(November 1950)

Marvel, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Cornell Publishing Corp.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Hangman's House!/The Painted Scarf!/The Mark of the Witch!/The Eyes That Stared! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Hangman's House (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Everett; Joe Maneely (splash)
Inks:
Bill Everett; Joe Maneely (splash)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
5492

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Ezekiel Zoras (17th Century hangman, flashback, also in spirit form); Robert Kinsman; Mona Vincent; Thomas Zane (villain, Boston student, death); The Master of Demons (villain)
Synopsis:
A false friend invites his rival for the affections of a young lady up to the house owned by the Salem hangman for a week of rest although the house is supposed to be haunted. When they arrive, the man plans to murder his friend through the actions of the hangman's ghost, but he becomes impatient and seizes the rope from the ghost and attempts to strangle his rival himself. He gets caught in the rope as a fire breaks out and perishes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Black Book of Salem

Indexer Notes

The image of the hangman on the right of the splash is a Joe Maneely stat taken from the cover.

Mark of the Witch (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
7592

Synopsis:
In 1564 a witch prosecutor makes the mistake of looking to hide from his former cronies in the cabin of an old woman who turns out to be an actual witch.

The New Whaler (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
SL-4061

The Eyes that Stared! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
7536

Synopsis:
A thief's conscience bothers him after he victimizes an old man and so he convinces himself that the old man is constantly staring at him. After he strangles the old man and the police apprehend him, the land lady reveals that the old man was blind.

Return from the Grave (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
A man plots to steal the gold bullion out of a ship by placing a bomb on board and bribing one of the crew to destroy the radio so only he will know the position of the ship when the bomb goes off. He hires a sailor to work the diving equipment when he goes to retrieve the gold, but the sailor cuts the airhose to the thief and reveals himself to be the ghost of the destroyed ship's captain.

The Painted Scarf (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Briefer
Inks:
Dick Briefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
6927

Synopsis:
When an insane painter kills his model for his last painting, the model comes back as a ghost to extract revenge upon his son and grandson.

Even After Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernie Krigstein
Inks:
Bernie Krigstein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
7621

Synopsis:
When a man poisons his wife for her money, she vows that he will still be hers even after death. During the evening burial, tremors shake the earth and the gravediggers depart until they cease. They don't see that the husband has fallen into the grave, striking his head and stunning him. When they return to finish up, the lamps have been doused by rain and they are working in near darkness. They bury the husband alive.

Murder Act! (Table of Contents)

Are You a Detective? / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Allen Bellman
Pencils:
Allen Bellman
Inks:
Allen Bellman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
6395
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Hangman's House!/The Painted Scarf!/The Mark of the Witch!/The Eyes That Stared!
  2. 1. Hangman's House
  3. 2. Mark of the Witch
  4. 3. The New Whaler
  5. 4. The Eyes that Stared!
  6. 5. Return from the Grave
  7. 6. The Painted Scarf
  8. 7. Even After Death
  9. 8. Murder Act!
    Are You a Detective?
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Ger Appeldoorn Tom Lammers
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  • Ger Appeldoorn Tom Lammers