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Issue Details

Issue #14
Published Winter 1952
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details - "The Hands!/Hex!/They're Driving Me Crazy!/The Little People!"

Genre Horror
Pencils Sol Brodsky (?); Christopher Rule (?)

6 page story "The Little People"

Synopsis A dwarf surgeon's family is held at the mercy of a cruel carnival barker when the surgeon is arrested for practicing without a license and the barker offers the judge to provide them with work at the circus, sparing them jail. When the barker loses his temper and kills one of the children, the surgeon cuts off his head and exchanges it with that of a dog, exhibiting him as a freak.
Genre Horror
Script Stan Lee
Pencils Tony DiPreta
Inks Tony DiPreta
Reprinted in Beware (Marvel, 1973 series) #6

5 page story "The Hands"

Synopsis A man with a pair of claws for hands pays for an operation to give him normal hands and on his twenty-fifth birthday, turns into a lobster with a pair of human hands.
Genre Horror
Pencils Gene Colan
Inks Gene Colan
Reprinted in Monsters Unleashed (Marvel, 1973 series) #4

2 page text story "The Three Doors"

Genre horror
Letters typeset
Reprinted from Astonishing (Marvel, 1951 series ) #8 (January 1952)

5 page story "Hex"

Synopsis A native foreman poisons his cruel boss for his beatings of the laborers but the boss promises to turn over a new leaf if he is given the antidote. The boss is led to a group of trees and he carves an 'X' into one of the healing trees. When he recovers, he goes back to being sadistic, so the foreman poisons him again. The boss just laughs and kills the foreman, but when he returns to the trees, he finds the foreman has had his revenge from beyond the grave for they are all marked with an 'X'.
Genre Horror
Pencils George Tuska
Inks George Tuska
Reprinted in Beware (Marvel, 1973 series) #6

7 page story "They're Driving Me Crazy"

Synopsis This story postulates that the people of Earth are in reality the slaves of beings from another dimension who control all thought that people are allowed to have. When an occasion savant arises that produces knowledge the masters don't want people to have, that individual is made nonexistent.
Genre Horror
Pencils Dick Ayers
Inks Ernie Bache
Reprinted in Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 1971 series) #28