(December 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:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Charlie Chinless (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:
Charlie Chinless; Number One Son (also as Margo); Mr. South; Jo-Jo; Mona; Ahbed
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of TV show "Charlie Chan".

The Crypt-Keeper's Corner (Table of Contents)

The Crypt-Keeper's Corner / letters page / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stephen A. Geppi ? [as The Crypt-Keeper]
Pencils:
Jack Davis ?
Inks:
Jack Davis ?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper
Reprints:
  • from ? [Illustration only from unknown issue of EC horror comic]

Indexer Notes

Includes reprint illustration. Pages 1 and 2 are between story sequences 1 and 3, page 3 is between story sequences 6 and 8.

Cozy Kitchen Home Recipes (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of cooking newspaper column, by "Florrie Fudge."

House Hunting! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
John Q. Public; Mrs. Public; the Publics' son; real estate agent;
Synopsis:
The Publics search for a new house.
Reprints:

The Heartaches of Joliet's Groans! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?; Nick Meglin (idea)
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Joliet Groans; Eva Groans; Mr. Groans; Lewis L. John; Fuller Numerals; Morbid Junebank; Irving; Rip Scurvy; Desmund
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of comic strip "The Heart of Juliet Jones".

The Entertainment Box (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Non-parody discussion of music business.

The Crypt-Keeper's Inside "Corner" (Table of Contents)

The Crypt-Keeper's Corner / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
The Crypt-Keeper
Synopsis:
Reprints a 1953 promo ad for "Crypt of Terror" with discussion of the Gemstone printing of this previously unpublished comic.
Reprints:
  • from ? [Illustration only from unknown issue of EC horror comic]

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

credits / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Stephen A. Geppi
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Total copies = 5070.

'S a Tragic Air Command (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Melvin "Ditch" Digger; Silly Digger; Rusty Hinges
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of movie wide screen movies and movie "Strategic Air Command".

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Charlie Chinless
  3. 2. The Crypt-Keeper's Corner
    The Crypt-Keeper's Corner
  4. 3. Cozy Kitchen Home Recipes
  5. 4. House Hunting!
  6. 5. The Heartaches of Joliet's Groans!
  7. 6. The Entertainment Box
  8. 7. The Crypt-Keeper's Inside "Corner"
    The Crypt-Keeper's Corner
  9. 8. State of Ownership, Management, and Circulation
  10. 9. 'S a Tragic Air Command
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jim Stangas
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