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  • Issue #3
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 3

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    I Stalk By Night, pencils by Mike Sekowsky; When a judge dons a pair of black gloves that belonged to a serial killer, he finds that he cannot remove them and is forced to commit murder. House of Horror, pencils by Gene Colan; A man traveling through the forest comes upon a house occupied by werewolves. The Isle of No Return text story. Murder at Midnight!, script by Hank Chapman; A grave-digger ladies' man is pursued by the spirits of the women he drove to suicide by his love 'em and leave 'em ways. The Living Dead, pencils by Jay Scott Pike; A man drains the blood of young women and uses the hormones to prolong his life. 36 pgs. $0.10. NOTE: Title was formerly Joker Comics #42. Issues # 43 (11/1950) and 44 (02/1951) of this series continued that numbering but are chronologically issues # 1 and 2 of this series. Regularing numbering resumed with issue # 3 (04/1951). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 4

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    The Brain!, art by Russ Heath; A warped Nazi scientist, sentenced to death, has an assistant dig up his body, remove his head and keep it alive in his laboratory. He makes plans for world domination (follow-up story in Adventures into Terror #6). Hands of Murder, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Christopher Rule; A young woman fears that her late sister has come back from the grave to kill her. Vampire Ship text story. Torture Room, art by Don Rico; the Nazi commander of a concentration camp is captured by the prisoners and placed in their secret torture room. Vampire Brats, pencils by Allen Bellman; A nurse gets a job at an infants' home where all the babies seem just a little different. The Thing in the Water; A fish enthusiast encounters a menacing "water monster" from Atlantis when he brings home a new breed of guppies. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 5

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    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Carl Burgos, Joe Maneely, Don Rico, and Basil Wolverton. Stories by Russ Heath, Don Rico, Gene Colan, Paul Reinman. Weird tales of horror and suspense—prepare yourself for Adventures into Terror! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 6

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    The Return of the Brain, art by Russ Heath; More adventures of the evil head that lives and moves without the benefit of a body (follow-up of story in Adventures into Terror #5). Vehicle of the Dead text story. You Can't Escape; In this story a vampire stalker breaks the fourth wall and addresses the reader directly whom he intends to be a stalking victim. The Dark Room!; A boy goes to live with his uncle who, unknown to the boy, practices black magic. The Girl Who Couldn't Die!, pencils by Paul Reinman; a phony medium unintentionally brings back the spirit of a murderess. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 7

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    Cover art by George Tuska and Joe Maneely (panels). The Thing That Grew!, pencils by Harry Lazarus; Professor Borglum creates a new life when his blood is accidentally mixed with an experiment. Moon Madness text story. Going... Down!, art by Joe Maneely; The elevator operator of a hotel considers committing a theft until he dreams of going to Hell. The Two Were Alone!, pencils by Allen Bellman; A man becomes a victim of a cross-dressing serial killer. Where Monsters Dwell, art by Basil Wolverton; A scientist uses a Phantom Zone-like projector to banish people he doesn't like to another world, but a light indicates where the beam connects both worlds, and one of the men returns. Joe…, pencils by Hy Rosen; A man starts a gag that he has an invisible goon that takes care of his grudges for him, but soon the 'coincidences' rack up. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 8

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    Enter…the Lizard, pencils by Harry Lazarus; A man discovers a type of werelizard that reproduces its kind by injecting humans with a poison in its bite that transforms their bodies. The Nesterfield Horror text story. The Parasite, script by Hank Chapman, pencils by Bill Walton. You Can Only Die Once, pencils by Manny Stallman; A man tries to kill himself over and over again but only succeeds in producing pain and mutilation, not the longed for oblivion. The Miracle, pencils by Bill LaCava; A criminal in a bar at night sees a stranger doing wondrous things and so he pulls a gun and demands to know how they are done. The Ones Who Laugh, pencils by Joe Sinnott. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 9

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    Cover art by Russ Heath. The Dark Dungeon, script by Hank Chapman, art by Ogden Whitney; A man keeps mastiffs half-starved in the dungeon so that he can press a button to release them in the event thieves enter his house. Second Floor Rear!, art by Bernard Krigstein; A landlady rents an apartment to straw men. The Flowers of Evil text story. Ghouls Rush In, art by Dick Ayers; A body snatcher is thwarted in his efforts by cemetery rats that chew through coffins in order to pull the bodies into their warrens. Off With His Head, pencils by Manny Stallman; An executioner is frightened to death when someone places a mirror in the bottom of his head basket so that he sees his own head in there. Talking Corpse, art by Joe Sinnott; When a medium is exposed as a fake, she shoots her client, but it turns out that she had more ability than she thought she did. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 10

