(December 2012)

Dark Horse, 2012 Series
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Price:
49.99 USD; 54.99 CAD
Pages:
224
On-sale date:
2012-11-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dark Horse Books
Brand:
Dark Horse Archives; Dark Horse Books
ISBN:
978-1-61655-000-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9781616550004 54999
Editing:
Philip R. Simon
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
7" x 10"
Binding:
Hardcover; Dustjacket
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ken Bald
Inks:
Ken Bald
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
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Indexer Notes

On dustjacket.

[Indicia] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Contents (Table of Contents)

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Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Foreword (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Nadel
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ken Bald
Inks:
Ken Bald
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Kilroy is here! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Demon of Destruction (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson (signed); Frank Frazetta
Inks:
Al Williamson (signed); Frank Frazetta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Don Brady (atomic physicist); Mary (death, brought back to life); un-named doctor; Uncle Phineas (Don's uncle, death); Marzo (The Spirit of Destruction) (villain)
Synopsis:
Don Brady decides to take a rest - in the house in which his uncle was doing his experiments in the supernatural. Brady unwittingly unleases Marzo, who grants Brady three wishes in return for his freedom!
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Keywords:
Jonesville; Mystic Manor; Smithville

Indexer Notes

Artwork was assigned to Al Williamson, who signed page 2. Frazetta assisted on the story. Experts differ on how much they believe Frank Frazetta penciled, some believe he penciled the majority of the story, others that Williamson did.

What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Monsieur Werewolf (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton; typeset

Characters:
Jacques Turenne
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Love of a Vampire (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Ken Cummings; Beth Cummings; Hans Brunt; Riley; Inspector Jackson; Miss Jones
Synopsis:
A woman on her honeymoon disappears when staying at a motel, after a bat enters the room while her husband is sleeping.
Reprints:

Tess and Tim Capture the Bank Robbers (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The Popsicle Twins / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

From Your Editor- To You! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton; typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No letters.

The Way of the Werewolf (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Emil Gershwin
Inks:
Emil Gershwin
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Ondok; Roy; Ambrose Walker; Canisa Walker; Larry Davis
Synopsis:
it's a slow news day, so the reporter gets the assignment to talk to a local expert on the man-eating wolves of India.
Reprints:

Beating the Beach Barrage (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

"U. S." Royal with His Jet-Propelled Bike; U. S. Royal Bike Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Vampire's Victim (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton; typeset

Characters:
Rudolf
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The Ghostly Army of Bethune (Table of Contents)

"True" Ghosts of History / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer [as HCK]
Inks:
Henry Kiefer [as HCK]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
In World War I, a ghost medieval cavalry appears to defend Belgium near the town of Bethune.
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Keywords:
occult

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer read HCK as MCK and thought the artist was Mel Keefer.

Extra! Good News! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Monster Doll (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edvard Moritz
Inks:
Edvard Moritz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Fellowes; Dickson Prescott; Bill; Jane Crothers Prescott; Sue Jackson; Alan MacCampbell; Julian Bulmere; Alice McLane
Synopsis:
Dickson Prescott is sentenced to die within the hour, while the Governor hears about his strange story.
Reprints:

Announcing Operation: Peril (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Boys! Girls! Hurry! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Have You Got What It Takes? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Every Way You Look at Them (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

While They Last. Outstanding bargains (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ken Bald
Inks:
Ken Bald
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Without Knowing a Note ... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mists of Midnight (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lin Streeter
Inks:
Lin Streeter
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Audrey Clark; Neil; Jim Fletcher
Synopsis:
Audrey sees a man struggling in the fog.
Reprints:

Phil Rizzuto (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Postscript to Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton; typeset

Characters:
Sylvia; John
Reprints:

The League of Vampires (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charlie Sultan
Inks:
Charlie Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Nancy Lewis; Roy Carlson
Synopsis:
Nancy Lewis has a strange visitor who has bat eyes, and he makes her take him to her finance's laboratory.
Reprints:

Extra! Good News! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

From Your Editor- To You! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Letters:
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Includes text, with the color header that was first used in issue #1. No letters.

