The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics! #8 - Howard Nostrand's Nightmares
(November 2014)

IDW, 2010 Series
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Price
24.99 USD
Pages
160
On-sale date
2014
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IDW Publishing
Brand
Yoe Books!; IDW
ISBN
978-1-63140-151-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781631401510 52499
Color
color cover
Dimensions
8.7" x 11"
Binding
hardcover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Enlarged detail from story "Walpurgis!" (Witches Tales #18), pg. 4. On endpapers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Enlarged detail from story "Search for Evil" (Black Cat #44), pg. 5. On endpapers.

[Indicia] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Fear-Filled foreword (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sid Jacobson
Pencils
? (spot illustration); ? (photograph)
Inks
? (spot illustration); ? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction illustrated with a photograph and the reproduction of a Harvey house ad.

Nostrand's Nightmares (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Yoe
Pencils
Howard Nostrand; Howard Nostrand (photographs); ? (photographs)
Inks
Howard Nostrand; Howard Nostrand (photographs); ? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Article illustrated with examples of original art, photographs, cover reproductions, advertisements, and reproductions of printed comic book art.

The Man Germ (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Nat Barnett
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Walpurgis! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Frederick Kaffner (master clockmaker, death); Carl (villain, Kaffner's assistant, death); un-named creatures of darkness (villains)
Synopsis
A clockmaker's assistant hates his strict employer enough to kill him, and he is given that opportunity on Walpurgis Night, when all the creatures of darkness are free to roam.
Reprints
Keywords
Walpurgis Night

Zodiac (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Warren Kremer
Inks
Warren Kremer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Not a Howard Nostrand story according to GCD Witches Tales (Harvey, 1951 Series) #18 entry. Reason for reprinting this story in this issue is unknown.

Big Fight! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A boxer enters a strange fight for fate - and gets born as a baby.
Reprints

Search for Evil (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Haircut! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand ?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama; crime
Synopsis
Amos Vessels marries Martha for her lumber mill. He makes the business profitable, then takes it away from her and leaves her. Martha's brother steps in to avenge his sister.
Reprints

Lynch Mob (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand ?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Shock! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
drama
Synopsis
Hubert Kranz thinks his wife Dorthy is cheating on him with caretaker Jed. He kills them both in a rage. Kranz, however, has been all wrong about the matter.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tommy Trot ... an man we deplore!
Genre
humor; crime
Characters
Tommy Trot
Synopsis
A criminal digging his way into a jewelry store.
Reprints
  • Reprinted from Witches Tales (Harvey, 1951 Series) #21 ?

Indexer Notes

Visual and storytelling references to story "Mole!" in MAD (EC, 1952 series) #2 (January 1953).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the man all tatered and torn
Genre
humor; crime
Synopsis
An escaped convict hides beneath the water.
Reprints
  • Allegedly reprinted from "Witches Tales" #21.

Dead End (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

The Story of the Witch/The Hand Behind the Head (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand ?
Inks
Howard Nostrand ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Accounts of witches and magicians.
Reprints

Tale of Cain (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
A mean-spirited man infects his brother with evil thoughts. The brother retaliates by killing the man. He will perish as well, because the men were siamese twins.
Reprints

The Inside Man (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand ?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Terrorvision (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand ?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reproduced from original art.

A Vision Saved Two Ships (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reproduced from original art.

The Rift of the Maggis (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reproduced from original art.

Lay That Pistol Down (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand ?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reproduced from original art.

Day of Panic (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The small town of Twin Oaks is besieged by panic and paranoia when word gets out that a vampire is living among the townsfolk.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reproduced from original art.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Chilly Chamber Music / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How are things in Danne ... mora ...
Genre
humor; crime
Reprints
  • Reprint from Chamber of Chills Magazine (Harvey, 1951 Series) #21 ?

