Claws of Horror

Published
1982
Page count
68
Cover price
1.00 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Magazine size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
?

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Show/hide Cover Claws of Horror Cover, 1 page

"Under the jungle moon a curse was fulfilled! What was the story behind the Claws of Horror? Page 2- - -"

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-supernatural

Reprint history

First print
Germany
Damona King (Bastei Verlag, 1977 series) #84 ([3 May 1982]) —Die Königin der Katzen
Untitled
Also printed
Germany
Die Sprechblase (Norbert Hethke, 1978? series) #51 ([29 April 1983])
No title recorded
 
Italy
1984 (Il Momento, 1980 series) #47 ([October 1984?])
Untitled
Show/hide 1. Claws of Horror Comic story, 7 pages

"What a stange bottle! Where did you get this?"

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Characters
Lillian

Credits

Art
Domingo Mandrafina

Reprint history

First print
United States
Witches' Tales (Eerie, 1969 series) v6#1 (January 1974)
Claws of Horror
Also printed
United States
Terrors of Dracula (Eerie, 1979 series) v2#3 (August 1980)
Claws of Horror

Notes

Reworked from "The Tiger's Paw" in Fantastic Comics (Farrell, 1954 series) #11 (January-February 1955).

Show/hide 2. A Twist in Time! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-supernatural

Credits

Script
Steve Skeates [as Steve Skeats]
Art
Carlos Pino
Editing
Gray Morrow

Reprint history

First print
United States
Red Circle Sorcery (Archie, 1974 series) #7 (June 1974)
"A Twist In Time!"
Also printed
Australia
Sorcery (Gredown, 1988 series) #2 ([1978?])
A Twist in Time
Show/hide 3. The Bloody Demon Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Art
Hector Castellon
Editing
Carl Burgos
Ezra Jackson (art editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Horror Tales (Eerie, 1969 series) v3#6 (November 1971)
The Bloody Demon
Also printed
Australia
The Demon Phantoms (Gredown, 1978? series) #2 ([February 1978?])
The Bloody Demon

Synopsis

"Total and bizarre horror haunts Andrew Cravin and his bride in a weird tale of murder and greed." (from TOC)

Notes

Rework of "The Vengeful Curse" from Web of Evil (Quality, 1952 series) #5 (July 1953).

Show/hide 4. The Choker is Wild Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-supernatural

Credits

Art
Vincent Alcazar
Editing
Gray Morrow

Reprint history

First print
United States
Chilling Adventures in Sorcery (Archie, 1973 series) #5 (February 1974)
The Choker Is Wild

Synopsis

A queen wants a diamond studded choker from a gypsy queen and will get it by any means necessary.

Show/hide 5. If I Were King Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Script
Marv Channing
Art
Alex Toth
Editing
Gray Morrow

Reprint history

First print
United States
Red Circle Sorcery (Archie, 1974 series) #9 (October 1974)
If I Were King

Synopsis

Myron Evans -- a mousy accountant-- dreams of being King Cade, a handsome TV talk show host. His neighbor Leonora makes Myron's wish a reality. But there are down sides to King's clamorous life, one's that Myron never imagined.

Show/hide 6. The Beast from Below Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Art
Dick Ayers
Editing
Carl Burgos
Ezra Jackson (art)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Weird (Eerie, 1966 series) v5#3 (June 1971)
The Beast From Below
Also printed
United States
Witches' Tales (Eerie, 1969 series) v6#6 (November 1974)
The Beast from Below
 
Australia
Monsters from Hell (Gredown, 1976? series) #2 ([1977?])
The Beast from Below
 
Australia
Maze of Monsters (Gredown, 1976? series) #3 ([July 1977?])
The Beast from Below

Synopsis

"An incredible occurrance that freed an unbelievable monster from the muck of the slimy bottom. Ye-ech!" (from TOC)

Notes

Reworked from the story of the same name in Web of Evil (Quality Comics, 1952 series) #20 (November 1954).

Show/hide 7. A Thousand Pounds of Clay Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Script
Don Glut
Art
Vicente Alcazar
Editing
Gray Morrow (uncredited)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Chilling Adventures in Sorcery (Archie, 1973 series) #4 (December 1973)
A Thousand Pounds of Clay
Also printed
Australia
Sorcery (Gredown, 1988 series) #1 ([1978?])
A Thousand Pounds of Clay

Synopsis

An artist creates a clay Golem to destroy his enemies, starting with his girlfriend and his best friend, who are having an affair.

Show/hide 8. The Prince of Evil! Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Script
Marv Channing
Art
Al McWilliams
Editing
Gray Morrow

Reprint history

First print
United States
Red Circle Sorcery (Archie, 1974 series) #10 (December 1974)
The Prince of Evil
Also printed
Australia
Sorcery (Gredown, 1988 series) #1 ([1978?])
The Prince of Evil

Synopsis

A method actor who scares people in his movies is a hen-pecked husband in real life.

Show/hide 9. Suicide… Maybe Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Script
Vicente Alcazar
Art
Vicente Alcazar
Editing
Gray Morrow [uncredited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Chilling Adventures in Sorcery (Archie, 1973 series) #4 (December 1973)
Suicide ...Maybe
Also printed
Australia
Sorcery (Gredown, 1988 series) #1 ([1978?])
Suicide… Maybe

Synopsis

A man who fails to commit suicide is given a mission to kill an evil dictator, knowing the dictator's guards will surely kill him.

Show/hide 10. Voodoo Doll Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Art
A. Reynoso
Editing
Carl Burgos
Ezra Jackson (art)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Terror Tales (Eerie, 1969 series) v4#2 (March 1972)
Voodoo Doll

Notes

Reworked from Mysterious Adventures (Story Comics, 1951 series) #3, originally titled "Anger of the Devil".

Show/hide 11. The Spirit of Evil Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Art
Cristo ?
Editing
Carl Burgos
Ezra Jackson (art director)

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Black Magic (Prize, 1950 series) v4#6 (30) (May-June 1954)
The Devil, You Say?  (reworked)
First print
United States
Horror Tales (Eerie, 1969 series) v6#4 (August 1974)
The Spirit of Evil

Synopsis

"Evil has power!" says one man as he opens the door to Satan's house and is caught in a vortex of high-pitched screaming terror." (from TOC)

Notes

Pre-code reprint with new title and art.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Mark Muller

AusReprints ID

  • 52705

Entry created

  • 14/09/2010

Cover added

  • 31/10/2017

Index completed

  • 02/11/2018

Last updated

  • 02/11/2018