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Thing (1952) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Thing (1952) 1
    • 7" Cumulative spine split.

    Shrunken head cover pencils by Albert Tyler, inks by Bob Forgione. "The Creature From Dimension 2-K-31," pencils by Albert Tyler, inks by Bob Forgione; Soldiers fight an otherworldly shape-shifting alien creature during the Korean War. "Grunwald," pencils by Albert Tyler, inks by Bob Forgione; Three men fight to maintain their sanity when they are trapped in a lighthouse and besieged by thousands of hungry, murderous rats. "Nightmare," pencils by Albert Tyler, inks by Bob Forgione; A serial killer randomly decapitates his victims. "The Thing!" text story. "Hellfire of Doom," pencils by Albert Tyler, inks by Bob Forgione; A killer blackmails a city by causing people to spontaneously combust. Buy the New Hot Rods and Racing Cars Comics ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Thing (1952) 2

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    Cover by Bob Forgione. "The Red Death," art by Bob Forgione; A terrible and deadly plague ravages a medieval king's land; While his peasants die, the king holds a masquerade ball. 'El Toro Diablo,' pencils by Albert Tyler, inks by Bob Forgione; A boy with the looks and the horns of a bull becomes famed matador Tomas Hernandez. "The Witch's House" text story. "The Creature," pencils by Albert Tyler, inks by Bob Forgione; The earth is befallen by mysterious cancerous growths. "The White Rat"; A doctor is bullied by his strong assistant; He invents a muscle growth serum and goes for payback. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Thing (1952) 3
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    • Interior is complete. Remaindered copy, cover detached at one staple.

    Cover by Albert Tyler. "The Clutch of Doom," art by Bob Forgione; Galvin manor has been cursed by the previous owner; Anyone digging for the treasure hidden in the cellar will be attacked by Henry Galvin's skeleton hand. "Ghost Town Ghost," pencils by John Belfi , inks by Dick Giordano; Western outlaw Dude Fenley and his gang murder the prospector Old Cady and take off with his gold by kidnapping a train. "The Marching Dead Men," art by Bob Forgione; Two US-American pilots are forced to land in Mongolia, behind enemy Korean lines; They join a march of living dead, led by a shaman, returning to their home soil. "What Was It! The Adventure of Two Ghostbreakers" text story. "Crypt of the Vampire," art by Martin; Rumanian castle Zangra is still inhabited by its vampire baron. "Mirror, Mirror, On My Wall," art by Albert Tyler; James Garth is not only an antiques dealer, but also the middleman of a dope-smuggling ring; He employs the services of a demon to get back at all those who betrayed him financially. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Thing (1952) 4

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    Cover by Al Fago. "The Hounds of Dartmoor," art by Dick Giordano; Account of phantom hounds of Dartmoor, allegedly the inspiration for the Sherlock Holmes novel "The Hound of the Baskervilles." "I Was A Zombie," art by Al Fago; Engineer Alden Blake is called to Haiti to build a dam; When he ecounters zombie slave laborers, Blake threatens to go public. "The Promise of Ying Ko," art by Al Tyler; Skipper Steve Payne makes a living cruising the waters off the Chinese coast; After saving the life of a man called Ying Ko, Payne himself gets rescued years later by the now turned "pirate king" Ying Ko. "The Unseen Thing" text story. "The Petrified Ghost"; A sculptor is crushed to death by one of his statues; But his blood (and ghost) are absorbed by the sandstone. "Partners In Death," art by John Belfi; Ray Bruce withholds heart pills from his business partner Howard Croft, thus killing him slowly. "Twins of Doom"; Identical twins Peter and Paul Leverett are going to meet again after a ten-year separation; A rival steps in and kills Paul, sending Peter into (by twin-magic) a coma and summoning the local sheriff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Thing (1952) 5

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    Severed head cover by Lou Morales. "Curse of Karnak," art by Bob Forgione; Professor Ambrose carelessly revives the mummy of King Mentu and sets free a plague of Egyptian gods running amok in the excavation camp. "Harmony of Horror," art by Bob Forgione; Jim Shervin kills Bruno Augustin, the rival for his love of the beautiful Cleo. "The Frustrated Ghost" text story. "Murderers' Row," art by Tex Blaisdell; Strange things happen in and around Professor Caglio's wax exhibition of murderers through history. "The Tavern of Terror," art by Collier; Young man spends the night in an inn haunted by an old female vampire. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Thing (1952) 6

