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Mister Mystery (1951) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Mister Mystery (1951) 1

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    Pre-code horror. Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. Hand, pencils by Ross Andru. Death a la Carte. The Bloody Jinx, art by Tony Mortellaro. Television Ghost, pencils by Ross Andru; Henry Meeks is being continually harassed by his wife to the point of planning her murder; However, she is having similar thoughts about doing him in as well...and does!; Unfortunately for her, his death is not the end...it's the beginning of a new form of disgust with her former husband. The Tree of Vengeance, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Mister Mystery (1951) 2
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0349217005
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple, cover miswrapped.

    Pre-code horror. Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. The Subway Terror, art by Mike Esposito [as Mickey Demeo]; Patrolman Dave Whitley is transferred to "Department G", a secret police squad fighting a race of hideous and man-eating underground monsters terrorizing the subway. Imagination, art by Jack Abel; The boy Melvin seems to have an imaginary friend. Spectre of the Séance, art by Moe Marcus; A fake "Swami" rips off old ladies at séances. Ghosts...What About Them? text article. The Envelope, art by Charles Stern; A traveler gets into trouble presenting an envelope with a piece of paper; No one knows the meaning of the words written there, but they infuriate any reader. The Coffin, art by Tony Mortellaro. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Mister Mystery (1951) 3
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • Label #1564617014

    Pre-code horror. Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. Ghastly Ghost, art by Jack Abel; The twin brothers Mike and Stan are in love with Sue; Sue chooses Stan and Mike kills himself. Invasion, art by Tony Mortellaro; Little Barbara and the neighbor kids are playing "invasion"; They tell the grown-ups that a creature named "Brecko" will rise out of the rose bushes on Saturday to dominate the world. Now I'll Tell One, art by Charles Stern; Prospector Sandy Beard discovers an underground city populated by giant talking insects. The Case for Comic Books article. Patrol; Soldier is badly wounded in the field and is getting medical attendance by his buddy. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Mister Mystery (1951) 4

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    Pre-code horror. Cover pencils by Ross Andru. Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito; Imprisoned wife murderer Michael Carter tries to escape the electric chair by pretending to be insane. It Can Happen To You; Terminally ill Mr. Lane is drawn into a murder mystery and helps out a young woman. Burning Sands, pencils by Don Perlin, inks by Abe Simon; The survivors of a French foreign legion battallion attacked by Arabs struggle through the desert and kill each other for water. The Painting, inks by Mike Esposito; Mad art painter Charles Craven tells his story to a reporter: How he could only paint when using fresh blood for the brilliant reds in his pictures. The Faker!, pencils by Ross Andru; Lumber tycoon Horace Turner employs a circus swami to experiment with thought transmission; The swami almost gets killed in the process. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Mister Mystery (1951) 5

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    Pre-code horror. Cover art by Tony Mortellaro. The Thirteen Locks!, art by Tony Mortellaro; In the mountains of Roumania, professor Blander and his guide Mogar discover an old church and therein an enormous coffin sealed with 13 locks. The Ghost of the Whistling Corpse!, art by Walter Palais; Dennis Langley tries to drive his foster-mother insane to get his hands on the family money. The Masquerade Ball text story. The Laughing Dead Man, art by Walter Palais; Benny Lincoln is murdered by fellow mobsters, but returns as a walking corpse and sees to the demise of his gangster friends. Carniverous Cargo!, art by Tony Mortellaro; Coast guard investigates a phantom ship and encounters zombie-like sailors; A black dotted living goo devours the men turning them into zombies, too. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Mister Mystery (1951) 6

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    Bondage and torture cover. Pre-code horror. Cover art by Tony Mortellaro. The Fatal Chord, art by Ed Robbins; Edgar Chadwick is a self-taught composer; He writes a musical piece that can kill anyone who listens; This "Fatale" will cost him dearly. Deal With Fate, art by Tony Mortellaro; Wealthy Grover Jones models his son into a tough young man; The boy is killed by a tiger on a safari in India. The Time Machine Murder text story. Murder!, art by Ed Robbins; Don Barton murders the rival for his love, but goes free. Warlock!, pencils by Jon Smalle, inks by John Rosenberger; Criminal lawyer Charles Indigo is working for the mob; He meets Satan and learns that he is in reality an age-old warlock. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Mister Mystery (1951) 7
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    • CGC Qualified
    • Paper: Off white
    • Heavy miscut right edge of book, slightly affects story.
    • Label #1997879015

