Ghostly Horrors

Published
1982
Page count
100
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
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Ta, the Island Ghoul Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Art
Manuel Breá, painter [signed as Breá]
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

First print
Spain
Pánico (Vilmar, 1972 series) #11 (July 1972)
Untitled
Also printed
Portugal
Colecção Terror (Aguiar & Dias, 1975 series) #60 (March 1979)
A Fera
Show/hide 1. Ta, the Island Ghoul Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Characters
Dr. Webster; Karl

Credits

Writing
Manuel Gámez, scripter [credited as Manuel Gamez]
Art
Antonio Borrell, line art [credited as A Borrell]
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
Spain
Escorpion (Vilmar, 1973 series) #31 (June 1976)
Ta, El diablo de las islas

Synopsis

Archeologist Dr. Webster dreams o becoming the rincarnation of Ta and becoming his people's ruler forever. The medicine man warns him, but Webster is determined.

Notes

"© Editorial Vilmar--Barcelona--The Illustrated"

Show/hide 2. Satan, the Demon Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
Dick Ayers, line art [signed as A]
 
Dick Ayers, line art [signed as A]
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
Editing
Carl Burgos, original Editor
 
Ezra Jackson, original Art Editor
 
Carl Burgos, original Editor
 
Ezra Jackson, original Art Editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Mysterious Adventures (Story, 1951 series) #23 (December 1954)
The Man Who Beat the Devil  (reworked)
First print
United States
Horror Tales (Eerie, 1969 series) v3#1 (January 1971)
Satan, the Demon
Also printed
United States
Weird (Eerie, 1966 series) v7#4 (June 1973)
Satan, The Demon
 
Australia
Devil's Doom (Gredown, 1978 series) #1 ([1978?])
Satan, the Demon

Notes

Originally published as 'The Man Who Beat the Devil' in Mysterious Adventures (Story Comics, 1951 series) #23 (December 1954).

Show/hide 3. The Devil's Disciple Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Hester Prince; Barbara; Satan; Wayne Morse; Judy; Hester Prentiss

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
Robert Pious, line art [signed as R. S. Pious]
 
Robert Pious, line art [signed as R. S. Pious]
Text
Ed Hamilton, letterer
 
Ed Hamilton, letterer
Editing
Richard Hughes, original editor [credited]
 
Richard Hughes, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventures into the Unknown (ACG, 1948 series) #6 (August-September 1949)
The Devil's Disciple
Show/hide 4. Return to England (Robny the Tramp) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Robny the Tramp
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
Joan Boix, scripter [signed as Juan Boix]
 
Joan Boix, scripter [signed as Juan Boix]
Art
Joan Boix, line art [signed as Juan Boix]
 
Joan Boix, line art [signed as Juan Boix]
Text
Joan Boix , letterer
 
Joan Boix , letterer

Reprint history

First print
Spain
Papel Vivo (Torre, 1978? series) #27 (1982) —Robny el Vagabundo
Regreso a Inglaterra
Also printed
Norway
Helgenen (Semic, 1977 series) uke 43 1985 (uke 43 1985)
Hjemkomst til England
 
Serbia
Stripoteka (Marketprint, 1999 series) #992 (April 2000)
Povratak u Englesku
 
Spain
Robny, el vagabundo (Dolmen, 2011) (September 2011)
Regreso a Inglaterra
 
Italy
Lanciostory (Editoriale Aurea, 2010 series) #2154 (18 July 2016)
Ritorno in Inghilterra

Notes

This story was published in Spain as 'Regreso a Inglaterra'.

Show/hide 5. Mike Nelson's Three Wishes! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Characters
Mike Nelson

Credits

Writing
Richard Hughes, scripter [credited as Brad Everson]
 
Richard Hughes, scripter [credited as Brad Everson]
Art
George Wilhelms, line art [credited]
 
George Wilhelms, line art [credited]
Text
Ed Hamilton, letterer
 
Ed Hamilton, letterer
Editing
Richard Hughes, original editor [credited]
 
Richard Hughes, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Unknown Worlds (ACG, 1960 series) #49 (August 1966)
Mike Nelson's Three Wishes!
Show/hide 6. Keep Running Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
A. Redondo, line art [signed as AR]
 
A. Redondo, line art [signed as AR]
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer

Synopsis

A black man runs from violience and finds a strange man who offers help. He is also racist and tests a potion that kills the black man. But the black man rises again.

