(1952)

Avon, 1952 Series
 
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Avon Periodicals, Inc.
Brand:
An Avon Publication
Editing:
Jos. Meyers (President); Sol Cohen (Editor and General Manager)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
one-shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

front cover

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Brief synopses of the four stories in the issue with four black and white illustrations.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

The Phantom Witch Doctor (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
George Harcourt (British East Africa commissioner); Peter Harcourt (George's son); M'Basi (witch doctor); Naba (M'Basi's daughter); Bulo (African native)
Synopsis:
George murders M'Basi and Naba to acquire their ivory cache. Twenty-five years later, M'Basi and Naba return as phantoms to crush his son under tons of ivory.
Reprints:

The Thing in the Mirror (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
James Crawford (wealthy, evil man); George Dana (scientist); Barbara Johnson (George's lover)
Synopsis:
James murders George to gain Barbara, but is tranformed into a little green monster who becomes a carnival exhibition.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

reprint info by Richard Arndt via Per Sandell

Worried to Death (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

one small black and white illustration, possibly by Kinstler

Death Came Dancing (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
George (ballet dancer); Cara (George's partner); Gloria (wealthy socialite); Mr. Montescu (ballet troupe manager)
Synopsis:
George dumps Cara and marries Gloria. Cara commits suicide. Years later, Cara appears at a posh masked ball and goads George into leaping to his death from a nearby cliff.
Reprints:

Fear in the Storm (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

one small black and white illustration

Out of the Deep (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Rigger Hale; Charlie Blake; Skeleton Slave Men; Skeleton Slave Master
Synopsis:
Rigger and Charlie, two evil seamen, are marooned on a desert isle haunted by skeleton slave men. The skeleton slave master kills the two seamen in order to make them members of his slave army of death, but the isle is blown to smithereens.
Reprints:
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. The Phantom Witch Doctor
  4. 3. The Thing in the Mirror
  5. 4. Worried to Death
  6. 5. Death Came Dancing
  7. 6. Fear in the Storm
  8. 7. Out of the Deep
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Kathryn Wright
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein