(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
Reprints:

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?
Reprints:

[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
Reprints:

[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
Reprints:

[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
Reprints:

[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)

Script:
?
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.
Reprints:

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!
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

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".
Reprints:

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)