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THE LIVING RITA WANTED TO LEARN THE SECRETS OF THE DEAD/HER O.UEST LED HER TO THE BRINK OF 

nnE QTffSfi WOR10J 'an ancient, empty grave, now strangely filled with the mortal 

REMAINS OF ONE NEWLY DEAD WAS THE DOOR... SLOWLY SHE CLIMBED'IN... SLOWLY... 




>ftj ff*L^. 



THEIR ACT WAS ALWAYS A SELL OUT... 



WHEN OUR STORY BEGINS, RITA WAS STILL ALIVE/ 
ON THE MIDWAY- DANIEL, THE GREAT MIND- 
READER was her Partner and lover/their r tell them the name W anna- agedI 

ACT AMAZED THE CROWDS AND WAS MAKING lAND AGE OF THEIR CHILP/^L SEVEN ' 
THEM RICH/ 




T 



YES, THE PEOPLE'S LOVE OF THE MYSTERIOUS KEPT THEM 
CROWDING IN, BUT OF COURSE IT WAS ALL A TRICK.' 
THEIR ASSISTANTS WOULD FIRST VISIT THE TOWN'S 
CHURCHES... 



ANP THEN VISIT THE CEMETERyANP REAP THE 
HEADSTONES/ 




BUT ANEW, 5INISTER ATTRACTION ARRIVED, DRAWING 
THE CROWDS FROM THE GLOOMX DAN ANP RITA/ 
THE MOBS THAT SWARMED NEXT DOOR LOOKfP 
FRIGHTENED, SOMBER... ALMOST ASHAMED/ 



DAN- THIS NEW 
FELLOW, HAMI5H.. 
WHAT'S HIS ACT 
ALL ABOUT? 




JfiTHEAUWWCECALIiDOUTNAMES OF THOSE DEAD WHOSE THE SILENCE BROKEN ONLY BY A SOB, OR 
VOICES THEY WISHEP TO HEAR, HAMISM WENT IKTO A TRANCE-. WEEPING, THE CROWD STOLE FROM THE TENT.' 
SUDDENLY VOICES ECHOED WEIRDLY/ A SHIVER WENT 
THROUGH THE CROWD.,. 



HAMISH... IT'S AMAZING' 
YOU'RE WONPERFUL/ 



J MISS RITA -IT 
IS VOU WHO ARE] 

WONDERFUL' 




DETERMINED TO GET AT THE SECRET 
OF HAMISH, RITA PLAYED HER GAME,' 



RITA HURRIED OVER TO DAM/ 
"71 




AS RITA WON HAMlSH'S PRQMISE,SHE FELT HER HAMISH TOOK RITA TO AN ANCIENT GRAVEVARD/ 
SKIN" SHRIVEL AS HE CRUSHED HER IN AN IRON 
EMBRACE/ 





HAMISH LOWERED HIMSELF INTO 7H£ OPEN PIT/ 



I HAMISH LIFTED A TRAP DOOR OF AN EMPTy GRAVE 





THEN RITA, FASCINATED, INCREDULOUS, FRIGHTENED, 
HEARS HER OWN FATHERS VOICE/ 



bomzm 





AND, INDEED IT WAS AFANTASTIC.GRUESOME STORY 
THAT RITA TOLD PAN/ 




THE NI6HT HMMSH WAS TO SAIL.. WITH HAMMERING HEART, RITA 

STARTED TO PUT HER PLAN INTO 
EFPECT/5HE MUST PLAY IT SMART/ 




r I HAVE TO 

LEAVE NOW, 

DARLING 'I'LL 

B£ SAILING 

IN A FEW 

HOUAS/ 




yOUTAKE ONE APPLE,HAMISH/AT^ 
MIPNIOHT, TOMORROW, YOU EAT 
yOURS AT SEA ANO I'LL EAT MINE 
HERE AT THE SAME TIME/THEN. 
WE'LL BOTH BE THINKING OF 
EACH OTHER/ 




AU REVOlA,SWEET/" T DONT FORGET TO EAT 1 ** S00N AS H * MIS * DEPflRTEp,RITA RUSHED TO THE PHONE/ 




MIDNIGHT, THE NEXT MX,. 

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y£S,AT MIDNIGHT THE FOOL ATE HIS APPLE, AND... 