    Cover by Tony Mortellaro. Stories and art by John Bulthuis, Ed Smalle and Basil Wolverton. Pre-Code horror tales from Aragon, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. The first printing of a Basil Wolverton classic with the great title "The Brain-Bats of Venus." A man who loves all forest creatures is befriended by the spirits of the wood, but his boss, a hunter, isn't so lucky. A killer swears that he'll never go to the chair and escapes prison, but the cops aren't the only ones looking for him. The Brain Bats of Venus; The Killer; The Man Who Beat the Chair; The Wedding Eve. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Mister Mystery (1951) 8
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #1488676009

    Pre-code horror. Rat-Trap, art by Tony Mortellaro; A prisoner feeds a rat visiting him in his jail cell; He keeps feeding the animal, because the fatter the rat gets, the more the prison bars are spreading--offering him a chance to escape. The Man With the Green Thumb, art by Ed Robbins; Dr. Dana develops a formula which gives him plant-like capabilities. The Cycle!, art by Tony Mortellaro; A pearl is the catalyst for murder, over and over, as greedy men fall victim like dominoes to its allure. The Worm Turns text story. They Saw the Light; Arctic explorers find a mountain out of uranium ore, but the radiation changes them into monstrous fiends. Sarcophagus of Sandola!, art by Hy Fleishman. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Mister Mystery (1951) 9
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #2006562018
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    • Staple rust with migration.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2039042009

    Stories and art by Hal Kanter, Tony Mortellaro, Ed Smalle, Charles Stern and Eugene E. Hughes. Pre-Code horror tales from Aragon, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. A monster stalking Forest Hills is somehow connected to the man a taxi driver picks up at a train station. A scientist matches wits with an ant during an experiment. Satan himself visits Herman to learn the family secret of a magic candle that can snuff out life. The Taxi Driver; The Thin Line; Whats in a Name?; Rage in Darkness; Intelligence; Everlasting Life. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Mister Mystery (1951) 10
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2130424013
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    • Slight amateur restoration
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #189-AA-010
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    Cover by Bernard Baily. Stories and art by Ross Andru, Moe Marcus, Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio, Ed Robbins, Charles Stern and Eugene E. Hughes. Pre-Code horror tales from Aragon, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. A mad furniture designer seeks revenge on his unfaithful wife by turning her into furniture. A pianist who steals other people's music is hired by a mysterious figure to create an original funeral dirge, leading to an ironic comeuppance. A scientist seeking the secret of immortality has an unexpected breakthrough, but it has a tragic catch. Capsule; Modern Design; Ghosts...What About Them?; The Last Chord; Immortality; The Unexpected. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Mister Mystery (1951) 11
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Cover re-attached with tape.
    • Label #2007925010

    Cover by Bernard Baily. Stories and art by Milt Knoff, Jon Small and Basil Wolverton. Pre-Code horror tales from Aragon, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. A man builds a robotic woman companion for himself, but the tech support is a killer. An inventor creates a time machine just to escape his nagging wife, but it turns out that nagging transcends time. Harriet hates how her orphaned niece always brings home stray animals, but the latest creature is more dangerous than she expects. Beauty and the Beast; The Marriage of Life and Death; First Come, First Served!; Yakity-Yakity-Yak; The Little Monster. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Mister Mystery (1951) 12

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    Cover by Bernard Baily. Stories and art by Hy Fleishman and others. Pre-Code horror tales from Aragon, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. Scientists seeking a subterranean paradise where people live forever instead find horrifying monsters. A man gets wishes from a genie and uses them for the perfect crime spree, but makes one wish too many, in a story featuring a pre-Code decapitation panel. Cover by Bernard Baily is the all-time classic "injury-to-the-eye motif" cover, a strange pre-Code horror trend. Shangri-La; Unknown Factor; The Curse of Aladdin; The Monster; The Trap. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Mister Mystery (1951) 13

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    Pre-code horror. Cover art by Bernard Baily. The Gossips, art by Tony Mortellaro; Three fiendish old ladies spread hateful rumors about other people, driving them into suicide; The dead, however, come back from the grave and take cruel revenge. Vampire, pencils by Gerald Altman; Attractive vampire lady feeds on a group of hobos; The last one manages to impale the creature on a tree branch. When The Deep Purple Falls text story. The Clock Maker, pencils by Gerald Altman; With the help of a witch woman watchmaker Ben Loftus creates lifelike timepieces. Custom-Made Murder!; A man wants to get rid of his unfaithful wife and seeks the services of a contract killer named "R. Sennic." The Picnic!, art by Tony Mortellaro; Hugo Brandt loves to engorge himself on food; He meets a lovely woman who shows interest in him. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Mister Mystery (1951) 14

