(March 1953)

Comic Media, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Harwell Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Comic Media [book]
Editing:
Allen Hardy
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Don Heck (signed)
Inks:
Don Heck (signed)
Colors:
?

Reprints:

Last Ride! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Perlin
Inks:
Don Perlin ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Duffy

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Death; Hugh Lanson; Johnnie Rivers; Vickie; Maggie
Synopsis:
Death narrates the fate of race car driver, Hugh Lanson. Hugh's face was deformed in a burning car crash. Hugh confronts his rival, Johnnie Rivers. Vickie tells Johnnie to let the confrontation go. Later at a bar, Hugh is approached by a fortune teller named Maggie. He hires her, but she says she sees death for him. Maggie helps Hugh take over Johnnie's body through a magical ritual. He does so, but demons begin to follow him. After the switch, Instead of paying her a promised 10k, Hugh kills Maggie and takes Johnnie's identity. In a race, Hugh finds himself racing in the land of the dead.

Ring of Death (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
A. C. Hollingsworth (signed)
Inks:
A. C. Hollingsworth (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Max Richter; Hans; Princess Narina; Ghengis Khan; Kasir
Synopsis:
During WWII, Nazi submariners Max & Hans buy an antique jar in Algiers. Max dreams about Princess Narnia, whose betrothed Kasir betrayed her to Genghis Khan in exchange for a ruby he made into a ring. Kasir was cursed for the rest of his life and now Narnia warns Max to give up the ring as well. The submarine sinks to the bottom of the ocean. Before they die, Max and Hans discover the ring was hidden in the jar.
Keywords:
World War Two

Indexer Notes

Genghis Khan is spelled "Ghengis" in this story.

How to Embalm a Corpse (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck ? (illustration)
Inks:
Don Heck ? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

["Blood-money nowadays is usually a term applied..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

Notes on the History of Horror / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Synopsis:
History of the term "blood-money."

The Coffin (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Tewks (signed)
Inks:
Al Tewks (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Jud Wayne; Captain Ebenezer Marlin; Andrew; Chris Marlin; Bill; Sergeant
Synopsis:
Jud coerces his great-uncle Andrew Marlin--who has a heart attack and dies--into handing over a manuscript indicating their ancestor obtained a fortune in gold during the War of 1812 and hid it in the family house in Salem. While Jud is searching for the gold, his cousin Chris arrives and Jud murders him as well. While burying the corpse, Jud becomes trapped. The police arrive as Jud is dying. They see tracks of a man with a peg-leg (like Captain Marlin had) going into the sea.

Hating Corpse (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Perlin ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Charlie Kennedy; Nathan Boyd; Thyra; Doc
Synopsis:
Nathan loans Charlie money that Charlie can't repay, but offers to forgive the debt if Charlie divorces his wife Thyra and urges her to marry Nathan. Charlie prepares to fight Nathan but is shot to death. Nathan arranges the scene to look like suicide, then leaves to establish an alibi. However, Charlie's hate keeps him alive until Nathan returns to his office: Charlie writes a letter to his wife, kills Nathan, then collapses. The police are puzzled because Charlie died hours before Nathan, yet still appears to have shot him.
Reprints:
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Last Ride!
  3. 2. Ring of Death
  4. 3. How to Embalm a Corpse
  5. 4. ["Blood-money nowadays is usually a term applied..."]
    Notes on the History of Horror
  6. 5. The Coffin
  7. 6. Hating Corpse
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • David Wilt
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Kevin Olson
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin