([September 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

No indicia this issue; date inferred from issue #10.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Wheedies (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wheaties cereal box parody cover. Cover blurb "Fantastic 1950s EC Comics!" did not appear on original.

Mary Worthless! (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:
Mary Worthless; Miss Leotard; Constance Bickering; Lee Bickering; Mr. Hipster; Mr. Lushall; landlady
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of comic strip "Mary Worth".

We Still Got 'Em! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wallace Wood; ?
Inks:
Wallace Wood; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Reprints:
  • from ? [see note]

Indexer Notes

House ad for Gemstone Publishing's reprints of "Valor", "Aces High" and Psychoanalysis." Includes two panels from unknown issue of Valor (EC series); 1 panel from unknown issue of Aces High (EC series); 3 panels from unknown issue of Psychoanalysis (EC series).

How To Safely Buy A Used Car. (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of car care newspaper column.

Shaggy Dog Stories! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Eleven illustrated gags.

Sunday At The Beach! (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:
A familiy's "typical" day at the beach.
Reprints:

Pan-Mail (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stephen A. Geppi?
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Marie Severin
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

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.

"20,000 Leaks Under The Sea" (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Professor Crackerjax; Captain Doughty; Peter Lorry; Dirk Cutlass; Captain Meno; Flora
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of movie "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea".

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Wheedies
  2. 1. Mary Worthless!
  3. 2. We Still Got 'Em!
  4. 3. How To Safely Buy A Used Car.
  5. 4. Shaggy Dog Stories!
  6. 5. Sunday At The Beach!
  7. 6. Pan-Mail
    Pan-Mail
  8. 7. Subscribe!
  9. 8. "20,000 Leaks Under The Sea"
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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