(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) (Expand) /

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

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