(February 1959)

Fago Magazines, 1958 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fago Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Fago Publications; A Fago Publication
Editing
?

Issue Notes

All art credits for this issue confirmed with Dick Ayers by Gary Watson, May 2008.

["We'll camp in this valley tonight...] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ayers

Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Adventurers are camped in a giant footprint that they think is a valley.

To Be Young Again! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Newman ?
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Dick Ayers

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Henry Forrest; Ainsley
Synopsis
Scientist Ainsley invents a youth serum at the Forrest Research Foundation. Owner Henry Forrest secretly injects the serum and is turned into a newborn baby.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white

Too Late! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Newman ?
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ayers

Job Number
S 219
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Emanuel Maxwell; Gretchen; Hans
Synopsis
Emanuel Maxwell, a brilliant scientist, goes to a mountain resort for rest. He falls in love with Gretchen. Her companion, Hans, taunts Maxwell into climbing a mountain with him. They are falling into a crevasse when Maxwell wakes from a dream with a climbing rope around his waist. He plans to lead a rescue party to Hans, then propose to Gretchen.

Don't Throw That Switch (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Newman ?
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ayers

Job Number
S 221
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Frank; Lester
Synopsis
Mad scientist Lester invents a "Gravity Suspendor". His college friend Frank rushes to stop him. A flash of lightning supposedly stops Lester from activating the device. Lester gets a mental block and forgets the whole project. In the last panel, Lester's house and Frank's car are slowly settling back to Earth.

The First (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Bill Jensen [captain]; Marie Jensen [chemist]; Dr. Brant ; Helen Brant [zoologist]; Sally Marks [biologist]; Frank Marks [navigator]
Synopsis
A space ship carrying three married couples, all scientists, overshoots the moon and lands on Mars. They discover that Mars is habitable.

They Come to the Canyon (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Newman ?
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ayers

Job Number
S 213
Characters
Mr. Baxter; Mr. Hodges
Synopsis
Mr. Baxter, a circus owner, hires Mr. Hodges, a guide, to find a race of giants. The search is actually part of a giant's nightmare.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover story

Strange (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Newman ?
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ayers

Job Number
S 266
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man who casts no shadow marries a woman who casts no shadow, then leaves her when he discovers that she also has no mirror reflection.

Gratitude on a Very Dark Night (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Newman ?
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ayers

Job Number
S 228
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Dunn
Synopsis
Old John Dunn is kind to everyone, even his scarecrow. He withdraws all of his savings to give to his granddaughter for her wedding. A robber who plans to steal it fails when he is terrorized by the scarecrow's shadow -- on a moonless night!

Both of Me in Budapest! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Newman ?
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ayers

Job Number
S 170
Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters
Ivan Kreisler
Synopsis
Mad scientist Ivan Kreisler invents a beam that makes a duplicate of himself that he can telepathically direct by staying perfectly immobile. While directing the duplicate to rob a bank, he is struck by a police van driven by a technician who is tracking the telepathic waves.

Rendezvous (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Newman ?
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Dick Ayers

Genre
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis
An automobile makes its rendezvous with a speeding train. The driver is a crash test dummy, demonstrating to the four shadowy figures (and the reader) not to ignore the stop signs at railroad crossings.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover; black and white

The Last Robot (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Newman ?
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ayers

Job Number
S 277
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A bald, monocled leader destroys the special investigator robot that was manufactured to destroy all other robots, saving mankind from robotic dominance.

Indexer Notes

Back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["We'll camp in this valley tonight...]
  2. 1. To Be Young Again!
  3. 2. Too Late!
  4. 3. Don't Throw That Switch
  5. 4. The First
  6. 5. They Come to the Canyon
  7. 6. Strange
  8. 7. Gratitude on a Very Dark Night
  9. 8. Both of Me in Budapest!
  10. 9. Rendezvous
  11. 10. The Last Robot
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John P. Selegue
  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)
  • Chris Boyko