Eerie #5
(February-March 1952)

Avon, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1951-11-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Avon Periodicals Inc.
Brand
An Avon Publication
Editing
Sol Cohen (editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, July-December 1951, page 201, registration number B332954.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sid Check (sourced)
Inks
Sid Check (sourced)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Roger Hill noted September 08 2009 on the Wood-L Yahoo Group that a stat of the original art has Sid Check's signature, which was removed prior to printing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sid Check ?
Inks
Sid Check ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Was it a dream?
Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

One panel each depicting a scene from the four main stories of the issue.

I Painted Only Terror! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Nodel ?
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Paul Beaumont built his fame with his paintings of human terror!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Paul Beaumont; Officer Clancy
Synopsis
Paul Beaumont is a success with his paintings of human terror. Feeling exhausted he goes to work on one final masterpiece. He scares a model to death and paints the ultimate terror. The ghost of the woman, however, urges him on to work until he collapses.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Master of the Cats! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Becker ?
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stay away from me!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Wingate; Alice Wingate; Senor Gato
Synopsis
The couple of John and Alice gets lost in the countryside. They come to the home of Senor Gato who lives in the company of cats. Or rather cat-beings able to take on human form as well. Alice is transformed into a cat and John accidentally kills her.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Cellar of Blood (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The world believes that Heinrich Himmler killed himself...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Heinrich Himmler

The Knife of Jack the Ripper! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Goldfarb (signed as Goldfarb)
Inks
Bob Baer (signed as Baer)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Useless to scream!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jack the Ripper
Synopsis
A young carpenter comes into possession of Jack the Ripper’s knife and is haunted by visions of murder. He goes on a killing spree, unable to stop or get rid of the murderous weapon.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

first-person narrative

Tenant of the Lost Pyramid (Table of Contents: 6)

The Story Behind the Cover / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dr. Vetry turned to me...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dr. Vetry; Vera Vetry

Operation Horror! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Was it a dream?
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dr. Gordell; Roger Dorne; Diane Gordell
Synopsis
Elderly Dr. Gordell drinks a potion which transforms him into strong, primeval cave-man. As such he roams around and murders innocent passers-by. Gordell’s daughter and his assistant Roger can track him down and get him engaged in a death-match with a circus gorilla.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Was it a dream?"]
  3. 2. I Painted Only Terror!
  4. 3. Master of the Cats!
  5. 4. The Cellar of Blood
  6. 5. The Knife of Jack the Ripper!
  7. 6. Tenant of the Lost Pyramid
    The Story Behind the Cover
  8. 7. Operation Horror!
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Salvatore Carotenuto
  • Keith Chandler
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Bill Devine
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Stephane Poitras
  • Gene Reed (R.I.P.)
  • Steven Rowe
  • Keith Smith
  • Jim Van Dore