(September-October 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense

[Contents Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside Front Cover.

The Man Who Bribed Death (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
A. C. Hollingsworth (signed)
Inks
A. C. Hollingsworth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Newspaper correspondent Robert Avery has a heart condition and only one more day to live. He strikes a bargain with death himself: Avery kills people before their time and gets to stay alive longer. He travels to dangerous spots like war-torn Korea and Red China where life is cheap and death sudden. His luck runs out as he tries to be smuggled out of a disease-stricken city in a coffin.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

The Terrible Face (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin ?; George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Plastic surgeon Emil Toller is jealous of the handsome Jack Parks. Parks is engaged to lovely Nanette whom Toller plans to marry. When Parks is hurt in a car crash, Toller disfigures his face, driving the man to suicide. The dead man’s misshapen face haunts the surgeon who ends up inheriting his terrible features.

Claws of the Cat (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Grace and Walter Brock murder his rich aunt Annie for her money. They kill her pet cat, too. After burying the old woman, they find the cat’s body gone. Months later, strange things start to happen: Walter is scratched by an invisible animal, and Grace transforms into a murderous feline.
Reprints

Diary of the Monster (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin ?
Inks
Mort Meskin ?; George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
John Stark is a firebug. He causes a lot of fires until he is caught red-handed. Stark claims his innocence on behalf of being possessed by a monster inside of him. When Stark commits suicide in his cell, the fire monster indeed breaks loose.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. The Man Who Bribed Death
  4. 3. The Terrible Face
  5. 4. Claws of the Cat
  6. 5. Diary of the Monster
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