(June 1954)

Toby, 1952 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1954-03-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Toby Press, Inc.
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, 1954 Periodicals, page 150.

Death Flower (Table of Contents)

Purple Claw / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ben Brown
Inks
David Gantz
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Giant from the Tomb (Table of Contents: 1)

A Purple Claw Mystery / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ben Brown
Inks
David Gantz
Colors
?
Letters
?

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Death Flower (Table of Contents: 2)

A Purple Claw Mystery / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ben Brown (signed as Brown)
Inks
David Gantz (signed as Gantz)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Purple Claw [Dr. Jonathan Weir]; Sam Barney; "Trigger" Martex; Walter Parker; Marge Parker
Synopsis
The Purple Claw encounters a creepy old man that turns into a huge "Death Flower" at night that lives in the Florida swamps and feasts on human flesh.
Reprints
Keywords
Everglades; Florida; quicksand; swamp

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sparks of Life / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles Kuhn (credited as Chas. Kuhn)
Pencils
Charles Kuhn (credited as Chas. Kuhn)
Inks
Charles Kuhn (credited as Chas. Kuhn)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

6 panels: "Favorite Day-Dreams," "Folks We Have Envied," et al.

The Final Horror (Table of Contents: 4)

A Purple Claw Mystery / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ben Brown (signed as Brown)
Inks
David Gantz (signed as Gantz)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

There is no feature logo on this story.

Just What the Doctor Ordered (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Prospector Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Art Helfant (signed as Art Helfant)
Pencils
Art Helfant (signed as Art Helfant)
Inks
Art Helfant (signed as Art Helfant)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boo! It's getting real dark, Pete.
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Death Flower
    Purple Claw
  2. 1. The Giant from the Tomb
    A Purple Claw Mystery
  3. 2. Death Flower
    A Purple Claw Mystery
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Sparks of Life
  5. 4. The Final Horror
    A Purple Claw Mystery
  6. 5. Just What the Doctor Ordered
  7. 6. ["Boo! It's getting real dark, Pete."]
    Prospector Pete
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