The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics! #16 - Haunted Horror: Candles for the Undead! and Much More! (Volume 4)
(August 2016)

IDW, 2010 Series
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Price
24.99 USD
Pages
160
On-sale date
2016
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IDW Publishing
Brand
Yoe Books!; IDW
ISBN
978-1-63140-671-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781631406713 52499
Editing
Craig Yoe; Clizia Gussoni; Steve Banes
Color
color cover
Dimensions
8.7" x 11"
Binding
hardcover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
L. B. Cole (signed)
Inks
L. B. Cole (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
adventure
Reprints

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

illustration / 0.67 page (report information)

Pencils
Drazen Kocjan
Inks
Drazen Kocjan

Characters
"Madam" Clizia Gussoni

Indexer Notes

On endpapers.

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

illustration / 0.67 page (report information)

Pencils
Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres

Characters
Craig "Forelock the Warlock" Yoe

Indexer Notes

On endpapers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

illustration / 0.66 page (report information)

Pencils
Art Fuentes
Inks
Art Fuentes

Characters
Steve "Mr. Karswell" Banes

Indexer Notes

On endpapers.

Haunted Horror (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Normal Nodel (spot illustration)
Inks
Vince Alascia (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Caution. Do not read this book ...] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Artie Delmar
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

A Day of Panic (Table of Contents: 6)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Warren Kremer
Inks
Warren Kremer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Preliminary concept sketch for comic book cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
L. B. Cole (signed)
Inks
L. B. Cole (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
adventure
Reprints

The Cult Of The 13 Ghosts (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 10.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Semple Ridgedon; Meggar; Cult of Death
Synopsis
When landlord Semple Ridgedon finds a society of murderers lodging in one of his buildings, he tears the place down and rebuilds it in a modern way. But the evil ghosts appear anew and confront Ridgedon with his promise to join them in their cult of murder.
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Keywords
ghost; graveyard; slumlord

Indexer Notes

First page left 25 % blank.

The Monster's Ghost (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Bruce Gibson
Synopsis
Ghost hunter Bruce Gibson buys a haunted house and challenges a satanic "dark stranger" to work his worst magic. He conjures a "monster's ghost" out of the bodies of four dead men, a black bull and drops of Gibson's blood. With the help of this powerful demon the dark stranger matches his wits against the ghost hunter's.
Reprints
Keywords
ghost

Epitaph! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Trapani (signed)
Inks
Sal Trapani (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Edgar Clay; Miriam Clay
Synopsis
Edgar Clay is distraught that his faithful wife Miriam fell to her death from a cliff when he was away at work. Overcome by lonely grief, he visits the cemetery she is buried at to feel consoltation. As night falls, he sees the silent dead rising from their graves rewriting their epitaphs to reveal the truths about how they lived their lives. He's shocked to see Miriam write her epitaph revealing that she fell off the cliff waiting her lover!
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Keywords
ghost; graveyard; headstone

Indexer Notes

Inspired by "La Morte" (1887) by Guy de Maupassant, translated as "Was It A Dream?" in English (1910).

Hand of Fate (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Moe Marcus
Inks
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Elsted; Evard; Katrina; Karl Hansen
Synopsis
A farmer seems unconcerned when his farmhands are murdered by vampiric monsters on lonely foggy nights. It's later revealed that the vampires are the farmer's mute wife and daughter.
Reprints
Keywords
vampire

Prey for the Vampire Horde (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Cameron (signed)
Inks
Lou Cameron (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Eric Barnes; Lydia; Count Pramevi
Synopsis
Eric Barnes, an audio engineer, is captured by sinister count Pramevi (anagram for 'vampire'). He is to build a recording machine to preserve the count's voice for all eternity. But Barnes constructs a supersonic weapon that disturbs the vampire's flight. Pramevi crashes to the ground.
Reprints
Keywords
Austria; vampire

Midnight Limited! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais?
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dave Barker
Synopsis
A man mistakenly gets on board a train of the dead, much to his regret.
Reprints
Keywords
skeleton; train

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

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

Pencils
Warren Kremer
Inks
Warren Kremer
Colors
?

Genre
adventure
Reprints

The Witches Come at Midnight! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Nodel (signed)
Inks
Vince Alascia (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Peter, the Rooster; Joel Rainey; Ezra Rainey; Mrs. Rainey; Satan
Synopsis
Witches (along with their master Satan himself), converge every night at midnight at the old Rainey farm terrorizing the family. One night when young Joel is attacked by the monsters, his pet rooster "Peter" arrives and scares off the creatures who think he's Chanticleer, the fabled rooster.
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Hallahan's Head! (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Landau (signed)
Inks
Ken Landau (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
J. V. Fletcher; Hallahan; Otongo; Lisa; Charlie
Synopsis
J.V. Fletcher wants his partner Hallahan murdered so he can take over the entire rubber plantation business they own together in Brazil. He hires Otongo, a native witch doctor, to do the deed and to send Fletcher proof of the murder by sending him Hallahan's head. After the deed is done and Fletcher returns to America, the severed head of Hallahan stalks him for revenge.
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Day of Panic (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Nostrand
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand
Colors
?
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.
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Hand (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man is killed by the skeletal hand of his unborn/undeveloped twin that was grafted onto his ankle before birth.
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Candles for the Undead (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim McLaughlin
Inks
Jim McLaughlin
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A down-and-out candle maker is desperate, and cannot buy animal fat to make more product. After his fiancee leaves him, he becomes desperate, and resorts to digging graves to steal the bodies for making his wares. This, of course, comes with consequences.
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Demons of the Sun (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man suffering through intense heat out in the jungle curses the sun. The local witchdoctor curses him and he is sent to the sun to suffer at the hands of Soltan the Sun King.
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The Locked Door (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Waldman ?
Inks
Ed Waldman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Young artist Tom Daly wants to paint the macabre, because it fascinates him. Encountering horror master painter Peter Gynt and spending a dreadful night at his lonely mansion will change his life forever.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Pencils
Warren Kremer
Inks
Lee Elias
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Keywords
ghouls; subways

Indexer Notes

This book credits the pencils to Kremer.

Code of the Shadowmaster (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Cameron (signed)
Inks
Lou Cameron (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Carnival silhouette artist Linc Mars learns to cut magic silhouettes from a burial sackcloth. He uses his abilities to amass riches, but runs out of magic and has to die by his own scissors.
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A Dead Ball (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Coach Will Rawson; Dick Rawson; Bud Fowler; Jack Fowler
Synopsis
Coach Will Rawson is a mad man constantly driving his football players to play through injuries without any mercy to their wellbeing. After one of his players (Bud Fowler) dies on the field, Bud's brother Jack exacts revenge on the coach through murder, turning his head into a new football.
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Bride of Death (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Katz (signed)
Inks
Jack Katz (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1322
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Joseph; Delores Martiz; Mario
Synopsis
Joseph needs a fresh corpse for his experiments, which is provided when Delores Martiz dies on her wedding day. He brings her back from the dead, and then once more, but cannot win her for himself.
Reprints

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

Chilly Chamber Music: Songs from the Spook Box / comic story / 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: 27)

Chilly Chamber Music: Songs from the Spook Box / comic story / 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

Your Head for Mine (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (Iger Studio)
Inks
? (Iger Studio)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A woman convinces her lover to kill her rich husband. The lover does so by blowing the husband's head off with a gun. After the wife and her lover get married and cash in on the dead man's insurance, the headless corpse of the husband comes back from the dead looking for a new head.
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The Cloak of a Corpse (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
Rocco Mastroserio
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1298
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
When a man steals a hanged man's robe, the dead comes to visit him and retrieves his cloak.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprint certain of the Celardo/Mastroserio art credits.

Mind Over Matter (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A doctor learns the secret of entering the minds of people from a dying mystic. When he attempts to prove this to his colleagues, he enters the mind of a homicidal maniac and is almost killed by his evil thoughts. After the demonstration, the doctor realizes how dangerous entering the minds of men is and refuses to make the secret known to anyone.
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Murderers' Row (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tex Blaisdell
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Strange things happen in and around Professor Caglio's wax exhibition of murderers through history. Can Elsa and boyfriend Terry escape when trapped in the storage room?
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And Then What???? (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob McCarty
Inks
Bob McCarty
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Doctor Death (host)
Synopsis
Psychiatrist helps man overcome his delusion of turning into a bat.
Reprints

The Clock (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reproduced from original artwork.

[The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

advertisement / 4 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

illustration / 0.67 page (report information)

Pencils
Drazen Kocjan
Inks
Drazen Kocjan

Characters
"Madam" Clizia Gussoni

Indexer Notes

On endpapers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

illustration / 0.67 page (report information)

Pencils
Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres

Characters
Craig "Forelock the Warlock" Yoe

Indexer Notes

On endpapers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

illustration / 0.66 page (report information)

Pencils
Art Fuentes
Inks
Art Fuentes

Characters
Steven "Mr. Karswell" Banes

Indexer Notes

On endpapers.

[Haunted Horror: Candles for the Undead ...] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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