Indexer Notes

Story in verse. Reproduced from original art.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Chilly Chamber Music / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dance around the May-pole ...
Genre
humor; crime
Reprints
  • Reprint from Chamber of Chills Magazine (Harvey, 1951 Series) #21 ?

Indexer Notes

Story in verse. Reproduced from original art.

Come Back Bathsheba (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Nat Barnett
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reproduced from original art.

The Blonde Man (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand ?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reproduced from original art.

The Lonely (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand ?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hilton (death); Johnny
Synopsis
While fishing during a storm Johnny throws Hilton overboard because he had been stealing money from the firm. Unfortunately the storm gets worse and Johnny has to jump overboard with a lifejacket on. Eventually they both get to a very small island. Johnny is asleep when a sleeping Hilton washes up on the shore by him. When Johnny wakes up he tries to throw Hilton into the sea but he keeps washing back up. He then buries him but decides to dig him up, tie a rock around his neck, and throw him into the ocean. Unfortunately, no one comes by to rescue Johnny and he gets very lonely.
Reprints

Ivan's-Woe (Table of Contents: 30)

A Boo of the Month / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sir Ivan Gwaine of Hampshire; Sir Gerald; Elizabeth; Fitzhugh; Sir Hugo Lavon of Blackmore; King John
Synopsis
Sir Hugo duels Sir Ivan after a slight from Elizabeth. Ivan wins, but is horribly disfigured.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Boo of the Month" (Ivanhoe parody).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Chilly Chamber Music: Songs from the Spook Box / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They saw three little fishes...
Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Chilly Chamber Music: Songs from the Spook Box / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When day is done and shadows fall...
Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Reprints

Undertaker (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand ?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Dust Unto Dust (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand ?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

I, Vampire (Table of Contents: 35)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand ?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

What's Happening at --- 8:30 P.M. (Table of Contents: 36)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Nat Barnett
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

The Search (Table of Contents: 37)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand ?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

5th Anniversary Yoe Books! (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Enlarged detail from story "Search for Evil" (Black Cat #44), pg. 3. On endpapers.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Enlarged detail from story "I, Vampire" (Chamber of Chills Magazine #24), pg. 1 [mirror-imaged]. On endpapers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [Indicia]
  5. 4. Fear-Filled foreword
  6. 5. Nostrand's Nightmares
  7. 6. The Man Germ
  8. 7. Walpurgis!
  9. 8. Zodiac
  10. 9. Big Fight!
  11. 10. Search for Evil
  12. 11. Haircut!
  13. 12. Lynch Mob
  14. 13. Shock!
  15. 14. ["Tommy Trot ... an man we deplore!"]
    Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes
  16. 15. ["This is the man all tatered and torn"]
    Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes
  17. 16. Dead End
  18. 17. The Story of the Witch/The Hand Behind the Head
  19. 18. Tale of Cain
  20. 19. The Inside Man
  21. 20. Terrorvision
  22. 21. A Vision Saved Two Ships
  23. 22. The Rift of the Maggis
  24. 23. Lay That Pistol Down
  25. 24. Day of Panic
  26. 25. ["How are things in Danne ... mora ..."]
    Chilly Chamber Music
  27. 26. ["Dance around the May-pole ..."]
    Chilly Chamber Music
  28. 27. Come Back Bathsheba
  29. 28. The Blonde Man
  30. 29. The Lonely
  31. 30. Ivan's-Woe
    A Boo of the Month
  32. 31. ["They saw three little fishes..."]
    Chilly Chamber Music: Songs from the Spook Box
  33. 32. ["When day is done and shadows fall..."]
    Chilly Chamber Music: Songs from the Spook Box
  34. 33. Undertaker
  35. 34. Dust Unto Dust
  36. 35. I, Vampire
  37. 36. What's Happening at --- 8:30 P.M.
  38. 37. The Search
  39. 38. 5th Anniversary Yoe Books!
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
  42. 41. ["Howard Nostrand drew his brilliant horror art ..."]
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