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    Cover by Bob Forgione. "The Tale of a Salem Witch," pencils by Art Capello, inks by Dick Giordano; A witch helps a man regain his stolen horses; She lets a ship sink so that the animals can swim ashore. "The Weird Tale of the Rock Bound Ghost," art by Bob Forgione; A gang of smugglers encouters ghosts from the past at a lighthouse; In helping the ghosts settle an old score, the men are promised a gold treasure. "Vengence Will Be Mine," art by Dick Giordano; Two businessmen commit theft and murder, but frame their partner for the crimes. "The Riddle of Benares" text story. "The Warlock of London," art by Collier; The witcher Rego takes human form by using magic brews and terrorizes London society in the disguise of Lord Harwood. "An Ancient Ghost Story," art by Dick Giordano. "Jibaro Madness," art by Bob Forgione; Explorers searching for the secret of head-shrinking are captured by madman Maximo; He shrinks them to doll size and prepares to cut their heads off. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Thing (1952) 7

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    Cover by Lou Morales. "Hell Ship," art by Bob Forgione; Three bank-robbers make their escape on a haunted ship. "Spiderman and His Web of Doom," art by Bob Forgione; Mr. Nemo lets a young couple - the Trasks - rent his house; Transforming himself into a giant spider, Nemo lures his lodgers to the attic and drains their blood. "The Thing From the Deep" text story. "Give the Devil His Due," art by John Belfi; A farmer makes a pact with the devil. "The Gorgon's Claw," art by John Belfi; When strange murders occur at Carlton College, professor Thaddeus spreads rumors of a Gorgon attack - to make himself interesting for the lovely co-eds. "Haunt of the Vampire"; Next to a Cuban plantation lies a swamp, inhabited by vampires; A jewel thief seeks shelter there. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Thing (1952) 8

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    Cover by Bob Forgione. "The Ghost of Abbey Playhouse," art by Bob Forgione; Eric Abbey inherits a decrepit London theatre; When he opens Abbey Playhouse again to the public, the ghosts from the past won't allow it and bring the place down. "A Grave Situation," script by Carl Memling, art by John Belfi; Dying Mike Trenton tells his doctor a fantastic tale: the ghost of the man he killed while on a treasure hunt followed the party and took them out one by one. "The Green Mass" text story. "Vein of Irony," art by Bob Forgione; A vampire is loose in a hospital, but drinks poisoned blood. "Death Has Deep Roots," script by Carl Memling, art by Bob Forgione; A bunch of gangsters kill an old man for his hidden treasure. Having them cursed with his dying breath, the group dies one by one in grotesque fashions. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Thing (1952) 9

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    Cover by Bob Forgione. "Mardu's Masterpiece," script by Carl Memling, art by Bob Forgione; Etienne Mardu, Parisian art painter, gains success by painting with blood. "The Road to Madness," script by Carl Memling, pencils by Bob Forgione, inks by Vince Alascia; The sadistic and ruthless collector of gems, Francisco de Cobra, hears about the world's largest diamond; He travels to the Amazonian jungles to get his hands on the item. "The Skull Stretchers" text story. "Operation Massacre," script by Carl Memling, art by John Belfi; Madman Marko controls an army of robots by pure thought; On his way to world domination he makes one fatal mistake. "The Dead Man's Hand," script by Carl Memling, art by Bob Forgione; A cruel master pianist is killed by his wife and her lover; The maestro's hand, however, returns. This issue is mentioned in "Seduction of the Innocent" (by Fredric Werthem) pg. 388 & illo "Stomping on the face is a form of brutality which modern children learn early." 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Thing (1952) 10
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1994356014

    Cover by Bob Forgione. "Flower of Evil," script by Carl Memling, art by Bob Forgione; Evil botanist Stanley Budd kills for a formula which makes his flowers grow into enormous proportions. "Into the Fire," script by Carl Memling, art by Stan Aschmeier; As assistant in a crematorium, Charley Burns plans to dispose of the body of his murdered boss, but gets himself trapped inside the flames and perishes. "Darkness" text story. "Death Has Three Fingers," script by Carl Memling, pencils by Bob Forgione, inks by Vince Alascia; Inspector Corgan is assigned to investigate the brutal slayings of a werewolf. "Mark of Violence"; When brave villagers capture a vampire, it is the mayor's task to perform certain rituals on the creature's body to make sure it will not rise again. "The Devil's Kiss," inks by Vince Alascia; This year's king of the Mardi Gras is the devil himself. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Thing (1952) 11
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    • Restored: C1
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover.
    • Label #0268561008

    Cover by Bob Forgione. "Hansel and Gretel," script by Carl Memling, pencils by Bob Forgione, inks by Vince Alascia; A young couple is forced to spend the night at a ghoulish witch's house. "The Glitter of Evil," script by Carl Memling, art by Sid Check; Pearl diver Craig Mandeville starts robbing pearls from natives until they trick him and send him underwater to meet his deserved fate in the form of a giant octopus. "Smog Over Shoreville" text story. "Beyond the Past!", art by Lou Morales; A professor tries out an encantation from the infamous "Necronomicon." "Deep Freeze," script by Carl Memling, pencils by Bob Forgione, inks by Vince Alascia; An arctic military expedition stumbles upon a primeval monster living under the ice and is killed instantly. "Blind Vengeance," script by Carl Memling, art by John Belfi; The gambler Leslie Carter kills the caretaker of his fortune to get his hands on all the money. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Thing (1952) 12

