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Home Small Publishers Premier Magazines Mysterious Stories Mysterious Stories 004 (Premier) -JVJ
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Another book from the JVJ collection.
Code approved issue. The second story (“Magic Touch!”) slipped by the censors. Though graphically harmless, it’s about power, greed and blackmail – with a classic twist.
Issue: #4
Published: July 1955, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36, Editing:
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: Though indicia lists "July" for date of publication, "June" is printed on the cover.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Credits: Pencils: Joseph Szokoli ? | Inks: Joseph Szokoli ?

Comic Story (6 pages) Dark Secret
Synopsis: When Captain Blaine buys the model of a Phoenician sailing ship, he is drawn into a hallucination about the beautiful Nalina and the confrontation with evil sorcerer Zaro. Or is he?
Genre: Fantasy

Text Story (1 page) Uncle Waldo
Synopsis: When a gangster takes refuge in a haunted house, the resident ghost calls the police.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Fantasy

Comic Story (6 pages) Magic Touch!
Synopsis: Lowly bank accountant Phil Connell discovers voodoo-like abilities. People get injured when he rips or damages photographs of them. Connell goes on a power trip and starts blackmailing his colleagues. In the end he goes too far and gets careless.
Credits: Script: Carl Wessler | Pencils: Bob Forgione ? | Inks: Jack Abel
Genre: Horror-suspense

Comic Story (6 pages) That's the Spirit!
Synopsis: The American Adam Palmer inherits an English castle, which is inhabited only by the odd custudian Webb and is haunted by the ghost of beautiful Maureen. Then the tables turn and things are not what they seemed to be.
Credits: Pencils: A. C. Hollingsworth | Inks: A. C. Hollingsworth
Genre: Fantasy

Text Story (1 page) Still There Were More
Synopsis: A magic purse producing gold pieces in unlimited number brings good fortune to one person and bad luck to another.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Fantasy

Comic Story (5 pages) Rumpelstiltskin
Featuring: Grandma Gruesome and her Bedtime Stories
Synopsis: The miller's daughter has to spin not gold, but marbles out of straw. The fairy tale has also been transported into old Egypt.
Credits: Pencils: A. C. Hollingsworth
Genre: Satire-parody

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