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Fantastic Fears (1953) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Fantastic Fears (1953) 1
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1571237017

    Pre-Code tales of horror and the supernatural from Ajax-Farrell. Numbering continues from Captain Jet (1952) #5; sometimes listed as Fantastic Fears (1953) #7 (there was no issue #6). A scientist invents an invisibility formula and sets out to become a bank robber. A millionaire moves a European castle to America, complete with werewolf curse. A 2000-year-old seed unearthed from a Japanese tomb blossoms into a man-eating lotus plant. And Death Makes Three!; Curse or Coincidence; Hawk's Folly; The Blood Blossom. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Fantastic Fears (1953) 2

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    "Fiends from the Crypt"; Chasing a thief named Banco into the Rome sewers, Signor Renzi and his partner, Pietro find Banco with all his body eaten; They try to escape the sewer, and find themselves hunted by the Green Horde. "Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Werewolf"; The Old Crone, saying she's the real grandmother of Little Red Riding Hood, tells the true story; Elmer Dowd turns into a werewolf; As a werewolf, he attacks Red Riding Hood. "Careless Corpse"; Dave Tibbets leaves his wife Becky so he can go to work; He crashes his car and dies; Not realizing he looks like death warmed over, he encounters a lot of people who do realize he looks that way as he heads for home. "Carnival of Terror"; Chun, the Snake Charmer, who charms cobras with his flute, stays with the carnival he despises only to stay near Millie Sears; He reveals his attraction to Millie, who laughs; Joe has Millie tell Chun she'd go with him, and he shows her where his money's hidden; Chun shows her the money, which is kept protected in the cobra cage; Joe and Millie go to steal the money. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Fantastic Fears (1953) 3

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    "Haunted Matador"; Matador Pepe Gonzales kills his rival by poisoning a bull's horns. "The Zombi's Bride"; Roy Gifford inspects a banana plantation in Hispaniola; He encounters a master "Zombi" and his army of servants; Gifford tries to put an end to his business. "Mirror Torment" text story; Mysterious ghost reflections appear in the mirrors of mobsters; The "Mirror Men" make the gangsters hallucinate and smash their crime syndicate. "Druid's Castle"; Ghostly druids haunt a manor in England; Psychic investigator Christopher Fenn uses a dematerializing machine of his own invention; With it, he turns himself, his dog Drum, and Lady Seeley into immaterial ghosts; They use their new form to better negotiate with the ghost druids. "Floating Coffin"; Ships are caught in the treacherous Sargasso sea and attacked by a seaweed monster named "Sargasso." 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Fantastic Fears (1953) 4

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    "Hissing Horror"; Lawrence Mason lives as a recluse on an island; He spends his days killing the many snakes he encounters all over the place; When Mason finds a beautiful woman by the name of Asptha, he gives her shelter and falls in love with her; But Asptha is the queen of the snakes and lures Mason to his doom. "Race for Valor"; Native American recruit Jimmy Bear fights in Korea; He saves his company with his ability for long-distance running. "Diamonds for the Dead" text story; In Africa, Phil Slater fights a gang of criminals disguised as a safari. "Devil's Sketch Book," pencils by Williams; The gangster Marty Hutton uses a book of magic to dispose of his enemies and rivals; Hutton becomes the new crime czar, but the magic fires back on him. "Black Death"; Pat and Lorna Fuller are on their honeymoon cruise; The ship sinks and the couple is marooned on a tiny island populated by giant black ants; Pat and Lorna fight as long as they can, but are eaten alive in the end. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Fantastic Fears (1953) 5

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    "My Coffin Must Wait"; Seth is informed that his wife Martha is dying; He vows to fulfill her last wish, driving her through a blizzard, defeating some bank robbers who want to hijack his car, and crashing through a police roadblock to reach town; Seth says he promised Martha she'd have her photograph taken one last time, and he gets Mr. Townsend to do it just before she dies. "Caught in the Graft"; Corrupt city official Sam is caught and sentenced to prison; Since he suffers from claustrophobia, Sam can't tolerate confinement; Working in the prison morgue, Sam learns the bodies are subsequently sent to the city morgue, a building constructed under his crooked supervision; Sam climbs into a coffin and escapes from prison. "Ghost Gift" text story; Dan finds his war comrade Don in Africa, now in possession of a valuable jewel mine. "Stretching Things," script by Bruce Hamilton, art by Steve Ditko; Dawson suffers from brittle bone syndrome, but Dr. Doyle invents "muiclac" to cure him; He discovers this makes him "elastic" and murders Doyle to keep his secret. "Escape from Hell!"; Criminal Richard Benton dies and goes to Hell; He's sentenced by Satan to drag a boulder around for eternity; Benton struggles to climb a mountain to freedom, plagued by demons and hindered by the boulder, only to learn "there is no escape from Hell!" "Temple of the Beast"; In Siam, American tourists Sam and Anne buy "the hand of Sivak," a local god; The vendor later buys it back from Sam but the hand comes alive and strangles him; Anne recovers the hand and mails it to the USA. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Fantastic Fears (1953) 6

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    Stories and art by Robert Webb and others. Pre-Code tales of horror and the supernatural from Ajax-Farrell. A notorious, oft-reprinted tale featuring decapitation by paper cutter. An undertaker stalks the man he blames for his daughter's death, plotting a fiendish revenge. Hollow Horror; Eyes of Terror; Tonight I Die; Your Coffin is Waiting, Sir! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Fantastic Fears (1953) 7
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    • 6 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Water damage.

    Stories and art by Robert Webb and others. Pre-Code tales of horror and the supernatural from Ajax-Farrell. A prehistoric egg is accidentally incubated by a museum, hatching an ancient monstrosity. In an unusual tale, a coffin narrates its own life story. A demonic fiddler creates chaos and conflict with his music. Dragon Egg!; Inhuman Killer; I, the Coffin; Deadly Shadows; Demon Fiddler. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Fantastic Fears (1953) 8

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    "Terror under Glass," art by Robert Webb (Iger Shop); David sees a psychiatrist about his recurring nightmare of being suffocated in an hourglass; Under hypnosis, he reveals that he was a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, and collaborated with his captors; As a result, many of his fellow Americans died, including some in a building constructed in hourglass-shape. "Fear in the Jungle"; Wealthy Matilda turns down Tom's proposal, saying she wants to marry jungle man Kaza; Matilda and her companion Dorothy travel to Africa and use her influence to force the commissioner to ask Kaza to guide her on safari; Tom follows and tries to ambush Kaza. "Be My Ghost"; When Pierre learns his wife Gigi is pregnant, he takes a job as the official executioner to earn money for his family; He doesn't tell Gigi what he's doing, and decides to quit because the strain is too much for him; However, Gigi had learned the truth and began an affair with another man, then murdered him. "Ghost Bullet" text story. "Green Horror," pencils by Ken Battefield (Iger Shop); Over her husband's objections, Martha plants a cactus in the yard of their home; George broods over the plant and one night decides to chop it down, but the cactus seizes the axe and kills George instead; The police think a prowler did it. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Fantastic Fears (1953) 9
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1999686016
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.15) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    Stories and art by Robert Webb and others. Pre-Code tales of horror and the supernatural from Ajax-Farrell. Nerdy Wilbur gets the power to make his dreams come true, and he doesn't even know it. The descendant of the iron maiden's inventor is haunted by the torture device's victims. A woman is possessed by the spirit of a witch after relocating to Salem, Massachusetts. If a Body Kill a Body; Deadly Wish; Secret Coffin; Broom for a Witch. Final issue under this title; numbering continues with Fantastic Comics (1954 Ajax) #10. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.