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Issue Details

Issue #8
Published February 1952
Frequency bi-monthly
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details - "Enter…the Lizard!/You Can Only Die Once!/The Parasite!/The Creatures Who Laugh!"

Genre Horror

5 page story "Enter…the Lizard"

Synopsis A man discovers a type of werelizard that reproduces its kind by injecting humans with a poison in its bite that transforms their bodies.
Genre Horror
Pencils Harry Lazarus
Inks Dick Beck (?); Christopher Rule (?)
Notes Inker is believed to be either Dick Beck or Christopher Rule.
Reprinted in Weird Wonder Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) #9

2 page text story "The Nesterfield Horror"

Genre horror
Letters typeset
Reprinted in Uncanny Tales (Marvel, 1952 series) #10 (July 1953) [as "The Ghost of Nesterfield Hall"]

5 page story "The Parasite"

Genre Horror
Script Hank Chapman
Pencils Bill Walton
Inks Bill Walton (?)

5 page story "You Can Only Die Once"

Synopsis A man tries to kill himself over and over again but only succeeds in producing pain and mutilation, not the longed for oblivion. A friend of his informs him that he is already dead, for he committed suicide a year ago, and has been sent to Hell where all suicides reside.
Genre Horror
Pencils Manny Stallman
Inks Manny Stallman (?)
Reprinted in Beware (Marvel, 1973 series) #5; in Capitan America (Editoriale Corno, 1973 series) #97

2 page story "The Miracle"

Synopsis A criminal in a bar at night sees a stranger doing wondrous things and so he pulls a gun and demands to know how they are done. The stranger says that if he wants these powers all he needs to do is agree to exchange places with him. He does so and commits various crimes with his new powers, but once the morning begins to arrive, he feels drawn to a cemetery and realizes that he has exchanged places with a ghost.
Genre Horror
Pencils Bill LaCava
Inks Bill LaCava (?)
Reprinted in Dracula Lives (Marvel, 1973 series) #1 [under the title: "Ghost of a Chance"]

6 page story "The Ones Who Laugh"

Genre Horror
Pencils Joe Sinnott
Inks Joe Sinnott (?)