(1952)

Avon, 1952 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Avon Periodicals, Inc.
Brand:
An Avon Publication
Editing:
Sol Cohen
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Entire contents but not the cover appear in IW Super reprint Fantastic Tales #1 circa 1958


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Anne Martin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
A. C. Hollingsworth (signed)
Inks:
A. C. Hollingsworth (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense

City of the Living Dead! (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
Anne Martin; Professor Bob Martin; Ramon; Red; Grogan; Torque; Quetzal, Aztec God of Justice
Synopsis:
When Professor Bob Martin and his wife Anne travel to the Yucatan in Mexico, they are warned by a guide named Ramon to stay out of the ruins of the Aztec city, Quetana. In legend, Quetana is said to be inhabited by a group of escaped prisoners, lead by Torque, who took shelter in the city and discovered its treasure hoard of gold. They shortly die of yellow fever. Afterward, they are cursed by Quetzal, the Aztec God of Justice, to be permanent residents of the City of the Living Dead. Professor Martin dismisses the story and the pair go to the city anyway, causing terrifying events to unfold.

Indexer Notes

on inside front cover

City of the Living Dead! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
A. C. Hollingsworth (signed)
Inks:
A. C. Hollingsworth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Yucatan, Mexico. A group of explorers discovers mystic Quetana, fabled “City of the Living Dead”. Centuries ago, murderous pirates were banned there by Quetzal, Aztec god of justice, destined to live in agony forever. The explorers are attacked by the zombies, but Quetzal appears and saves those pure of heart among them.
Reprints:

The Glistening Death (Table of Contents: 3)

Glistening Death / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Nodel (signed)
Inks:
Vince Alascia (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Warren Arno; Robert Arno; Hugo; The Glistening Death
Synopsis:
A man hides out at his uncle's swampland mansion and discovers he is a slave to a glistening meat eating alien creature that takes the form of a beautiful woman.
Reprints:

Terror of the Skeleton Men (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

The Witches Come at Midnight! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Nodel (signed)
Inks:
Vince Alascia (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Peter, the Rooster; Joel Rainey; Ezra Rainey; Mrs. Rainey; Satan
Synopsis:
Witches (along with their master Satan himself), converge every night at midnight at the old Rainey farm terrorizing the family. One night when young Joel is attacked by the monsters, his pet rooster "Peter" arrives and scares off the creatures who think he's Chanticleer, the fabled rooster.
Reprints:

Death Has Many Tongues (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lazarus (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lazarus
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Slave trader Captain Death is captured by the native tribe he uses to prey on. The witch doctor curses him with the heads of the slain growing out of his body. Death tries to cut them off, but the pain drives him insane. He chooses to drown himself in the ocean.
Reprints:
Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Anne Martin
  2. 1. City of the Living Dead!
  3. 2. City of the Living Dead!
  4. 3. The Glistening Death
    Glistening Death
  5. 4. Terror of the Skeleton Men
  6. 5. The Witches Come at Midnight!
  7. 6. Death Has Many Tongues
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike White
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Kevin Olson
  • Keith Smith
  • Dan Kurdilla
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