(October 1953)

Harvey, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Witches Tales, Inc.
Editing
Leon Harvey

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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Synopsis
Text descriptions and thumb-nails from each of the 4 stories in this issue.

The Invasion (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Powell?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Bill; Bill's wife; John Bronheit
Synopsis
Bill and his wife stay home due to a storm. Their radio is broken and their television set can only get one channel because of the weather. They see a news broadcast depicting an invasion from outer space. Flying saucers land at Coney Island and wipe out the defenders. A Martian spokesman says all inhabitants of Earth will be eliminated. Bill shoots his wife and commits suicide. But the broadcast was just "an original tele-screen drama entitled The Invasion From Mars."
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Indexer Notes

Cover story.

Blind Alley (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tommy Trot ... a man we deplore!
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Revenge (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Manny Stallman
Inks
Manny Stallman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Ron; Melissa; the town dandy
Synopsis
Ron and his wife Melissa go on vacation in a trailer. They camp near a small town and Ron goes to purchase supplies. When he returns, Melissa says she was raped. They drive around the town until Melissa spots her assailant, and Ron kills the man with a hammer. However, immediately afterwards Melissa sees someone else and says "There he is!" Ron realises she has gone insane and he just killed an innocent man.
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Indexer Notes

Based on the short story "Revenge" by Samuel Blas. This story was first published in Colliers (January 11, 1947). The story was also used as the basis for "Revenge," an episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" shown on 2 October 1955, and also in the new Hitchcock television series in 1985. It also served (uncredited) as inspiration for the TV-movie "Revenge for a Rape" (1976).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Chase (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Ellen Temple; John
Synopsis
Ellen and her boyfriend John visit an Asian tea shop, where an old woman warns Ellen to beware of the "Dark Man" and the "Teeth of the Dragon," and to remember "you have no wings!" Later, a man dressed in black tries to speak to her, but Ellen flees. She falls off a roof, hits a dragon statue and dies. The man in black says he was just trying to inform her that she'd inherited a million dollars from a distant relative.
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Come Fill the Cup (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the man all tattered and torn
Genre
humor; horror-suspense
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Dead End (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jim Trent; Nicholas; Pearson; Miss Adams; Madeline Trent; Teddie; Carl Andro
Synopsis
Business executive Jim and his wife Madeline leave for a vacation at their lodge, but Jim's ex-partner Andro--who had been sent to prison as a scapegoat--appears and blackmails them. Jim kills Andro and drags the corpse into their vacation home, only to discover his co-workers and children are there to give him a surprise birthday party.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Invasion
  4. 3. Blind Alley
  5. 4. ["Now on sale at all newsstands!"]
  6. 5. ["Tommy Trot ... a man we deplore!"]
    Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes
  7. 6. Revenge
  8. 7. ["Honest Daring Uncensored"]
  9. 8. The Chase
  10. 9. Come Fill the Cup
  11. 10. ["Subscribe now to the newest treat in terror!"]
  12. 11. ["This is the man all tattered and torn"]
    Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes
  13. 12. Dead End
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