(June 1998)

Gemstone, 1997 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
2.50 USD; 3.65 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:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Blank cover designed to offend no one. Cover blurb "Notorious 1950s EC Comics!" was not part of original cover.

The Phansom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dinah Potrzebie; The Phansom; Devil; pirates; The Phansom's father; Hero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of "The Phantom" comic strip.

Executive Seat (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:
Averice Bullhead; Walter Casual; Eroica Margin; Mr. Potrzebie; Walter Pigeonstool; Walter Dud; Walter Grimace; Walter P. Shawhead; Walter Holdenout; Barbara Bullhead; Walter; Walter Wynchill; Mrs. Holdenout
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of movie "Executive Suite".

Pan-Mail (Table of Contents)

Pan-Mail / letters page / 2 pages (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; Bob Gorby; Paul Dale Roberts; Ted Stevens; E. J. Hamacher

[E. C. Went To Sea] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wallace Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wallace Wood (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; historical
Reprints:
  • From various EC comics of 1953, but text is modified.
Keywords:
pirates

Indexer Notes

Ad for comic book "Piracy."

[Comic Strip Advertising 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
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parodies of comic-strip-style advertisements for: Ben-Goo pain relief rub, body-building course, Neveready batteries, Belch-Not Gum, Joweletch Straight Razor, and Pepto-Abysmal stomach remedy. Idea from Nick Meglin.

[Marilyn Monroe] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Commentary on Marilyn Monroe's figure.

The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts #65 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as The Crypt-Keeper]; Sarah Mankowski
Pencils:
Grant Smith; Mr. Crow
Inks:
Grant Smith; Mr. Crow
Letters:
typeset

Keywords:
fan art

Indexer Notes

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

Popular Mecpanics Magazine (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:
Irving Friddle; Melvin Sturdley
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of Popular Mechanics magazine.

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 Phansom
  3. 2. Executive Seat
  4. 3. Pan-Mail
    Pan-Mail
  5. 4. [E. C. Went To Sea]
  6. 5. [Comic Strip Advertising Dept.]
  7. 6. [Marilyn Monroe]
  8. 7. The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts #65
    The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts
  9. 8. Popular Mecpanics Magazine
  10. 9. Subscribe!
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