(September 1953)

Farrell, 1953 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1953
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Four Star Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Farrell Publication
Editing
Ruth Roche
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Iger Shop; ?
Inks
Iger Shop; ?
Colors
Iger Shop; ?
Letters
Iger Shop; ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Chun, the Snake Charmer; Millie Sears; Jim Dugan
Reprints

Haunted Matador (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Iger Shop; ?
Inks
Iger Shop; ?
Colors
Iger Shop; ?
Letters
Iger Shop; ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Matador Pepe Gonzales kills his rival by poisoning a bull's horns.
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The Zombi's Bride (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Roy Gifford inspects a banana plantation in Hispaniola. He encounters a master "Zombi" and his army of servants. Gifford tries to put an end to his business.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated by the "Voodoo Doctor". Story seems to be an outside contribution, not Iger Shop.

Mirror Torment (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Mysterious ghost reflections appear in the mirrors of mobsters. The "Mirror Men" make the gangsters hallucinate and smash their crime syndicate.

Druid's Castle (Table of Contents: 4)

Christopher Fenn / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Belknap Long
Pencils
Iger Shop; ?
Inks
Iger Shop; ?
Colors
Iger Shop; ?
Letters
Iger Shop; ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Christopher Fenn; Lady Debra Seeley; Drum (Fenn's dog); Alf Barnes
Synopsis
Ghostly druids haunt a manor in England. Psychic investigator Christopher Fenn uses a dematerializing machine of his own invention. With it, he turns himself, his dog Drum, and Lady Seeley into immaterial ghosts. They use their new form to better negotiate with the ghost druids. Fenn uses a branch of mistletoe to negotiate with the druids. Drum remains a ghost at the end of the story, protecting the area.
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Keywords
Druids; ghosts

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer suggested Carl Burgos ? for pencils. This story is similar to the Christopher Fenn story from Fantastic Fears #3, with notable differences. The overall story arc of checking out a case for a wealthy woman after a man named Alf is murdered by ghosts on the property is repeated.

Floating Coffin (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Iger Shop; ?
Inks
Iger Shop; ?
Colors
Iger Shop; ?
Letters
Iger Shop; ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Ships are caught in the treacherous Sargasso sea and attacked by a seaweed monster named "Sargasso".
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Indexer Notes

Previous indexer suggested Matt Baker ? for pencils.
Though Baker has been credited for stories in the sister title "Voodoo" in 1952, this is more than improbable in autumn 1953.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Haunted Matador
  3. 2. The Zombi's Bride
  4. 3. Mirror Torment
  5. 4. Druid's Castle
    Christopher Fenn
  6. 5. Floating Coffin
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Claus Simonsen
  • Bill Devine
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Kevin Olson
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Keith Smith