(July 1954)

Standard, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Visual Editions, Inc.
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[Beware the Curse of the Undead!] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Roy ? [as MR]; Mort Meskin ? [as M] (signed)
Inks:
Mike Roy ? [as MR]; George Roussos [as R] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Keywords:
barber

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Roussos, pencils and inks, by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker, initials spotted and identified by Ger Apeldoorn and Bob Bailey as Meskin and Roussos. However, the Mort Meskin Yahoo Group is split on the identification and others including Edgar Loftin and Gene Reed say it is Mike Roy.

The Monsters of Harlow Caverns (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
VB-9 ?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
From the depths of Harlow Caverns ancient warriors emerge in search for a human sacrifice for their god. They find it in the betraying wife of cave guard Jack Hale.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Missing Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
VB-39 ?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A coachman gets lost in a storm and his ghost eternally wanders the region of Boston.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Hand of Glory (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin ?
Inks:
George Roussos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
VB-40

Genre:
non-fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Thieves in Old England used to cut off the hands of hanged criminals and used them as candles.

Indexer Notes

First half of page is advertisement.
Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Stronger than Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mike Peppe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
VB-43

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Drama at sea: A woman and her lover throw the husband overboard, but the dead man returns to take revenge.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Date with a Corpse (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mike Peppe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
VB-24

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The repulsive gravedigger Dino poisons beautiful Maria to get his hands on her dead body. As he has his date with a corpse, a deadly embrace ensues.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Last Point of Return (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Margaret Isbell
Pencils:
Ralph Mayo (illustrations)
Inks:
Ralph Mayo (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
VB-18

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A traveling salesman gets a telepathic vibe to return home instantly. By leaving the train he avoids being killed in a derailing accident.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Cellini's Night with the Demons (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Fawcette (signed)
Inks:
Gene Fawcette (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
VB-19

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Account of 16th century adventurer Cellini who paid a priest to see black magic. In a nightly meet in the Roman Colosseum, they encounter the legions of hell.

The Curse of the Undead! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rocco Mastroserio
Inks:
Rocco Mastroserio
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
VB-31

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Going on a field trip to the Balkans, Jacques returns to Paris as a vampire. He contacts his old love, Laurie, and gets trapped in an airport's hangar. Laurie stabs him with a bayonet and ensures his eternal peace.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Man They Couldn't Bury (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Fawcette
Inks:
Gene Fawcette
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
VB-34

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
An innocent man, hanged for a crime he did not commit, haunts the countryside at Kenton, Missouri.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Masks for the Dead (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
VB-36

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Illustrations and descriptions of death masks.

The Ghost Hunter (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
VB-37

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
In ancient England the hunter Dando is kidnapped by a mysterious hooded rider and taken to "the next world".

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Beware the Curse of the Undead!]
  2. 1. The Monsters of Harlow Caverns
  3. 2. The Missing Man
  4. 3. Hand of Glory
  5. 4. Stronger than Death
  6. 5. Date with a Corpse
  7. 6. Last Point of Return
  8. 7. Cellini's Night with the Demons
  9. 8. The Curse of the Undead!
  10. 9. The Man They Couldn't Bury
  11. 10. Masks for the Dead
  12. 11. The Ghost Hunter
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  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jerry Hillegas
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