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Eerie Tales #1, Jan. 1959, by Hastings Associates Inc., 68 pages, ctc.
A black and white magazine-size comic with no CCA stamp on cover.

Cimmerian32+Mr.Monster original scanners

30-April-2011 11:37 pm
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Username: Poztron
Comment: Not to be missed. This comic/mag is from 1959, but it might as well be a lingering imitation of EC's Picto-Fiction from four years before or a forerunner of Jim Warren's B&W comic mags which cropped up several years later in the '60s. Art by Roussos (or is that Severin?), Tuska, Powell, Battefield, Torres, Reinman, Williamson... An overlooked classic.
8-August-2011 8:16 pm
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Username: SteveD
Comment: Fascinating that the ed. staff wanted to stay anonymous while at least some of the artists signed their work. That first story could almost be a straight hard-boiled piece of crime fiction, with fine early work by Gray Morrow. And Tuska drawing the "host" even on other artist's stories in several places. Definitely a subject for more research. Amazing, thanks for the upload!
26-September-2015 2:41 am
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Username: franco76
Comment: Thanks!!!
11-June-2019 10:01 pm
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Username: rob
Comment: Taken from the crinkled raw scan so needs re-scanning ideally. I prefer the papery look but the edit isn't particularly harsh. Exactly the same applies to Weird Mysteries. Shame they failed after ONE issue when there were hundreds of samey issues those b/w Mad imitations. Eye-catching covers so I can only assume that even five years on from the peak of the hysteria distributors and/or sellers wouldn't touch them (even though their kiddies could go to the cinema to watch horror films unlike in the U.K).
 
 

Issue: #1
Published: November 1959, Price: 0.25 USD, Pages: 52, Editing: [as Vanessa Vampire] (Associate Editor); [as Richard Stalker] (Art Director)
Color: Color Cover; Black And White Interior Dimensions: Magazine Size Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format:
Notes: Joe Simon editorial credit from Alter Ego (TwoMorrows) #36. The host introducing most of the stories in this magazine is a character who first appeared in Weird Mysteries (Pastime Publications, 1959 series) #1 (March 1959). He is not introduced by name in this issue, but calls himself "your Morgue Keeper." In Weird Mysteries the character was called "Morgue'n." This may imply that the material presented here was originally planned for the never-released second issue of Weird Mysteries. The art credits for unsigned stories were reviewed for Alter Ego by Michael T. Gilbert, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., and Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, who confirmed the existing GCD credits and added Battefield as artist for "Shroud Number Nine," though they suspect Powell’s "The Suckspect" and Morrow’s "Burn" were re-touched in-house or drawn with the aid of assistants.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) Always Room for One More
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Horror-suspense
Characters: Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

Table Of Contents (1 page)
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (4 pages) The Stalker
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Horror-suspense
Characters: Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

Comic Story (5 pages) Gunk
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Horror-suspense
Characters: Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

Comic Story (3 pages) The Suckspect!
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Horror-suspense
Characters: Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

Comic Story (4 pages) Burn!
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Horror-suspense
Characters: Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

Comic Story (4 pages) Shroud Number Nine
Synopsis: A child's rag doll is really a voodoo doll.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Horror-suspense

Text Story (3 pages) Frozen Stiff
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Horror-suspense

Comic Story (6 pages) The Unbeliever
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Horror-suspense

Comic Story (3 pages) Shocked to Death!
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Horror-suspense

Comic Story (5 pages) From the Greyble to the Grave!
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Horror-suspense
Characters: Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

Comic Story (5 pages) Little Miss Gruesome
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Horror-suspense
Characters: Morgue Keeper [Morgue'n]

Comic Story (4 pages) Lower Than Hell!
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Horror-suspense

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