([January 1979])

K. G. Murray, 1977 Series
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Death Is a Grave Matter (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Luis Dominguez (signed)
Inks
Luis Dominguez (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?
Editing
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Death Is a Grave Matter (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Noly Panaligan
Inks
Noly Panaligan
Letters
Esphid Mahilum
Editing
Joe Orlando (original managing editor); Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Professor Clive Hawkins; George Walsh; Herb Mosely; the Fen Man
Reprints

The Champ Wouldn't Stay Dead! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Joe Orlando (original managing editor); Paul Levitz (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
“Hec” Slyme; Al; Packy Thomas; Pugg; Denny Thomas
Synopsis
Gangsters kill a prizefighter but his ghost returns for revenge.
Reprints
Keywords
boxing; Prize fighter

Flame of Death (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Val Calaquin (mispelled as Calaquian)
Inks
Val Calaquin (mispelled as Calaquian)
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor); Paul Levitz (original assistant editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Pete; Jim; soldier (unnamed)
Synopsis
Three soldiers learn the hard way about the myth of never lighting three cigarettes on one match.
Reprints
Keywords
World War II

Showdown with Death! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Bob McLeod
Letters
Clem Robins
Editing
Joe Orlando (original managing editor); Paul Levitz (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense; western-frontier
Characters
Death; Edgar Elkins; Homer
Synopsis
In the Old West, Death challenges gunman Edgar Elkins to a shootout.
Reprints
  • US from House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #258 (May-June 1978) [Host (Cain) and job number (J-4995) deleted from pp1 of reprint. pp5: Illustration of Cain removed and only words “Two men both getting what they want --” remain from his 32 word speech.]
Keywords
cowboys; Old West

The Brain Thief (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Letters
Pat Gordon ?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Great Dante
Synopsis
After having his mind-reading show exposed as a fraud, The Great Dante gains the ability to actually read minds.
Reprints
Keywords
mind reader

To Catch a Corpse (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Fred Carrillo
Inks
Fred Carrillo
Letters
Eric Jordan (as E. S. Jordan)
Editing
Joe Orlando (original managing editor); Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Phil Tracy; Mrs. Morse; Wilton Morse; Arnie Kelso
Reprints
  • US from The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #186 (July-August 1978) [Splash page: original indicia removed - artwork slightly extended at top of fourth panel. Job number (B-3852) deleted from this reprint.]
Keywords
FBI; grave robber

Welcome Home, Killer! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Fred Carrillo
Inks
Fred Carrillo
Letters
?
Editing
Joe Orlando (original managing editor); Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Roy; Dr. Smith; Bernie; Gena
Synopsis
A man is released after years in an asylum, supposedly cured of his murderous impulses. His sister-in-law plans to drive him mad again and make him kill his brother, but she is the victim instead.
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Oh, Mom! Oh, Dad! You've Sent Me Away to Summer Camp... and I'm So Sad! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher; Maxene Fabe
Pencils
Alex Niño
Inks
Alex Niño
Letters
?
Editing
Joe Orlando (original editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (original assistant editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
camp kids [Richard [Richie] (boy in wheelchair); Timmy; Tony; and others]; counselor Bill; counselor Dave; counselor Larry; head counselor Ressler
Synopsis
Little wheelchair-bound Richard is left by his parents at a strange summer camp. After one of the kids apparently drowns in a lake, the others begin murdering, one by one, the counselors, thinking they are aliens out to conquer the earth. Richard then tells this to the head counselor, but the other kids find out and want to kill him. As Richard flees he finds out that the counselors really were aliens, who then escape into outer space carrying away the entire camp to an unknown faraway destination.
Reprints

The Corpse Was the Star! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Rich Buckler
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mr. Reynolds; old man (unnamed)
Reprints
Keywords
movie set

A Slay Ride with Santa (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher (script); Russell Carley (script continuity)
Pencils
Dan Green (signed)
Inks
Dan Green (signed)
Letters
?
Editing
Denny O'Neil (as Dennis O'Neil) (original editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bill Digby; Mrs. O'Neil; Mrs. Green; Kristopher Kringull; Ralphie; Julie
Synopsis
Bill Digby escapes from the cops, but is shot in the process. He makes the mistake of hiding out in Santa's sleigh.
Reprints
Keywords
Santa Claus

The Totem's Threat (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Ruben Yandoc (as Rubeny)
Inks
Ruben Yandoc (as Rubeny)
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Wally Dunn; Brad Guilford; Borodno; Chief Yanook; Oolan
Synopsis
Wally and Brad, two seal hunters, try to trick Chief Yanook and his Eskimos into hunting seals for them.
Reprints
Keywords
Eskimo; totem pole

The Prisoner of the Wizard's Coin (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Letters
?
Editing
Jack Schiff (original editor); Murray Boltinoff (associate editor); George Kashdan (associate editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jonathan Lathrop; King Morandas; K'al; Sevro Manthos; King Andrea
Synopsis
A magical coin traps whomever touches it inside but releases the previous captive.
Reprints
  • US from House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #94 (January 1960) [DC logos and “House of Mystery” banner removed from every page of story. pp8: artwork extended on all four panels to make this a full page (from original .67 of a page).]

Fire Sale (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Toomey
Pencils
George Ruppert
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Letters
Shelly Leferman
Editing
Joe Orlando (original managing editor); Paul Levitz (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Ben Calder; Santini; Satan
Reprints
Keywords
Satan

Return to Camelot Seven (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Clement
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Bob Layton
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Joe Orlando (original managing editor); Paul Levitz (original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Cain (host); Mick Themis; Hondo Rondeau
Reprints
Keywords
Policemen

Indexer Notes

The Year 2516. Camelot Seven (planet).

The Man Who Robbed a Thousand Minds (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Genre
crime
Reprints

Gargoyle Twice a Day (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Edelman
Pencils
Danny Bulanadi
Inks
Bob McLeod
Letters
?
Editing
Joe Orlando (original managing editor); Paul Levitz (original editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Anthony Guardino; Joshua Levy; Alex; Victor
Synopsis
Joshua Levy's funhouse has a real gargoyle who drives off the gangsters who want protection money.
Reprints
Keywords
Funhouse; gargoyles
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Death Is a Grave Matter
  2. 1. Death Is a Grave Matter
  3. 2. The Champ Wouldn't Stay Dead!
  4. 3. Flame of Death
  5. 4. Showdown with Death!
  6. 5. The Brain Thief
  7. 6. To Catch a Corpse
  8. 7. Welcome Home, Killer!
  9. 8. Oh, Mom! Oh, Dad! You've Sent Me Away to Summer Camp... and I'm So Sad!
  10. 9. The Corpse Was the Star!
  11. 10. A Slay Ride with Santa
  12. 11. The Totem's Threat
  13. 12. The Prisoner of the Wizard's Coin
  14. 13. Fire Sale
  15. 14. Return to Camelot Seven
  16. 15. The Man Who Robbed a Thousand Minds
  17. 16. Gargoyle Twice a Day
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