(September-October 1954)

Farrell, 1953 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1954
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Four Star Publications, Inc.
Brand
Ajax; A Farrell Publication
Editing
Ruth Roche (editor)

Deadly Wish (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
Iger Shop
Inks
Iger Shop
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

If a Body Kill a Body (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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?
Colors
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Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Two Scottish highlanders from warring families have a taboo love affair. When they are respectively killed by the patriarchs of their rival families, they come back as ghosts to get revenge.
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Deadly Wish (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters
Wilbur Cox; The Devil; Joyce; Mrs. Bloater; Dr. Trent
Synopsis
Wilbur is "the original ninety-pound weakling with no brains, no dough." The Devil gives Wilbur the power to make his wishes come true, but Wilbur is unaware of this. He wishes for a new car, a million dollars, and a beautiful wife, all of which come true. Then the Devil springs the trap: Wilbur's wife Joyce becomes a nagging shrew and he wishes her dead. Sad at her passing, he says "I wish I were dead too," and he dies.
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Greed to Grave (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

Secret Coffin (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Burgos ?
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Colors
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?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Lord of Mader; Ben Matterman; John; Hans; Johann
Synopsis
The Lord of Mader in Germany created an Iron Maiden that he used to kill his enemies. 500 years later, his descendant Matterman takes possession of Mader Castle to house his "torture museum." One of the workmen hired to renovate the castle dies in an accident, and Matterman murders the only witness. However, he's then confronted by the ghosts of his ancestor's victims and dies in the Iron Maiden. Mader Castle explodes.
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Indexer Notes

Original title: "Iron Doom."

Broom for a Witch (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Genre
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters
Dan; Alicia; Tabitha Morrison; Dr. Sykes
Synopsis
Dan and his wife Alicia arrive at his ancestral home near Salem, Massachusetts. The house was built by his ancestor Tabitha who was hanged as a witch. While Alicia sleeps, Tabitha's spirit possesses her body. Alicia begins to act in an evil fashion (and even flies through the air on a broom), so Dan consults Dr. Sykes. They capture and burn Alicia/Tabitha and the house. However, Alicia's soul enters the body of a young woman killed in an auto accident at the same time, and she is reunited with Dan.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Deadly Wish
  2. 1. If a Body Kill a Body
  3. 2. Deadly Wish
  4. 3. Greed to Grave
  5. 4. Secret Coffin
  6. 5. Broom for a Witch
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