(January 1953)

Fawcett, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Will Lieberson (executive editor); C.V. Woods (editor); Al Jetter (art editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Mummy (Horror-Host)
Reprints:

The Horrors of the 13th Stroke (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Mummy (Horror-Host)
Synopsis:
Police inspector Hiram Castle comes into possession of a magic clock which transports people to another dimension on its thirteenth stroke. Behind a gateway of horrors fiendish ghouls are waiting for human victims.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer suggested Bernard Bailey ? for art credits.

The Lonely One! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Maurice Gutwirth
Inks:
Maurice Gutwirth ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Mummy (Horror-Host)
Synopsis:
Two polar explorers have to spend months alone in an igloo. One of them goes insane.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Writer credits by Martin O'Hearn.

The Ghoul at Eldritch Manor! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
"Jokerface"
Inks:
"Jokerface"
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Mummy (Horror-Host)
Synopsis:
Ellison Eldritch inherits Eldritch manor and takes care of the family mausoleum. He is shocked to find that a ghoul keeps visiting the place.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Unknown artist from Fawcett's early 1950s. Drew the “Ibis the Invincible” feature in the last issues of WHIZ COMICS(#139 - #155).
Tillmann Courth spotted him in these books and will keep looking.
"Jokerface" keeps drawing minor characters with cartoony elongated faces.
Writer credits by Martin O'Hearn.

Gray Matter (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe K. Jones
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The chemist Branum Todd develops a fluid which transports his will into other people. Something goes wrong when Todd experiments with it.

Indexer Notes

small illustration

Return of the Dead! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob McCarty
Inks:
Bob McCarty
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Mummy (Horror-Host)
Synopsis:
Gypsy woman Cantina is a powerful medium who can not only contact the deceased, but bring them back into life. When gangster boss Britt is revived, Cantina's lover Jan protests and springs into law-abiding action.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer suggested George Evans ? for art credits.
It is Bob McCarty, a Evans-lookalike who also worked at Fawcett in these years.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Horrors of the 13th Stroke
  3. 2. The Lonely One!
  4. 3. The Ghoul at Eldritch Manor!
  5. 4. Gray Matter
  6. 5. Return of the Dead!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Wilhelm Dohmeier
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Walls