(December 1997)

Gemstone, 1997 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
2.50 USD; 3.45 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
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:

Which Twin Has The Phony*? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Melvina; Irvina
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover blurb "Fantastic 1950s EC Comics!" was not part of original cover.

Smiddy (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:
Smiddy; Melvin Bully; Smiddy's mother; Smiddy's father; Hoiby; Winnie Winkie; a smilin' airplane pilot; Real George; "Old" Punchdrunk; Little Mousse
Synopsis:
Smiddy and his boss try to land "Old Punchdrunk" the fighting fish.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of comic strip "Smitty".

The Crippling Washington Letter (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of investors newsletter.
Reprints:

Hindu (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:
Hindu; Melvin; Mrs. Lowlife; Irving Lowlife; Ed Lowlife; Buffle Head; Apaches
Synopsis:
Parody of 3-D John Wayne movie "Hondo".
Reprints:

Pan-Mail (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from: David Dellario; De Doncker Ludo; Dave Moore. Also includes reprinted illustration, and Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation.

The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts #59 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as The Crypt-Keeper]; Frank X. Mattson
Pencils:
Frank X. Mattson; Crow; Brandon O'Donnell
Inks:
Frank X. Mattson; Crow; Brandon O'Donnell
Letters:
typeset

Keywords:
fan art

Indexer Notes

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

Just Plain Bull (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
Synopsis:
Parody of radio soap operas.
Reprints:

I Touched A Flying Saucer! (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:
Pvt. "Skull" Elmer Adams Keyhole; Gloria (Ethel) Keyhole
Synopsis:
Parody of popular flying saucer theories books.
Reprints:

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. Which Twin Has The Phony*?
  2. 1. Smiddy
  3. 2. The Crippling Washington Letter
  4. 3. Hindu
  5. 4. Pan-Mail
    Pan-Mail
  6. 5. The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts #59
    The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts
  7. 6. Just Plain Bull
  8. 7. I Touched A Flying Saucer!
  9. 8. Subscribe!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne