(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)

The Purple Claw / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ben Brown
Inks
David Gantz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense; superhero

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

The Purple Claw / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
A Purple Claw Mystery
Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
The Purple Claw [Dr. Jonathan Weir]
Reprints

Death Flower (Table of Contents: 2)

The Purple Claw / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
A Purple Claw Mystery
Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
The 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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Favorite Day-Dreams - to sleep once more in the old tin-roofed bedroom during a storm.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Final Horror (Table of Contents: 4)

The Purple Claw / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
The Purple Claw [Dr. Jonathan Weir]
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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
His face was white as the sheet he lay on, but in his neck and forehead the veins stood out taut and purple.
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
    The Purple Claw
  2. 1. The Giant from the Tomb
    The Purple Claw
  3. 2. Death Flower
    The Purple Claw
  4. 3. ["Favorite Day-Dreams - to sleep once more in the old tin-roofed bedroom during a storm."]
    Sparks of Life
  5. 4. The Final Horror
    The Purple Claw
  6. 5. Just What the Doctor Ordered
  7. 6. ["Boo! It's getting real dark, Pete."]
    Prospector Pete
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Pat Conolly
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore