(December 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 ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of eye chart. Cover blurb "Notorious 1950s EC Comics!" not part of original cover.

Irving Oops (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Irving Oops; Dinah; King Zug; Grand Budwizer; Ooolala; Doctor Lostpuss; Fuzzy; Poopik The Sailor Man
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of comic strip "Alley Oop".

It Shouldn't Have Happened Last Night (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of newspaper play review column by "Basil Metabolism. "

Carmen (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Melvin Kross; Michaela; Carmen; Don Jose; Rose La Rose; Captain Zuniga; Escamillo
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of Bizet's opera "Carmen."

The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts #72 (Table of Contents)

The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as The Crypt-Keeper]; Bob Gorby; Wendy Gunther; Joe Grotenrath II; Barry McCollum
Pencils:
Frank X. Mattison; Mr. Crow; Paul Dale Roberts; Grant Smith
Inks:
Frank X. Mattison; Mr. Crow; Paul Dale Roberts; Grant Smith
Letters:
typeset

Keywords:
fan art

Indexer Notes

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

Panic Peeks Into Some Old Underpaints (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Gag captions for famous paintings.

Gone With The Widow (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Scarlip O'Hare; Rhett Buttons; Mammy; Ashcan Milks; Mr. O'Hare; Shmoe Haminegg; Maladie Haminegg
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of movie "Gone With The Wind".

Pan-Mail (Table of Contents)

Pan-Mail / letters page / 1.5 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: Bobby Gorby; Joe Grotenrath II; The Knave; David Dellario; Rick Olson; Richard Jaeger.

State of Ownership, Management, and Circulation (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

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. Irving Oops
  3. 2. It Shouldn't Have Happened Last Night
  4. 3. Carmen
  5. 4. The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts #72
    The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts
  6. 5. Panic Peeks Into Some Old Underpaints
  7. 6. Gone With The Widow
  8. 7. Pan-Mail
    Pan-Mail
  9. 8. State of Ownership, Management, and Circulation
  10. 9. Subscribe!
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  • Derek Reinhard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Donald Dale Milne
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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