(December 1952)

Avon, 1952 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Avon Periodicals, Inc.
Brand
An Avon Publication
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
one-shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alvin Hollingsworth
Inks
Alvin Hollingsworth
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beware of the undead...
Genre
horror-suspense
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[Contents] (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Everett Kinstler (signed as Everett Raymond Kinstler)
Inks
Everett Kinstler (signed as Everett Raymond Kinstler)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Grim and ghostly, the giant ship creaked and groaned as it rolled in the mighty waves.

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover contains an illustrated foreword plus the publisher & indicia information block.

Beware of the Undead! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Nodel (signed as Nodel)
Inks
Vince Alascia (signed as ALASCIA)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm glad you came!
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Trinidad tourist Nat Grear learns of the native lore of the Obeah man, a devil incarnate. There was a man named Tamiko who killed out of pure lust, until he fell to his death in a waterfall. Grear plans to shove his wealthy uncle into the cursed waters, but ends up drowning there himself. He now has all of eternity to spend and suffer along with the original Obeah man.

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mirror of Death! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're a handsome devil, Lajos, and it sure pays off!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Steve Lajos [Robert Martin]; Isabel; Henrietta
Synopsis
When on shore-leave sailor Steve Lajos changes into dapper businessman Robert Martin and robs unsuspecting ladies of their jewelry. The vain and arrogant Lajos meets his fate when entering the temple of mirrors, house of seven-armed god Struga. Lajos breaks the mirror which reveals his ugly inner self and is damned to live in the presence of vengeful Struga.
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Diary of Horror! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Alvin Hollingsworth
Inks
Alvin Hollingsworth
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
June 5, 1952. I write this in hope that some day it will be found and read.
Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

"The Story Behind the Cover"
Two small illustrations are details from the front cover.

The Ghost's Curse! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That will be your ultimate fate, Jarod Parks!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jarod Parks [Jarod Parker]; Mona Travis
Synopsis
Jarod Parks is secretary to successful classic dancer Mona Travis. Since Parks has gambling debts, he murders Mona and forges her last will. The dancer’s ghost, however, pesters Parks with haunting threats of his punishment after death. When Parks finally dies, he rots away in his grave fully conscious.
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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Phantom of Philip Hawks (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alvin Hollingsworth (signed as A. C. Hollingsworth)
Inks
Alvin Hollingsworth (signed as A. C. Hollingsworth)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Faster! Row faster! It's coming after us!
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Young lovers John Allen and Mary Kane set sail for their honeymoon voyage on their own ship, but they have been cursed by John’s rival, Philip. The jealous man wanted to have fair Mary for himself. Philip Hawks’ ghost commandeers the boat and they all perish at sea.
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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Beware of the undead..."]
  2. 1. [Contents]
  3. 2. Beware of the Undead!
  4. 3. ["Boys, get that real R. R. engineer's thrill that comes only with Lionel trains"]
  5. 4. The Mirror of Death!
  6. 5. Diary of Horror!
    The Story Behind the Cover
  7. 6. The Ghost's Curse!
  8. 7. ["Calling all video rangers!"]
  9. 8. The Phantom of Philip Hawks
  10. 9. ["Every romance has pitfalls."]
  11. 10. ["I will train you at home for good pay jobs in radio-television"]
  12. 11. ["Uncle Bernie's Fun Shop buy now at our low low prices!"]
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