(July-August 1952)

Avon, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Avon Periodicals, Inc.
Brand
An Avon Publication
Editing
Sol Cohen
Color
Color
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[The Red Spider] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Fawcette ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

[Contents Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sol Cohen
Pencils
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Inside Front Cover

The Red Spider (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
Vince Alascia ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Damon Rankin, an entomologist, collects insects. While on vacation on a small Caribbean island, he comes across a fabled red spider. By killing it, he sets free evil powers.
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The Thirteenth Clown (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Inks
Mort Lawrence ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Jacob Rok forged his brother’s testament to take over his circus business. When star performer Marco the clown confronts Rok, he’s being strangled and buried in the woods. But the ghost of Marco keeps performing as the “Phantom Clown”, bringing Rok to justice and supporting new owner Linda.
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Better Off Dead (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Starr ?
Inks
Vince Alascia (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Boxing champ Georgie Price gets the jitters when dead girl friend Anne starts to haunt him. She distracts him during a prize fight. Georgie dies of brain concussion and Anne leads him away to the afterworld.
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Indexer Notes

Unknown pencils per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Vince Alascia on inks, but while his name is the only signature it is clear that a space was left for a pencil credit.
Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. thinks the pencils for this story might be coming from Leonard Starr.

The Ghost's Revenge (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
Gerald McCann
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
James Kendall is a professional ‘ghost-breaker’, relieving troubled persons from their fear of spooks. He is also the man who embezzles his warden’s fortune. So Kendall throws the young Anne off a cliff to her death – and is furthermore haunted by her ghost.
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Indexer Notes

McCann is credited on working for Avon by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and he can be spotted by his old faces with very long nose and small chin, and also much black inking that gives a very gloomy mood. Also his lack of movement is to be noted. He had several stories in Classics Illustrated.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Red Spider]
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. The Red Spider
  4. 3. The Thirteenth Clown
  5. 4. Better Off Dead
  6. 5. The Ghost's Revenge
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Brian Dobbelaere
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Steinar Ådland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Keith Smith
  • Jim Van Dore