(February 1954)

Harvey, 1951 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Witches Tales, Inc.
Editing
Leon Harvey
Color
Four Color interiors; full color covers
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Date misprinted as February 1953 in indicia, as noted by Mike Catron via the GCD Error Tracker.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Elias (signed)
Inks
Lee Elias (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Dear Readers (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Leon Harvey ?
Pencils
Bill Benulis ?; Howard Nostrand; Joe Certa ?; Bob Powell
Inks
Jack Abel; Howard Nostrand; Bob Powell ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introductory text with small partial panels from this issue's stories.

Henry Small.... Huckster (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; crime; horror-suspense
Characters
Henry Small
Synopsis
Henry Small is a con man who will talk his way out of any predicament, until he is finally shot dead. Facing the devil Small strikes his next bargain.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sid Jacobson's name is on a billboard on the splash panel disguised as Sid J. Kobson, indicating he probably wrote or edited the story or the comic. Another name on the board is "Basil G. Umblower." Noted by Gary Watson, May 2008.

Previous art credit was Bill Benulis and Jack Abel by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Mister Master (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
drama
Synopsis
A man starts seeing people who aren't there and lands in an asylum.

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

Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As I was going along, long, long...
Genre
humor

Solomon Grundy (Table of Contents: 5)

Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Criminal version of the Solomon Grundy nursery rhyme.

Ivan's-Woe (Table of Contents: 6)

A Boo of the Month / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sir Ivan Gwaine of Hampshire; Sir Gerald; Elizabeth; Fitzhugh; Sir Hugo Lavon of Blackmore; King John
Synopsis
Sir Hugo duels Sir Ivan after a slight from Elizabeth. Ivan wins, but is horribly disfigured.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Boo of the Month" (Ivanhoe parody)

Thanks to Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine for the artist information.

The Wig-Maker (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa ?
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Lem Boone is a famous wig-maker. The secret to his life-like wigs is that he robs graves and scalps the dead. Boone goes too far when he desecrates the burial mound of an American native warrior.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover story

Doomsday (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The night watchman of an art gallery is frightened by the exhibited horror art.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A farmer went trotting on his gray mare,...
Genre
humor

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

Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
See a pin and pick it up,...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Criminal version of a nursery rhyme.

So What Next (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Receptionist Dona Chepper sits all alone by the phone, fearing that the madman terrorizing the town might come to visit her.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Dear Readers
  3. 2. Henry Small.... Huckster
  4. 3. Mister Master
  5. 4. ["As I was going along, long, long..."]
    Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes
  6. 5. Solomon Grundy
    Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes
  7. 6. Ivan's-Woe
    A Boo of the Month
  8. 7. The Wig-Maker
  9. 8. Doomsday
  10. 9. ["A farmer went trotting on his gray mare,..."]
    Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes
  11. 10. ["See a pin and pick it up,..."]
    Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes
  12. 11. So What Next
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steven Samuels
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Ben Samuels
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin