The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics! #24 - Haunted Horror: Nightmare of Doom and Much More! (Volume 6)
(March 2018)

IDW, 2010 Series
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Price
24.99 USD; 33.99 CAD
Pages
160
On-sale date
2018
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IDW Publishing
Brand
Yoe Books!; IDW
ISBN
978-1-63140-983-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781631409837 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
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Keywords
spider-web

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

illustration / 0.67 page (report information)

Pencils
Drazen Kozjan
Inks
Drazen Kozjan

Characters
"Madam" Clizia Gussoni
Reprints

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
Reprints

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 Banes
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On endpapers.

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

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Title page and indicia. Illustrated by a detail from story "Revolt of the Fingers", page 9.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 9 pages (report information)

Script
David Colton [as Count Vasaria]
Pencils
Kerry Gammill; Henry Fuseli; ? (french poster); ? (pulp covers)
Inks
Kerry Gammill; Henry Fuseli; ? (french poster); ? (pulp covers)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Welcome to this latest installment ...

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Keywords
spider-web

The Man Who Outdistanced Death (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Chief Whitecould Comatok; Georgie Kerrik
Synopsis
Chief Whitecloud Comatok is the greatest long distance runner on record. When rival Georgie Kerrik finds out his secret of success, he is caught in a race for life itself.
Reprints
Keywords
American Indian; Seminole; track

The Stolen Brain (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Porter Humphrey; Doctor Claude Mannax
Synopsis
A scientist kills an investor and removes his brain. He forces the brain to give him stock market tips. The brain gives the scientist a bad tip. The police arrest the scientist.
Reprints
Keywords
brain in a jar; murder; stock market

Indexer Notes

This reprint certain about artist identity.

Fingers of Doom (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Gus Meninger; Emma Meninger; Mr. Pomfrey; Jennie Mallon
Synopsis
A man kills his nagging wife by grinding her up in his cement mixer. The only part of her anatomy that isn't ground up is her hands. The disembodied hands come for revenge!
Reprints
Keywords
adultery; cement mixer; murder

Nightmare of Doom (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Avison
Inks
Al Avison
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Fisk; James Bartlett; Doctor Hughes
Synopsis
Two bacteriologists create a new deadly form of bacteria. When one of the scientists wants to destroy the abomination, the other has him killed. Realizing that as the creator he can control the bacteria, he sends the growing mass out to destroy and consume everything in its path.
Reprints
Keywords
bacteria

Search into the Unknown! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Alan Clarke; Ted Sommers; Dr, Karlin; Akola; Singhali
Synopsis
Alan Clarke searches for his wartime buddy Ted, who's vanished without a trace in India. Clarke comes across a conspiracy of fakirs and is faced with the unexplicable mysteries of the east.
Reprints
Keywords
bed of nails; fakir; fire walking; India; Indian rope trick; reincarnation; snake charmer; sword swallowing

Black Death (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Pat Fuller; Lorna Fuller
Synopsis
Pat and Lorna Fuller are on their honeymoon cruise. The ship sinks and the couple is marooned on a tiny island populated by giant black ants. Pat and Lorna fight as long as they can, but are eaten alive in the end.
Reprints
Keywords
ants; desert island; shipwreck

The Finger of Guilt (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
Herb Field

Job Number
B-1695
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Neal; Penny
Synopsis
A young woman is killed, her body hidden in a well. The woman's ghost points the police to the body and her killer.
Reprints
Keywords
electric chair; ghost; murder

Horror Beyond the Door (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
L. B. Cole
Inks
L. B. Cole
Colors
L. B. Cole

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Escape to Death! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A convict who has a job preparing executed criminals for burial at the prison hatches a plan to escape. He finds out that there are two bodies that will be shipped out. One to a cemetery and one to a crematorium. He hides in the coffin with the corpse that is supposed to be shipped to the cemetery with plans of escaping once the coffin reaches it's destination. Unfortunately for him, the name tags on the coffins get switched and the coffin he's hiding in gets sent to the crematorium instead!
Reprints

The Terror of Akbar (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (Iger Shop)
Inks
? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Akbar, an ancient mummy, comes to life in a museum to find his missing glowing eyes hidden in a safe. After finding the eyes and regaining his sight he goes on a rampage. He loses his eyes again and blinded, stumbles onto a subway track where he is run over and destroyed by a train.
Reprints

Television Ghost.. (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Stern ? (see note)
Inks
Charles Stern ? (see note)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mister Mystery (host); Henry Meeks (death); Grace Meeks (villain, death)
Synopsis
Henry Meeks is being continually harrassed by his wife to the point of planning her murder. However, she is having similar thoughts about doing him in as well......and does! Unfortunately for her, his death is not the end....it's the beginning of a new form of disgust with her former husband.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credit from Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8699). Kurtzman imitation. Jack Butterworth credited Charles "Colly" Stern with the pencils and inks (2005-10-24); Stern was a former roommate of Harvey Kurtzman, suggesting a reason why this work resembles Kurtzman.

