Eerie Publications:

An Index and Collector's Guide

 

 

 

 

Keith Smith

with Gene M. Broxson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Version 2.0

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2011

Corrections and Comments can be sent to Keith Smith (astrp3@yahoo.com).


Eerie Publications Index   

 

Introduction

 

            From 1965 to 1982, Eerie Publications of New York produced almost 300 black and white horror comic magazines. In their time they were among the most violent and bloody comics that had yet been produced. The covers, which were especially gory, were replete with scenes of dismemberment, torture, and the copious flow of blood. By modern standards, they were rather tame, but in the 1970s they were anything but. They were also some of the most reviled, disparaged, and ignored comics ever produced. And not by parents (or at least not just by them) but by comic collectors, writers, and sellers. Eerie Publications' output was dismissed as worthless, its writing and art execrable (especially compared to rival Warren). For those who loved them, however, they were a pleasure, even if a guilty one. Which is not to disparage the competition, chief rival Warren among them. Warren had the polish as well the cream of the crop in horror writers and artists. Their best stories were gems, masterworks of the genre. Eerie was much more low brow. If Warren was Alfred Hitchcock or George Romero, Eerie was Herschel Gordon Lewis or Lucio Fulci. But as much as I love Warren's work as now - as a 12 year old horror comics fan, Eerie Publications did one thing that Warren didn't - they scared the bejeezus out of me.

            After Eerie closed its doors in 1982, their output was quickly forgotten. Back issues were relegated to flea markets and quarter bins and the purchase of them would often illicit derisive snickers at comic shop sales counters (if they sellers had even heard of them). In recent years, however, Eerie Publications has seen something of a comeback in the collectors market and back issues (especially the rare high-grade ones) have begun to climb in price. Perhaps this is due to some kind of low-brow nostalgia or perhaps to changes in popular culture. With splatter and gore films becoming more critically accepted, Eerie Publications may have attained a certain grindhouse chic. For whatever reason, these magazines are now being collected and this guide is a reflection of that.

 

            This guide includes the following sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. A (Very) Brief History of Eerie Publications
  3. Main Index (for each issue I have (currently all but 20), this section gives date, volume and number, page count, price, cover credits, and a listing of each story with page count, artist, original source, and brief description. Some issues also have notes/comments.
  4. Appendix A - Eerie Checklist. A condensed listing of all the horror comics published by eerie with date, volume and number, page count, price.
  5. Appendix B - Artists and Personnel: Brief bios of the artists whose work appeared in Eerie's pages followed by a listing of other personnel who worked at the company.
  6. Appendix C - Artist Cross-Index: Stories indexed by artist and issue in which they first appeared.
  1. Appendix D - Story Cross-Index: All stories indexed by title, listing each issue in which they appeared (including reprints).
  2. Appendix E -Pre-Code/Reprint Cross-Index: Stories indexed by the original pre-code source (when known). Listed in order by publisher then by title.
  3. Appendix F - Miscellaneous Lists and Trivia: A list of my personal favorites

 

            NOTE: This is a work in progress. I have yet to obtain a complete collection of Eerie Publications issues (I believe I lack 16 of 291). I also still continue to identify the original sources of these stories. Any corrections, comments, additions can be sent to me at astrp3@yahoo.com.

 


Acknowledgements

 

            Many sources were used in compiling this information but two stand out in particular: Gene M. Broxson (for his numerous additions and his 2-part article on Eerie in the British fanzine From the Tomb #s 22 and 23) and Mike Howlett, the dean of Eerie researchers and author of the monumental Weird World of Eerie Publications .Many of the art credits come from Mike, especially the identity of the cover artist Bill Alexander, Additional thanks to the Golden Age Comics website (goldenagecomics.co.uk) for providing access to hundreds of scanned comics that would have been too expensive to obtain otherwise.
A (Very) Brief History of Eerie Publications

 

            The history of Eerie Publications is little known and has been all but ignored by comic book historians and writers (Mike Howlett aside). While this index is not intended to be a detailed history of the company, a brief summary is in order.

            The two main forces behind Eerie Publications were likely Myron Fass and Robert W. Farrell, both veterans of the comic book biz, Farrell had been involved with comics for decades, starting out in the 1930s as a writer for the Iger Shop (Jerry Iger's New York studio that produced art for a host of comic publishers) and was later a business associate of comics publisher Victor Fox. Farrell was best known, however, as a publisher in his own right at companies like Superior and later his own Farrell comics (aka Ajax, Four Star etc). Ajax/Farrell produced a number of comics, including four horror titles: Fantastic Fears (later just Fantastic), Haunted Thrills, Strange Fantasy, and Voodoo. These titles used art from Iger Shop, including reprinted material published by Farrell at his earlier companies. After the comics code was imposed in 1955, Ajax/Farrell dropped their horror line, only to take another try at it in 1957 and '58 with four new titles (Strange, Midnight, Dark Shadows, and Strange Journey) that reprinted many of the company's earlier horror stories in watered-down (and sometimes unintelligible) code-approved form. In 1958, these titles were dropped and Farrell moved on to publishing the ­Mad knockoff Panic. This was likely when the nucleus of people that led to Eerie Publications was formed. Working with Farrell on Panic were veteran artist Carl Burgos (creator of the original Human Torch for Timely/Atlas, later Marvel Comics) and Irving Fass, brother to Myron Fass.

            Born in 1926, Myron Fass started in comics in the late 1940s as an artist, primarily in the horror genre (though he also did work in western and romance books), He worked for a number of publishers, but most of his work was done for Toby, Ribage, Gleason, and especially Atlas where he did at least two dozen stories between 1952 and 1954, almost all of them in the horror genre. In 1955 and '56, Fass appears to have done his last work for Gleason on titles like Black Diamond Western, but he soon left comic book art behind (mostly) for the field of magazine publishing. In 1955, inspired by William Gaines, he launched the humor magazine Lunatickle (published by Fawcett's Whitehouse Publications) and the following year he took over as editor of the cheesecake digest-sized magazine Foto-Rama (Arena Publishing Corp.). His first try at a horror themed magazine was 1959's Shock Tales. At his own Tempest Publications, Fass began publishing magazines he'd picked up from other publishers, such as Eye, Photo, and the "original newspaper magazine" Quick in the early-mid 1960s. From these beginnings, Fass would go on to establish a pulp magazine empire (Tom Brinkman's BadMags website calls him the "Demon God of Pulp") producing everything from men's magazines to teenage music magazines to true confession magazines to unexplained phenomena magazines. Fass was as colorful as his magazines and stories about him are legion. He was known for brandishing a sidearm in his office, and once delivered a legendary beating to partner Stanley Harris in front of the entire staff (after which Harris left to form his own Harris Publications) In addition to his magazines, Fass also produced some color comics starting in the late 60s. The most well known was probably Captain Marvel (unrelated to the Fawcett superhero of the same name, though Fass would later sue Marvel when they came out with their own Captain Marvel). Based on an idea by Carl Burgos, Captain Marvel first appeared in a 68-page book of that name cover dated April 1966 under the MF Enterprises banner and featuring a Burgos-drawn origin story. The title lasted just three more issues. Fass's Countrywide Publications also produced the teen humor comic Henry Brewster featuring art by the legendary Bob Powell (who would later do the art for the cover of the 2nd issue of Eerie Publication's Weird).

            The catalyst for Fass's entry (or reentry) into the horror comics field was likely the publication of the first issue of Warren's Creepy in 1964. After the imposition of the comics code in 1955, the horror comic market collapsed, with a number of publishers leaving the field entirely. Those that did stay changed their content to a bland assortment of fantasy and semi-horror material. Atlas continued a number of its horror titles until eventually switching over to monster titles. American Comics Group continued their inoffensive Adventures Into the Unknown (though without the vampires and werewolves). DC's continued its House of Mystery but switched it to a fantasy and later sci-fi title. By 1960, the horror comic market had shriveled. In the mid 1960s, however, horror comics saw a comeback. Under Joe Orlando's editorship, DC switched its fantasy titles back to pure horror. Charlton and Dell/Gold Key launched a spate of titles, and a number of other companies entered the market. At the top of the heap, however, was Jim Warren's Warren Publishing. In the early sixties, Warren struck upon an idea to skirt the comic code's restrictions by producing horror comics in black and white magazine format (magazines not being restricted by the code) aimed at adults. The idea had been tried before. E.C.'s ill-fated picto-fiction line had seen a handful of unsuccessful issues in 1955 and '56 and the one-shot horror anthologies Eerie Tales and Weird Mysteries had appeared in 1959, but none of these lasted. Creepy was a different story. The magazine was an immediate success, a fact that likely didn't go unnoticed by Myron Fass.

            Eerie Publications got its start in 1965 (the Overstreet listing of Tales of Terror by Eerie Publications in 1964 is apparently erroneous and is believed to refer to Charlton's horror fiction magazine Tales of Terror From the Beyond) with the publication of the first issue of Weird (v1n10, cover dated Jan 1966, but likely on the newsstands in October of 1965). The magazine was apparently slated to have a different title. In 1965, Warren launched their second horror title Eerie. The first issue was a small "ashcan" edition (a low-distribution prototype edition not intended for general release) containing just four stories. The issue had been assembled in a reported 20 hours, after which a copy was sent by courier to Washington D.C. and a reported 200 copies rushed by two other couriers to be hastily distributed in four neighboring states. The reason for all the rush? A "rival publisher" was planning on introducing a horror comic magazine with the same title and Warren needed to establish a copyright/trademark on the title ASAP. While I have never heard anyone at Warren say definitively that it was the case, that publisher is believed to be Myron Fass (Russ Jones said that he thought it Fass). Assuming this is true (and given the numerous incorrect "facts" that have been published about Eerie Publications it may well not be), Fass quickly changed the title of his book to Weird and published them under the Eerie Publications banner (the name perhaps a dig at Jim Warren).

            An early mention of Weird came in an advertisement in the 2nd run of Robert Farrell's Panic v2n11.Farrell's association, however, didn't end there. He was listed as the publisher in the first four issues of Weird, but perhaps an even more important contribution came via the art. With one exception, the art in the first issue of Weird consisted entirely or reprints of horror comics produced by Ajax/Farrell in the 1950s. Indeed, with only one other exception, ALL of the stories produced by Eerie Publications prior to the December 1969 issues consisted of such art. (The two exceptions were Frankenstein, the first story in the first issue of Weird, penned by Carl Burgos and the second was The Bloody Stream, a reprint of The One That Got Away from Gillmor's Weird Mysteries #8 that was printed in the first issue of Horror Tales, cover dated November 1969). The art in these early issues would often be altered to make it even gorier than it had been originally. The extent to which this was done has, in my opinion, been somewhat exaggerated. It often consisted of nothing more than adding a few drops of blood here or an open sore there. Some stories, however, bore more significant alterations. Oddly, Eerie Publications sometimes published versions of stories from Ajax/Farrell's code-approved titles of 1957 and 1958 rather than the original pre-code versions, on occasion even adding back in gory effects removed for code approval. This may have been because Eerie was working from the original art, which had been altered to produce the code-approved versions. Despite the retread art, Weird evidently sold well enough that Eerie began to expand its line. In 1968, Eerie issued a second title called Tales From the Crypt. The title lasted a single issue (as you can imagine, there were reportedly legal issues with the name) before being renamed Tales of Voodoo.1969 saw the biggest expansion in Eerie's history with four new titles appearing: Horror Tales, Terror Tales, Tales From the Tomb and Witches Tales. The Ajax/Farrell reprint era lasted until December of 1969 (though the stories would continue to be reprinted for a number of years). It seems that Farrell himself left the company not long after its start. By the fifth issue of Weird, the publisher is listed as Mel Lenny (believed by Brinkman to be advertising manager Mel Lenowitz).

            With the December 1969 issues, the second (and most significant) phase of Eerie's history began as they began to print stories containing original art. The artists can be broken into two large categories. First were American artists. Many of these were Atlas veterans who probably came to Eerie by way of Carl Burgos and/or Myron Fass (or maybe not). Among these were Larry Woromay, Chic Stone, and Dick Ayers. The latter two are probably the best known of the Eerie artists with their work being particularly gruesome. Ayers was a legendary artist, whose career included work at Magazine Enterprises (where he drew the original Ghost Rider) and a long stint at Atlas/Marvel. At Eerie, his work was marked by gallons of blood, brutal violence, and (especially) eyeballs popping out of their sockets (something he refused to do until Fass suggested he go and see Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch.) Chic Stone (known best for his inking work on Marvel's superhero titles) did only a handful of stories for Eerie but they were if anything, even more brutal than Ayers' (Voodoo Terror and Blood Bath have to be seen to be believed). Other American artists included Hector Castellon and Ezra Jackson. Jackson, best known as an inker, was also Eerie's art editor. Contrary to popular belief (the "fact" even appears on Eerie's wikipedia entry) Ezra Jackson was not a pseudonym for Myron Fass but apparently was indeed the American golden age comic book artist. While Carl Burgos didn't pencil any more stories for Eerie, he did serve as editor of the line until the mid-70s. The second source of artists for Eerie was Argentina. A score of Argentine artists worked for Eerie during this period, providing the bulk of their art. The common link among them may have been the Argentine publishing company Editorial Columba where many of them seem to have worked. Among the Argentine artists were Walter Casadei, Oscar Fraga, Domingo Mandrafina, Cirilo Munoz (not Carlos Munoz as has been reported elsewhere), Enrique Cristobal, Ruben Marchionne, Alberto Macagno, Torre Repiso, Oswal (born Osvaldo Walter Viola), Oscar Novelle, Mariana(?) Cerchiara, Felix Saborido, Eugenio Zoppi, and Martha Barnes. Many of these artists went on to greater fame, especially in Europe. A number of other artists worked at Eerie, about whom I know next to nothing. Primary among them were the artist who signed his work as Antonio Reynoso who may or may not have been Argentine and Oscar Stepancich, who was Argentinian. While the art from this period may have been new, the stories were anything but. With only three possible exceptions, all of the 850-odd stories that Eerie produced in this period were what I call "reworks" of pre-code stories from various publishers. They featured new art (and new titles), but the scripts were virtually identical with the original, with only minor changes made. Even the layouts were often near carbon copies of the originals. Why this was done is anybody's guess, but it seems likely it was a cost-savings measure, perhaps to avoid having to pay for a new script (I don’t know what Eerie's rates were, though Dick Ayers mentions that he was paid $27/page).  Cover artists are even less known, but included Novelle, Faba (who did covers for Skywald), Xavier Villanova, and Troy Lanz. Standing head and shoulders above them all is Bill Alexander, whose art, more than any other, defined Eerie Publications. Their names may be forgotten, but their work is unforgettable. Eerie's often stomach-turningly gory covers are by far the thing most remembered by those who remember Eerie at all. More than a few fans have reminisced "The covers were the best thing about them", or "The covers were the only good thing about them." (opinions with which I predictably disagree).

            In late 1970, Eerie went on a brief sci-fi kick with most of their covers switching to sci-fi themes in 1971 . They also launched a pair of new titles, Weird Worlds and Strange Galaxy, both of which featured sci-fi themed stories (though still reworks of pre-code material). In mid 1971, Eerie began including text stories and articles in their titles. Not surprisingly, these were often reprints of either classic horror stories or material pulled from early pulps like Weird Tales (also not surprisingly, Eerie changed the titles of these stories and rarely credited the original authors). By the end of 1971 the two sci-fi titles were gone and the covers were back to their normal horror themes (if Eerie's covers can be said to be in any way "normal".) 1971 had seen the most Eerie titles yet, with 44 issues appearing with 1971 cover dates. 1972 was almost as good with 39 issues appearing. During this period, Eerie also began to heavily (VERY heavily) reprint material from earlier issues, including covers and text stories. Not every story was a reprint (though it often seemed that way) and most issues contained 2-4 original stories in addition to the reprinted stories. While Eerie had reworked pre-code stories from a number of publishers, the Ajax/Farrell stories they printed had thus far been straight (or near straight) reprints. That would change in 1974 as the company began reworking the Ajax/Farrell stories that they'd already reprinted, with new art (then sometimes reworking them yet again with still different art) .

            In 1975, Eerie seems to have undergone a major shake-up (actually, it was the horror comic magazine market itself that underwent a shakeup as Skywald, Marvel, and Atlas/Seaboard also stopped publishing horror comic magazines that year). After three February issues in 1975, the next Eerie title wouldn't appear until April of 1976, launching the third and final stage of Eerie's history. When the tiles did resume, things had definitely changed. The number of titles was pared back to three with Witches Tales, Tales of Voodoo,  and Tales From the Tomb biting the dust. The personnel listed in the masthead were also different. Myron Fass and his business associate Stanley Harris were listed as publishers with Irving Fass as "executive director" and Roy Mosny, Robert Califf, and Roger B. Marshall replacing Carl Burgos as editors. The magazines were also bigger at 68 pages instead of the old 52, though production was cut back from bi-monthly to quarterly. Horror Tales even produced  four 116-page "jumbo" issues. Despite the changes, the stories remained the same - and how. Most (and eventually all) of the stories of this period were reprints of stories that had been printed in pre-1976 issues   Some stories were reprinted half a dozen (or more) times, often with two (or three) different titles. In 1979, a pair of new titles appeared: Weird Vampire Tales and Terrors of Dracula. Though they appeared under the Modern Day Periodicals banner, they were clearly the work of the same company. The new titles consisted entirely of reprints of earlier stories (even the covers and special features were reprinted from earlier issues).

            Not surprisingly, given their content, the new titles, and Eerie Publications itself, didn't last long. The horror comic magazine market was imploding, taking Eerie along with it. Industry leader Warren outlasted Eerie, but not by much, and by the end of 1983, their three horror titles had disappeared (later to be revived, oddly enough, by none other than former Myron Fass partner Stanley Harris). Eerie Publications didn't make it to 1983. The last Eerie title was Weird Vampire Tales v5n3, cover dated March 1982 (but likely on stands in late 1981). With that issue, the Eerie Publications comic "empire" (if one may call it that) was no more.

            


Main Index

 

            This section makes up the bulk of this document. For each issue (that I currently own), the following information is provided: The issues title, number, date, # of pages, and price and any known information about the cover (i.e. the artist and reprint info for covers that were reprinted. This is followed by a listing of each story and feature in the issue, with title, page count, artist (if known), the pre-code story on which the story was based (if known) and a brief plot summary. For artist credits, a single question mark indicates an uncertain credit (though for some of these I am 90% sure they are correct). A double  question mark indicates a VERY uncertain credit. When identifying the original source, "reworked" indicates that the story was printed with essentially the same script as the original but entirely new art. "Reprinted" indicates that the story was reprinted with its original art (though often with some changes and additions). Full information for a story is given only the first time it appears, subsequent appearances will just note that it is reprinted along with the first time Eerie printed the story. If a story was merely retitled, without changing the art, it is listed as a reprint.

 

            "Iger Shop" in the art credits means the story was drawn by the "Iger Shop", Jerry Iger's New York City comic art studio that produced art for a number of publishers, including Ajax/Farrell.

           

            Titles are listed in the order they were introduced and for each title, issues are listed in order (with placeholders for issues I'm missing).
Weird

 

1. Weird v1n10, Jan 1966, 52pp, $0.35
    Cover: Carl Burgos

  1. Intro (1p, Carl Burgos, inside front cover)
  2. Frankenstein (8p, Carl Burgos, Roger Elwood)
    Original?
    An updated version of the Frankenstein story told from the monster's point of view.
  3. Coward's Curse (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #8 (Ajax, April 1953)
    A young couple vacationing in Spain stop for the night at an old monastery, where they are abducted by demonic monks bent on torture.
  4. Deadly Pickup (5p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #16 (Ajax, July-Aug 1954)
    While driving late at night, a doctor and his wife come across a girl with a horrible chest wound and attempt rescue her - only to get a deadly surprise.
  5. Doomed (6p, Iger Shop/additions by Carl Burgos)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #15 (Ajax, May-June 1954)
    An executioner who delights in his work and collects the heads of his guillotined victims gets his comeuppance.
  6. Devil's Bride (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #16 (Ajax, July-Aug 1954)
    After a woman leaves her fiancé for a new man, the fiancé leaps to his death, but he soon returns from the grave as a bloodthirsty ghoul and inflicts her with "Satan's Disease".
  7. Creatures From the Deep (5p, Iger Shop)
    Reprint of Beasts of the Bog, Voodoo #4 (Ajax, Nov 1952) - may have been reprinted in Voodoo #17 (Sep-Oct 1954) as Creatures From the Deep
    A British captain is stationed to the Irish bogs where his ancestor ordered the massacre of a group of peasants - peasants who return in the form of the "bog people" seeking vengeance.
  8. The Terror of Akbar (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #10 (Ajax, Feb-Mar 1954)
    A professor from the "Smithson Museum" is delighted when he receives a pair of mummy's eyes from Cairo, but his delight turns to horror when the eyes' owner returns to claim them.
  9. Trumpet of Doom (7p, Robert Hayward Webb)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #14 (Ajax, Mar-Apr 1954)
    A homeless man named Gabriel finds a trumpet in the local dump and becomes convinced he must use it to call sinners to repentance by calling forth the dead from their graves.

            This first issue of Weird differed in many ways from subsequent issues. The inside front cover featured art previews from two of the stories inside introduced by "Morris, the Caretaker of Weird". Morris would last a dozen issues, but the art previews would not, appearing only in this one. The preview page also says "Watch for 'Suspense' and 'Shock' 'New'…that dare probe unknown horrors!....On Sale SOON at your Newsstand." It is unclear if 'Shock' and 'Suspense' were planned new titles or not, but if so, they never appeared.

            The opening story, Frankenstein was one of (at most) four stories that appear to be originals created specifically for Eerie Publications. The story was signed by Burgos and associate editor Roger Elwood. Overall, the issue is a decent, if not spectacular, one, especially considering that Eerie had yet to start producing its own art and tackling pre-code publishers other than Ajax/Farrell. Frankenstein, Coward's Curse, Devil's Bride, Creatures From the Deep, and Deadly Pickup are so-so (with the last marred by an all-too-predictable ending).  The three remaining stories, however, are delightfully bizarre examples of the kind of offbeat stories that were Ajax/Farrell's best. Terror of Akbar could have been a very pedestrian attempt at a mummy story, but the idea of featuring the mummy's disembodied eyes provides an odd twist. Trumpet of Doom is perhaps the most bizarre story, featuring a Christ-like figure (perhaps God himself) arriving to save the world from an army of the living dead summoned by a trumpet playing tramp. Doomed may be the best story in the issue. The idea of an executioner requesting that he be allowed to keep the severed heads of his victims is wild enough and the idea that his request is granted is even wilder (if unrealistic). Things get wilder still when the disembodied heads (apparently) return to pursue the ne'er-do-well en masse. A weak ending somewhat detracts from this otherwise excellent story.

 

2. Weird v1 n11, April 1966, 52 pp, $0.35

    Cover: Bob Powell

  1. Untitled feature on odd facts (1p, Carl Burgos, inside front cover)
  2. Web of the Widow (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #16 (Ajax, July-Aug 1954)
    Things look grim after an Egyptologist is bitten by a deadly "temple spider" while exploring a pyramid but they look up when a mysterious woman arrives from nowhere to cure him - at least until he finds out that she has an unnatural fondness for the eight-legged creatures.
  3. Scream No More, My Lady (5p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Fantastic #10 (Ajax, Nov-Dec 1954)
    A psychiatrist treats an actress who has been typecast as a vampire so often that she fears she is becoming one.
  4. Fangs of Fear (5p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #12 (Ajax, June-July 1954)
    A stranger dedicates himself to keeping tabs on a man who is bent on leading an invading army of rats.
  5. I, The Coffin (5p, Robert Hayward Webb)
    Reprinted from Fantastic Fears #7 (Ajax, May-June 1954)
    The life story of a coffin, narrated by the coffin itself.
  6. Murder On the Moor (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #10 (Ajax, July 1953)
    On the eve of his execution, a murderer escapes from prison into the British moors where he murders a witch and her cat - only to find out that they don't stay dead.
  7. Be My Ghost (5p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Fantastic Fears #8 (Ajax, July-Aug 1954)
    Desperate for money, a newlywed husband takes a job as executioner, only to be given the unenviable job of executing his own wife.
  8. Monster in the Mist (5p, Robert Hayward Webb)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #17 (Ajax, Sep-Oct 1954)
    A Scotland Yard detective summonses the ghosts of Roman legionnaires to combat an ancient monster created by Druids.
  9. Night of Terror (5p, Iger Shop/additions by Carl Burgos
    Reprinted from Voodoo #16 (Ajax, July-Aug 1954)
    After a quarrel with his wife, a man decides to teach her a lesson by running out of gas near a "haunted" house. But the joke turns to terror when the couple encounter a dead body and an ax-wielding maniac inside.
  10. Little Red Riding Hood and the Werewolf (6p, Myron Fass?)
    Reprint of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Werewolf, Fantastic Fears #2 [#8] (July 1953)
    A twist on the classic fairy tale.

 

            With just the second issue, things have already begun to change. The issues starts with a cover by golden-age and pre-code horror legend Bob Powell (and a painted one at that, one of the few that Powell did). Powell's most well-known pre-code horror work was for Harvey but he also did horror work for St. John, Ziff-Davis, Charlton, Fawcett, and Atlas. As mentioned in the introduction, Powell was working for Fass at this time on the Henry Brewster teen humor comic. The preview of internal art is gone, replaced by a feature on macabre facts (example: "Coffin rings when dug out of a grave…will cure rheumatism.") introduced by a horror host Morris (though he doesn't give his name).
             Another uneven mix of Ajax/Farrell stories. The last story was narrated by "The Old Crone" - one of a small handful of Ajax attempts at creating an E.C.-style horror host (the idea of grisly versions of classic fairy tales was another concept popularized by E.C.) Fangs of Fear and I, the Coffin provide two more examples of the publishers off-the-beaten-path stories (though the idea of a talking coffin was used by another pre-code publisher) and for that reason are my favorites.

 

3. Weird v1n12, Oct 1966, 52pp, $0.35
    Cover: Bob Powell

 

  1. Untitled odd facts feature (1p, Carl Burgos, inside front cover)
  2. The Blood Blossom (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Fantastic Fears #1 (May 1953)
    While working in Japan, an archaeologist unearths a 2000-year old lotus seed. Ignoring the warnings of local officials, he plants the seed and is horrified when it blossoms in to a man-eating carnivorous plant.
  3. Heads of Horror (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #14 (Ajax, Mar-Apr 1954)
    A jilted husband gets revenge by shrinking the heads of his wife and her lover to miniature size, while keeping them both alive.
  4. Swamp Haunt (6p, Joe Doolin?)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #5 (Ajax, Jan 1953)
    A bayou-dwelling woman enlists the aid of a witch to rid herself of an unwanted lover, the foolishly decides not to pay up and reaps the consequences.
  5. Cry From the Coffin (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #8 (Ajax, Oct 1953)
    A man struck by a car and presumed dead remains alive but paralyzed throughout his autopsy and funeral.
  6. Fanged Terror (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #18 (Ajax, Nov-Dec 1954)
    A policeman investigates a series of brutal murders committed by a one-legged, three-toed demon.
  7. Black Death (5p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Fantastic Fears #4 (Ajax, Nov 1953)
    A newlywed couple shipwrecked on a desert island encounters a colony of ravenous giant ants.
  8. Nightmare (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprint (?) of Dream of Horror, Strange Fantasy #9 (Ajax, Dec 1953)
    After a series of nightmares involving severed heads, a man discovers that anything he wishes for comes true. Things seem to be going swimmingly when he wished his wife and mother-in-law to Hades, but the nightmares return and he discovers that his wishes were granted by an evil relative - an executioner during the French Revolution who now seeks a human head to replace the one he lost.
  9. Rest in Peril (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #6 (Ajax, June 1953)
    A philandering husband drives his wife insane and has her committed to an insane asylum so he can indulge in an affair with a younger woman, but when they begin to see her ghost, things don't seem so rosy anymore.

