(October-November 1952)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale Date
1952-07-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Approved Comics Inc.
Brand
Ziff-Davis Comic Group
Editing
Ben Martin

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painting)
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)
Letters
typeset

Payment in Full (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Ray Willner
Inks
Ray Willner
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On a desolate highway...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Chris; Doris; the spirit of Albert Landers; Richard Wilson
Synopsis
A couple's car breaks down near an old mansion in New Orleans. A ghost in the house asks them to avenge his death by turning over proof of his murder to the Police, but the man gets an idea to make money off the deal.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

The Stalking Doom (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein ?
Pencils
Sol Brodsky ?
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Honest. Aunt Clara!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Derek Layne; Aunt Clara; Barber (lawyer); Johnson
Synopsis
An underemployed actor kills his rich aunt, but finds out she only left him $400. Her cat stalks him until he is killed in a freak accident.
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Indexer Notes

Possible Brodsky art per Nick Caputo, July 2015.
This story is a swipe of Bram Stoker's "The Squaw".
Writer credit suggested from textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

Cagliostro - Swindler or Superman? (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A hundred and seventy years ago...
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Count Alexander Cagliostro; Serafina
Synopsis
History of the Egyptian Freemasonry of High Science.
Reprints

Giggles and Ghosts (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Vic Martin (signed)
Pencils
Vic Martin (signed)
Inks
Vic Martin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 single-panel cartoons

Wings of Death (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Frank Giacoia (signed)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (signed)
Colors
Frank Giacoia (signed); ?
Letters
John Duffy

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is more harmless than a bird?
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Warren Ames; Gloria Kane; Joe Arnold (bookie)
Synopsis
A hunter kills a rare snow eagle that the locals consider the king of birds. The birds in the forest swarm the killer and get revenge for their fallen king.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

Graveyard Guffaws (Table of Contents: 6)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Vic Martin (signed)
Pencils
Vic Martin (signed)
Inks
Vic Martin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't lie to me!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

3 one-panel gags, including "Thank goodness! It's you, not my wife!"

Spirit Spasms (Table of Contents: 7)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Vic Martin (signed)
Pencils
Vic Martin (signed)
Inks
Vic Martin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's the black sheep of my family!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

3 single-panel cartoons

All the King's Men (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A killer wanted in the States...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jim Wolfe; King Henri Christophe I; Dan McGraw
Synopsis
Jim Wolfe learns that in Haiti, soldiers will obey even after they are dead.
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Indexer Notes

Duffy lettering per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Ben Oda.
Writer credit from textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Payment in Full
  3. 2. The Stalking Doom
  4. 3. Cagliostro - Swindler or Superman?
  5. 4. Giggles and Ghosts
  6. 5. Wings of Death
  7. 6. Graveyard Guffaws
  8. 7. Spirit Spasms
  9. 8. All the King's Men
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Nick Caputo
  • Keith Chandler
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Lou Mougin (R.I.P.)
  • Mark Q
  • Jim Walls
  • Mike White