SO HAMISHHAD EATEN THF 
POISONEP AFPLF/ONE THOUGHT 

OiSESSf D RITA, TO RUSH TO THE 
CEMETE87T0 MAKE HIS GRAVE 
TRICK WORK FOR HER/ 



A WILD FORCE DROVE RITA.'SHE CLIMBED 
INTO THE VAMPIRE'S GRAVED 




RITA'S TERRIFIED SCREAMS HAD BEEN HEARD... 




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NAME. 



ADDRESS. 
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My age is:. 



* 



Your name is roland adams. by all measures you should be a happy, contented soul, for you 
are a sculptor upon whom fame has already cast her fickle smile, and for whom fortune waits 
to embrace in her golden arms .. .if only you can live to complete for your good friend, 
inspector hayes . 




( I'VE ADDED ANOTHER MASK TO YOH, ROLAND, 
MY COLLECTION, MARY. SOMEDAY ll HATE THEM/ 
IT'S GOING TO PAY OFF FQR US.. . / THEY'RE. . . 

GIVE US THE MONEY TO , "V REVOLTING / 

MARRY. 



You SEE, POLAND ADAMS, YOU HAVE A HOBBY . . . 
_A MACABRE AVOCATION ... MASKS OF THOSE WHO 
HAVE BEEN MURDERED OR EXECUTED.. . 



Revolting ?...not to you, for you are an artist, 
a specialist who seeks to capture the ultimate 
in emotion. 



jr 



AH, BUT THESE MASKS ARE 



V, 






DIFFERENT! LOOK / THEY EACH EXPRESS PAIN, 

AND FEAR ...THE TERRIBLE MOUNTING FRIGHT OF 

ONE WHO KNOWS HE IS ABOUT TO DIE/ 




:^^- 






And SO, ROLAND ADAMS, BECAUSE 
OF THIS STRANGE DESIRE OF YOURS, 
YOUR LIFE IS CAUGHT UP, ONE WARM 
SPRING EVENING, IN A WEIRD WEB 
OF VIOLENCE AND DEATH THAT THE 
FATES BEGAN TO WEAVE WITH A 
GIRL IN A PARK . . .A 6IRL ALL 
ALONE. 





f the FACE OF DEATH / 
HMMM. UGLY, I'D SAY, 

YET...BEAUTFUL IN 
ITS UGLINESS. 



A KILLER IS ABROAD THIS NIGHT, > 
ROLAND ADAMS, A MONSTER WHO 
WANTS TO SEE THE AGONY OF 
PAINFUL, CERTAIN DEATH IN THE 
DISTORTED FEATURES OF HIS VICTIM 




Nor is he through, that grim and terrible 
servant of satan. another night comes and 
a late worker hurries down a deserted 
street. . .to an abrupt, bloody, end . 



And night after night the death list grows, 
terror is an icy hand at the city's throat and 
women fear for their loved ones. 




HD WHAT HAS THIS TO 00 WITH YOU, ROLAND 
ADAMS? WHY, DEATH MASKS ARE YOU* HOBBY. 
REMEMBER? TO YOU THESE MURDERS HAVE AN 
IMPORTANCE NOT USUAL TO OTHER PEOPLE. 




YOU ARE EAGER TO SET TO WORK, BUT THE IN- 
SPECTOR HO LDS YOU. . .TAKES YOU TO SEE THE 

H i DIDN'T MEAN THE 



CORONER . 




-And so, roland adams.you control your 
impatience. you show some curiosity... that's 

the natural thing to do, isn't it ? 



NO. THE WOUNDS 
ARE SIMILAR, BUT OF 
AN ODD SHAPE. SOME- 
TIMES, EVEN, A BONE IS 
CUT RIGHT THR0U6H. 

NOT BROKEN. ..CUT/ 




ROUND, WE'RE OFFERING FIVE 
THOUSAND DOLLARS REWARD 
FOR INFORMATION LEADING 
TO THE KILLER/ 




.OU HASTEN BACK TO THE MORGUE, OSTENSIBLY 
TO MAKE A NEW MASK .., BUT YOUR MIND DWELLS 
ON THE REWARD. YOU STUDY THE MANGLED 
FLESH OF THE VICTIM. 



