(September 1954)

Sterling, 1954 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Sterling Comics, Inc.
Editing
Elliot Caplin
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

The Devil's Circus (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Roy
Inks
Mike Roy
Colors
?

Genre
horror-suspense

[Do You Need Money?] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Design For Death (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Leopold; Mrs. Van Dell; Hester Humphrey
Synopsis
Leopold is told to produce some more lifelike pottery.

[Complete Baffling Magic Outfit] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Devil's Circus (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
George; Rhoda; Lonzo; Mr. Mite; the Devil
Synopsis
George has trouble making up his mind.

The Lady in Black (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Rory Gates; Harold Temple; Death
Synopsis
A woman in black hires Rory to track down a man.

Indexer Notes

Prose story with an illustration; data for this story supplied by Frank Motler, July 2005.

[An Amazing New Health Supporter Belt] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Face On the Floor (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Roy
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cyrus Madden
Synopsis
Cyrus is a janitor who hates it when people dirty up his nice clean floors.

[Smokers! You Are in Danger of Getting Lung Cancer or Heart Disease!] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Boys! Girls!] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Honeymoon Horror (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Ed Engels; Roberta Engels
Synopsis
Roberta and Ed go on a camping trip for their honeymoon. While Ed is away, Roberta is attacked and raped. In a nearby town, Roberta points out her attacker and Ed kills the man. However, on their next stop, Roberta points out ANOTHER man as the rapist and demands Ed kill him. Ed realizes his wife has gone insane.

Indexer Notes

The plot of this story is virtually identical to the story "Revenge" by Samuel Blas, which appeared in Collier's Weekly, January 11, 1947, and was adapted to an episode of the "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" television show in 1955.

The same plot was used for the story "Revenge" in Witches Tales (Harvey, 1951 Series) 21(October 1953).

[Reversible Auto Seat Covers] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Get Your Share From the Horn of Plenty] (Table of Contents: 12)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

A contest for the readers to submit which story they liked best. Entries must be postmarked no later than October 1, 1954.

[Reduce With Delicious Kelpidine Candy Plan!] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Giant Kiddie Playhouse] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Breathtaking - Garden Under Glass] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Devil's Circus
  2. 1. [Do You Need Money?]
  3. 2. Design For Death
  4. 3. [Complete Baffling Magic Outfit]
  5. 4. The Devil's Circus
  6. 5. The Lady in Black
  7. 6. [An Amazing New Health Supporter Belt]
  8. 7. The Face On the Floor
  9. 8. [Smokers! You Are in Danger of Getting Lung Cancer or Heart Disease!]
  10. 9. [Boys! Girls!]
  11. 10. Honeymoon Horror
  12. 11. [Reversible Auto Seat Covers]
  13. 12. [Get Your Share From the Horn of Plenty]
  14. 13. [Reduce With Delicious Kelpidine Candy Plan!]
  15. 14. [Giant Kiddie Playhouse]
  16. 15. [Breathtaking - Garden Under Glass]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Denys Howard
  • Per Sandell
  • David Wilt
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin