(September 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 ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Tiger stripe cover, no art. Cover blurb "Bad 1950s EC Comics!" not part of original cover.

Mel Padooka (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Mendelsohn
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mel Padooka; Mammy Yokum; Nobby; Ann Hooha; Humphrey Meatloaf; Bat-Ears; Jimmy Pourus; Ma Padooka; Pa (Morris) Padooka; Lit-Ul Marx
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of comic strip "Joe Palooka".

The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts #68a (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as The Crypt-Keeper]; R. C. Gorby
Pencils:
Frank Mattison; Brian Shea
Inks:
Frank Mattison; Brian Shea
Letters:
typeset

Keywords:
fan art

Indexer Notes

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

You Axed For It! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Mendelsohn
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Art Faker; Peter Piper; Joe U. Renaldo; "Crack-Up" Casey Deech; Morose
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of TV show "You Asked For It!".

Pan-Mail (Table of Contents)

Pan-Mail / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Bob Gorby; Joe Grotenrath II; The Knave; Rick Olney; David Dellario. Also uncredited fan art and "Next Issue" art excerpt.

Advice To The Loveloon (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of Lonely Hearts newspaper columns, by "Ann Olmay Derself."

Bonus Fine Arts #68b (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rick Olson; Sylvain Delzant; Mark Counts; Mr. Crow
Inks:
Rick Olson; Tom Palmer; Mark Counts; Mr. Crow
Letters:
typeset

Keywords:
fan art

Indexer Notes

Fan art, introduced by The Crypt-Keeper.

Travel Posters (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Mendelsohn
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of typical travel posters.

Them There Those (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Sgt. James Witless; Professor D. D. Tee; Police Chief Ed; unnamed girl; Agent K-9; T. N. Tee
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of movie "Them!".

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. Mel Padooka
  3. 2. The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts #68a
    The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts
  4. 3. You Axed For It!
  5. 4. Pan-Mail
    Pan-Mail
  6. 5. Advice To The Loveloon
  7. 6. Bonus Fine Arts #68b
    The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts
  8. 7. Travel Posters
  9. 8. Them There Those
  10. 9. Subscribe!
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