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Issue Details

Issue #7
Published April 1953
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details - "Kill, Clown, Kill!"

Pencils Bill Everett
Inks Bill Everett

6 page story "Kill, Clown, Kill!"

Synopsis A clown kills his clown rival so he can have his fame and his girlfriend. He tries to find a plastic surgeon to alter his looks so he will appear as the dead man, but fails. The police track him back to circus where he is shot resisting arrest. He dies at the foot of the woman he professes his love to as he realizes she is blind.
Pencils Harry Anderson
Inks Harry Anderson

5 page story "I Was Locked In a Haunted House"

Script Stan Lee
Pencils Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks Joe Maneely (signed)
Notes The same story as the Ditko story in Tales of Suspense #42
Reprinted in Chamber of Chills (Marvel, 1972 series) #15 (March 1975)

3 page story "Planet of Death"

Synopsis Aliens find Earth air poisonous so they observe a man haranguing a crowd about flying saucers through a telescope.
Pencils Howard Post
Inks Howard Post

2 page text story "The Twins"

Letters typeset

4 page story "The Witch of Landor"

Synopsis A duke forces a witch to call up his ancestor so that he can ask the ghost where the castle's hidden treasure is. When the witch does as she is bidden, the ghost replies that the treasure location was a secret even in his time and that the duke will have to seek further back. The witch calls up several spirits in succession without the knowledge of the treasure's location until she calls up a gorilla which strangles the duke.
Pencils Larry Woromay
Inks Larry Woromay
Reprinted in Chamber of Chills (Marvel, 1972 series) #15 (March 1974)

5 page story "The Gal Who Talked Too Much"

Synopsis A (mad?) scientist looking for 'volunteers' to spend the rest of their lives buried in a time capsule gives two sleeping pills to a husband and his blabber-mouth wife, lying to the both of them that they can be rid of each other if they administer the pill to their spouse. While they are asleep, he transfers both of them to the time capsule.
Reprinted in Tomb of Darkness (Marvel, 1974 series) #13