Dead Man's Doom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
King Ward [as K.] (signed)
Inks:
King Ward [as K.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Phanto
Synopsis:
Phanto is a fake medium, who is willing to do what it takes to keep his fee.
Reprints:

Kate, the Witch, vs. Andrew Jackson (Table of Contents)

"True" Witches of History / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Characters:
John Bell; Betsy Bell; Josh Gardiner; Kate the Witch; General Andrew Jackson; Rachel Jackson; Witch-Destroyer
Synopsis:
A witch appears before future President Andrew Jackson's friends in Robertson County, Tennessee.
And he goes to see if it is true.
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Strange Staircase (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton; typeset

Characters:
Billy; Roger (dog)
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The Magic Coin (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Klein
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Amos Brown; Ken Havers; Miss Seely; Sabina; Decimus; Emperor Marcus Aurelius; Smithers
Synopsis:
Dr. Amos Brown is missing. He is found on top of the old coin that is under the microscope.
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The Spectral Sky-Ship (Table of Contents)

Uncanny Mysteries / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Characters:
Captain Lamberton
Synopsis:
The Ship, Fellowship, disappears in 1646.
Reprints:
Keywords:
occult

Indexer Notes

Based on the poem THE PHANTOM SHIP by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The Boy Who Talked with Spirits (Table of Contents)

True Ghost Tales / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Molno
Inks:
Bill Molno
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Characters:
Eddie Harkness; Josiah; Emily
Synopsis:
Eddie has two ghosts who help keep him up on what's going on.
Reprints:
Keywords:
occult

Be the Master Not the Slave! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Ugly Blackheads Out in Seconds with Vacutex (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Look at these 4 Wonder Bargains (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ken Bald
Inks:
Ken Bald
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Extra! Good News! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Lair of the Vampire (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Spain Verral
Pencils:
Emil Gershwin
Inks:
Emil Gershwin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Gloria; Pat
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

script credit via Will Murray in Comic Book Marketplace #119

Tess and Tim Capture the Bank Robbers (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The Popsicle Twins / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Return (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Mrs. Peabody; Alice Hanscombe; Mrs. Hanscombe
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The Vengeful Spirit (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Pete; Edna; Pierre Mariveaux; Odette Mariveaux
Reprints:

Every Way You Look at Them (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

From Your Editor- To You! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters from June Mueller, Michael R. Elliott, and Frances E. LeJeune.

The Domain of the Doomed (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
King Ward
Inks:
King Ward
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Bruce Norton; Betty
Reprints:

Giants on the Earth (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
E. B. Beauman; Eric Shipton; Frank S. Smythe; H. W. Tilman
Reprints:
Keywords:
Abominable Snowman

Skull of the Sorcerer (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson (signed)
Inks:
Al Williamson (signed); Wally Wood; Frank Frazetta; Joe Orlando
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Characters:
Davey Knox; Robert Knox; Frank; Mike; Wally; Dalai Rama of Karak
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Al Williamson lists the inkers to this story in James Van Hise's The Art of Al Williamson (San Diego: Blue Dolphin, 1983)

Pursuit Into the Past (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Rog Halith
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The Witch's Apprentice (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leo Morey ?
Inks:
Edvard Moritz
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Old Kate; Tim; Ned Rawson; Thelma Starr; Henry Symon
Reprints:

Draw me! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How to Fix Any Part of Any Car (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Exploring the Supernatural! (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ken Bald
Inks:
Ken Bald
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Gravestone on cover has "Hughes" as the last name, which is the editor's last name.

Given. Premiums - Cash (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Queen for the Voodoo Chief (Table of Contents)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Paul Cooper (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Danny Keller; Jeri Adams [Nafaris]; Kufir; John Marberry
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer stated this as written by Richard Hughes, however the story does not read like Hughes, and Hughes has stated that he edited, but didn't start writing for "Forbidden Worlds" until circa 1957.

Devil-Doomed Sandman (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Joan; Donald
Reprints:

The bike that has everything! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Fiend in Fur (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Wilhelms
Inks:
George Wilhelms
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Frank; Phyllis Hall
Synopsis:
Frank tries to explain to Miss Hall why she shouldn't walk in the woods alone, but she finds out for herself what the fiend in fur is.
Reprints:

The Spectral Sleepwalker (Table of Contents)

"True" Ghosts of History / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charlie Sultan
Inks:
Charlie Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Characters:
Jeanne La Blazon; Richard the Lion-Hearted
Synopsis:
Jeanne La Blazon is murdered in 1177, but still she waits for Prince Richard to return.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

From Your Editor- To You! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Announcement of the "L. F./ O. F. W." (Loyal Fans of Forbidden World") Club. Also mentions that "House of Horror" in this issue was written by two members of the Club. Letters from Helene Weiss, Josephine Eldes, and Ken Jorgowsky.
Reprints:

