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Issue Details

Issue #96
Published June 1950
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 52
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details - "The Monster Returns!"

Characters Frankenstein's Monster
Genre horror
Pencils Syd Shores
Inks Syd Shores

9 page Frankenstein Monster story "The Return of the Monster"

Synopsis A contemporary continuation of the Frankenstein story.
Genre horror
Pencils Gene Colan
Inks Vince Alascia ?
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Reprinted in Where Monsters Dwell (Marvel, 1970 series) #32 (November 1974)

7 page story "The Deadly Dwarf!"

Pencils Vern Henkel
Inks Vern Henkel
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4 page story "The Mask of the Mind!"

Notes A similar plot to the Ditko story in Tales to Astonish #11. Job number from

6 page story "Don't Shake Hands with the Devil"

Synopsis Satan sends an emissary to a horror story publisher so that he will read the scroll of suffering and be transported to Hell as a living man. Satan wants his soul because the stories he publishes turn people away from evil, but he cannot collect it until he is dead, so he puts the curse of Satan upon the publisher to kill the first person he sees (as then he will be executed for the crime), and sends him back. But Satan forgets that the first person the publisher sees upon his return to Earth will be the emissary, and when the publisher strangles him, the body disappears so there is no criminal prosecution.
Pencils Mike Sekowsky
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Reprinted in Vault of Evil (Marvel, 1973 series) #15 (November 1974)

2 page text story "The Case of the Cat"

Letters typeset
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Reprinted in Marvel Boy (Marvel, 1950 series) #1 (December 1950); in Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Heroes (Marvel, 2007 series) #1 (2007)

4 page story "The Witch's Son!"

Synopsis A boy releases bears from their cages in order to save an old woman from being burned at the stake as a witch, but she actually is a witch, and rewards him with a protective spell.
Pencils Carl Burgos ?
Inks Carl Burgos ?
Reprinted in Mitico Thor, Il (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #165 (August 9, 1977) [as "Il figlio della strega", Italian translation]

7 page story "The Terror That Creeps"

Synopsis A man tries in vain to convince the world that the Sphinx is slowly crawling to the edge of the desert where it will regain its full power to fly and commit atrocities in the name of the evil god Set.
Pencils Werner Roth
Inks Werner Roth
Reprinted in Crypt of Shadows (Marvel, 1973 series) #14 (November 1974)