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Issue Details

Issue #12
Published October 1952
Frequency bi-monthly
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details - "The 13th Floor!/The Man Who Cried Ghost!/Horror in the Graveyard!/The Hangman's Noose!"

Genre Horror
Pencils Sol Brodsky (?)
Inks Sol Brodsky (?)

5 page story "Horror in the Graveyard"

Genre Horror
Pencils Bernard Krigstein
Inks Bernard Krigstein

2 page text story "The End"

Genre Horror
Letters Typeset

5 page story "The Hangman's Noose"

Synopsis 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. He gets a cop to follow him back to the warehouse as a witness, but when he arrives, he is confronted by the man he thought he killed. He tells the officer that he was only knocked out by the crowbar and the rope was so cheap that it could not support his weight and broke.
Genre Horror
Pencils Ed Winiarski
Inks Ed Winiarski
Reprinted in Vault of Evil (Marvel, 1973 series) #12 (August 1974)

4 page story "The Little Pests"

Synopsis 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.
Genre Horror
Pencils Manny Stallman
Inks Manny Stallman (?)
Reprinted in Uncanny Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) #5 (August 1974)

5 page story "The 13th Floor"

Synopsis A building manager is approached by a ghoul who wants to rent the 13th floor. He says there is no 13th floor but the ghoul threatens to kill him if he refuses the month rental and so he draws up a lease. Whenever one of the ghoul's associates enters the elevator and asks the bellman to stop at 13, a floor appears, but when only humans are on the elevator there is no such floor. This maddens the manager and so at the end of the month he demands the ghoul show him the space so that he can ascertain he and his associates have vacated the premises. The ghoul agrees but when they exit the elevator the manager is delighted to discover the space is actually there and wants to measure it so that he can rent it out. The ghoul warns him to return to the elevator as the floor does not exist for humans, but the manager refuses to pay heed. Once the elevator door shuts, the manager's body becomes suspended inbetween the 12th and 14th floors.
Genre Horror
Script Paul S. Newman
Pencils Dick Ayers
Inks Dick Ayers
Reprinted in Dead of Night (Marvel, 1973 series) #5 (August 1974)

4 page story "The Man Who Cried Ghost"

Synopsis 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.
Genre Horror
Pencils Ed Robbins
Inks Ed Robbins
Reprinted in Tomb of Darkness (Marvel, 1974 series) #10