 

            For whatever reason, there was a 6-month gap between this issue and the previous one. The legend "Terror… Shock… Suspense…" is added above the title with this issue. I found this issue a bit weaker than the first two with a number of lackluster stories. Cry From the Coffin featured the timeworn plot of a man buried alive while Nightmare's plot was convoluted and implausible. Heads of Horror included the bizarre (or was it ridiculous?) sight of a pair of lovers with comically undersized heads. The Blood Blossom and Black Death featured two of my favorite plot devices - man-eating plants and giant ants (the latter theme being especially popular in pre-code horror likely due to the influence of the film The Naked Jungle).

 

4. Weird, v2n1, Dec 1966, 52pp, $0.35

    Cover: Carl Burgos??

  1. Untitled odd facts feature (1p, Carl Burgos, inside front cover)
  2. Tiger-Tiger (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #18 (Ajax, Nov-Dec 1954)
    A two-timing husband tries to lure a tiger into killing his tiger-tamer wife so he and his lover can collect the insurance money, but he succeeds only in injuring her - and it arousing her ire as she transforms into a tiger to exact revenge.
  3. Nightmare Island (5p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #15 (Ajax, May-June 1954)
    After a couple's plane crash lands on a desert island, they are forced to spend the night in the home of a reclusive scientist - where there discover he is experimenting with giant rats.
  4. Three In a Grave (8p, Iger Shop/Additions by Carl Burgos)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #8 (Ajax. Apr 1953)
    A henpecked husband kills his wife but his plans go awry when he inadvertently releases a vampiric demon while burying her.
  5. Beast of Baghdad (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #9 (Ajax, June 1953)
    To get rid of his wife, a wealthy older man purchases a demon-infested killer rug from a local antique shop. Things, of course, do not go as planned.
  6. They Couldn't Die (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #13 (Ajax, Jan-Feb 1954) Originally printed in Voodoo #3 (Ajax, Sep 1952) as There's Peril in Perfection.
    In an effort to create the perfect woman, a beauty contest judge creates a lifelike robot - who turns out not to be as perfect as he thought.
  7. Fatal Scalpel (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #5 (Ajax, Jan 1953)
    A plastic surgeon exacts grisly revenge on his two-timing wife and her lover.
  8. Corpses of the Jury (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #6 (Ajax, Jan 1953)
    Former inmates return from the grave to seek revenge on a Nazi prison camp warden who's atrocities had included making a pair of gloves from one of his victim's skin.    

            The "Terror… Shock… Suspense…" legend still appears, but is joined by what would become Eerie's most common blurb: "Told in new chilling picto-fiction". The phrase was borrowed from E.C.'s failed attempts to skirt the Comics Code in late 1955 (as described I the introduction). Eerie may have been trying a similar strategy here, though in their case (unlike in E.C.'s) there was absolutely no difference between the traditional comic book format and their "picto fiction" format. I also do not know what prompted the strategy (if it was a strategy) but the phrase began to be heavily used on covers and in advertisements for Eerie's line of comics. This issue also featured a color ad on the back cover instead of the normal practice of printing the last page of the final story. The ad was for the batman color projector, which Frank Motler in an article in From the Tomb #24 claims was sold from a Myron Fass address. The printing of ads on the back cover would disappear after the next issue and not return for years.

            I found this issue to be easily the best so far. Two of the stories included, Fatal Scalpel and Corpses of the Jury, are considered minor classics and I enjoyed both of them but I  liked Nightmare Island and the bizarre Beast of Baghdad (perhaps the only story ever to include a killer rug - though Ace utilized a similar theme) even better. The issue is also a rather bleak one, with They Couldn't Die being especially so.

 

 

5. Weird v2n2, Apr 1967, 52pp, $0.35
    Cover: Carl Burgos

  1. Untitled odd facts feature (1p, Carl Burgos, inside front cover)
  2. Fiends From the Crypt (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Fantastic Fears #2 [#8] (Ajax, July 1953)
    Roman police chase a suspect into the sewers, only to find them populated by a race of reptilian creatures.
  3. Dying is So Contagious (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #14 (Ajax, Mar-Apr 1954)
    A pair of crooks decide to rob an eccentric professor who studies death and sleeps in a coffin.
  4. Terror in the Attic (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #13 (Ajax, Aug-Sep 1954)
    A newlywed bride discovers her husband's twin brother chained up in the attic of his ancestral home.
  5. Doom at the Wheel (7p, Robert Hayward Webb)
    Reprinted from Fantastic #10 (Ajax, Nov-Dec 1954)
    An arrogant racecar driver loses his arm in an accident then forces a doctor to sew it back on, but things don't go quite the way he planned.
  6. Pit of Horror (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #6 (Ajax, Feb 1953)
    A zoo director acquires a minotaur for his collection and begins collecting victims for human sacrifice.
  7. The Corpse Who Killed (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #7 (Ajax, Mar 1953)
    A scientist revives the brain of a murderer, only to find it begins to take over his own mind.
  8. Cult of the Cruel (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #17 (Ajax, Sep-Oct 1954)
    A businessman traveling in India learns the secrets of the thugee then returns home to begin his career as a murderer.

 

            With this issue there appear to have been some changes at Eerie. Their address is now listed as 150 Fifth Avenue, New York NY, 10011.  The publisher and Producer are no longer listed. Fiends From the Crypt is a decent example of a fairly common pre-code genre: the monsters-in-the-Paris-sewers story (later done to perfection by Dick Ayers in his The Sewer Werewolves).

 

6. Weird v2n3, June 1967, 52pp, $0.35
   Cover: Bob Powell?

 

  1. Untitled odd facts feature (1p, Carl Burgos, inside front cover)
  2. Horror in the Mine (9p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #2 (Ajax, Aug 1952)
    Workers opening a new mine encounter a multi-tentacled creature from the center of the earth.
  3. Ghoul For a Day (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #5 (Ajax, Jan 1953)
    A newly wed bride's hatred of her husbands job as an undertaker leads her to kill him and bury him in the basement.
  4. Terror Unlimited (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprint of Horror Unlimited, Voodoo #16 (Ajax, July-Aug 1954)
    A family encounters the Wudgies, a tiny group of elf-like creatures who seem harmless at first, but soon begin to take over their lives.
  5. The Gruesome Garden (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprint of Plantation of Fear, Voodoo #3 (Ajax, Sep 1952)
    The owners of a tea plantation encounter a race of living, killer mandrake roots.
  6. When the Sea Goes Dry (8p, Iger Shop/Additions by Carl Burgos)
    Reprinted from Strange Journey #1 (Ajax, Sep 1957) with new splash panel. Code-approved version of Death Holds an Auction from Strange Fantasy #2 (Ajax, Oct 1952)
    An couple seeking a sunken (!?!) Aztec treasure encounter a giant man-eating octopus instead.
  7. Rendezvous With Doom (4p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #13 (Ajax, Voodoo #13 (Ajax, Jan-Feb 1954)
    An egotistical actor becomes obsessed with a beautiful woman who seems to disappear after an auto accident. When the woman turns up at his hotel, the man is overjoyed - but not for long.
  8. Zombie Bride (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #2 (Ajax, July 1952)
    A couple's honeymoon in Haiti is interrupted when the wife is turned into a zombie.
  9. Untitled odd facts feature (1p, back cover)

 

            When the Sea Goes Dry presents an example of Eerie reprinting a version of story from one of Ajax/Farrell's code-approved horror comics of the late 1950s instead of printing the pre-code version, though the changes in this case were relatively minor (the restoration of a severed finger in one panel, the removal of he monster's human head in another, and the removing of a floating body from the final panel etc)  In the Eerie reprint, the severed finger is still restored, but they added a bit of blood to hand to which it was formerly attached.

            The Gruesome Garden presents what may have been Ajax/Farrell's most off-the-wall idea ever (and that's saying something) - killer mandrake roots.

 

7. Weird v2n4, Oct 1967, 52pp,  $0.35
    Cover: Carl Burgos

 

  1. Untitled odd facts feature (1p, Carl Burgos, inside front cover)
  2. The Ghostly Guillotine (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from  Voodoo #8 (Ajax, Apr 1953)
    After arriving in England to claim an ancestral castle he has inherited, Geoffrey Moorsby decides to spend the night, despite the fact that the castle is said to be cursed by an executioner who'd been wronged by one of Moorsby's ancestors.
  3. Demon Fiddler (5p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Fantastic Fears #7 (Ajax, May-June 1954)
    In centuries past, a demonic fiddler travels the countryside sowing conflict and hatred with his playing.
  4. Monsters For Rent (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #3 (Ajax, Oct 1952)
    When business slows down at Sam and Lorna Cox's lakeside resort, they decide to create a fake sea monster to drum up customers.
  5. In a Lonely Place (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #11 (Ajax, Apr-May 1954)
    After he is called in to help identify a bloated body found floating in a river near his house, a police captain commits suicide. Then we are told of the tragic events leading to his death.
  6. Blade of Horror (5p, Iger Shop/additions by Carl Burgos)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #16 (Ajax, July-Aug 1954)
    After a jilted man decapitates his girlfriend and her lover with a scythe, only to have them return in the form of a pair of swans and peck his eyes out.
  7. Death Dance (8p, Matt Baker?)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #3 (Ajax, Dec 1952)
    Pulah rescues a woman from a band of gorillas led by a strange woman in a veil.
  8. Temple of the Beast (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Fantastic Fears #5 (Ajax, Jan 1954)
    While exploring a temple in Siam, a tourist couple purchases the severed hand of an idol from a merchant. Later the merchant returns and desperately tries to reclaim the hand, only to be killed when it comes to life.
  9. Madness of Terror (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #9 (Ajax, May 1953)
    After murdering his wife, a man begins to panic when she apparently keeps trying to get out of her coffin.

 

            Death Dance is the first Pulah" story reprinted by Eerie. These were reprints of stories featuring the jungle girl Rulah, who had first appeared in Fox Features' Zoot Comics in 1947. The title was eventually renamed after the jungle girl, Matt Baker was the artist most associated with Rulah. A number of these stories were reprinted by Robert W. Farrell in various issues of Voodoo. It is odd that they Eerie chose to change the name to "Pulah" when reprinting these stories. Perhaps this was done to avoid trademark restrictions with the name Rulah. It seems unlikely that it could be a copyright issue with the material itself since merely changing the character name would seem to afford no protection against copyright infringement (if Robert Farrell didn't own the copyrights himself). Despite the Baker art, I found the Pulah and other jungle stories among the worst that Eerie (and Ajax/Farrell) produced
            With its finale featuring a man's eyes pecked out by swans, Blade of Horror epitomizes the type of story which aroused such ire in the 1950s. Demon Fiddler is one of my all-time favorites from Ajax/Farrell.

 

8. Weird v3n1a, Jan 1968, 52pp, $0.35
   Cover: Carl Burgos

 

  1. Untitled odd facts feature (1p, Carl Burgos, inside front cover)
  2. Demon in the Dungeon (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #4 (Ajax, Feb 1953)
    A writer travels to his family's ancestral castle where he finds the ghost of a man his grandfather had walled up alive years before.
  3. Grave Rehearsal (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #7 (Ajax, Aug 1953)
    B.S. Fitts, a wealthy magazine publisher seeking peace, travels to a Transylvanian health resort where he encounters the sadistic overseer Madam Satin.
  4. Secret Coffin (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Fantastic Fears #9 (Ajax, Sep-Oct 1954).
    Originally printed in Horrific #1 (Comic Media, Sep 1952) as Iron Doom
    Ben Matterman, a descendent of the inventor of the iron maiden, returns to his family's ancestral home with hopes of opening a torture museum, but his plans are dashed by the ghosts of the iron maiden's victims.
  5. Horror Comes to Room 1313 (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #11 (Ajax, Oct 1953)
    Everybody who stays in room 1313 at the Rex Arms sees something that drives them insane and causes them to leap to their deaths - what is it?
  6. Witch's Horror (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #10 (Ajax, July 1953)
    The owner of a small island evicts a tenant he suspects of being a witch. In return, she curses his son, turning him into a vicious, apelike creature.
  7. Terror Below (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #12 (Ajax, Nov 1953)
    Sir Giles Romney, governor of Tortuga [sic], has a unique method of executing criminals - he has them eaten alive by crabs.
  8. Screams in the Swamp (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #10 (Ajax, July 1953)
    A newlywed couple moves into a new home where the man dreams about a ghostly woman who claims to be his lover come back from the dead - or was it a dream?
  9. Carnival of Terror (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Fantastic Fears #2 [#8] (Ajax, July 1953)
    A carnival hula dancer and her lover decide to kill the show's snake charmer to get their hands on his money - but things don't go quite the way they planned.

 

            Grave Rehearsal includes some thinly-veiled S&M elements. At one point, Madam Satan awakens Fitts in the middle of the night brandishing a wish and ordering "Strip! Remove your garments Mr. Fitt! Don’t dawdle…" Terror Below offers the delightful sight of a man eaten alive by crabs.

 

9. Weird v2n6, Apr 1968, 52pp, $0.35
    Cover: Carl Burgos

 

  1. Untitled odd facts feature (1p, Carl Burgos, inside front cover)
  2. Careless Corpse (7p, Joe Doolin?)
    Reprinted from Fantastic Fears #2 [#8] (Ajax, July 1953)
    After being horrible disfigured in a car accident, a husband returns home to find his wife in the arms of another man.
  3. Dearest, Deadest Dummy (8p, Iger Shop/additions by Carl Burgos
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #6 (Ajax, Feb 1953)
    A lonely ventriloquist's beautiful dummy comes to life - along with her murderous friends.
  4. The Needless Night (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Midnight #2 (Ajax, July 1957). Code-approved version of Haunted Matador, Fantastic Fears #3 (Ajax, Sep 1953)
    A young matador enlists the aid of a witch to win the hand of a maiden from a rival.
  5. Hands of Terror (6p, Iger Shop/additions by Carl Burgos)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #5 (Ajax, Jan 1953)
    In a plantation home of the old south, Vincent Cox returns from his swampy grave to seek vengeance on the jealous cousin who killed him.
  6. Horribly Beautiful (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #11 (Ajax, Oct 1953)
    A jealous, homely woman throws acid in the face of her beautiful sister, who then exacts horrible revenge.
  7. Fate Laughs at Clowns (7p, Iger Shop/Additions by Carl Burgos)
    Reprinted from Fantastic #10 (Ajax, Nov-Dec 1954)
    Tired of being laughed at, a circus clown visits a plastic surgeon to undo the effects of a childhood maiming that left him with his trademark grin.
  8. Death's Shoes (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #9 (Ajax, June 1953)
    A cruel count kills a cobbler after the poor man makes a pair of shoes for him that are a bit too tight - but the cobbler has the last laugh.

 

            This issue illustrates one of the numbering quirks that makes collecting Eerie Publications frustrating. The previous issue was numbered v3n1. Given its cover date of January 1968, this seems to make sense as it was the first 1968 issue. Except that the first issue of volume 2 had borne a December 1966 cover date. It seems that perhaps Eerie had decided to start new volumes at the beginning of the year, as is the common practice and then changed their mind and decide to continue with the volume 2 numbering after all (they skipped v2n5, which makes some sense, but then skipped v2n7 as well, which doesn't). To top it off, they issued ANOTHER v3n1 in February of 1969. Starting with 1969, Eerie (for the most part) used a more standard numbering scheme, staring each volume with the new year and starring new volumes with issue #1 (except for volume 1, which always started with a higher number).  This issue also begins the common practice of including an ad on the inside back cover (for the Fass magazine Great West)

 

10. Weird v2n8, July 1968, 52pp, $0.35
     Cover: Carl Burgos

 

  1. Untitled odd facts feature (1p, Carl Burgos, inside front cover)
  2. The Murder Pool (5p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #13 (Ajax, Aug-Sep 1954)
    An agent seeks revenge on his enemies by inviting the to take a dip in his new pool - which he has filled with acid.
  3. Werewolf Castle (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #18 (Ajax, Nov-Dec 1954)
    A honeymooning couple spend the night in Werewolf Castle - a German castle owned by a strange Baron and Baroness.
  4. If I Should Die (5p, Joe Doolin?)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #18 (Ajax, Nov-Dec 1954)
    A writer is mistakenly told he has only a short time to live.
  5. Killer Lady (7p, Joe Doolin?)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #6 (Ajax, Feb 1953)
    A vain reporter is romances a princess he is sent to interview, but when he returns with her to her country, he gets a nasty surprise.
  6. The Ghoul and the Guest (5p, Iger Shop/Additions by Carl Burgos)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #1 [#2] (Ajax, Aug 1952)
    When a tramp shows up at her door begging for a meal, a woman cruelly orders him to chop a cord of wood first. When the tramps drops dead of exhaustion and hunger, she tries to hid the body, but it keeps popping up again.
  7. Corpses…Coast to Coast (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #14 (Ajax, Mar-Apr 1954)
    An undertakers strike is the front for a plot to create a zombie army to take over the world.
  8. The Dancing Ghost (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #3 (Ajax, Dec 1952)
    A man becomes obsessed with a woman in a portrait, with tragic results.
  9. Stretching Things (5p, Steve Ditko, script: Bruce Hamilton)
    Reprinted from Fantastic Fears #5 (Ajax, Jan 1954)
    A man with brittle bones is given an experimental drug that allows him to stretch his body like rubber.

                The  last panel of page three of The Murder Pool is one of my favorite pre-code panels ever and I think it's even better in black and white. Stretching Things is, of course, one of the most well know pre-code horror stories because it was the first comic book story Steve Diko drew (though not the first he published). It was actually produced for Stanley Morse (of Gillmor fame) who then resold it to Iger for a profit.

 

11. Weird v2n9, Oct 1968, 52pp, $0.35
     Cover: Carl Burgos

 

  1. Untitled odd facts feature (1p, Carl Burgos, inside front cover)
  2. The Weird Dead (8p, Carl Iger Shop/additions by Carl Burgos
    Reprinted from Voodoo #6 (Ajax, Feb 1953)
    A group of explorers encounter a feathered serpent in a South American temple said to be guarding an Aztec treasure.
  3. Skull Scavenger (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #6 (Ajax, June 1953)
    While destroying an ancient monastery, workers encounter a man who claims to be a 900-year-old alchemist seeking a locket containing the antidote that will cure him of immortality and allow him to be reunited with his love.
  4. House of Chills (8p, Iger Shop/additions by Carl Burgos)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #5 (Ajax, Jan 1953)
    During a food shortage after the Napoleonic wars, a German butcher turns to murder to supply his customers with meat.
  5. Devil Flower (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #7 (Ajax, Mar 1953)
    A man uses a man-eating flower he found while shipwrecked on a desert island to commit murder.
  6. And Death Makes Three (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Fantastic Fears #1 [#7] (Ajax, May 1953)
    A London woman's uncle invents a formula for invisibility and uses it to engage in bank robbery.
  7. Debt of Fear (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #4 (Ajax, Feb 1953)
    A chateau in modern France is visited by the red death.

 

12. Weird v2n10, Dec 1968, 52pp, $0.35

     Cover: Carl Burgos

 

  1. Untitled odd facts feature (1p, inside front cover) - Reprinted from Weird v2n2
  2. Idol of Evil (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #10 (Ajax, Aug 1953)
    A stone idol comes to life to seek vengeance on the thief who stole its jewels.
  3. Death on Ice (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #6 (Ajax, June 1953)
    A group of mountain climbers scaling Mt. Everest encounter a spirit warning them to turn back.
  4. Fear of the Witch (5p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #15 (Ajax, May-June 1954)
    Every night, Richard Farson's new bride is transformed into his former lover who died in a car accident
  5. Our Green-Eyed Princess of Dumbrille (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Journey #2 (Ajax, Nov 1957). Code-approved version of Blood Revenge, Voodoo #8 (Ajax, Apr 1954)
    The hunchback companion of a blind princess plots to take over the kingdom.
  6. A Hole in the Sky (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Journey #2 (Ajax, Nov 1957). Code-approved version of Monster in the Building, Strange Fantasy #14 (Ajax, Oct-Nov 1954)
    A detective is called in to investigate reports that a monster from space has taken up residence in an abandoned building.
  7. Torture Garden (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from  Voodoo #13 (Ajax, Jan 1954)
    After crash-landing on a south seas island, two men are taken in by a man who'd disappeared a decade before, only to find that he wants to go hunting, with them as the prey.
  8. Mirror of Death (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #9 (Ajax, Dec 1953)
    After saving a man's life, a New York banker is given a ring that allows him to see tragedies before they happen.

            Mel Lenny is no longer listed as publisher (in fact, no publisher is listed). Torture Garden is another take on Richard Connell's Most Dangerous Game. Our Green-Eyed Princess of Dumbrille is one of my least favorite Ajax/Farrell efforts and this (along with the non-horror material they reprinted) represents Ajax at its worst (overall I find Ajax to be a middling pre-code publisher at their best when they tackle offbeat and bizarre themes).

 

13. Weird v3n1b, Feb 1969, 52pp, $0.35
      Cover: Chic Stone

 

  1. Free Bonus! A Weird Horror Mask FEATURE (1p, Chic Stone)
  2. Hissing Horror (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Fantastic Fears #4 (Ajax, Nov 1953)
    A snake-hating man on an island paradise infested with the creatures meets a beautiful and strange woman.
  3. The Game Called Dying (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #3 (Ajax, Sep 1952)
    After killing and robbing an African diamond mine owner, a thief is pursued by his severed hand.
  4. Fear Has a Name (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #12 (Ajax, Dec 1953)
    A seaman with a fear of rats steals precious jewels from an Indian temple, only to find out that it is a temple of the rat god - who seeks vengeance upon him.
  5. Nightmare Mansion (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #3 (Ajax, Oct 1952)
    A cop is drummed off the force after he suggests that a series of murders were the work of ghosts in a haunted house on his beat, but his theories are validated when he visits the house.
  6. The Devil Collects (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #15 (Ajax, May-June 1954)
    After being told he is dying from a rare tropical disease, a rubber planters sells his body to his doctor for $10,000, only to find the man having an affair with his wife.
  7. Sound of Mourning (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #18 (Ajax, Dec 1954)
    Terror Tales v3n3 (May 1971), Horror Tales v5n1 (Feb 1973)
    A crooked lawyer gets his client sent to the electric chair for a murder he didn't commit - but a doctor brings the man backs to life, allowing him to get his revenge
  8. The Zombi's Bride (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Fantastic Fears #3 (Sep 1953)
    A fruit company executive investigating the general of a mountain republic hears rumors that the general is a master zombie.

 

            With this issue a new (and in my opinion much superior) more cartoony style of cover art begins by Bill Alexander. Alexander's work is magnificent and is probably the single thing most people remember about Eerie. Morris, the Caretaker of Weird, is gone from his inside front cover spot replaced by a cutout horror mask. While Morris would no longer introduce any issues, he would appear (unnamed) in a number of reprinted one-page features.

 

14. Weird v3n2, May 1969, 52pp, $0.35
     Cover: Chic Stone

 

  1. Escape From Hell (4p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Fantastic Fears #5 (Ajax, Jan 1954)
    After he dies, Richard Benton finds himself in hell and begins desperately searching for an escape.
  2. Terror Town (5p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #12 (Ajax, June-July 1954)
    A city is terrorized by a giant, living ape brain.
  3. Blood in the Sky (8p, Robert Hayward Webb)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #11 (Ajax, Sep 1953)
    After framing a romantic rival for murder and seeing him hanged, Lufe Wagner is caught in a rain of blood.
  4. The Empty Coffin (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprint of The Spiteful Spirit, Voodoo #5 (Ajax, Jan 1953)
    A gold-digger poisons her lover's wife only to have  him go insane and his wife return from the grave.
  5. Monster Mill (6p, Iger Shop/Additions by Ezra Jackson)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #6 (Ajax, Feb 1953)
    A scientist creates artificial life in the lab.
  6. Witch or Widow (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #14 (Ajax, Mar-Apr 1954)
    People think it odd when Jessie Wuxton's husband builds here a house in the shape of a shoe. They think its even odder when she buries 7 husbands in 20 years.
  7. Torture Travelogue (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #9 (Ajax, June 1953)
    While on a world cruise, a woman has a dalliance with a voodoo practitioner. After she decides to leave him, she finds out it isn't as easy as she thought.
  8. Zombie Vengeance (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprint of Voodoo Vengeance, Haunted Thrills #12 (Ajax, Nov 1953)
    A ghost writer travels to a Central American country to secure the release of a political prisoner, only to find out that the country is ruled by voodoo practitioners.

 

            This issue features my all-time favorite Eerie Pubs cover. A zombie hippie (or is it a demon hippie?) with a severed head growing from the crown of his own head is in the act of dismembering a co-ed protester, while in the background are a trio of gleeful demon hippies (or is it zombie hippies?) holding signs saying "Down with violence" and "Love Not Hate". Dave O'Dell claims that Chic stone did the cover for this issue, but I find this questionable (see comment on Terror Tales v1n8).

            Ezra Jackson is now listed as art editor. This is (apparently) not a pseudonym for Myron Fass, as has been claimed in Eerie Publications' Wikipedia entry. Eerie researcher Mike Howlett claims that this is indeed the real comic book artist Ezra Jackson (and he ought to know). I am not sure how this rumor got started, but I suspect it came from a positing to The Claw's Eerie Publications website that appears to have been made by Countrywide editor Jeff Goodman.

 

15. Weird v3n3, July 1969, 52pp, $0.35
      Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. All This is Mine (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Midnight #3 (Ajax, Sep 1957), Code-approved version of Castle of Fright, Voodoo #12 (Ajax, Dec 1954)
    John McCleod and his wife travel to a Scottish castle to visit his uncle. When they arrive,, they find his uncle murdered and encounter the ghost of the Red Laird, who warns them to leave.
  2. Exit the Lone Ghost (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Journey #3 (Ajax), Code-approved version of The Werewolf, Voodoo #1 (Ajax, May 1952)
    When a couple's car breaks down, they make their way to an old house that his haunted (its residents say) by a lone ghost.
  3. The Last Laugh (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Midnight #5 (Ajax, Feb 1958). Code-approved version of Death Laughs Last, Haunted Thrills #12 (Ajax, Nov 1953)
    A practical joker travels to his uncle's castle in Spain where he encounters a ghost who doesn't appreciate his sense of humor.
  4. The Gateway to Yesterday (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Midnight #2 (Ajax, July 1957). Code-approved version of Dead or Alive?, Strange Fantasy #5 (Ajax, Apr 1953)
    A woman visiting a museum notices a mummy that looks just like her. When she takes a closer look, she finds herself transported to ancient Egypt.
  5. Ghouls Castle (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #4 (Ajax, Dec 1952)
    A woman stumbles upon a country house whose residents lock her in a basement prison, where she finds an army of experimental zombie slave laborers.
  6. The Jinxed Genius (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Dark Shadows #1 (Ajax, Oct 1957). Code-approved version of Portrait of Doom, Strange Fantasy #9 (Ajax, Dec 1953)
    A painter finds himself blacking out. After waking he discovers that he has painted a grisly portrait.
  7. Horror Hour (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #3 (Ajax, Oct 1952), Originally printed in Ellery Queen #2 (Superior, July 1949) as Calamity Clock.
    Ellery Queen investigates the case of a man who dropped dead in a clock shop

 

            The quality seems to be slipping here as Eerie begins using dreary post-code reprints more often. Dave O'Dell claims that Chic stone did the cover for this issue, but I find this questionable (see comment on Terror Tales v1n8).

 

16. Weird v3n4, Sep 1969, 52pp, $0.35
      Cover: Bill Alexander.

 

  1. From the Grave Below (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprint of Ghost Gloves, Haunted Thrills #1 (Ajax, June 1952)
    After he is killed in the ring, a boxer's ghost returns to seek vengeance on the fighter who killed him
  2. Off With Their Heads - reprint of Blade of Horror, Weird v2n4 (Oct 1967)
  3. Now I Lay Me Down to Die (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprint of Deadman's Pajamas, Voodoo #15 (Ajax, May-June 1954) with new splash
    A man is possessed by a pair of haunted pajamas.
  4. Beast of Baghdad - Reprinted from Weird v2n1
  5. Fanged Horror - Reprint of Fanged Terror, Weird v1n12
  6. Land of No Return (5p, Iger Shop)
    Reprint of Love Trap, Strange Fantasy #6 (Ajax, June 1953) w/new splash panel
    A crew of female space travelers land on a planet inhabited by handsome men and ugly women. When a male crew arrives to search for them, they find just the opposite situation.
  7. Primitive Horror (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprint of Primitive Peril, Strange Fantasy #1 [#2] (Ajax, Aug 1952)
    Two men crash land in a jungle where a jungle goddess wants to sacrifice them to the sun god.
  8. Rest in Hate - Reprint of Rest in Peril, Weird v1n12 (Oct 1966)

 

And the reprints begin. Eerie seems to be running out of material quickly - a fact that they apparently realized themselves.

