(Summer 1952)

Ziff-Davis, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Approved Comics, Inc
Brand
Ziff-Davis Comic Group
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)

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Pencils
Allen Anderson (painting)
Inks
Allen Anderson (painting)
Colors
Allen Anderson (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Cover art credit authenticated by article in ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE No. 18 Winter 2007 - Gene Reed 11/27/2010.

[The Burgess all-purpose electric sprayer] (Table of Contents: 1)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

Page includes indicia.
Printed on inside front cover.

The Blood Ship (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The ship the Gloris Dune is christened but at the launch runs over a drunken sailor who curses it at the loss of his hand. Embittered, he signs aboard the whaler and burns her down. Hoping as the only survivor no one will know, he books passage aboard a mysterious whaler and learns it's the ghost ship, with dire consequences for him!
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Indexer Notes

George Tuska not credited in issue.

The Corpse That Wouldn't Stay Dead (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Tom hates his brother Jeff. They both get caught in a terrible snow storm and find shelter in a log cabin with no food. In desperation they hunt in the storm and Tom trips, accidentally shooting his disbelieving brother. He buries him in the snow outside the cabin only to have him appear in the cabin the following 2 mornings. Found screaming, Tom is locked up in a hospital and ends his life digging up his brother to prove to him he didn't kill him.
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Indexer Notes

George Tuska not credited in issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

Ad for Ziff-Davis Comics Group titles: Flyboy, The Hawk, Spacebusters, Speed Smith, Eerie Mysteries, Beanbags, Explorer Joe, Wild Boy, Crime Clinic, Crusader from Mars, Weird Thrillers, Kid Cowboy, Sparkie, Ellery Queen, and GI Joe. Mock covers with just logos and one line identifying description.

Jardini's Jaw (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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Letters
typeset

The Fatal Note! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Syd Shores
Inks
Syd Shores
Colors
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Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Walter Gregory; Eve Taylor; Morta, Keeper of the Lighthouse of Death; Lillian Darrow
Synopsis
Walt and Eve are shipwrecked in a storm. Walt holds onto a spar to keep afloat and Eve drowns, screaming for help, as Walt claims the spar cannot hold them both. Walt meets Morta, who tells Walt he will die in a year unless he tells someone how he let Eve drown. Walt is rescued and gradually falls in love with Eve's best friend but is haunted by images of Eve's face as she was drowning. He tells no one and a year to the date of her drowning, he flies to Paris and his flight goes down in the ocean, whereupon he jumps in to be with Eve.
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Indexer Notes

Art credit added by Gene Reed - 12/28/2010

The Tunnel of Horror (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Two bums are scouring the beach and discover a valuable ring, which leads one to kill the other. He then tries to persuade a former fairground colleague to allow him to rejoin the partnership as he now has money. Refusing, the colleague sees that the bum has indeed got money and is setting himself up in competition, and sends the Police round to frighten him. The bum rushes into the Tunnel of Horror to 'see' his murdered victim and dies in the tunnel.
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Vision of the Gods (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Colors
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Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Two photographers film temples in Ceylon and suddenly see a dancing beauty. On return they find everything fine except she does not appear on their film.
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Flash! Special Sale! This Month Only! (Table of Contents: 9)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

Ad for Casa de Joyas, New York - selling watches, rings and pendants.

[The Chevalier Health Supporter Belt] (Table of Contents: 10)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Synopsis
Lifts and flattens your bulging "bay window".

Indexer Notes

Ad for Ronnie Sales Inc, New York. On inside back cover.

[Charles Atlas] (Table of Contents: 11)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

Ad for Charles Atlas. On back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [The Burgess all-purpose electric sprayer]
  3. 2. The Blood Ship
  4. 3. The Corpse That Wouldn't Stay Dead
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Jardini's Jaw
  7. 6. The Fatal Note!
  8. 7. The Tunnel of Horror
  9. 8. Vision of the Gods
  10. 9. Flash! Special Sale! This Month Only!
  11. 10. [The Chevalier Health Supporter Belt]
  12. 11. [Charles Atlas]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Donald Dale Milne