(September 1957)

Farrell, 1957 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Steinway Pub. Inc.
Brand
AB America's Best
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Phantom Express (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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A Date with Effie (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't you look forward to these afternoons, Betty?
Genre
advocacy

Indexer Notes

This PSA is on the inside front cover.

Phantom Express (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Iger Shop
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Iger Shop
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Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Vance Jackson loots his firm's safe and plans to leave the country, but before he can Bill Porter confronts him, telling him he had the same plan and demanding the money. They struggle, and Vance kills Bill, but they are reunited in Hell. Awakening to find this all a dream, Vance returns the money to the safe, but finds a chilling note inside.
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Indexer Notes

Original title: "Death at the Throttle." All the images of Hell, the Devil, skeletons, etc., removed from the original version.

12 Real Dolls (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

House of Dolls / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

100 Toy Soldiers $1.25 (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Bedeviled Vault! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Iger Shop
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Iger Shop
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was just another day at the bank...
Genre
crime
Synopsis
A man in a satyr mask robs a bank. Inspector Curan and his son Marty investigate. The bank director himself committed the crime while his twin brother posed as him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original title: "Wheel of Terror." Bakerish type art.
The satan mask in the original story was replaced with a satyr mask for this code approved reprint.

Memo: From a Police File! (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Not only do manuscripts come to a magazine office from professional writers, but also from those who have experiences of their own to tell.
Genre
crime

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Ballast of Gold (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Henry Kiefer
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Henry Kiefer
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is a true story of a ship that carried hundreds of passengers and two million dollars in gold!
Genre
adventure
Synopsis
About the SS Central America. A ship that sank in a hurricane in September 1857, along with 425 of her 578 passengers and crew and 30,000 pounds (13,600 kg) of gold.
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Indexer Notes

Art identification from Gary Watson, November 2008.

Amazing Precision Miniature Camera! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Automatic Firing Tripod Machine Gun (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

When the Sea Goes Dry! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spanish gold lay on the bottom of the sea and legend had it that it was cursed!
Genre
adventure
Synopsis
A man and his wife are treasure hunters looking for sunken Spanish gold that's supposedly protected by an Aztec curse. It turns out that their guide (an Aztec descendent named Pedro) is the curse, as he guards the treasure in his true form. A gigantic octopus.
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Indexer Notes

Original title: "Death Holds an Auction." Besides dialogue changes and the change to the title, there are minor art changes for code approval. Pedro's severed finger is drawn intact replaced by a small gash on his hand, some of the images of his face on the octopus body have been removed, and the last panel of his floating corpse has been replaced by empty ocean.

Start to Play Real Music on the Harmonica in 15 Minutes Flat! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Yogi Berra Homers In the 9th - Wins Big Game! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Company Cloverine Brand Salve / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Phantom Express
  2. 1. A Date with Effie
  3. 2. Phantom Express
  4. 3. 12 Real Dolls
    House of Dolls
  5. 4. 100 Toy Soldiers $1.25
    100 Toy Soldiers
  6. 5. The Bedeviled Vault!
  7. 6. Memo: From a Police File!
  8. 7. ["Mystery! Magic! Science! Fun! To amuse and amaze your friends"]
    Honor House Products
  9. 8. Ballast of Gold
  10. 9. Amazing Precision Miniature Camera!
    Honor House Products
  11. 10. Automatic Firing Tripod Machine Gun
    Honor House Products
  12. 11. When the Sea Goes Dry!
  13. 12. Start to Play Real Music on the Harmonica in 15 Minutes Flat!
  14. 13. Yogi Berra Homers In the 9th - Wins Big Game!
    Wilson Chemical Company Cloverine Brand Salve
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