Gwandanaland Comics #2857 - Adventures into Terror - Public Domain Treasury
([December] 2020)

Gwandanaland Comics, 2016 Series
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Price
26.99 USD
Pages
140
On-sale Date
2020-12-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gwandanaland Comics
ISBN
979-8-5771-4218-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9798577142186 90000
Editing
Lance Jones (reprint editor); Stan Lee (original editor)

The Witches' Cauldron (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Colan (signed as Gene Colan)
Inks
Gene Colan (signed as Gene Colan)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

The Man Who Ran Away (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Luster
Inks
Al Luster
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek ?

Job Number
C-493
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A scientist who resents his fellows as inferior builds a time machine to travel to the year 4024, where he is eliminated as a misfit because he can answer none of their I.Q. questions.
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Keywords
time travel

Gaflin's Ghost (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
A-58
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Greedy Eldredge Stevens tracks down a ghost who can lead him to a lost treasure, but dies before he can retrieve it.
Keywords
ghosts

Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

In the Valley of the Mist (Table of Contents: 3)

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?
Pencils
? (illustrations)
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? (illustrations)
Colors
? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
8731
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
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The Screaming Man (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Benulis
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek ?

Job Number
D-531
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Two writers rent a spooky house. One ends up a skeleton and the other goes mad.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

haunted houses

The Big Story! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Mooney ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-556
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Newpaperman Will Karp is desperate for a big story so he arranges a deadly train wreck so that he can cover it, but he didn't know that his son was on the train.
Reprints
Keywords
newspapers; reporters; trains

Indexer Notes

A similar plot to "Death Waits Within" in Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1951 series) #4.

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chuck Winter
Inks
Chuck Winter
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek ?

Job Number
C-947
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Macbeth, Banquo; the three witches; Lady Macbeth; King Duncan; MacDuff
Synopsis
The Scottish nobleman Macbeth is told by three witches that he will be king one day, and his ambition turns him to murder and tyranny.
Reprints
Keywords
adaptation; Macbeth; medieval; Scotland; Shakespeare

Indexer Notes

A partial adaptation of Macbeth with the additional detail that MacDuff is the son of one of the witches.

Pep Talk (Table of Contents: 7)

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?
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
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?
Letters
Artie Simek ?

Job Number
C-555
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A group of the survivors of World War III, thrown back into barbarism by the destruction of atomic war, recount the endless march of warfare as they prepare to fight their neighbors with sticks and clubs, beginning the cycle over again.
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Keywords
history; hydrogen bombs; warfare; World War III

The Smasher! (Table of Contents: 8)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Burgos
Inks
Carl Burgos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Carl Burgos credit from flat file from Atlas group.

Coloring credit per Stan Goldberg.

Cry Werewolf (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Joe Sinnott
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
D-772
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A soldier in the Hungarian army comes to suspect that one of his comrades is a werewolf.
Reprints
Keywords
werewolves

Die the Doll Death (Table of Contents: 10)

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?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
9366
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credit and Job Number information from www.atlastales.com.

The Men in the Morgue (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Colan (signed as Gene Colan)
Inks
Gene Colan (signed as Gene Colan)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
D-748
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Two killers attempt to hide in the morgue, but the attendant locks them in the freezer.
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Insane (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Eadeh
Inks
Al Eadeh
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
D-655
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
When Phil Jones is accused of being the Vampire Killer, he is convicted despite his claim of innocence. He is saved from the electric chair at the last minute when the real killer is found, but the ordeal has driven him mad, and once freed, he starts killing people as a vampire would.
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Keywords
electric chair

The Smasher (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Myron Fass (signed as Myron Fass)
Inks
Myron Fass (signed as Myron Fass)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
D-641
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Hank Girard loves operating the wrecking ball on the construction site where he works, and he eventually uses it to kill the foreman who always criticizes him.
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Keywords
wrecking balls

Half-Man (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
John Forte (signed)
Inks
John Forte (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
D-700
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A scientist creates an android from parts of dead bodies, but he leaves one part out, which leads to terrible consequences.
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Keywords
androids

[The Vampire Man] (Table of Contents: 15)

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Pencils
Joe Maneely (signed as Joe Maneely); Carl Burgos
Inks
Joe Maneely (signed as Joe Maneely); Carl Burgos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Keywords
vampires

Indexer Notes

Vampire figure added by Carl Burgos.

