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Issue Details

Issue #15
Published January 1953
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details - "Tarantula!/The Woman Who Wasn't!/Jaws of Death!/He Kept Him in Stiches!"

Genre Horror
Pencils Joe Maneely
Inks Joe Maneely

6 page story "The Woman Who Wasn't"

Synopsis In a wealthy land beneath Greece, Medusa-people deal with thieves by incorporating them into their snake-heads.
Genre Horror
Pencils Tony DiPreta
Inks Tony DiPreta
Reprinted in Vault of Evil (Marvel, 1973 series) #3

4 page story "The Lion's Mouth"

Synopsis A lion-tamer hates his wife and so he trains the lion that he puts his head in to hate her too. His wife decides to get rid of him by sewing a picture of herself on the skullcap he wears when he puts his head in the lion's mouth.
Genre Horror
Reprinted in Vault of Evil (Marvel, 1973 series) #3

2 page story "The Thing in the Cave"

Genre horror
Pencils Bernard Krigstein (?)
Inks Bernard Krigstein (?)
Notes Illustration may be a Krigstein panel
Reprinted in Mystic (Marvel, 1951 series) #35 (January 1955) [as "Fatal Treasure"]

3 page story "He Kept Him in Stitches"

Synopsis A surgeon gets the chance to operate on a Communist overlord and leaves his scalpel inside of him near his heart so that when he recovers enough in two days to move, he will die.
Genre Horror
Pencils Larry Woromay (?)
Inks Larry Woromay (?)
Notes Larry Woromay credit a guess by M. Vassallo
Reprinted in Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 1971 series) #23

5 page story "Jaws of Death"

Synopsis When a bank-robber's partner runs out on him and leaves him behind for the police, his ghost fools the sap with false promises of stolen money hidden in the alligator pit into getting devoured.
Genre Horror
Pencils Cal Massey
Inks Cal Massey
Reprinted in Vault of Evil (Marvel, 1973 series) #3

5 page story "The Tarantula!"

Synopsis A village is victimized by vampire tarantulas.
Genre Horror
Pencils Hy Rosen
Inks Hy Rosen (?)
Reprinted in Vault of Evil (Marvel, 1973 series) #3