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Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) comic books

  • Issue #4
    Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) 4

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by George Peltz and others. Pre-Code horror and crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Hoodlum Red Fresno's plan to rob a carnival payroll leads to a shootout on the fairway. Prohibition-era bootlegger Charlie Zack relies on his boyish good looks, but if that fails, he falls back on his murderous temper. The public gun-battle that led to the demise of The Brady Gang has become an essential part of Maine folklore, even portrayed in Stephen King's It. Crime at the Carnival; Frame Up; Mad Trigger-Finger; Stir Scared Killer; Crimson Trail of Murder. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) 5

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Pre-Code horror and crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. A temple idol in the jungle swears vengeance against any who violate its sanctity. The life and crimes of real-life bank robber Wilbur Underhill, known as "The Tri-State Terror." Harry Wells becomes known as the Texas Phantom. The Gruesome Demon of Terror; There Is No Escape; Tri-State Terror; The Bloody Phantom. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) 6

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Pre-Code horror and crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Soldiers on the battlefield are aided by the spirit of a dead comrade. Clare Mangin uses poison to collect insurance policies on her hapless husbands. The so-crazy-it-must-be-true story of the stealing of the steamship SS Ferret from Scotland to Australia in 1880. Footprint of Death; Killer at Large; The Witch of Terror; The Weird Murder; The Saga of the Slaughter at Sea. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) 7

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Pre-Code horror and crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. A killer takes advantage of a trip through the remote jungle to commit his deadly crime. Criminal Harry Loomis is undone by convenient film footage of his crime. The Case of the Strange Murder; No Profit in Crime; Picture of Crime; Voyage of Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) 8

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Rudy Palais and others. Pre-Code horror and crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. A Foreign Legionnaire in the desert is pursued by a sandstorm and made part of a phantom brigade because of his love for a native woman. Johnny Socks Lazia rises to be the supreme gang boss in Kansas City of the late 1920s. Daring crook Fred Bell sets out to live up to his motto "the sky's the limit" by becoming the first person to hijack an airplane. The Curse of the Phantom Brigade; Facts About Crime; Monarch of Murder; Wanton Terror; Career of Terror. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) 9

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Rudy Palais and others. Pre-Code horror and crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Gangster Steve Bory gets in over his head in eastern Europe when he dares to open the Forbidden Tomb. Don and Bud Hoover try to get away with murder. The Forbidden Tomb; The Forgers; Two Faces of Crime; Hideous M-U-R-D-E-R. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) 10

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Pre-Code horror and crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. An elder thing from beyond space targets all Earthlings with knowledge of atomic energy. Scheming Frankie Barrows makes an escaped embezzler into her personal slave, in a lurid and bizarre tale featuring much bad-girl art by an unknown artist. Killers Zack and Spink go on a shooting and robbery spree, until a redheaded girl betrays them to their final destiny. Another classic horror cover by L. B. Cole. The Horrible Entity; Slave of Death; The Killer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) 11

    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Rudy Palais and A. C. Hollingsworth. Pre-Code horror and crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Serial killer Joseph Medley goes to the chair for his compulsion for strangling women. Inspector Roc investigates the case of The Bloodless Corpse, featuring art by pioneering African-American cartoonist Alvin Hollingsworth. Holdup men Joe and Sammy have a fatal flaw: when Sammy gets nervous, he kills people. The Strangler; The Bloodless Corpse; The Poisonous Heart; Death's Calling Card; Prison Panic!! Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.