Coloring credit per Stan Goldberg.

The Vampire Man (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Larry Woromay ?
Inks
Larry Woromay ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
D-777
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Tom Malverne [Jack the Ripper]; vampires
Synopsis
This story postulates the Jack the Ripper killings were done by a hateful hunchback who wanted to become a vampire so he could kill mortals, but was repulsed by the sight of blood, so vampires killed him when he could not fulfill their condition that he partake of human blood before new year's eve.
Reprints
Keywords
Jack the Ripper; vampires

Indexer Notes

Possible Woromay art per Michael J. Vassallo.

The Black Box (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
9986
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Steve Parker is intrigued by the shadow of a man he sees each night on his fire escape. One night he follows the man up and finds himself transported to another planet.
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From Out of the…Grave (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Gene Colan (signed as Gene Colan)
Inks
Gene Colan (signed as Gene Colan)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
D-849
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
In old England, a hunch backed grave robber named Grimm makes his living digging up corpses and selling them to doctors to experiment on illegally. When the doctors are finished they have Grimm dispose of the bodies. In stead of putting them back in their graves Grimm simply tosses them in the river. One night however, the offended dead rise from their watery graves to get revenge against him, frightening him to death. When a new grave robber beings working for their doctors, his first dig is ironically Grimm himself.
Reprints
Keywords
cemeteries

The Man Who Walked the Plank (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
Werner Roth
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
D-742
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
After a pirate captain's ship is sunk, he finds himself surrounded by sharks, floating on the plank he has forced many to walk off of. His undead victims from Davey Jone's locker jostle the plank, forcing him to walk it, until he tires and falls prey to the sharks.
Reprints
Keywords
pirates; sharks

The Faceless Ones (Table of Contents: 20)

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?
Pencils
Myron Fass (signed as Myron Fass)
Inks
Myron Fass (signed as Myron Fass)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
D-870
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The first space flight from Earth finds the astronauts landing in Hell.
Reprints
Keywords
astronauts; hell

The Horrible House (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Al Eadeh
Inks
Al Eadeh
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
D-880
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A wealthy man dreams of an atom bomb wrecking his house and burying him alive, so he goes into the country where he thinks he is safe and has a house built. The construction men warn him that the ground is soft, but he disregards their warning, and the entire house sinks beneath the earth with him inside.
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The Dead Don't Sleep! (Table of Contents: 22)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Syd Shores
Inks
Syd Shores
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Coloring credit per Stan Goldberg.

They Fly by Night (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Correa
Inks
Bob Correa
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
D-963
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A boy's parents are killed by a vampire during a trip to Hungary and he survives because the vampire is too sated to drain his blood. He returns to America but continues to have dreams of his parents begging him to return to Hungary so that they can be together forever. When he reaches adulthood he returns to Hungary and prepares to slay the vampire. Instead he encounters his parents who are vampires and offer to turn him into one. He walks towards the two but the story leaves it up to the reader to guess whether he stakes them or submits to their dark embrace.
Reprints
Keywords
Hungary; vampires

Uninvited Guests (Table of Contents: 24)

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?
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Gene Colan
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
9689
Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Pearson; Prof. Thomas Benton; Father Time
Synopsis
A scientist's machine transports him and a reporter outside of time and into the realm of Father Time.
Reprints
Keywords
time travel

The Dead Don't Sleep (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Eadeh
Inks
Al Eadeh
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
D-938
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Have you ever wondered if the dead resent the mediums who disturb their rest? This story answers that question.
Reprints
Keywords
mediums

The Man in the Shadows (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Sol Brodsky ?
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
D-913
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A strange sequence of events turns out to be the disjointed memories of a condemned man.
Reprints
Keywords
casinos; electric chair

