(June 1972)

Western, 1972 Series
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0.50 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
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Issue Notes

Cover code: 92501-206

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sir Robert; Ray deVekey

Indexer Notes

Based on a description from the story The Fiend of Beachy Head.

[Disneykin Play Characters Are Here!] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

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The Ghost of Povis Castle (Table of Contents: 3)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Andre LeBlanc
Inks
Andre LeBlanc
Colors
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Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Earl of Povis Castle did not believe in ghosts so to him they were invisible,
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Earl of Povis Castle; Mary; Molly Heath: Ghost of the Blue Room
Synopsis
The servants of Povis Castle are afraid of a ghost that haunts the Blue Room.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprint removes the "True Ghost Stories" subheading.

The Shadow Men (Table of Contents: 4)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Luis Dominguez
Inks
Luis Dominguez
Colors
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Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Trader Lake! What luck meeting you!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Trader Lake; Constable; Mkusu; Amalito; Jim; Ubusuku
Synopsis
A wagon train carries three prisoners, Mkusu, Amalito and Jim, believed to be inzingogo, shadow men neither dead or alive with snakes as guardian spirits.
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Indexer Notes

This reprint removes the "True Demons and Monsters" subheading.

[The Strangest Tombstones in the World] (Table of Contents: 5)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Colors
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Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
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The Hug of Death (Table of Contents: 6)

A Macabre Mystery / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Don Glut
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Spicer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The usual crowd of curious townspeople had gathered in the gypsy camp.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Boris; Urso (bear); Romano
Synopsis
Boris, the bear wrestler, decides to steal from Romano and his mother.

The Vampires (Table of Contents: 7)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One night in 1897, the Irish author, Bram Stoker, writhes in the grip of a nightmare...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Bram Stoker; Dracula; Drakula; Peter Kuerten
Synopsis
The inspiration for Dracula.
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Indexer Notes

The reprint removes the "True Demons and Monsters" subheading.

Death Comes Knocking (Table of Contents: 8)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Luis Dominguez
Inks
Luis Dominguez
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Midnight... through the dark streets of Intramuros,
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The three who knock; Inspector
Synopsis
The unholy three, whose knock on doors foretell death in Manila.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprint removes the "True Ghost Stories" subheading.

The Red Knight of Germany (Table of Contents: 9)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Jenney
Inks
Bob Jenney
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ahh! The Baron has him measured!
Genre
non-fiction; aviation
Characters
Baron Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron]; Hans; Zeumer; Oswald Boelcke; Kaiser Wilhelm II; Captain Roy Brown; Harry
Synopsis
The life of the Red Baron.
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Indexer Notes

This reprint removes the "True War Stories" subheading.

[The Corpse that Quelled a Mutiny] (Table of Contents: 10)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Jean Duranti; King Henri III (picture)
Reprints
  • from Ripley's Believe It or Not (King Features Syndicate) 1900.00.00

Phantom Hands of Vengeance (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Sam Citron
Inks
Sam Citron
Colors
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Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One fearful night in 1875, the owner of Calvados Castle
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Sumi; Mr. Bayle; Mrs. Bayle
Synopsis
Disembodied hands haunt Calvados Castle and other examples of phantom hands.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

original layout=4 pages

A Tree Grows in Transylvania (Table of Contents: 12)

Midnight Mysteries / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Don Glut
Pencils
Jesse Santos
Inks
Jesse Santos
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Spicer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't know why, but I must come here!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Morgit; Baron Tibor
Synopsis
The people of Transylvania want to destroy the vampire, Baron Tibor, but can't find where he sleeps during the day.
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Indexer Notes

with Baron Tibor, who later shows up in Dr Spektor, et al.

Proof of a Ghost (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Sal Trapani
Inks
Sal Trapani
Colors
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Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll bring back the biggest catch yet, Ma!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Johnny
Synopsis
When Johnny fatally drowns his mother sees his ghost and describes what his body will look like when they find it.
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[Prophet of Doom] (Table of Contents: 14)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! / text article / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Ned Pearson; Jonas Rushford; Timothy Crowther; Reginald Easton

The Fiend of Beachy Head (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 15 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Frank Bolle
Inks
Frank Bolle
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Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One wild night in 1952, a strange torchlight procession wound its way to the top of Beachy Head.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Sir Robert; Ray deVekey
Synopsis
How the fiend of Beachy Head was created and later exorcised.

