(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.

Editing
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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:
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  • Keith Smith
  • Jim Van Dore