(May 1953)

Fawcett, 1952 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Will Lieberson (executive editor); V.A. Provisiero (editor); Al Jetter (art director)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Man who Defeated Death! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Mummy (Horror-Host)
Synopsis:
Chess master Roger Capar dies of heart failure and meets Death in the afterworld, who enjoys playing chess with him. When the doctors bring Capar back to life, Death continues visiting him to play for information about imminent deaths.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Dripping Terror (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Anthony Cataldo ?
Inks:
Anthony Cataldo ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Mummy (Horror-Host)
Synopsis:
Captain Enoch Claughton kills the native girl Mauna for a bag of pearls. He is haunted by her ghostly apparition for decades and finally claimed to join her in death.

Indexer Notes

Anthony Cataldo is rumored to have worked for Fawcett’s "Whiz Comics" in the early 50s (drawing the “Golden Arrow” feature). Also a bottle on the table in the splash wears the label “AC”.

Last Express! (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:
Train conductor Fred Ormesbee quits his job because he's made an offer he can't refuse. Riding the train of the dead to Hades.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Tempest in a Teapot (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Ephraim Scroon, a recluse on a hill, uses black magic to create thunderstorms and drive away the townspeople who want to lynch him.

The Walking Cadaver (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Hiram Gehr has built a machine to transmigrate souls of old men into the bodies of deceased young men. They pay him for this service to feel young again. When Gehr gets greedy, his customers protest and things get out of hand.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Man who Defeated Death!
  3. 2. Dripping Terror
  4. 3. Last Express!
  5. 4. Tempest in a Teapot
  6. 5. The Walking Cadaver
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Wilhelm Dohmeier
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Walls