(May 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:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Death Kiss (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rudy Palais (signed)
Inks:
Rudy Palais
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Professor Casper Skeezer; Charlie; Louise; Rita;
Synopsis:
Prof. Skeezer creates a sexy robot named Rita. However, she is so strong that her kisses kill men. Skeezer tries to destroy Rita before she can kiss him to death, but fails.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The professor's last name is spelled "Skeezer" on page 1, but on page 6 and 7 it is "Skeeter."

Murder Mountain (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Tewks
Inks:
Al Tewks
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; western-frontier
Characters:
Max; Monk; Pop; Cal Hawks; Jess
Synopsis:
Bank robbers Max and Monk take shelter in an old house on Murder Mountain. That night, they witness scenes from the past, as Cal and Jess murder helpless travelers but are eventually caught by deputies. Jess and his sister are shot to death and Cal is hung. Max and Monk are arrested, the police having been attracted to the old house by sounds of gunfire from "near a hundred years ago."
Reprints:

Blade of Death (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles X. Houts (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Non-supernatural story about the Korean War.

Smoke Spirit (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kenneth Landau (signed)
Inks:
Kenneth Landau
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Ken Brown; Hugh Scarlett; Sonia Scarlett; Honey Scarlett
Synopsis:
Reporter Ken is told by a female ghost--who appears in a cloud of pipe smoke--to visit the Scarlett Acres plantation. Owners Hugh and Sonia plan to murder Ken, but the ghost, Hugh's sister Honey, warns him. She says they murdered her and buried her in the tobacco fields. That's why she appears in smoke. To help Honey avenge herself, Ken tricks Hugh and Sonia into burning a barnful of tobacco. This gives Honey the power to destroy her murderers. Honey can now rest in peace.

Singing Slaves (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Perlin (signed)
Inks:
Abe Simon (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Blackton; Sails; Chang; Jack
Synopsis:
A hundred years ago, Blackton raided a village in Asia and enslaved 100 people. As they are led into captivity, they sing a song cursing him. When a British gunboat draws near, Blackton throws the slaves into the sea to drown. However, he continues to hear their song, and is eventually dragged into the sea to die. Divers in modern times still see the corpses of the slaves on the ocean floor, singing their song.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Death Kiss
  3. 2. Murder Mountain
  4. 3. Blade of Death
  5. 4. Smoke Spirit
  6. 5. Singing Slaves
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • David Wilt
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dan Kocher
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin