(June 1952)

Harvey, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1952
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Witches Tales Inc.
Editing
Leon Harvey

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Avison
Inks
Al Avison
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
horror-suspense

The Eight Hands of Ranu (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vic Donahue
Inks
Vic Donahue
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
After his wife is killed by a trio of thieves, a relic collector offers them money to steal the multi-armed statue of Ranu from a tribe in Africa knowing full well they will be killed. The oblivious men go to the village and are murdered by the statue as it comes to life.
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Maushope-The Dying Smoker (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Howard Nostrand; Martin Epp; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
A writeup on a powerful American Indian named Maushope and his battle with a giant eagle.

Indexer Notes

The character's name is spelled Maushop in the actual Native American myths.

The Captain's Return (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Hickey
Inks
Tom Hickey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The ghost of a murdered Sea captain returns to get revenge on the crewman who killed him.
Reprints

The Black Death (Table of Contents: 4)

The Annals of Horror / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?

Genre
non-fiction; historical; horror-suspense
Synopsis
A writeup on the Bubonic Plague that ravaged Europe in the 14th century as well as the Great Plague of London from the 17th century.

The Rotting Death (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?

Genre
horror-suspense

Birth of a Monster (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?

Genre
horror-suspense

The Ice Horror (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Avison
Inks
Al Avison
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A scientist and his assistants find a huge "Missing Link" in Antarctica and bring it back to America. After the scientist thaws out and revives the monster in his lab, it kills him. Before it can kill his assistants, it dissolves into slime due to the rarified air of our modern day climate.
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Indexer Notes

Cover story

Demons of the Night (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Manny Stallman
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A madman uses the black arts to bring characters from nursery rhymes to life to help him spread terror throughout the city. He chooses the Butcher, the Baker, and the Candlestick Maker from the "Rub-a-dub-dub" rhyme. After they find out he plans on returning them to nothingness after he has no need for them, they kill him.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Eight Hands of Ranu
  3. 2. Maushope-The Dying Smoker
    Strange Legends
  4. 3. The Captain's Return
  5. 4. The Black Death
    The Annals of Horror
  6. 5. The Rotting Death
  7. 6. Birth of a Monster
  8. 7. The Ice Horror
  9. 8. Demons of the Night
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Nick Caputo
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Mark Q
  • Jim Stangas
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike White