(November 1953)

Standard, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Visual Editions, Inc.
Brand:
Standard Comics
Format:
Color; Standard Golden Age US; Saddle-Stitched; Glossy Cover, Newsprint Interior; Ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

Edge of Darkness (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Roy (signed)
Inks:
Mike Roy (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1740

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A witch's evil plan to ruin a marriage is thwarted by the ever watchful father of the bride, who happens to be the local witch hunter.

The Screaming Skulls (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Fawcette ?
Inks:
Gene Fawcette ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1734

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Evildoer is haunted by the floating heads of his victims.

Weird Facts (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1737

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Account of cruel rites of sunk civilizations.

The Beast Within (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos (see note)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1707

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The ugly Don Maynard is the laughing stock on campus. He dons the skin of a grizzly bear, turns into a wild beast and takes cruel revenge on all who made fun of him.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Ger Apeldoorn. Might be signed on the right hand side of the splash as "GR".

The Helmsman (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1786

Genre:
occult; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A sailor spreads lies about his brave captain, steals the man's girl, even beats her to death eventually. Finally he is punished by the captain's ghost and dragged under water.
Reprints:

The Murder Room (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Margaret Isbell
Pencils:
John Celardo ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Policewoman Janet is the beautiful bait for a lady killer lurking at the Fairview Hotel.

Indexer Notes

1 splash and 1 small illustration

Grip on Life (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Mike Peppe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1725

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A corrupt district attorney is brought to poetic justice by his wife who returned from the dead after a car accident. When she finds out that he doesn't love her anymore, she goes back to the grave - taking him with her.
Reprints:

The Thing in the Well (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Fawcette (signed)
Inks:
Gene Fawcette (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1743

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Traveling salesman encounters a horrible, ghost-like creature living in an abandoned well.

The Thing from the Dark (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1726

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
On an expedition in Peru, Larry Graham is caught in a cave-in caused by his rival. He survives underground, but turns into a monster mole yearning for human blood. Larry goes on a killing spree, finally getting his claws on the man responsible for his situation.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error List.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Edge of Darkness
  3. 2. The Screaming Skulls
  4. 3. Weird Facts
  5. 4. The Beast Within
  6. 5. The Helmsman
  7. 6. The Murder Room
  8. 7. Grip on Life
  9. 8. The Thing in the Well
  10. 9. The Thing from the Dark
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Wilhelm Dohmeier
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Axel Kahlstorff
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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