([July 1978])

K. G. Murray, 1978 Series
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""Who Will Kill Gigantus?" "The Abominable Snowman" "The Thing from the Dead Letter Office" Plus 9 More Sensational Tales of Spine-Chilling Suspense!" (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy (signed)
Colors
? (original colourist)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
  • US from The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #157 (May-June 1974) [Front cover blurb changed from “10 More Sensational Tales” to “9 More Sensational Tales”, as there are 12 stories in total in this issue.]
Keywords
abominable snowman; dinosaur

Who Will Kill Gigantus? (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Alfredo Alcala (signed as Alfred P. Alcala)
Inks
Alfredo Alcala (signed as Alfred P. Alcala)
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mr. Calvert; Boehme
Synopsis
Calvert discovers a dinosaur in the wilds of Africa.
Reprints
Keywords
dinosaur

The Evil Half (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Ruben Yandoc (as Rubeny)
Inks
Ruben Yandoc (as Rubeny)
Letters
Erik Santos (as Erick)
Editing
Joe Orlando (original managing editor); Paul Levitz (original editor)

Job Number
J-3603
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host); Homer Finley; Flo; Mike Hays
Synopsis
Homer Finley, a poor accountant, is tempted by a female demon to change his life.
Reprints

The Bewitched Beauty! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira (as Amilcar Ruben Moreira) (signed)
Inks
Ruben Moreira (as Amilcar Ruben Moreira) (signed)
Letters
Pat Gordon
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor); Paul Levitz (original assistant editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Whitey Reed; Molly Reed; Myra
Synopsis
Myra makes a deal with a witch to win a beauty contest.
Reprints
Keywords
beauty contest; witch

The Fiend Factor (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Fred Carrillo
Inks
Fred Carrillo
Letters
?
Editing
Joe Orlando (original managing editor); Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mr. Martin; Dr. John Welles; Mrs. Welles
Reprints

Evil Power (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Alex Niño
Inks
Alex Niño
Letters
?
Editing
Joe Orlando (original editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (original assistant editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Eve (host)
Reprints
  • US from Weird Mystery Tales (DC, 1972 series) #9 (December 1973-January 1974) [Job number (J-2014) removed from reprint. Most of the first word balloon - Eve’s introduction - cut. Last panel of story with Eve cut and replaced with a house advertisement.]

I Battled the Abominable Snowman (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Starr
Inks
Leonard Starr
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Kurdu; Frank Martin; Jess Lewis; Mr. Tyndall; Floyd Jameson
Synopsis
Frank Martin braves the highest Himalayan mountains to capture a wild goat, but he must first discover if the legend of the Abominable Snowman protecting the wildlife on the mountain is true.
Reprints
Keywords
Abominable Snowman; Himalayas; Tibet

Indexer Notes

Reprint source credits art to John Prentice. Leonard Starr credits confirmed by Gene Reed.

The Sweet Smile of Death (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
John Calnan
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
  • US from Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #7 (August-September 1972) [Job number (B-1373) removed from reprint. First panel of pp8 trimmed slightly with new top border drawn.]

The Mystery of the Teen-Age Swami (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Ray Weede
Synopsis
Ray Weede, a safecracker, discovers that a child has a device that predicts the future. He tries to use it to become rich and gets caught in the process.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from index of the original printing; art credited here to Mort Meskin.

The Sands of Time, the Snows of Death! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska ?
Letters
Ben Oda ?
Editing
Dick Giordano (original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Cynthia (host); Anderson
Synopsis
Anderson uses a time machine and is stranded in the past.
Reprints
Keywords
dinosaur; time travel

Deep Sleep (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Paul Kirchner
Inks
Neal Adams
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Joe Orlando (original editor); Paul Levitz (original assistant editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cain (host)
Reprints

The Mark of the Witch (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Bill Draut
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Dick Giordano (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mordred (host); Thomas
Synopsis
Thomas was framed for murder by a group of witches.
Reprints
Keywords
witches

The Corpse in the Dead Letter Office (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
John Calnan
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Margaret Poe; Luanne Lowry
Synopsis
Ghosts attack a tour group in a ghost town.
Reprints
Keywords
ghost; ghost town; seance
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ""Who Will Kill Gigantus?" "The Abominable Snowman" "The Thing from the Dead Letter Office" Plus 9 More Sensational Tales of Spine-Chilling Suspense!"
  2. 1. Who Will Kill Gigantus?
  3. 2. The Evil Half
  4. 3. The Bewitched Beauty!
  5. 4. The Fiend Factor
  6. 5. Evil Power
  7. 6. I Battled the Abominable Snowman
  8. 7. The Sweet Smile of Death
  9. 8. The Mystery of the Teen-Age Swami
  10. 9. The Sands of Time, the Snows of Death!
  11. 10. Deep Sleep
  12. 11. The Mark of the Witch
  13. 12. The Corpse in the Dead Letter Office
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