(December 2015)

IDW, 2010 Series
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Price
24.99 USD
Pages
156
On-sale date
2015
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IDW Publishing
Brand
Yoe Books!; IDW
ISBN
978-1-63140-504-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781631405044 52499
Editing
Steve Banes
Color
color cover
Dimensions
8.7" x 11"
Binding
hardcover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Art Fuentes; typeset

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

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling

Indexer Notes

Enlarged detail from story "Too Much Steam!", Tales of Horror (Toby, 1952 series) #9, page 2. On endpapers.

Devil Tales (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
(spot illustration)
Inks
(spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Art Fuentes; typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page and indicia.

[Let us speak of the devil, shall we?] (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
Steve "Mr. Karswell" Banes
Pencils
Drazen Kocjan; ? (photo)
Inks
Drazen Kocjan; ? (photo)
Letters
typeset

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

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

Pencils
L. B. Cole
Inks
L. B. Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

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[Murderer's Mask] (Table of Contents: 5)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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The Eternal Fires! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Beck
Inks
Art Gates
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Frankie Boll; Satan; Mrs. Boll; Rocco
Synopsis
Gang leader Frankie Boll realizes that he is dying of a rare disease. Terrified of burning in Hell after he dies, he makes a pact with Satan to spare him suffering in Hell in exchange for killing as many gang members as possible to supply Satan with more souls. Afterwards Satan puts Frankie in a death like coma and will obtain his soul after Frankie is buried. Frankie can live in Hell but will not suffer any torment. Problem is after he dies, Frankie is cremated by his wife and is never buried thus canceling the contract. Frankie now has no choice but to burn in Hell for all eternity!
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Welcome to My School (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Professor Lenox and his associates open a charm school for women, to make them more cultured and refined members of society. Turns out he's really Satan himself and has been replacing these women with his own agents in hopes of taking over the World.
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The Son of Satan (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Olesen
Inks
George Olesen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Satan replaces the newly born son of a simple countryfolk couple with an evil imp of his making. By showing this creature parental love, Satan will be able to ascend to earth and rule. But things go not according to plan.
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Appointment in Hades (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Gene Colan
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Soldier Heath drowns while deserting his unit's fight on a beachhead. He returns to life, but is marked by the devil. The ghosts of his comrades catch up with him and drag him to hell, where he belongs.
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Ghoul's Gold (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Grave robber Belardi is looking for the book of the devil, buried in an unmarked grave 400 years ago. Whoever finds it will have control over Satan. A fellow grave robber helps Belardi find the book. The devil appears but manages to trick Belardi, of course.
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Conjurer for the Foul Fiend (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Rice
Inks
Ken Rice
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Aging stage magician Willis Duncazy makes a pact with the devil. Magical powers, youth and a beautiful assistant are his for one year. Then he has to join the "underworld fraternity of magicians", of course.
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Demon Inferno (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Dick Beck ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Raymond Stevens discovers the abode of inner-earth demons Hate, Violence and Betrayal. They brand him with the devil’s sign and send him back home. Stevens is now ruled by his demons and starts killing people in a satanic rage.
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Indexer Notes

This reprint suggests Beck as the inker.

True Tales of Unexplained Mystery # 35 (Table of Contents: 13)

True Tales of Unexplained Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sy Grudko
Inks
Sy Grudko
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
"Circus life has always been the source of strange and haunting tales. The weirdest of these stories is still told among circus people..."
Sideshow freak Bruno gets a new tattoo, depicting a devil's figure. It is a cursed tattoo that strangles Bruno to death.
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Indexer Notes

This reprint suggest Grudko as the artist.

The Devil Is a Dame! (Table of Contents: 14)

The Purple Claw / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ben Brown (signed)
Inks
David Gantz (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Doctor Jonathan Weir
Synopsis
Brima Stone is a she-devil who uses an enchanted gun supplied by Satan as well as her demonic minions to commit crimes that overcomes the city. Luckily Doctor Jonathan Weir (aka The Purple Claw) arrives to stop her.
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Conspiracy with Death (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky ?
Inks
Mike Peppe ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
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The Man Who Returned from Hades! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
Ken Bald
Inks
Ken Bald
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Keywords
caves; demons; devils; hell; pitchforks; Satan

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Pencils
Ken Rice
Inks
Ken Rice
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprint certain about artist identity.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Myron Fass
Inks
Myron Fass
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where am I?
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Don Heck (signed)
Inks
Don Heck (signed)
Colors
?

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Pencils
Iger Shop; ?
Inks
Iger Shop; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Pencils
Iger Shop; ?
Inks
Iger Shop; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Pencils
Lee Elias (signed)
Inks
Lee Elias (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Keywords
devil

The Devil's Pact (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lin Streeter
Inks
Lin Streeter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
John Blade; Bob Blade; The Devil
Synopsis
Desperate for money John Blade makes a pact with the Devil. In exchange for money the Devil will get John's soul in five years. When the time comes for the Devil to collect, John and his son Bob hide from the Devil in a nearby church. Bob then dumps holy water on the Devil causing him to flee. The pact becomes broken and John is spared.
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Indexer Notes

This reprint attributing the art to Lin Streeter.