YES, ROLAND ADAMS, YOU KNOW WHAT THE MURDER 
WEAPON 13... KN0W IT WELL ■■ .IF ONLY YOU COULD 
REMEMBER/ " 




THE THOUGHT IS TANTALIZING AND 
SUBCONSCIOUSLY YOU FIND YOUR- 
SELF WISHING THE MONSTER WOULD 
KILL, AGAIN SO THAT YOU COULD 
STUD* THOSE WOUNDS AGAIN. AND 
ONE EVENING HE OBLIGES YOU / 



A AAA^AAA GH/ 




This time the killer strikes 
just three blocks from 
your studio. you are there 
when the inspector 

ARRIVES . 





Suddenly, you, roland a dams know how you 
can claim the reward. 



INSPECTOR, LET ME WORK WITH 
YOU/ FROM THE DESCRIPTION YOU 
GET HERE, I COULD MAKE A 

MASK OF THE CRIMINAL/ 



THE INSPECTOR AGREES AND YOU MAKE NOTES. 



. _ 




Then you go back to your studio and try to 
builoaface of the killer from the sketchy- 
observations that are supposed to form th£ 
picture of the killer 



NO ONE HAS A FULL DESCRIPTION. BUT MY 
EXPERIENCE WILL HELP ME BUILD THE FACE 
AND FIND THE WEAPON/ 



| Fl NALLY ,YOU, ROLAND ADAMS, THE SCULPTOR, FALL 
BACK ON YOUR OWN TALENT AND IMAGINATION . .'. 




Then, as you near completion, you strike a 
careless, poorly aimed blow. 



IThere is an art store nearby, you HAVE NEVER 
PATRONIZED IT MUCH, BUT THIS IS AN EMERGENCY. 






WAS THERE AN OMINOUS NOTE IN 
THOSE LAST WORDS, ROLAND ADAMS? 
IF THERE WAS YOU DIDNT NOTICE IT 
...YOU WERE TOO ABSORBED IN 
YOUR HANDIWORK... YES, TOO 
ABSORBED TO EVEN HEAR THE DOOR 
OPEN, OR HEAR THE ART STORE MAN 
WALK IN. .. 



YOU... WANTED._ 

A. ..CHISEL... MY 

...FRIEND 




THEN ROLAND SAW THE APPROACHING. 
FIGURE ANDJHE BUST WERE ALIKE/ 



THEN, YOU SHALL )>f YOU. . .THE KILLER/ AND 
HAVE IT, MY 
FRIEND/ 



YOUR WEAPON... A 
*-\ SCULPTOR'S CHISEI 










i... i should 
have known. 

A a AA6h/ 




Ah, YES, ROLAND ADAMS, YOU SHOULD HAVE 
KNOWN/ TOO BAD, THE TOOL WHICH BROUGHT YOU 
DEATH MIGHT HAVE BROUGHT YOU FORTUNE/ FAME 
TOO. . . BUT WHO KNOWS , MAYBE SOMEBODY WILL MAKE 
A DEATH MASK OF YOU/ | T|i ^ F<><< ' 



THERE ARE THOSE WHO SAY THE PRINTED WORD CONJURES UP EX.C1T1NG SCENES IN THE 
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ITS CHARACTERS... IF VIVIDLV WRITTEN . BUT DAVID MURDOCK FOUND ONLY APPARIT- 
IONS OF HORROR IN THE PEATH-5HAPOWEP PAGES OF HIS STOLEN 





QJUIB 1 




DAVIP'S 
AMBITION 
WAS TO 
BE A 
SUCCESS- 
FUL 

WRITER.., 
BUT 
YEARS 
OP HEART- 
BREAKING 
TOIL HAD 
EARNED 
HIM... 



'ANOTHER 
'REJECTION 
'SLIP/THAT'Sj 
REJECTION "V—* - THE LASTV 
SLIPS /ONLY 5TRAW, DAVID/ 
REJECTION /WHY CAN'T VOU J" 
SLIPS/ J WRITE ANY;> 
THING- THAT 
SELLS.. I'M, 
FED UP.' 



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BERT AGA I N /YOU RE 
[ALWAYS THROWING HIM 
UP TO ME 'HE'S JUST A J 
| LUCKY HACK/ICAN'T 
WRrTE THE TRASH 
HE SELLS/ 



AT LEAST HE MAKES' 
MONEY/YOU'RE A 
FLOP/ MAYBE YOU 
LIKE STARVING, &UT i 
NOT ME/ 



DAVID WAS STUNG TO THE QUICK /A. FEW 

NIGHTS LATER HE SWAULOWEO HIS PRIDE *.N0 




M3U ONLY THOUGHT TO TAKE 
6ERTS PLACE IN LIFE /TO TAKE 
HIS FINISHED NOVEL FOR YOUR 
OWN... AND WIN BACK .JANE? 

