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Issue Details

Issue #8
Published October 1953
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee
Notes Detailed content information from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo [as Doc. V] (June 8, 2005).

Cover Details - "The Lizard Man!"

Genre Horror
Pencils Carl Burgos (?)
Inks Carl Burgos (?)

6 page story "The Lizard-Man"

Synopsis A representative of an underground race of lizard-men asks the leaders of UN countries for some surface territory for their people. When he is rebuffed, he releases volcanic activity upon the surface world.
Genre Horror
Script Stan Lee
Pencils Joe Maneely
Inks Joe Maneely

4 page story "The Werewolf Was Afraid"

Synopsis An English sports hunter journeys to Austria with the intention of hunting werewolves. Since his sense of fair play doesn't allow him to kill any animal in cold blood without first provoking it to attack, he is mortified when he comes upon a werewolf in a clearing sitting upon a stone reading a poetry book while sniffing flowers. The Englishman thinks that this just won't do and calls the werewolf all sorts of nasty names but the werewolf just tells him to leave him alone and stop bothering him. Finally the Englishman thinks of what the boys back home will say about his failure and this makes his blood boil with rage. Suddenly, the werewolf springs forward and knocks his gun away. "Not so brave without your gun, are you?" The werewolf devours the hunter explaining that the English are so droll he has to work them into a froth as they are better-tasting meals hot-blooded then cold.
Genre Horror
Pencils John Romita
Inks John Romita
Reprinted in Beware (Marvel, 1973 series) #1

2 page text story "The Collector"

Genre Horror
Letters typeset

5 page story "The Face Of Horror"

Synopsis Derck Winters is quite possibly the ugliest man in the world. Trapped within a pitiful existence, Derck's shame prevents him from forming any sort of social bonds including friendships, romantic relationships or even the ability to hold a job. He once consulted a plastic surgeon, but the doctor told him that there was only man in the world skillful enough to change his face. His name is Basil Blake, but he lives in London and charges $10,000 per operation. Derck cannot even afford airfare to England let alone the cost of the operation. More morose than ever, Derck leaves his apartment and crosses the street. A car strikes him knocking him to the ground. Derck is uninjured, but upon seeing the affluence of the man who struck him, decides to take advantage of the situation. The man is apologetic and offers to help. Derck demands money for his "injuries" or else he will sue him. The man gives him $500, but Derck knows that he can get more. He flies into a rage and strangles the man. As the driver falls dead to the ground, Derck rifles through his wallet. Mad fits of hysterical laughter overwhelm him as he sees the I.D. of the man he just murdered - Basil Blake, the plastic surgeon.
Genre Horror
Script Stan Lee
Pencils Russ Heath
Inks Russ Heath

3 page story "3 - Dimensions"

Genre Horror
Pencils Russ Heath
Inks Russ Heath
Notes The same story as the third story in Amazing Adult Fantasy #8

5 page story "The Wooden Woman"

Genre Horror
Pencils Al Eadeh (?)
Inks Al Eadeh (?)
Notes The same story as the Ditko story in Tales to Astonish #13