Gwandanaland Comics #2369 - Skywald's Nightmare: Volume 1
([May] 2019)

Gwandanaland Comics, 2016 Series
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Price
14.99 USD
Pages
264
On-sale Date
2019-05-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gwandanaland Comics
ISBN
978-1-0704-3676-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781070436760
Editing
Lance Jones; Sol Brodsky (original editor)

Issue Notes

Collects Nightmare (Skywald, 1970 series) #1-4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brendan Lynch ? (painting)
Inks
Brendan Lynch ? (painting)
Colors
Brendan Lynch ? (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Pollution Monsters! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
Brendan Lynch ? (painting)
Inks
Brendan Lynch ? (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Nightmare (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Contents and credits page.

The Pollution Monsters (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Richard Arndt.

Master of the Dead! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Nodel
Inks
Vince Alascia
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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Indexer Notes

Artwork signed in the original.

Dance Macabre (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Nodel; Bill Everett (see notes)
Inks
Vince Alascia; Bill Everett (see notes)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The down-and-out dance act of Jack and Daisy jazzes up the performance by including voodoo rituals. The undead do not approve of this and haunt their lives with a rising feeling of paranoia. Jack and Daisy see death behind every corner – until they kill off each other in a mad frenzy.
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Indexer Notes

Original title: "Crimson Death." Bill Everett drew a new first panel and redrew the faces and figures of the main characters throughout. Info per Nick Caputo, September 2015.

Artwork signed in the original.

Orgy of Blood (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ross Andru ?; Mike Esposito ?
Pencils
Jack Katz ?
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Katz pencils per Nick Caputo. Richard Arndt credited Ross Andru. Original indexer credited Chic Stone. Arndt also credited Ross Andru and Mike Esposito with script.

A Nightmare Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 7)

Graveghoul / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Graveghoul
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The Skeletons of... Doom! (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Art Stampler
Pencils
Bill Everett (illustrations)
Inks
Bill Everett (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil info by Richard Arndt. Art re-used for a house ad in The 1974 Psycho Yearbook (Skywald, 1974 series) #1.

Help Us to Die! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; Ross Andru (see notes)
Inks
?; Mike Esposito (see notes)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Jim and Marjorie Torrence steal an Egyptian mummy from the museum. Learning the secret of eternal life from the long dead king, they apply the drink to themselves - with fateful consequences.
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Indexer Notes

Andru and Esposito provided some alterations in some panels. Info per Nick Caputo, September 2015.

The Thing from the Sea! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood ?; Ross Andru ?; Mike Esposito (see notes)
Inks
?; Mike Esposito (see notes)
Letters
?; Jean Izzo

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Eddie Murray is killed by Johnny Smithers and pushed overboard at sea. While the killer courts the girl of the deceased, the dead man trods along the bottom of the ocean home to his honey. Eddie finally arrives in New York and drags Johnny into the water, to have some company in death.
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Indexer Notes

"Attributed to Wood in The Wally Wood Checklist & The Wally Wood Treasury but I don’t really see Wood’s hand anywhere in this story." (Richard Arndt). Andru and/or Esposito altered several panels in this story. Info per Nick Caputo, September 2015.

Coming Your Way! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

The Creature Within! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Kubert; Mike Esposito (see notes)
Inks
Joe Kubert; Mike Esposito (see notes)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Playwright Nathan Foxx writes a play which invokes the devil's appearance.
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Indexer Notes

Original title: "The Nightmare of Nathan Foxx." Esposito splash art and extensive alterations per Nick Caputo, September 2015.

The Deadly Mark of the Beast! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Syd Shores
Inks
Tom Palmer
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Script and pencils info by Richard Arndt. Previous indexer credited Tom Palmer on pencils.

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

Nightmare’s Nightmail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Herschel Waldman
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters written before the first issue appeared from "writers, artists and other interested parties". Includes editorial by Herschel Waldman.