 

17. Weird v3n5, Dec1969, 52pp, $0.35
      Cover: Bill Alexander

  1. The Blackness of Evil (5p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of Walpurgis, Witches Tales #18 (Harvey, Apr 1954)
    On the even of Walpurgis night, a clockmaker murders his employer, who then curses him saying it will remain Walpurgis night forever until the clockmaker dies.
  2. Blood Bath (5p, Chic Stone) - Reprinted from Weird v3n5
    Original?
    An acid trip goes very, very bad.
  3. Dead Dummies (6p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Mannequin of Murder, Witches Tales #17 (Harvey, Feb 1953)
    When told his creations don't look lifelike enough, a mannequin designer creates new ones by paralyzing people with snake venom.
  4. The Slimy Mummy (7p, Chic Stone)
    Rework of Servants of the Tomb, Witches Tales #6 (Harvey, Nov 1951)
    A group of gnome-like beings bring a mummy back to live and have it do their murderous bidding.
  5. The Gruesome Garden - Reprinted from Weird v2n3
  6. Experiment in Terror - Reprinted from Tales From the Crypt v1n10
  7. Death Dance - Reprinted from Weird v2n4
  8. Dimension-Horror (5p, Carl Burgos)
    Rework of Dimension IV, Witches Tales #17 (Harvey, Feb 1953)
    A hungry dinosaur encounters a young couple on the beach.

 

            I consider this the most significant issue in Eerie's history. This issue (and Witches Tales v1n9 which shipped the same month) usher in the most important change yet at Eerie and the most important change the publisher would ever see. With this issue, Eerie Publications really comes into its own and becomes what most people think of when they think of Eerie. Previous issues had witnessed a marked decline in quality with stories getting weaker and reprints becoming more and more common. It seems that they were running out of Ajax/Farrell material to reprint. That would change with these two issues. With them, Eerie moved from reprinting Ajax stories to reworking pre-code stories from other publishers. That itself is not overly significant. Far more important is that these stories feature entirely new by apparently newly-hired Eerie artists.

Of the two issues, this one is the more significant as it contains what has become Eerie's best-known single story, Chic Stone's incomparable Blood Bath (the only original art story to merit a mention in Overstreet). Despite its fame, and the fact that most people seem to think that it epitomizes Eerie's output, Blood Bath is in many ways atypical of their work. First of all, given the theme, the story is almost certainly original (though I suppose it is possible that it is a rework of an anti-marijuana story). It is one of just four stories Eerie did that is believed to be original (though not the first, nor even Chic Stone's first as his The Thing in the Cellar had appeared the pervious month). Secondly, the story is essentially plotless. A reluctant young hippie is talked into dropping acid. When he does so, he experiences a gore-filled trip of floating heads, pools of blood, and men shot to death. He comes out of it to find his severed hand nailed to the wall and his friends dismembered. The cops arrive. The end. I don't know whether this was intended as an anti-drug story or a spoof on anti-drug stories but it remains a gory classic and while not one of my favorites, it certainly left an impression on me as a pre-teen.

            This issue also features a second Stone story, The Slimy Mummy, singled out for praise in Stephen Sennitt's Ghastly Terror, where it is described as "…almost psychotically unbelievable…" Despite such acclaim, I find the story so-so. Unfortunately, after such a promising start, Chic Stone seems to have left Eerie.

            Also making his debut is Larry Woromay (The Blackness of Evil), another Atlas veteran newly hired by Myron Fass and Carl Burgos. While Stone would draw only a handful of stories for Eerie, Woromay would produce dozens during his roughly two-year stint with the company. 

            Dimension-Horror is another story where the art is very, very similar to the original (by Rudy Palais).

18. Weird v4n1, Feb 1970, 52pp, $0.50

      Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. The Vampire Witch (7p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of The Witche's (sic) Curse, Weird Mysteries #8 (Gillmor, Jan 1954)
    A henpecked husband begins meeting nightly with a witch, who spices up his life by transforming him into a lion, a jet pilot, a knight, and more.
  2. The Sewer Werewolves (7p, Dick Ayers)
    Rework of Terror in the Streets, Beware #8 (Trojan, Mar 1954)
    A pack of hideous creatures is murdering people and dragging them into the Paris sewers.
  3. The Blob (4p, Ezra Jackson)
    Rework of Mind Over Matter, Weird Mysteries #5 (Gillmor, June 1953)
    After his car breaks down, a man pays a visit to a scientist designing a solution that dissolves everything in comes in contact with.
  4. Demon (5p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of The Witch Who Wore White, Witches Tales #8 (Harvey, Mar 1952)
    When Abigail Sanders finds out that the nurse she hired to care for her ailing husband is a witch, she strikes an unholy bargain with her. When her son decides to do the same, chaos ensues.
  5. Devil Ghouls (4p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Premonition, Weird Mysteries #8 (Gillmor, Jan 1954)
    A college student dreams that an earthquake destroys his home town releasing murderous demons from the pits of hell. He rushes home and is relieved to find that his parents are OK - or are they?
  6. The Witch's House is Haunted (6p, Dick Ayers)
    Rework of The Haunter, Weird Horrors #4 (St. John, Nov 1952)
    A greedy nephew moves into his uncle's house. When his uncle tells him the house is haunted, he decides to try and scare him to death.
  7. Death Trap (7p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of The Man Who Bribed Death, Witchcraft #4 (Avon, Sep-Oct 1952)
    A foreign correspondent makes a deal with death to extend his life as long as he can kill someone to die in his place.
  8. Debt of Fear - Reprinted from Weird v2n9

 

            This issue features excellent work from a pair of Eerie's most prolific artists, Dick Ayers and Oscar Fraga. Another Atlas veteran, Ayers is a legendary artist whose work includes the original Ghost Rider (for Magazine Enterprises) and work on Sg.t Fury, The Incredible Hulk and The Fantastic Four for Marvel. The splash panel of The Witch's House is Haunted provides an excellent example of Ayers' trademark at Eerie - the popping eyeballs. The classic Sewer Werewolves, however, is the better story. Oscar Fraga represents the other major source of Eerie artists - Argentina. Over a dozen Argentine artists would work for Eerie in the coming years, most of whom remain unknown to American readers. The Vampire Witch provides an excellent example of Fraga's work and makes use of one of the subjects he does best - witches. Demon appears to be the unsigned work of Antonio Reynoso.

 

19. Weird v4n2, Apr 1970, 52pp, $0.50
     Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. Witches Revenge (9p, Dick Ayers)
    Rework of The Old Hag of the Hills, Chamber of Chills #1 [#21] (Harvey, June 1951)
    A witch casts a spell that calls Michael Noonan, ancestor of a family of witch killers, to his ancestral home in Ireland.
  2. Zombie For a Day (6p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of Come Die With Me, Beware #8 (Trojan, Mar 1954)
    A group of medical students steal a cadaver and place it in a roommate's bed. But in the end, the roommate ends up dead while the corpse comes back to life and takes the students on a joyride.
  3. Secret Coffin - Reprinted from Weird v3 n1a
  4. Death on Ice -  Reprinted from Weird v2n10
  5. The Corpse Who Killed - Reprinted from Weird v2n2
  6. Pit of Horror - Reprinted from Weird v2n2
  7. The Murder Pool - Reprinted from Weird v2n8

 

After taking a huge step forward with the previous two issues, Eerie takes two steps back with this issue. Only two new stories are included with the rest of the issue made up of tepid reprints.

 

20. Weird v4n3, June 1970, 52pp, $0.50

 

  1. The Shrunken Monster (9p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of The Shrunken Skull, Chamber of Chills #5 (Harvey, Feb 1952)
    A man receives a shrunken head in the mail, which begins talking and tells him he must find it a new body.
  2. Witchcraft (5p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Book of Vengeance, Chamber of Chills #4 [#24] (Harvey, Dec 1951)
    While putting away books, a mousy librarian touches a volume on witchcraft which causes a door to open on a secret witches den, where she begins taking supernatural revenge on her enemies.
  3. Corpses…Coast to Coast - Reprinted from Weird v2n8
  4. The Game Called Dying - Reprinted from Weird v3n1b
  5. Crack-Up - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v1n11
  6. Torture Garden - Reprinted from Weird v2n10
  7. The Living Dead (4p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of The Lost Souls, Chamber of Chills #4 [#24] (Harvey, Dec 1951)
    A weary stranger finds himself in a town populated  by dead people.

 

After Ajax/Farrell, Harvey was easily Eerie's most common source of material. Despite their reputation as kind of a poor-man's E.C., (or maybe it's because of it) they are one of my favorite pre-code publishers. Their most well-known artists were Bob Powell, Rudy Palais, and Howard Nostrand. Fans who know them mainly from characters like Richie Rich, Casper, and Hot Stuff might be surprised that Harvey even produced such material.

 

21. Weird v4n4, Aug 1970, 52pp, $0.50

      Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. Werewolf (7p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Full Moon, Weird Terror #7 (Comic Media, May 1953)
    A college student digs up the body of famed werewolf Lupe Garou and steals the crystals he needs to transform himself into a werewolf.
  2. The Vampire-Ghouls (4p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of The Fiend of the Nether World, Witches Tales #15 (Harvey, Oct 1952)
    A gypsy curses a cruel, vain couple, turning them both into ghouls
  3. Pull Up a Coffin - Reprint of Be My Ghost, Weird v1n11 (Apr 1966)
  4. The Last Chapter (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Midnight #3 (Ajax, Sep 1957), code-approved version of The Genius, Haunted Thrills #9 (Ajax, May 1953)
    A down-and-out writer makes a deal with the devil to write a best seller.
  5. Death is an Artist (5p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Art For Death's Sake, Witches Tales #15 (Harvey, Oct 1952)
    An artist who paints scenes of terror, tries to win an art contest.
  6. Satan's Plaything - Reprinted from Horror Tales v1n7
  7. Congo Terror - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n1
  8. Screams in the Night - Reprinted from Horror Tales v1n7

 

            Death is an Artist showcases some of the best work of one of Eerie's most prolific artists, Argentine Walter Casadei. Casadei was a mainstay at Eerie, He died in 1978 after a long illness. Antonio Reynoso (assuming I have the signature right) is perhaps Eerie's most well-known artist outside of Dick Ayers and Chic Stone. Unfortunately, he is one of handful of Eerie artists about whom I know nothing. I'm not even sure of the name or of whether or not he's Argentine. His work was characterized by heavy lines and extensive use of black.. 

 

22. Weird v4n5, Oct 1970, 52pp, $0.50

      Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. Feast For Vampires (7p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of One Man's Poision, Mysterious Adventures #17 (Story, Dec 1953)
    An elderly vampire couple enjoy dining on traveling salesmen and other strangers who drop by - until one day when they bite off more than they can chew.
  2. The Zombie Army (6p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of A Rage to Kill, Witches Tales #15 (Harvey, Oct 1952)
    A French revolutionary gets revenge on his enemies by bringing victims of the reign of terror back to life to do his murderous bidding.
  3. Dead Man's Train (6p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Midnight Limited, Witches Tales #16 (Harvey, Nov 1952)
    A traveling salesman leaps aboard a train whose passengers are all dead and who want him to join them.
  4. Nightmare Merchant - Reprinted from Terror Tales v1n7
  5. The Undying Fiend - Reprinted from Terror Tales v1n7
  6. Scales of Death - Reprinted from Terror Tales v1n7
  7. Skulls of Doom - Reprinted from Terror Tales v1n7

 

            Feast For Vampires provides a good example of the kind of story that Mysterious Adventures did well. Published by Story Comics, Mysterious Adventure started out publishing fairly run-of-the-mill horror stories (though decent ones, in my opinion) before really coming into their own when they adopted an E.C.-like style in 1954.

 

23. Weird v4n6, Dec 1970, 52pp, $0.50|
     Cover includes art from ?

 

  1. The Angry Vampire (6p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Blood Thirsty, Mysterious Adventures #21 (Story, Aug 1954)
    A gold-digging woman visits her grandmother in hopes of finding the fortune she has hidden in her house, but when she tries to find it, she instead finds a man strapped to a chair with his blood being drained.
  2. Black Magic (8p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of The Unholy Quest, Mysterious Adventures  #2 (Story, June 1951)
    After his uncle commits suicide, a man sees the ghost of a sorcerer of the black arts approaching his tomb.
  3. The Ghoul  - Reprint of Three in a Grave, Weird v2n1
  4. I, The Coffin - Reprinted from Weird v1n11
  5. The Gruesome Things - Reprint of The Gruesome Garden, Weird v2n3
  6. Locked In Time - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n3
  7. The Shelf of Skulls - Reprinted from Terror Tales v1n8

 

 

24. Weird v5n1, Feb 1971, 52pp, $0.50
      Cover: Johnny Bruck, reprinted from Perry Rhodan (German Series) #51 (Aug 1962)

 

  1. The Deadman's Hand (6p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Death's Revenge, Mysterious Adventures #16 (Story, Oct 1953)
    After he is taken in a poker game, a mobster decides to get revenge by having one of his associates dress up as a dead hood and kill them on the anniversary of his death.
  2. The Swamp Monster (7p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of The Phantom of Lonesome Swamp, Mysterious Adventures #6 (Story, Feb 1952)
    A pair of ne'er-do-well brothers kill a confederate veteran in an effort to get their hands on the treasure he has hidden in the swamp.
  3. Feast For Rats (7p, Oscar Stepancich)
    Rework of Return From the Dead, Mysterious Adventures #3 (Story, Aug 1951)
    When he finds that his best friend has been two-timing him with his girl, a miner kills him and buries him in the mine, thinking he's seen the last of him. Guess again.
  4. Voodoo Terror - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n1
  5. Better Off Dead - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n1
  6. Devil Flower - Reprinted from Weird v2n9
  7. Man of Evil (7p, Torre Repiso)
    Rework of The Vultures of Doom, Mysterious Adventures #12 (Story, Feb 1953)
    While vacationing in Calcutta, an American tourist steals a precious jewel from the temple of the vultures,  but it's the vultures that have the last laugh.

 

 

25. Weird v5n2, Apr 1971, 52pp, $0.50
      Cover: Johnny Bruck, reprinted from Perry Rhodan (German Series) #156 (Aug 1964)

 

  1. The Devil Statues (7p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of The Night the Statues Walked, Challenge of the Unknown #1 (Aug 1950)
    The statues in a museum come alive at night to commit murder.
  2. The Wax Witch (7p, Mariana(?) Cerchiara)
    Rework of From the Graves of the Unholy, Web of Mystery #17 (Ace, Feb 1953)
    After purchasing an ancient dagger at a curio shop, a young couple visits an amusement park, where they encounter a witch who claims they must use the dagger to kill the shop owner and release the undead from their graves.
  3. Reincarnation - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n1
  4. Xebico TEXT STORY (3p, H.F. Arnold, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson?)
    Reprint of The Night Wire, Weird Tales (Sep 1926)
    A telegraph operator gets reports of a strange fog in an unknown city.
  5. Weird Facts FEATURE (1p) - Reprinted from Weird v1n11 IFC
  6. The King of Hades - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v1n11
  7. Weird Vengeance - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n1
  8. The Bloody Stream - Reprinted from Horror Tales v1n9
  9. The Hanging Ghoul - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n1

 

See Tales of Voodoo v4n2 for a discussion of Eerie's text stories.


26. Weird v5n3, June 1971, 52pp, $0.50

      Cover: Johnny Bruck, reprinted from Perry Rhodan (German Series) #236 (Mar 1966)

 

  1. The Beast From Below (7p, Dick Ayers)
    Rework of Monster From the Deep, Web of Evil #20 (Quality, Nov 1954)
    An atomic explosion releases a horrific monster from a crack in the ocean's floor.
  2. The Sorcerer (7p, Mariana(?) Cerchiara)
    Rework of The Man Who Died Tomorrow, Web of Mystery #25 (Ace, July 1954)
    While spending the night in a cemetery as part of a fraternity initiation,  a college boy encounters the ghost of a sorcerer from the 21st century who wants to prevent the boy from committing murder
  3. The Evil Ones (7p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Keeper of the Flames, Web of Mystery #25 (Ace, July 1954)
    A man whose wife is dying meets the keeper of the flames, who maintains candles representing the lives of mortals. He offers to extend his wife's life if the husband will agree to be his representative on earth.
  4. Web of Terror TEXT STORY (4p, Roger Eugene Ulmer, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprint of The Strange Case of Pascal, Weird Tales (June 1926)
    A man dreams he is trapped in a giant spider web.
  5. The Slimy Snakeman - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n2
  6. Witches' Nightmare - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n2
  7. Night of Terror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n2
  8. Satan's Cat - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n2

 

            A post on the Collectors Society message boards indicates that the four-armed alien on the cover is known as "Icho Tolot" - a creature from the German Perry Rhodan sci-fi novels. It also appeared on the cover of Weird Worlds v2n4.

 

27. Weird v5n4, Aug 1971, 52pp, $0.50

      Cover: Johnny Bruck, reprinted from Perry Rhodan (German Series) #99 (July 1963)

 

  1. The Beast (7p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of The Beast of Skeleton Island, Web of Mystery #13 (Ace, Sep 1952)
    Five men are shipwrecked on a desert island, where they encounter a wild half-human beast.
  2. The Vampire Flies (7p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of The Improved Kiss, Weird Terror #8 (Comic Media, Nov 1953)
    Genghis Khan wants the beautiful daughter of an old king - or does he?
  3. Spook Coffin TEXT STORY (6p, William J Maki, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprint of The Black Laugh, Magazine of Horror #8, April 1963
    A man traveling in the African wilderness is told the story of a local landmark called Spook Kopje.
  4. The Mummies (7p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of The Arm of Tatra Magic, Web of Mystery #12 (Ace, Aug 1952)
    While investigating a total eclipse of the sun in Mongolia, a research party is attacked by an undead Mongol horde.
  5. Ghouls Graveyard - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n2
  6. Fear of the Witch - Reprinted from Weird v2n10
  7. Eerie Bones - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v1n11

 

28. Weird v5n5, Oct 1971, 52pp, $0.50

      Cover: Fernando Fernandez

 

  1. Satan's Warlock (10p, Ruben Marchionne)
    Rework of The Slaying of Joshua Sprague, Beware Terror Tales #2 (Fawcett, July 1952)
    When a man travels to a small village to apply for a job as shop teacher, he finds that the place has been deserted for 200 years. Exploring the schoolhouse, he finds a tome titles "Ordinance of the Devil" and when he opens it, he is transported back to colonial times where he inhabits the body of Satan-worshipping schoolmaster.
  2. Believe It or Not TEXT STORY (3p, Larry Eugene Meredith, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson?)
    Reprint of Conjured, Startling Mystery Stories #18, Mar 1971
  3. The Bloody House (7p, Torre Repiso)
    Rework of She Shrieked With Horror, Web of Mystery #24 (Ace, May 1954)
    An investigator arrives at a mansion to find a masquerade party in effect, but when the guests remove their horrible masks, the reveal something even more horrible underneath.
  4. The Premier TEXT STORY (3p, Eddy C. Bertin, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprint of The Ashley Premier, Bizarre Fantasy Tales #2, Mar 1971
  5. Monsters Nightmare - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n3
  6. Man-Beast - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v1n6
  7. Bloody Mary - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v1n11
  8. The Angry Vampire - Reprinted from Weird v4n6

 

            Satan's Warlock, an excellent example of the style of Ruben Marchionne, is also tied for the longest story Eerie ever did at ten pages. Many of these long stories came from the pages of Beware Terror Tales (technically "Beware! Terror Tales").Fawcett was one of the few pre-code publisher that regularly included longer stories, sometimes as long as 12 or 13 pages.

 

29. Weird v5n6, Dec 1971, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover includes art from cover of Horror Tales v2n5

 

  1. The Vampire (7p, Torre Repiso)
    Rework of Name From the Nether World, Web of Mystery #17 (Ace, Feb 1953)
    At a carnival, a couple stops by the tent of a beautiful fortune teller, who asks the man to return to her tent at midnight, where she tells him that she is a vampire - and so is he.
  2. The Corpse (6p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of The Corpse That Wouldn't Hide, Web of Evil #5 (Quality, July 1953)
    A gold-digging husband kills his chemist wife then tries to burn the body.
  3. Evil Cat (6p, Hector Castellon)
    Rework of Day of Reckoning - Out of the Shadows #14 (Standard, Aug 1954)
    A nightclub owner romances a dancer known as Gata the Cat Girl, but when he two-times her, he finds that this cat has claws.
  4. Weird Revenge - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n2
  5. Sacrifice TEXT STORY (5p, Arthur Styron, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprint of The Artist of Tao, Magazine of Horror #36, Apr 1971
  6. Werewolf - Reprint of Little Red Riding Hood and the Werewolf, Weird v1n10 with new splash panel
  7. Monster - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n5
  8. Dying is So Contagious - Reprinted from Weird v2n2

 

With this issue, Weird switches back to horror-themed covers. This issue also brings Eerie's most prolific year to a close. In all, Eerie released 44 issues in 1971, a high water mark for the company.

 

30. Weird v6n1, Feb 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Fernando Fernandez

 

  1. Beyond Evil (10p, Oswal)
    Rework of Return of the Dead, Beware Terror Tales #5 (Fawcett, Jan 1953)
    Against her better judgment, a medium makes contact with a dead mobster.
  2. Death Demon (4p, Oscar Stepancich)
    Rework of The Prophecy, Out of the Shadows #11 (Standard, Jan1954)
    A two-bit hood robs a general store to impress his girlfriend, but she wants nothing to do with him and tells him he is fated to die by water.
  3. The Creature TEXT STORY (5p, R.A. Lafferty, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson?)
    Reprint of The Ultimate Creature, Magazine of Horror #18, Nov 1967
  4. The Thing in a Box (6p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Death on the Earth-Mars Run, Strange Worlds #8 (Avon, Aug 1952)
    A Martian scientist brings a strange ticking box aboard with him on the Earth-Mars run.
  5. It Came From the Grave - Reprint of The Thing From the Grave, Tales From the Tomb v2n3
  6. The Mummy TEXT ARTICLE (3p, Michael Hervey, Illustrations: Carl Burgos)
    Reprint of The Curse of Princess Amen-Ra, Exploring the Unknown #56, Mar 1970
    The story of the cursed mummy that was rumored to be onboard the Titanic.
  7. The Human Monster - Reprinted from Strange Galaxy v1n9
  8. Dearest, Deadest Dummy - Reprinted from Weird v2n6

31. Weird v6n2, Mar 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover includes art from covers of Weird v4n4 and Terror Tales v2n4

  1. Monster Freakout (7p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Revenge, Mysterious Adventures #15 (Story, Aug 1953)
    A pair of arrogant circus acrobats are hated by the sideshow performers to him they are so cruel. When the daughters of four of the performers begin dating the two heels, the rest of the freaks are at a loss, but when the cads kill one of their number, they hit upon a grisly solution.
  2. Demon Goddess (7p, Oscar Novelle)
    Rework of Blood Potion of the Black Cult, Web of Mystery #17 (Ace, Feb 1953)
    An Englishman visiting Calcutta investigates a series of murders said to be the work of the thugees.
  3. The Rack (4p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Torture, Weird Tales of the Future #5 (Gillmor, Jan 1953)
    A torture victim finally escapes his tormentors - or does he?
  4. The Living Dead (6p, Mariana(?) Cerchiara)
    Rework of The Man Who Cheated Death, Web of Evil #7 (Quality, Oct 1953)
    An elderly man kills to get his hands on an elixir of eternal life, but the results aren't as wonderful as he hoped they'd be.
  5. The Skeleton - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n5
  6. The Slimy Corpse - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n5
  7. Witch or Widow - Reprinted from Weird v3n2
  8. Nightmare Island - Reprinted from Weird v2n1

 

March 1972 marks the only time that all six of Eerie's titles came out in the same month. Why this was done, I don't know, but to accomplish this, Eerie published a number of titles in consecutive months. Eerie's titles were all officially bi-monthly and prior to this had staggered their publication dates. This month, they bucked that trend. One effect of this is that Weird, Tales of Voodoo, Terror Tales, and Horror Tales all published seven issues in 1972.

 

32. Weird v6n3, May 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover includes art from cover of ?

  1. The Hungry Vampire (7p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Vengeance Weaves a Tapestry, Web of Mystery #5 (Ace, Oct 1951)
    While searching an ancient Westphalian castle for a lost tapestry, a man cuts himself and the fresh blood awakens a vampire that has been sleeping for centuries.
  2. The Mummy's Revenge (7p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of The Case of the Beckoning Mummy, Web of Mystery #1 (Ace, Feb 1951)
    An archaeologist insists on continuing to explore a pharaoh's tomb, despite warnings from a ghostly mummy.
  3. The Weird Fat Man TEXT STORY (7p, H.G. Wells, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprint of The Truth About Pyecraft, The Strand (Apr 1903)
    The enormously obese Pyecraft tries a secret recipe to lose weight and he does so - but not the way he expected.
  4. Werewolf - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n6
  5. The Thing - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n6
  6. Over Her Dead Body - Reprinted from Witches Tales v1n9
  7. Dimension-Horror - Reprinted from Weird v3n5
  8. The Bloody Ax - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n6

 

33. Weird v6n4, June 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover:: Bill Alexander, includes art from cover of Terror Tales v2n6

  1. The Stone Monsters (7p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Gargoyle's Revenge, Web of Mystery #6 (Ace, Dec 1951)
    A group of town leaders hire a sculptor to create statues for their guild hall, but when he creates a series of grotesque gargoyles, they are  outraged. Outrage turns to terror when the statues come to life.
  2. The Beast (7p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of The Mad Beast of Monaco, Web of Mystery #6 (Ace, Dec 1951)
    An aristocrat visits an aging duchess and forces her to tell him the "secret of the numbers" that allowed her to break the bank at the casino. She tells him, but warns him it will ruin his life - a warning that proves all too true.
  3. The End TEXT STORY (7p, Frank L. Pollack, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson?)
    Reprint of Finis, The Argosy (June 1906)
  4. Restrained (4p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Under Her Thumb, Weird Tales of the Future #5 (Gillmor, Jan 1953)
    A woman gets tired of being under the thumb of her domineering older sister.
  5. The Old Ghoul - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n4
  6. Terror Town- Reprinted from Weird v3n2
  7. Satan's Bride- Reprint of Devil's Bride, Weird v1n10
  8. Money For a Corpse - Reprint of Dollar$ and Doom, Horror Tales v1n7

 

34. Weird v6n5, Aug 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover includes art from cover of Weird v2n8

  1. The Bloody Corpse (5p, Domingo Mandrafina)
    Rework of Vengeful Corpse, Chamber of Chills #15 (Harvey, Jan 1953)
    After a wealthy man dies, his greedy children laugh at his dying request to build him an expensive tomb - but the laughter doesn't last long.
  2. The Mummies (5p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of The Living Mummies, Chamber of Chills #15 (Harvey, Jan 1953)
    A pair of archaeologists stand by while their companion is devoured by ants. They then place his body on an altar in a pyramid, arousing the ire of the mummies entombed therein and bringing them back to life.
  3. From Worlds Beyond TEXT ARTICLE (4p, B. Ann Slate, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprint of The Little Monk, Exploring the Unknown #67, Apr 1971
  4. The Evil Black Cats - Reprinted from Witches Tales v3n2
  5. Devil Ghouls - Reprinted from Weird v4n1
  6. Morgan's Ghost - Reprinted from Witches Tales v3n2
  7. Focus Into Yesterday TEXT ARTICLE (2p, Michael Hervey, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprint of Pictures From the Past, Exploring the Unknown #54, Oct 1969
  8. The Wooden Menace - Reprinted from Terror Tales v3n3
  9. Body Snatcher - Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n2

 

And now Eerie begins reprinting text stories (not that anyone ever reads them).

 

35. Weird v6n6, Oct 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Bill Alexander

  1. Mask of Horror (6p, Ruben Marchionne)
    Rework of Mask of the Murderer, Black Cat Mystery #42 (Harvey, Feb 1953)
    When a research scientist invents an amazing new kind of rubber, his assistant uses it to make a horrible mask he dons to commit murder with plans to eventually kill his boss.
  2. Deadman's Rope (4p, Domingo Mandrafina)
    Rework of The Captain's Return, Chamber of Chills #9 (Harvey, June 1952)
    A ship's crewman uses his rope to strangle anyone who gets in his way.
  3. The Monster (7p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of The Menace That Stalked Brooding Cunliffe, Web of Mystery #5 (Ace, Oct 1951)
    A werewolf stalks the grounds of the Beecham mansion - a family rumored to have practices ancient pagan rites and the black arts.
  4. The Witch's Claws - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n1
  5. The Ogre From Space - Reprinted from Weird Worlds v2n2
  6. Elixir For Demons TEXT STORY - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v4n2
  7. Sawdust Banshee - Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n2
  8. The Weird Dead - Reprinted from Weird v2n9

 

36. Weird v6n7, Dec 1972, 52pp, $0.60

  1. The Skin Crawlers (4p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Curse of the Caterpillars, Witches Tales #5 (Harvey, Sep 1951)
    Two men stay at a small inn, where one of the encounters a race of evil, caterpillar-like creatures.
  2. The Evil Idol (7p, Eugenio Zoppi)
    Rework of The Eight Hands of Ranu, Chamber of Chills #9 (Harvey, June 1952)
    While robbing the house of a collector of African black magic relics, a pair of thieves kill his wife using a sacred sword, which - unknown to them - reveals their identities to the woman's husband who strikes upon an ingenious plan for revenge. He will hire the two to retrieve a jewel from an idol of the 8-armed god Ranu, without giving them the amulet that will protect them from the idol's murderous wrath.
  3. The Dead Live (9p, Torre Repiso)
    Rework of The Man Who Died Twice, Web of Evil #5 (Quality, July 1953)
    After he is framed for murder and electrocuted, a businessman is brought back to life by his wife and her partner-in-crime, a doctor who insists that the man must do their evil bidding if he is to be kept alive.
  4. The Vampire Monster Trap - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n2
  5. The Murder Pool - Reprinted from Weird v2n8
  6. The Silver Demon - Reprinted from Witches Tales v3n3
  7. Night of Terror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n2
  8. Ghoul Without Pockets - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n2

37. Weird v7n1, Feb 1973, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover includes art from cover of Weird v4n3

  1. The Sorceress (10p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of The Spell of the Black Gloves, Witches Tales #5 (Harvey, Sep 1951)
    A wash lady gets no respect, until she finds a pair of magic gloves left to her by her ancestor, a witch of Salem.
  2. From the Grave Below (5p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Cloth of Terror, Witches Tales #10 (Harvey, May 1952)
    A tailor creates living garments that strangle their owners.
  3. The Vampire - Reprinted from Weird v5n6
  4. Sacrifice TEXT STORY - Reprinted from Weird v5n6
  5. Evil Cat - Reprinted from Weird v5n6
  6. Bloody Talus - Reprinted from Witches Tales v3n5
  7. Zombi's Bride - Reprinted from Weird v3n1b

 

 

38. Weird v7n3, Apr 1973, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover includes art from covers of Tales From the Tomb v2n1 and Weird v4n4

  1. The Poison of Evil (7p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Grave on the Green, Black Cat Mystery #33 (Harvey, Feb 1952)
    The 13th green of a golf course is haunted by the ghost of a man who was killed there two years before.
  2. The Geek (5p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Next Attraction, Black Cat Mystery #42 (Harvey, Feb 1953)
    A town blacksmith is captured by a carnival and transformed into a side-show geek.
  3. Deadman's Ring (6p, Oscar Stepancich)
    Rework of Better Off Dead, Witchcraft #3 (Avon, July1952)
    An arrogant boxer rids himself of a woman he's grown tired of by pushing her off a cliff, but she returns from the grave to make sure he doesn't win his next fight.
  4. The Horror Dolls - Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n4
  5. The Tomb - Reprinted from Terror Tales v3n4
  6. The Sea Monsters - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v3n4
  7. The Unknown - Reprinted from Terror Tales v3n4

 

NOTE - Weird v7n2 does not exist.

 

39. Weird v7n4, June 1973, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover includes art from cover of Tales of Voodoo v5n3

  1. The Rotting Ghouls (7p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Graveyard Monsters, Tomb of Terror #4 (Harvey, Sep 1952)
    A misshapen man undergoes plastic surgery, only to come out looking worth than before. Scorned by the community, he finds work as an undertaker, where he begins seeking revenge on those who wronged him.
  2. Jaws of Terror (5p, Enrique Cristobal)
    Rework of Pest Control, Black Cat Mystery #48 (Harvey, Feb 1954)
    An ambitious wife is embarrassed by her husband's job as an exterminator.
  3. A Weird Twist of Fate (5p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Big Fight, Chamber of Chills #17 (Harvey, May 1953)
    A down-and-out boxer participates in a bout of fate.
  4. Satan, the Demon - Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n1
  5. The Witch Doctor - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n1
  6. Horror Club - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n1
  7. Death to the Witch - Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n1
  8. The Living Horrorscope - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n1

 

40. Weird v7n5, Aug 1973, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover includes art from cover of Horror Tales v2n5

  1. A Head Full of Snakes (6p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of Head of the Medusa, Tomb of Terror #5 (Harvey, Oct 1952)
    A group of explorers unleash the medusa from a temple in the lost city of Illium.
  2. The Metal Horror (6p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Vision in Bronze, Tomb of Terror #8  (Harvey, Mar 1953)
    An antique dealer kills a rival by locking him in a strange looking suit of armor, but not before the rival curses him with his dying breath.
  3. The Blind Terror (6p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of The Eyeless Ones, Tomb of Terror #7 (Harvey, Jan 1953)
    A crew exploring an unknown planet encounter underground tunnels swarming with eyeless humanoids.
  4. The Vampire Lives - Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n5
  5. The Curse of the Dead - Reprint of The Curse of the Dead Witch, Horror Tales v3n5
  6. Witches Revenge - Reprinted from Weird v4n2
  7. The Weird House - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v3n5

 

41. Weird v7n6, Oct 1973, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Oscar Novelle. Includes art from cover of Horror Tales v6n2

  1. The Fleshrippers (6p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of The Spider Man, Chamber of Chills #14 (Harvey, Nov 1952)
    A mad professor creates a serum from spider blood that turns people into half-human, half-spider monstrosities.
  2. Drowned in Sand (6p, Domingo Mandrafina, script: Howard Nostrand?)
    Rework of The Search, Tomb of Terror #8 (Harvey, Mar 1953)
    An inmate undergoing an emergency operate must find his lost soul.
  3. The Crusher (5p, Alberto Macagno, script: Howard Nostrand)
    Rework of The Man Germ, Chamber of Chills #13 (Harvey, Oct 1952)
    An explorer investigating a giant statue finds out its actually a living body, and he is trapped inside.
  4. The Hungry Ghoul - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n4
  5. Black Death - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n6
  6. The Monster - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n1
  7. The Horror On Radar - Reprinted from Weird Worlds v2n4
  8. Planetoid Monsters - Reprinted from Strange Galaxy v1n10

 

42. Weird v7n7, Dec 1973, 52pp, $0.60
     Cover: Behan

  1. Swamp Creature (5p, Domingo Mandrafina)
    Rework of The Swamp Monster, Chamber of Chills #12 (Harvey, Aug 1952)
    A pair of greedy businessmen are determined to dig for oil in an area of the Amazon known as the Black Swamp, ignoring warnings that a terrible monster lives there.
  2. Satan's Mad Dog (5p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Devil's Due, Chamber of Chills #10 (Harvey, July 1952)
    When an entrepreneur is forced out on the street by his ruthless partners, he strikes a deal with the devil to get revenge.
  3. Snakepit (7p, Leandro Sesarego)
    Rework of Hissing Horror, Fantastic Fears #4 (Ajax, Nov 1953)
    [See Hissing Horror, Weird v3n1b]
  4. Silent Horror - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v4n1
  5. Blood-Bath - Reprint of Satan's Blood Bath, Tales From the Tomb v4n1
  6. Skin Rippers (6p, Nestor Olivera)
    Rework of Terror Below, Haunted Thrills #12 (Ajax, Nov 1953)
    [See Terror Below, Weird v3n1a]
  7. Terror Asteroid - Reprinted from Strange Galaxy v1n11
  8. The Witch's Horror - Reprinted from Witches Tales v4n3

 

43. Weird v8n1, Feb 1974, 52pp, $0.60
     Cover includes art from covers of Witches Tales v4n1 and Tales of Voodoo v1n11

  1. A Storm of Blood (8p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Blood in the Sky, Haunted Thrills #11 (Ajax, Sep 1953)
    [See Blood in the Sky, Weird v3n2]
  2. Shadow of Evil (7p, Ruben Marchionne)
    Rework of My Sinister Double, Web of Mystery #24 (Ace, May 1954)
    A convict creates a shadowy double of himself that kills his enemies while he remains in his cell.
  3. The Thing With the Empty Skull (8p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Skulls of Doom, Voodoo #12 (Ajax, Dec 1953)
    [See Skulls of Doom, Weird v4n5]
  4. The Hands of the Dead (7p, Enrique Cristobal)
    Rework of Hands of Terror, Haunted Thrills #5 (Ajax, Jan 1953)
    [See Hands of Terror, Weird v2n6]
  5. The Invaders - Reprinted from Weird Worlds v2n4
  6. Dimension-Horror - Reprinted from Weird v3n5
  7. The Burning Corpse - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n3

 

44. Weird v8n2, Apr 1974, 52pp, $0.60
     Cover includes art from cover of Horror Tales v4n2

  1. Eye of Evil (8p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Monster in the Building, Strange Fantasy #14 (Ajax, Oct-Nov 1954)
    [See A Hole in the Sky, Weird v2n10]
  2. Scream in Terror (6p, Enrique Cristobal)
    Rework of Crawling Death, Haunted Thrills #6 (Ajax, Feb 1953)
    [See Crawling Death, Tales of Voodoo v1n11]
  3. Deadman's Dream (7p, Nestor Olivera)
    Rework of Two On the Aisle of Death, Haunted Thrills #7 (Ajax, Mar 1953)
    [See Two On the Aisle of Death, Terror Tales v2n3]
  4. The Rotting Coffin (6p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of If I Should Die, Haunted Thrills #18 (Ajax, Nov-Dec 1954)
    [See If I Should Die, Weird v2n8]
  5. The Mummy's Revenge - Reprinted from Weird v6n3
  6. The Thing TEXT STORY - Reprinted from Terror Tales v4n2
  7. The Bloody Ax - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n6

 

 

45. Weird v8n3, June 1974, 52pp, $0.75
      Cover: Luke?

  1. The Fanged Monster (7p, Enrique Cristobal)
    Rework of Fanged Terror, Haunted Thrills #18 (Ajax, Nov-Dec 1954)
    [See Fanged Terror, Weird v1n12]
  2. The Supernatural (10p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of The Holland Haunt, Adventures Into the Unknown #26, American Comics Group, Dec 1951)
    A college student is called home to visit a rich uncle, but when he arrives he finds that his uncle is dead and two scheming relatives are trying to get their hands on his property.
  3. Shock! (6p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of White Heat, Black Cat Mystery #50 (Harvey, June 1954)
    In order to raise money for his wife's operation, a man agrees to steal a radioactive substance.
  4. He Rose From the Grave - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v4n2
  5. The Mummy TEXT ARTICLE - Reprinted from Weird v6n1
  6. Satan's Demon - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n5
  7. The Beast - Reprinted from Weird v6n4

 

46. Weird v8n4a, Aug 1974, 52pp, $0.75
      Cover includes art from cover of Tales of Voodoo v5n3

  1. A Tomb of Horror (5p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of A Safari of Death, Chamber of Chills #8 (Harvey, May 1952)
    After a trio of soldiers of fortune kill a woman who learns of the treasure map they possess, she curses them to die one by one in the deserts of Egypt.
  2. Monster Maker (4p, Fernand)
    Rework of Formula For Death, Chamber of Chills #8 (Harvey, May 1952)
    A scientists discovers a way to bring the dead back to life - but only as vicious monsters.
  3. The Deadman's Ship (6p, Enrique Cristobal)
    Rework of The Flying Dutchman, Black Magic #29 [v4n5] (Prize, Mar 1954)
    Two survivors from a World War I tanker torpedoed by the Germans are rescued by a phantom sailing ship.
  4. The Dead Live (7p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Buried Alive, Black Magic #28 [v4n4] (Prize, Jan 1954)
    A man visits an old college friend and his sister whose family members have a history of being buried alive.
  5. The Water Demon - Reprinted from Terror Tales v4n7
  6. Grotesque - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n5
  7. This Tomb is Ours TEXT STORY - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v3n3
  8. The Thing in the Ring - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n7

 

47. Weird v8n4b, Oct 1974, 52pp, $0.75
      Cover reprinted from Weird v6n4

  1. The Evil Black Cats - Reprinted from Witches Tales v3n2
  2. Blood Bath - Reprinted from Weird v3n5
  3. The Wooden Menace - Reprinted from Terror Tales v3n3
  4. The Ogre From Space - Reprinted from Weird Worlds v2n2
  5. The Metal Replacements - Reprinted from Weird Worlds v2n3
  6. The Monster From Dimension X - Reprinted from Strange Galaxy v1n9
  7. Reincarnation - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n1

 

48. Weird v9n1, Jan 1975, 52pp, $0.75
     Cover reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n6

  1. Coils of Terror (9p, Enrique Cristobal)
    Rework of The Big Snake, Tales of Horror #3 (Toby, Nov 1952)
    New York is invaded by a giant snake.
  2. The Blind Monsters (7p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of The Eyeless Ones, Tomb of Terror #7 (Harvey, May 1953)
    A team of explorers arrives on a planet populated only by subterranean mole-like creatures.
  3. A Thing With Fangs (8p, Romero [Torre Repiso/Oscar Novelle])
    Rework of Dinky, Tales of Horror #7 (Toby, Oct 1953)
    A crippled ex-boxer dons a werewolf costume to try to frighten his enemies.
  4. A Gruesome Shock (6p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of What D'You Know Joe, Tomb of Terror #13 (Harvey, Jan 1954)
    A lab assistant falls in love with his boss's daughter, but she doesn't return the favor.
  5. Satan's Dead Demons - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n7
  6. The Old Ghoul - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n4
  7. The Blood-Dripping Head - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n6

 

49. Weird v9n2, June 1976, 68pp, $1.25
     Cover reprinted from part of cover of Weird v6n1 and blown up

  1. Monster - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n4
  2. The Fleshless Corpse - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n5
  3. I Chopped Her Head Off - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n1
  4. In the Slime Below - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n5
  5. Seat of Doom - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n3
  6. The Devil's Girl - Reprint of The Devil's Witch, Horror Tales v4n7
  7. The Open Grave - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n2
  8. The Living Dead - Reprinted from Horror Tales v6n3
  9. Graveyard - Reprinted from Terror Tales v4n5
  10. Creatures of Stonehenge - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v4n6
  11. The Zombies - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v3n6

 

50. Weird v9n3, Sep 1976, 68pp, $1.25
     Cover reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n7

  1. Witches Revenge - Reprinted from  Weird v4n2
  2. Fangs of Terror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v6n2
  3. Satan's Stone - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n2
  4. The Blood-Dripping Head - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n6
  5. House of Monsters - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n1
  6. Pit of Evil - Reprint of Satan's Pit of Evil, Witches Tales v5n1
  7. Drowned in Sand  - Reprinted from Weird v7n6
  8. Mask of Horror - Reprinted from Weird v6n6
  9. The Deadly Corpse - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n2
  10. The Hungry Ghoul - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n4

 

51. Weird v9n4, Dec 1976, 68pp, $1.25
      Cover reprinted from Horror Tales v5n1

  1. Satan's Curse - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n6
  2. The Stone Monsters - Reprinted from Weird v6n4
  3. Monster in Cloth - Reprinted from Horror Tales v5n5b
  4. Evil Cat - Reprinted from Weird v5n6
  5. Deadman's Hand - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n2
  6. The Vampire Lives - Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n5
  7. Lighthouse of Horror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v5n5
  8. The Witch Doctor - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n1
  9. Ghoul's Mansion - Reprinted from Horror Tales v5n2
  10. Swamp Creature - Reprinted from Weird v7n7
  11. The Spirit of Evil - Reprinted from Horror Tales v6n4

 

52. Weird v10n1, Mar 1977, 68pp, $1.25
      Cover reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v7n6 and reversed

  1. Swamp Monsters - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n2
  2. The Hairy Beast - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n2
  3. Morgan's Ghost - Reprinted from Witches Tales v3n2
  4. Head of Horror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v5n5
  5. Haunt - Reprinted from Witches Tales v4n6
  6. Demons and Skeletons - Reprinted from Horror Tales v6n2
  7. The Hanged - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v6n2
  8. The Tomb of Terror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v6n3

 

53. Weird v10n2, June 1977, 68pp, $1.25
     Cover: Xavier Villanova. Reprinted from Terror Tales v6n6.

  1. Jeb's Bloody Ghost - Reprinted from Witches Tales v3n6
  2. The Demon is a Hag - Reprinted from Witches Tales v5n3
  3. The Witch's House is Haunted - Reprinted from Weird v4n1
  4. The Thing That Screamed - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n6
  5. Horror Without a Head - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n5
  6. [When They Meet the] Vampire - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n1
  7. Bagpipes From Hell - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n5
  8. The Coffin - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v6n4
  9. Monster Maker - Reprinted from Weird v8n4a
  10. The Demon - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v6n4
  11. Twice Dead - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n3

 

54. Weird v10n3, Dec 1977, 68pp, $1.50
      Cover: Oscar Novelle. Reprinted from Weird v7n6

  1. Cave of Vampires - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n4
  2. The Open Grave - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n2
  3. House of Monsters - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n1
  4. Evil Cat - Reprinted from Weird v5n6
  5. Tombstone For a Ghoul - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n3
  6. Satan's Stone - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n2
  7. The Blood Cult - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n4
  8. The Man Who Didn't Believe - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n1
  9. The Bloody Monster - Reprinted from Terror Tales v3n1
  10. The Thing - Reprint of Monster, Terror Tales v5n2
  11. Untitled odd facts feature (1p) - Reprinted from Weird v2n1 IFC

 

55. Weird v11n1, Mar 1978, 68pp, $1.50
      Cover reprinted from Horror Tales v7n1.

 

  1. Dead Witch - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n4
  2. Never Curse a Corpse - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n3
  3. The Blind Monsters - Reprinted from Weird v9n1
  4. Coils of Terror - Reprinted from Weird v9n1
  5. Satan's Dead Demons - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n7
  6. Werewolf - Reprinted from Weird v4n4
  7. The Ghoul - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v4n1
  8. This Cat is Evil - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v4n3
  9. Monster Town - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v3n4

 

56. Weird v11n2, June 1978, 68pp, $1.50

  1. The Invaders - Reprinted from Weird Worlds v2n4
  2. Who Are You? - Reprint of The Ogre From Space, Weird v2n2
  3. Terror Asteroid - Reprinted from Strange Galaxy v1n11
  4. The Monster - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n1
  5. The Horror On Radar - Reprinted from Weird Worlds v2n4
  6. The Man in the Heavy Metal Suit - Reprint of The Metal Horror, Weird v7n5
  7. The Blind Terror - Reprinted from Weird v7n5
  8. The Creatures - Reprinted from Tales From the Tombv2n5
  9. Dimension-Horror - Reprinted from Weird v3n5
  10. Bloody Talus- Reprinted from Witches Tales v3n5
  11. Ghosts That Walk Forever - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v6n6
  12. Inside Back Cover - Reprints art from cover from Witches Tales v2n4

 

With this issue, the familiar "Told in new chilling picto-fiction" tag line disappears from the cover, replaced in this issue with "Space Encounters" The issue also featured a sci-fi themed cover and a number of sci-fi stories. Probably Eerie's attempt to cash in on the success of Star Wars, The cover appears to be the only cover from the post-1975 period that wasn't a reprint.

 

57. Weird v11n3, Sep 1978, 68pp, $1.50
     Cover: Oscar Novelle? Reprinted from Witches Tales v5n4

  1. Inside Front Cover - Reprints art from cover of Horror Tales v7n1
  2. The Sewer Werewolves - Reprinted from Weird v4n1
  3. Death Trap - Reprinted from Weird v4n1
  4. The Twisted Brain - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v4n3
  5. The Dead Demons - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n2
  6. Devil's Plague - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n3
  7. The Slimy Mummy - Reprinted from Weird v3n5
  8. The Swamp-Witch - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n4
  9. Vampire Flower - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n4
  10. The Devil's Looking Glass - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v3n4
  11. Stay Out of My Grave - Reprinted from Witches Tales v4n6

 

The sci-fi theme is gone and the new cover tag reads "Startling 'N Shocking Tales."

 

58. Weird v11n4, Dec 1978, 68pp, $1.50
      Cover reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n5

  1. Inside Front Cover - Reprints art from cover of Witches Tales v5n5
  2. Beyond the Grave - Reprinted from Terror Tales v7n1
  3. Give Me Back My Brain - Reprinted from Terror Tales v6n4
  4. The Flesh Eaters - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n5
  5. Vampires Plague - Reprinted from Terror Tales v7n1
  6. Deaths Path - Reprinted from Terror Tales v7n1
  7. Never Kill a Corpse - Reprinted from Terror Tales v6n6
  8. Tear Him Apart - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v6n5
  9. Vampire - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v7n6
  10. The Frozen Colossus - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v6n6

 

59. Weird v12n1, Feb 1979, 68pp, $1.75
      Cover reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v4n4

  1. Inside Front Cover - Reprints art from cover of Tales From the Tomb v5n3
  2. Lighthouse of Horror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v5n5
  3. The Witch Doctor - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n1
  4. Deadman's Hand - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n2
  5. The Vampire Lives- Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n5
  6. Ghoul's Mansion - Reprinted from Horror Tales v5n2
  7. Swamp Creature - Reprinted from Weird v7n7
  8. Witches Revenge - Reprinted from Weird v4n2
  9. Fangs of Terror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v6n2
  10. Satan's Stone - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n2
  11. [When They Meet the] Vampire - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n1
  12. Twice Dead - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n3
  13. Weird Facts FEATURE (1p) - Reprinted from Weird v1n11 IFC
  14. Facts For Ghouls FEATURE (1p) - Reprinted from Weird v2n10 IFC

 

60. Weird v12n2, June 1979, 68pp, $1.75
      Cover reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n6

  1. Inside Front Cover - Reprints art from cover of Witches Tales v6n1
  2. Stage of Horror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v5n1
  3. The Supernatural - Reprinted from Weird v8n3
  4. The Thing - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n6
  5. A Tomb of Ice - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v6n3
  6. Dead Witch - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n4
  7. The Blackness of Evil - Reprinted from Weird v3n5
  8. House of Blood - Reprinted from Terror Tales v6n4
  9. The Creatures - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v7n1
  10. Superstitions FEATURE (1p) - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v7n1
  11. Tomb of Ogres - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v6n3
  12. Tear Him Apart - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v6n5
  13. Inside Back Cover - Reprints art from cover of Terror Tales v4n5
  14. Back Cover - Reprints art from cover of Weird v6n2

 

61. Weird v12n3, Sep 1979, 68pp, $1.75
      Cover reprinted from Weird v8n2

  1. Inside Front Cover - Reprints art from cover of Tales of Voodoo v5n1
  2. Horror With 4 Legs - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v7n2
  3. The Thing Out There - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v7n4
  4. The Dead Demons - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n2
  5. The Beast in the Cellar - Reprint of The Thing in the Cellar, Horror Tales v1n9
  6. The Weird Corpse - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v7n5
  7. The Monsters - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v7n6
  8. Bloody Ten Fingers - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v7n5
  9. The Corpse - Reprint of Satan's Corpse, Horror Tales v4n1
  10. Pool of Evil - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v7n1
  11. Horror On the Moor - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v7n4
  12. Inside Back Cover - Reprints art from cover of Tales From the Tomb v5n6
  13. Evil Oddities FEATURE (1p) - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n3

 

62. Weird v12n4, Dec 1979, 68pp, $1.75
      Cover reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v7n4

  1. Inside Front Cover - Reprints art from cover of Weird v8n1
  2. The Evil One - Reprinted from Horror Tales v5n4
  3. The Monster - Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n6
  4. The Deadly Corpse - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n2
  5. The Tomb of Hate - Reprinted from Horror Tales v6n1
  6. The Spooks - Reprinted from Horror Tales v6n1
  7. Monster in Cloth - Reprinted from Horror Tales v5n5b
  8. The Ogres - Reprinted from Horror Tales v5n5b
  9. Seat of Doom - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n3
  10. Graveyard - Reprinted from Terror Tales v4n5
  11. Lottery of Horror - Reprinted from Horror Tales v5n5a
  12. The Winged Monster - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n6
  13. Inside Back Cover - Reprints art from cover of Terror Tales v5n4
  14. Back Cover - Reprints art from cover of Terror Tales v5n3

 

63. Weird v13n2, Mar 1980, 60pp, $1.95

     Cover reprinted from Horror Tales v5n6

 

  1. The Bloody Thing - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n3
  2. Seat of Doom - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n3
  3. The Mud Creatures - Reprinted from Witches Tales v5n4
  4. The Conjurer - Reprinted from Witches Tales v3n6
  5. The Ghoul - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v6n1
  6. Monster - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n4
  7. Chop Their Heads Off - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v6n1
  8. Deadman's Hand - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n2
  9. Horror in Wood - Reprinted from Witches Tales v5n5
  10. The Devil's Looking Glass - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v3n4

 

64. Weird v13n3a, June 1980, 60pp, $1.95
     Cover reprinted from Weird v6n6.

 

  1. The Hairy Beast - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n2
  2. Bagpipes From Hell - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n5
  3. Swamp Monsters - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n2
  4. Horror Without a Head - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n5
  5. Monster Maker - Reprinted from Weird v8n4a
  6. Twice Dead - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n3
  7. The Witch's House is Haunted - Reprinted from Weird v4n1
  8. The Tomb of Terror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v6n3

 

65. Weird v13n3b, Sep 1980, 60pp, $1.95

      Cover reprinted from Horror Tales v7n1.

 

  1. Satan's Bloody Pearls - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v6n6
  2. Claws of Horror - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v6n6
  3. Beyond Evil - Reprinted from Weird v6n1
  4. Werewolf - Reprinted from Weird v4n4
  5. Pit of Evil -  Reprint of Satan's Pit of Evil, Witches Tales v5n1
  6. The Invaders - Reprinted from Weird Worlds v2n4
  7. The Bloody Head - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n3
  8. Terror Asteroid - Reprinted from Strange Galaxy v1n11
  9. Ghosts That Walk Forever - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v6n6

 

66. Weird v14n2, July 1981, 60pp, $2.50
     Cover reprinted from Weird v8n1.

 

  1. The Ghoul - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v6n1
  2. Monster - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n4
  3. The Bloody Thing - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n3
  4. The Rack - Reprinted from Weird v6n2
  5. The Corpse - Reprint of Satan's Corpse, Horror Tales v4n1
  6. The House That Dripped Blood - Reprint of House of Blood, Terror Tales v6n4
  7. The Heads of Terror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n1
  8. Horror With Fangs - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v7n6
  9. The Mummies - Reprinted from Weird v6n5
  10. In the Slime Below - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n5

 

NOTE: Weird v14n1 does not exist

 

67. Weird v14n3, Nov 1981, 60pp, $2.50

      Cover Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n3.

