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Issue Details

Issue #19
Published May 1953
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details - "The Girl Who Couldn't Die!/The Withered Hand!/The Strange Children!/The Maggots!"

Genre Horror
Pencils Carl Burgos ?
Inks Carl Burgos ?

5 page story "The Withered Hand"

Characters John Clay
Synopsis While in Tibet John Clay steals a priceless ruby that a monk tells him contains a sinner's soul. While stealing it he also removes the monk's hand. With his dying breath the monk says that he will come for John when his (the monk's) hand turns to ashes. John escapes and sells the ruby and becomes rich. Now he has to try to keep the monk's hand from turning to ashes.
Genre Horror
Pencils Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks Paul Reinman (signed)
Reprinted in Vault Of Evil (Marvel, 1973 series) #1 (February 1973)

3 page story "The Maggots"

Synopsis A scientist confirms his theory that the eggs which produce maggots are found in living tissue.
Genre Horror
Script Paul S. Newman
Pencils Hy Rosen
Inks Hy Rosen (?)
Reprinted in Monsters Unleashed (Marvel, 1973 series) #6

5 page story "Meet the Bride"

Genre Horror
Inks Matt Fox (?)

2 page text story "Dead of Night"

Genre Horror
Letters Typeset

5 page story "The Strange Children"

Synopsis A sorcerer is cheated when he fulfills his end of the bargain to remove all of the roaches from a town, so he brings them all back and transforms the people's children into roaches as well.
Genre Horror
Pencils Sam Kweskin
Inks Sam Kweskin
Reprinted in Monsters Unleashed (Marvel, 1973 series) #6

5 page story "The Girl Who Couldn't Die"

Characters Dr. Lee Fuller; Lisa
Synopsis A scientist attempts to reanimate his dead lover. After years of failed attempts he succeeds, but she kills herself at the sight of his decades old body.
Genre Horror
Pencils Mort Lawrence
Inks Mort Lawrence
Reprinted in Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1972 series) #2 (December 1972)