Whirlpool of Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Nancy; Rex; Hela
Synopsis:
Rex and Nancy are drowned and see ancient Viking warriors.
Reprints:

The Undying (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Graham; Evans
Reprints:

For Recommended Reading... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Boys! Girls! Hurry! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Doom of the Moonlings (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Wilhelms
Inks:
George Wilhelms
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Bob; Joyce; Selena; Death
Synopsis:
Bob and Joyce are confronted on a beach by Selena, Queen of the Moonlings, and are taken away to the moon.
Reprints:

House of Horror (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Alice Carter; Ken Bainbridge; ?
Pencils:
Al Camy
Inks:
Al Camy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Alice Carter; Ken Bainbridge; Dr. Amos Dunstan; Martha Dunstan; One-Eyed Foster; Scar-Face Mike
Synopsis:
Alice and Ken try to get a job with Forbidden Worlds, but are turned down for inexperience. On their way home, they decide to investigate the old Dustan House and find that the ghosts of the old man and woman who lived there have been capturing burglars and living off their life energies for 20 years.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Intro to story (and text page in this issue) claims that two main characters, Alice and Ken, are readers who submitted their story to the comic.

New! Super-Duper! Simply terrific! Television Bank (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Silver Streak Archives (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Adventures into the Unknown (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Forbidden Worlds (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Indicia]
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. Foreword
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Kilroy is here!
  7. 6. Demon of Destruction
  8. 7. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
  9. 8. Monsieur Werewolf
  10. 9. Love of a Vampire
  11. 10. Tess and Tim Capture the Bank Robbers
    The Popsicle Twins
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor- To You!
  13. 12. The Way of the Werewolf
  14. 13. Beating the Beach Barrage
    "U. S." Royal with His Jet-Propelled Bike; U. S. Royal Bike Tires
  15. 14. Vampire's Victim
  16. 15. The Ghostly Army of Bethune
    "True" Ghosts of History
  17. 16. Extra! Good News!
  18. 17. The Monster Doll
  19. 18. Announcing Operation: Peril
  20. 19. Boys! Girls! Hurry!
  21. 20. Have You Got What It Takes?
  22. 21. Every Way You Look at Them
  23. 22. While They Last. Outstanding bargains
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
  25. 24. Without Knowing a Note ...
  26. 25. The Mists of Midnight
  27. 26. Phil Rizzuto
    Wheaties
  28. 27. Postscript to Death
  29. 28. The League of Vampires
  30. 29. Extra! Good News!
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor- To You!
  32. 31. Dead Man's Doom
  33. 32. Kate, the Witch, vs. Andrew Jackson
    "True" Witches of History
  34. 33. Strange Staircase
  35. 34. The Magic Coin
  36. 35. The Spectral Sky-Ship
    Uncanny Mysteries
  37. 36. The Boy Who Talked with Spirits
    True Ghost Tales
  38. 37. Be the Master Not the Slave!
  39. 38. Ugly Blackheads Out in Seconds with Vacutex
  40. 39. Look at these 4 Wonder Bargains
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
  42. 41. Extra! Good News!
  43. 42. Lair of the Vampire
  44. 43. Tess and Tim Capture the Bank Robbers
    The Popsicle Twins
  45. 44. The Return
  46. 45. The Vengeful Spirit
  47. 46. Every Way You Look at Them
  48. 47. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor- To You!
  49. 48. The Domain of the Doomed
  50. 49. Giants on the Earth
  51. 50. Skull of the Sorcerer
  52. 51. Pursuit Into the Past
  53. 52. The Witch's Apprentice
  54. 53. Draw me!
  55. 54. How to Fix Any Part of Any Car
  56. 55. Exploring the Supernatural!
  57. 56. Given. Premiums - Cash
  58. 57. A Queen for the Voodoo Chief
  59. 58. Devil-Doomed Sandman
  60. 59. The bike that has everything!
  61. 60. The Fiend in Fur
  62. 61. The Spectral Sleepwalker
    "True" Ghosts of History
  63. 62. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor- To You!
  64. 63. Whirlpool of Death
  65. 64. The Undying
  66. 65. For Recommended Reading...
  67. 66. Boys! Girls! Hurry!
  68. 67. The Doom of the Moonlings
  69. 68. House of Horror
  70. 69. New! Super-Duper! Simply terrific! Television Bank
  71. 70. Silver Streak Archives
  72. 71. Adventures into the Unknown
  73. 72. Forbidden Worlds
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