Mystic #30
(1963)

L. Miller & Son, 1960 Series
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Price
1'- [0-1-0 GBP]
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
L. Miller & Co. (Hackney) Ltd.
Brand
L. Miller & Co. (Hackney) Ltd.
Editing
?
Color
Colour cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
9.375" x 7.25" (9-3/8" x 7-1/4")
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Early issues saddle-stitched, later issues squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

The Curse of Carnoc Castle (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (George Evans ?)
Inks
? (George Evans ?)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What was the mystery of the inscription?!
Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Cover inspired by page one of source story.

For the Best in Comics Entertainment! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Curse of Carnoc Castle (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans
Inks
George Evans
Letters
Ed Hamilton ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Doctor Death (host); Delena (newspaper reporter); Mario (newspaper reporter); Joseph (coachman); Duke of Allister (2 centuries dead); Duke of Allister (current day)
Synopsis
After two hundred years the Duke of Allister rises newly born from his casket at Carnoc Castle. Now immortal, he seeks to lead a second life. But the forces of witchcraft which granted him his gift return to haunt the Duke.
Reprints
Keywords
immortality; touch of death

Stand-in for Death (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Doctor Death (host); Karl Danner; Alec Norden; Helene Norden; Lew Tilden; Doctor Feder
Synopsis
Karl Danner steals the coat of a dying man and uses the ticket he finds in its pockets to escape aboard a ferry. Unfortunately he has chosen the ferry of the dead and is doomed to ride along.
Reprints
Keywords
ferry ticket

Doctor MacCready's Little Men (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Schutzer
Pencils
? (title illustration)
Inks
? (title illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am writing this message for you quickly, before I am stricken with another of my headaches, or before one of the guards suspects what I am doing.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dr. MacCready
Synopsis
In Dr. MacCready's sanatorium for the mentally ill the inmates are shrunken to keep them at bay. An investigating reporter gets involved and ends up in a bird cage.
Reprints
Keywords
bird cage; Macreadol

The Coffin Maker! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Doctor Death (host); Carlotta Frawley; Hiram Frawley
Synopsis
Beautiful Carlotta marries undertaker Hiram for his money. Things get dangerous when she finds out that her husband made a pact with the devil in person.
Reprints
Keywords
coffin; jade figurine; undertaker

The Gun (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily ?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The gun was a .38 caliber automatic, serial number 1,189,765!
Genre
crime
Characters
Johnny Thorpe (dies); Jim Ryan; Sheriff Saunders; Joe Finley (dies); Frankie Dane [Gunner] (dies); Bol Woodcock; Bonnie Trasker; Big Ed (dies); Lem (dies), Shim (dies)
Synopsis
Midwestern boy Frankie finds a .38 caliber automatic pistol and impresses Bonnie so much she takes him back to Kansas City with her to learn from Big Ed and his two sons. Frankie get impatient, kills all 3 of them, and goes on a crime spree with Bonnie. He earns the sobriquet "Gunner".
Reprints
Keywords
Blairstown Bank; Gusherton First National Bank; July 1946; Kansas City; Little Rock

Charlie (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (Iger Shop)
Inks
? (Iger Shop)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Winthrop was a very bright young man who had everything he wanted, including something special that his well-intending relatives had overlooked...he had a friend!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Winthrop Peters, Jr.; Joe Taft (uncle); Mary Taft (aunt); Miss Jones (piano teacher)
Synopsis
Winthrop Peters, Jr. relies on his unseen companion Charlie, but when Winthrop's uncle and aunt make plans for private school, Charlie has other ideas.
Reprints
Keywords
invisible friend

Indexer Notes

Joe Taft is called Alexander Taft in a caption in panel 2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Flash Gordon / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Famous 'Export Parcel' (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Curse of Carnoc Castle
  2. 1. For the Best in Comics Entertainment!
  3. 2. The Curse of Carnoc Castle
  4. 3. Stand-in for Death
  5. 4. Doctor MacCready's Little Men
  6. 5. The Coffin Maker!
  7. 6. The Gun
  8. 7. Charlie
  9. 8. ["The king of the space-age"]
    Flash Gordon
  10. 9. Famous 'Export Parcel'
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