Scream #1
(August 1973)

Skywald, 1973 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Skywald Publishing Corporation
ISBN
?
Editing
Al Hewetson (credited as Alan Hewetson) (editor)

Issue Notes

Publisher: Israel Waldman; Herschel Waldman. Most stories from #1-4 do not list a writer but Hewetson wrote all of them. Additional and new Skywald data by Richard Arndt from his Complete Skywald checklist. Used with permission.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Vicente Segrelles (credited as Segrelles) (painting)
Inks
Vicente Segrelles (credited as Segrelles) (painting)
Colors
Vicente Segrelles (credited as Segrelles) (painting)

Genre
horror-suspense
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Prologue To A Scream (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson
Pencils
Zesar (signed as Zesar) (illustration)
Inks
Zesar (signed as Zesar) (illustration)
Colors
? (solid purple)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Frontispiece. According to Hewetson’s introduction, Scream #1 was put together in response to readers’ opinions as expressed in the Bunch Of Questions survey and was Phase 3 of the Horror-Mood.

Welcome To Scream #1 (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited as Archaic Al)
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Text article with one photo.

I, Slime (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited as Alan Hewetson)
Pencils
José Gual (signed as Josep Gual) (credited as Jose Gual)
Inks
José Gual (signed as Josep Gual) (credited as Jose Gual)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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Weird Count, Black Vampire Bats And Lunatic Horrors (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited as Alan Hewetson)
Pencils
José Rubio (credited as Rubio)
Inks
José Rubio (credited as Rubio)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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This Archaic Breeding Ground... (Table of Contents: 5)

The Shoggoths / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited as Alan Hewetson)
Pencils
José Gual (signed as Josep Gual) (credited as Jose Gual)
Inks
José Gual (signed as Josep Gual) (credited as Jose Gual)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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...Hickory Dickory Dock... (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited as Alan Hewetson)
Pencils
Ferran Sostres (credited) (signed as Ferrán Sostres)
Inks
Ferran Sostres (credited) (signed as Ferrán Sostres)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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Where Lunatics Live (Table of Contents: 7)

Nosferatu / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited as Alan Hewetson)
Pencils
Zesar (credited)
Inks
Zesar (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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The Skeleton In the Desert (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited as Alan Hewetson)
Pencils
Maelo Cintron (credited) (illustrations)
Inks
Maelo Cintron (credited) (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
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The Tale Of The Perfect Crime (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited as Alan Hewetson)
Pencils
Felipe de la Rosa (credited as Dela Rosa)
Inks
Felipe de la Rosa (credited as Dela Rosa)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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The Comics Macabre (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited)
Pencils
Maelo Cintron (credited)
Inks
Maelo Cintron (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Fredric Wertham; Len Darvin; Al Hewetson; Herschel Waldman; Skywald staffers; Heap; Frankenstein's Monster
Synopsis
Featured lead characters based on ‘Seduction Of The Innocent’ author Fredric Wertham and Comics Code Authority president Len Darvin as well as Al Hewetson, Herschel Waldman & other Skywald staffers. In the story Darvin and Wertham visit the Skywald offices to complain about the horror comics being published, get into an argument and kill Hewetson whereupon tiny versions of Skywald’s Heap, Frankenstein’s Monster and others come off comic pages in the Skywald offices and kill Wertham and Darvin.
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Indexer Notes

Hewetson sent a copy of the story to Wertham, with whom he corresponded for a number of years but, according to Hewetson, Wertham didn’t get the point.

The Strange Painting Of Jay Crumb (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited as Alan Hewetson)
Pencils
Felipe de la Rosa (credited as Dela Rosa) (signed as DE LA ROSA)
Inks
Felipe de la Rosa (credited as Dela Rosa) (signed as DE LA ROSA)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Spoof/takeoff on underground cartoonists Jay Lynch & Robert Crumb.

Scream (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited as Alan Hewetson)
Pencils
Zesar (credited)
Inks
Zesar (credited)
Colors
? (solid blue)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Prologue To A Scream
  3. 2. Welcome To Scream #1
  4. 3. I, Slime
  5. 4. Weird Count, Black Vampire Bats And Lunatic Horrors
  6. 5. This Archaic Breeding Ground...
    The Shoggoths
  7. 6. ...Hickory Dickory Dock...
  8. 7. Where Lunatics Live
    Nosferatu
  9. 8. The Skeleton In the Desert
  10. 9. The Tale Of The Perfect Crime
  11. 10. The Comics Macabre
  12. 11. The Strange Painting Of Jay Crumb
  13. 12. Scream
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