(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
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On dustjacket.

[Indicia] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Foreword (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Dan Nadel
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Ken Bald
Inks
Ken Bald
Colors
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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Kilroy is here! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Demon of Destruction (Table of Contents: 6)

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!
Reprints
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: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Monsieur Werewolf (Table of Contents: 8)

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: 9)

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.
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Tess and Tim Capture the Bank Robbers (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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: 12)

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.
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Beating the Beach Barrage (Table of Contents: 13) (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: 14)

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: 15)

"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.
Reprints
Keywords
occult

Indexer Notes

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

Extra! Good News! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

The Monster Doll (Table of Contents: 17)

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.
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Announcing Operation: Peril (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Boys! Girls! Hurry! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Have You Got What It Takes? (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Every Way You Look at Them (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

While They Last. Outstanding bargains (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

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: 24) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mists of Midnight (Table of Contents: 25)

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: 26) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Postscript to Death (Table of Contents: 27)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton; typeset

Characters
Sylvia; John
Reprints

The League of Vampires (Table of Contents: 28)

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.
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Extra! Good News! (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Dead Man's Doom (Table of Contents: 31)

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: 32)

"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.
Reprints

Strange Staircase (Table of Contents: 33)

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: 34)

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.
Reprints

The Spectral Sky-Ship (Table of Contents: 35)

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: 36)

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: 37) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Ugly Blackheads Out in Seconds with Vacutex (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Look at these 4 Wonder Bargains (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Pencils
Ken Bald
Inks
Ken Bald
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Extra! Good News! (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

Lair of the Vampire (Table of Contents: 42)

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: 43) (Expand) /

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

The Return (Table of Contents: 44)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Mrs. Peabody; Alice Hanscombe; Mrs. Hanscombe
Reprints

The Vengeful Spirit (Table of Contents: 45)

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: 46) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Domain of the Doomed (Table of Contents: 48)

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: 49)

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: 50)

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: 51)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Rog Halith
Reprints

The Witch's Apprentice (Table of Contents: 52)

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: 53) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How to Fix Any Part of Any Car (Table of Contents: 54) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Exploring the Supernatural! (Table of Contents: 55)

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: 56) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Queen for the Voodoo Chief (Table of Contents: 57)

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: 58)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Joan; Donald
Reprints

The bike that has everything! (Table of Contents: 59) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Fiend in Fur (Table of Contents: 60)

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: 61)

"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: 62)

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.
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Whirlpool of Death (Table of Contents: 63)

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: 64)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Graham; Evans
Reprints

For Recommended Reading... (Table of Contents: 65) (Expand) /

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

Boys! Girls! Hurry! (Table of Contents: 66) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Doom of the Moonlings (Table of Contents: 67)

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: 68)

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: 69) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Silver Streak Archives (Table of Contents: 70) (Expand) /

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

Adventures into the Unknown (Table of Contents: 71) (Expand) /

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

Forbidden Worlds (Table of Contents: 72) (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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