(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)

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Pencils
Ernie Colón; Bob Powell ?; Jack Kirby ?
Inks
Ernie Colón; Bob Powell ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

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

[Blank pages] (Table of Contents: 1)

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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You are driving on the street with the million neon lights!
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
You are hypersensitive to color, and the doctor may have a cure, but you will have to kill him to get it.
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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)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Was this an actual case of reincarnation?
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tom Conway; Mary Conway; Rex Logan
Synopsis
Tom thinks his friend Rex has been reincarnated as a dog.
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Line-Up! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There were no spotlights, no witnesses, not even a detective around!
Genre
horror-suspense
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)

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

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Only a very, very special man could go into space -- and in a million years you or I could never match the hero
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A man's short stature makes him the greatest of all astronauts.
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The First Man on the Moon (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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The M-4 was the standard circle-type artificial satellite build to launch landing rockets to the moon...
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
An astronaut discovers that he may not be the only living creature on the moon.
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Canceled! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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A deal's a deal! There's no way out of this debt...
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A banker hires a hit man, but refuses to pay when the intended victim dies an accidental death.

The Cadmus Seed! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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Manpower from plantpower? The answer could rock the world!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Professor Horace Googer
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)

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

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Eddie could never be confused in this world...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Eddie Michaels; Max Hall
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)

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

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The time-traveler found strange friends in the world of the future...
Genre
science fiction
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)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nothing like it had ever been built before...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Timothy Donnegan; Sam; Frank
Synopsis
A hapless janitor takes a wild ride in a mysterious chair.
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Hole in the Wall (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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There was warmth and movement... something alive in that...
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
An unemployed proofreader finds a gateway to another dimension.
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The Big Hunt (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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It was the strangest game a man ever set out to bag!
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)

Man in Black / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

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Greetings! I am the Man in Black!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters
The Man in Black; Venus; The Weaver
Synopsis
Fate helps an old man split a diamond perfectly.
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Brush Strokes (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

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Some people accept their fate... some battle it... and others try to shape it to their own ends only to seal it with their downfall!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters
The 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)

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

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It's hostile! I'm almost sure of it!
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Interplanetary war is averted when a typo is detected on the translation of an alien message.
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The Hanging Thread (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

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There are some people who simply refuse to believe in fate!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters
The 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)

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

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Did you know that a lowly, common house fly once thwarted the combined efforts of a mighty king and his wicked torturer?
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters
The 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
Bob Powell ?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
The Weaver (narrator); Gracchus; Ledra; Marcus; Crassius Livitcus
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)

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Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby; George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What were they? Where did they come from? What were they doing on Earth?
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)

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

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I am something more than a calculating machine! I can think... I can feel emotion!
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A supercomputer gains consciousness, but he wants more.
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Knockout! (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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Keep your guard up, brace yourself, and look out for this...
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A fighter gains self-confidence from a mysterious potion.
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The Invasion (Table of Contents: 25)

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Bob Powell ?
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Bob Powell
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Bob Powell
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?
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Joe Rosen

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This is the beginning of the invasion
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A couple panics when the television reports flying saucers have landed.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27) (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
    Man in Black
  18. 17. Brush Strokes
    Man in Black
  19. 18. Second Chance
  20. 19. The Hanging Thread
    Man in Black
  21. 20. The Fly in the Ointment
    Man in Black
  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. [no title indexed]
  28. 27. ["Inside Your Shocking Tales Digest Magazine No. 1"]
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