(1994)

AC, 1994 Series
 
Volume:
?
Price:
2.95 USD; 3.85 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Horror House Publications
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Bill Black
Color:
color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Weir; The Purple Claw / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Black
Inks:
Bill Black
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Dr. Weir; Countess Arachni

Another Saturday Night...and No Date ?!? (Table of Contents)

Cinema Secrets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for a Gorgana mask from Cinema Secrets.

Purple Claw Mysteries (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Black
Inks:
Bill Black
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Dr. Weir; Countess Arachni

Indexer Notes

Contents page.

The Woman in the Web! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Weir; The Purple Claw / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Black
Pencils:
Bill Black; Chris Allen; Frank Turner (pp.8-15); Ben Brown (reprinted panel)
Inks:
Chris Dreier; Mark Heike; Frank Turner (pp.8-15); David Gantz (reprinted panel)
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Dr. Jonathan Weir; The Purple Claw; Countess Arachni (death); High Lama of Khun Lann; Rocketman; Jet Girl; Green Lama; Catman; Kitten; Avenger; Microman; Captain Flash; Miss Masque
Synopsis:
Dr. Weir has tracked down Countess Arachni who he fought in 1953 and thought he had killed. Black widow spiders fused with her body and brought her back to life, now more in appearance as a spider (specifically eight eyes). She gets away from Dr. Weir and he follows her to New York, where her spider cult is. As he is following her there his mind goes back to how he originally was given the Purple Claw and how he was given a second one when he had to use the first one to confine the Black Shroud. When he arrives at the Countess' building in New York he could tell that all of the workers in the building were cultists. He went to an upper floor after Countess Arachni and found that millions of baby spiders had consumed her body from the inside. Dr. Weir used the Purple Claw to burn all of the spiders up, but unknown to him, a few escaped through the air conditioning vents.
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Official Cinema Secrets Monster Masks!! (Table of Contents)

Cinema Secrets / advertisement / 0.84 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for the Gorgana and Frightenstein masks from Cinema Secrets.

The Purple Claw (Table of Contents)

Dr. Weir; The Purple Claw / text article / 0.16 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Short text piece on the history of Dr. Weir stories.

The Web of Horror! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Weir; The Purple Claw / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben Brown
Inks:
David Gantz
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Dr. Jonathan Weir; The Purple Claw; Dr. Italo Schiasi (death); Enzo (death); Baron Latro (death); Countess Arachni (first appearance)
Synopsis:
Dr. Jonathan Weir, the possessor of the Purple Claw, travels to the Valley of Horror in answer to a request from his friend Dr. Italo Schiasi. Unfortunately, Dr. Schiasi is already dead at the hands of a giant spider. Dr. Weir is also caught in a giant spider's web but he escapes with the aid of the Purple Claw. He is determined to avenge his friend's death and accuses Baron Latro of killing him. The Countess Arachni stops Baron Latro from stabbing Dr. Weir because she finds him attractive. When mountain birds distract Dr. Weir (they seem to think that the Countess is their natural prey) the Countess manages to steal the Purple Claw from him. Later when he travels to her castle he is caught in a web and unable to defend himself. He passes out but Countess Arachni rescues him by killing Baron Latro in his spider form and taking Dr. Weir to her castle. When he wakes up he tries to get the Purple Claw back but the Countess throws it into the moat. She spins a web around him but he manages to fall out a window and recover the Purple Claw floating in the water. He uses it to defeat the spiders and Countess Arachni.
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Femforce Back Issues! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
{various}
Inks:
{various}
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for various AC comics, includes 5 small cover reprints.

Horror House Press Mail Order Mayhem! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Bill Black; Dick Ayers
Inks:
Bill Black; Mark Heike
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Promo for various horror comics, including covers to Deep Dimension Horror #1, Horrors of the Haunter #1, Wall of Flesh #1, Gorgana's Ghoul Gallery #1 and Nightveil's Cauldron of Horror #3.

Sad That Halloween Comes But Once a Year? (Table of Contents)

Cinema Secrets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for a Frightenstein mask from Cinema Secrets.

Demon Dreams of Doctor Drew (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Bill Black; Jerry Grandenetti
Inks:
Bill Black; Jerry Grandenetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Doctor Drew
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Indexer Notes

Cover is printed upside down. Promo using a reprint of the cover to Demon Dreams of Doctor Drew #1.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dr. Weir; The Purple Claw
  2. 1. Another Saturday Night...and No Date ?!?
    Cinema Secrets
  3. 2. Purple Claw Mysteries
  4. 3. The Woman in the Web!
    Dr. Weir; The Purple Claw
  5. 4. Official Cinema Secrets Monster Masks!!
    Cinema Secrets
  6. 5. The Purple Claw
    Dr. Weir; The Purple Claw
  7. 6. The Web of Horror!
    Dr. Weir; The Purple Claw
  8. 7. Femforce Back Issues!
  9. 8. Horror House Press Mail Order Mayhem!
  10. 9. Sad That Halloween Comes But Once a Year?
    Cinema Secrets
  11. 10. Demon Dreams of Doctor Drew
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