Monster #2
(1953 [no month given])

Fiction House, 1953 Series
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Flying Stories, Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
J. F. Byrne (Managing Editor); Jerry Iger (Art Director)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Indicia gives name as "The Monster".


The Dark Abysmal (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Maurice Whitman [as MW] (signed)
Inks
Maurice Whitman [as MW] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

The Big 6 (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Dark Abysmal (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Belcastro [as Johnny Bell] (signed)
Inks
John Belcastro [as Johnny Bell] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hap; Daniel; Ben Jackson
Synopsis
Boy saves small Kentucky town from alien squid invader.
The creature goes on a rampage when confronted with human greed. It can be rescued from assaulting military forces by the boy and returns to its homeworld.
Reprints
Keywords
Kentucky

Tiger Kiss (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
A. Albert ?
Inks
A. Albert ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man turns into a were-tiger in the jungle.
Explorer John Gifford is afflicted with a were-tiger condition ever since he investigated about an Indian tiger cult. His wife Julie can only keep him locked into a cage. His powers cannot be tamed, though; and Gifford breaks out to attack a rival for his wife’s love.

Line of Tordesillas (Table of Contents: 4)

Stamp Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sidney M. Elias
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Story about Brazillian Stamps. 2/3 of page is ads for stamps, other 1/3 is this article.

Where the Undead Roam (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Benulis [as Benulis] (signed)
Inks
Jack Abel [as Abel] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The undead roam the bayou.
An insurance detective discovers a plot to turn a young woman into a zombie. He steps in and can prevent the evil ritual.
Reprints

Kohnoori's Curse (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Discount
Inks
Bill Discount
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Jewels in India have a curse that makes the owner turn into a monster.
Treasure hunter breaks into the tomb of Kohnoori, seeking legendary riches. Though having been warned he is blinded by greed and pays a terrible price for discovering the jewels.
Reprints

The Deadman's Chest (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Peddy
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man kills his grandfather for an inheritance, but the grandfather's ghost takes his revenge.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Dark Abysmal
  2. 1. The Big 6
  3. 2. The Dark Abysmal
  4. 3. Tiger Kiss
  5. 4. Line of Tordesillas
    Stamp Page
  6. 5. Where the Undead Roam
  7. 6. Kohnoori's Curse
  8. 7. The Deadman's Chest
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Peter Croome