The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics! #19 - Jay Disbrow's Monster Invasion
(January 2017)

IDW, 2010 Series
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Price
24.99 USD
Pages
152
On-sale date
2017
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IDW Publishing
Brand
IDW
ISBN
978-1-63140-795-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781631407956 52499
Editing
Craig Yoe
Color
color cover
Dimensions
8.7" x 11"
Binding
hardcover

The Insider (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jay Disbrow
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Enlarged detail from splash.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jay Disbrow ?
Inks
Jay Disbrow ?
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Enlarged detail from story of unknown origin. On endpaper
.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jay Disbrow
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Enlarged detail from "The Insider" (Spook (Star Publications, 1953 series) #30), pg. 3. On endpaper.

Jay Disbrow's Monster Invasion (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Title page and indicia.

[As far as unique stylists in comics go ...] (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Yoe
Pencils
Jay Disbrow; ? (photo)
Inks
Jay Disbrow; ? (photo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Interview with Jay Disbrow.

The Horrible Entity (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jay Disbrow
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
An immortal horrific tentacled monstrosity from another dimension kills all of the people on Earth who have knowledge of Atomic energy, so that its kind can eventually take over the Earth without worries of mankind destroying it.
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Indexer Notes

Source given as Crime Detector (Timor, 1954 series) #5.

Night-Monster (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Pencils
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Inks
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Colors
Jay Disbrow
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Ray Alexander (comic strip artist); L.B. (Ray's editor)
Synopsis
Ray Alexander finishes his latest comic strip story "Dimension", but his editor, although liking it for its science fiction value, rejects the story and tells Ray that the public wants horror stories instead.
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A Stony Death (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Inks
A. C. Hollingsworth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
A down on his out sculpturer named Leonard Caine finds a way to create life-like stone sculptures in Haiti. He encounters a witch doctor who has a water like elixir that hardens bodies into stone. After murdering the witch doctor and stealing the elixir, he heads back to the U.S.A. He becomes a sensation again. He has to steal corpses and commit murder for his "sculptures". One night after passing out, he is revived thanks to some water given to him by his ignorant girlfriend. She had gotten the water from the elixir bottle in his studio!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprint seems clear about the division of work.

The Ghoul of the North (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jay Disbrow
Pencils
Jay Disbrow
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A reporter and some scientists encounter a shape shifting ogre-like creature guarding an Indian burial ground in Alaska.
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The Return of the Ghoul (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jay Disbrow
Pencils
Jay Disbrow
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
An American explorer and his trusty German Shepard "Lightning" hunt for the shape shifting monster from Alaska that had previously killed a reporter.
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Indexer Notes

Sequel to "The Ghoul of the North" in issue #113

Terrible Encounter (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jay Disbrow ? (signed)
Pencils
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Inks
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Colors
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jim Sanford; Dawn Sanford (Jim's wife)
Synopsis
Jim Sanford is the heir to the Kougar Estate an ancient castle that is haunted. When the ghost confronts Jim and his wife, Jim finds the one weapon that can destroy him.
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Indexer Notes

Source given as Ghostly Weird Stories (Star Publications, 1953 series) #120.

Bride of Doom (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Inks
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Joe Simms (detective); un-named Chief of Police; Bill; Lorelei (Bill's fiancee); Linda Forsyte; Harry Carter
Synopsis
Joe is to be the best man in his pal's wedding, but the groom-to-be isn't really comfortable in marrying a girl who is very mysterious, refuses to have pictures taken at the wedding, and who has selected a honeymoon site that she refuses to share with her fiancee. Joe himself is concerned because there have been other weddings involving this woman, all of which led to mysterious disappearances afterwards.
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Jewel of Death (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jay Disbrow [as Jayson] (signed)
Inks
Jay Disbrow [as Jayson] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A rare ruby-like gem from Tibet allows monsters from the netherworld to enter our World.
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Solo for Death (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Inks
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man kills his identical twin brother due to his jealousy of his superior musical skills. The brother comes back from the dead as a horrible phantasm to get revenge.
Reprints

The Insider (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jay Disbrow ?
Pencils
Jay Disbrow
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Guy Maudrid; un-named evil spirit (villain, death); Htard (villain, the spirit's servant, death)
Synopsis
Guy Maudrid, a writer of supernatural stories is summoned before a "grotesque ogre personifying the forces of evil". The writer is asked to hand over his manuscript because therein lies the secret of destroying all evil. Maudrid applies his knowledge and evil is destroyed.
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Indexer Notes

Jay Disbrow quote: "This was a shameful swipe from H.P. Lovecraft's 'The Outsider'".

The Thing From the Void (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jay Disbrow
Pencils
Jay Disbrow
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
Jay Disbrow
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A huge shaggy monstrosity full of hate is exiled from his home world in a capsule. The capsule lands in a swamp in Southern Louisiana and the creature emerges, causing Death and destruction.
Reprints

The Thing from Beyond (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jay Disbrow
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
600 years ago, Ivan Rasgoth fled a battle due to cowardice and hid inside his castle until the war was over. Vengeful spirits of his descendants emerged and killed him cursing him to be a ghost, forever doomed with the chain of lamentation and the seal of cowardice. The only way these items can be removed and his spirit laid to rest is if a descendant of his can commit an act of bravery. This leads us to the modern day and his descendant James D Campbell who has just inherited his castle....
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The Beast from Below (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jay Disbrow
Pencils
Jay Disbrow
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
Jay Disbrow
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A miner named Hugo Monk falls to his Death in an unsafe mine and plummets all the way down to a limbo like cavern. Mystical energies revive him and he mutates into a huge beast man. Emerging from the cavern, Monk begins to exact revenge not only on the corrupt mine owner but also everyone in the town.
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Face of Death (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Mobster Tony Zucco executes one of his men. The dying man swears revenge before he dies and comes back as a murderous wraith stalking Zucco and his men in their offices at the Lincoln Building in mid Manhattan.
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The Parchment of Death (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Disbrow
Pencils
Jay Disbrow
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A cursed parchment from Tibet kills anyone who reads it.
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Creeping Death (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
An intelligent malignant amoeba grows into a giant after being doused with chemicals in a lab accident and causes horror for a scientist, his daughter and his assistant.
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The Unknown Presence (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jay Disbrow
Pencils
Jay Disbrow
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Carol has dreams of her dead brother Harry, who pleads with her to come to his grave so he can be released from Death. She goes to his grave at night only to realize she was being contacted by his deceased enemy Angus Grund who then escapes from the grave.
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The Homecoming (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jay Disbrow ?
Pencils
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Inks
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
An amnesiac man visits Haiti and finds himself being beckoned to the Jungles at night by the drumming of demonic creatures. As much as he resists, he can't fight the hypnotic urge to join them in the Jungle. After giving in, he regains his memories and realizes he is the leader of these creatures. He then reverts to his true physical form, a hairy murderous beast man.
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The Vengeful Phantom (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Disbrow
Pencils
Jay Disbrow
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Many years after his murder, the ghost of the victim returns to kill the wrongdoer.
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The Black Room (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jay Disbrow
Pencils
Jay Disbrow
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Hector Thorg, an evil and paranoid hunchback, lives with his wealthy good looking brother in a huge mansion. He kills his brother so he can inherit the estate by leading him into the dreaded "Black Room", a sealed off room with a huge guillotine and pit inside that was used by the mansion's original owner for executions. Afterwards he begins luring guests one by one into the room thinking they are going to expose him. The law are onto him and swarm the mansion trapping him in the room and sealing it off. Centuries later his ghost roams the mansion preying on any who enter the home.
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The Mystery of the Catacombs (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Disbrow
Pencils
Jay Disbrow
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man gets trapped inside some ancient catacombs in Rome, and is attacked by a pack of feral beast men.
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The Creature in the Fens (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jay Disbrow
Pencils
Jay Disbrow
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Zeek; Sheriff; Hank; Bill; Clem; Tagona (alien)
Synopsis
A flying saucer lands in the Everglades and alien creature Tagona emerges. He kills various people who stumble across his presence. Tagona is confronted by swamp hermit Zeek, who reveals himself to be Tagona's enemy Zafara Zaran, emperor of Arcturus, who banished Tagona 3,000 years earlier. Tagona kills Zafara but before he dies the old man says his descendants will take up the hunt until Tagona is destroyed.
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Indexer Notes

This is an open-ended story with the monster remaining free at the conclusion and one character stating in the last panel "I'm gonna track it down if it's the last thing I do."

The Ghostly Guardians (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jay Disbrow
Pencils
Jay Disbrow
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A wounded G.I gives his life to help his fellow soldiers on the battlefield during the Korean War. He was inspired by "The Ghostly Guardians", a group of spectral soldiers of heroic men that died on the battlefield in the past fighting for freedom.
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Dwellers In Darkness (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Pencils
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Inks
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Leo Crain (author)
Synopsis
Leo Crain, writer of supernatural stories, gives the full and detailed account of how he wrote his latest book, "Dwellers in Darkness".
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Box of Death (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Disbrow
Pencils
Jay Disbrow
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
An evil swami is found guilty of his crimes and is sentenced to death. Before his death, he vows to destroy all the jury members who convicted him from beyond the grave. After the execution, a mysterious box is sent to each of the jurors' homes. When opened, it unleashes a spectral monster that kills the victims.
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Ultimate Destiny (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Inks
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Johnathan Barkley; Lahama Khan (death); Lucian (High Priestess); Dr. Howard Channy (villain)
Synopsis
Johnathan Barkely frightens his friend, Dr. Channy, with his recollection of what happened in Tibet.
Reprints

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jay Disbrow ?
Inks
Jay Disbrow ?
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Enlarged detail from story of unknown origin. On endpaper.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jay Disbrow
Inks
Jay Disbrow
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Enlarged detail from "The Insider" (Spook (Star Publications, 1953 series) #30), pg. 5. On endpaper.

[One of the most bizarre stylists ...] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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