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Issue Details

Issue #12
Published September 1953
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details - "Bertha Gets Buried"

Pencils Carl Burgos?
Inks Carl Burgos?
Notes Pencils and inks credits from Chris Brown (confirmed by Doc Vassallo and Dave O'Dell) on 2 January 2005; previously credited as Sam Kweskin.

5 page story "The New Tenants"

Synopsis A man works for a miser who cheats people on real estate deals until he gets so fed up with his boss selling run down dumps to kindly old folks that he kills him and shores up the floor support in the cellar with the man's body.
Pencils Bill Everett
Inks Bill Everett
Reprinted in Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1972 series) #9

4 page story "Dead End"

Synopsis A man travels back in time and kills his younger self.
Pencils Tom Gill
Inks Tom Gill
Reprinted in Uncanny Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) #2

4 page story "Bertha Gets Buried"

Synopsis A man assumes his wife is cheating, kills her, and buries her in the cellar. It turns out that the man he thought she was cheating with is a handyman she hired to clean out the cellar like her husband asked her to. He is digging up the floor to lay down cement when he uncovers her body.
Pencils Sam Kweskin (signed)
Inks Sam Kweskin (signed)
Reprinted in Vault of Evil (Marvel, 1973 series) #10

5 page story "The Man From Outer Space"

Synopsis A woman on a farm who is always complaining that she doesn't have six hands to do all the work that she is asked to gets her wish when an alien crash lands in the barn with the power to grow new limbs.
Pencils Bob Powell
Inks Bob Powell
Reprinted in Weird Wonder Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) #3

2 page story "The Phantom Gladiator"

5 page story "Devil's Island"

Synopsis A man takes his unfaithful lover in the dark to the largest pearl she has ever seen. It's still inside the giant clam which closes on her.
Genre Fantasy
Pencils Paul Reinman
Inks Paul Reinman
Reprinted in Crypt of Shadows (Marvel, 1973 series) #10