Eerie was a one-shot horror comic book cover-dated January 1947 and published by Avon Periodicals as Eerie # 1. Its creative team included (among others) Joe Kubert and Fred Kida . It was the first true, stand-alone horror comic book and is credited with establishing genre horror comics.  
After the initial issue, the title went dormant for a number of years and was returned to newsstands as a continuing title in 1951.
Description, content, and creative team
Eerie is a full-color, 52 page, standard format, one-shot horror comic published by Avon Periodicals with a price of US $ 0.10 and cover-dated January 1947. The book was released as Eerie # 1.  
The comic book’s glossy,  cover depicts a red-eyed ghoul clutching a dagger and a rope-bound , voluptuous young woman in a derelict moonlit ruin. The book’s content includes six full-length horror feature stories and a two-page humorous tale.
The issue featured six stories that were fairly tame in the depiction of gore and violence found in horror fiction .  “The Eyes of the Tiger” follows a man haunted by the ghost of a stuffed tiger;   “The Man-Eating Lizards”, with the story by Edward Bellin and pencils by Joe Kubert , tells the story of an island infested with flesh-eating lizards;   and another, “The Strange Case of Henpecked Harry” (with art by Fred Kida ), follows a man spooked by the bloody corpse of his murdered wife.   Other features include “Dead Man’s Tale”, “Proof”, and “Mystery of Murder Manor”. A two-page humorous tale starring Goofy Ghost rounds out the issue.  Members of the creative team include Fugitani  and George Roussos . 
Following the January 1947 issue, Eerie disappeared from newsstands shelves.
In 1951, Eerie # 1, cover-dated May / June 1951, was published by Avon and saw a run of seventeen issues.  The first issue of Eerie reprinted “The Strange Case of Henpecked Harry” from the 1947 Eerie one-shot as “The Subway Horror”,  and issue # 12 printed a Dracula story based on the Bram Stoker novel. Several covers featured large-breasted women in bondage . Artists Joe Orlando and Wallace Wood were associated with the series. The title saw a run of seventeen issues, ceasing publication with its August / September 1954 issue.
Eerie then morphed into the second iteration of the science fiction anthology Strange Worlds with issue # 18 (October / November 1954). 
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