(June 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:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover blurb "Original EC Comics from the 1950s!" was not part of original cover.

Pan-Mail (Table of Contents)

Pan-Mail / letters page / 2 pages (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 various Gemstone EC Comics reprints from: Richard Jepeal; Bob Gorby; Grant Smith; Bob La Tremouille; Kelsey McCoch; Richard Jepeal; David Dellario; and letter and art by Kyle Boyton. Includes reprint illustration. Second page is between story sequences 4 and 5.

African Scream! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Humphrey Yogert; Humphrey's assistant; Robert (corpse); Kate; German army personnel
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of the movie "African Queen."

The Lady or the Tiger? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed); Basil Wolverton (last panel of page 6)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gwendolyn; Melvin; the King
Synopsis:
New solution to classic problem of choice.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Single drawing by Basil Wolverton appears in last panel on page 6.

Do It Yourself And Save Enough To Retire! (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of home improvement newspaper columns.

[Slap!] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Untitled short text feature "interview" with "Doctor Alfred Kinzee".

Breakfast With The Fershlugginers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Penelope Fershlugginer; Nick Fershlugginer; Percival Fershlugginer; Melvin Gauche
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of popular "breakfast with..." radio morning shows.

Come Back, Little Street Car! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lola Kowalski; Doc Stanley Kowalski; Blanche; Willie; Ben
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of the plays (not the movies) "A Streetcar Named Desire", "Come Back Little Sheba", and "Death of a Salesman", by "Tennessyringe Miller."

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

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. Pan-Mail
    Pan-Mail
  3. 2. African Scream!
  4. 3. The Lady or the Tiger?
  5. 4. Do It Yourself And Save Enough To Retire!
  6. 5. [Slap!]
  7. 6. Breakfast With The Fershlugginers
  8. 7. Come Back, Little Street Car!
  9. 8. Subscribe!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Katie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne