(May 1953)

Story Comics, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Story Comics Inc.
Editing
William K. Friedman (editor; managing editor)

Issue Notes

Editorial credit according to "Statement of the Ownership" on page 17.
There's a possibility that William K. Friedman is the same person as Bill Friedman, am owner of Youthful Comics, but so far there's no connection between the two.

[The Bloodless Killer!] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Beck
Inks
Dick Beck
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Two Heads Are Better Than One (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Goldfarb
Inks
Ed Goldfarb
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Having struck it rich, black market racketeer Conway and his wife move to the country. When they learn that their neighbor, Mr. Atkins, is an eccentric millionaire, they search his home for the money. Atkins however deals with them by killing them and burying their bodies to fertilize his precious flowerbeds.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Lettering by Leroy lettering

Deadline (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Country reporter Caldwell and city doctor Granger quarrel over Caldwell's wife Della. When the newspaperman hits her and she dies of a heart attack, the doctor gets back at his rival by giving him not a blood, but an ink transfusion.

Indexer Notes

Last half of last page is "Statement of the Ownership":
Editor is William K. Friedman
Lettering by Leroy lettering

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
William K. Friedman (editor)
Letters
typeset

The Rat and the Rattlesnake (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ellen Lynn (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Two thugs frame each other.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

The Big Game Hunter (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Trapani (signed)
Inks
Sal Trapani (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Unable to kill any animal at a safari in Africa and being the laughingstock of the hunting party and his own wife, cowardly Crowell Hudson finally manages to bag the wife-stealing tour guide.

Indexer Notes

Lettering by Leroy lettering

The Bloodless Killer (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alvin Hollingsworth (signed)
Inks
Alvin Hollingsworth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Paul Barnes falls in love with the woman Lilia next door, but her creepy uncle Phil forbids every contact. Barnes inquires and finds out that Phil murders people and steals their blood. In an attempt to free Lilia from Phil, Barnes kills the uncle, but loses sight of the fact that Lilia is part of the vampire business.

Indexer Notes

EC Crypt Keeper rip-off in splash page
Lettering by Leroy lettering

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Bloodless Killer!]
  2. 1. Two Heads Are Better Than One
  3. 2. Deadline
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. The Rat and the Rattlesnake
  6. 5. The Big Game Hunter
  7. 6. The Bloodless Killer
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Len Wolinsky