([April 1982])

K. G. Murray, 1982 Series
Published in English (Australia) Australia
 
Price
?
Pages
100
On-sale date
1982-04 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Murray Publishers Pty Ltd
Brand
Murray Comics
Editing
?
Color
Colour cover; black and white interior
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?; Joe Orlando (original)
Inks
?; Joe Orlando (original)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Joe Orlando (original managing editor); Jack C. Harris (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In these fear-filled pages it's always midnight
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cynthia; Mildred; Mordred

Indexer Notes

This cover is based on the back cover of The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #191 (May-June 1979), with the positions of the three witches moved.

Here Comes Murray (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Witching Hour Spectacular (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Dick Giordano
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original credited editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (actual original editor)

Job Number
[G-138]; [N-785]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come, dear reader, come along!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cynthia; Mildred; Mordred
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents in The Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) 38 (January 1974) calls this story "Meet the Three Witches". "Witching Hour Spectacular" is a page header in that issue, but reads as a story title on this sequence because the page header stops after the first page and is only used on a few later stories in this issue.

The Ever Constant Drum! (Table of Contents: 3)

Cynthia's Tale… / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
David Kaler (credited)
Pencils
Reginald Pitt (layouts, credited); Stanley Pitt (credited)
Inks
Stanley Pitt (credited)
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original credited editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (actual original editor)

Job Number
G-229
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since the time is ripe for tales, let me pluck one out of the shadows of the African jungle!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cynthia (host)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Stanley and Reginald Pitt are Australian; this is one of their few US credits.

A Ghastly Revenge (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Alfredo Alcala
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Job Number
B-1399
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You think you've heard everything?
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mildred (host)
Reprints

Bring Me Back to Life (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan (credited)
Pencils
Rudy Florese (credited)
Inks
Rudy Florese (credited)
Letters
?
Editing
Dick Giordano (original editor); Cary Burkett (original associate editor)

Job Number
[J-5789]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Not a bad brew, Mildred, but I Mordred have cooked up a delicious main course!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mordred (host); John Benson [Walter Casper]; Trunche; Hilda Benson; Professor Scott
Synopsis
John Benson, wanted for murder, has the warlock Trunche transform him into another person.
Reprints

Dream Girl (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor; credited)

Job Number
N-792
First Line of Dialogue or Text
They laughed at me because he sought something--someone--who supposedly existed in man's mind alone!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cynthia (host)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprint is sourced from The Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #38 (January 1974) and has a small image of Cynthia added as host on the first page. The introductory words have been incorrectly edited as Cynthia's words, rather than Paul Hastings ('laughed at me' rather than 'laughed at him').

Look into My Eyes... and Die! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler (credited)
Pencils
Rudy Nebres (signed)
Inks
Rudy Nebres (signed)
Letters
?
Editing
Dave Manak (original editor)

Job Number
J-5808
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's a shocker I've drummed up in which greed is a killer…
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mildred (host)
Reprints

Never Hijack a Witch Craft! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Witching Hour / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler [as C. Wessler] (credited)
Pencils
Gerry Talaoc [as J. Talaoc] (credited)
Inks
Gerry Talaoc [as J. Talaoc] (credited)
Letters
?
Editing
Jack C Harris (original editor)

Job Number
J-5821
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The five terrorists that commandeered the U.S. bound airplane at gunpoint overlooked a cardinal rule of the skies--
Characters
Cynthia; Mildred; Mordred (also as host)
Reprints

Something Sinister about Uncle Harry (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler (credited)
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti (credited)
Inks
Jerry Grandenetti (credited)
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Job Number
B-2043
First Line of Dialogue or Text
He was a beautiful person to Mac and Jeannie Dowling.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cynthia (host)
Reprints

For Whom the Ghost Bells Toll (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman (credited)
Pencils
Alex Nino (credited)
Inks
Alex Nino (credited)
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Job Number
B-1960
First Line of Dialogue or Text
How crude can you get?
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mildred (host)
Reprints

The Mask of Medusa (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6.85 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Kanigher (credited)
Pencils
Vic Catan [as Vicatan] (credited)
Inks
Vic Catan [as Vicatan] (credited)
Letters
?
Editing
Dave Manak (original editor)

Job Number
J-7574
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Myth and today's headlines exist side by side in the magical isles of Greece!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mordred (host); Rona Douglas; Medusa; Athena; Perseus
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The final panel of the original story, which features Mordred promoting the next issue of The Unexpected, has been replaced with a small Murray Comics promotion.

For the Best in Comic Reading (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.15 page (report information)

The Man with the Stolen Eyes (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor, credited)

Job Number
N-788
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Right now, Harvey Byrd, you are blind as a bat!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mildred (host)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This version of the story has Mildred as host and is probably sourced from the reprint in The Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #38 (January 1974).

The Masked Manhunter… (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

'Til Death Us Do Join! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney (credited)
Pencils
Pat Boyette (credited)
Inks
Pat Boyette (credited)
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Job Number
G-555
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oohoohhooo oh ho! Oh, ho! When the moon is gibbous and the owl cries fowl…
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mordred (host)
Reprints

The Greatest in Western Entertainment (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Round Trip to the Past! (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp (credited)
Inks
George Papp (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the yellowed pages of a 13th century diary leapt the words that told the story of a modern magician…
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cynthia (host)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This printing includes an image of Cynthia as host and is probably sourced from the reprint in The Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #38 (January 1974).

The Head that Haunted Gerald Hess! (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler (credited)
Pencils
Frank Redondo (credited)
Inks
June Lofamia (credited)
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Job Number
B-798
First Line of Dialogue or Text
To what extreme will ambition drive a man?
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mildred (host)
Reprints

Look for the Exciting Superman Comics (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

The Corpse That Lived Twice! (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler (credited)
Pencils
Buddy Gernale (credited)
Inks
Alfredo Alcala [as Fred P. Alcala] (signed)
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Job Number
B-1687
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hang onto your heart or it'll leap right out of your mouth at this terrible tale of treachery…
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Dick Giordano
Letters
?
Editing
Dick Giordano (original editor)

Job Number
[G-139]; N-785
First Line of Dialogue or Text
...And that's that!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cynthia; Mildred; Mordred
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Based on the job code, this printing is sourced from the reprint in The Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #38 (January 1974), which used an updated number. This is the conclusion of framing sequence.

The Choice (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tamsyn O'Flynn (credited)
Pencils
Keith Giffen (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Letters
Pierre Bernard, Jr. (credited)
Editing
Karen Berger (original editor)

Job Number
J-7814
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There have been many women in this life…
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This feature is on the inside back cover.

[Batman and Robin the Teen Wonder] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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