(November 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
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's to the frightened bride!
Genre
horror-suspense

Hissing Horror (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Lawrence Mason; Williams(Mason's butler); Asptha
Synopsis
Lawrence Mason lives as a recluse on an island. He spends his days killing the many snakes he encounters all over the place. When Mason finds a beautiful woman by the name of Asptha, he gives her shelter and falls in love with her. But Asptha is the queen of the snakes and lures Mason to his doom.
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Race for Valor (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Jimmy Bear; Mr. Sawtell; Blue Pony; Iron-Head Dokes
Synopsis
Native American recruit Jimmy Bear fights in Korea. He saves his company with his ability for long-distance running.

Diamonds for the Dead (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Synopsis
In Africa, Phil Slater fights a gang of criminals disguised as a safari.

Devil's Sketch Book (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Williams (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Characters
Hexmaster; Mr. Winkler; Marty Hutton; Roscoe Carlyle; 'Trigger' Gulik; 'Big' Steve Mifflin; Gander Joyce; Howard Goodwin
Synopsis
The gangster Marty Hutton uses a book of magic to dispose of his enemies and rivals. Hutton becomes the new crime czar, but the magic fires back on him.
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Indexer Notes

Penciller credit of "Willams" is based on this name appearing on a book in the background, along with "Lee" on another book. Artist may be Lee Williams? Information noted by Bill Devine.

Black Death (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Pat Fuller; Lorna Fuller
Synopsis
Pat and Lorna Fuller are on their honeymoon cruise. The ship sinks and the couple is marooned on a tiny island populated by giant black ants. Pat and Lorna fight as long as they can, but are eaten alive in the end.
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Keywords
ants; desert island; shipwreck
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Here's to the frightened bride!"]
  2. 1. Hissing Horror
  3. 2. Race for Valor
  4. 3. Diamonds for the Dead
  5. 4. Devil's Sketch Book
  6. 5. Black Death
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Claus Simonsen
  • Bill Devine
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Kevin Olson
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Keith Smith