(March 1997)

Gemstone, 1997 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
2.50 USD; 3.45 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly in November, February, May and August
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gemstone Publishing
Brand:
An Entertaining EC Comic
Editing:
Albert B. Feldstein (original)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Feldstein (signed)
Inks:
Al Feldstein (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover blurb of "First Furshlugginer Issue!" was not part of original cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Rock [as The Crypt-Keeper]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:
Keywords:
fan art

Indexer Notes

Fan art by Alan Hutchinson, David Giles, Adam Rothra; poem by Barry McCollum.

My Gun Is The Jury! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mike Hammershlammer; Pot Chamber; Sadie Macintosh; Mildred Muckle; Emma Gretsle; Stella
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer."

This Is Your Strife (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ed Ralphwards; Melvin Melville; Dr. Fransby Hacker; Dr. Harry Yankum; R. X. Pillstuffer; C. Smallprint; Mr. Gossiper; Mrs. Gossiper; Taksen Nails; Clancy C. O'Clancy; Mary; Rover; Sam Sucker; Homer Straightpath
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of TV show "This is Your Life."

How To Face Life Without Going Off The Deep End (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein [as Dr. Alicia K. Fruglcnocker]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of newspaper psychiatric help columns.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Pan-Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Rock
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Marie Severin
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Albert B. Feldstein; William M. Gaines
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters regarding other Gemstone EC reprints from: Darren B. Golay; Paul Dale Roberts; Bob La Tremouille; Rick Olson. Also reprinted illustration.

[The National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturers] (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody transcript of "speech" by President of National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturers.

Little Red Riding Hood (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Kamen (signed)
Inks:
Jack Kamen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense; satire-parody
Characters:
Gwendolyn (Little Red Riding Hood); Melvin; Gwendolyn's mother; Gwendolyn's father; Gwendolyn's grandmother; woodsman
Synopsis:
The old Red Riding Hood fairy tale, with a twist.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Last panel is modified reprint of final Orlando panel from "This Is Your Strife".

The Night Before Christmas (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Clement Clarke Moore (original poem); Al Feldstein (adaptation)
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
The classic Night Before Christmas narration, with pictures that don't quite fit.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Last page is splash featuring drawings of the EC staffers: Bill Elder; Albert Feldstein; Al Williamson; Johnny Craig; Jack Davis; Evans; Joe Orlando; Wally Wood; "Ghastly" Ingles; Harvey Kurtzman; Bernie Krigstein; Reed Crandall; Marie Severin; Jack Kamen; J. P. Severin; Nancy Siegel; and William M. Gaines. Some credit the poem to Henry Livingston, Jr.

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Crypt-Keeper's Page of Fine Arts
  3. 2. My Gun Is The Jury!
  4. 3. This Is Your Strife
  5. 4. How To Face Life Without Going Off The Deep End
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Pan-Mail
  7. 6. [The National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturers]
  8. 7. Little Red Riding Hood
  9. 8. The Night Before Christmas
  10. 9. Subscribe!
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