(February 2010)

Dark Horse, 2009 Series
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49.99 USD
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240
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Books
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Dark Horse Archives; Dark Horse Books
ISBN
978-1-59582-428-8 Search at WorldCat
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Editing
Bill Harris (Original Editor); Randy Stradley (Collection Editor); Freddye Lins (Assistant Collection Editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Boris Karloff / cover / 0 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Characters
Boris Karloff (photograph, inset)
Reprints
Keywords
cutlass; fire; horse; torch; undead

Indexer Notes

Dustjacket. Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

[Actual cover] (Table of Contents: 1)

Boris Karloff / cover / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
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detective-mystery
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Boris Karloff

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Embossed Karloff head.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

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Introduction (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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Hugh M. Hefner
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[Boris Karloff and his roles] (Table of Contents: 4)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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?
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? (photograph)
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? (photograph)
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Boris Karloff

[Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #5 Cover] (Table of Contents: 5)

Boris Karloff / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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George Wilson (painting)
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George Wilson (painting)
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George Wilson (painting)
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typeset

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Characters
Boris Karloff (photograph, inset)
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Keywords
beard; bus; checker; knight; lamp; potion; sorcerer's hat; vapor

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011). Image based on the interior story, "The Sorcerer's Potion."

Archaeology Number 7 The Tomb of Ti (Table of Contents: 6)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Joe Certa ?
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Joe Certa ?
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typeset

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non-fiction
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The Sorcerer's Potion (Table of Contents: 7)

Boris Karloff / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Ray Bailey
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Ray Bailey
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?
Letters
Ben Oda

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detective-mystery; horror-suspense
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Possessed (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Mike Peppe
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?
Letters
Ben Oda

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horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Inking previously credited to Alex Toth.

The Master's Touch (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
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? (illustrations)
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? (illustrations)
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? (illustrations)
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typeset

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horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Text story with three illustrations.

A Cage for Hassan (Table of Contents: 10)

Boris Karloff / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Frank Springer
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Frank Springer
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?
Letters
Ben Oda

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horror-suspense; detective-mystery
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The Enigma of Shanti Devi (Table of Contents: 11)

A True Tale of Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Tom Gill
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Tom Gill
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?
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Tom Gill ?

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horror-suspense
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Fish Number 38 Sawfish (Table of Contents: 12)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Ray Bailey
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Ray Bailey
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typeset

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non-fiction
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[Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #5 Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 13)

Boris Karloff / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wilson (painting)
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George Wilson (painting)
Colors
George Wilson (painting)

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Originally used as the issue's back cover. Reprint of the front cover without photograph, logo or caption.

[Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #6 Cover] (Table of Contents: 14)

Boris Karloff / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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George Wilson (painting)
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George Wilson (painting)
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George Wilson (painting)
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A brutal killer evades man's justice only to face a grim sentence imposed by the forces of nature!
Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Characters
Boris Karloff (photograph, inset)
Reprints
Keywords
dove; frigate; lightning; moon; skiff; stormsurge

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Archaeology, Number 9: Petrie Studies Egypt (Table of Contents: 15)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Joe Certa ?
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Joe Certa ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
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The Unburied Bones (Table of Contents: 16)

Boris Karloff / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Ray Bailey
Inks
Ray Bailey
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
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The Terrible Dark Glasses (Table of Contents: 17)

Boris Karloff / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Ray Bailey
Inks
Ray Bailey
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
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The Ghost of Major Martin (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill
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?
Letters
Tom Gill ?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; war
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Indexer Notes

Newman credit per biblio info in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol 29, No.3, March 2018.

The Rain That Wouldn't Stop (Table of Contents: 19)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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? (illustrations)
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? (illustrations)
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? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

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fantasy-supernatural
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Voyage of No Return (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Frank Thorne
Inks
Frank Thorne
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

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detective-mystery; horror-suspense
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Roads and Vehicles, Number 30: Chinese Vehicles (Table of Contents: 21)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Jack Sparling
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Jack Sparling
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Ben Oda

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non-fiction
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[Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #6 Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 22)

Boris Karloff / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wilson (painting)
Inks
George Wilson (painting)
Colors
George Wilson (painting)

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Originally on the issue's back cover. Reprint of the front cover without photograph, logo or caption.

[Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #7 Cover] (Table of Contents: 23)

Boris Karloff / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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? (painting)
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? (painting)
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? (painting)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
A comet screams out of the heavens to chase its discoverer to the ends of the Earth!
Genre
detective-mystery; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Boris Karloff (photograph, inset)
Reprints
Keywords
bowtie; comet; Egypt; Giza; professor; pyramid; sphinx

Archaeology Number 14 Schliemann and the City of Agamemnon (Table of Contents: 24)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Joe Certa ?
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Joe Certa ?
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typeset

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non-fiction
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Boris Karloff / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Mel Crawford
Inks
Mel Crawford
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Evil comes in many forms to many men...
Genre
horror-suspense; detective-mystery
Characters
Boris Karloff (host)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the next two stories.