Monster s-i-z-e Monsters (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Circle of Circe! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Boris Vallejo (signed) (painting)
Inks
Boris Vallejo (signed) (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Nightmare (Table of Contents: 17)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Contents and credits page.

The Children of the Cold Gods! (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ross Andru; Mike Esposito
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

The Phantom of Philip Hawks (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
A. C. Hollingsworth; Mike Esposito (see notes)
Inks
A. C. Hollingsworth; Mike Esposito (see notes)
Letters
?; Jean Izzo
Editing
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Young lovers John Allen and Mary Kane set sail for their honeymoon voyage on their own ship, but they have been cursed by John’s rival, Philip. The jealous man wanted to have fair Mary for himself. Philip Hawks’ ghost commandeers the boat and they all perish at sea.
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Indexer Notes

Art signed in the original. Alterations by Mike Esposito.

The Mirror of Death (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; Mike Esposito (see notes)
Inks
?; Mike Esposito (see notes)
Letters
?; Jean Izzo
Editing
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
When on shore-leave sailor Steve Lajos changes into dapper businessman Robert Martin and robs unsuspecting ladies of their jewelry. The vain and arrogant Lajos meets his fate when entering the temple of mirrors, house of seven-armed god Struga. Lajos breaks the mirror which reveals his ugly inner self and is damned to live in the presence of vengeful Struga.
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Indexer Notes

New art/alterations by Mike Esposito.

The Circle of Circe! (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Syd Shores
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Nightmare Pin Up #2 (Table of Contents: 22)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Gill Man [aka The Creature From the Black Lagoon]
Reprints

Time Stop (Table of Contents: 23)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Art Stampler
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
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Blood for the Vampire (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Nodel; Mike Esposito (see notes)
Inks
Vince Alascia; Mike Esposito (see notes)
Letters
Jean Izzo
Editing
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The small town of Ravennes in the Tyrolian alps is haunted by the vampire Erik Lustveg. When Rod and Dot Blair, descendants of the Lustveg family, come investigating their heritage, they find that the vampire legend is very much alive.
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Indexer Notes

Esposito new art/alterations per Nick Caputo, September 2015.

The Massacre of Mankind! (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Gibson
Pencils
Gene Fawcette; Bill Everett (see notes)
Inks
Gene Fawcette; Bill Everett (see notes)
Letters
Jean Izzo

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First chapter of three-part story. Extensive alterations on main characters and robots by Bill Everett. Info per Nick Caputo, September 2015.

Pressed for Time (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Dan Adkins
Inks
Dan Adkins
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Real Ad Horror House (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

When the Dawn Gods War! (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Pencils
Boris Vallejo (signed)(painting)
Inks
Boris Vallejo (signed)(painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Nightmare (Table of Contents: 31)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Contents and credits page.

The Inner Man (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Sutton ? [as Sinclair Rich]
Pencils
Tom Sutton [as Sean Todd]
Inks
Dan Adkins
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pseudonyms identified by Richard Arndt.

The Victims (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Rich Buckler
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
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Vault of a Vampire (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson
Pencils
Serg Moren
Inks
Serg Moren
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Future editor Al Hewetson’s first story for Skywald.

When the Dawn Gods War! (Table of Contents: 35)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
Jean Izzo

Genre
horror-suspense
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A Rottin' Deal (Table of Contents: 36)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Bruce Jones [as Philip Roland]
Pencils
Bruce Jones [as Philip Roland]
Inks
Bruce Jones [as Philip Roland]
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title may have changed in the reprint.

Horror Man (Table of Contents: 37)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Art Stampler
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Source confirmed by Flashjay.

Nightmare Pin Up #2 (Table of Contents: 38)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Chic Stone

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Actually this is pin-up #3, one of the corpses rising from the grave looks like Warren’s Uncle Creepy. (Richard Arndt)

Soul of the Warlock (Table of Contents: 39)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Kevin Pagan
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Jean Izzo

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

As revealed in the letters page of Nightmare # 5, the story was incorrectly credited to Chic Stone.

