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Home Holyoke Publishing Suspense Comics Suspense Comics 003 (inc)(Edited ver) -upgrade
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Filesize: 49.46 MB
Uploader: Phil Barnhart
Downloads: 1186
Views: 8404
Now with an upgraded cover scan.
This is the EDITED version of the scan. A raw version has also been posted.

Missing six centre spread pages -

From the Phil Barnhart Collection!
Scans by rangerhouse
Edits by movielover

1-November-2012 10:43 pm
Username: rangerhouse
Comment: Thanks so much Phil for filling this GAP, this comic is so rare that we would have never scanned without users like Phil lending us the issue to scan.
3-November-2012 4:08 pm
Username: philipwraith
Comment: "Never a judge a book by its cover" or 'the cover bares no resemblance to the contents' Cool cover,not so good stories.but i do thank you for uploading a very rare comic which i will never hold in my hands.thank you very much.i still think its one of the best covers ever.amazing work.i can see why people go nuts to own it!! :)
3-November-2012 8:18 pm
Username: deucedriver
Comment: It's funny how a cover can create such demand, even until today! I imagine most kids were very disappointed once they opened this comic. Maybe it's better most of these issues are now encapsulated in plastic, the disappointment will finally end!
4-November-2012 5:40 am
Username: philipwraith
Comment: It wouldnt surprise if this books value heads south now that a reprint is on line which shows just how poor the interior is??? :(
3-September-2015 3:13 pm
Username: otterdisaster
Comment: This just sold at Heritage auction and set a record for a non-superhero book! $173,275 for a 9.0 copy.
12-February-2019 4:49 pm
Username: Yoc
Comment: If anyone owns this comic PLEASE consider scanning the center spread six pages for the site or letting a trusted scanner do the work for you. You can use the CONTACT US link if you need help. -Staff

Issue: #3
Published: April 1944, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 60, Editing: Rae R. Herman
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Newsprint Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: Corrected story sequence information from Richard Starr (July 8, 2004).
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) Klansman Sacrifice
Featuring: Kid Terrific
Genre: Adventure

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Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (7 pages) The Spectre on the Ceiling
Featuring: Grey Mask
Synopsis: Miser Josiah Drenby dies of fright.
Credits: Script: Thor Carlyle | Pencils: Jack Alderman (signed) | Inks: Jack Alderman
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Josiah Drenby Grenwold Kent Grant Drenby Caesar Grey Mask [Dr. Malcolm Muir] Dove Terrance Todd

Comic Story (6 pages) Girl With Millions Tries to Find Father She Never Saw!!!
Featuring: Worthless Wiggins
Synopsis: A lawyer has plans to swindle his millionairess client out of her fortune.
Credits: Script: Morris Weiss [as Wes Sirrom] | Pencils: Morris Weiss [as Wes Sirrom] | Inks: Morris Weiss [as Wes Sirrom]
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Worthless Wiggins Dot Doreme Sam Slyme J. Conn Nivance Hal Hart

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page)
Characters: Cat-Man Kitten Captain Aero Kid Terrific Grey Mask

Comic Story (6 pages) It's Murder I Want!
Synopsis: Carlyle plans to murder his rival and become king of the underworld.
Credits: Pencils: L. B. Cole ? | Inks: L. B. Cole ?
Genre: Crime
Characters: Marc Carlyle Mrs. Esmond Mr. Ballew Julius Landsdown Detective Bradley

Comic Story (6 pages) Crime In Crimson
Synopsis: Millionaire Blake Marston wins a million dollars at a casino which upsets his grandmother.
Credits: Script: Nina Albright (signed) | Pencils: Nina Albright (signed) | Inks: Nina Albright (signed)
Genre: Crime
Characters: Gwendolyn Gibbs Banks Burbank Blake Marston Laramie James

Text Story (2 pages) Death Spins a Reel
Synopsis: A movie projectionist is confronted by a criminal who knows he's an ex-con.
Credits: Script: Jack Grogan | Letters: typeset
Genre: Crime
Characters: Joe Billings Bugs McNeer

Comic Story (6 pages) 83 Days On A Life-Raft
Credits: Script: Gerald Altman | Pencils: Gerald Altman | Inks: Gerald Altman
Genre: Crime

Comic Story (7 pages) Death In High Gear
Synopsis: Marino forces Sutton to steal Jerry's car before the race.
Genre: Crime
Characters: Marino Sam Sutton Buck Jerry Jordan Judy Skeets Ralph Barnes

Comic Story (7 pages) Wise Guys
Synopsis: Studs Rafferty served ten years for a crime, but the $62,000 he stole has never been found.
Credits: Pencils: George H. Appel ? | Inks: George H. Appel ?
Genre: Horror-suspense
Characters: Studs Rafferty Sal Monkey Professor Vito Louie Quinlan

Comic Story (7 pages) Diamond Master
Featuring: Tracker
Synopsis: The Tracker goes hunting in the woods to get away from crime and gets involved with a mystery involving disappearing hunters.
Credits: Script: Larry Leonard | Pencils: L. B. Cole (signed) | Inks: L. B. Cole (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: The Tracker [Mr. Corliss] Miss Gardner Nemitz Steinite The Diamond Master

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Credits: Letters: typeset

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Credits: Script: George F. Jowett | Pencils: ?; ? (photograph) | Inks: ?; ? (photograph) | Letters: typeset
Characters: George F. Jowett (photo) A. Passamont (photo) Rex Ferris (photo)

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Synopsis: Jim learns how to write love letters.
Credits: Letters: ?; typeset
Characters: Jim Mary

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