Indexer Notes

Gold Key Story Digest style. Adapted from the story "The Demon of Beachy-Head" in Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #14.

[Tibetan Hermits of the Nima-Pa Sect] (Table of Contents: 16)

Skulduggery / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
non-fiction
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The Phantom in White (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
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Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's the lady in White!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Lady in white; Captain
Synopsis
The lady in white warns ships of danger.
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The Mummy's Hand (Table of Contents: 18)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

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Pencils
George Evans
Inks
George Evans
Colors
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Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scurvy beggar! Get your hands off me!
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Walter Ingram; Sir Charles; Inspector
Synopsis
Walter Ingram buys a mummy's hand with a curse.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprint removes the "True Ghost Stories" subheading. Original layout=7 pages.

Where There's Smoke There's Fear (Table of Contents: 19)

Tales of the Macabre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Don Glut
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Spicer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're the first men to ever explore this cave, Marlon!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Marlon Sara; Jack Forrester
Synopsis
While exploring a cave, geologist Marlon Sara finds a magic lamp.

The Fated Plane (Table of Contents: 20)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who is the guest of honor? Don't you know?
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Victor Goddard; Seymour Barry; George Ogden; Anne Neilson
Synopsis
Air Marshall Goddard is told of a dream that foretells his death.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprint removes the "True Ghost Stories" subheading.

Hand to Hand (Table of Contents: 21)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Trapani
Inks
Sal Trapani
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's one of the wolf pack that attacked the last convoy!
Genre
non-fiction; war
Synopsis
Hunting for a German U-Boat ends up in a hand-to-hand battle.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprint removes the "True War Stories" subheading.

The Flaming Scar (Table of Contents: 22)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Al Williamson
Inks
Al Williamson
Colors
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Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...and may the spirit of the great Pharaoh Khu-Ren rest peacefully in the land of the dead!
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Edmond de Montadoun; Mrs. de Montadoun
Synopsis
Edmond is warned to beware when he sees a man with a flaming scar on his brow.
Reprints
Keywords
Egypt; Titanic

Indexer Notes

This reprint removes the "True Ghost Stories" subheading. Original layout=5 pages.

The Phantom Visitor (Table of Contents: 23)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Bolle
Inks
Frank Bolle
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Strange, I didn't hear anyone come in!
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Lew Wallace; Don Francisco; Joe; Dave
Synopsis
General Lew Wallace is visited by a ghost who gives him a map to a silver mine.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprint removes the "True Ghost Stories" subheading. Original layout=3 pages.

Hounds of Death (Table of Contents: 24)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Blast it! There go Karl Beisner's dogs through my Wheat field again!
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Henry Vandermark; Karl Beisner; Mrs. Vandermark
Synopsis
Henry is haunted by the hounds he poisoned.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprint removes the "True Ghost Stories" subheading.

[Giant 50-Piece, 3-Ring Circus] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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[Groovy, Colorful Cloth Patches That Tell It Like It Is!] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  2. 1. [Disneykin Play Characters Are Here!]
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. The Ghost of Povis Castle
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  5. 4. The Shadow Men
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  6. 5. [The Strangest Tombstones in the World]
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  7. 6. The Hug of Death
    A Macabre Mystery
  8. 7. The Vampires
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  9. 8. Death Comes Knocking
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  10. 9. The Red Knight of Germany
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  11. 10. [The Corpse that Quelled a Mutiny]
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  12. 11. Phantom Hands of Vengeance
  13. 12. A Tree Grows in Transylvania
    Midnight Mysteries
  14. 13. Proof of a Ghost
  15. 14. [Prophet of Doom]
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  16. 15. The Fiend of Beachy Head
  17. 16. [Tibetan Hermits of the Nima-Pa Sect]
    Skulduggery
  18. 17. The Phantom in White
  19. 18. The Mummy's Hand
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  20. 19. Where There's Smoke There's Fear
    Tales of the Macabre
  21. 20. The Fated Plane
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  22. 21. Hand to Hand
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  23. 22. The Flaming Scar
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  24. 23. The Phantom Visitor
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  25. 24. Hounds of Death
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  26. 25. [Giant 50-Piece, 3-Ring Circus]
  27. 26. [Groovy, Colorful Cloth Patches That Tell It Like It Is!]
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