Ghosts #1
(September-October 1971)

DC, 1971 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1971-07-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [character]
Editing
Murray Boltinoff
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver and Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #40 only)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The indicia (see scan by clicking on the Resources link on the right side of this page) reads just "Ghost," with a lot of white space on both sides of the word. The cover and later issues read as "Ghosts." Steven Rowe's understanding is that it was at first to be titled "True Ghost Stories" - thus the white space in the indicia, but then it was changed to "Ghosts". When they updated the indicia they whited out "True" and "Stories," but they forgot to add the "s."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B1031
Genre
horror-suspense
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We Challenge You to Read On! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony DeZuniga
Inks
Tony DeZuniga
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1004
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abraham Lincoln; Arthur Conan Doyle; Mark Twain
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to the concept of ghosts.

Death's Bridegroom! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman [as Geoff Brown]
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
B-976
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
She had waited years for her betrothed, only to have a con man stage a weirdo wedding - until she pulled the last trick on him!
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis from the table of contents in the reprint.

Ghost in the Iron Coffin (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman [as David George]
Pencils
Sam Glanzman
Inks
Sam Glanzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-977
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Indexer Notes

Note on page 6 says the next issue will be on sale on or about September 7th.

The Tattooed Terror! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1050
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The Last Dream! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Job Number
B-1051
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Indexer Notes

Pencilling and editorial credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

The Cadaver Comes Home (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
? (coffin illo)
Inks
? (coffin illo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-1017

The Spectral Coachman! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Tony DeZuniga
Inks
Tony DeZuniga
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1003
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Tombstone, Arizona, draws its name from the town graveyard where the greatest badmen of the west are buried. But tonight - one of them lives again!
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis from the table of contents in the reprint.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. We Challenge You to Read On!
  3. 2. Death's Bridegroom!
  4. 3. Ghost in the Iron Coffin
  5. 4. The Tattooed Terror!
  6. 5. The Last Dream!
  7. 6. The Cadaver Comes Home
  8. 7. The Spectral Coachman!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Allen Ross
  • Gene Reed
  • Edgar Loftin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk