(July-August 1952)

Avon, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Avon Periodicals, Inc.
Brand:
An Avon Publication
Editing:
Sol Cohen
Color:
Color
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[The Red Spider] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gene Fawcette ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

[Contents Page] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sol Cohen
Pencils:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Inside Front Cover

The Red Spider (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Vince Alascia ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Damon Rankin, an entomologist, collects insects. While on vacation on a small Caribbean island, he comes across a fabled red spider. By killing it, he sets free evil powers.
Reprints:

The Thirteenth Clown (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Inks:
Mort Lawrence ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Jacob Rok forged his brother’s testament to take over his circus business. When star performer Marco the clown confronts Rok, he’s being strangled and buried in the woods. But the ghost of Marco keeps performing as the “Phantom Clown”, bringing Rok to justice and supporting new owner Linda.
Reprints:

Better Off Dead (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leonard Starr ?
Inks:
Vince Alascia (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Boxing champ Georgie Price gets the jitters when dead girl friend Anne starts to haunt him. She distracts him during a prize fight. Georgie dies of brain concussion and Anne leads him away to the afterworld.
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Indexer Notes

Unknown pencils per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Vince Alascia on inks, but while his name is the only signature it is clear that a space was left for a pencil credit.
Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. thinks the pencils for this story might be coming from Leonard Starr.

The Ghost's Revenge (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gerald McCann
Inks:
Gerald McCann
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
James Kendall is a professional ‘ghost-breaker’, relieving troubled persons from their fear of spooks. He is also the man who embezzles his warden’s fortune. So Kendall throws the young Anne off a cliff to her death – and is furthermore haunted by her ghost.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

McCann is credited on working for Avon by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and he can be spotted by his old faces with very long nose and small chin, and also much black inking that gives a very gloomy mood. Also his lack of movement is to be noted. He had several stories in Classics Illustrated.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Red Spider]
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. The Red Spider
  4. 3. The Thirteenth Clown
  5. 4. Better Off Dead
  6. 5. The Ghost's Revenge
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Brian Dobbelaere
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Steinar Ådland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Keith Smith
  • Jim Van Dore