(March 1998)

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

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

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Tick Dracy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Tick Dracy; Mess Falseheart Dracy; Junyor; Pit Pitter; Raisin Puss; Aircraft-Carrier-Noggin; Shivery; P. U. Potrezebie; Fershlugginer Fanny [Sandy Selma]; Tonic Sparkheart
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of "Dick Tracy" comic strip. Idea from Nick Meglin.

[Panic's Dictionary of Sports Dept.] (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:
humor
Synopsis:
Foolish pictures using baseball phrases as captions.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sections titled "Baseball Jargon", "Golf Match!", "Football Terms!", and "Basketball!".

The Stars And You And What You Should Do (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Horoscope parody by "Swami River."

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters from: "The Knave"; Bob Gorby; David Dellario. Also includes reprinted illustration.

The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts #62 (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:
Andrew Stewart; Paul D. Roberts
Inks:
Andrew Stewart; Paul D. Roberts
Letters:
typeset

Keywords:
fan art

Indexer Notes

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

[T.V. Commercials Dept.] (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:
Mel Irving; John Isobar; Charles Compost
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

TV news show commercials parody. 2 page sequences titled "The Late Evening Sportcaster", "The Weatherman", and "The Home Gardener".

You Too Can Hook A Zillionaire! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Marilyn Mahrone; Betty Graball; Lauren Backache; Lotka
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of movie "How To Marry A Millionaire".

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. Tick Dracy
  3. 2. [Panic's Dictionary of Sports Dept.]
  4. 3. The Stars And You And What You Should Do
  5. 4. Pan-Mail
    Pan-Mail
  6. 5. The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts #62
    The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts
  7. 6. [T.V. Commercials Dept.]
  8. 7. You Too Can Hook A Zillionaire!
  9. 8. Subscribe!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne