(May-June 1952)

Avon, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1952
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Avon Periodicals, Inc.
Brand:
An Avon Publication
Editing:
Sol Cohen (Editor and General Manager)
Color:
Color
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indexed from a scan from http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php by "Ontology" with art credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.


[The Death Tattoo] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gene Fawcette ?
Inks:
Gene Fawcette ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

[Contents] (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sid Check (signed)
Inks:
Sid Check (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover.

The Death Tattoo! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Nodel (signed)
Inks:
Vince Alascia (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; ? (splash panel only)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Circus performer Garth wears a magic symbol on his chest. The “death tattoo” allows him to use the power of hypnotism, but comes with a price. Its wearer is slowly driven insane; and after his death, the tattoo detaches from the body and goes searching for a new victim.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

The Vampire Puppet (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edward Goldfarb
Inks:
Edward Goldfarb
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Puppet master Gravon and his puppet Koko are celebrities. His three assistants are jealous of his success, murder Gravon and go on stage themselves. Koko, however, changes into an avenging vampire puppet and drains the treacherous trio of their life blood.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Dead DO Tell! (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (illustrations)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

House to Let (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sid Check (signed)
Inks:
Sid Check (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Synopsis:
Professor Janney invents a formula to bring dead matter to life. He tries it out in his home laboratory – with horrid success. His house becomes alive and keeps him prisoner. Janney slowly diminishes in size, ready to be absorbed by his murderous home.

The Northern Horror (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
A. Albert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Somewhere in Northern Canada, an expedition in search of Uranium comes across Viking artifacts. Eskimo guide Arnook warns the foreigners of the “Golden Sword of the Spirits”, but some men push on, discover a lost Viking ship and their doom.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Death Tattoo]
  2. 1. [Contents]
  3. 2. The Death Tattoo!
  4. 3. The Vampire Puppet
  5. 4. The Dead DO Tell!
  6. 5. House to Let
  7. 6. The Northern Horror
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Glenn MacKay
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jim Stangas
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Keith Smith
  • Jim Van Dore