(November 1959)

Hastings Associates, 1959 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Editing:
Joe Simon [as Basil Darkerton]; ? [as Vanessa Vampire] (Associate Editor); ? [as Richard Stalker] (Art Director)
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Magazine size
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Joe Simon editorial credit from Alter Ego (TwoMorrows) #36.

The host introducing most of the stories in this magazine is a character who first appeared in Weird Mysteries (Pastime Publications, 1959 series) #1 (March 1959). He is not introduced by name in this issue, but calls himself "your Morgue Keeper." In Weird Mysteries the character was called "Morgue'n." This may imply that the material presented here was originally planned for the never-released second issue of Weird Mysteries.

The art credits for unsigned stories were reviewed for Alter Ego by Michael T. Gilbert, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., and Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, who confirmed the existing GCD credits and added Battefield as artist for "Shroud Number Nine," though they suspect Powell’s "The Suckspect" and Morrow’s "Burn" were re-touched in-house or drawn with the aid of assistants.


Always Room for One More (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska (painted)
Inks:
George Tuska (painted)
Colors:
George Tuska (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

The Stalker (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Gray Morrow (signed)
Inks:
Gray Morrow (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Gunk (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

The Suckspect! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

Indexer Notes

Art credit by Martin O'Hearn. Formerly attributed to "Bob Powell ?".

Burn! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Gray Morrow
Inks:
Gray Morrow
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Shroud Number Nine (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Battefield
Inks:
Ken Battefield
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A child's rag doll is really a voodoo doll.

Frozen Stiff (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Unbeliever (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

Shocked to Death! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

From the Greyble to the Grave! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Angelo Torres
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

Little Miss Gruesome (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Lower Than Hell! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Al Williamson
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Always Room for One More
  2. 1. The Stalker
  3. 2. Gunk
  4. 3. The Suckspect!
  5. 4. Burn!
  6. 5. Shroud Number Nine
  7. 6. Frozen Stiff
  8. 7. The Unbeliever
  9. 8. Shocked to Death!
  10. 9. From the Greyble to the Grave!
  11. 10. Little Miss Gruesome
  12. 11. Lower Than Hell!
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