 

  1. House of Blood - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n1
  2. Signed in Blood - Reprinted from Horror Tales v7n1
  3. Devil's Plague - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n3
  4. The Blind Monsters - Reprinted from Weird v9n1
  5. The Ghoul - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v4n1
  6. The Corpse - Reprint of Satan's Corpse, Horror Tales v4n1
  7. Tunnel Crawlers - Reprint of Evil Monsters, Terror Tales v2n4
  8. Monster - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n3
  9. The Dead Live - Reprinted from Weird v8n4a

Tales From the Crypt

 

1. Tales From the Crypt v1n10, July1968, 52pp, $0.35

     Cover: Carl Burgos

 

  1. Untitled feature on odd facts (1p, Carl Burgos, inside front cover)
  2. A Skeleton in the Closet (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #7 (Ajax, Aug 1953)
    After he develops a formula to restore life, a scientist is murdered by his scheming partner.
  3. Experiment in Terror (7p, Iger Shop/additions by Carl Burgos)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #13 (Ajax, Jan 1954)
    A scientist conducts a sadistic experiment to discover which is stronger - love or hunger.
  4. Blood and Old Bones (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #9 (Ajax, June 1953)
    A greedy housewife persuades a bank robber to murder her husband but the pair didn't take account of the husband's ravenous dogs and their "very special diet".
  5. Forever Dead (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #17 (Ajax,Sep-Oct 1954)
    When a voodoo master offers to restore a doctor's wife to life for $1,000 it seems too good to be true, but when his bride returns, he finds out that it isn't such a bargain after all.
  6. Thief of Souls (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #4 (Ajax, Nov 1952)
    A greedy king sacrifices his own wife so a magician can make him a beautiful ruby from her  soul.
  7. The Beautiful and the Dumb (5p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Journey #2 (Ajax, Nov 1957). Code-approved version of Fate Has a Thousand Faces, Strange Fantasy #2 (Ajax, Oct 1952)
    A Frenchman falls in love with a female ventriloquist - until he discovers her horrible secret.
  8. Horror Harbor (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #8 (Ajax, Apr 1953)
    While staying at a cliffside house on the Cornish shore, a couple encounters a crazy woman living in an offshore shipwreck.

            As you can imagine, Eerie reportedly got in legal hot water over the title of this magazine and changed it to Tales of Voodoo with the next issue. The cover welcomes readers to the "old crone's crypt" and an unnamed horror host (presumably said old crone) introduces the issue on the inside front cover.  In terms of content, Experiment In Terror is the clear standout here to me. In this delightfully wicked tale, a misshapen gnome of a scientist is convinced that the will to survive is stronger than love. He finds a young couple in need of money and gets them to agree to his twisted plan. He will lock them in a cage and starve them until one of them admits that hunger is stronger than love. The couple is determined to prove the professor wrong (plus, they really need that money) and the professor THINKS he gets the last laugh when they prove him right by turning into rapacious animals. Until, that is, he gets stuck in the bars of their cage and the pair chews his legs off. Sick? Yep. Wonderful? You betcha.


Tales of Voodoo

 

1. Tales of Voodoo v1n11, Nov 1968, 52pp, $0.35
    Cover: Carl Burgos

 

  1. Untitled odd facts feature (1p, Carl Burgos, inside front cover)
  2. Eerie Bones (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #4 (Ajax, Dec 1952)
    The bones of a giant unearthed in the jungles of Burma come to like to wreak havoc.
  3. Druid's Castle (7p, Iger Shop/additions by Carl Burgos)
    Reprinted from Fantastic Fears #3 (Ajax, Sep 1953)
    The ghosts of ancient Druids return to the English countryside to kill.
  4. Bloody Mary (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #10 (Ajax, Feb-Mar 1954)
    Sister seems to be the perfect little girl - but they don't call her the devil's child for nothing
  5. Crawling Death (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #6 (Ajax, Feb 1953)
    An army of ravenous rats take over a ship.
  6. The King of Hades (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #11 (Ajax, Oct 1953)
    A murdered gangster goes to hell and takes over the place.
  7. Crack-Up (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Fantastic #10 (Ajax, Nov-Dec 1954). Originally printed in Horrific #1 (Comic Media, Sep 1952) as The Refugee From a Locked Coffin.
    A murder victim returns to life seeking vengeance - complete with a bullet hole in his head.
  8. Your Coffin is Waiting, Sir (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Fantastic Fears #6 (Ajax, Apr 1954)
    An undertaker begins stalking the man he blames for his daughter's death.

 

            For whatever reason, the first two issues of Tales of Voodoo include no masthead listing company personnel. As with its predecessor, Tales From the Crypt, one story in this issue stands out for me - Bloody Mary, a Bad Seed tale in which a seemingly sweet little girl literally gets away with murder

 

2. Tales of Voodoo v2n1, Feb1969, 52pp, $0.35
    Cover: Carl Burgos

 

  1. Untitled odd facts feature (1p, Carl Burgos, inside front cover)
  2. Death Strikes Four (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #8 (Oct 1953)
    On his death bed, a man makes his grandson promise to travel to a nearby town and kill the clock.
  3. Dragon Egg (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Fantastic Fears #7 (Ajax, May-June 1954)
    An expedition digs up an ancient egg that they take to a museum, where it hatches to reveal a half-human, half-reptilian creature that escapes into the city.
  4. Congo Terror (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #3 (Ajax, Sep 1952)
    A pilot is hired to fly a female detective into the jungle to track down an embezzler.
  5. The Vanishing Dead (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprint of Vanishing Cadavers, Voodoo #10 (Ajax, July 1953)
    A grave robber vows revenge after being mistreated by the doctor who buys his grisly wares.
  6. Mask of the Monster (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #10 (Ajax, Aug 1953)
    After he is fired and his wife dies, a horror comic writer pens a story in which his editor is killed by a horned monster.
  7. Cadaver's Revenge (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #5 (Ajax, Apr 1953)
    A shoe company employee visits a cemetery to spit on the grave of the company's recently deceased former owner, but finds out the hard way that one should never curse a corpse
  8. Hair Yee-eeee (6p, Steve Ditko and ?, script: Bruce Hamilton)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #9 (Ajax, Dec 1953)
    A young man's body is taken over by his living, ravenous hair.

 

            A pretty solid issue. I enjoyed most every story with the exception of Congo Terror. Mask of the Monster is an interesting story in that the comic book editor in the story is female and Ajax/Farrell had one of the few female editors in the business - Ruth Roche (who'd also worked at Superior and Gilberton, on issues from which Ajax/Farrell reprinted material). Whether or not the writer in the story is modeled after an Ajax writer is unknown. My favorite of the lot, however, is the wonderfully bizarre (some would say downright silly) Hair Yee-eeee. The script by Bruce Hamilton (who also wrote Stretching Things) tells the story of Pat, who finally decides to get his long hair cut after the other kids begin calling him a sissy. As soon as the barber makes the first cut, however, Pat lets out a scream of pain and realizes his hair is alive. As he matures to young adulthood, he sprouts hair all over his body, putting a damper on his love life (one date cuts things off abruptly saying, perhaps unaware of the connotation, that she doesn't want to "…hold hands with a boy who has hair on his palms.") As Pat's hair grows, so does his appetite, but no matter how much he eats, he LOSES weight (his hair is feeding on him, you see). Disgusted, he heads to the mountains to live as a hermit, shedding his clothing and turning into a giant furball. His exile doesn't last long, as he returns to civilization to slake his thirst for human flesh. He goes on a murderous rampage until police chase him (it?) into a warehouse where they douse it with hair remover (!!!) reducing him to a pile of dandruff. Steve Ditko drew some of the panels for the story (a classmate from the Cartoonists and Illustrators School may have done some of the rest).

 

3. Tales of Voodoo v2n2, May 1969, 52pp, $0.35
    Cover: Chic Stone

 

  1. Hammer of Evil (5p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #16 (Ajax, June 1954)
    While testing an atomic bomb, a scientist finds a cave woman frozen in a block of ice. When he brings her back to life, she goes on a murderous rampage.
  2. Demon's Doom (7p, Ken Battlefield?)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #14 (Ajax, Oct-Nov 1954)
    A sadistic hangman has waited 20 years for the chance to hang a woman. When he hears rumors that she might receive a last minute stay of execution, he decides to take manners into his own hands to make sure it doesn't happen.
  3. Chant of the Dead (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #2 (Ajax, Oct 1952). Originally printed in Ellery Queen #1 (Superior, May 1949) as Rest(less) In Peace
    A detective investigates the case of a socialite murdered with a barbecue fork, supposedly by a ghost.
  4. One Very Wide Coffin (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #10 (Ajax, Feb-Mar 1954)
    A man decides to use a booby trap to rid himself of his overweight wife.
  5. Skeletons Have Secrets (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #1 (Ajax, June 1952). Originally printed in Ellery Queen #2 (Superior, July 1949) as Terror Tide
    A reporter investigates a series of strange deaths at an island manor said to be caused by demons from the sea.
  6. Drums of Doom (7p, Matt Baker)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #4 (Ajax, Nov 1952). Originally printed in South Seas Comics.
    Adana the jungle girl travels to an island to try to steal a magic drum called the drum of life.
  7. Witch's Brand (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #5 (Ajax, Apr 1953)
    A woman becomes a witch after wearing a locket that she inherited from an ancestor killed for witchcraft three centuries before.

 

            Hammer of Evil is a solid story, and one that bears more than a passing resemblance Warren's Bruce Jones/Berni Wrightson classic Jenifer. The story also contains a hint of misogyny. In one scene, the scientists punishes the cave woman he has revived for killing and eating his dog only to have her fall to his feet in worship ("She expects to be beaten! She LIKES it!" he marvels). When he begins to pull her around by the hair, she is in ecstasy. In another story in the issue, One Very Wide Coffin, a man gets sick of his lazy, overweight, domineering wife and decides to kill her. Such subtle sexism was a frequent theme of pre-code horror where wives were depicted as shrewish nags who always got their comeuppance in the end.

 

4. Tales of Voodoo v2n3, July 1969, 52pp, $0.35
    Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. The Blood Blossom - Reprinted from Weird v1n12
  2. Nightmare Island - Reprinted from Weird v2n1
  3. Locked in Time (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Midnight #3 (Ajax, Sep 1957), Code-approved version of Fog Was My Shroud, Voodoo #16 (Ajax, Aug 1954)
    A water worker emerges from underground to find a world devastated by an atomic bomb, leaving zombie-like survivors.
  4. The Bloody Ax (7p, Matt Baker?)
    Reprint of The Bloody Blade, Voodoo #19 (Ajax, Jan-Feb 1955)
    Alani the jungle princess saves Roger from an island prison camp.
  5. The Haunted Hero (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Midnight #3 (Ajax, Sep 1957), Code-approved version of Terror Under Glass, Fantastic Fears #8 (Ajax, July-Aug 1954)
    A prison camp survivor visits a psychiatrist to determine the cause of the nightmares he's been having
  6. Black Death - Reprinted from Weird v1n12
  7. The Witch's Curse (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #1 (Ajax, June 1952)
    A 17th-century witch is freed from her grave by a Nazi bomb and begins to fulfill her curse.
  8. The Ghostly Guillotine - Reprinted from Weird v2n4

 

            After a promising start, things begin going downhill. As was often the case when Eerie printed stories from Ajax/Farrells post-code titles, the version of Locked in Time here has been altered from the version that appeared in Midnight (adding bats, ghostly figures etc) but it is not the pre-code version. It is more like a version halfway between the pre-code version and the code-approved version.

 

5. Tales of Voodoo v2n4, Sep 1969, 52pp, $0.35
    Cover: Bill Alexander

  1. The Dead Went Marching By - Reprint of Trumpet of Doom, Weird v1n10
  2. Murder on the Moor - Reprinted from Weird v1n11
  3. Coward's Curse - Reprinted from Weird v1n10
  4. Doomed - Reprinted from Weird v1n10
  5. When the Sea Goes Dry -  Reprinted from Weird v2n3
  6. The Terror of Akbar - Reprinted from Weird v1n10
  7. Corpses of the Jury - Reprinted from Weird v2n1

 

            The decline reaches a nadir with a first for Eerie - an issue consisting entirely of material that had already been printed in earlier issues (though they did retitle the first story - a practice that would become rampant in later issues). Another question is why they began reprinting material when there were still a number of Ajax stories they hadn't gotten to yet. Perhaps they lacked the original art for those stories.

 

6. Tales of Voodoo v3n1, Jan 1970, 52pp, $0.35
    Cover: Bill Alexander

  1. Signed in Blood (5p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of The Pact, Witches Tales #19 (Harvey, June 1953)
    A 90-year-old scientist sells his soul to the devil to be young again for a year and a day.
  2. Voodoo Terror (7p, Chic Stone)
    Original?
    A witch uses a voodoo doll to exact grisly revenge on the man who stole his invention.
  3. Witch's Horror - Reprinted from Weird v3n1a
  4. Grave Rehearsal - Reprinted from Weird v3n1a
  5. Terror Below - Reprinted from Weird v3n1a
  6. Demon Fiddler - Reprinted from Weird v2n4
  7. The Beautiful and the Dumb - Reprinted from Tales From the Crypt v1n10
  8. House of Shock (8p, Carl Burgos)
    Rework of Murder Mansion, Witches Tales #6 (Harvey, Nov 1951)
    A honeymooning couple spend the night in a haunted mansion, where the wife is transformed into a murderous witch.

 

            For reasons unknown, Tales of Voodoo seems to have undergone a four-month gap between this issue and the last with the expected November 1969 issue not appearing. Only three new stories here but one of them is a doozy. Chic Stone's unbelievable Voodoo Terror. Blood Bath is more well known and The Slimy Mummy drew praise from Stephen Sennitt but, for my money, this is Stone's best - a story unsurpassed in sheer brutality and gore. The splash panel has to be seen to be believed.

 

7. Tales of Voodoo v3n2, Mar 1970, 52pp, $0.50
    Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. The Slimy Snakeman (7p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of The Snake Man, Chamber of Chills #2 [#22] (Harvey, Aug 1951)
    A human reptile from a circus sideshow is driven into hiding by hateful town people and gown on a murderous rampage.
  2. The Old Crone's Voodoo (6p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of When Witches Summon, Beware #8 (Trojan, Mar 1954)
    While exploring a cave in which witches were sealed three centuries before, a music professor finds a flute which brings them back to life.
  3. Doom at the Wheel- Reprinted from Weird v2n2
  4. Careless Corpse - Reprinted from Weird v2n6
  5. Death's Shoes - Reprinted from Weird v2n6
  6. Horribly Beautiful - Reprinted from Weird v2n6
  7. Idol of Evil - Reprinted from Weird v2n10

 

The Slimy Snakeman is one of my all-time favorites, probably because it in one of the handful of issues I had as a kid (and because it involves one of my favorite themes - the sideshow).

 

8. Tales of Voodoo v3n3, May 1970, 52pp, $0.50
    Cover includes art from the cover of Weird v3n1a

  1. The Devil's Zombie (7p, Dick Ayers)
    Rework of The Wage-Earners, Weird Terror #1 (Comic Media, Sep 1952)
    A man strangles his homely wife to be with a beautiful younger woman he'd met while driving through swamp country, but when he gets back to his beloved, he finds she isn't what she seemed.
  2. Demons and Vampires (7p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of Portrait of Death, Weird Terror #1 (Comic Media, Sep 1952)
    While investigating a series of brutal murders, a female reporter visits the house of a mad artist who paints canvases filled with horrific beasts - beasts that turn out to be real.
  3. Fear Has a Name - Reprinted from Weird v3n1b
  4. Nightmare Mansion - Reprinted from Weird v3n1b
  5. The Devil Collects - Reprinted from Weird v3n1b
  6. Mask of the Monster - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n1
  7. Hair Yee-eeee - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n1
  8. The Walking Dead (4p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of The Ghost of the Rue de Morte, Chamber of Chills #1 [#21] (Harvey, June 1951)
    A man returns to the Paris streets where, as a child, he and his friends had encountered a ghost.

 

This issue features the earliest instance of Eerie recycling cover art. They would eventually begin combining art from two or more covers to produce a "new" cover and finally would just reprint entire covers. Within a few years, all of their covers would feature recycled art.

 

9. Tales of Voodoo v3n4, July 1970, 52pp, $0.50
    Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. The Hungry Ghoul (6p, Dick Ayers)
    Rework of The Ghoul at Eldritch Manor, Beware Terror Tales #5 (Fawcett, Jan 1953)
    Ellison Eldritch sets a trap to catch the ghouls who have been feeding on the bodies of his ancestors.
  2. Burn, Witch, Burn (5p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Revenge of a Witch, Witches Tales #16 (Harvey, Nov 1952)
    A witch calls bodies from their graves to wreak vengeance upon the townspeople who scorn her.

3.     Claws of the Cat (5p, Walter Casadei)
Rework of Spawn of the Cat, Weird Mysteries #7 (Gillmor, Oct 1953)
A circus worker begins having second thoughts about his dancer girlfriend and her fondness for cats.

  1. Undertaker - Reprint of Ghoul For a Day, Weird v2n3
  2. Devil's Sketch Book - Reprinted from Horror Tales v1n7
  3. The Slime Creatures - Reprint of Creatures From the Deep, Weird v1n10
  4. Boomerang Backlash - Reprinted from Horror Tales v1n7
  5. Satan's Bride - Reprint of Devil's Bride, Weird v1n10

 

10. Tales of Voodoo v3n5, Sep 1970, 52pp, $0.50
    Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. The Witch's Pit (7p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of The Well of Mystery, Witches Tales #15 (Harvey, Oct 1952)
    A college professor learns that he has inherited a fortune that is hidden in on the grounds of an island in the West Indies. When he and a friend go to find it, greed soon turns them against one another.
  2. The Horrible Thing (6p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of They Never Return, Mysterious Adventures #23 (Story, Dec 1954)
    After a doctor discovers a way to restore the dead to life, his assistants Rhoma and Dan hatch a foolproof plan. If she kills the doctor and is executed for the crime, she will be immune from the law once Dan, her lover, brings her back to life. Unfortunately, Dan is delayed in carrying out his end of the deal
  3. Bloody Head (6p, Oscar Stepancich)
    Rework of Decapitation, Weird Terror #6 (Comic Media, July 1953)
    A man's wife spends all day listening to radio quiz shows and eating candy. Fed up, he kills her with a tire iron and seems to have gotten away with it - until he goes on a quiz show himself and wins a grisly prize.
  4. Gravestone For Gratis - Reprinted from Terror Tales v1n7
  5. Witch or Widow - Reprinted from Weird v3n2
  6. Monster - Reprint of Monster Mill, Weird v3n2
  7. Yeech! - Reprinted from Witches Tales v1n9
  8. Escape From Hell - Reprinted from Weird v3n2

 

The art for The Witch's Pit looks like it could be the work of Cirilo Munoz. On the other hand, it is so close to Joe Certa's original that I am still not sure it wasn't just reprinted and altered.

11. Tales of Voodoo v3n6, Nov 1970, 52pp, $0.50

  1. The Demon is a Hangman (6p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of No Noose is Good Noose, Mysterious Adventures #20 (Story, June 1954)
    A hangman takes great pride in his work - such pride that, when he loses his job, he begins hanging people on his own.
  2. The Gutless One (6p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of The Coward, Mysterious Adventures #21 (Story, Aug 1954)
    A butcher hates his sniveling coward of a son but the worm turns when he drives the young man's fiancée away.
  3. Monster in the Mist - Reprinted from Weird v1n11
  4. The Vampire Caper (6p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Bank Night, Mysterious Adventures #19 (Story, Apr 1954)
    A trio of thieves are stealing bottles of an unspecified substance from various locations around the city.
  5. Terror Unlimited - Reprinted from Weird v2n3
  6. Werewolf - Reprint of Little Red Riding Hood and the Werewolf, Weird v1n10 with new splash panel
  7. Mirror of Madness - Reprinted from Witches Tales v1n7
  8. Man-Beast - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v1n6

 

12. Tales of Voodoo v4n1, Jan 1971, 52pp, $0.50
      Cover: Johnny Bruck, reprinted from Perry Rhodan (German Series) #166 (Oct 1964)

 

  1. The Voodoo Witch (5p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Witches Never Die, Mysterious Adventures #13 (Story, Apr 1953)
    The story of Tituba, the Haitian servant accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials.
  2. The Spider (7p, Dick Ayers)
    Rework of Lair of the Silken Doom, Web of Mystery #25 (Ace, July 1954)
    A silk merchant gets an offer he can't refuse from a beautiful woman, but the woman is not what she seems.
  3. The Thing in the Parlor (6p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of Step Into My Parlor, Weird Terror #8 (Comic Media, Nov 1953)
    A pair of crooks hole up in a run down apartment, only to end up as prisoners of the sadistic (and monstrous) superintendent.
  4. Deadman's Duel (5p, Oscar Stepancich)
    Rework of The Duel, Witches Tales #16 (Harvey, Nov 1952)
    In an effort to become the greatest ever, a swordsman steals the blade of a famous master from his tomb.
  5. The Witch Doctor - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n1
  6. Horror Club - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n1
  7. House of Monsters - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n1
  8. The Spirits - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n1

 

13. Tales of Voodoo v4n2, Mar 1971, 52pp, $0.50
      Cover: Johnny Bruck, reprinted from Perry Rhodan (German Series) #384 (1968)

 

  1. Black Light Monsters (7p, Hector Castellon)
    Rework of Out of the Blackness They Came, Web of Mystery #18 (Ace, May 1953)
    A scientist believes that by combining light of different intensities, he can create a blackness such as no one has ever seen. When he does, however, he opens a portal to another dimension.
  2. Terror of the Dead (7p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Beware the Phantom Spear, Challenge of the Unknown #6 (Ace, Sep 1950)
    After restoring a frozen Tlingit medicine man to life (then sending him back to the grave), a museum worker steals a map from his body and heads to the arctic to retrieve the treasure.
  3. I Chopped Her Head Off - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n1
  4. Elixir For Demons TEXT STORY (4p, A. W. Kapfer, Illustrations by Ezra Jackson?)
    Reprint of The Phantom Drug, Weird Tales v7n4 (Apr 1926)
  5. Witches Ghosts - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n3
  6. The Weird Dead - Reprinted from Weird v2n9
  7. House of Chills - Reprinted from Weird v2n9

 

With this month's issues, Eerie begins printing text stories and articles along with its comics. The printing of text stories was standard in color comics as a way of qualifying for discount postage rates but I don’t know if this is why Eerie did so or not. In any event, the stories (like most everything else at Eerie) were not original. Most of them were either reprints of 19th century classics or stories culled from the pages of the pulps. Titles were almost always changed and authorship credit rarely given. Eerie also printed a number of non-fiction articles dealing with the unexplained. Many, if not all, of them were of recent vintage and may have been original material.

 

14. Tales of Voodoo v4n3, May 1971, 52pp, $0.50
      Cover: Johnny Bruck, reprinted from Perry Rhodan (German Series) #354 (May 1968)

 

  1. The Twisted Brain (6p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of Death's Vengeance, Web of Evil #16 (Quality, July 1954)
    A stuffed Aztec Indian comes to life and wreaks havoc at a museum.
  2. There's a Blood-Sucker Among Us (7p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Out of the Black Night, The Beyond #1 (Ace, Nov 1950)
    When a pupil tells his teacher his daddy is a vampire, she scolds him but later she comes to believe he is telling the truth.
  3. Cult of Evil - Reprint of Cult of the Cruel, Weird v2n2
  4. Screams in the Swamp - Reprinted from Weird v3n1a
  5. Dearest, Deadest Dummy - Reprinted from Weird v2n6
  6. Carnival of Terror - Reprinted from Weird v3n1a
  7. The Bleeding Ruby - Reprint of Thief of Souls, Tales From the Crypt v1n10

 

15. Tales of Voodoo v4n4, July 1971, 52pp, $0.50
      Cover: Enrich

  1. A Thing of Horror (7p, Hector Castellon)
    Rework of The Carpenter's Cursed Creature, Web of Mystery #12 (Ace, Aug 1952)
    A man disfigured in an auto accident is pursued by a monstrous weather vane come to life.
  2. The Witch of Doom (7p, Torre Repiso)
    Rework of The Dead Dance on Halloween, Web of Mystery #14 (Ace, Nov 1952)
    A woman buys a love potion from an old witch in an effort to steal her sister's boyfriend, but when she administers the dose, it turns him into a monster instead.
  3. Curse of the Sword TEXT STORY (6p, Frank Aubrey [Frank Atkins], Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprint of The Spell of the Sword (Pearson's Magazine, Feb 1898)
  4. [The Frozen] Mummies - Reprint of Death On Ice, Weird v2n10
  5. Swamp Monsters - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n2
  6. Terror in the Attic - Reprinted from Weird v2n2
  7. Zombie For a Day - Reprinted from Weird v4n2

16. Tales of Voodoo v4n5, Sep 1971, 52pp, $0.50
      Cover includes inset taken from cover of Tales From the Tomb v3n1, rework by Carl Burgos

  1. Deadman's Dance (6p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Dance of Death, Web of Evil #4 (Quality, May 1953)
    After a stingy nightclub owner refuses to buy fire insurance, one of his dancers is burned alive. He is surprised and delighted to find his business booming after the accident, but delight turns to terror when she comes back for a final dance.
  2. The Devil's Machine (6p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Jonah, Weird Tales of the Future #6 (Gillmor, Mar 1953)
    After shrinking himself down to miniature size, a scientist is accidentally swallowed whole by a colleague.
  3. The Monster TEXT STORY (5p, Robert E. Howard, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson?)
    Reprint of Out of the Deep, Magazine of Horror #18 (1967)
  4. House of Vampires - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n3
  5. The Ghoul - Reprint of Three in a Grave, Weird v2n1
  6. I, The Coffin - Reprinted from Weird v1n11
  7. The Bloody Bookworm TEXT STORY (2p, Thomas Boyd, Illustrations: Ezra Jacskon?)
    Reprint of The Bibliophile, Magazine of Horror #18, Nov 1967)
  8. Black Magic - Reprinted from Weird v4n6

 

 

17. Tales of Voodoo v4n6, Nov 1971, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Fernando Fernandez

 

  1. Satan's Horror (4p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Trick the Devil, Black Cat Mystery #35 (Harvey, May 1952)
    In an effort to win the hand of a woman, a peasant makes a deal with Satan to forfeit his soul when he dies and to live forever. It seems a foolproof plan but, of course, it isn't
  2. The Blood Monster (7p, Antonio Reynoso, script: Bob Powell)
    Rework of The Last Man On Earth, Black Cat Mystery #35 (Harvey, May 1952)
    In the year 3052, atomic rays turn a man's brother into a horrible monster.
  3. Creatures of Stonehenge (6p, Hector Castellon)
    Rework of The Druid Dirge, Web of Mystery #11 (Ace, July 1952)
    After visiting Stonehenge, a composer becomes obsessed with writing down the ritualistic Druid music he hears in his head.
  4. The Vampires TEXT STORY (8p, Clark Ashton Smith, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprint of A Rendezvous in Averoigne, Weird Tales (Apr/May 1931)
  5. The Vanishing Dead - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n1
  6. Witch's Brand - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n2
  7. Your Coffin is Waiting, Sir - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v1n11

 

18. Tales of Voodoo v5n1, Jan 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover includes art from covers of Horror Tales v1n9 and Weird v4n2

  1. The Zombie-Maker (6p, Ruben Marchionne)
    Rework of The Skid Row Monster, Web of Evil #19 (Quality, Oct 1954)
    A skid-row bum is approached by a strange robed man calling himself Vengeance who offers to rescue him from his despair if he will do his evil bidding.
  2. The Bloody Creature (Mariana(?) Cerchiara)
    Rework of the Beast From Beyond, Web of Evil #3 (Quality, Mar 1953)
    A group of hunters out for bear and moose end up being hunted themselves by a ravenous dinosaur.
  3. The Immortal TEXT STORY (6p, Jim Haught, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprint of Transient and Immortal, Magazine of Horror #18, Nov 1967
  4. The Assassin and the Monster (7p, Torre Repiso)
    Rework of The Spectre's Face, Web of Evil #6 (Quality, Aug 1953)
    A killer notices a horrific face in the background of every photograph someone takes of him - a face that looks strangely familiar.
  5. Weird Magic - Reprint of Zombie Magic, Horror Tales v3n3
  6. Devil's Plague - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n3
  7. Monster in the Mist - Reprinted from Weird v1n11
  8. If I Should Die - Reprinted from Weird v2n8