Notes

"©--Editorial Vilmar--Barcelona--The Illustrated". This story appears to be a commentary on racisim, but is obtuse and unclear.

Show/hide 7. Crashing the Time Barrier! (Time Travelers) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Time Travelers
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Nostradamus; Peggy Foster; Tom Redfield; Vanov

Credits

Writing
Richard Hughes , scripter
 
Richard Hughes , scripter
Art
Ken Bald, penciller
 
, inker
 
Ken Bald, penciller
 
, inker
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
Editing
Richard Hughes, original Editor [as Richard E. Hughes]
 
Richard Hughes, original Editor [as Richard E. Hughes]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Operation: Peril (ACG, 1950 series) #1 (October-November 1950)
Untitled [The Coming of the Time Travellers]

Synopsis

After purchasing an ancient text by Nostradamus, Tom and Peggy discover the plans for a time machine and travel to the time of Nostradamus to discover the secret substance that will prevent radioactivity from killing everyone on earth in five years time.

Notes

This story was originally just titled 'The Time Travellers'. There are a range of edits:

Page 1: 'deadliest date with danger' has been changed to 'strangest date with danger'.

Page 2: Vanov's words ''But the democacies will perish' have been deleted.

Page 5: Vanov's words 'we'll use them to wipe the democracies from the face of the earth' have been changed to 'we'll use them to preserve our way of life when and if the radiation danger overtakes the rest of the world'. Also deleted are his words 'And our side will use it, so that in the atomic war of 1956, only our nation will survive!' His words 'I've got an idea--throw them both into the cyclotron chamber! We'll reduce them to atoms--and there'll be nothing left to put the F.B.I. on our trail!" have been changed to 'Lock them both in the cyclotron chamber! No one will hea them in there--and it will assure a safe getaway for us!' Again, 'And now for the master switch! --One million volts, eh? Here goes!' have been changed to 'You've given us what we need--I'll bid you goodbye now!'

Page 6: Filling in the gap, Peggy's speech is changed from 'Argh! Something's--happening to us! Like being torn apart--bodies disappearing--' to 'Oh--They must have--accidentally jarred the controls! Something's--happening to us! Bodies--disappearing--'.

Page 7: Peggy's explanation 'and tuned the power on!' becomes 'and something turned the power on'.

Page 8: The mob's cry 'Hang them now!' becomes 'Let us at them!' and 'Kill them!' is deleted. 'Let's hang them all!' becomes 'Let's punish them all!'

Page 9: 'To the gibbet with them!' becomes 'We'll teach them!' 'Tear them' becomes 'Take them'.

Page 10: 'Some counteragent that could save humanity?' has been change to just 'some counteragent'. 'The planet earth is doomed' is changed to 'and we're in a real fix'. The mob's 'Death to all spies and sorcerers!' is changed to 'We'll fetch them out of there!'

Page 11: 'Kill them' is chaged to 'Capture them!' 'Then aim carefully--and shoot to kill!' has been deleted.

Page 12: 'We have the knowledge and the means to keep the whole human race alive--after 1956' has been changed to 'We have the knowledge and the means to fight the radiation peril if and whn it arises!' Peggy's fear '--and they'll go after it to give their country victory in the coming atomic war!' is changed to '--and they'll go after it! If the supply's limited, and they get it all--what about us?' Also deleted is 'It'll be a race--a race for life and a decent civilization--with the survival of the whole democratic world hanging in the balance!' 'Venusian violence--and death' is changed to 'Venusian danger'.

Thoughout, dates have been moved forward six years: 1950 changed to 1956, and 1956 to 1962. This suggests the changes were intended for a reprint in 1956.

