(June 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:

[Handle With Care] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Package/mailing label cover. Cover blurb "Famous 1950s EC Comics!" was not part of original cover.

Captain Izzy and Washt Upps (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:
Captain Izzy; Washt Upps; Irving Oops (cameo); Barney Google (cameo); Mr. Mceee; Carol; Bull; Charlie; Roscoe Swiney
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of comic strip "Captain Easy and Wash Tubbs".

The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts #77 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as the Crypt-Keeper]; Barry J. McCollum; Robert Fuller
Pencils:
Pete McEvoy; Andy Patton; Paul Dale Roberts
Inks:
Pete McEvoy; Andy Patton; Paul Dale Roberts
Letters:
typeset

Keywords:
fan art

Indexer Notes

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

"A Star Is Corn" (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Norman Mainliner; Esther Blodgett; O. G. Oliver; mermaid
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of movie "A Star Is Born".

Punch Lines (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Twelve "drunk" jokes.
Reprints:

A Special Editorial (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein ?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
An appeal to readers to write your Senators regarding the true value of comic books.
Reprints:
Keywords:
editorial

Now Take A Good Long Look At Yourself (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of self-help newspaper column, by "Melvin Potrezebie."

Foreign Movies (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John; Marsha; Pierre; Reggie; Margaret; Oolong; Nikola; Tanya
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parodies of foreign versions of a single movie script.

Pan-Mail (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stephen A. Geppi?
Pencils:
Marie Severin; Jack Davis; Rick Olson; Paul David Roberts
Inks:
Marie Severin; Jack Davis; Rick Olson; Paul David Roberts
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters and fan art from: Rick Olson; Bob Gorby; Paul David Roberts; Timothy M. Walters, with 2 panels from Panic #11.

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. [Handle With Care]
  2. 1. Captain Izzy and Washt Upps
  3. 2. The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts #77
    The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts
  4. 3. "A Star Is Corn"
  5. 4. Punch Lines
  6. 5. A Special Editorial
  7. 6. Now Take A Good Long Look At Yourself
  8. 7. Foreign Movies
  9. 8. Pan-Mail
    Pan-Mail
  10. 9. Subscribe!
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  • Donald Dale Milne
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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