(February-March 1949)

American Comics Group, 1948 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
B. & I. Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes]; Fred Iger [as Frederick H. Iger] (business manager)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
Edvard Moritz
Colors
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Keywords
lanterns; pith helmets; sarcophagi; tombs

The Witch-Cat of Salem (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Bald
Inks
Pete Riss?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Black Naomi; Adam Adams; Mr. Gates; Bob; Ann
Reprints

By the Light of the Lantern (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Martin Hall; Henry Travers
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story sequence added by Leonard Wolinsky, 1/20/2007.

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation ,etc (Table of Contents: 3)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes]
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Printed in New York
Publisher: B&I Publishing Co 41 West 45th Street, NY NY
Editor Richard E Hughes 120 W 183rd Street NY NY
Business Manager Frederick Iger 211 Central Park West NY NY
Owners: BW Sangor 7 West 81st St NY NY; Frederick Iger 211 Central Park West NY NY
Nat Sherman Notary Public

The Vampire Prowls! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Belknap Long
Pencils
Leonard Starr
Inks
Leonard Starr
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Junius B. Jethro; Ruth Morton; Bill Morton; Larry Roberts
Synopsis
A vampire is obsessed with musical comedy star Ruth Morton. Ruth's husband Bill consults Dr. Junius B. Jethro about the case. Dr. Jethro and two policemen track the vampire to a tomb in a cemetery. The vampire is identified on the coffin as Marvin Sanders, who died in 1954. Dr. Jethro kills him with a stake while the two police officers look on. The vampire turns into a skeleton in his coffin.
Reprints
Keywords
cemetery; doctors; vampires

Celtic Superstitions (Table of Contents: 5)

Strange Spirits / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edvard Moritz
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

The Specter of Little Dread House (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edvard Moritz
Inks
Edvard Moritz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Luke; "Tiny Tim" Carver; De Scalo; Diana Trapella; Alice; Jim
Synopsis
"Tiny Tim" Carver and his tiny house return from the hereafter to terrorize Alice and Jim who have built their house where Tim's used to stand.
Reprints

The Affair of the Ferrick Phantom (Table of Contents: 7)

Do Such Things Exist? / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edvard Moritz
Inks
Edvard Moritz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Richard Ferrick; Vardis Nelson; David Ferrick; Emery Kent; Henry Loftus; R. V. Claton; Thomas R. Demby
Reprints

The Empty House (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Silk; Lefty; Pete; Slim McKee
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story sequence added by Leonard Wolinsky, 1/20/2007.

[King Charles] (Table of Contents: 9)

"True" Ghosts of History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
King Ward
Inks
King Ward
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
King Charles; Kirke; Sir Edmund Varney; Lord Pembroke
Reprints

The Creekmore Curse (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Feldstein (signed)
Inks
Al Feldstein (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dr. Gaunt; Debby; Rand; Mr. Andrews; Roger Barrow; Alexander Watkins; George Pryor
Synopsis
Dr. Gaunt worked the dark arts to create demonic minions. His activities began in Whispering Hollow, within the county of Creekmore. In 1770, a lightning strike kills Gaunt and burns his house to the ground. Two centuries later, a research historian named Rand rebuilds the property using the surviving stonework. He and his assistant Betty move in. Gaunt enters the house in the form of a black dog. Soon, he is active once more. Dr. Gaunt chases Betty and Rand into the cemetery. The ghosts of his 18th century murdered victims and lightning prove to be his demise.
Reprints
Keywords
ghosts
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Witch-Cat of Salem
  3. 2. By the Light of the Lantern
  4. 3. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation ,etc
  5. 4. The Vampire Prowls!
  6. 5. Celtic Superstitions
    Strange Spirits
  7. 6. The Specter of Little Dread House
  8. 7. The Affair of the Ferrick Phantom
    Do Such Things Exist?
  9. 8. The Empty House
  10. 9. [King Charles]
    "True" Ghosts of History
  11. 10. The Creekmore Curse
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Kevin Olson
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
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  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Rolf Gerdau
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Mark Gordon
  • Peter Croome
  • Donald Dale Milne
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