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Scanned for the 12th Anniversary of the Digital Comic Museum.


Issue: #2
Published: June 1957, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36, Editing: Ruth Roche; S. M. Iger (art editor); Robert W. Farrell (publisher)
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Newsprint Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: Iger studio artwork; ID distribution symbol on cover
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) His Long Strange Journey
Synopsis: A magician stands in front of a giant cat, or a tiny magician stands in front of a normal-sized cat.
Genre: Fantasy
Characters: Unnamed Magician

Comic Story (5 pages) Strange Dateline
Synopsis: Newlyweds Richard and Sylvia meet a strange man on the beach, who writes "July 10 1958" in the sand and runs away. Sylvia is killed in a traffic accident the next day, July 10, 1958, while Richard is thrown free. Richard finds the strange man on the beach, where he has written Oct 9 1994. Richard swims out to sea but is rescued by a fishing boat. When he revives, a doctor tells him that he's a lucky man.
Genre: Fantasy
Characters: Richard Porter Sylvia Porter (newlyweds) Old Man Doctor (unnamed)

Text Article (1 page) Strange Spirits
Synopsis: Heavily illustrated article about witch doctors.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Non-fiction Fantasy

Text Story (1 page) Tropical Madness [beginning]
Synopsis: Dr. James Parker tells the story of how a collector paid him $10,000 for medical school by capturing a rare quetzal bird in Costa Rica.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Fantasy
Characters: Dr. James Parker

Comic Story (5 pages) How to Be a Gracious Ghost!
Synopsis: An unnamed ghost and Charlie, wearing a Death-like robe, seek advice about haunting an old mansion from Emily Ghost, a Morticia-like character. A werewolf shows up during the lessons. Two newlyweds arrive, escaping from a storm. The monsters scare them only because the eloping newlyweds think that their parents have found them.
Genre: Humor Horror-suspense
Characters: Emily Ghost Werewolf

Comic Story (7 pages) His Long, Strange Journey!
Synopsis: Cowardly Wilbur Cummings is knocked unconscious when he falls down a flight of stairs. His consciousness is rejected from Heaven because he hasn't done anything good, then rejected from Hell because he hasn't done anything bad. Death sends him back to life for another chance.
Characters: Wilbur Cummings Martha Cummings St. Peter (unnamed) Satan Death

Advertisement (1 page) How 'Black Beauty' turns an also-ran into 'Video Vic!'
Synopsis: Ad for Joe Bonomo's Strongmen's Club of America
Credits: Letters: [about half typeset]

Text Story (1 page) Tropical Madness [conclusion]
Synopsis: Dr. James Parker was attacked by a flock of quetzals, then blacked out for three days. A quetzal stayed with him and willingly went back to America. Parker's hair turned solid white. The quetzal died two days after Parker sold him to the collector.
Credits: Letters: [typeset]
Characters: Dr. James Parker

Comic Story (6 pages) The Ghost Detective!
Featuring: Zero, the Ghost Detective
Synopsis: Zero, the Ghost Detective, and Nancy take a fishing trip on the ship of Captain Gore, Nancy's uncle. Zero discovers Captain Gore quarreling with a ghost on deck at night. Nancy reveals that Captain Gore was accused of killing the ship's former captain. The ghost pulls Captain Gore overboard. The ship's crew decide that Zero and Nancy are jinxes. Captain Gore tries to drag the ship onto some rocks. Zero stops him with a disintegrator, and the crew thanks him.
Credits: Pencils: Alex Blum ? | Inks: Alex Blum ?
Genre: Horror-suspense
Characters: Zero, The Ghost Detective Nancy Uncle Dan (Nancy's Uncle) Captain Gore's Ghost

Advertisement (1 page) Given! We Give You...Cash or Premiums
Synopsis: Ad for selling Wilson Chemical Co. White Cloverine Brand Salve to win prizes
Credits: Pencils: Ray Thompson [as R. T.] (signed) | Inks: Ray Thompson [as R. T.] (signed) | Letters: typeset

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