Show/hide 8. The Unbelievers (Colonel Whiteshroud) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Colonel Whiteshroud
Genre
Adventure
Code
D-7300
Characters
Colonel Whiteshroud (host); Cole Middleton; Hedy Middleton; La Petit Maman

Credits

Writing
Joe Gill, scripter [credited]
 
Joe Gill, scripter [credited]
Art
Carlos Vila, line art [signed]
 
Carlos Vila, line art [signed]
Text
Ray Burzon, letterer
 
Ray Burzon, letterer
Editing
George Wildman, original Editor [credited as Geo. Wildman]
 
George Wildman, original Editor [credited as Geo. Wildman]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Monster Hunters (Charlton, 1975 series) #4 (February 1976)
The Unbelievers
Also printed
Australia
Tales of Horror (Gredown, 1975 series) #4 ([July 1976?])
The Unbelievers
 
Australia
Monster Hunters (Murray, 1978 series) #1 ([1978?])
The Unbelievers
 
Australia
Voodoo Tales (Gredown, 1977 series) #1 ([1978?])
The Unbelievers

Synopsis

A husband and wife travel the globe exposing hoaxes, but meet their match when they anger a voodoo queen in the Caribbean.

Notes

Art credited to "C. Vila," signed "Carlos Vila" on page four.

Show/hide 9. The Ghost That Died! Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
James Wilkes; Pierre; Henry Matthews; Steven Matthews

Credits

Writing
Richard Hughes, scripter [credited as Kurato Osaki]
 
Richard Hughes, scripter [credited as Kurato Osaki]
Art
Hy Eisman, line art [credited]
 
Hy Eisman, line art [credited]
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
 
, letterer
 
, letterer
Editing
Richard Hughes, original Editor [as Richard E. Hughes]
 
Richard Hughes, original Editor [as Richard E. Hughes]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Forbidden Worlds (ACG, 1951 series) #130 (September 1965)
The Ghost That Died!

Synopsis

Henry Matthews enlists the aid of a ghost hunter to destroy the ghost of his nephew Steven. He doesn't realize that his nephew's ghost was trying to warn him to avoid the madman who killed Steven, so he is murdered too.

Show/hide 10. The Dripping Tap Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Characters
Alan; Moira

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
 
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
, line art
 
, line art
 
, line art
 
, line art
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
 
, letterer
 
, letterer

Synopsis

Alan's mother does not forgive when he decided to marry Moira. When the couple return home, there is a rekoning between Moira and her mother in law.

Notes

"© Editorial Vilmar--Barcelona--The Illustrated"

Show/hide 11. The Return of August Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Characters
Robert Crompton; Emma Williams; Fred Williams

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
 
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
, line art
 
, line art
 
, line art
 
, line art
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
 
, letterer
 
, letterer
Editing
, original Editor
 
, original Editor
 
, original Editor
 
, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
Spain
S.O.S. (Edival, 1975 series) #10 (28 June 1975)
El regreso de August
Also printed
Australia
Weird Tales of the Macabre (Gredown, 1976? series) v1#3 (1977)
Return of August

Synopsis

Insurance company representative Robert Crompton visits a remote area to pay out August's life insurance policy to his parents. For the Williams, it is as if their son has returned.

Show/hide 12. The Murder Pool Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Crime; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
 
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
Iger Shop, line art
 
Iger Shop, line art
 
Iger Shop, line art
 
Iger Shop, line art
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
 
, letterer
 
, letterer
Editing
Ruth Roche, original Editor
 
Ruth Roche, original Editor
 
Ruth Roche, original Editor
 
Ruth Roche, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Fantasy (Farrell, 1852 series) #13 (August-September 1954)
The Murder Pool
Also printed
United Kingdom
Mystic (L. Miller & Son, 1961 series) #20 (May 1962)
The Murder Pool
 
United States
Weird (Eerie, 1966 series) v2#8 (July 1968)
The Murder Pool
 
United States
Weird (Eerie, 1966 series) v4#2 (April 1970)
The Murder Pool
 
United States
Weird (Eerie, 1966 series) v6#7 (December 1972)
The Murder Pool
 
Australia
Haunted Horror (IDW, 2012 series) #21 (February 2016)
The Murder Pool

Synopsis

Fat unlikable James Gorse builds a swimming pool and fills it with a special red acid that eats away flesh. He tricks people he hates into swimming in his pool and laughs maniacally when they are reduced to skeletons. When he tries to get his wife to swim, she shoots him and murders him causing his corpse to fall into the pool.


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  • 52761

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