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    Cover by Bernard Baily. Stories and art by Tom Feelings, Ellis Eringer, Sal Trapani and S. Finocchiaro. Pre-Code horror tales from Aragon, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. A heart surgeon takes a fearsome revenge after she learns her husband is cheating on her. Lloyd and Susan are having a secret affair during an Egyptian tomb dig with Susan's husband, but they learn the hard way not to cross an archeologist. A man gets a glimpse of Purgatory during a near-death experience. All, or Nothing at All; True Love; Terror of the Deep; The Queens Secret; Labor Force; His Last Choice. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Mister Mystery (1951) 15

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    Cover by Bernard Baily. Stories and art by Ed Smalle, Vince Fodera, Tony Mortellaro, and Hy Fleishman. Pre-Code horror tales from Aragon, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. A new drug transforms people into the living dead. A man murders his contemptuous wife, only to have her reincarnate as a vengeful housecat, in a story featuring a death-by-kitty panel. Explorers find a mad sculptor and learn how he makes his incredibly lifelike statues, to their misfortune. Living Dead; After Death; The Coffin; The Time Machine Murder; Nightmare; Medusas Head. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Mister Mystery (1951) 16
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    • Original staples missing, staples added. Cover detached, 4" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Bernard Baily. Stories and art by Loffredo, Bruce Hamilton, and Sal Trapani. Pre-Code horror tales from Aragon, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. Tad inherits an old castle that is supposed to be cursed, and is confronted by a immortal old man with an exposed brain. Lifelong rivals decide to settle things once and for all with a strange knife-duel inside a locked fortress in the Mexican desert. Starving prisoners in a dungeon devise a fearsome revenge against their cruel jailer. Mummy/bondage cover by Bernard Baily. The Immortal Brain!; Wall of Coahuila; The Chase!; The Magnet!; Hunger! 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Mister Mystery (1951) 17
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    • Slight amateur restoration
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Restoration includes: color touch, tear seal, glue at top staple of cover.
    • Label #0010347013
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Minor side edge crack and scuffing to front of slab.
    • Label #1560853020

    Cover by Bernard Baily. Stories and art by Les Zakarin and Eugene E. Hughes. Pre-Code horror tales from Aragon, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. Mobsters all fear the hit man known as The Executioner. A Hollywood director will do anything to win Academy Awards, in a story featuring images of the Oscar statuette used as a murder weapon. A two-bit hood finds an aging pirate's secret treasure stash and decides to secure it for himself. Pre-Code pile-of-heads cover by Bernard Baily. The Executioner; Hen Pecked; The Gambit; Yo Ho Ho; Contract in Blood. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Mister Mystery (1951) 18

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    Decapitation and bondage cover. Cover pencils by Bernard Baily. The Devil's Bottles!, art by Hy Fleishman; Danny Fowler makes a pact with the devil; Four genies offer him their services. Robot Woman, art by Basil Wolverton; Scientist Fozzmo has a brilliant mind, but an ugly body; So he constructs himself a mechanical mate. Return To Darkness text story. Turnabout, art by Charles Stern; Space explorers have to struggle for their life against some giant ant creatures--like the men toyed with ants just a while ago. First Come...First Served!, art by Tony Mortellaro. Ordeal By Wax!, art by Charles Stern; A murderer finds employment in a wax museum and has to lure victims inside. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Mister Mystery (1951) 19

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    Cover by Eugene E. Hughes. Stories and art by Ed Robbins, John Bulthuis, and Ed Smalle. Pre-Code horror tales from Aragon, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. A man who loves all forest creatures is befriended by the spirits of the wood, but his boss, a hunter, isn't so lucky. A killer swears that he'll never go to the chair and escapes prison, but the cops aren't the only ones looking for him. A scientist creates a formula that gives him plant-like capabilities and battles a gangster, 20 years before Dr. Alec Holland created his bio-restorative formula. The Man with the Green Thumb; The Killer; What's in a Name?; The Man Who Beat the Chair; The Wedding Eve. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.