(January 1982)

DC, 1980 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-09-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing
Andrew Helfer
Color
Color
Dimensions
5" x 6.75" (12.7 cm x 17.1cm)
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ghosts / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-744
First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the best of Ghosts...
Genre
horror-suspense
Keywords
billiards; skeletons

Ghosts (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Andrew Helfer ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

A Carnival of Dwarfs (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher (script); Russell Carley (art continuity)
Pencils
Arthur Suydam
Inks
Arthur Suydam
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Joe Orlando (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Squire Shade (host)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Squire Shade replaces Abel as host from the original printing.

Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones; Neal Adams
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Squire Shade (host); Jonas Sentry; Maria (Chambermaid); Peter (Butler, Devil)
Synopsis
Jonas Sentry makes a deal with the devil to regain his youth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Squire Shade replaces Mildred as host from the original printing.

He Who Laughs Last... (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson
Inks
Mike Kaluta
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Squire Shade (host)
Reprints

The Widow's Walk (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Howie Post
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Joe Orlando
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Angus Beame; Mary Bourne
Synopsis
Mary Bourne placed a curse on her husband Angus that he may not return to harbor until the day she dies.
Reprints

Message from Beyond (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Ralph Reese (signed)
Inks
Ralph Reese (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Squire Shade (host)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Squire Shade replaces Cain as host from original printing.

The Monster (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Squire Shade (host)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Squire Shade replaces Abel as host from original printing. Reprint information from Scott Grammel.

Nightmare (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Squire Shade (host); Judy; Judy's father; Miss Winter (governess); Pan (statue brought to life)
Synopsis
A lonely little girl, Judy, seeks a friend and finds it in Pan, an animated statue. They play together in a fantasy world, but meantime in the real world she is struck by a fever and a doctor tries to cure her. As she improves, her father convinces her that Pan is just a statue. The statue, with a girl who's now grown up, sheds a tear.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Squire Shade replaces Cain as host from original printing.

This reprint credits "ADAMS & GIORDANO" for the art, but later reprints and the Neal Adams checklist credit Adams for the inks.

The Big Burp (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dave Manak ?
Pencils
Dave Manak [as Manak] (signed)
Inks
Dave Manak [as Manak] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Dave Manak ?

Indexer Notes

One page gag strip featuring a monster.

A Bottle of Incense... A Whiff of the Past! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Alan Weiss
Inks
Alan Weiss; Bernie Wrightson
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Squire Shade (host)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Squire Shade replaces Abel as host from the original printing.

The Game (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Neal Adams
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Death on Cue! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
David Michelinie; Russell Carley
Pencils
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Inks
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Squire Shade (host)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Squire Shade replaces Abel as host from original printing.

The Symbionts (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Dick Giordano (original editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Born Losers (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Albano
Pencils
Mike Kaluta
Inks
Mike Kaluta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

The Dead Can Kill (Table of Contents: 15)

Ghosts True Case Files / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson
Inks
Bernie Wrightson
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credited to Neal Adams on splash page in error.

Here She Comes! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Kubert ?
Inks
Joe Kubert ?
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ghosts presents a comic collector's compendium...
Characters
Squire Shade

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Preview of the artists and writers in the issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["This is the best of Ghosts..."]
    Ghosts
  2. 1. Ghosts
  3. 2. A Carnival of Dwarfs
  4. 3. Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
  5. 4. He Who Laughs Last...
  6. 5. The Widow's Walk
  7. 6. Message from Beyond
  8. 7. The Monster
  9. 8. Nightmare
  10. 9. The Big Burp
  11. 10. A Bottle of Incense... A Whiff of the Past!
  12. 11. The Game
  13. 12. Death on Cue!
  14. 13. The Symbionts
  15. 14. Born Losers
  16. 15. The Dead Can Kill
    Ghosts True Case Files
  17. 16. Here She Comes!
    Wonder Woman
  18. 17. ["Ghosts presents a comic collector's compendium..."]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Allen Ross
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  • Peter Croome
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