(August 1952)

Fawcett, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand:
?
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Saunders (painting)
Inks:
Norman Saunders (painting)
Colors:
Norman Saunders (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:
Keywords:
merry-go-rounds; sabre-toothed tigers; zombies

Indexer Notes

Art credit from David Saunders, Norman Saunders' son, via e-mail (January 6, 2008)

Horror-Go-Round (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Bob McCarty
Inks:
Bob McCarty
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A sweet old man runs a horror carousel with twisted creatures for rides. Two adult brothers smell foul play. The creatures look like deceased people they used to know. When one brother is killed by a monstrous fiend, the other starts investigating. Retracing the steps of vanished corpses he discovers the hideous truth: The old man is a vampire transforming his victims into rides on his horror-go-round.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer suggested George Evans ? for art credits. It is a lookalike called Bob McCarty.
Art ID by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Death's Beggar (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Peter Braack; Hedda; Mayor Lund
Synopsis:
Salem, in the year 1600. Peter Braack is a vain person. When a witch abducts women and Braack confronts her, he does not save the women but makes a pact wishing for eternal youth and immortality. Braack gets framed by the witch later on and hanged. Immortal as he is, he stumbles around as a living zombie begging for his redemption through death, which can only be granted by the witch.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hanging; Salem Massachusetts; witch

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

On Hangman's Hill (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Kraus
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Two Scotland Yard policemen pay a visit to the royal hangman, a certain John Noose (sic!). They inquire about his pension payments - which he's been receiving for 200 years! Noose explains that he is kept alive by a special brew from graveyard soil, but then accidentally kicks over his supply vat - and dies.
Reprints:

Hands of Vengeance (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Waldman ?
Inks:
Ed Waldman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
In a jealous rage, Oliver Cartere kills his wife Muriel. After hiding the body he is haunted by Muriel's severed hands. When the police look into the matter, they find clues leading to Oliver's arrest.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Horror-Go-Round
  3. 2. Death's Beggar
  4. 3. On Hangman's Hill
  5. 4. Hands of Vengeance
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