(October 1954)

Star Publications, 1953 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Star Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Star Comic
Editing:
L. B. Cole ?
Format:
Color; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Newsprint Interior; Glossy Cover; Saddle Stitched

Nightmare!! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jay Disbrow
Inks:
?
Colors:
L. B. Cole ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Cover depicts splash from last story "The Insider".

Swamp Spirit (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jay Disbrow
Pencils:
Jay Disbrow
Inks:
Jay Disbrow
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
In the "remote bayous of southern Louisiana" they tamper with a serum for human longevity, accidentally releasing an evil spirit. When the spirit goes for the girl, it gets destroyed.
Reprints:

The Vengeful Phantom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jay Disbrow
Pencils:
Jay Disbrow
Inks:
Jay Disbrow
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Many years after his murder, the ghost of the victim returns to kill the wrongdoer.
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The Mummy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Iger shop)
Inks:
? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The mummy of king Ramzu comes alive and wants only one thing: to be joined in death with his beloved Oaana. He abducts the mummy of his beloved queen, flees into the Egyptian jungle (?), fights off lions and a pesty police officer. In the end he finds his peace, witnessed by a girl reporter. "Can't print the story... who would believe me?".
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The Ghost Who Cried (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Family moves into house haunted by spirit of little girl. The father sets her free.
Reprints:

Picture a Nightmare (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A night guard at the museum is dragged into a painting presenting a door into a dimension of evil. He can fight his way back to the real world and manages to destroy the picture.
Reprints:

Maniac (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Hit-and-run-driver is hunted down by the police.
Reprints:

The Insider (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jay Disbrow ?
Pencils:
Jay Disbrow
Inks:
Jay Disbrow
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Guy Maudrid; un-named evil spirit (villain, death); Htard (villain, the spirit's servant, death)
Synopsis:
Guy Maudrid, a writer of supernatural stories is summoned before a "grotesque ogre personifying the forces of evil". The writer is asked to hand over his manuscript because therein lies the secret of destroying all evil. Maudrid applies his knowledge and evil is destroyed.
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Indexer Notes

Splash page is same as cover art. ? added to writer credit per Roy Thomas in Alter Ego #117 (June 2013).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Nightmare!!
  2. 1. Swamp Spirit
  3. 2. The Vengeful Phantom
  4. 3. The Mummy
  5. 4. The Ghost Who Cried
  6. 5. Picture a Nightmare
  7. 6. Maniac
  8. 7. The Insider
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson