The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics! #18 - The Return of the Zombies
(September 2016)

IDW, 2010 Series
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Price
24.99 USD
Pages
152
On-sale date
2016
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IDW Publishing
Brand
Yoe Books!; IDW
ISBN
978-1-63140-630-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781631406300 52499
Editing
Steve Banes; Craig Yoe
Color
color cover
Dimensions
8.7" x 11"
Binding
hardcover

The Bell Tolls Death (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
Sid Check
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

On endpapers.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Hy Fleischman
Inks
Hy Fleischman
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Enlarged detail from cover of "Dark Mysteries" (Master Comics, 1951 series) #16. On endpapers.

[The Return of the Zombies] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page and indicia.

[In the early 1970s, Spain was a great place ...] (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Lone Fleming
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Colors
? (photos)
Letters
typeset

Hating Corpse (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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The Dead Remember (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jon Blummer
Inks
Jon Blummer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Hans Krause; Elsa
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Lighthouse of the Dead (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Old Pearly Marston, operator of the Searock lighthouse, keeps away the dead from the sea by shining his beacon. When the lighthouse is dismantled, dozens of zombies attack the city and claim their former possessions. Marston is able to lure them back into the sea.
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Land of the Zombies (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edvard Moritz
Inks
Edvard Moritz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Lou Walton; Janet Walton; Vaudoux; Zandor
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Death by Inches (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans
Inks
George Evans
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Frankie Stoker is a small-time crook. He hopes to blackmail the relatives by stealing a corpse from a funeral home. But he is in for a surprise as the body of the deceased seems to regenerate himself.
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Trumpet of Doom (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Hayward Webb
Inks
Robert Hayward Webb
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Crazed old Gabriel Green comes into possession of the "Trumpet of Doom". He learns to blow it and wakens the dead. An army of zombies starts cleansing the city of all sinners, but then a messianic figure steps in and puts an end to the madness.
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The Grave Stealers! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Marsha; Boboa; Greg
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Vengeful Corpse (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Moe Marcus
Inks
Abe Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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Corpses on Cue (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim McLaughlin
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Exploiting the undead, Professor Skane uses a zombie for a stage show: "The man who can't be killed". Acting on behalf of the zombie's union, a female zombie companion arrives and puts a bloody end to the dishonorable display.
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Grave's End! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
Warren Kremer
Inks
Al Avison
Colors
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sourced given as "Challenge of the Unknown" #5.

Horror of the Walking Dead (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Hy Fleishman (signed)
Inks
Hy Fleishman
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

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

Black Cat Mystery / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Warren Kremer
Inks
Warren Kremer
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Black Cat Mystery / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jim McLaughlin
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

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

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

Pencils
Al Avison
Inks
Al Avison
Colors
?
Letters
?

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Zombie Vengeance (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
An aviator crashes in Haiti. He finds a house of zombies who welcome him in. He and a zombie woman escape the other zombies and their zombie dogs. He chooses to remain in Haiti with his zombie girlfriend.
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The Zombie Death (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Necro; Gail Thompson; Rex Stanford
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Skeleton's Gibbet (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rocco Mastroserio
Inks
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1840
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The gambler Keith Lester commits murder to pay back his debts. Having inherited the family estate, he is dragged before a tribunal of deceased ancestors and hanged for his crime.
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Indexer Notes

Reproduced from original art.

Master of the Dead! (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Mad French mystic and scientist Pierre Jarnac is thrown into the madhouse for experimenting on corpses. He pretends to be sane again, only to become caretaker of the Marne military cemetery. There he plans to raise the fallen soldiers of the First World War to conquer Europe with his own zombie army.
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The Zombies' Disciple (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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?
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?
Inks
?
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?
Letters
?

Characters
Fred Collins; Sandra Gaines
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The Secret of the Walking Dead (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Scientist Peter Tam works as a graveyard keeper to conduct experiments on the deceased. When he succeeds in waking a corpse he fatally choses to revive a homicidal maniac.
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I Was A Zombie (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Forgione ?
Inks
Bob Forgione ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Engineer Alden Blake is called to Haiti to build a dam. When he ecounters zombie slave laborers, Blake threatens to go public. He is turned into a zombie himself, but manages to take revenge.
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Indexer Notes

Index of story in "The Thing" attributes the art to Al Fago. This reprint volume seems certain about the Forgione provenience.

An Army of Walking Dead! (Table of Contents: 29)

Phantom Lady / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Ruth Roche [as Gregory Page] (byline)
Pencils
Matt Baker; Jack Kamen
Inks
Matt Baker; Jack Kamen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Don Borden; Senator Henry Knight; Dr. Crime (villain, introduction); Tarno (villain, introduction, a zombie, death)
Synopsis
Doctor Crime ships zombies around the country, getting them ready to use when he attempts to take over the United States.
Reprints
Keywords
Black Ray

Indexer Notes

Inks credit confirmed by Roy Thomas. This reprint suggests Kamen as co-artist.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?

Indexer Notes

On endpapers.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

On endpapers.

[The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics first gave the world ...] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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