The Comet with a Curse (Table of Contents: 26)

Boris Karloff / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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?
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Mel Crawford
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Mel Crawford
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?
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Ben Oda

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detective-mystery; fantasy-supernatural
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Evil Eye - Fact or Fiction (Table of Contents: 27)

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?
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? (illustrations)
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? (illustrations)
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? (illustrations)
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typeset

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non-fiction
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The Woodworker of Wencelas (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Fred Fredericks (signed)
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Fred Fredericks (signed)
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?
Letters
Fred Fredericks

Genre
horror-suspense
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The Man Who Stole Immortality (Table of Contents: 29)

Boris Karloff / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Mel Crawford
Inks
Mel Crawford
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?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense; detective-mystery
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Fish Number 43 Sturgeon (Table of Contents: 30)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Fred Fredericks
Inks
Fred Fredericks
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typeset

Genre
non-fiction; animal
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[Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #7 Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 31)

Boris Karloff / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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? (painting)
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? (painting)
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? (painting)

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detective-mystery; fantasy-supernatural
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[Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #8 Cover] (Table of Contents: 32)

Boris Karloff / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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George Wilson ? (painting)
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George Wilson ? (painting)
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George Wilson ? (painting)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
In this issue: The Thousand Faces of Fear • The Mystagogue
Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Characters
Boris Karloff (photograph, inset)
Reprints
Keywords
cliff; fence; knight; racecar; windy road

People of Australia, Number 1: The Blackfellows (Table of Contents: 33)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
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typeset

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non-fiction
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The Thousand Faces of Fear (Table of Contents: 34)

Boris Karloff / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Frank Thorne
Inks
Frank Thorne
Colors
?
Letters
?

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detective-mystery; horror-suspense
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Your Sleeping Life (Table of Contents: 35)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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?
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? (illustrations)
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? (illustrations)
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? (illustrations)
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typeset

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non-fiction
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Mystic Journey (Table of Contents: 36)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Frank Thorne
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Frank Thorne
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?
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?

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non-fiction
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The Mystagogue (Table of Contents: 37)

Boris Karloff / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Frank Thorne
Inks
Frank Thorne
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Characters
Boris Karloff
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Medicine, Number 7: Modern Medicine's Beginnings (Table of Contents: 38)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill
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typeset

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non-fiction
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[Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #8 Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 39)

Boris Karloff / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wilson ? (painting)
Inks
George Wilson ? (painting)
Colors
George Wilson ? (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Was this issue's back cover. Reprint of the front cover without photograph, logo or caption.

[Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #9 Cover] (Table of Contents: 40)

Boris Karloff / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wilson ? (painting)
Inks
George Wilson ? (painting)
Colors
George Wilson ? (painting)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An iron glove moved by a ghostly hand strikes a blow for justice!
Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Characters
Boris Karloff (photograph, inset)
Reprints
Keywords
checker; gauntlet; knight; suit of armor; sword

Indexer Notes

Based in the interior story, Vengeance of the Armored Arm.

Our Changing Weather, Number 5: Life and Death of a Hurricane (Table of Contents: 41)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Vengeance of the Armored Arm (Table of Contents: 42)

Boris Karloff / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
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They'll Never Catch Horace (Table of Contents: 43)

Boris Karloff / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Fred Fredericks
Inks
Fred Fredericks
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Fredericks

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
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The Demon Sand (Table of Contents: 44)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Fred Fredericks (illustrations)
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Fred Fredericks (illustrations)
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? (illustrations)
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typeset

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non-fiction
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The Monster Kits (Table of Contents: 45)

Boris Karloff / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (Story Notes); ? (letter reply)
Pencils
Frank Thorne
Inks
Frank Thorne
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense; detective-mystery
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The Curse of the Scharnhorst (Table of Contents: 46)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Fred Fredericks (signed)
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Fred Fredericks (signed)
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?
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Fred Fredericks

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horror-suspense
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Architecture, Number 1: Primitive Dwellings (Table of Contents: 47)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Joe Certa ?
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Joe Certa ?
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typeset

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non-fiction
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[Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #9 Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 48)

Boris Karloff / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wilson ? (painting)
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George Wilson ? (painting)
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George Wilson ? (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally on this issue's back cover. Reprint of the front cover without photograph, logo or caption.

[Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #10 Cover] (Table of Contents: 49)

Boris Karloff / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Barbaric raiders, dead for centuries, come alive to spread panic in modern Peru!
Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Characters
Boris Karloff (photograph, inset)
Reprints
Keywords
cutlass; fire; horse; torch; undead

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Iron and Steel, Number 4: The Open Hearth Furnace (Table of Contents: 50)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
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Guardian of the Mounds (Table of Contents: 51)

Boris Karloff / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
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Secret of the White Harpoon (Table of Contents: 52)

A Tale of Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense
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The Money Lights (Table of Contents: 53)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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?
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? (illustrations)
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? (illustrations)
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? (illustrations)
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typeset

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non-fiction
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The Unwanted (Table of Contents: 54)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
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?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
science fiction
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Phantom of the Films (Table of Contents: 55)

Boris Karloff / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Fred Fredericks
Inks
Fred Fredericks
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Fredericks

Genre
horror-suspense; detective-mystery
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Ghost Dog (Table of Contents: 56)

A Tale of Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense
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People of Europe, Number 13: The English (Table of Contents: 57)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa ?
Inks
Joe Certa ?
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typeset

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non-fiction
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[Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #10 Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 58)

Boris Karloff / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wilson (painting)
Inks
George Wilson (painting)
Colors
George Wilson (painting)

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Was originally this issue's back cover. Reprint of the front cover without photograph, logo or caption.

About Boris Karloff (Table of Contents: 59)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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?
Letters
typeset

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non-fiction

About the Creators (Table of Contents: 60)

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P. C. Hamerlinck
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Boris Karloff
  2. 1. [Actual cover]
    Boris Karloff
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. [Boris Karloff and his roles]
  6. 5. [Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #5 Cover]
    Boris Karloff
  7. 6. Archaeology Number 7 The Tomb of Ti
    Keys of Knowledge
  8. 7. The Sorcerer's Potion
    Boris Karloff
  9. 8. Possessed
  10. 9. The Master's Touch
  11. 10. A Cage for Hassan
    Boris Karloff
  12. 11. The Enigma of Shanti Devi
    A True Tale of Mystery
  13. 12. Fish Number 38 Sawfish
    Keys of Knowledge
  14. 13. [Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #5 Back Cover]
    Boris Karloff
  15. 14. [Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #6 Cover]
    Boris Karloff
  16. 15. Archaeology, Number 9: Petrie Studies Egypt
    Keys of Knowledge
  17. 16. The Unburied Bones
    Boris Karloff
  18. 17. The Terrible Dark Glasses
    Boris Karloff
  19. 18. The Ghost of Major Martin
  20. 19. The Rain That Wouldn't Stop
  21. 20. Voyage of No Return
  22. 21. Roads and Vehicles, Number 30: Chinese Vehicles
    Keys of Knowledge
  23. 22. [Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #6 Back Cover]
    Boris Karloff
  24. 23. [Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #7 Cover]
    Boris Karloff
  25. 24. Archaeology Number 14 Schliemann and the City of Agamemnon
    Keys of Knowledge
  26. 25. ["Evil comes in many forms to many men..."]
    Boris Karloff
  27. 26. The Comet with a Curse
    Boris Karloff
  28. 27. Evil Eye - Fact or Fiction
  29. 28. The Woodworker of Wencelas
  30. 29. The Man Who Stole Immortality
    Boris Karloff
  31. 30. Fish Number 43 Sturgeon
    Keys of Knowledge
  32. 31. [Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #7 Back Cover]
    Boris Karloff
  33. 32. [Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #8 Cover]
    Boris Karloff
  34. 33. People of Australia, Number 1: The Blackfellows
    Keys of Knowledge
  35. 34. The Thousand Faces of Fear
    Boris Karloff
  36. 35. Your Sleeping Life
  37. 36. Mystic Journey
  38. 37. The Mystagogue
    Boris Karloff
  39. 38. Medicine, Number 7: Modern Medicine's Beginnings
    Keys of Knowledge
  40. 39. [Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #8 Back Cover]
    Boris Karloff
  41. 40. [Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #9 Cover]
    Boris Karloff
  42. 41. Our Changing Weather, Number 5: Life and Death of a Hurricane
    Keys of Knowledge
  43. 42. Vengeance of the Armored Arm
    Boris Karloff
  44. 43. They'll Never Catch Horace
    Boris Karloff
  45. 44. The Demon Sand
  46. 45. The Monster Kits
    Boris Karloff
  47. 46. The Curse of the Scharnhorst
  48. 47. Architecture, Number 1: Primitive Dwellings
    Keys of Knowledge
  49. 48. [Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #9 Back Cover]
    Boris Karloff
  50. 49. [Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #10 Cover]
    Boris Karloff
  51. 50. Iron and Steel, Number 4: The Open Hearth Furnace
    Keys of Knowledge
  52. 51. Guardian of the Mounds
    Boris Karloff
  53. 52. Secret of the White Harpoon
    A Tale of Mystery
  54. 53. The Money Lights
  55. 54. The Unwanted
  56. 55. Phantom of the Films
    Boris Karloff
  57. 56. Ghost Dog
    A Tale of Mystery
  58. 57. People of Europe, Number 13: The English
    Keys of Knowledge
  59. 58. [Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #10 Back Cover]
    Boris Karloff
  60. 59. About Boris Karloff
  61. 60. About the Creators
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