Darren B. Golay; Paul Dale Roberts; Bob La Tremouille; Rick Olson. Also reprinted illustration.

[The National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturers] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody transcript of "speech" by President of National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturers.

Little Red Riding Hood (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks:
Jack Kamen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense; satire-parody
Characters:
Gwendolyn (Little Red Riding Hood); Melvin; Gwendolyn's mother; Gwendolyn's father; Gwendolyn's grandmother; woodsman
Synopsis:
The old Red Riding Hood fairy tale, with a twist.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Last panel is modified reprint of final Orlando panel from "This Is Your Strife".

The Night Before Christmas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
The classic Night Before Christmas narration, with pictures that don't quite fit.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Last page is splash featuring drawings of the EC staffers: Bill Elder; Albert Feldstein; Al Williamson; Johnny Craig; Jack Davis; Evans; Joe Orlando; Wally Wood; "Ghastly" Ingles; Harvey Kurtzman; Bernie Krigstein; Reed Crandall; Marie Severin; Jack Kamen; J. P. Severin; Nancy Siegel; and William M. Gaines.

Subscribe! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:
  • From ads for the EC Fan-Addicts club in various EC comics of 1954, but text is modified.

Indexer Notes

House ad for subscriptions to Gemstone Publishing's EC Comics reprints.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts #50
    The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts
  3. 2. My Gun Is The Jury!
  4. 3. This Is Your Strife
  5. 4. How To Face Life Without Going Off The Deep End
  6. 5. Pan-Mail
    Pan-Mail
  7. 6. [The National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturers]
  8. 7. Little Red Riding Hood
  9. 8. The Night Before Christmas
  10. 9. Subscribe!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Katie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne