(February 1954)

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
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Death Wish (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Keywords:
brides; candles; skeletons

The Death Wish (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Pilot Bruce Gordon crashes in the jungle, is rescued by natives, learns of hidden treasure, steals it by committing a murder. Back home he is haunted by vengeful spirits and meets his fate.

The Accursed (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Fawcette
Inks:
Gene Fawcette
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1791

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Account of curses throughout history: Pharaohs, Indians, lost goldmines.

Scream in the Night (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Roy (signed)
Inks:
Mike Roy (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1782

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The sadistic truck driver Joe Brixton likes to run down animals on the highway. One night he starts hallucinating about huge cat's eyes, runs off down the street and is hit by a truck.

The Get-Away (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Fawcette
Inks:
Gene Fawcette
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1777

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A dark stranger leads a murderer on the run into a shelter, down endless flights of stairs - straight into Hell.

One Death Too Many (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Terry Hendrix
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-1603

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Max Jalney gets away with killing a man, but is taken in by the police for murder when his wife falls accidentally to her death.

Indexer Notes

Splash illustration

Death Tolls the Bells! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Fawcette
Inks:
Gene Fawcette
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1785

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A wife killer is dragged before a "court" of demons and sentenced to hell.
Keywords:
Poe

Indexer Notes

Lines from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Bells" are used in this story.

The Hole of Hell (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Mike Peppe?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1755

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Coal mine disaster in Wales. Two men go down and encounter the "black monster".
Reprints:

A Shroud of Vengeance (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rocke Mastroserio
Inks:
Rocke Mastroserio ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1784

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The disfigured Abel Brendon is shunned by society, dies in a freak accident, is shocked back to life again by lightning and goes on a rampage against the townspeople. Trying to open the floodgates of the dam, he is struck by lightning again and dies a second time.

Retribution (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Two prospectors kill each other for gold.

The Dew Men (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1789

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A legion of phantom soldiers marches over Crete, Greece.

Werewolf of Paris (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Account of Francois Bertrand, French graveyard prowler.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Death Wish
  2. 1. The Death Wish
  3. 2. The Accursed
  4. 3. Scream in the Night
  5. 4. The Get-Away
  6. 5. One Death Too Many
  7. 6. Death Tolls the Bells!
  8. 7. The Hole of Hell
  9. 8. A Shroud of Vengeance
  10. 9. Retribution
  11. 10. The Dew Men
  12. 11. Werewolf of Paris
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Wilhelm Dohmeier
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Axel Kahlstorff
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson