(September 1974)

Western, 1972 Series
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Price
0.59 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1974-07-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Cover code: 92501-409

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
George Wilson (painted)
Inks
George Wilson (painted)
Colors
George Wilson (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

[Gold Key Comics Where the Action Is!] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

The Ghostly Drummer (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Draut
Inks
Bill Draut ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Judge Moppesson was a stern judge, so the harsh sentencing of the vagabond drummer was not unusual. But the events that followed were strange indeed...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Judge Moppesson; Mrs. Moppesson; King Charles II
Synopsis
Judge Moppesson sentences a drummer to prison and is cursed with ghostly drumming.
Reprints

In the Days of Giants (Table of Contents: 4)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Don Glut
Pencils
Roger Brand ?
Inks
Roger Brand ?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Spicer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
1926... the workroom of the anthropology department of a natural history museum in Montana, where a scientist named Dr. Nesmith has just experienced the impossible...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Nesmith; Carter
Synopsis
Dr. Nesmith tells Carter legends of ancient people meeting giants.

The Horror of Lincoln's Inn (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Roy
Inks
Mike Roy
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One night in 1913, a fearful scream resounds through Lincoln's Inn, London's famed law building...
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A winged demon haunts a room of Lincoln's Inn.
Reprints

Armies of the Doomed (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lanai!... Do you hear those drums? Where does the sound come from? What does it mean?
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Lanai; Nanui; Pele
Synopsis
Pele gives two little girls who were kind to her leaves to protect their hut.
Reprints

The Winged Phantom (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
1942. An air base in England goes on a sudden alert...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Lt. Carrol
Synopsis
During World War II a ghostly Sopwith Camel from World War I is seen flying.
Reprints

Tin Star (Table of Contents: 8)

Midnight Mysteries / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Don Glut
Pencils
Warren Tufts
Inks
Warren Tufts
Colors
?
Letters
Warren Tufts

First Line of Dialogue or Text
James McKellar had heard the commotion raised by the livestock.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
James McKellar; Brian McKellar; Lojos; "King" Charles
Synopsis
A werewolf kills James McKellar in the old west.

The Ballerina's Last Dance (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When the famed ballerina, Madame Pavlova died in 1931, the world of the ballet went into mourning.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Anna Pavlova; Frances Doble
Synopsis
After her death the ghost of Madame Pavlova is seen.
Reprints

Herne the Hunter (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (woodcut style)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One eerie day, in 1931, as Ronald Beck strolls through Windsor Park, once the hunting grounds of the king of England...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ronald Beck; Herne; Richard II; Anne Boleyn; Charles I
Synopsis
Ronald Beck sees Herne the hunter and learns that disaster and death follow these sightings.
Reprints

The Doom Flower (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Trapani
Inks
Sal Trapani
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The hot sun pours down on a South American port, as a tourist shops in the native market, grim fate waits for one to buy...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Dolores Santos; Lopez; Mira; Dr. Thorness; Pedro; Carl Husser; Pedro Altas; Professor Martena
Synopsis
A blue orchid brings death to those who take it from the forest.
Reprints

Rob Not the Dead (Table of Contents: 12)

Grimm's Ghost Stories / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Don Glut
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
John Calnan
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Spicer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They say it gets more and more difficult to make a dishonest dollar these days! Especially when that dollar is paid off in "ghoul's" gold, as this story, of two men with a peculiar occupation, wlll prove...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Hephzibah Grimm; Barbour; Donahoe; Eben Wayne; Sarah Wayne
Synopsis
Two gravediggers find an out of the way graveyard to rob.

