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Baffling Mysteries (1952) comic books

  • Issue #5
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 5

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    Volcano of Vengeance, pencils by Mike Sekowsky; Tod Sloane, field man for the North American Museum, investigates Mount Pataxo, located in a small Central American country; In this volcano, an age-old but benign cult of godlike "goatmen" has survived. The Lady was a Tiger, art by Ken Rice; Bonita Jackson, wife to big-game-hunter Stuart, falls ill in the jungles of Western India and is brought to mysterious Dr. Zander, the only help available; Zander is mad and injects tiger blood into the veins of the unsuspecting woman; The lady turns into a tiger and runs off into the jungle. Terror in the Coal Pits, pencils by Gene Colan. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 6

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    Macabre Ritual in Witches' Glen, pencils by Mike Sekowsky; Witchcraft is at work in New England; A young couple witness "the exchange": a witch transforms her soul into the body of a freshly killed girl; The couple escape, but are stalked by the witch in her new body. Fatal Rendezvous, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; Warner Davis dies on the operating table, goes to heaven, but is sent back, because his time has not yet come; Davis awakes with the gift of clairvoyance and starts warning people about their deaths. Horror on Canvas; Art painter Blake Roberts dies in a car crash, but awakens in the morgue as a deformed living dead man. Black Magic in a Slinky Gown; Leonore Black is a beautiful woman, but also able to transform herself into a giant black widow spider. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 7

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    A Game with Lucifer, art by Lou Cameron; Grandmaster Barry Archer plays chess with the Devil. Scourge of the Kentucky Hills, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; A dying doctor becomes a werewolf after his assistant gives him the transplanted heart of a wolf. Back from an Unhallowed Grave, pencils by Mike Sekowsky; Count Ricco unwittingly unearths the body of a vampire (his niece). The Mummy's Curse text story. Terror Beneath the Tides, pencils by Mike Sekowsky; Newspaper publisher refuses to print his reporter's story about a murderous monster from the sea. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 8

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    The Bride's Borrowed Time, pencils by Lou Cameron, inks by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio; Husband becomes curious about the lifelike male dolls kept by his beautiful young wife -- and why one of them talked to him; Lucretia is a witch dabbling with the secrets of the "Australian bush country head-hunters." Baffling Mysteries #7; One spring day in 1912, Richard Wentworth an American business man, checked in at a well-known hotel in London ...; The ghost of a burning man warns Wentworth that the hotel is on fire. Jungle Idol's Vengeful Rage; Professional hunters in northern India stalk a black panther guided by Ra-La, goddess of destruction; Stealing Ra-La's ruby eyes, the hunters flee to London. At the Sound of Airi's Drum, pencils by Lou Cameron, inks by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio. Yama's Fiery Fury, art by Chic Stone; Explorers in Sumatra encounter a race of belligerent lava-men. They can be rendered harmless by contact with water, of course. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 9
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    Cover art by Ken Rice. When Black Wings Flap..., art by Lin Streeter; Bird-shop owner crossbreeds a vulture and a vampire bat, creating a "vulbat"; It attacks her with unfortunate consequences. Dread City of the Undead, pencils by Bill Molno; Trapped coal miners become zombie slaves of "the monster of the mines." Mad Matador's Fiendish Frenzy, art by Lou Cameron; An aspiring but unsuccessful matador comes back from the grave to seek revenge against his tormentors. Victims for the Crawling Menace, art by Louis Zansky; A woman seeks her missing brother in Hawaii, but finds a scientist who has created a dangerous form of protoplasmic life. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 10

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    Diogenes' Deadly Lamp, script by Robert Turner, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; "Loathsome young parasite" Lex Markow steals Diogenes' lamp from an antique dealer, but the relic turns out to be cursed; When he tries to get rid of the lamp Markow hangs himself--like it was predicted. Nightmare Flight, pencils by Lou Cameron; A young woman's fiancé returns, horribly scarred, months after he disappeared in a presumably fatal plane crash; He leads the woman into a death swamp, where she has to destroy an evil swamp queen to lay his tortured soul to rest. Monster of the Moat, art by Paul Gattuso; A bypasser rescues a witch imprisoned by an evil sorcerer and marries her, but things turn out badly. Because the monster of the moat wants its revenge! Land of the Silicon Men, art by Louis Zansky. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 11

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    Cover art by Jim McLaughlin. Appointment in Hades, art by Gene Colan; Soldier Heath drowns while deserting his unit's fight on a beachhead; He returns to life, but is marked by the devil. Step into my Grave!, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; On a plantation in Louisiana, a man stumbles upon a voodoo queen and her horde of zombies; The man's undead brother warns him, but all perish in a final show down ritual. Red Talons of Lupercalia, art by Louis Zansky; A mother and daughter travel to Czechoslovakia, where the daughter is to meet her future husband, count Falco Lupercalia; The count and his father are both vampires, who can also transform into werewolves. Sinister Return of the Priestess of Baal, art by Chic Stone. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 12

