Psycho #1
(January 1971)

Skywald, 1971 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Skywald Publishing Corporation
Editing
Sol Brodsky (credited) (editor); Herschel Waldman (credited) (associate editor)

Issue Notes

No credits but authors listed include Gardner Fox, Roger Elwood, Art Stampler and Wayne Benedict. Artists listed include David Haldye, Paul Reinman, Gray Morrow and Mario Acquaviva. All data from the indexing work of Rich Arndt. Used with permission.

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Katz (credited as David Hadley); Gray Morrow; Paul Reinman; Mario Acquaviva (illustrations)
Inks
Jack Katz (credited as David Hadley); Gray Morrow; Paul Reinman; Mario Acquaviva (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

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The Skin And Bones Syndrome! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Elwood ?
Pencils
Gray Morrow
Inks
Gray Morrow
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Aliens who are probing for a cure ravaging their home world, scan Earth with rays inadvertently causing Earthlings to dissolve into skeletons.
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Indexer Notes

Cover story.

The Glistening Death (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox ?
Pencils
Norman Nodel
Inks
Vince Alascia
Letters
Jean Simek

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man hides out at his eccentric uncles house deep in the swamp, only to find he's been secretly feeding a beautiful woman red meat. It turns out the woman is a alien blob like monster that needs sustenance.
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I Painted Only Terror! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Nodel ?
Inks
Vince Alascia
Letters
Jean Simek

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A painter becomes famous by painting the images of people facing death, and capturing their looks of terror on his canvas. He goes mad painting his latest painting of a deranged terror faced entity. It tuned out it was a self portrait of his madness.
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Psycho’s Gruesome Gallery No. 1: The Mirror (Table of Contents: 5)

Psycho’s Gruesome Gallery / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stephen Hickman (credited as Steve Hickman)
Inks
Stephen Hickman (credited as Steve Hickman)
Letters
Jean Simek ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A wizard in his castle brings forth a demon from a mirror.
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The Thing In The Mirror (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Everett Kinstler
Inks
Everett Kinstler
Letters
?
Editing
Sol Cohen (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man commits murder but is plagued by a small green monkey-like creature he keeps seeing in a mirror. The creature eventually comes out of the mirror and absorbs the man turning him into the creature. He's later captured and used as a freak show attraction at a nearby circus.
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The Steps in the Cellar! (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Art Stampler (credited)
Pencils
Alan Weiss ? (illustrations)
Inks
Alan Weiss ? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
An escaped criminal looking to take shelter in an old abandoned home during a stormy night, goes into the house's cellar and encounters a cult trying to raise the demon Asmodeus from Hell.
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Indexer Notes

Story lengthened with new material or other reprinted material. Source confirmed by Flashjay.

...And Then There's Cicero! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed as Paul Reinman)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed as Paul Reinman)
Letters
Irv Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man visits his aunt who lives in an old mansion hoping to find any treasure she might have. He's disgusted by the large number of cats she keeps as pets. She names them all but talks about her one cat "Cicero" who's not around. When the man steals a key from her and opens a mysterious locked door in the upper floor he's attacked by Cicero, who turns out to be a giant tiger.
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Anatomical Monster (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alvin Hollingsworth
Inks
Alvin Hollingsworth
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A curio shop owner draws a human figure who's half intact and half skinless to illustrate anatomy. Its the perfect drawing of the human anatomy so much so that an anatomy student who buys the drawing is praised by his college professor. The professor is so impressed by the accuracy of the drawing he uses it as a visual aid for his classes. However, the "man" in the drawing comes to life and begins committing murder.
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Indexer Notes

Great splash page! (Richard Arndt)

The Hands of Death! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Nodel
Inks
Vince Alascia
Letters
Irv Watanabe
Editing
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A violinist whose hands have been injured in an accident, is so desperate for new hands he contacts a mysterious occult "doctor" who gives him the hands of a dead man. The hands had belonged to a serial strangler and the violinist finds himself strangling people against his will as the hands take over his body.
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Indexer Notes

Source confirmed by Flashjay. Art signed in the original.

The Gruesome Faces Of Mr. Cliff! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein ?
Pencils
Mario Acquaviva ?
Inks
Mario Acquaviva ?
Letters
Irv Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A bitter dying man who's career as a horror actor is at an end, puts on masks of the various monsters he played on stage and literally turns into them to kill. He's destroyed when, after becoming Dracula, he's dissolves in sunlight.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Skin And Bones Syndrome!
  4. 3. The Glistening Death
  5. 4. I Painted Only Terror!
  6. 5. Psycho’s Gruesome Gallery No. 1: The Mirror
    Psycho’s Gruesome Gallery
  7. 6. The Thing In The Mirror
  8. 7. The Steps in the Cellar!
  9. 8. ...And Then There's Cicero!
  10. 9. Anatomical Monster
  11. 10. The Hands of Death!
  12. 11. The Gruesome Faces Of Mr. Cliff!
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