 

18. Tales of Voodoo v5n2, Mar 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover combines art from covers of Horror Tales v2n4 and Weird v4n2

  1. The Bloody Hands (7p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of The Strangling Hands, Web of Evil #7 (Quality, Oct 1953)
    After a convicted strangler has his hands guillotined off, a wealthy nobleman purchases them and places them in a chest in his home, where they come to life to continue their murderous ways.
  2. The Deadly Corpse (6p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of The Corpse That Wouldn't Die, Web of Evil #2 (Quality, Jan 1953)
    A reclusive scientist has a book written in Sanskrit that contains a formula for bringing the dead back to life.
  3. Nightmare For a Hero (6p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of The Hunter and the Hunted, Mysterious Adventures #15 (Story, Aug 1953)
    A cruel hunter, who enjoys torturing animals, gets his just desserts.
  4. Until Death Do Us Part - Reprinted from Witches Tales v1n9
  5. The Thing From the Sea TEXT STORY (7p, Anna Hunger, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprint of Beyond the Breakers, Magazine of Horror #4, May 1964
  6. The Creatures - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n5
  7. Screams in the Night - Reprinted from Horror Tales v1n7
  8. The Slime Creatures - Reprint of Creatures From the Deep, Weird v1n10

 

20. Tales of Voodoo v5n3, Apr 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Fernando Fernandez

 

  1. Devil Power (6p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Satan's Love Call, Weird Terror #11 (Comic Media, May 1954)
    A ruthless woman makes a deal with devil - he will give her a daughter if she will allow him to influence the child.
  2. The Bloody Head (7p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Syr-Darya's Death Song, Web of Mystery #13 (Ace, Aug 1952)
    A wealthy American traveling in Europe purchases a 500-year-old human head said to sing a song that portends death.
  3. The Thing - reprinted from Horror Tales v2n5
  4. Cannibal House TEXT STORY(4p, Dona Tolson, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprint of Nice Old House, Startling Mystery Stories #7, Winter 1967/68
  5. The Burning Corpse (5p, Tono Gallo)
    Rework of The Devil's Disciple, Weird Mysteries #4 (Gillmor, Apr 1953)
    A businessman wishes to make a lucrative offer to a magician, if he proves his powers are for real. As a test, he handcuffs the phony mentalist to a coffin in a tomb to see if he can mentally project a given message.
  6. The Glass Morgue - Reprint of The Glass Corpse, Terror Tales v2n6
  7. Scales of Death - Reprinted from Terror Tales v1n7
  8. Nightmare Merchant - Reprinted from Terror Tales v1n7

 

21. Tales of Voodoo v5n4, June 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover includes art from cover of Horror Tales v2n3

  1. Cave of Vampires (7p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Legion of the Doomed, Web of Mystery #22 (Ace, Jan 1954)
    The Russian army investigates a small town said to be home to a horde of vampires.
  2. The Transparent Ones (7p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Ghost Ship of the Caribbean, Web of Mystery #1 (Ace, Feb 1951)
    While on a cruise, a honeymooning couple encounters a derelict sailing ship manned by a ghostly pirate crew.
  3. MS Found in a Bottle TEXT STORY (7p, Edgar Allan Poe, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprinted from Baltimore Saturday Visitor (Oct 19, 1833)
  4. A Corpse For the Coffin - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n4
  5. Dead Dummies - Reprinted from Weird v3n5
  6. Zombies - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n4
  7. Mechanical Monster - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n4

 

22. Tales of Voodoo v5n5, Aug 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Bill Alexander

  1. The Flesh Eaters (7p, Ruben Marchionnne)
    Rework of Nightmare of Doom, Chamber of Chills #15 (Harvey, Jan 1953)
    An evil scientist unleashes a strain of flesh-eating bacteria upon the world.
  2. The Horror Bell (7p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of The Lamenting Voice of the Bell, Web of Mystery #1 (Ace, Feb 1951)
    A hunchbacked master bell maker has a grisly secret method of produce a wonderful tone in his creations.
  3. Pit of Monsters (5p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Mind Over Matter, Chamber of Chills #15 (Harvey, Jan 1953)
    A mentalist learns a secret method of projecting himself into the mind of another from a dying man, but when he uses it in his stage act, he ends un in a horrific underground world populated by monsters.
  4. Flaming Ghost - Reprinted from Strange Galaxy v1n8
  5. The Empty Coffin - Reprinted from Weird v3n2
  6. Terror of the Dead - Reprinted from Strange Galaxy v1n8
  7. The Zombies Vault - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n3

 

23. Tales of Voodoo v5n6, Oct 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Bill Alexander

  1. The Blood-Dripping Head (5p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of River of Blood, Black Cat Mystery #48 (Harvey, June 1954)
    An odd man's obsessive love of blood eventually drives him to murder.
  2. The Weird Thing (5p, Torre Repiso)
    Rework of The Wig, Out of the Shadows #11 (Standard, Jan 1954)
    Unable to endure the jibes of one of his regular customers, a bald barber kills the man then makes a toupee from his scalp. But when the thing comes to life, there is hell to pay.
  3. The 13th Man TEXT STORY (6p, Charles Dickens [with Charles Allston Collins], Illustrations: Ezra Jackso?)
    Reprint of The Trial For Murder, All the Year Round (Christmas 1865)
  4. Cat of Horror (5p, Antonio Reynoso, script: Bob Powell)
    Rework of My Husband, the Cat, Black Cat Mystery #43 (Harvey, Apr 1953)
    An American serving as an official in the Punjab wants to murder his native wife, but her pet panther won't let him get near her.
  5. Creature of Evil - Reprinted from Terror Tales v3n2
  6. The Devil Statues - Reprinted from Weird v5n2
  7. The Demon From Beyond - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n1
  8. The Man Who Didn't Believe - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n1

 

24. Tales of Voodoo v5n7, Dec 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Bill Alexander

  1. Satan's Dead Demons (6p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of Tank of Corpses, Witches Tales #9 (Harvey, Apr 1952)
    When a body rumored to be that of a gypsy witch is brought to their lab, a pair of medical students snip of bits of her hair to use as place cards at an upcoming party, but the witch rises from the dead to lead an army of cadavers to get it back.
  2. Bloody Horror (5p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of TerrorVision, Chamber of Chills #19 (Harvey, Aug 1953)
    An inventor creates a 3-D TV set and uses it to contact a race of tentacled aliens who insist he build more so they can use them as a portal to invade Earth.
  3. The Haunts (5p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Eternity!, Black Cat Mystery #43 (Harvey, Apr 1953)
    After he abandons a sinking ship, leaving his mates to die, a sailor is put on trial by the ghostly members of its crew.
  4. Web of Terror TEXT STORY - Reprinted from Weird v5n3
  5. The Beast From Below - Reprinted from Weird v5n3
  6. The Slimy Snakeman - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n2
  7. The Evil Ones - Reprinted from Weird v5n3
  8. The Sorcerer - Reprinted from Weird v5n3

 

25. Tales of Voodoo v6n1, Jan 1973, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Bill Alexander

  1. The Blood-Dripping Scarecrow (5p, Ruben Marchionne)
    Rework of Scarecrow's Revenge, Witches Tales #14 (Harvey, Sep 1952)
    A ruthless land speculator forecloses on a plantation, but the owner refuses to leave, saying he and his scarecrow will just stay put. When he kills the man and buries him, he finds the scarecrow has disappeared - but not for long.
  2. Horror Face (5p, Domingo Mandrafina)
    Rework of The Man With the Iron Face, Witches Tales #12 (Harvey, July 1952)
    A scientist creates a substance that makes him impervious to bullets and shrapnel.
  3. Terror in Stone (4p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of Curse of the Statue, Witches Tales #7 (Harvey, Oct 1954)
    A couple purchases a grotesque statue in a curio shop but the owner fails to mention the curse - each owner must kill the one she loves most, and will then become a statue herself.
  4. The Shrunken Monster - Reprinted from Weird v4n3
  5. The Demon Star - Reprinted from Weird Worlds v2n2
  6. Doom of Evil - Reprint of Demon's Doom, Tales of Voodoo v2n2
  7. Monster in White- Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n2
  8. The Slimy Gargoyle - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n2

 

26. Tales of Voodoo v6n2, Mar 1973, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover art includes redrawn art from cover of Tales of Voodoo v3n4

  1. The Monster Cloud (6p, Ruben Marchionne)
    Rework of The Shower of Death, Witches Tales #12 (Harvey, July 1952)
    A team of scientists trying to bring rain during a drought conjure up a malevolent living cloud.
  2. The Unknown (4p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Plaything, Weird Tales of the Future #6 (Gillmor, Mar 1953)
    In a tales set in the future, a Utopian Earth turns into a living hell.
  3. Force of Horror (4p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of The Flash of Doom, Witches Tales #10 (Harvey, May 1952)
    A scientist creates a device that allows him to concentrate electrical energy in a small area, which produces an evil being of energy.
  4. Spirits of the Witch - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n3
  5. The Monster TEXT STORY - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v4n5
  6. House of Vampires - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n3
  7. Tunnel Crawlers - Reprint of Evil Monsters, Terror Tales v2n4
  8. A Thing of Terror - Reprint of A Thing of Horror, Terror Tales v3n5

 

27. Tales of Voodoo v6n3, May 1973, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover art includes art from cover of Terror Tales v3n1

  1. Tomb of Ogres (4p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of The Monsters, Black Magic #32 [v5n2] (Prize, Oct 1954)
    Two survivors from a plane crash encounter a race of monstrous beings in a tomb on an uncharted island.
  2. Circle of Fear (6p, Eugenio Zoppi)
    Rework of The Man With Two Faces, Witches Tales #2 (Harvey, Mar 1951)
    A plastic surgeon gives a wanted criminal a new face - and new memories to go with it.
  3. Shadow of Horror (5p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Invasion, Chamber of Chills #23 (Harvey, May 1954)
    A patient in an insane asylum is convinced that men from another solar system are planning on invading Earth.
  4. The Demon is a Hangman - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n6
  5. The Weird Restaurant TEXT STORY - Reprinted from Witches Tales v3n6
  6. The Gruesome Cannibal - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v3n6
  7. The Gutless One - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n6
  8. The Evil Zombie - Reprinted from Terror Tales v3n5

 

28. Tales of Voodoo v6n4, July 1973, 52pp, $0.60

  1. The Pit of Horror (6p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Volcano of Doom, Tomb of Terror #6 (Harvey, Nov 1952)
    When an earthquake strikes an African village, the inhabitants blame the tribal priest and toss him into a volcano as a sacrifice, but he soon returns bent on destruction.
  2. From Out of the Coffin (5p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of His Brother's Keeper, Tomb of Terror #4 (Harvey, Sep 1952)
    After their father dies, a greedy brother kills his slow-witted sibling, but he doesn't stay dead for long.
  3. The Ice Monsters (6p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Glacier Beast, Tomb of Terror #4 (Harvey, Sep 1952)
    A trio of American gangsters hiding in the mountains try to steal a golden idol from the cave of a race of apelike monsters.
  4. Feast For Rats - Reprinted from Weird v5n1
  5. Satan's Horror - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v4n6
  6. Isle of Demons - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n4
  7. The Corpse Macabre - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n1
  8. The Zombies Cave - Reprinted from Terror Tales v3n1

 

29. Tales of Voodoo v6n5, Sep 1973, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Bill Alexander

  1. Tear Him Apart (5p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of Hive, Tomb of Terror #8 (Harvey, Mar 1953)
    A beekeeper dreams that his boss is a queen bee who wants him as a mate.
  2. Man-Rat (7p, Antonio Reynoso, script: Bob Powell?)
    Rework of The Rat Man, Tomb of Terror #5 (Harvey, Oct 1952)
    A two-bit hood finds himself transformed into a human rat.
  3. The Demons Night - Reprinted from Terror Tales v4n1
  4. The Bloody Statues - Reprinted from Terror Tales v4n1
  5. The House of Worm TEXT STORY - Reprinted from Terror Tales v3n4
  6. The Gory Thing - Reprint of The Bloody Thing, Horror Tales v3n3
  7. The Blood Monster - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v4n6

30. Tales of Voodoo v6n6, Nov 1973, 52pp, $0.60
     Cover: Oscar Novelle

  1. Garden of Corpses (6p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Garden of Horror, Chamber of Chills #7 (Harvey, Apr 1952)
    A man purchases a strange vase at an antique shop. After finding that  any plant placed in it dies immediately, he destroys it and flings it into his garden, only to find that his garden now instantly reduces anyone who enters it to a skeleton.
  2. Satan's Bloody Pearls (5p, Ruben Marchionne)
    Rework of The Devil's Necklace, Chamber of Chills #14 (Harvey, Nov 1952)
    When a toadish man becomes obsessed with a ballerina, he makes a deal with Satan for a set of pearls that he uses to remove her rivals and to try to win her affections.
  3. Claws of Horror (6p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of The Bride of the Crab, Chamber of Chills #12 (Harvey, Sep 1952)
    A man's father is snatched from his deathbed by a race of crablike creatures.
  4. The  Frozen Colossus (4p, Domingo Mandrafina)
    Rework of Cave of Doom, Chamber of Chills #10 (Harvey, July 1952)
    A pair of anthropologists exploring a strange ice cave find that it is actually the mouth of a giant.
  5. The Premiere TEXT STORY - Reprinted from Weird v5n5
  6. Beyond Evil - Reprinted from Weird v6n1
  7. Werewolf - Reprinted from Weird v4n4
  8. The Vampire Caper - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n6

 

31. Tales of Voodoo v7n1, Jan 1974, 52pp, $0.60
     Cover: Oscar Novelle

  1. Pool of Evil (7p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of The Girl of the Moonpool, Chamber of Chills #11 (Harvey, Aug 1952)
    On a walk in the countryside, a man sees a woman's face in a pool of water beckoning him to takes a swim.
  2. The Blood Slave (6p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Down to Death, Chamber of Chills #14 (Harvey, Nov 1952)
    A prospector exploring a cavern encounters an alien that arrived on Earth in a meteor eons before.
  3. The Midnight Hag (5p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of The Horror From the Shade, Chamber of Chills #11 (Harvey, Aug 1952)
    A doomed alien from a dying world of fire and brimstone comes to Earth seeking a bride.
  4. The Corpse - Reprint of Satan's Corpse, Horror Tales v4n1
  5. The Zombie Army - Reprinted from Weird v4n5
  6. The Devil's Monster - Reprinted from Witches Tales v1n9
  7. The Thing - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n6
  8. Over Her Dead Body - Reprinted from Witches Tales v1n9

 

32. Tales of Voodoo v7n2, Mar 1974, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Bill Alexander

  1. Vampire (5p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of Deadly Pickup, Voodoo #16 (Ajax, July-Aug 1954)
    [See Deadly Pickup, Weird v1n10]
  2. Satan's Demon (8p, Enrique Cristobal)
    Rework of The King of Hades, Voodoo #11 (Ajax, Oct 1953)
    [See The King of Hades, Tales of Voodoo v1n11]
  3. Horror With 4 Legs (6p, Ruben Marchionne)
    Rework of Nightmare Island, Voodoo #15 (Ajax, May-June 1954)
    [See Nightmare Island, Weird v2n1]
  4. Nightmare (6p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of The Last Man Alive, Ghostly Weird Stories #121 (Star, Dec 1953)
    A elevator operator who hates people awakens to find that they've all disappeared.
  5. Pit of Evil -  Reprint of Satan's Pit of Evil, Witches Tales v5n1
  6. The Bloody Head - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n3
  7. The Bats - Reprint of The Vampires, Terror Tales v4n4

 

33. Tales of Voodoo v7n3, May 1974, 52pp, $0.75
      Cover: Bill Alexander

  1. Skeleton (8p, Enrique Cristobal)
    Rework of A Skeleton in the Closet, Strange Fantasy #7 (Ajax, Aug 1953)
    [See A Skeleton in the Closet, Tales From the Crypt v1n10]
  2. Horror in Slime (7p, Fernand)
    Rework of Horror Harbor, Haunted Thrills #8 (Ajax, Apr 1953)
    [See Horror Harbor, Tales From the Crypt v1n10]
  3. He Walked Away From the Grave (6p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Screams in the Night, Haunted Thrills #7 (Ajax, Mar 1953)
    [See Screams in the Night, Horror Tales v1n7]
  4. The Hungry Monster (5p, ?)
    Rework of  Monster in the Mist, Haunted Thrills #17 (Ajax, Sep-Oct 1954)
    [See Monster in the Mist, Weird v1n11]
  5. The Blackness of Evil - Reprinted from Weird v3n5
  6. The Dead Demons - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n2
  7. The Thing in the Cellar - Reprinted from Horror Tales v1n9
  8. A Scream of Horror - Reprinted from Witches Tales v5n1

 

34. Tales of Voodoo v7n4, July 1974, 52pp, $0.75
      Cover includes redrawn art from Tales From the Tomb v2n6, rework by Carl Burgos

  1. Horror On the Moor (8p, Enrique Cristobal)
    Rework of Murder on the Moor, Haunted Thrills #10 (Ajax, July 1953)
    [See Murder On the Moor, Weird v1n11]
  2. The Devil's Vampire (6p, Fernand)
    Rework of The Devil's Bride, Haunted Thrills #16 (Ajax, July-Aug 1954)
    [See The Devil's Bride, Weird v1n10]
  3. The Thing Out There (9p, Nestor Olivera  )
    Rework of From Outer Space, Weird Horrors #6 (St. John, Feb 1953)
    A pair of soldiers investigating a crashed UFO with no crew, are trapped inside and whisked away to another planet.
  4. Spiders Anyone? TEXT STORY - Reprinted from Witches Tales v4n5
  5. The Heads of Terror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n1
  6. Torture Chamber - Reprinted from Weird Worlds  v2n3

 

35. Tales of Voodoo v7n5, Sep 1974, 52pp, $0.75
      Cover: Oscar Novelle

  1. The Rats Are Coming (8p, Enrique Cristobal)
    Rework of Who Shall Inherit the Earth?, Tales of Horror #4 (Toby, Jan 1953)
    No one will believe a scientist who says he has created a formula that will double the intelligence of any creature, until he feeds it to the rats.
  2. Horror in Jade (5p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Death Pact, Tomb of Terror #3 (Harvey, Aug 1982)
    A down-on-his-luck gambler is offered a jade idol that will give him good luck for a year, after which he must repay the debt.
  3. The Weird Corpse (4p, Fernand)
    Rework of Test of Terror, Tales of Horror #6 (Toby, Aug 1953)
    As a fraternity initiation, a college student is told to steal the diamond stickpin from a corpse.
  4. Stay Out of My Grave - Reprinted from Witches Tales v4n6
  5. Bloody Ten Fingers - Reprinted from Witches Tales v4n6
  6. Vengeance - Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n2
  7. The Strange Friend - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v4n4
  8. Burn, Miser, Burn - Reprinted from Terror Tales v3n2

 

36. Tales of Voodoo v7n6, Nov 1974, 52pp, $0.75
      Cover: Faba

  1. The Monsters (5p, Kato)
    Rework of Dungeon of Doom, Chamber of Chills #6 (Harvey, Mar 1952)
    After a bump on the head, a subway motorman begins seeing monsters that no one else can see.
  2. Horror With Fangs (4p, Fernand)
    Rework of Special On Beet Soup, Tales of Horror #6 (Toby, Aug 1953)
    A man visits a grocery store late at night and purchases a jar of what he thinks is beet soup, but when he gets home, he finds out that it's actually blood.
  3. Lighthouse Terror (6p, Enrique Cristobal)
    Rework of Beam of Terror, Tomb of Terror #7 (Harvey, Jan 1953)
    [See Lighthouse of Horror, Terror Tales v5n5]
  4. Vampire (6p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Shadow of Death, Tomb of Terror #7 (Harvey, Jan 1953). Also reworked in Strange Suspense Stories #21 (Charlton, Oct 1954) as This Bite is Sweet.
    [See The Vampire, Witches Tales v5n5]
  5. Cat of Horror - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n6
  6. The Dead Live - Reprinted from Weird v6n7
  7. The Man Who Didn't Believe - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n1
  8. The Corpse They Couldn't Bury - Reprinted from Terror Tales v3n2


            The Faba who did the cover is the same Faba who did covers for Skywald. The woman on the cover is nearly identical (other than the hair color) to the woman who appears on the cover of Skywald's Scream #4 (art by Villanova) while the werewolf looks like the one on the cover of Eerie #48 (art by Manuel Sanjulian - thanks to Mike Howlett for this info) If this is the same Faba, the cover art may have been a Skywald reject purchased by Myron Fass.

            Vampire provides a rare example of a story that Eerie reworked that had previously been reworked by another pre-code publisher (in this case Charlton reworking a Harvey story).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Terror Tales

 

1. Terror Tales v1n7, Mar 1969, 52pp, $0.35
   Cover: Chic Stone?

 

  1. Gravestone For Gratis (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Fantastic #11 (Ajax, Jan-Feb 1955)
    A student of the occult tries to befriend a ghoul being sought for a series of murders.
  2. Skulls of Doom (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #12 (Ajax, Dec 1953)
    Reworked again in Weird v8n1 (Feb 1974) as The Thing With the Empty Skull
    A doctor promises a dying man he will remove his brain after death and return it to its rightful owner, but the doctor fails to keep his promise, with horrific results.
  3. Scales of Death (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #12 (Ajax, June-July 1954)
    In a curio shop in Istanbul, an elderly man buys his greedy young bride a jeweled salamander that had been used for murder and evil centuries before.
  4. Nightmare Merchant (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #7 (Ajax, Aug 1953)
    A young couple purchases a new house, unaware that it is on a blood-delivery route for vampires.
  5. Frigid Fear (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #14 (Ajax, Mar-Apr 1954)
    A gold-digger marries an ugly but wealthy mans with plans to divorce him and take his money, but her plans change when she discovers a room with the frozen bodies of his former wives.
  6. The Undying Fiend (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #12 (Ajax, June-July 1954)
    A team of archaeologists unearth a funeral ship belonging to a vampire Viking, and wake up its formerly dead occupant in the process.

 

            Terror Tales was the first of four new titles that would appear in 1969. Horror Tales would debut in June followed by Witches Tales and Tales From the Tomb in July, bringing the total number of titles to 6. Nightmare Merchant is the standout tale here, though Frigid Fear has its moments. On The Claw's Eerie website, a quote from Dave O'Dell (via Terry Beatty) indicates that Chic Stone did the cover for this issue, along with "the first issue" of Tales From the Tomb "Vol. 1 No. 8" , Weird v3n2, Weird v3n3, Terror Tales v1n8, and Terror Tales v1n9, but I question this information. Aside from the fact that there is no Tales From the Tomb v1n8 (he probably meant v1n6), the cover of Terror Tales v1n9 is signed by "Ander". A 2006 post by one "Creepy46" on the Collector's Society message boards also indicates Stone as the cover artist but I don't know If this is Dave O'Dell or not.

 

2. Terror Tales v1n8, May 1969, 52pp, $0.35
    Cover: Chic Stone?

 

  1. Untitled odd facts feature (1p, inside front cover)
  2. Meet Me in the Tomb (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #14 (Ajax, Oct-Nov 1954)
    After his death, a murderous crime boss's former victims return to seek vengeance, but first they allow him a little of his own.
  3. Death Claws (9p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #1 [#2] (Ajax, Aug 1952)
    A famous detective stops at a village inn where he investigates a murder and a crow that leaves bloody footprints behind.
  4. Forever and Ever (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Midnight #2 (Ajax, July 1957), Code-approved version of The Frozen  Bride, Strange Fantasy #2 (Ajax, Oct 1952)
    Two men spend a night in a mountain cabin in the frozen wastes with a woman with whom one of them is in love.
  5. The Shelf of Skulls (8p, Matt Baker)
    Reprinted from voodoo #1 (Ajax, May 1952). Originally printed in South Seas Comics.
    Olane the jungle girl investigates a man whose hobby is collecting human skulls.
  6. Death is No Stranger (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #4 (Ajax, Feb 1953)
    A female mobster has a strange admirer after she is disfigured in a car accident.
  7. Fatal Horror (5p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Strange Fantasy #3 (Ajax, Dec 1952)
    A professor buys an ancient box at an auction containing the head of the medusa.
  8. Death at the Mardi Gras (8p, Joe Doolin?)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #10 (Ajax, July 1953)
    A scientist sends a robot version of himself to attend a Mardi Gras costume party, unaware that it will go on a murderous rampage.

 

Dave O'Dell claims that Chic stone did the cover for this issue (see comment on Terror Tales v1n8).

 

3. Terror Tales v1n9, July 1969, 52pp, $0.35
    Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. Phantom Express (6p, Robert Hawyard Webb)
    Reprinted from Strange Journey #1 (Ajax, Sep 1957). Code-approved version of Death at the Throttle, Haunted Thrills #11 (Ajax, Sep 1953)
    After stealing securities from his company, Vance Jackson finds himself on a train headed for hell.
  2. Dream of Death (6p, Iger Shop) - Reprint of Nightmare, Weird v1n12 (Oct 1966)
  3. The Unseen Terror (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprint of The Invisible Terror, Rocketman #1 (Ajax, June 1952) w/changes
    A spaceship crash lands on the planet Manon, where the leader Malok tells them they must be his slaves or die.
  4. Project Final X (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Midnight #4 (Ajax, Nov 1957). Code-approved version of Goodbye…World, Voodoo #7 (Ajax, Mar 1953)
    The earth is invaded by locusts - and their alien brethren.
  5. Heads of Hate (6p, Iger Shop) - Reprint of Heads of Horror, Weird v1n12 (Oct 1966)
  6. Satan's Vault of Horror 6p, Iger Shop/Additions by Carl Burgos)
    Reprint of The Bedeviled Vault, Strange Journey #1 (Ajax, Sep 1957). Code-approved version of Wheel of Terror,  Haunted Thrills #14 (Ajax, Mar-Apr 1954). Originally printed in Ellery Queen #2 (Superior, July 1949) as The Devil in the Vault
    When employees open a bank vault, the devil himself is inside and flees with a satchel full of money.
  7. Temple of the Beast - Reprinted from Weird v2n4
  8. The Deadly Ghouls (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprint of The Golden Ghouls, Voodoo #1 (Ajax, May 1952)
    An obituary writer investigates a funeral home where business seems to be going a little too well.

 

            Once again, the version of Phantom Express here is sort of half way between the code-approved version and the pre-code version. A number of additions were made including, in one panel, adding back in a version of the skeleton that had been removed for the code-approved version (the fact that the skeleton added wasn't the same as the original lends further credence to the idea that Ajax/Farrell altered there original artwork when creating the code-approved versions). Dream of Death omits two pages from the original version. The Unseen Terror is the only instance I've found so far of Eerie reprinting an Ajax/Farrell story that did not come from one of their horror titles.
            Dave O'Dell claims that Chic stone did the cover for this issue (see comment on Terror Tales v1n8).

 

4. Terror Tales v1n10, Nov 1969, 52pp, $0.35

    Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. Horror in the Mine - Reprinted from Weird v2n2
  2. Night of Terror - Reprinted from Weird v1n11 (with new splash)
  3. Vampires -   Reprint of Scream No More, My Lady, Weird v1n11
  4. Dig Me a Grave - Reprint of Three in a Grave, Weird v2n1
  5. Monster in the Mist - Reprinted from Weird v1n11
  6. I, The Coffin - Reprinted from Weird v1n11
  7. Terror Unlimited - Reprinted from Weird v2n3
  8. Web of the Widow - Reprinted from Weird v1n11

 

            Eerie's second all-reprint issue in two months.

