(August 1953)

Toby, 1952 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1953-05-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Minoan Publishing Corp.
Brand
A Minoan Magazine
Editing
Mell Lazarus (credited as Mel Lazarus) (art director); Elliott Caplin (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date is publication date in Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1953 Periodicals, page 152.

The Treacherous Genie! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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The Treacherous Genie (Table of Contents: 1)

A Tale of Horror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio ?
Inks
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
curio shop owner; Helen of Troy; Cleopatra; Marie Antoinette; male Genie (villain); female Genie (villain); Edgar Tilburt (villain)
Synopsis
Edgar was a small, ungifted, simple man, who could not see himself being anything but a wage-slave all of his life, so he decided to do something about it by becoming a petty thief to earn extra money. One day, he visits an out-of-the-way shop and is shown glass bottles containing live tiny people inside of it, who are actually Genii. For $50 million, the bottle and any Genie is his to make whatever living from it he can. When Edgar tells the shop owner that he only has $5, the owner agrees and sells him the bottled Genie anyway, much to his dismay in the end!

Test of Terror! (Table of Contents: 2)

A Tale of Horror / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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The Fiend of Flames (Table of Contents: 3)

A Tale of Horror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mel Keefer (signed)
Inks
Mel Keefer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

The Weirdest Suicide Pact of All Times! (Table of Contents: 4)

A Tale of Horror / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
An undead woman goes to visit her husband at the prison after he was executed. She reveals to the warden that she killed herself in a suicide pact she made with her convict husband before his execution and only went to the prison to find out why it took an extra hour for him to be executed.
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Indexer Notes

Story title corrected by Dick Sabo via the GCD Errors list, January 2010.

Special on Beet Soup (Table of Contents: 5)

A Tale of Horror / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mel Keefer (signed)
Inks
Mel Keefer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Brief Stop at Lambeau (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Treacherous Genie!
  2. 1. The Treacherous Genie
    A Tale of Horror
  3. 2. Test of Terror!
    A Tale of Horror
  4. 3. The Fiend of Flames
    A Tale of Horror
  5. 4. The Weirdest Suicide Pact of All Times!
    A Tale of Horror
  6. 5. Special on Beet Soup
    A Tale of Horror
  7. 6. Brief Stop at Lambeau
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