(October 1981)

Harvey, 1981 Series
 
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1981
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Harvey Picture Magazines, Inc.
Barcode
0716585271801
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ernie Colon; Bob Powell ?; Jack Kirby ? (see notes)
Inks
Ernie Colon; Bob Powell ?; Jack Kirby ? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Colon art per The Comic Reader # 194, September 1981. Some images may be taken from interior stories.

[Blank pages] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover and inside back cover are blank.

[Shocking Tales Contents] (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell; Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Inks
Bob Powell; Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen; typeset

Indexer Notes

This is a collage of images and titles from the interior stories.

Strange Superstitions (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand; Al Avison ?
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many harmless birds and animals were once regarded with horror and loathing by superstitious people throughout the world!
Genre
non-fiction; horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Animals listed as bad omens are owl and magpie. A good omen is a cuckoo. The howling of dogs was associated with the approach of death. It was thought that a mouse held the soul of a person when asleep. A black cat was depicted as a witch's companion.

Colorama (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Powell
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Synopsis
You are hypersensitive to color, and the doctor may have a cure, but you will have to kill him to get it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprinted from a version modified from original to meet Comics Code requirements. The text box that appears in the last panel of page five in the version in Black Cat Mystic #62 apparently fell off the original art and ended up covering the lower left corner of the first panel on page three in this printing. (So the story ends with the original ending after all.)

Logan's Next Life (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

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Line-Up! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand ?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Synopsis
There's been a murder in the hill country, and it's time for justice.
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Indexer Notes

Reprinted in this form in Recollections Sampler (Lorne-Harvey, 1991 series) #1.

The Hero (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Marvin Stein
Inks
Marvin Stein
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

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The First Man on the Moon (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
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Canceled! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
A banker hires a hit man, but refuses to pay when the intended victim dies an accidental death.
Reprints
  • from ? [with changes]

The Cadmus Seed! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Synopsis
An eccentric scientist discovers a way to grow men from seeds.
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The Fourth Dimension is a Many Splattered Thing! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
When mysterious robberies hit a hat store, the owner follows the thieves into the Fourth Dimension!
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The Last Enemy! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Characters
Hammond Drake; Rat leader; The General (a bulldog)
Synopsis
Drake travels to 2514 AD. He finds dead tigers in a field. A rat tells him that all humans were killed in an atomic war and that animals inherited the earth. Drake is knocked out and back at their lair they demand the secret of making atom bombs. Suddenly the lair is attacked knocking Drake out. He wakes up in a bed with a dog, fox and bear at his side. The General enters the room and tells him that only rats want to continue fighting, everyone else wants peace. Drake gives him the secret of atomic bombs. Drake travels back to the present hoping that dogs will be better than rats.
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Indexer Notes

In many ways, this story is a prototype for Jack Kirby's later series, Kamandi.

Donnegan's Daffy Chair (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Synopsis
A hapless janitor takes a wild ride in a mysterious chair.
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Hole in the Wall (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Marvin Stein
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
An unemployed proofreader finds a gateway to another dimension.
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The Big Hunt (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A bored hunter travels to Dimension 5 to hunt the strange creatures there, but the boys at the club don't believe him.
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Man in Black (Table of Contents: 16)

The Man in Black called Fate / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Characters
Man in Black; Venus; The Weaver
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Brush Strokes (Table of Contents: 17)

The Man in Black called Fate / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Man in Black (host)
Synopsis
A painter wishes to paint the greatest painting ever, but when Fate grants his wish, things don't go the way he planned.
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Second Chance (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Powell ?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Reprints

The Hanging Thread (Table of Contents: 19)

The Man in Black called Fate / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Man in Black; Venus; The Weaver
Synopsis
When the Weaver decrees a certain man must die in a shipwreck, his wife tries to defy Fate.
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The Fly in the Ointment (Table of Contents: 20)

The Man in Black called Fate / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Man in Black (host)
Synopsis
In an ancient Asian city, a corrupt king tries to kill a young man and claim the man's sister for his harem. But Fate has other plans.
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[The Gladiator] (Table of Contents: 21)

The Weaver / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
The Weaver (host)
Synopsis
In ancient Rome, a henpecked gladiator thinks he will get away with murder. But the thread of his life is shorter than that.
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The Fireballs (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Fireballs that seem to move with intelligence appear in a rural area.
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I Want to Be a Man! (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson ?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A supercomputer gains consciousness, but he wants more.
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Knockout! (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Synopsis
A fighter gains self-confidence from a mysterious potion.
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The Invasion! (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Synopsis
A couple panics when the television reports flying saucers have landed.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Blank pages]
  3. 2. [Shocking Tales Contents]
  4. 3. Strange Superstitions
  5. 4. Colorama
  6. 5. Logan's Next Life
  7. 6. Line-Up!
  8. 7. The Hero
  9. 8. The First Man on the Moon
  10. 9. Canceled!
  11. 10. The Cadmus Seed!
  12. 11. The Fourth Dimension is a Many Splattered Thing!
  13. 12. The Last Enemy!
  14. 13. Donnegan's Daffy Chair
  15. 14. Hole in the Wall
  16. 15. The Big Hunt
  17. 16. Man in Black
    The Man in Black called Fate
  18. 17. Brush Strokes
    The Man in Black called Fate
  19. 18. Second Chance
  20. 19. The Hanging Thread
    The Man in Black called Fate
  21. 20. The Fly in the Ointment
    The Man in Black called Fate
  22. 21. [The Gladiator]
    The Weaver
  23. 22. The Fireballs
  24. 23. I Want to Be a Man!
  25. 24. Knockout!
  26. 25. The Invasion!
  27. 26. ["Inside Your Shocking Tales Digest Magazine..."]
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