Black Cat #30
(August 1951)

Harvey, 1946 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Home Comics, Inc.
Brand
Harvey Comics H; Black Cat Mystery
Editing
Leon Harvey (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

Black Cat Mystery Comics on the cover.

Indicia info from a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/).

Gateway to Death! (Table of Contents)

Black Cat [Harvey] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Elias (signed as Lee Elias)
Inks
Lee Elias (signed as Lee Elias)
Colors
?
Letters
Otto Pirkola ? (logo design, see notes); ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Cat [Linda Turner]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A possible logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook posting Comics Logos B #39: BLACK CAT MYSTERY, on 25 April 2021.

Gateway to Death (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vic Donahue
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is only one key to the forbidden door...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dr. Peter Markham; Professor Lowry
Reprints

The Thing from the Grave (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was a dark and stormy night...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Betty Wilson; Linda; Mark Wilson

The Werewolf Must Kill (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
John Belfi ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There roams this earth a cursed creature...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Robert Lupine; Ches Lupine; Helen; Margaret
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No Elias signature, generally indicating a different inker, probably John Belfi, whom Bails credits as inking features at Harvey between 1947 and 1951.

Black Cat's Encyclopedia of Superstition (Table of Contents: 4)

Black Cat [Harvey] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense; superhero

Weird Facts (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Throughout the world...
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Four unrelated panels featuring strange facts.

Mysteries of the Heavens (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Life as we know it on Earth...
Genre
science fiction

Horror After Death (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The corpse with the broken neck!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Oliver Cromwell; Sir Thomas Moore; Inez de Castro; The Cid
Reprints

Voodoo Drums (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In Haiti, the little lizards are brown...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Marna; Derek

Powers of the Unknown (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Man's life on this Earth...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
William Kogut; Romeo; Juliet
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Five unrelated panels concerning stange deaths.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Gateway to Death!
    Black Cat [Harvey]
  2. 1. Gateway to Death
  3. 2. The Thing from the Grave
  4. 3. The Werewolf Must Kill
  5. 4. Black Cat's Encyclopedia of Superstition
    Black Cat [Harvey]
  6. 5. Weird Facts
  7. 6. Mysteries of the Heavens
  8. 7. Horror After Death
  9. 8. Voodoo Drums
  10. 9. Powers of the Unknown
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