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    When the Vampire Calls!, art by Joe Maneely; A village suspects a beautiful young woman of being a vampire but her lover tries to warn her to leave before the mob arrives and discovers that it is her brother who is the drinker of human blood. The Dark Passage, art by Ogden Whitney; A convicted killer believes that he has gone to the infirmary and escaped in the ambulance when the ghosts take him to his fate as he has really died in the electric chair. The Sacred Tiger text story. What Walter Saw, pencils by Ed Goldfarb. The Snake!, art by George Roussos. The Old Hag, art by Bernard Krigstein. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 11

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    Cover art by Russ Heath. Dead Man's Escape!, art by Joe Maneely; A convict from an island prison tries to escape by being dumped in the bay inside of a corpse bag. Under the Knife!, art by Tony DiPreta; During an operation a man dies briefly and experiences a boatride with a beautiful woman named Zoe who is trying to outdistance Death. Caraniti's Curse text story. He Who Laughs Last, Gets the Horselaugh; A man who plays the rear end in a dummy horse act is jealous of the man who plays the head, so he kills him and when he returns to the stage that night, is trampled by the front part of the costume. Ed's Young Wife!, pencils by Ben Brown, inks by David Gantz; a man tries to get his lover's husband out of the way by sawing through the steering column of his car so it will give way on the mountain road. Island of Horror, art by Joe Sinnott. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 12

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    Horror in the Graveyard, art by Bernard Krigstein; A man makes a deal with ghouls in order to be spared. The End text story. The Hangman's Noose, art by Ed Winiarski; A seller of inferior rope hits his business partner with a crowbar and thinks he has killed him, so he fashions one of the ropes into a hangman's noose and props the body into it so it appears as a suicide. The Little Pests, pencils by Manny Stallman; After a husband disposes of his murdered wife's body in the pond, his new girlfriend complains so much to the county about the mosquitoes around the house that they drain it. The 13th Floor, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Dick Ayers; A building manager is approached by a ghoul who wants to rent the 13th floor. The Man Who Cried Ghost, art by Ed Robbins; A bored cemetery caretaker crank calls the police about being menaced by ghosts, but then the ghosts show up for real and haul him away. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 13

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    Cover pencils by Bill Everett. Don't Try to Outsmart the Devil!, script by Stan Lee; An evil man makes a bargain with Satan that his heart will never stop beating so that he will live forever, but Satan merely arranges it so that his heart continues to beat after his body has rotted away. The Visitor, pencils by George Roussos; A man is convinced that controlling visitors exist all around him and when he is confronted by mist he goes off his rocker. Sugar is--Death!, pencils by Hy Rosen. The Hands of Death, pencils by Don Perlin, inks by Abe Simon; A woman's car breaks down in an area where women have been strangled and since she is frightened she tries to take shelter in a nearby house. The Man Who Talked to Rats, pencils by Manny Stallman; A man comes across a man who talks to rats in an alley and makes a deal with him to kill his uncle so he will inherit his money. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 14

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    The Little People, script by Stan Lee, art by Tony DiPreta; 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. The Hands, art by Gene Colan; 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. The Three Doors text story. Hex, art by George Tuska; 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. They're Driving Me Crazy, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache; 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. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 15

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    Cover art by Joe Maneely. The Woman Who Wasn't, art by Tony DiPreta; In a wealthy land beneath Greece, descendants of Medusa deal with thieves by incorporating them into their snake-heads. The Lion's Mouth; A lion-tamer hates his wife and so he trains the lion that he puts his head in to hate her too. The Thing in the Cave. He Kept Him in Stitches, script by Stan Lee; 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. Jaws of Death, art by Cal Massey; 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. The Tarantula!, pencils by Hy Rosen; A village is victimized by vampire tarantulas. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 16