This story directly references Kurtzman's story, "The Mysterious Ray From Another Planet," which is found in Weird Fantasy #4. The protagonists from "Television Ghost" are taken directly from the EC story, though not directly swiped. Instead, this is a completely new story based on Kurtzman's visuals, and is such a complete re-creation of Kurtzman's style that one of Kurtzman's former students, cartoonist Batton Lash, believes that Kurtzman actually drew this story, and, if that is true, then this could be a "lost" Kurtzman story. This information added by Craig Delich 2013-8-1 from article by Michael Gilbert in Alter Ego #119 (August 2013).

The Glistening Death (Table of Contents: 18)

Glistening Death / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters
Warren Arno; Robert Arno; Hugo; The Glistening Death
Synopsis
A man hides out at his uncle's swampland mansion and discovers he is a slave to a glistening meat eating alien creature that takes the form of a beautiful woman.
Reprints

A Pound of Flesh (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A mechanic kills his obese wife and uses her skin as a covering for a beautiful robot he built in his workshop.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprint certain about artist credits.

Revolt of the Fingers (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Antonini Bellt, a brilliant young musician, has no control over his left hand he calls "Dividi". When his mentor Provak starts bullying him, Bellt's hand goes berserk.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Soruce given as Beware! Horror Tales #4.

Kohnoori's Curse (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Discount
Inks
Bill Discount
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Jewels in India have a curse that makes the owner turn into a monster.
Treasure hunter breaks into the tomb of Kohnoori, seeking legendary riches. Though having been warned he is blinded by greed and pays a terrible price for discovering the jewels.
Reprints

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

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

Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Keywords
hearts

The Moon Was Red (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
In a French sea port the fishermen have to fight giant merman-creatures. Only old Fernande survives and puts a monster's severed finger on display.
Reprints

The Haunted Hotel (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Fawcette
Inks
Gene Fawcette
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1829
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Colonel Packard
Synopsis
A colonel in the Civil War stays overnight at a hotel in Atlanta, seeing there the ghostly victims of the siege.
Reprints

The Flaming Horror! (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Frederick Barcley; Tonio; Steven
Synopsis
Frederick Barcley murders men and extracts hormones from their bodies to make himself immortal. When Barcley is killed by a greedy nephew, his ghost rises out of the flames of a furnace to avenge his death.
Reprints

The Tattooed Heart! (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Harrison
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Ludwig Stern, Nazi commander of a concentration camp, can escape justice (for the time being), but is hunted down by the ghosts of his victims and put to death in a equally cruel fashion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprint certain about penciler credit.

Time to Die (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
A. C. Hollingsworth (signed)
Inks
Charles Ferguson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
A widowed father dies of an illness and his only son is left in the care of the boy's uncle. When the uncle starts beating the boy, the corpse of the father comes back from the grave to help his son.
Reprints

The Phantom Bus (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1154
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Theodore L. Keggler; Dr. Dalton
Synopsis
Lawyer Keggler comes to the lonely town of Coultonville and gets drawn into an old tragedy. After a ride on a phantom bus and a dance on the cemetery, Keggler is haunted by the ghost of a dead girl.
Reprints

Murder Mansion (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A woman and her husband move into the eerie "Moon Mansion" that was left for her in her inheritance. The mansion turns out to be infested by evil spirits of the dead.
Reprints

The Perfect Hideout! (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
Gerald McCann
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Rocco; Wendell Whitney
Synopsis
A thief tries to hide in the fourth dimension after he kills a scientist who showed him the gateway.
Reprints

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

illustration / 0.67 page (report information)

Pencils
Drazen Kozjan
Inks
Drazen Kozjan

Characters
"Madam" Clizia Gussoni
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On endpapers.

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

illustration / 0.67 page (report information)

Pencils
Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres

Characters
Craig "Forelock the Warlock" Yoe
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On endpapers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

illustration / 0.66 page (report information)

Pencils
Art Fuentes
Inks
Art Fuentes

Characters
Steve Banes
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On endpapers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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