Trick the Devil (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vic Donahue
Inks
Vic Donahue
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Aldo Von Carl, a peasant from the small village of Brunswold, makes a pact with the Devil. The Devil can have Aldo's soul if he will grant Aldo a wish. Aldo tricks the Devil by wishing for eternal life therefore he will never die and the Devil will not get his soul. Aldo is immortal now and nothing can kill him. However he is captured and executed via beheading. He survives but now is headless. Without hearing, seeing or tasting, Aldo is cursed to roam the land forever as a headless body.
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Out of Blackness They Come! (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Beck
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Two scientists enter the realm of blackness, where demons dwell and the devil resides. They can fight their way back to our reality - scaring the devil off with a flashlight.
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Decapitation (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kenneth Landau
Inks
Kenneth Landau
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Sick of his lazy sloth of a wife who spends all her time listening to radio quiz shows, Homer Bobble murders her with a fireplace poker. While trying to bury her at night during an electrical storm, he is hit by lightning. After he awakens he finishes burying her and resumes his life content and free. One day he decides to enter a radio quiz show and wins quite easily. The prize for his victory? His dead wife's head!! It turns out the lightning bolt killed Homer and he was in Hell all this time!
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The Devil's Puzzle (Table of Contents: 28)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1836
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Indexer Notes

A crossword puzzle hosted by the devil himself.

The Devil in Massachusetts (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kenneth Landau
Inks
Kenneth Landau
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1419
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
An odd thunderstorm spares the house of a woman writing a book about witchcraft.
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Indexer Notes

This reprint attributing the art to Landau.

The King of Hades (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Iger Shop; Robert Hayward Webb
Inks
Iger Shop; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Gangster Johnnie Grotz is killed by his rivals and goes to Hell to be tormented by Satan. However he steals Satan's trident thus giving him control over him and all of his minions. Returning to the surface, Johnnie gets revenge on his enemies. After returning to Hell, Johnnie humiliates Satan by getting him to shine his shoes. When Johnnie mistakenly drops the trident, a vengeful Satan reclaims it and plans to make Johnnie suffer!
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Indexer Notes

This reprint certain about the Webb contribution.

General Moulton and the Devil (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Ross Andru
Colors
?
Letters
Herb Field

Job Number
B-1130
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Moulton bargains with Satan to make him a rich man. When he gets too greedy, the devil withdraws the fortune but insists on the general's soul.
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Talisman of the Evil Brood (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sy Grudko
Inks
Sy Grudko ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Madame Khal; Ronald Colby
Synopsis
Newspaper columnist Ronald Colby likes to ruin the lives of people. When he accuses the mystic Madame Khal of being a fraud, she presents him with a special gift. A ring which makes his demons visible. Colby is haunted and hunted to his death in the pits of Hades.
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A Hand of Fate Mystery #17 (Table of Contents: 33)

A Hand of Fate Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sy Grudko
Inks
Sy Grudko
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis
"In 1907, Peter Bauer, a resident of a small bavarian village..."
A puppet maker assembles a devil puppet supposed to be cursed. The puppet comes alive and strangles the man.
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Indexer Notes

This reprint certain about the artist identity.

Satan's Spectacles (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Citron ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The devil sets a trap for optometrist Harry Lenz. In disguise he lets him have magic glasses which reveal the thoughts of others. At a moment’s notice, Lenz goes for a life of crime and high finance. Years later Satan comes to collects his dues. Surprisingly not Lenz’ soul, but just his eyesight.
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The Bloody Jinx (Table of Contents: 35)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Mortellaro
Inks
Tony Mortellaro
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Herman Haas is the last of his family line from Germany. His family was infamous for creating the "jinx of the blue candle". A blue wax candle that, when breathed upon by the victim, will cause the victim to die after the flame flickers out. Herman had destroyed the candle making book and wants to never continue this family practice. When Satan (Lucifer H. Diablo) himself visits Herman, he forces him to make a blue candle from memory. Herman tries to escape but is killed. However Satan had breathed on the candle and when the flame flickers out is destroyed.
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The Devil's Ally (Table of Contents: 36)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Iger Shop; ?
Inks
Iger Shop; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Mr. Kenton meets Mr.Thompson, an elderly rich occultist who has a interest in the black arts and all manner of supernatural beings. Mr.Thompson is near death and wants Kenton to wait on him and keep his wife, the young and exotic Jet, occupied. Jet convinces Kenton to kill Thompson so they get his money. Kenton does just that, killing Thompson with a small devil figurine. After Thompson dies, the figurine bites Kenton. Kenton finds himself being possessed and transformed into Satan and Jet soon realizes that Thompson was the "Devil's Ally".
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Too Much Steam! (Table of Contents: 37)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A killer relaxes after a hit in a steam room. When the steam gets hotter by the minute, the man realizes where he's really gone to.
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Release from Satan's Scourge (Table of Contents: 38)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Cameron
Inks
Rocco Mastroserio
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
American film set location scout Gil Jenkins visits an english castle. He discovers a "Book of Demons" and accidentally releases them. By conjuring the Black Duke, who wrote the book, the minions of Satan are again caught and confined in the book.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Sy Grudko
Inks
Sy Grudko
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Enlarged detail from story "Talisman of the Evil Brood", The Beyond (Ace Magazines, 1950 series) #23, page 7. On endpapers.

[Beware puny mortals ...] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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