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    Cover art by Russ Heath. The Man With the Net, pencils by Sy Barry. The Tragic Train text story. My Name is Death!, script by Stan Lee, art by Joe Maneely; A story narrated by the Iron Maiden describing the events surrounding her creation. One Must Die!, art by Ed Winiarski; A scientist theorizes that if one animal can save its life by killing its mate, it will do so. The Executioner, pencils by Vic Dowling, inks by Bob Stuart; Francis Tourneau is an executioner to King Louis XVI of France in the year 1769. It Can't Be Done, pencils by Sam Kweskin. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 17

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    Cover art by Sam Kweskin and Carl Burgos [panels]. I Die Too Often, script by Carl Wessler, pencils by Gil Kane; A convicted killer has a repeating dream of dying in the electric chair. The Window text story. The Vandals!, script by Carl Wessler, art by Joe Sinnott; When four vandals enter a museum at night to cut off the gold heads from a hydra idol, they end with their heads placed upon the evil idol. Casper's Boss!, art by Ken Landau; When his smoker boss doesn't lend him the money he needs for his wife's operation and she dies, a man ties the smoker up in a shed filled with explosives. They Don't Complain, art by Sam Kweskin; This story postulates that dead people remain aware and sensate during their autopsies. Red as a Lobster, art by Jim Mooney; Lobsters get their revenge on a diver who likes to boil them alive in order to observe their suffering by herding him into a hot-spring. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 18
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    "Tracy Took a Drink!" (art by George Tuska), "Vampire by Night," "He's Trying to Kill Me" (art by Ed Win), "Headache" (script by Stan Lee, art by Joe Maneely), "They'll Never Get Me" (art by Pete Tumlinson), and a two-page text story, "The Plantmen." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 19

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    The Withered Hand, art by Paul Reinman; While in Tibet John Clay steals a priceless ruby that a monk tells him contains a sinner's soul. The Maggots, script by Paul S. Newman, pencils by Hy Rosen; A scientist confirms his theory that the eggs which produce maggots are found in living tissue. Meet the Bride!, art by Matt Fox. Dead of Night text story. The Strange Children, art by Sam Kweskin; 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. The Girl Who Couldn't Die, art by Mort Lawrence; 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. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 20

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    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Joe Maneely. Stories by Harry Anderson, Joe Maneely, John Forte, Tony DiPreta, Sid Greene, and Cal Massey. Weird tales of horror and suspense—prepare yourself for Adventures into Terror! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 21

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    Cover art by Bill Everett. Don't Double-Cross a Witch!, art by Harry Anderson; When a man betrays a witch, she transforms him into a horse. Doctor Molnar's Corpse, pencils by Dick Ayers; A doctor conducting reanimation experiments on corpses by transferring blood has the misfortune of conducting his next experiment upon the body of a vampire. Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones, script by Stan Lee, art by Joe Maneely; When the emperor building the Great Wall of China stakes the father of a laborer upon an anthill for leaving a hole between two bricks, the laborer gets the emperor alone and fills the hole with his head. The Lady Is a Vampire text story. Possessed!, art by Gene Colan; When a woman is possessed by an evil spirit, her suitor acquires the services of a witch to drive the spirit out. Hair I Go Again!, art by Gil Kane; A grave-robber who steals the hair off of cadavers in order to sell it to wig manufacturers is stabbed to death by a corpse who wants its hair back. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 22

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    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Carl Burgos. Stories by Russ Heath, Paul Reinman, Stan Lee, Joe Maneely, Paul S. Newman, Chuck Winter, Bill Benulis, and Jack Abel. Weird tales of horror and suspense—prepare yourself for Adventures into Terror! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 23

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    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Carl Burgos. Stories by George Roussos, Ben Benulis, Jack Abel, Al Luster, Tony DiPreta, and Larry Woromay. Weird tales of horror and suspense—prepare yourself for Adventures into Terror! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 24

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    Cover pencils by Sol Brodsky. The Wax Men, art by Joe Sinnott; A man has dinner every night with wax figures around the table and refers to them as his family. Enough Rope text story. The Body Snatchers, art by Al Luster; Corpses rise to take revenge upon a doctor who deals with ghouls in order to procure bodies for his medical school. Juggernaut, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Gene Colan; A priest convinces followers to sacrifice themselves under the wheels of a heavy cart so that he can steal their belongings. Tennis Anyone?; A tennis player with poor form beats an expert with a racket consisting of strings of human intestine. The Last Man, art by Russ Heath; A bank robber shoots a clerk, and when he is slugged in the head by a police officer, he finds himself lost in a guilt induced fantasy where aliens have kidnapped all of Earth's population except for him and the clerk and the clerk dies in his arms from the bullet wound. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 25

