Published August-September 1952
Cover by Jack Davis. “Survival…or Death!”, script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; Two men aboard a cargo ship are bored until they get the idea to build a rat trap and ask the Captain to have a barrel built with a platform in the middle of it and a run off down the center. “The Thing In the ‘Glades!”, script by Al Feldstein, art by Al Williamson; A man’s wife dies in childbirth giving him a deformed retarded son with stunted legs, and he becomes a hermit in his cabin in the Glades. “Soft!” text story. “Kamen’s Kalamity!”, script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen, Graham Ingels (draws himself), Johnny Craig (draws himself), and Jack Davis (draws himself); Bill Gaines and Al Feldstein tell this auto-biographical tale of hiring Jack Kamen to draw horror stories, first telling Kamen that his work is too sweet. “Buried Treasure!”, script by Al Feldstein, art by Graham Ingels (as Ghastly); In 1667 Germany a fat Duke lords it over his starving peasants, but when he imposes a tax on the peasants for “dirtying his carriage’ with the blood of a young child he rode down in the street, Johann conceives the plot of stealing some of the Duke’s jewels in order to pay the tax. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.
Content Survival… or Death! • Crypt of Terror • Thing In the ‘Glades! • Vault of Horror! • Soft! • Crypt-Keeper’s Corner • Kamen’s Kalamity! • Den of Iniquity! • Buried Treasure! • Witch’s Cauldron!
Artists Al Feldstein writer • Bill Gaines editor • Graham Ingels inker, penciler • Jack Davis cover, inker, penciler • Jack Kamen inker, penciler • Joe Orlando inker, penciler