(September 1952)

Toby, 1952 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1952-05-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Minoan Publishing Corp.
Brand
A Minoan Magazine
Editing
Elliott Caplin (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date is publication date in Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1952 Periodicals, page 242.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Myron Fass (signed as Myron Fass)
Inks
Myron Fass
Colors
?
Letters
?

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The Thing in the Pool (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Myron Fass (signed as Myron Fass)
Inks
Myron Fass
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Ann Winsor; George Winsor; Sebastian Corday
Synopsis
An architect loses his secretary, who he's secretly in love with, to a young good looking man. Wanting revenge on the couple he offers them a huge mansion complete with a beautiful swimming pool as a gift. It turn out that inside the pool is a prehistoric furry tentacled monster. The architect encountered this monster years ago in a small watering hole and built the swimming pool over the hole to destroy the couple. Unfortunately for him the monster also makes him a victim.
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The Hand of Jao Tze (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lawrence Dresser
Inks
Lawrence Dresser
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

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

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alvin Hollingsworth
Inks
Alvin Hollingsworth
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

The Man Who Bought the Earth! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Strange ... but once there was a man who bought the world.
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Didius Julianus; Septimius Severus (misspelled as Septimus Severus)
Synopsis
In 193 A.D., the Praetorian Guard auctions off the position of Roman Emperor. Didius is the highest bidder. Shortly thereafter general Septimius Severus defeats Didius, who is then executed.

Love from a Plant (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Max Elkin?
Inks
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A lonely little horticulturist, who's been constantly bullied by his hulking wife, finds a way to give life to a vine with a special spray. He can make the vine display both love and hate. He makes the vine hate and traps his wife in the greenhouse where she is strangled to death. Alone with his vine, he uses his spray to make the plant love. The vine hugs him but hugs him so tightly it kills him.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Thing in the Pool
  3. 2. The Hand of Jao Tze
  4. 3. The Ripper's Return
  5. 4. The Man Who Bought the Earth!
  6. 5. Love from a Plant
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Pat Conolly
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)