|This is a great copy. I meant to rate it a ten.
|Publication||1953 [no month given] | Price: 0.10 USD | Pages: 36 | Editing: J. F. Byrne (Managing Editor); Jerry Iger (Art Director)|
|Notes||Indicia gives name as "The Monster".|
|Cover||The Dark Abysmal|
|Credits||Pencils: Maurice Whitman [signed MW] | Inks: Maurice Whitman [signed MW]|
|Publisher advertisement||The Big 6 (1 page)|
|Comic Story||The Dark Abysmal (8 pages)|
|Synopsis||Boy saves small Kentucky town from alien squid invader.
The creature goes on a rampage when confronted with human greed. It can be rescued from assaulting military forces by the boy and returns to its homeworld.|
|Credits||Pencils: John Belcastro [as Johnny Bell] | Inks: John Belcastro [as Johnny Bell]|
|Comic Story||Tiger Kiss (6 pages)|
|Synopsis||A man turns into a were-tiger in the jungle.
Explorer John Gifford is afflicted with a were-tiger condition ever since he investigated about an Indian tiger cult. His wife Julie can only keep him locked into a cage. His powers cannot be tamed, though; and Gifford breaks out to attack a rival for his wife’s love.|
|Credits||Pencils: A. Albert? | Inks: A. Albert?|
|Text Article||Line of Tordesillas (1 page)|
|Synopsis||Story about Brazillian Stamps. 2/3 of page is ads for stamps, other 1/3 is this article.|
|Credits||Script: Sidney M. Elias | Letters: Typeset|
|Comic Story||Where the Undead Roam (5 pages)|
|Synopsis||The undead roam the bayou.
An insurance detective discovers a plot to turn a young woman into a zombie. He steps in and can prevent the evil ritual.|
|Credits||Pencils: Bill Benulis [signed Benulis] | Inks: Jack Abel [signed Abel]|
|Comic Story||Kohnoori's Curse (4 pages)|
|Synopsis||Jewels in India have a curse that makes the owner turn into a monster.
Treasure hunter breaks into the tomb of Kohnoori, seeking legendary riches. Though having been warned he is blinded by greed and pays a terrible price for discovering the jewels.|
|Credits||Pencils: Bill Discount | Inks: Bill Discount|
|Comic Story||The Deadman's Chest (5 pages)|
|Synopsis||A man kills his grandfather for an inheritance, but the grandfather's ghost takes his revenge.|
|Credits||Pencils: Art Peddy | Inks: Bernard Sachs|
|Notes||Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.|
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