(September 1951)

Key Publications, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Media Publications Inc.
Brand:
?
Editing:
Stanley Morse
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint interior, glossy covers
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

MISTER MYSTERY, Vol. 1, No. 1, Sept., 1951. Published bi-monthly by Media Publications, Inc., at 1775 Broadway, New York 19, N.Y.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Keywords:
cemeteries; graveyards; living dead; tombstones

Hand (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Death a la Carte (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru ?
Inks:
Mike Esposito ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Kurtzman imitation

The Bloody Jinx (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Mortellaro
Inks:
Tony Mortellaro
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Television Ghost.. (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Mister Mystery (host); Henry Meeks (death); Grace Meeks (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Henry Meeks is being continually harrassed by his wife to the point of planning her murder. However, she is having similar thoughts about doing him in as well......and does! Unfortunately for her, his death is not the end....it's the beginning of a new form of disgust with her former husband.

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credit from Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8699). Kurtzman imitation. Jack Butterworth credited Charles "Colly" Stern with the pencils and inks (2005-10-24); Stern was a former roommate of Harvey Kurtzman, suggesting a reason why this work resembles Kurtzman.

This story directly references Kurtzman's story, "The Mysterious Ray From Another Planet," which is found in Weird Fantasy #4. The protagonists from "Television Ghost" are taken directly from the EC story, though not directly swiped. Instead, this is a completely new story based on Kurtzman's visuals, and is such a complete re-creation of Kurtzman's style that one of Kurtzman's former students, cartoonist Batton Lash, believes that Kurtzman actually drew this story, and, if that is true, then this could be a "lost" Kurtzman story. This information added by Craig Delich 2013-8-1 from article by Michael Gilbert in Alter Ego #119 (August 2013).

The Tree of Vengeance (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Hand
  3. 2. Death a la Carte
  4. 3. The Bloody Jinx
  5. 4. Television Ghost..
  6. 5. The Tree of Vengeance
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Tony R. Rose
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin