(November 1959)

Hastings Associates, 1959 Series
 
Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Editing
Joe Simon [as Basil Darkerton]; ? [as Vanessa Vampire] (Associate Editor); ? [as Richard Stalker] (Art Director)
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Magazine size
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Joe Simon editorial credit from Alter Ego (TwoMorrows) #36.

The host introducing most of the stories in this magazine is a character who first appeared in Weird Mysteries (Pastime Publications, 1959 series) #1 (March 1959). He is not introduced by name in this issue, but calls himself "your Morgue Keeper." In Weird Mysteries the character was called "Morgue'n." This may imply that the material presented here was originally planned for the never-released second issue of Weird Mysteries.

The art credits for unsigned stories were reviewed for Alter Ego by Michael T. Gilbert, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., and Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, who confirmed the existing GCD credits and added Battefield as artist for "Shroud Number Nine," though they suspect Powell’s "The Suckspect" and Morrow’s "Burn" were re-touched in-house or drawn with the aid of assistants.


Always Room for One More (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Tuska (painted)
Inks
George Tuska (painted)
Colors
George Tuska (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Stalker (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Gray Morrow (signed)
Inks
Gray Morrow (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Gunk (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

The Suckspect! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando; Jack Sparling ? (see notes)
Inks
Joe Orlando; Jack Sparling ? (see notes)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

Indexer Notes

Art credit by Martin O'Hearn. Formerly attributed to "Bob Powell ?". Nick Caputo suspects that Jack Sparling was involved in alterations.

Burn! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Gray Morrow; Jack Sparling ? (see notes)
Inks
Gray Morrow; Jack Sparling ? (see notes)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Nick Caputo suspects that Jack Sparling was involved in alterations.

Shroud Number Nine (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
Ken Battefield
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A child's rag doll is really a voodoo doll.

Frozen Stiff (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense

The Unbeliever (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense

Shocked to Death! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

From the Greyble to the Grave! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]
Reprints

Little Miss Gruesome (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Lower Than Hell! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Al Williamson
Inks
Al Williamson
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Always Room for One More
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Stalker
  4. 3. Gunk
  5. 4. The Suckspect!
  6. 5. Burn!
  7. 6. Shroud Number Nine
  8. 7. Frozen Stiff
  9. 8. The Unbeliever
  10. 9. Shocked to Death!
  11. 10. From the Greyble to the Grave!
  12. 11. Little Miss Gruesome
  13. 12. Lower Than Hell!
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