(March 1999)

Gemstone, 1997 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
2.50 USD; 4.00 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:

Comicfidential (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Superman; Dick Tracy; Smilin' Jack; Walter Winchell
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover art is black-and-white photos with heads replaced by drawings; a parody of magazine "Confidential." Cover blurb "Outrateous 1950s EC Comics!" not part of original cover.

Rx Migrane M.D. (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:
Rx Migrane; Dr. Mort U. Ary; Mr. Fafoofnick; Mrs. Fafoofnick; June
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of comic strip "Rex Morgan, M.D.".

The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts #75 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert Fuller
Pencils:
Craig Caywood; Frank X. Mattson; William Carlisle
Inks:
Craig Caywood; Frank X. Mattson; William Carlisle
Letters:
typeset

Keywords:
fan art

Indexer Notes

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

Drive In Movie! (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:
John Q. Moviegoer
Synopsis:
The problems of attending a drive-in theatre.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

May have cameo of Al Feldstein and Jack Davis in first panel. John's doctor appears to be Rx Migrane, M.D.

Zoo Charade (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
Characters:
Marvin Perkins; Jim Sherbert; Katie; Tanya; commercial announcer; Gina; Carmen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of TV show "Zoo Parade".

Always Thinkin' (Table of Contents)

Always Thinkin' / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Matthew C. Olcott; Pete McEvoy; Zeke Stern; and Randy Gravely, introduced by the Crypt-Keeper.

Bringing Up Babykins (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of child rearing advice newspaper column, by "Emma Noldmaid".

"Bo Bummel" (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:
Bo Bummel; The Prince of Wales; Lord Mercy; Lady Elizabeth; Irving;
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of movie "Beau Brummel".

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: Rick Olson; Bob Gorby; Joe Grotenrath II; Paul David Roberts; David Dellario, with 2 panels from Panic #10.

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. Comicfidential
  2. 1. Rx Migrane M.D.
  3. 2. The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts #75
    The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts
  4. 3. Drive In Movie!
  5. 4. Zoo Charade
  6. 5. Always Thinkin'
    Always Thinkin'
  7. 6. Bringing Up Babykins
  8. 7. "Bo Bummel"
  9. 8. Pan-Mail
    Pan-Mail
  10. 9. Subscribe!
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