 

5. Terror Tales v2n1, Jan 1970, 52pp, $0.35
    Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. The Hanging Ghoul (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprint of Ghoul's Bride, Voodoo #6 (Ajax, Feb 1953)
    A ghoul offers to help a murderess escape the gallows - for a price.
  2. Vampire Flies (4p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of Demon Flies, Witches Tales #8 (Harvey, Mar 1952)
    A scientist breeds an army of flesh-eating flies and spiders.
  3. Reincarnation (6p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of A Stone's Throw From…Eternity, Weird Mysteries #1 (Gillmor, Oct 1952)
    An occult researcher travels to Trinidad, where an occult master tells him he is the reincarnation of an ancient person and that he can attain immortality.
  4. I Chopped Her Head Off (6p, Dick Ayers)
    Rework of I Killed Mary, Weird Mysteries #8 (Gillmor, Jan 1954)
    No one believes mild-mannered Frank when he tells them he chopped Mary up into tiny pieces - not even his family.
  5. The Claw (5p, Ezra Jackson)
    Rework of Hand of Fate, Weird Mysteries #3, (Gillmor, Feb 1953)
    When a childhood rival beats him out for head of surgery at the city hospital, Alfrred Martin cuts off his hand in a jealous rage.
  6. The Man Who Didn't Believe (6p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of The Disbeliever, Weird Mysteries #3 (Gillmor, Feb 1953)
    A subway worker discovers a race of giant ants.
  7. The Heads of Terror (7p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of The Dancing Lights of Kula, Weird Horrors #2 (St. John, Aug 1952)
    A pair of crooks steal a ruby from an idol, and are pursued by floating heads demanding its return.
  8. The Weird Dead - Reprinted from Weird v2n9

            Vampire Flies is one of the best examples of Larry Woromay's warped style. After working for Atlas in the 1950s, Woromay got back into comics after long break in the late 1960s working for Charlton and doing a single story for Warren before coming to Eerie Publications in 1969. He only worked at Eerie until 1971 but was probably the most prolific of the American artists.

 

 

 

 

 

6. Terror Tales v2n2, Mar 1970, 52pp, $0.50

    Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. The Dead Demons (6p, Dick Ayers)
    Rework of Ferry of the Dead, Chamber of Chills #2 [#22] (Harvey, Aug 1951)
    A doctor on an island castle persuades a ferry captain to supply him with corpses for his evil experiments.
  2. The Vampire Monster Trap (5p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Ordeal By Wax, Weird Mysteries #2 (Gillmor, Dec 1952)
    A murderer is allowed to take refuge in a wax museum - as long as he agrees to lure victims into the place for use in new exhibits.
  3. Night of Terror (5p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Shock, Witches Tales #20 (Harvey, Aug 1953)
    In a story told entirely through captions, an elderly man becomes convinced that his beautiful young wife and his caretaker are plotting to kill him.
  4. Demon in the Dungeon - Reprinted from Weird v3n1a
  5. Dying is So Contagious - Reprinted from Weird v2n2
  6. Fiends From the Crypt - Reprinted from Weird v2n2
  7. Terror in the Attic - Reprinted from Weird v2n2
  8. Weird Revenge (5p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Vengeance Trail, Weird Horrors #6 (St. John, Feb 1953)
    An ex-con pays a visit to a strange curio shop, where he purchases revenge against the two men who framed him.

 

7. Terror Tales v2n3, May 1970, 52pp, $0.50
    Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. The Zombies Vault (9p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of The Vault of Living Death, Chamber of Chills #2 [#22] (Harvey, Aug 1951)
    A pair of workers digging up graves in a cemetery unearth a manuscript telling the story of a scientist who buried his partner alive after administering an experimental anesthetic.
  2. Witches Ghosts (8p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Lost Souls, Beware #8 (Trojan, Mar 1954)
    George Blake receives an unexpected visit from a man who tells him the story of the Alwyn treasure - after removing his own head.
  3. The King of Hades - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v1n11
  4. If I Should Die - Reprinted from Weird v2n8
  5. Two on the Aisle of Death - Reprinted  from Terror Tales v1n7.
  6. Bloody Mary - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v1n11
  7. The Dancing Ghost - Reprinted from Weird v2n8

 

8. Terror Tales v2n4, July 1970, 52pp, $0.50

 

  1. Isle of Demons (6p, Dick Ayers)
    Rework of Isle of Doom, Weird Terror #2 (Comic Media, Nov 1952)
    A group of scientists crash land on a volcanic island where the find a tower filled with gold - and demons.
  2. Evil Monsters (6p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of The Evil Ones, Weird Terror #2 (Comic Media, Nov 1952)
    A city morgue statistician discovers that all of the "accidents" in the world are actually the work of a race of gnomes visible only to him.
  3. Death Strikes Four - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n1
  4. Bury Her Deep - Reprint of In a Lonely Place, Weird v2n4
  5. Demon's Doom - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n2
  6. Skeletons Have Secrets - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n2
  7. The Crawling Horror - Reprinted from Horror Tales v1n7

 

 

9. Terror Tales v2n5, Sep 1970, 52pp, $0.50

 

  1. Ghoulish Feast (7p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Jack the Ripper, Horrific #6 (Comic Media, July 1953)
    Jack the Ripper appears in London and begins another killing spree - a century after his first one.
  2. Monster (6p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Mark of the Brute, Weird Terror #11 (Comic Media, May 1954)
    A man goes to his fiancée's cruel employer's home where he finds her being treated as a slave at the hands of a brutish monster under the madman's control.
  3. Skull in a Box (6p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of The Shrunken Skull, Horrific #7 (Comic Media, Sep 1953)
    An expedition travels to Africa to locate a former member who'd disappeared there months ago. They find him presiding over a fortune in gold and one of the members kills him, shrink his head, and put it in a box - too bad it won't stay there.
  4. The Slimy Mummy - Reprinted from Weird v3n5
  5. Doom Creatures - Reprinted from Witches Tales v1n9
  6. Experiment in Terror - Reprinted from Tales From the Crypt v1n10
  7. Blood and Old Bones - Reprinted from Tales From the Crypt v1n10

Steven Sennitt praised the artist of Skull in a Box as the "unknown genius" of Eerie. I believe the genius to be Argentine Cirilo Munoz, who signed a number of stories for Eerie (by the way, the artist is Cirilo Munoz, not the better known Carlos Munoz as has been reported in numerous other sources).

 

10. Terror Tales v2n6, Nov 1970, 52pp, $0.50

      Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. The Bloody Ax (6p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Paralyzed, Mysterious Adventures #17 (Story, Dec 1953)
    A husband grows tired of his wheelchair-bound wife's constant nagging. He puts up with it because she was injured in an accident that was his fault, but when he finds out that she is having an affair and her disability is a fraud, he takes violent action.
  2. The Glass Corpse (7p, Oswal)
    Rework of Shrink, Horrific #7 (Comic Media, Sep 1953)
    A German housewife notices that the women who have been disappearing recently bear an uncanny resemblance to the glass figurines she saw in a Munich shop.
  3. The Thing (5p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of The Thing on the Broken Balcony, Strange Worlds #8 (Avon, Aug 1952)
    On New Year's Eve, Jack Darrow is invited to stay at the house of a former classmate of his, who tells him a story of a murder that occurred there years before and a ghost that lives there still.
  4. Werewolf (7p, Iger Shop) - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v1n6
  5. Over Her Dead Body - Reprinted from Witches Tales v1n9
  6. Death Trap - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v1n6
  7. Broom For a Witch - Reprinted from Witches Tales v1n7
  8. Bedeviled Puppet - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v1n6

 

11. Terror Tales v3n1, Jan 1971, 52pp, $0.50
     Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. The Bloody Monster (10p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of The Nameless Horror, Beware Terror Tales #1 (Fawcett, May 1952)
    A safari succeeds in capturing the legendary white ape.
  2. The Zombies Cave (7p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of The Corpse Springs Alive, Mysterious Adventures #6 (Story, Feb 1952)
    A scientists discovers a way to bring the dead the life, but he needs to test it on humans. When the state prison board turns down his request to use prison volunteers, he heads for the salt mines of Peru.
  3. The Jungle Ghost (7p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of The Manhunting Lion, Mysterious Adventures #22 (Story, Oct 1954)
    A lion hunter scoffs at native tales of a beautiful ghost who pushes men to their deaths and decides to investigate for himself.
  4. Death Claws - Reprinted from Terror Tales v1n8
  5. Ohhhh, Brother - Reprinted from Witches Tales v1n7
  6. Devil On His Shoulder - Reprinted from Witches Tales v1n7

 

 

12. Terror Tales v3n2, Mar 1971, 52pp, $0.50|
      Cover: Johnny Bruck, reprinted from Perry Rhodan (German Series) #186 (Mar 1965)

 

  1. Creature of Evil (7p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of The Moon Was Red, Web of Mystery #18 (Ace, May 1953)
    A French fishing vessel encounters a ferocious sea monster.
  2. The Corpse They Couldn't Bury (6p, Caros Munoz)
    Rework of Death Song, Weird Terror #2 (Comic Media, Nov 1952)
    A down-on-his luck violinist's fortunes take a turn for the better after he murders his main rival, but when his rival returns from the dead, his luck runs out.
  3. The Witch's Claws - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n1
  4. Burn, Miser, Burn (6p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Money Hungry, Mysterious Adventures #13 (Story, June 1953)
    A businessman's domineering mother doesn't approve of his new girlfriend and will stop at nothing, not even murder, to keep them apart and him under her thumb.
  5. The Mummies - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n1
  6. Crawling Death - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v1n11
  7. Horror Harbor - Reprinted from Tales From the Crypt v1n10
  8. A Skeleton in the Closet - Reprinted from Tales From the Crypt v1n10

 

13. Terror Tales v3n3, May 1971, 52pp, $0.50

      Cover: Johnny Bruck, reprinted from Perry Rhodan (German Series) #126 (Jan 1964)

 

  1. The Wooden Menace (7p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of The Phantom Puppet, The Beyond #1 (Ace, Nov 1950)
    A master puppet maker finds that one of his creations has come to life - and is bent on murder.
  2. The Evil Ones (7p, Oswal)
    Rework of Waterfront, Weird Terror #6 (Comic Media, July 1953)
    After a young tough's unsuccessful attempt to join a waterfront mob, a beautiful woman offers to help him get in, if he will kill someone for her first.
  3. Fire Monster - Reprinted from Tales From the tomb v2n3
  4. The Devil Collects - Reprinted from Weird v3n1b
  5. Hissing Horror - Reprinted from Weird v3n1b
  6. Sound of Mourning - Reprinted from Weird v3n1b
  7. The Zombi's Bride - Reprinted from Weird v3n1b

 

Oswal was another Argentine artist. When some of his stories were reprinted, the signature was changed to "Oswald."

 

14. Terror Tales v3n4, July 1971, 52pp, $0.50

      Cover: Johnny Bruck, reprinted from Perry Rhodan (German Series) #363 (1968)

 

  1. The Tomb (7p, Dick Ayers)
    Rework of The Sign of Doom, Web of Mystery #14 (Ace, Nov 1952)
    While vacationing in Rome, Mark Wayne is captured by a man with a brand on his forehead claiming to be from ancient Rome and asserting that Mark was a relative of Nero who had him branded.
  2. The Unknown (7p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of The Demon Coat, Web of Evil #15 (Quality, June 1954)
    While traveling in Egypt, an American collector purchases the legendary demon coat of King Tut, a garment said to grant those who don it the power to envision evil and perish by it.
  3. The House of Worm TEXT STORY (8p, Maerle Prout, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprint of The House of the Worm, Weird Tales (Oct 1933)
    Skull Scavenger - Reprinted from Weird v2n9
  4. Horror Island (6p, Oscar Novelle)
    Rework of The Coward, Ghostly Weird Stories #124 (Star, Aug 1954)
    An American gangster is deported to Africa, where he tries to show the natives who's boss.
  5. Stretching Things - Reprinted from Weird v2n8
  6. Idol of Evil - Reprinted from Weird v2n10

 

 

15. Terror Tales v3n5, Sep 1971, 52pp, $0.50

      Cover: Johnny Bruck, reprinted from Perry Rhodan (German Series) #271 (Nov 1966)

 

  1. The Evil Zombie (7p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Long Arm of the Undead, Web of Mystery #23 (Ace, Mar 1954)
    When Italian superstar Maria Santori dies during filming, the producers replace her with another actress, but Maria returns from the dead to make sure no one else can complete the role.
  2. A Thing of Horror (7p, Oscar Novelle)
    Rework of The Oozing Horror, Web of Mystery #23 (Ace, Mar 1954)
    After a lab accident, a scientist finds his body has developed the power to blend with any material.
  3. The Golden Patio TEXT STORY (6p, Aubrey Feist, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprinted from Strange Tales v2n2 (June 1932)
  4. Spirits of the Witch - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n3
  5. Evil Monsters - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n4
  6. Fate Laughs at Clowns - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n2
  7. Bury Her Deep - Reprint of In a Lonely Place, Weird v2n4

16. Terror Tales v3n6, Nov 1971, 52pp, $0.60

 

  1. The Werewolf (7p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Werewolf, Out of the Shadows #14 (Standard, Aug 1954)
    The constable and a groups of townspeople band together to fight the werewolf that has been plaguing their village.
  2. Nightmare (7p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Rehearsal For Death, Web of Evil #1 (Quality, Nov 1952)
    A jealous understudy for Hamlet murders his mentor and ditches the body, but when he returns to the theater, the actor seems to have returned from the grave.
  3. The Body in the Potato Patch TEXT STORY (4p, Nellie M. Nelson, Illustrations: Ezra  Jackson)
    Reprinted from Exploring the Unknown #54, Oct 1969
    The Doom Witch - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n4
  4. The Ghostly Gardener TEXT STORY (3p, E. Rhea, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson?)
    Reprinted from Exploring the Unknown #70, Mar 1970
    One Very Wide Coffin - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n2
  5. Chant of the Dead - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n2
  6. Experiment in Terror - Reprinted from Tales From the Crypt v1n10

 

 

17. Terror Tales v4n1, Jan 1972, 52pp, $0.60
     Cover includes art from covers of Tales From the Tomb v1n7 and Weird v4n5

 

  1. The Demons Night (7p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of The Fearful Night, Out of the Shadows #13 (Standard, May 1954)
    A man wandering the Transylvanian woods stumbles upon a cabin owned by witches. When he finds a chest of gold, he murders one of the witches and tries to steal its contents, but her sisters tell him that if he is to avoid eternal doom, he must kill for them.
  2. The Swamp Devils (9p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of Ghosts of Doom, Web of Evil #1 (Quality, Nov 1952)
    A crook holes up in his family mansion in the Everglades, along with his sidekicks - unaware that it is home to a voodoo queen bent on vengeance.
  3. The Bloody Statues (6p, Torre Repiso)
    Rework of The Death Statue, Mysterious Adventures #16 (Story, Oct 1953)
    A failed sculptor comes up with an idea for creating realistic statues - he murders women and coats their bodies with clay.
  4. Cry, Ghost, Cry TEXT STORY (4p, Henry Slesar, Illustrations: Carl Burgos)
    Reprint of Cry, Baby, Cry, Startling Mystery Stories #15, Spring 1970
  5. Skeletons Have Secrets - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n2
  6. The Gory Thing - Reprint of The Bloody Thing, Horror Tales v3n3
  7. Blood in the Sky - Reprinted from Weird v3n2

 

 

18. Terror Tales v4n2, Mar 1972, 52pp, $0.60

      Cover: Fernando Fernandez, additions by Carl Burgos

 

  1. The Floating Dead (9p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of The Ship of Lost Souls, Web of Evil #7 (Quality, Oct 1953)
    When a gambling ship capsizes, a selfish man escapes in a speedboat, leaving the others to die but the ghostly crew returns and drags him back onto the ship to pay for his act.
  2. Voodoo Doll (7p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Anger of the Devil, Mysterious Adventures #3 (Story, Aug 1951)
    A geologist working on a Pacific island witnesses a devil worship ceremony and barely escapes with his life. Soon afterward, a native girl his wife hires to take care of their son gives the boy a nice new voodoo doll to play with.
  3. The Thing TEXT  STORY (6p, Eddy C. Bertin, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson?)
    Reprint of The Whispering Thing, Weird Terror Tales #1, Winter 1969/70
  4. Vampire - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n5
  5. Yeech! - Reprinted  from Witches Tales v1n9
  6. The Noose TEXT STORY (4p, Attia Hatvany, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson?)
    Reprint of A Dream of Falling, Magazine of  Horror # 4, May 1964
    Escape From Hell - Reprinted from Weird v3n2
  7. The Horrible Thing - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n5

 

19. Terror Tales v4n3, Apr 1972, 52pp, $0.60

      Cover: Fernando Fernandez

 

  1. Satan's Man (7p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of Satan's Spectacles, Web of Evil #4 (Quality, May 1953)
    Satan stops by a shop and asks the owner to make his a pair of glasses according to the specifications he provides. When the man dons them, he finds he can see through walls and read minds, so he decides to make a duplicate pair for himself.
  2. Invitation From a Vampire (7p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Life's Blood, Mysterious Adventures #13, Apr 1953)
    A gigolo makes his living by seducing wealthy widows then doing away with them, but he finally meets his match.
  3. The Creatures TEXT STORY (3p, R.A. Lafferty, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson?)
    Reprint of The Ultimate Creature, Future, Aug 1942
  4. The Weird Old Man (5p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of The Recluse, Out of the Shadows #13 (Standard, May 1954)
    A woman's boyfriend talks her into marrying a misshapen hermit so they can get their hands on the $40,000 he has stashed away in his shack.
  5. The Zombie Army - Reprinted from Weird v4n5
  6. Dead Man's Train - Reprinted from Weird v4n5
  7. Gateway to Yesterday - Reprinted from Weird v3n3
  8. Exit the Lone Ghost - Reprinted from Weird v3n3

 

 

20. Terror Tales v4n4, June 1972, 52pp, $0.60
       Cover adapts art from the cover of Crime Does Not Pay v3n2 (June 1970, Bill Alexander), rework by Carl Burgos

 

  1. The Vampires (7p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Venom of the Vampires, Web of Mystery #1 (Ace, Feb 1951)
    After crash-landing in an African jungle, one of the crew members of a small airplane is bitten by a vampire bat. Her companions scoff at stories or vampires, until one shows up in their camp.
  2. Things of Horror (7p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Tribe of the Terrible Trees, Web of Mystery #6 (Ace, Dec 1951)
    A group of explorers enter the jungles of Africa to search for a man who'd disappeared into a region said to be home to a race of tree men.
  3. The Weird Thing TEXT STORY (6p, H.P. Lovecraft, Illustrations: Ezra  Jackson?)
    Reprint of He, Weird Tales (Sep 1926)
  4. Mask of Horror - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n4
  5. The Dead Monsters - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n4
  6. The Tiger's Paw - Reprinted from Horror Tales v1n7
  7. Death Trap - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v1n6

 

21. Terror Tales v4n5, Aug 1972, 52pp, $0.60

      Cover: Bill Alexander

  1. A Feast For Rats (5p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Cycle of Horror, Chamber of Chills #16 (Harvey, Mar 1953)
    A thief murders his partner and leaves his body in a hotel bed for the rats to gnaw on, but whenever he moves to a new motel, the body is there waiting for him.
  2. Graveyard (5p, Eugenio Zoppi)
    Rework of Amnesia, Chamber of Chills #17 (Harvey, May 1953)
    A man develops amnesia after being struck by lightning near a cemetery.
  3. The Evil Cat (7p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Curse of the Black Panther, Chamber of Chills #16 (Harvey, Mar 1953)
    When her father is killed by what appears to be a panther, a woman learns that she is actually the daughter of a pair of cat people.
  4. Deadman's Well (7p, Torre Repiso)
    Rework of The Deep River, Weird Terror #10 (Comic Media, Mar 1954)
    A man takes his injured cousin into his house and tries to restore his memories of the times they spent together.
  5. The Creature - Reprinted from Weird Worlds v1n10
  6. Boomerang Backlash - Reprinted from Horror Tales v1n7
  7. The Green Horror - Reprinted from Weird Worlds v1n10
  8. Forever and Ever - Reprinted from Terror Tales v1n8

 

 

22. Terror Tales v4n6, Oct 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover adapts art from cover of Tales of Voodoo v2n4, rework by Carl Burgos

 

  1. The Gruesome Creatures (6p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of The Visitor, Black Cat Mystery #42 (Harvey, Feb 1953)
    A mathematician creates a formula that allows him to contact the 4th dimension, and a group of insect like demons bent on destroying humanity.
  2. Chamber of Horrors (5p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of The Museum, Chamber of Chills #23 (Harvey, May 1954)
    In an effort to gain publicity for his failing wax museum, the curator offers a reporter ten thousand francs to stay there overnight.
  3. The Strange Escape (5p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Destiny, Black Cat Mystery #44 (Harvey, June 1953)
    A con escapes from prison and flees into a cemetery, where he meets a group of robed figures who tell him they are his only hope.
  4. Locked in Time TEXT STORY - Reprinted from Weird Worlds v2n2
  5. The Vampire Witch Reprinted from Weird v4n1
  6. The Walking Dead - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n3
  7. Demons and Vampires - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n3
  8. Xebico TEXT STORY - Reprinted from Weird v5n2
  9. Terror of the Dead - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v4n2

 

 

23. Terror Tales v4n7, Dec 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover includes art from covers of Weird v4n1 and Tales of Voodoo v4n6

 

  1. The Monster (6p, Ruben Marchionne)
    Rework of Transformation, Witches Tales #14 (Harvey, Sep 1952)
    A mild-mannered man develops a potion that will increase his courage, but it works a little too well.
  2. A Thing of Horror (6p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Don't Look Behind, Out of the Shadows #13 (Standard, May 1954)
    A two-bit hood robs a fortune teller, who tells him he will die by his own hand.
  3. The Water Demon (7p, Carlos Clemen)
    Rework of Kiss of Doom, Black Cat Mystery #42 (Harvey, Feb 1953)
    The members of an explorers club encounter an octopus-like sea monster that can transform itself into a beautiful woman.
  4. Witches' Nightmare - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n2
  5. Torture Chamber - Reprinted from Weird Worlds v2n3
  6. Space Rot TEXT STORY - Reprinted from Weird Worlds v2n3
  7. Satan's Cat - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n2
  8. Terror Unlimited - Reprinted from Weird v2n3

 

24. Terror Tales v5n1, Feb 1973, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Bill Alexander

  1. Stage of Horror (6p, Ruben Marchionne)
    Rework of Designer of Doom, Witches Tales #9 (Harvey, Apr 1952)
    An arrogant stage designer uses voodoo to get rid of the actors he feels are unworthy to play on his stage.
  2. Torture (5p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Atom, Chamber of Chills #18 (Harvey, July 1953)
    An a-bomb explosion transforms a man into a glowing, thirsty horror.
  3. A Shape of Evil (7p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Invitation to Doom, Witches Tales #7 (Harvey, Jan1952)
    A man turns into a living tree after replacing his blood with tree sap.
  4. The Corpse - Reprinted from Weird v5n6
  5. Menace of the UFO TEXT ARTICLE - Reprinted from Witches Tales v3n5
  6. The Space Vampires - Reprinted from Weird Worlds v1n10
  7. The Devil Collects - Reprinted from Weird v3n1b
  8. Hissing Horror - Reprinted from Weird v3n1b

 

25. Terror Tales v5n2, Apr 1973, 52pp, $0.60
     Cover: Bill Alexander, Troy Lanz?

  1. Curse of the Mummies (9p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of The Evil Eye, Witches Tales #2 (Harvey, Mar 1951)
    A thief who smuggles jewels in his glass eye travels to Egypt where he is witness to a secret ceremony of the dead.
  2. The Monster (5p, Walter Casadei, script: Bob Powell)
    Rework of Excursion, Black Cat Mystery #44 (Harvey, June 1953)
    A young couple are held captive about a ship of the damned called the Satana.
  3. The Witches Coven - Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n4
  4. Tombstone For a Ghoul - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n3
  5. Curse of the Vampire - Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n4
  6. The Moon is Red - Reprinted from Strange Galaxy v1n8

 

26. Terror Tales v5n3, June 1973, 52pp, $0.60

  1. From the Grave Below (4p, Domingo Mandrafina)
    Rework of Wake Up the Dead, Black Magic #33 [v5n3] (Prize, Nov 1954)
    After destroying a planet, a spaceship crew captures the few survivors and keep them as cargo but the survivors aren't what they seem.
  2. The Dead Live (6p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of The Half Men, Black Magic #31 [v5n1] (Prize, Jul 1954)
    A sociology professor traveling in India finds a village run by a legless madman who turns people into zombies.
  3. Hidden Horror (8p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Corpses From the Sea, Black Cat Mystery #33 (Harvey, Feb 1952)
    A schooner visits a port that has fallen victim to the gray plague.
  4. The Spider - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v4n1
  5. Food For Ghouls - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n6
  6. The Thing in the Parlor - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v4n1
  7. The Bloody Thing - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n1
  8. Gruesome Shock - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n1

 

27. Terror Tales v5n4, Aug 1973, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover includes art from cover of Tales From the Tomb v2n5

  1. Pool of Horror (6p, Domingo Mandrafina)
    Rework of Colony of Horror, Tomb of Terror #7 (Harvey, Jan 1953)
    When their car runs out of gas, a trio of travelers seek help at a nearby summer colony, where they are imprisoned and tortured by witches.
  2. The Werewolves (9p, Enrique Cristobal)
    Rework of The Werewolf Burial, Adventures Into the Unknown #26, (American Comics Group, Dec 1951)
    A veterinarian falls in love with a strange woman, unaware that her pet wolf is actually a werewolf.
  3. Ghoulish Feast - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n5
  4. Doom Creatures - Reprinted from  Witches Tales v1n9
  5. The Swamp Devils - Reprinted from Terror Tales v4n1
  6. The Day Man Died - Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n6
  7. The Bloody Creature - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n1

 

 

28. Terror Tales v5n5, Oct 1973, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover includes art from cover of Witches Tales v3n6

  1. Lighthouse of Horror (5p, Domingo Mandrafina)
    Rework of Beam of Terror, Tomb of Terror #7 (Harvey, Jan 1953)
    A sea captain kills his partner in crime return to a lighthouse to retrieve a treasure map they'd stashed there years before. The captain murders his companion, hoping to keep the treasure for himself, but the companion has other ideas.
  2. The Hungry Slime (6p, Ruben Marchionne)
    Rework of The Living Slime, Tomb of Terror #5 (Harvey, Oct 1952)
    An escaped prisoner flees into the Everglades, where he encounters a vicious slime creature.
  3. Weird Magic - Reprint of Zombie Magic, Horror Tales v3n3
  4. The Beast - Reprinted from Weird v5n4
  5. The Vampire Flies - Reprinted from Weird v5n4
  6. Head of Horror (8p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of The Face of Horror, Chamber of Chills #10 (Harvey, July 1952)
    While visiting a friend's mansion, a doctor is frightened by a hideous face and the touch of a clammy hand in the night.
  7. The Mummies - Reprinted from Weird v5n4

 

29. Terror Tales v5n6, Dec 1973, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Behan

 

  1. The Hungry Corpsemakers (5p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of The Things, Chamber of Chills #13 (Harvey, Oct 1952)
    In yet another rework of The Naked Jungle, a group of thieves are pursued by ravenous ants after stealing the eyes from an idol on a desert island.
  2. Mad Man's Knife (5p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of The Curse of Morgan Kilgaine, Chamber of Chills #11 (Harvey, Aug 1952)
    An unscrupulous antique dealer comes across an ancient enchanted dagger that he uses to murder the heirs to a famous fortune.
  3. The Horror Bugs (6p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Slaughter House, Black Magic #31 [v5n1] (Prize, July 1954)
    A group of alien "bugs" takes over the planet Earth and begins processing its people for food.
  4. Banshee Hex (7p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of The Brannock Curse, Out of the Shadows #14 (Standard, Aug 1954)
    The ghost of an 18th century Irish lass returns to haunt the descendents of the man who killed her.
  5. The Angry Vampire - Reprinted from Weird v4n6
  6. The Ghoul - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v4n1
  7. Space Demon - Reprinted from Strange Galaxy v1n10
  8. Claws of the Cat - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n4

