(March 1955)

Master Comics, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Merit Publications, Inc.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indicia says "Mar. 1954" which is a mistake.

The Hand of Destiny (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Tallarico ?
Inks
Tony Tallarico ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

Hand of Destiny (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Beck ?
Inks
Dick Beck ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Archeologist Reid Cragg uncovers an Egyptian tomb and finds therein the "hand of destiny". The mummified hand of the long-dead chief executioner. The hand can be commanded to kill. Cragg wishes two enemies dead and is shocked that his wishes come true. He tries to flee the land, but the hand follows him.
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Spectral Lighthouse (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Beck ?
Inks
Dick Beck ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
On a sailing trip Bob and Ann Dart discover an abandoned lighthouse. The are greeted by ghostly pirates of the past, but can escape thanks to their modern outboard motor.
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Haunted Voice (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Fraccio ?
Inks
Bill Fraccio ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Korean war veteran Mark Sterling has lost his hearing in the war. When he purchases a new hearing aid, a ghostly voice starts talking to him. The voice informs him of a crime and leads him to the scene. Sterling is able to apprehend the killers and thwart a scheme to rob a bank.
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When Witches Walked (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about witchcraft.

The Malignant Pearls (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The pearl as malign omen.

Pal Trouble (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Tallarico (signed)
Inks
Tony Tallarico (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Two hobos are partners in crime. But Pete always beats Mike and one day throws him out of a freight train to die. Pete returns in ghostly form and starts playing cruel tricks on Mike.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Hand of Destiny
  2. 1. Hand of Destiny
  3. 2. Spectral Lighthouse
  4. 3. Haunted Voice
  5. 4. When Witches Walked
  6. 5. The Malignant Pearls
  7. 6. Pal Trouble
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