WHAT IS IT WORTH TO 
YOU TO DO THIS* 



DOCTOR WONG LED DAVID TO THE BACK 

OF THE SHOP, AND... 




1RAGED, DAVID GRABBED BERT 
AND... 



A FEW MINUTES LATER, BERT 
STUMBLED OUT INTO HIS 
SWANK LIVING ROOM... 

you 'RE ""^3 
f CRAZY.' YOU ^ 

'CANT7AKE 



AND SUPPED TO THE FLOOR, A 
DyfNG MAN... 




DAVID WORKEO HARD KEEPING THE FIRST PART OF 
HIS BARGAIN/HE FINISHED THE STOLEN MANU- 
SCRIPT AND PUT WONG INTO ITS STORY/ 



WEEKS PA5SER..ANDTHEN ONE DAY DAVID 
WAS CALLED TO THE OFFICE OP ALA* 
PUBLICATIONS ... 




I SHOWED 
VQUTHE WO-T 

AND YOU 
AGREED TO 

GIVE ME 
HALF THE 

PROFITS/ 




IN A FEW MOMENTS, DAVID 
SILENCED THE SCREECHING 
VOICE THAT DEMANDED A 
SHARE.OFHIS SUCCESS... 



WEEKS LATER DAVID REVELED 
IN HIS STOLEN LUXURY.. 




AS JANES SCREAM RENT THE 

AIR, DAVID SPRANG INTO TH£ 

ROOM TO SEE... 




THE LAMP OF DOOM 



By LESLIE MASON 



TT WAS OVER 90, down in the mine pit. The two 
■*■ men swinging their picks were stripped to the 
woist, their grimy torsos gleaming like burnished 
copper under the pouring sweat. 

Nick stopped to mop his face. Leaning on the 
handle of his axe he stared fixedly at the back of 
his co-worker who was swinging up and over 
rhythmically in a perfect arc. "Ping," rang through 
the pit every time the steel struck the rock wall. 

Suddenly the moving arms froze, the arc un- 
completed. It was as though those boring eyes 
4 of Nick were penetrating the wet flesh. Despite 
the terrific heat, the body shuddered and the 
man turned sharply around, looking with terror 
into the eyes of Nick. 

"Wh-why-ya looking at me like that, Nick?" 
the young man asked, his voice shaking. 

"Jus wondrin, Andy, what Mabel sees in ya," 
Nick replied, his eyes still boring. 

A dark glaze of fear covered Andy's pupils. 
The lamp on his forehead flickered brightly. 

"Thafs a mighty handsome lamp Mabel give 
yo," sneered Nick. "Pretty fancy with all that 
chrome. Funny, when she went steady with me she 
never gave me nothin." 

"Why ya still stewin' over Mabel, Nick?" Andy's 
voice was almost pleading. "She said she never 
promised you nuthin. You two were never en- 
gaged." 

"So thafs what she tole yal The lyin' she-devil!" 
Nick's teeth were bared as jealous rage fired his 
blood. 

Forgetting v his fear of the enraged Nick, Andy 
automatically darted forward with clenched fist. 
But Nick leaped aside, grabbed Andy's pick and 
lunged the curved steel into the heart of the on- 
coming man. With a low moan, Andy toppled 
over, dead. 



Nick stood over the corpse of his rival, a sneer 
on his lips. "You snake-l got ya outta my way at 
last. An don't worry— I won't take the rap, either. 
It's gonna be an accident." 

When he had arranged Andy's body so that it 
looked as though he had tripped and fallen on 
the upturned pick-axe, Nick began to yell; His 
voice echoing and re-echoing through the black 
vaults brought a stream of miners from the inner 
recesses. It was easy, telling them about the ter- 
rible accident to his friend, Andy. Everyone knew 
they had been buddies. An awful thing to see your 
own pal trip and fall on his own pickl Sympathetic 
pats on his bent back brought an amused smile 
on Nick's lowered face— What saps they werel 
They didn't even realize he had killed'Andy cause 
he had stolen his girl-and now he was going to 
get her back again. 