Don't Nod (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Sy Grudko
Inks
Sy Grudko
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
E-83
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The leader of the Chinese secret police enlists an executioner to behead those convicted of crimes.
Reprints
Keywords
beheading; China; Communism

A Scream in the Night! (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vince Colletta (signed as Colletta)
Inks
Vince Colletta (signed as Colletta)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
D-966
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
All of the people surrounding a writer turn out to be members of a sacrificial cult and since one of them is a psychologist, they have the writer committed to an asylum after he stumbles upon one of their ritual human burnings.
Reprints
Keywords
asylums; cults; gaslighting

The Suitcase! (Table of Contents: 29)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Burgos
Inks
Carl Burgos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Keywords
decapitation; graveyards

Indexer Notes

Coloring credit per Stan Goldberg.

Slave Ship (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Benulis (signed)
Inks
Bill Benulis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
E-210
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A captain of a salvage ship takes advantage of storm-wrecked vessels until the tables are turned upon him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Gaflin's Ghost (Table of Contents: 31)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
A-58
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Greedy Eldredge Stevens tracks down a ghost who can lead him to a lost treasure, but dies before he can retrieve it.
Reprints
Keywords
ghosts

Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Dear Valentine! (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hartley (signed as Al Hartley [upper])
Inks
Al Hartley (signed as Al Hartley [upper])
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
E-245
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Mimi's lover agrees to kill her boring husband Frank, but Frank's ghost enacts his revenge on both of them.
Reprints
Keywords
ghosts

Indexer Notes

A half-hearted swipe of EC's "Poetic Justice"
Information on this sequence from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

It Happened in the Morgue (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Ed Winiarski
Inks
Ed Winiarski
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
E-138
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A city coroner taking kick-backs from the mob in order to bury the bodies of murder victims quickly with false natural death certificates gets the same treatment from the new coroner.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. More information supplied by Flat File by the Atlas group.

The Suitcase! (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Rosenberger
Inks
John Rosenberger ?
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Job Number
E-187
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A thief steals a suitcase containing shrunken heads and a formula for shrinking a head while the body still lives. The thief comes under a compulsion to ingest the formula and decapitate himself to add his head to the collection.
Reprints
Keywords
decapitation; shrunken heads

Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Crazy, Man! (Table of Contents: 35)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed as Dick Ayers)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed as Dick Ayers)
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ayers

Job Number
E-91
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man who witnesses alien invaders possessing the bodies of important people to plan a takeover is placed in a mental institution and eventually released. When he comes across the same aliens, his first thought is to warn the authorities, but then he realizes that he'll be placed back in the institution so he keeps his mouth shut.
Reprints
Keywords
asylums

Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Witches' Cauldron
  2. 1. The Man Who Ran Away
  3. 2. Gaflin's Ghost
  4. 3. In the Valley of the Mist
  5. 4. The Screaming Man
  6. 5. The Big Story!
  7. 6. Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble!
  8. 7. Pep Talk
  9. 8. The Smasher!
  10. 9. Cry Werewolf
  11. 10. Die the Doll Death
  12. 11. The Men in the Morgue
  13. 12. Insane
  14. 13. The Smasher
  15. 14. Half-Man
  16. 15. [The Vampire Man]
  17. 16. The Vampire Man
  18. 17. The Black Box
  19. 18. From Out of the…Grave
  20. 19. The Man Who Walked the Plank
  21. 20. The Faceless Ones
  22. 21. The Horrible House
  23. 22. The Dead Don't Sleep!
  24. 23. They Fly by Night
  25. 24. Uninvited Guests
  26. 25. The Dead Don't Sleep
  27. 26. The Man in the Shadows
  28. 27. Don't Nod
  29. 28. A Scream in the Night!
  30. 29. The Suitcase!
  31. 30. Slave Ship
  32. 31. Gaflin's Ghost
  33. 32. Dear Valentine!
  34. 33. It Happened in the Morgue
  35. 34. The Suitcase!
  36. 35. Crazy, Man!
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