(November 1948)

 
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Trans-World Publications
Editing
Alfred M. Klein (proprietor)
Color
full color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
stapled
Publishing Format
intended as on-going series

Issue Notes

Cover notes: "As featured on Mutual Broadcasting Network."

Listed as "quarterly" in the indicia, but only this issue was published.


Five Miles Down (Table of Contents)

Mysterious Traveler / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Powell (signed)
Inks
Bob Powell (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Mysterious Traveler

The Grand Vizier's Reward (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; historical
Characters
Sissa Ben Dahir; King of India
Synopsis
The King of India rewards Sissa Ben Dahir, the inventor of chess, with grains of wheat on a chessboard.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

on inside front and back covers

Five Miles Down (Table of Contents: 2)

Mysterious Traveler / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert A. Arthur (original radio story); David Kogan (original radio story); ? (adaptation)
Pencils
Bob Powell (signed)
Inks
Bob Powell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mysterious Traveler

Indexer Notes

Per the fanzine, Fantasy Times (James V. Taurasi and Raymond Van Houten, 1941 series) #67 (July 1948), as reported by Art Lortie (10 September 2015) on the GCD-Chat discussion list, story is based on the radio episode "Five Miles Down." The show was broadcast twice (9 February 1947 and 4 July 1950) on the Mutual Broadcasting System and no known copies of the original broadcast episode appears to exist.

The Tell Tale Heart (Table of Contents: 3)

Famous Tales of Terror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Edgar Allan Poe (original); ? (comic adaptation)
Pencils
Alan Mandel?
Inks
Alan Mandel?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All information for this sequence from John Haufe, April 2008. Updated with possible artist ID August 2009.

The Mystery of the Five Fingers (Table of Contents: 4)

Mysterious Traveler / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Mysterious Traveler

Raw Deal (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Leopold Atlas (movie script); John C. Higgins (movie script); ? (adaptation)
Pencils
Bob Powell (signed)
Inks
Bob Powell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the then "soon to be showing at your favorite theatre..." Eagle-Lion studio production by the same name. Staring Dennis O'Keefe, Raymond Burr, Marsha Hunt, Claire Trevor, John Ireland and Chile Williams.

See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040723/ for more information about the movie.

Take a Trip to India (Table of Contents: 6)

Mysterious Traveler / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Mysterious Traveler

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Beauty Trix Wallet / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Five Miles Down
    Mysterious Traveler
  2. 1. The Grand Vizier's Reward
  3. 2. Five Miles Down
    Mysterious Traveler
  4. 3. The Tell Tale Heart
    Famous Tales of Terror
  5. 4. The Mystery of the Five Fingers
    Mysterious Traveler
  6. 5. Raw Deal
  7. 6. Take a Trip to India
    Mysterious Traveler
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Beauty Trix Wallet
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Stangas
  • Karsten S.
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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