* * * 

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cap with the miner's lamp fastened to it and wiped 
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and Nick fussed with the wick. His fingers patted 
the chromium trim and he snickered out loud in 
the empty pit. So, now the lamp was his! And he 
was back in the pit where he and Andy had 
worked together. They were short-handed, but 
they promised him another man in a few days. 

Well, his first day back, after spending a week 
mourning his dead buddy, Andy, it was good to be 
alone. Kinda look around and get used to being 
back. Better to be alone— just in case a ghost 
should be hoverin' around. Hahaha! Ghostsl Any- 
way, Andy's ghost had no power against him. 
Things had turned out too well. Why, after Mabel 
got used to the idea that Andy was dead, she 
even let him come to see her. 



One look at her and he knew things had not 
changed for him. She still could make his head 
reel when she turned her large brown eyes, like 
velvet, on him. He had been a fool to let her go. 
If he hadn't played around with that dancer, 
Flora, Mabel wouldn't have turned to Andy. But 
how was he to know 1 she'd find out! Well, with 
Andy out of the way, he'd win her again— but 
this time he'd play it more careful. 

The firsjt time he called, she was very quiet. 
She was dressed in black and sat pulling at a 
little handkerchief in her lap. She asked him a lot 
of questions about Andy's accident. Sometimes he 
had to squirm. She was worse than a detective. 
Lucky the police had cleared him and called if an 
accident. It was creepy, too, the way she kept the 
lamp she had given Andy close to her on the sofa. 
Every now and then her fingers would creep out 
and fondle the thing. 

But she let him come back. And it was just last 
night that she had asked him to take Andy's lamp. 

"You were his friend, Nick. I'd like you to use 
this lamp in the pit." 

"But— you seem to like it, Mabel," Nick an- 
swered uncertainly. "Don't you want to keep it 
as a— souvenir?" 

"No," she said firmly, "I now want you to have 
it. Will you take it with you to the pit tomorrow? 
Promise!" 

So that's how he came to have Andy's lamp. 
Mabel had gotten over her boy-friend's death 
quickly and had pressed her own gift to Andy on 
him, Nick. After all she once loved him— before 
Andy— it wouldn't be hard, again. What— what 
was that? 

A distant rumble became a crash. Nick jumped 
up in time to escape falling rock. Then H hap- 
pened. Suddenly there was pitch blackness— the 
darn safety lamp had gone out. But how Then 
the noise stopped. Groping, he felt his way along 
the walls of the pit. His hand touched wafer! A 
leakage in the vein! He must get out, find the 
automatic safety door. 

He started tg^scream. All the men were running 



to the safety door. Frantically, he groped m the 
blackness. He fell to his knees and gasped as 
water came up to his hips. The water was coming 
through the vein in streams and fast filling the pit. 
He could hear the other men shouting to him to 
get to the safety door before they would spring if 
shut. They just didn't understand that his lamp 
went out. A miner's lamp never goes out! It's his 
most vital tool. This lamp-rrit was Andy's— Mabel 
made him take it— why did it go out? 

Suddenly there was silence— except for the 
gushing water. The men's voices stopped. Seeing 
no light they assumed everyone had gotten out. 
A terrible clang rang out. My God— they had 
sprung the safety door! They thought he had got- 
ten out, too! He tried to yell, to tell them he was 
in blackness, the lamp— the lamp— was out— But 
the heavy door which kept the water from over- 
flowing into the other pits also shut in the sound 
of his voice. As the water rose higher and higher, 
up to his chest, his chin, he knew he was doomed. 

When the miners reached the surface, the glare 
of sunlight smarting their eyes, a girl was standing, 
waiting, waiting. It was Mabel. 

"Where's-where's-Nick?" she asked, an odd 
smile playing on her lips. 

Nick wasn't with them. When the final load 
reached the top— he wasn't there. A rescue party 
was formed to go back for him. 

"We thought he got out— why didn't he come" 
when the leak started?" they all wondered. 

The rescue party worked all night. Early the 
next morning they were able to raise the safety 
door. The body of Nick was found— and there was 
the lamp, And/s lamp, which Mabel had given 
him. But it was brightly glowing. 

He could have gotten out in plenty of time. 
The lamp shed plenty of light. Why didn't he make 
his escape? 

They all wondered. But, still on Mabel's lips, 
was that enigmatic smile. ,' 

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X-rM-SO HUNGRY, 
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Bond captured and killed the 



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