(October 1972)

Skywald, 1970 Series
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Price
0.60 USD
Pages
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Skywald Publishing Corporation
Brand
A Skywald Publication
Editing
Al Hewetson (credited as Alan Hewetson) (editor)

Issue Notes

All info used by permission of Richard Arndt.

Skull-Forest of Old Earth! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Josep Maria Miralles (credited as Miralles) (painting)
Inks
Josep Maria Miralles (credited as Miralles) (painting)
Colors
Josep Maria Miralles (credited as Miralles) (painting)
Letters
Irv Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Al Hewetson
Pencils
Pablo Marcos (signed as Pablo Marcos)
Inks
Pablo Marcos (signed as Pablo Marcos)
Letters
Irv Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mr. Pook
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Indexer Notes

Frontispiece and titlepage. Introduces a horror host, later named Mr. Pook, for Nightmare. The contents page features the first mention of the term "horror-mood" in this title.

Markheim (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Louis Stevenson (author); Al Hewetson (credited as Hewetson) (adaption)
Pencils
Jesús Durán (signed as J. Durán) (credited as Duran)
Inks
Jesús Durán (signed as J. Durán) (credited as Duran)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Art credited to Duran, with a signature that looks like D. Duran, but the D could be a stylised J.

The Nightmare World Of James Edgar: Call Them Ghouls, Call Them Trolls, Call Them Things (Table of Contents: 3)

Nightmare World / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited as Hewetson); James Edgar (credited)
Pencils
Pablo Marcos (signed as Pablo Marcos) (credited as Marcos)
Inks
Pablo Marcos (signed as Pablo Marcos) (credited as Marcos)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From a dream by James Edgar. "Nightmare World" began a semi-regular series in which readers sent in their nightmare, which were then adapted into stories.

The Guillotine (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited as Hewetson)
Pencils
Felipe de la Rosa (credited as Dela Rosa) (signed as De la Rosa)
Inks
Felipe de la Rosa (credited as Dela Rosa) (signed as De la Rosa)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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Zoo for the Beasts of the Universe (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited as Hewetson)
Pencils
Maelo Cintron (credited as Cintron)
Inks
Maelo Cintron (credited as Cintron)
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
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Indexer Notes

Cintron’s professional debut.

Lunatic Letters’ Page [+ Editorial] (Table of Contents: 6)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson
Letters
typeset

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The Skull Forest of Old Earth (Table of Contents: 7)

The Shoggoths / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited as Hewetson)
Pencils
Zesar (credited) (signed as Zesar)
Inks
Zesar (credited) (signed as Zesar)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

The Shoggoths series begins, with Hewetson using H. P. Lovecraft’s Shoggoths as villains, although the stories themselves are new, not adaptations. Hewetson’s Shoggoths didn’t physically resemble Lovecraft’s descriptions either.

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson
Pencils
Pablo Marcos (illustration); ? (photographs)
Inks
Pablo Marcos (illustration); ? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text article with photos.

Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
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The 300th Birth Day Party (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited as Hewetson)
Pencils
Ramón Torrents (signed as Ramón Torrents) (credited as Torrents)
Inks
Ramón Torrents (signed as Ramón Torrents) (credited as Torrents)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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The Gargoyle Trilogy (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited as Hewetson)
Pencils
Felipe de la Rosa (credited as Dela Rosa) (signed as De la Rosa)
Inks
Felipe de la Rosa (credited as Dela Rosa) (signed as De la Rosa)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

The three parts of the story are titled: The Grotesque Gargoyle: The 1st Tale; And Starts 2: The Idiot Gargoyle!; and ..Now Starts the 3rd... the Darkness Gargoyle...

Although the gargoyles are identical, this story has nothing to do with the Human Gargoyles series. Next issue with the Gargoyles is Nightmare #10. Part 1 of 9?

The Night in the Wax Museum (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited as Hewetson)
Pencils
Vilanova (credited as Villanova)
Inks
Vilanova (credited as Villanova)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The artist’s name is variously spelled with one or two L’s.

Dracula (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited as Hewetson)
Pencils
Pablo Marcos (signed as Pablo Marcos) (credited as Marcos) (illustration); ? (photograph)
Inks
Pablo Marcos (signed as Pablo Marcos) (credited as Marcos) (illustration); ? (photograph)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

The Werewolf Within (Table of Contents: 14)

Darkkos Manse / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited as Hewetson)
Pencils
Amador (credited)
Inks
Amador (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

There was no feature logo in this story, but this was the first appearance for the Darkkos Manse (called Darkkos Mansion in the last page of the story).

[horror-suspenseAd for Nightmare #10] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

The Thing in the Alley (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Hewetson (credited)
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson (credited as Berni Wrightson) (illustration)
Inks
Bernie Wrightson (credited as Berni Wrightson) (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Due to a printer's error this story also appears in Warren's Eerie #42 in the same month. Art originally intended for Skywald's unpublished Science Fiction Odyssey #1.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Skull-Forest of Old Earth!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Mr. Pook
  3. 2. Markheim
  4. 3. The Nightmare World Of James Edgar: Call Them Ghouls, Call Them Trolls, Call Them Things
    Nightmare World
  5. 4. The Guillotine
  6. 5. Zoo for the Beasts of the Universe
  7. 6. Lunatic Letters’ Page [+ Editorial]
  8. 7. The Skull Forest of Old Earth
    The Shoggoths
  9. 8. The Abominable Dr. Phibes
  10. 9. Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde
  11. 10. The 300th Birth Day Party
  12. 11. The Gargoyle Trilogy
  13. 12. The Night in the Wax Museum
  14. 13. Dracula
  15. 14. The Werewolf Within
    Darkkos Manse
  16. 15. [horror-suspenseAd for Nightmare #10]
  17. 16. The Thing in the Alley
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