(June 1952)

Fawcett, 1952 Series
 
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Editing
M. Shull; Will Lieberson (executive editor); Al Jetter (Art Director)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
one-shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Saunders (painting)
Inks
Norman Saunders (painting)
Colors
Norman Saunders (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Sea of the Dead (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Ed Moline ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Captain Bullard
Synopsis
Captain Bullard comes aboard a ghost ship and learns he is on his final journey. Because the passengers are the victims of a seafaring tragedy Bullard caused years ago.
Reprints
Keywords
ghost ship; skeleton

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested Bob Forgione and Jack Abel:
"Forgione is credited on pencil and Abel on ink on "Unknown World" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. This is a one shot title, and with the other stories credited, this has to be Forgione and Abel. Forgione's pencil work is very similar to some of his signed stories elsewhere, with many close up of faces, but Abel is a bit uncertain."

We say the style is clearly consistent with other previous Fawcett horror stories done by Sheldon Moldoff. With possible inking assist by Ed Moline.

The Quiet One (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Martin
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Mr. Kimler spies on his neighbor Mr. Momer. A fatal mistake, for Mr. Momer is not what he seems to be.
Reprints

The Serpent Queen (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Shanri the Serpent Queen; John Barton; Eric Sender; Charles Collings
Synopsis
Mountain climbers venture into the realm of Shanri, the ancient serpent queen. Blinded by her beauty they are bound for their own perdition.
Reprints
Keywords
natives; snake

Indexer Notes

McCarty is not found in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but this art is identical to his signed stories in Black Magic #16, and some credited samples from Atlas Comics. He is best recognized by his faces with big eyes that can look like George Evans.
Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Footprints on the Ceiling (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William Weltman ?
Inks
William Weltman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The gangsters O'Flaherty and Flitcher train a revived dead dog to be a trick dog on stage. But they have to fight off hordes of skeletal zombies coming after them to bring the dog where it belongs - in the province of the dead.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested Ben Brown and David Gantz for pencils and inks.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Sea of the Dead
  3. 2. The Quiet One
  4. 3. The Serpent Queen
  5. 4. Footprints on the Ceiling
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Merlin Haas
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Keith Smith
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steinar Ådland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Keith Smith