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Issue Details

Issue #42
Published April 1956
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details - "Which Road to Take?"

Genre horror
Pencils Sol Brodsky ?
Inks Sol Brodsky ?

4 page story "The Mystery of Mercury"

Pencils Bernard Baily
Inks Bernard Baily

4 page story "Which Road to Take!"

Synopsis A man driving through backroads finds himself dreaming about coming upon a sorcerer's town and rescuing a captive girl.
Genre Horror
Pencils Bill Benulis
Inks Bill Benulis
Reprinted in Tomb of Darkness (Marvel, 1974 series) #10 (September 1974)

3 page story "The Little Man"

Synopsis An old man creates wooden statues that Leprechauns collect.
Pencils Sol Brodsky
Inks Sol Brodsky
Reprinted in Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 1971 series) #30

4 page story "The Telepathic Typewriter"

Synopsis A writer buys a magic typewriter that shows a mental vision of the truth of any newspaper story that is typed on it. It states a warning that the typewriter will be destroyed if it is attempted for greedy gain, but when the writer types in a story about an explorer looking for treasure, he gets a vision of the explorer overlooking the treasure and decides to take the typewriter with him to the cave so it won't be destroyed and pick up the chest. When he finds the treasure chest, the cave begins to close, so he wedges the typewriter into the opening. He escapes the cave, but without the treasure, and the typewriter is destroyed.
Genre Horror
Pencils Mort Drucker
Inks Mort Drucker
Reprinted in Vault of Evil (Marvel, 1973 series) #13 (September 1974)

4 page story "They Wait Below"

Synopsis A lighthouse attendant is accosted by Sirens who wish the beacon to remain unlit so passing ships will founder upon the reef, but as he backs away from them, he knocks over a table lamp which starts a fire and warns the ship away. The next day, men who come to investigate tell him he imagined the Sirens, but he points to their footprints in the sand.
Pencils Bernie Krigstein
Inks Bernie Krigstein
Reprinted in Haunt of Horror (Marvel, 1974 series) #3 (August 1974)

2 page text story "The Jackpot"

Letters typeset

4 page story "Mistaken Identity"