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    First published Steve Ditko cover. "Cinderella," art by Steve Ditko; Cinderella is being kept slave by her vampire sisters. "Melvin Comes Home!", script by Carl Memling, art by Dick Ayers; With the aid of Amazonian native Jagarta, Melvin disposes of a rival. "The Thing's Revenge" text story. "The Mummy's Curse!", art by John Belfi; An Egyptian mummy comes alive in a modern laboratory and runs amok. "The Sound of Death"; Scorned amateur musician Horation Grevius constructs an ultra-sonic violin to murder his critics. "Greed," art by Anthony Tallarico; Lord Branding wants to know all of his ancestors and conjures them to appear before him. Lingerie panels. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Thing (1952) 13

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    Cover by Steve Ditko. "Library of Horror," art by Steve Ditko; Horror writer Ken Rolland searches for inspiration by dabbling with black magic; A kill will offer him trips to the Netherworld. "Die Laughing!", art by Steve Ditko; A group of boys enter a haunted house for their initiation into a college frat. "The Witch Fish" text story. "A-Tisket A-Casket," art by Anthony Tallarico; Two explorers discover an Egyptian sarcophagus and a surprise inside. "Avery and the Goblins," art by Steve Ditko; Avery Calhoun, an old prospector, enters a castle full of cannibal goblins hoarding a treasure. "Poor Fish!", script by Carl Memling; A pickpocket hides in an aquarium. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Thing (1952) 14

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    Cover by Steve Ditko. "Rumpelstiltskin," art by Steve Ditko; The demon Rumpelstiltskin wants to get his hands on soft, human skin. "The Evil Eye!", script by Carl Memling, art by Steve Ditko; Warren Cairo plans on murdering his wife Gerda; But she's a witch and knows how to handle the imminent danger. "Mr. Kon Shuns" text story. "Doom in the Air," script by Carl Memling, art by Steve Ditko; Wes Brewster is lynched by the Jones brothers; Years later he is awakened by an atom bomb test, stalking his wrongdoers and leaving a trail of radiation poisoning behind him. "Inheritance!", art by Steve Ditko; archeologists Carl Ramen and John Marko discover an Egyptian tablet describing an age-old curse concerning themselves. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Thing (1952) 15

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    Cover by Steve Ditko. "The Worm Turns," art by Steve Ditko; Biologist Norman Thoma breeds an invulnerable super-worm and turns it loose on mankind. "Day of Reckoning!", script by Carl Memling, art by Steve Ditko; Three sailors kill the shipbuilder Jezab Grimm and board him up on his ship, the Mermaid. "Comeback!", art by Steve Ditko; Drama at the carnival: Flexo the rubber man kills snake lady Satana for her money. "Tunnel To Terror" text story. "If Looks Could Kill!", art by Steve Ditko; Surgeon Gustave Savage is kidnapped by the hypnotist Merlin. "Family Mixup," art by Steve Ditko; The Becks, skinny husband and fat wife, hate each other and plot their spouse's demise. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Thing (1952) 16

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    "Nothing He Couldn't Do!", pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache; Four shipwrecked men are stranded on a cannibal island and captured immediately. "Death of A Gambler!", script by Carl Memling, pencils by Bill Molno (as Joe Shuster), inks by Vince Alascia; Wealthy Jeff Traynor loses all at gambling and becomes a derelict. "Tara Tusta" text story. "Picture of the Future," script by Carl Memling, art by Seymour Moskowitz; Two gangsters rob an exhibition and come into possession of a magic scroll which forecasts their future. "Mental Wizard!", script by Carl Memling; Don Brunt killed his wife and got away with the crime. "The Crusher," script by Carl Memling; Sadistic plantation owner Barney Tragg flogs his wife's lover to death with a whip. Injury to eye panel. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Thing (1952) 17

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    Cover by Steve Ditko. "Through the Looking Glass," art by Steve Kirkel; Alice is a mean and sadistic girl who runs amok and kills Wonderland's hostile and wondrous inhabitants. "Bad Blood!", script by Carl Memling, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache; Gabriel Robb murders his rich uncle in a rage. "Wishful Thinking!", art by Steve Kirkel; Emil Barto is a vampire aboard a ship and gets stranded on an island. "Horror on the Hill" text story. "Weird Legend of Trelawney," pencils by Bob Powell; John Marshand visits the English town of Trelawney; Two former land owners, the squires Tilton and Ghastney, haunt the region with their ghostly attack dogs. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.