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    Cover pencils by Jim McLaughlin. Vengeance of the Tiger Queen, art by Chic Stone; Though the natives warn him about the "tiger people", big game hunter Deerson kills and beheads a noble tiger in Sumatra; Visions of a headless man and a visit from beautiful princess "Tigrina" lure him back into the jungle. Paint a Picture in Crimson, art by Al Eadeh; Count Damon, who seems to be the devil but also an art painter in Soho, London, weaves fates by painting people. House of the Screaming Fiends, pencils by Dick Beck; A young doctor and his wife inherit a spooky house where the old undead doctor and his caretaker conduct fiendish experiments on former patients; The young doctor wants to put these creatures out of their misery. Never Bargain with a Spirit, pencils by Mike Sekowsky. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 13
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    Cover pencils by Jim McLaughlin. Dr. Gueux's Nightmare Monsters, pencils by Louis Zansky; Dr. Gueux wants to rule the world with the help of monsters dreamt up by a mystery writer in his nightmares. Greed's Grisly Treasure; Adventurer runs an errand for the devil; He fights ghosts in a spooky tavern to get his hands on a pirate treasure. Role of the Footlight Werewolf, pencils by Charles Nicholas, inks by Paul Gattuso; Ambitious actor goes method acting to portray a werewolf onstage; He joins a band of werewolves, supplies them with victims and learns their behavior and rites. Black Horror of Druid's Glen, pencils by Charles Nicholas. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 14

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    The Dead Are Never Lonely, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; Actress Nolita is killed in an argument with her husband; She flees the crypt, hoping to escape death. Prowl of the Stalking Terror; A surgeon believes in vampires; To prove his theory he drags his uncle from the crypt who was a vampire; the bloodthirsty vampire rampages through the hospital and infects his nephew. Beware the Graveyard Clay, pencils by Charles Nicholas; The sculptor Clatrow forms voodoo dolls out of graveyard clay; Ridding himself with this mystic power of his mentor, Clatrow plans to marry the daughter of the house. Slaves of the Orchid Goddess, art by Howard Larsen. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 15

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    Cover art by Jim McLaughlin. Snakes Alive!, art by Charles Nicholas; In balmy Alfredo Springs in Florida a voodoo snake goddess runs amuck; Claudia kills four people and ends up in court; admitting everything she is confined to a mental institution. Bazaar of the Cursed Goblins, art by Lin Streeter; Brutal landowner Lord Trevelyan is lured to a carnival of cruelties by the ghost of his dead wife; There on display are all the atrocities he's done to his peasants. The Image of Evil, art by Jim McLaughlin; Engineer Cranford discovers a parallel world made of glass; The glass people want to take over our world with Cranford's help. Quiet Stalks the Undead Fiend, art by Louis Zansky. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 16

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    Cover art by Jim McLaughlin. Doom Comes in Emerald Green, art by Ken Rice; Professor Montross sets up a magical slide show projecting scenes from history through the emerald of doom; He shouldn't have killed the projector's owner, because the show reveals his crime--in front of an assembly of policemen, of all things. The Witch's Vengeful Return, art by Louis Zansky; The soul of old witch Hepzibah is awakened in her descendant Nora; Nora goes on a vengeance spree, killing all descendants of those who burned Hepzibah at the stake 300 year earlier. Strands of the Faceless Horror, art by Lou Cameron; Harold Carpenter acquires a magical rug in India; The genie of the rug kills Carpenter's rival and weaves his soul into the fabric of the rug. Wings of Wickedness, art by Jim McLaughlin. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 17

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    Kill, My Minions of Death!, art by Lou Cameron; Thanks to "years of experiments plus a knowledge of black magic", Ivan Buloff controls an army of flying severed hands that kill on his command; He even blackmails the helpless German government. Duel of the Spectres, pencils by Dick Beck, inks by George Klein; Jeff Pearson and his wife travel to Scotland to inherit the family castle; Pearson is confronted by the ghosts of his dead brothers, including a vampire. Evil Cult of the Juggernaut, pencils by Dick Beck; Writing a book about native lore, Paul Reynolds discovers the cult of the juggernaut in India; The evil high priest Rashonu exploits his followers to amass riches. Master of the Undead, art by Al Hartley. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 18

