(March 1955 [March 1954])

Merit, 1954 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Merit Publications, Inc.
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Although the indicia say March 1954, this issue supposedly follows from a #16 from another publisher dated November 1954. The following issues (18-19) of this bi-monthly are dated May & July 1955. Overstreet also questions the March 1954 date.


The Deadly Diamond (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Myron Fass (signed)
Inks
Myron Fass (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Cover image not actually connected to story in cover blurb.

The Deadly Diamond (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; jungle
Synopsis
Karl Hoffman goes into hiding with the Kohler diamond in Malah's village after killing Alexis Tarkoff, but Captain Roger Barrett tracks him down.

Keeper of the Castle (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edvard Moritz
Inks
Edvard Moritz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A director insists on using a haunted castle as a location for a film.

Out of This World (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Dan Dana is assigned to expose Masters as a fraud occultist but is instead convinced of his powers.
Reprints

No Soul of Her Own (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Doctor Elias Barton and his assistant Phil Morton must destroy their creation, a robot named Andrea.

Sinister Santa Claus (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Synopsis
Marty Gale searches for Teresa Talley's killer, someone wearing a Santa Claus outfit.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Deadly Diamond
  2. 1. The Deadly Diamond
  3. 2. Keeper of the Castle
  4. 3. Out of This World
  5. 4. No Soul of Her Own
  6. 5. Sinister Santa Claus
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  • Len Wolinsky
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