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    "A Very Grave Matter!" with art by Bill Benulis; "A Terrible Trophy" with art by Matt Fox; "The Corpses Come Back!" with art by Gene Colan; "The Speed-Up!" with art by Tony DiPreta; and "Snakes Alive." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 26

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    "The Shrunken Head" (art by Bill Benulis), "Once a Horse Thief," "Before the Dawn of Time" (art by Russ Heath), "The Hanging Man," "The Bear Facts of Life!" (art by Mac Pakula), and a two-page text story, "Iron Maiden." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 27

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    Cover pencils by Gene Colan. The Man Who Ran Away, art by Al Luster; A scientist who resents his fellows as inferior builds a time machine to travel to the year 4024, where he is eliminated as a misfit because he can answer none of their I.Q. questions. Lost World text story. The Screaming Man; Two writers rent a spooky house; One ends up a skeleton and the other goes mad. The Big Story!; Newpaperman Will Karp is desperate for a big story so he arranges a deadly train wreck so that he can cover it, but he didn't know that his son was on the train. Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble!, art by Chuck Winter; A comic adaption of MacBeth with the additional detail that MacDuff is the son of one of the witches. Pep Talk, art by Paul Reinman. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 28

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    Cry Werewolf, art by Joe Sinnott. Doll of Doom text story. The Men in the Morgue, art by Gene Colan; Two killers attempt to hide in the morgue, but the attendant locks them in the freezer. Insane, art by Al Eadeh. The Smasher, art by Myron Fass. Half-Man, pencils by John Forte. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 29

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    Cover pencils by Joe Maneely and Carl Burgos [Vampire Figure]. The Vampire Man; This story postulates the Jack the Ripper killings were done by a hateful hunchback who wanted to become a vampire so he could kill mortals. The Black Box text story. From Out of the…Grave, art by Gene Colan; In old England, a hunch backed grave robber named Grimm makes his living digging up corpses and selling them to doctors to experiment on illegally. The Man Who Walked the Plank, pencils by Werner Roth; After a pirate captain's ship is sunk, he finds himself surrounded by sharks, floating on the plank he has forced many to walk off of. The Faceless Ones, art by Myron Fass. The Horrible House, art by Al Eadeh. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 30

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    Cover art by Syd Shores. They Fly By Night; A boy's parents are killed by a vampire during a trip to Hungary and he survives because the vampire is too sated to drain his blood. Uninvited Guests text story. The Dead Don't Sleep, art by Al Eadeh; Have you ever wondered if the dead resent the Mediums who disturb their rest?; This story answers that question. The Man in the Shadows. Don't Nod, art by Sy Grudko. A Scream in the Night, art by Vince Colletta; All of the people surrounding a writer turn out to be members of a sacrificial cult and since one of them is a psychologist, they have the writer committed to an asylum after he stumbles upon one of their ritual human burnings. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 31

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    Slave Ship, art by Bill Benulis; A captain of a salvage ship takes advantage of storm-wrecked vessels until the tables are turned upon him. Gaflin's Ghost text story. Dear Valentine!, art by Al Hartley. It Happened in the Morgue, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Ed Winiarski; A city coroner taking kick-backs from the mob in order to bury the bodies of murder victims quickly with false natural death certificates gets the same treatment from the new coroner. The Suitcase!, art by John Rosenberger; A thief steals a suitcase containing shrunken heads and a formula for shrinking a head while the body still lives. Crazy, Man!, art by Dick Ayers; A man who witnesses alien invaders possessing the bodies of important people to plan a takeover is placed in a mental institution and eventually released. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 43

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    First issue of the series (despite numbering). "The Monster Awakes" (art by Russ Heath), "The Unknown Partner," "The Ant World," and "The Man Who Looked at Death." Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 44

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    Second issue of the series (despite numbering). "The Stranger" (script by Hank Chapman), "The Creeping Vine," "No Escape" (script by Chapman, art by Russ Heath), and "The Storm." Cover price $0.10.