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    6 of Me on the Prowl, art by Ken Rice; An evil sculptress and a mad doctor create six clones of ex-G.I. Barney Phelps; As the clones commit crimes, the real Phelps is desperate to stop them. 12 Hours to Doom, art by Lou Cameron; Businessman Arthur Matlin discovers a magic sundial which summons Chronos, the spirit of time;p With the help of Chronos, Matlin can travel some hours ahead into the future; He uses this ability to commit crimes. The Ghost in the Portrait, art by Ken Rice; A young couple free the ghost of an evil ancestor; He takes revenge on the bones of the people who sentenced him to death; Then he commands the man to murder his wife, as he did with his wife. Crimson Wraith from the North, art by Sy Grudko. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 19
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    The Monster Maker, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; The creations of horror story writer Carl Bascom come alive in a parallel world; If he destroys the manuscript, his fictitious monsters die. They Strangle by Night, art by Louis Zansky; In Donnerwald, Germany, puppet maker Hans Basserman can bring his dolls to life; They turn out to be evil and go on a killing spree. Conjurer for the Foul Fiend, art by Ken Rice; Aging stage magician Willis Duncazy makes a pact with the devil; Magical powers, youth and a beautiful assistant are his for one year. The Werewolf Strikes!; Professor Drago is a werewolf, but working on a formula to keep his human form. But time runs out and Drago gets cornered. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 20
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    The Maze Master, art by Lou Cameron; Victor Rarlo is a sadist who loves puzzles and lets people perish in his fiendish mazes; Being challenged by a strange mystic, Rarlo travels into psychedelic mind-mazes and gets irreversibly caught in the maze of his own mind. Tune of the Zombie Queen, art by Louis Zansky; Washed-up dancers Ferdie and Doris take over a stage act from a genuine voodoo queen in New Orleans; They have to pay a price though--and turn into zombies. Hostage of the Unearthly, art by Ken Rice; Demons from the "half-world" invade our "earth-plane" through a pathway opened by radiation experiments. When Voodoo Drums Rumble, art by Jim McLaughlin. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 21

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    The Horror of Hillory Hill, art by Lou Cameron; The Hillorys seem to be a nice family--father, son and a mother confined to a wheelchair; But when night settles, people from the village die under gruesome circumstances. Doom Dancer, art by Jim McLaughlin; The ballerina Maria Sandow comes into possession of magic ballet shoes; She becomes the most famous dancer in the world, but has to dance for the cult of the horned Walpurgis goat men as well. Arm of Vengeance, art by Sy Grudko; Brutal and bitter hunter and safari tour guide Frank Meliss loses his right arm in a crocodile attack; Native wizard Lashim endows him with the arm of a gorilla. Valley of the Mayan Goddess, art by Martin Marty Rose. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 22
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    Sculptress of Doom, art by Ken Rice; The evil-minded Corella is a sculptress who can capture her model's souls in her statues; Her husband George finds out about it and has to decide between his wife and his life. Curse of the Condemned Gypsy, art by Jay Scott Pike; A violin is charged with a gypsy curse: the person who plays it, will commit a murder. Over My Dead Body, art by Lou Cameron; In a scheme to get his insurance money, struggling painter Ben Ober agrees to a fake burial of his comatose body. The Amulet of Terror, pencils by Mike Sekowsky. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 23

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    Werewolf Husband, art by Louis Zansky; Lucille Garth is determined to marry into wealth, even if it means wedding the strange Count Yarno; Lucille suspects the Count's secret, and makes plans to become a rich widow. It Happened on Valentine's Eve; A honeymooning couple seek shelter from a storm. Clang of the Crypt Door, art by Jim McLaughlin; The Chesney family line lies unblemished from the time of Rupert the Crusader; Last descendant Bart Chesney wants no part in charity and good work for humanity; He rather kills his uncle to inherit the family fortune. The Frenzy of Sheila Lord, art by Maurice Gutwirth and George Appel. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 24

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    The Sacred Fingers of Princess Thais, art by Jim McLaughlin; Jeweler Norton Cross is brought to Java by the beautiful sorceress Thai;. She sends him on a mission to reclaim three jade pieces; Norton kills for her and hopes to marry her. Scourge of the Scorpion Cult; Searching for a cure for scorpion's venom, Dr. Marston and "his lovely daughter Celia" run into a cult of scorpion people; Their leader wants to take Celia as his queen. The Phantom Snow Queen, art by Maurice Gutwirth and George Appel; Ski-jump sensation Irma Monroe has a vision of death the night before her fabulous nightly ski-jump at the New Hampshire Snowtop Lodge; She races to New York to see a psychiatrist about this; Meanwhile a skeletal phantom does all the work for her. The Menace That Stalked Brooding Cunliffe, art by Jim McLaughlin. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 25
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    Cover art by Louis Zansky. Riddle of Pete Dunn's Last Fight, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; Boxer Pete Dunn is ready to win the lightweight championship; As his father dies, he promises him to win the fight and become champion; Dunn gets killed in a car accident, but manages to show up for his fight. Mark of the Cat, pencils by Lou Cameron, inks by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio; Ross Bridger visits a balkan land and a spooky castle. There he meets Chorta, a she-devil who can transform into a cat; Chorta wants Ross to be her prince of evil; Ross escapes but is followed to the United States. Flee the Other Self, art by Ken Rice. Night Of Strangeness, pencils by Gene Colan. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 26

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    Cover art by Louis Zansky. Prisoners in a Lost World; Two explorers discover the underground kingdom of Xandia, hidden in the Himalayas; They are imprisoned and have to fight wild beasts. Only one of them can escape back to western civilization. The Lorelei of Loon Lake; The ghost of a drowned girl reveals what happened. The Phantom Model, art by Jim McLaughlin; A young lady seeks revenge on artist because of the one that jilted her mother. 6 Furlongs to Yesterday, pencils by Gene Colan; A ghost dad and a hospitalized son help a horse win the big race. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.