(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.

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.
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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
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gary L. Watson