Beware Small Evils! (Table of Contents: 40)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Katz [as Frank Voltaire]
Pencils
Jack Katz
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pseudonym identified by Richard Arndt.

[Ad for Psycho #2 & The Crime Machine #1] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Phantom of the Rock Era! (Table of Contents: 43)

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

Pencils
Harry Rosenbaum (painting)
Inks
Harry Rosenbaum (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover is miscredited to Boris Vallejo. All info used by permission of Richard Arndt.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Contents and credits page.

Phantom of the Rock Era (Table of Contents: 45)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Chuck McNaughton
Pencils
Ralph Reese
Inks
Ralph Reese
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Shoot-Out at Satan’s Coffin (Table of Contents: 46)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Jennings
Pencils
Jack Abel
Inks
Jack Abel
Letters
Jean Izzo

Genre
horror-suspense
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The Mad Mind Doctor! (Table of Contents: 47)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Chuck McNaughton
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

A Nightmare Pin-Up #3 (Table of Contents: 48)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)

Genre
horror-suspense
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Hag of the Blood Basket! (Table of Contents: 49)

comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson
Pencils
Tom Sutton [as Sean Todd]
Inks
Tom Sutton ? [as Sean Todd]; Chic Stone ?
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo suspects the inking is by Chic Stone.
The lead character greatly resembles EC’s Old Witch. (Richard Arndt).

A Living Death! (Table of Contents: 50)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Friedrich
Pencils
Tom Palmer
Inks
Tom Palmer
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

The Horror on the Chapel Wall (Table of Contents: 51)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Serg Moren
Inks
Serg Moren
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Nightmare’s Nightmail (Table of Contents: 52)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Sutton (illustration)
Inks
Dan Adkins (illustration)
Letters
typeset; Irving Watanabe

Reprints

Indexer Notes

letters section includes panel from an earlier issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 53) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Pollution Monsters!
  3. 2. Nightmare
  4. 3. The Pollution Monsters
  5. 4. Master of the Dead!
  6. 5. Dance Macabre
  7. 6. Orgy of Blood
  8. 7. A Nightmare Pin-Up
    Graveghoul
  9. 8. The Skeletons of... Doom!
  10. 9. Help Us to Die!
  11. 10. The Thing from the Sea!
  12. 11. Coming Your Way!
  13. 12. The Creature Within!
  14. 13. The Deadly Mark of the Beast!
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Nightmare’s Nightmail
  16. 15. Monster s-i-z-e Monsters
  17. 16. The Circle of Circe!
  18. 17. Nightmare
  19. 18. The Children of the Cold Gods!
  20. 19. The Phantom of Philip Hawks
  21. 20. The Mirror of Death
  22. 21. The Circle of Circe!
  23. 22. Nightmare Pin Up #2
  24. 23. Time Stop
  25. 24. Blood for the Vampire
  26. 25. The Massacre of Mankind!
  27. 26. Pressed for Time
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
  30. 29. Real Ad Horror House
  31. 30. When the Dawn Gods War!
  32. 31. Nightmare
  33. 32. The Inner Man
  34. 33. The Victims
  35. 34. Vault of a Vampire
  36. 35. When the Dawn Gods War!
  37. 36. A Rottin' Deal
  38. 37. Horror Man
  39. 38. Nightmare Pin Up #2
  40. 39. Soul of the Warlock
  41. 40. Beware Small Evils!
  42. 41. [Ad for Psycho #2 & The Crime Machine #1]
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
  44. 43. Phantom of the Rock Era!
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
  46. 45. Phantom of the Rock Era
  47. 46. Shoot-Out at Satan’s Coffin
  48. 47. The Mad Mind Doctor!
  49. 48. A Nightmare Pin-Up #3
  50. 49. Hag of the Blood Basket!
  51. 50. A Living Death!
  52. 51. The Horror on the Chapel Wall
  53. 52. Nightmare’s Nightmail
  54. 53. [no title indexed]
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