The Headless Conquistador (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
John Celardo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Keep your eyes open, boys! This could be some kind of robbers' roost! We may even find buried treasure!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Oxley; Martha
Synopsis
The ghost of a dead conquistador comes looking for his skull.
Reprints

The Phantom Lights of Crusheen (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Among the weirdest of uncanny tales to come out of Ireland is the spine-tingling story of the ghostly lights which haunt the hamlet of Crusheen on the island of Inchicronan some twenty miles southeast of Galway Bay.
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The mysterious lights of Crusheen, Ireland, foretell a death where they stop.
Reprints

The Devil-Eyed Cat (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Robbins
Inks
Ed Robbins
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The new captain, eh? Better leave while you can, sir!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Captain Dorn; Maxim
Synopsis
The Nancy Hanks is cursed by the appearances of the ghost of a black cat.
Reprints

The Ghostly Guardian (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Bolle
Inks
Frank Bolle
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For decades Richard James is known as the finest game warden in northern Rhodesia... a man who loved the creatures of the wild...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Richard James; Shukari
Synopsis
Game Warden Richard James is a friend to the elephants before and after death.
Reprints

The Curse of Humble Lee (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Robbins
Inks
Ed Robbins
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Men call me "Humble" because I revere the gods who have brought me riches! But tell me, wise one, how long will my good luck last?
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Humble Lee
Synopsis
To avoid a death curse, Humble Lee must keep building houses for himself.
Reprints

The Jungle Goddess (Table of Contents: 18)

A Macabre Tale / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Don Glut
Pencils
Mike Royer
Inks
Mike Royer
Colors
?
Letters
Royer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Three attentive figures observe the sharply focused image on the motion picture screen: anthropologist Gordon Thomas, his comely daughter Joanie, and Thomas' laboratory assistant Warren Willis...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Gordon Thomas; Joanie Thomas; Warren Willis; Jenny Thomas
Synopsis
Years earlier Gordon Thomas lost one of his twin daughters in Africa, but now he's found evidence she may be alive.

Demon-Wizard (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You there! Pay for my ale and be quick about it!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
George Pickingill
Synopsis
George Pickingill is feared as a demon-wizard.
Reprints

The Ship of Doom (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Roy
Inks
Mike Roy
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One fearsome night in 1881, as the British dreadnaught H.M.S. Bacchante patrols the Pacific...
Characters
Captain Fokke
Synopsis
Disaster befalls ships which see the Libera Nos.
Reprints

The Devil's Violin (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Bolle
Inks
Frank Bolle
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In 1786 - an Italian mother is awakened by a horrifying dream.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mrs. Paganini; Mr. Paganini; Nicolo Paganini; Satan
Synopsis
Nicolo Paganini has an unnatural skill at playing the violin.
Reprints

The Ghost's Vendetta (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (woodcut style)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the Italian town of Radicofani, an innkeeper quarrels with a local mason...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sereni; Count de Ferson
Synopsis
Before dying Sereni swears vengeance on the man who killed him.
Reprints

The Man Who Walked on Air! (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Another day! Oh well, I have to get going if I'm going to be at work on time...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Reynard Beck; Frank Beck
Synopsis
Reynard Beck wakes up to discover that he floats in the air.
Reprints

The Creature From the Loch (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
John Celardo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the 1880's on the bleak moors of Lewis, an island in the outer hebrides--
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Diane; Mary
Synopsis
Mary, a plain girl, meets a man who thinks she's beautiful.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

[Gold Key Comics] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  2. 1. [Gold Key Comics Where the Action Is!]
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. The Ghostly Drummer
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  5. 4. In the Days of Giants
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  6. 5. The Horror of Lincoln's Inn
  7. 6. Armies of the Doomed
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  8. 7. The Winged Phantom
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  9. 8. Tin Star
    Midnight Mysteries
  10. 9. The Ballerina's Last Dance
  11. 10. Herne the Hunter
  12. 11. The Doom Flower
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  13. 12. Rob Not the Dead
    Grimm's Ghost Stories
  14. 13. The Headless Conquistador
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  15. 14. The Phantom Lights of Crusheen
  16. 15. The Devil-Eyed Cat
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  17. 16. The Ghostly Guardian
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  18. 17. The Curse of Humble Lee
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  19. 18. The Jungle Goddess
    A Macabre Tale
  20. 19. Demon-Wizard
  21. 20. The Ship of Doom
  22. 21. The Devil's Violin
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  23. 22. The Ghost's Vendetta
  24. 23. The Man Who Walked on Air!
  25. 24. The Creature From the Loch
  26. 25. ["Take an adventure trip into strange unknown worlds - with Mystery Comics Digest"]
  27. 26. [Gold Key Comics]
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