(May 1953)

Fawcett, 1952 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Editing
Will Lieberson (executive editor); V.A. Provisiero (editor); Al Jetter (art director)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
horror-suspense

The Man who Defeated Death! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Mummy (Horror-Host)
Synopsis
Chess master Roger Capar dies of heart failure and meets Death in the afterworld, who enjoys playing chess with him. When the doctors bring Capar back to life, Death continues visiting him to play for information about imminent deaths.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Writer credits by Martin O'Hearn.

Dripping Terror (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Anthony Cataldo ?
Inks
Anthony Cataldo ?
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Mummy (Horror-Host)
Synopsis
Captain Enoch Claughton kills the native girl Mauna for a bag of pearls. He is haunted by her ghostly apparition for decades and finally claimed to join her in death.

Indexer Notes

Anthony Cataldo is rumored to have worked for Fawcett’s "Whiz Comics" in the early 50s (drawing the “Golden Arrow” feature). Also a bottle on the table in the splash wears the label “AC”.

Last Express! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Mummy (Horror-Host)
Synopsis
Train conductor Fred Ormesbee quits his job because he's made an offer he can't refuse. Riding the train of the dead to Hades.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Tempest in a Teapot (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Ephraim Scroon, a recluse on a hill, uses black magic to create thunderstorms and drive away the townspeople who want to lynch him.

The Walking Cadaver (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob McCarty
Inks
Bob McCarty
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Hiram Gehr has built a machine to transmigrate souls of old men into the bodies of deceased young men. They pay him for this service to feel young again. When Gehr gets greedy, his customers protest and things get out of hand.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Man who Defeated Death!
  3. 2. Dripping Terror
  4. 3. Last Express!
  5. 4. Tempest in a Teapot
  6. 5. The Walking Cadaver
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Wilhelm Dohmeier
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Walls