30. Terror Tales v6n1, Feb 1974, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover includes art from cover of Witches Tales v4n1

  1. A Ring of Corpses (7p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of Trumpet of Doom, Haunted Thrills #14 (Ajax, Mar-Apr 1954)
    [See Trumpet of Doom, Weird v1n10]
  2. The Demon Ghost (6p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Demon in the Dungeon, Strange Fantasy #4 (Ajax, Feb 1953)
    [See Demon in the Dungeon, Weird v3n1a]
  3. The Undead (6p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Ghoul's Bride, Voodoo #6 (Ajax, Feb 1953)
    [See The Hanging Ghoul, Terror Tales v2n1]
  4. A Jury of Skeletons (8p, Enrique Cristobal)
    Rework of Corpses of the Jury, Voodoo #6 (Ajax, Jan 1953)
    [See Corpses of the Jury, Weird v2n1]
  5. Yeech! - Reprinted from Witches Tales v1n9
  6. The Glass Morgue - Reprint of The Glass Corpse, Terror Tales v2n6
  7. Devil Power - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n3

 

32. Terror Tales v6n2, Apr 1974, 52pp, $0.60
     Cover: Oscar Novelle?

  1. Fangs of Terror (5p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of Fangs of Fear, Strange Fantasy #12 (Ajax, June-July 1954)
    [See Fangs of Fear, Weird v1n11]
  2. The Skeleton (8p, Romero [Torre Repiso/Oscar Novelle])
    Rework of Eerie Bones, Haunted Thrills #4 (Ajax, Dec 1952)
    [See Eerie Bones, Tales of Voodoo v1n11]
  3. Escape to Nowhere (4p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Escape to Death, Weird Tales of the Future #2 (Gillmor, June 1952)
    A criminal sentenced to life in an intergalactic labor camp plots his escape.
  4. Buried (4p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Flight to the Future, Weird Tales of the Future #2 (Gillmor, June 1952)
    To avoid the gas chamber, a murder volunteers to be placed in suspended animation for 20,000 years.
  5. The Strange Vampire- Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n4
  6. The Thing From the Sea TEXT STORY - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n2
  7. Rhyme of Shock - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n4
  8. The Horrible Thing - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n5

 

32. Terror Tales v6n3, June 1974, 52pp, $0.75
     Cover: Oscar Novelle

 

  1. The Rat Feast (6p, Eugenio Zoppi)
    Rework of Fear Has a Name, Voodoo #12 (Ajax, Dec 1953)
    [See Fear Has a Name, Tales of Voodoo v3n3]
  2. The Tomb of Terror (10p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of The Weird Dead, Voodoo #6 (Ajax, Feb 1953)
    [See The Weird Dead, Weird v2n9]
  3. Zombies - Coast to Coast (7p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Corpses…Coast-to-Coast, Voodoo #14 (Ajax, Mar-Apr 1954)
    [See Corpses…Coast to Coast, Weird v2n8]
  4. The Bloody Guillotine - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n2
  5. The Creature TEXT STORY - Reprinted from Weird v6n1
  6. The Twisted Brain - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v4n3
  7. The Old Crone's Voodoo - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n2

33. Terror Tales v6n4, Aug 1974, 52pp, $0.75
      Cover includes art from cover of Tales of Voodoo v5n7

  1. Satan's Revenge (6p, Eugenio Zoppi)
    Rework of The Devil Collects, Haunted Thrills #15 (Ajax, May-June 1954)
    [See The Devil Collects, Tales of Voodoo v3n3]
  2. House of Blood (5p, Domingo Mandrafina)
    Rework of Night of Terror, Voodoo #16 (Ajax, July-Aug 1954)
    [See Night of Terror, Weird v1n11]
  3. Give Me Back My Brain (9p, Nestor Olivera)
    Rework of Skulls of Doom, Voodoo #12 (Ajax, Dec 1953)
    [See Skulls of Doom, Weird v4n5]
  4. Vampire - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v3n3
  5. Voodoo's Queen of Witchcraft TEXT ARTICLE - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n5
  6. Deadly Fangs - Reprinted from Weird Worlds v1n10
  7. A Thing of Horror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v4n7

 

34. Terror Tales v6n5, Oct 1974, 52pp, $0.75
      Cover includes art from cover of Horror Tales v2n2, rework by Carl Burgos

  1. Spider (8p, Enrique Cristobal)
    Rework of Jelly Death (Chamber of Chills #6 (Harvey, Mar 1952)
    A scientist discovers a way to create various life forms from a blob of protoplasm and uses his knowledge to create creatures to wreak havoc on his oppressors.
  2. The Seven Skulls (6p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of The Seven Skulls of Magondi, Chamber of Chills #6 (Harvey, Mar 1952)
    After a hunter makes off with seven precious rubies, a witch doctor transforms them into seven ravenous skulls.
  3. Creatures of Evil (5p, Romero [Torre Repiso/Oscar Novelle])
    Rework of Black Knights of Evil, Chamber of Chills #6 (Harvey, Mar 1952)
    A group of fraternity brothers stage a phony initiation ceremony to scare the pants off milquetoast Chauncey Ashworth, but the joke turns out to be on therm.
  4. The Devil's Zombie - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n3
  5. The Witch's Claws - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n1
  6. Sawdust Banshee - Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n2
  7. Vampire-Ghouls- Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n5

 

35. Terror Tales v6n6, Dec 1974, 52pp, $0.75
     Cover: Xavier Villanova

 

  1. Never Kill a Corpse (7p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of Don't Call on the Dead, Black Magic #27 [v4n3] (Prize, Nov-Dec 1953)
    A hot young medium insists on calling the dead back to life, despite warnings from his mentor.
  2. The Fleshripper (7p, Martha Barnes)
    Rework of A Beast Is In the Streets, Black Magic #25 [v4n1] (Prize, June 1953)
    A corpse arises from its slab in the morgue and goes on a murderous rampage.
  3. This House is Haunted (6p, Eduardo Miranda)
    Rework of The Romantic Souls, Black Magic #25 [v4n1] (Prize, June 1953)
    A couple moves into an uncompleted house that formerly belonged to a couple who died tragically in a train accident.
  4. The Mummies - Reprinted from Weird v6n5
  5. The Head Shrinkers - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v4n5
  6. The Weird Thing - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n6
  7. Night of Terror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n2
  8. Body Snatcher - Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n2

 

Villanova also did covers and interior art for Skywald. The cover art may have been a Skywald reject purchased by Myron Fass.


36. Terror Tales v7n1, Apr 1976, 68pp, $1.25
      Cover reprinted from Witches Tales v5n2

  1. Beyond the Grave (8p, Martha Barnes)
    Rework of Vengeance of the Undead, Web of Mystery #4 (Ace, Aug 1951)
    The monsters from a carnival horror show wreak bloody havoc on a small town.
  2. Vampires Plague (9p, Enrique Cristobal)
    Rework of Legacy of the Accursed, Web of Mystery #2 (Ace, Apr 1951)
    A London woman travels to Bavaria for the funeral of her uncle, only to find a vampire on the loose.
  3. Deaths Path (10p, Kato)
    Rework of Death's Highway, Web of Evil #10 (Quality, Jan 1954)
    After they seemingly survive a car accident, a pair of hired killers face a jury of their undead victims.
  4. Horror With 4 Legs - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v7n2
  5. The Deadman's Ship - Reprinted from Weird v8n4a
  6. The Flesh Eaters - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n5
  7. Satan's Bloody Pearls - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v6n6
  8. A Tomb of Horror - Reprinted from Weird v8n4a
  9. Valley of Hell (7p, Martha Barnes)
    Rework of Valley of Horror, Web of Evil #8 (Quality, Nov 1953)
    After witnessing a fatal auto accident, a couple takes a shortcut that leads to a town of the dead.

 

Eerie underwent some major changes in 1975. After their February issues, Eerie suddenly stopped publishing their horror titles. This was likely due to a collapse in the horror comic magazine market as a whole. Skywald, Marvel, and Atlas/Seaboard all stopped publishing in 1975 (though Warren continued). Some blame this on the market being saturated due to the glut of horror magazines released by Marvel. For a while, it must have looked as if Eerie had bitten the dust as well, but 14 months later, in June of 1976, they were back. But things were very different. Eerie had pared back production considerably. The number of titles was cut back to just three with Tales From the Tomb, Tales of Voodoo, and Witches Tales all being dropped. The three titles  that did remain were cut from bi-monthly to quarterly. Page count increased from 52 to 68 pages but price increased substantially from $0.75 to $1.25 ((except for Horror Tales, which went to 116 page issues and a price of $2,00). There were also massive changes in personnel. The masthead for this issue (the only post-1975 issue to include one) lists Myron Fass and Stanley Harris as publishers, Irving Fass as "executive director", Roy Mosny as editorial director, and Robert Califf and Roger V. Marshall as copy editors. Gone are Carl Burgos and Ezra Jackson. The layout of the table of contents also changes and the story synopses now seem more descriptive of the actual story contents. While the format of the post-1975 issues may have been new the stories weren't. While this issue appears to feature three new stories (though they may have been reprinted from one of the few pre-1976 issues I don't have) and (relatively) new artists Martha Barnes and Kato, subsequent issues would feature entirely reprinted material.

 

37. Terror Tales v7n3, July 1976, 68pp, $1.25
      Cover reprinted from Witches Tales v5n5

  1. The Strange Vampire - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n4
  2. Voodoo Terror - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n1
  3. Terror in Stone - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v6n1
  4. A Head Full of Snakes - Reprinted from Weird v7n5
  5. Skin Rippers - Reprinted from Weird v7n7
  6. Satan's Warlock - Reprinted from Weird v5n5
  7. The Blood-Dripping Scarecrow - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v6n1
  8. The Hungry Slime - Reprinted from Terror Tales v5n5
  9. Blood Bath - Reprinted from Weird v3n5
  10. Black Light Monsters - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v4n2

 

NOTE: Terror Tales v7n2 does not exist.

 

38. Terror Tales v7n4, Oct 1976, 68pp, $1.25
      Cover reprinted from Witches Tales v6n4

  1. The Monster - Reprinted from Terror Tales v4n7
  2. The Skeleton - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n5
  3. The Demon Strikes - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v4n5
  4. The Mummy's Revenge - Reprinted from Weird v6n3
  5. Garden of Corpses - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v6n6
  6. The Walking Dead - Reprinted from Horror Tales v5n5a
  7. Vampire - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n5
  8. Satan's Man - Reprinted from Terror Tales v4n3
  9. Isle of Demons - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n4
  10. Nightmare - Reprinted from Terror Tales v3n6

 

39. Terror Tales v8n1, Apr 1977, 68pp, $1.25
      Cover reprinted from Witches Tales v3n6 and reversed.

 

  1. The Ghoul - Reprinted from Tale From the Tomb v4n1
  2. Satan's Horror - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v4n6
  3. Shadow of Evil - Reprinted from Weird v8n1
  4. The Bloody Monster - Reprinted from Terror Tales v3n1
  5. Signed in Blood - Reprinted from Horror Tales v7n1
  6. Devil's Plague - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n3
  7. The Vampire Lives - Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n5
  8. House of Blood - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n1
  9. The Blind Monsters - Reprinted from Weird v9n1
  10. Chop Their Heads Off - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v6n1

 

40. Terror Tales v8n2, July 1977, 68pp, $1.50
      Cover reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n2

  1. The Skeleton - Reprinted from Terror Tales v6n2
  2. The Mad Witch - Reprinted from Horror Tales v5n5b
  3. Circle of Terror - Reprinted from Horror Tales v5n6
  4. Ghoul's Mansion - Reprinted from Horror Tales v5n2
  5. Invitation From a Vampire - Reprinted from Terror Tales v4n3
  6. The Witch's Horror - Reprinted from Witches Tales v4n3
  7. The Floating Dead - Reprinted from Terror Tales v4n2
  8. Satan's Demons - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n6
  9. A Ring of Corpses - Reprinted from Terror Tales v6n1

 

41. Terror Tales v8n3, Oct 1977, 68pp, $1.50
      Cover reprinted from Witches Tales v4n1

  1. Vampire - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v3n3
  2. The House That Dripped Blood - Reprint of House of Blood, Terror Tales v6n4
  3. The Corpse - Reprint of Satan's Corpse, Horror Tales v4n1
  4. The Devil's Monster - Reprinted from Witches Tales v1n9
  5. Bloody Ten Fingers - Reprinted from Witches Tales v4n6
  6. Tunnel Crawlers - Reprint of Evil Monsters, Terror Tales v2n4
  7. Monster - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n3
  8. The Dead Live - Reprinted from Weird v8n4a
  9. The Head Shrinkers - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v4n5
  10. The Rack - Reprinted from Weird v6n2
  11. Facts For Ghouls FEATURE (1p) - Reprinted from Weird v2n10 IFC
  12. Weird Facts FEATURE (1p) - Reprinted from Weird v1n11

 

42. Terror Tales v9n1, Jan 1978, 68pp, $1.50
      Cover reprinted from Weird v8n4b

  1. The Horror Doll - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v6n5
  2. Living Corpse - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v6n5
  3. The Witches Coven - Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n4
  4. Dead Dummies - Reprinted from Weird v3n5
  5. The Zombies Vault - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n3
  6. A Corpse For the Coffin - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n4
  7. Satan's Demon - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n5
  8. The Transparent Ones - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n4
  9. The Devil's Machine - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v4n5
  10. Mask of Horror - Reprinted from Weird v6n6

 

43. Terror Tales v9n2, April 1978, 68pp, $1.50
      Cover reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v6n2

  1. Fangs of Horror - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n2
  2. The Deadly Corpse - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n2
  3. Give Me Back My Brain - Reprinted from Terror Tales v6n4
  4. The Tomb of Terror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v6n3
  5. Things of Evil - Reprinted from Horror Tales v5n6
  6. The Seven Skulls - Reprinted from Terror Tales v6n5
  7. The Grotesque Checkmate - Reprinted from Horror Tales v6n1
  8. Spider - Reprinted from Terror Tales v6n5
  9. The Mummies - Reprinted from Weird v6n5

 

 

44. Terror Tales v9n3, July 1978, 68pp, $1.50
      Cover reprinted from Terror Tales v6n2

  1. The Dead Monsters - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n4
  2. Twice Dead - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n3
  3. Eat the Flesh! Drink the Blood! - Reprinted from Witches Tales v5n6
  4. The Creatures - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n2
  5. Deadman's Tree - Reprinted from Witches Tales v5n6
  6. House of Blood - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n1
  7. The Zombie-Maker - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n1
  8. Things of Horror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v4n4
  9. Tick-Tock Horror - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n3
  10. The Toreador and the Demons - Reprinted from Witches Tales v4n1
  11. Inside Back Cover - Reprints cover art of Tales of Voodoo v7n5

 

45. Terror Tales v9n4, July 1978, 68pp, $1.50
      Cover: Oscar Novelle. Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v6n5

  1. Inside Front Cover - Reprints cover art from Tales of Voodoo v7n1
  2. Monster in Cloth - Reprinted from Horror Tales v5n5b
  3. Satan's Curse - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v5n6
  4. The Stone Monsters - Reprinted from Weird v6n4
  5. Claws of Horror - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n1
  6. The Headless Ones - Reprinted from Witches Tales v6n1
  7. Restrained - Reprinted from Weird v6n4
  8. The Heads of Terror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n1
  9. The Cave Monsters - Reprinted from Witches Tales v5n3
  10. River of Blood - Reprinted from Witches Tales v5n3
  11. The Deadly Demon - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v3n2
  12. Reincarnation - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n1

 

46. Terror Tales v10n1, Jan 1979, 68pp, $1.50
      Cover: Oscar Novelle. Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v7n5

  1. Inside Front Cover - Reprints cover art from Weird v6n6
  2. Priestess of Death - Reprinted from Horror Tales v7n2
  3. The Heads of Terror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n1
  4. Horror With Fangs - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v7n6
  5. The Mummies - Reprinted from Weird v6n5
  6. Spells of Evil FEATURE (1p) - Reprinted from Horror Tales v7n1
  7. The Horror Bell - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n5
  8. Screaming Hell - Reprinted from Horror Tales v7n1
  9. There's a Blood-Sucker Among Us - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v4n3
  10. Morgan's Ghost - Reprinted from Witches Tales v3n2
  11. Creature's Crypt - Reprinted from Horror Tales v7n1
  12. The Strange Friend - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v4n4

 


Horror Tales

 

1. Horror Tales v1n7, June 1969, 52pp, $0.35
    Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. Satan's Plaything (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #8 (Ajax, Apr 1954)
    A father buys his son a wind-up robot from a street vendor, only to find that it is evil.
  2. The Tiger's Paw (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Fantastic #11 (Ajax, Jan-Feb 1955)
    While investigating voodoo practices, a researcher investigates a series of murders committed by a woman who can transform herself into a cat.
  3. Screams in the Night (6p Iger Shop/additions by Carl Burgos)
    Reprinted from Haunted Thrills #7 (Ajax, Mar 1953)
    A dying plastic surgeon claims that he was called upon to alter the face of Adolf Hitler, who is still alive and did not die in his bunker.
  4. Boomerang Backlash (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from ?, Code-approved version of Tusks of Terror, Voodoo #10 (Ajax, July 1953)
    A cruel colonel has one of his Indian officers jailed for dating his ward but the officer finds a way to repay his cruelty.
  5. Dollar$ and Doom (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #8 (Ajax, Apr 1953)
    After a cop-killer dies in the gas chamber, his two-timing girlfriend brings him back to life, only to kill him again.
  6. The Crawling Horror (7p, Iger Shop/additions by Carl Burgos)
    Reprinted from Voodoo #4 (Ajax, Nov 1952)
    A team of archaeologists brings the feathered serpent-god Quetzalcoatl back to life.
  7. Devil's Sketch Book (8p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Fantastic Fears #4 (Ajax,  Nov 1953)
    A shopkeeper gives a thief a sketch book made by the devil himself that will kill anyone whose face is drawn on one of its pages.

           

            Horror Tales' debut issue is a decent one. Screams in the Night is one of a handful of Nazi-themed stories by Ajax (as well as one of the handful of Hitler stories produced by pre-code publishers. Satan's Plaything features another of my favorite themes - killer toys. In The Crawling horrors, the Quetzalcoatl's name is misspelled, but a bigger mistake is that the Aztec god is found in a Mayan temple (such mistakes could often be found in Ajax stories). This might be a good time to mention Eerie's writing. One of the most commonly asked questions about Eerie Publications is "Who wrote this stuff?"  If the question is who at Eerie wrote this stuff the answer, basically, is "no one" since the scripts were all penned by pre-code authors (though someone at Eerie made minor changes to them). The many who have disparaged Eerie's writing would likely be shocked to find out that it is actually pre-code horror writing at which they are casting their aspersions. The one thing that Eerie staff did write were the story descriptions in the table of contents and here I must agree with the critics. The writing here was abysmal, filled with misspellings and bad grammar. Even worse, the descriptions often told you nothing about the story they were supposed to be describing. An example from this issue should suffice: "A bone cracking weirdie of torture and torment told to the sound of laughter!.....Yeech!" I'll leave it to you to guess which story that accompanied.

 

2. Horror Tales v1n8, Aug 1969, 52pp, $0.35
    Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. Wall of Blood (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprint of Screaming Shoes, Voodoo #13 (Ajax, Jan-Feb 1954)
    A bank robber develops a pill that allows him to move faster than the speed of sound.
  2. The Unknown (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprint of A Risky Report, Midnight #4 (Ajax, Nov 1957). Code-approved version of (She Wanted to Know) The Black Future, Voodoo #6 (Ajax, Feb 1953)
    Reading a book on witchcraft late one night, a coed finds a formula for a necklace that will allow her to see the future. When she tries it out, it works - but not the way she'd hoped.
  3. This Head is Mine (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprint? of Long Live Good King Charles, Dark Shadows #2 (Ajax, Jan 1958) w/changes. Code-approved version of The Vanishing Skull, Haunted Thrills #8 (Ajax, Apr 1953)
    The story of the much-traveled severed head of King Charles I.
  4. The Bloody Horned Terror (5p, Matt Baker?)
    Reprint of Kimbo, Boy of the Jungle, Vooda #20 (Ajax, Apr 1955)
    Kimbo the jungle boy faces a dinosaur released from his burial place by torrential rains.
  5. The Cup of Death (7p, Iger Shop)
    Reprint of Tee Off a Tomb, Strange Fantasy #10 (Ajax, Feb-Mar 1954)
    Biff Stewart investigates the case of a female golf pro who dies after drinking a victory cup of champagne.
  6. Who Knows? (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Midnight #4 (Ajax, Nov 1957) Code-approved version of Visiting Corpse, Strange Fantasy #5 (Ajax, Apr 1953)
    When her husband disappears on a hunting trip, a woman tries to use his magic class ring to bring him back.
  7. Haunted Lighthouse (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Midnight #1 (Ajax, Apr 1957). Code-approved version of Death Light, Voodoo #5 (Ajax, Jan 1953)
    Three men spend the night in a cursed lighthouse whose former keeper disappeared without a trace.
  8. The Promise (6p, Iger Shop)
    Reprinted from Midnight #2 (Ajax, July 1957). Code-approved version of My Coffin Must Wait, Fantastic Fears #5 (Ajax, Jan 1954)
    A man struggles to keep a promise to his dying wife

3. Horror Tales v1n9, Nov 1969, 52pp, $0.35

    Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. The Thing in the Cellar (  4p, Chic Stone)
    Expanded from Boy Illustrated #1 (CSTR Publications/Chic Stone, June 1962)
    A young boy hears an ominous voice calling him to the cellar
  2. Bury Her Deep - Reprint of In a Lonely Place, Weird v2n4
  3. The Bloody Stream (5p, Tony Mortellaro?)
    Reprint of The One That Got Away, Weird Mysteries #8 (Gillmor, Jan 1954)
    The fish turn the tables on an avid angler.
  4. Pull Up a Coffin - Reprint of Be My Ghost, Weird v1n11
  5. Rendezvous With Doom - Reprinted from Weird v2n3
  6. Ghoul For a Day - Reprinted from Weird v2n3
  7. The Slime Creatures - Reprint of Creatures From the Deep, Weird v1n10
  8. Devil's Bride - Reprinted from Weird v1n10
  9. Werewolf - Reprint of Little Red Riding Hood and the Werewolf, Weird v1n10 with new splash panel

 

            This issue features a pair of departures for Eerie that give a taste of what is to come the following month. The Thing in the Cellar is perhaps the most significant Eerie story yet. Why? First, it is the first story since the debut story in the first issue of Weird that features new art. Even more significantly, it features art a new Eerie artist - veteran Atlas/Marvel inker Chic Stone (it is possible, if unlikely, that Stone did touch up work on reprinted material at Eerie prior to this). The third interesting thing about the story is that it is one of only four stories that Eerie printed that is did not come from a pre-code source (i.e. not a rework of a pre-code story). The story, however, is not entirely original. It first appeared as a one page-story (with the same title) in the June 1962 issue of Boy Illustrated, a boy's magazine published by Stone (and Warren Spahn?) during his foray into magazine publishing. The magazine featured various "sick jokes, outlaws, sports, comics", puzzles, contests, and features aimed at young boys. It folded after just two issues.

            Also interesting is that three of the four stories that did not originate from pre-code sources were penned by Stone, leaving one to wonder if he insisted on doing his own material here. Also unusual is The Bloody Stream, which appears to be a straight reprint of The One that Got Away, making it one of only two non-Ajax stories I have found  that Eerie just reprinted (as opposed to reworking with new art).

 

4. Horror Tales v2n1, Jan 1970, 52pp, $0.35
    Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. House of Monsters (7p, Dick Ayers)
    Rework of ? (cut-and-paste version of Castle of Fear, Weird Mysteries #3 (Gillmor, Feb 1953)
    When his uncle dies, Paul Dorner inherits his family's castle but when he visits, he finds the locals terrified of the place, and the horrible monsters that are said to dwell there as the result of his ancestors' twisted experiments.
  2. The Witch and The Werewolf (4p, Ezra Jackson)
    Rework of Sssshhh, Weird Mysteries #7 (Gillmor, Oct 1953)
    In a story without dialog, a man is guided through a haunted house by an old witch.
  3. The Spirits (5p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of The Place on the Hill, Weird Horrors #6 (St. John, Feb 1953)
    An artist buys a house, unconcerned about thee supposed curse that hangs over it - until he begins experiencing strange events: witch stones found nearby, a procession of hooded figures going into the neighboring woods, and eventually murder.
  4. Horror Club (5p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Kiss and Kill, Witches Tales #20 (Harvey, Aug 1953)
    After joining the "friendship club" a man is eventually driven to murder in pursuit of love.
  5. Better Off Dead (5p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of Bum Ticker, Weird Mysteries #8 (Gillmor, Jan 1954)
    When a man with a bad heart is told he has only a short time to live, he visits a strange man who works a miraculous cure - but is it too good to be true?
  6. Monsters For Rent - Reprinted from Weird v2n4
  7. House of Chills - Reprinted from  Weird v2n9
  8. Devil Flower - Reprinted from Weird v2n9

 

            The Witch and the Werewolf has a completely different ending than Sssshhh. Nonetheless, a panel-by-panel comparison makes it clear that the former reworked the latter.

 

5. Horror Tales v2n2, Mar 1970, 52pp, $0.50
    Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. Ghoul Without Pockets (6p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of No Pockets On the Dead, Beware #11 (Trojan, May 1954)
    When a thief breaks into the house of family of ghouls, they enlist him in their plot to rob the dead.
  2. Witches' Nightmare (6p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of The Witches' Tale, Weird Mysteries #4 (Gillmor, Apr 1953)
    A cuckold plotting revenge on his wife and her lover stumbles upon a witches' Sabbath, where he overhears them saying that whatever evil he does, no mortal hand can harm him.
  3. Satan's Cat (4p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of First Come, First Served, Weird Mysteries #2 (Gillmor, Dec 1952)
    A husband hires a man to poison his wife.
  4. Carnival of Terror - Reprinted from Weird v3n1a
  5. Dearest, Deadest Dummy - Reprinted from Weird v2n6
  6. Screams in the Swamp - Reprinted from Weird v3n1a
  7. Cult of the Cruel - Reprinted from Weird v2n2
  8. The Slimy Gargoyle (5p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of The Chase, Witches Tales #21 (Harvey, Oct 1953)
    When a couple have their tea leaves read in a Chinese restaurant, the proprietor tells them to beware the dark man and the teeth of the dragon.

 

Note that, despite the 1970 cover date, the Antonio Reynoso stories in this issue are signed "Antonio Reynoso  '69" indicating that he did them the previous year. They may have appeared in the one of the few 1969 issues I am missing.

 

6. Horror Tales v2n3, May 1970, 52pp, $0.50

    Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. Monsters Nightmare (7p, Dick Ayers)
    Rework of Creatures of the Swamp, Chamber of Chills #2 [#22] (Harvey, Aug 1951)
    An obsessed artist paints canvases filled with images of horrible, reptilian creatures. When he is unable to win the love of a young woman, he uses magic to transport them both into the world of his paintings
  2. Tombstone For a Ghoul (6p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Guest of the Ghouls, Beware #7 (Trojan, Jan 1954)
    Javitt Rodman enjoys collecting tombstones - until he finds one with his name and date of birth on it.
  3. And Death Makes Three - Reprinted from Weird v2n9
  4. Your Coffin is Waiting, Sir - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v1n11
  5. Our Green-Eyed Princess of Dumbrille - Reprinted from Weird v2n10
  6. Horror Comes to Room 1313 - Reprinted from Weird v3n1a
  7. Killer Lady - Reprinted from Weird v2n8

 

7. Horror Tales v2n4, July 1970, 52pp, $0.50

    Cover: Bill Alexander

 

  1. Vampires From Beyond (10p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of The Horrors of the Thirteenth Stroke, Beware Terror Tales #5 (Fawcett, Jan 1953)
    A coroner investigates a series of murders involving a clock that transports victims to a monster-filled dimension at the stroke of thirteen.
  2. The Doom Witch (6p, Oscar Stepancich)
    Rework of Heads of the Dead, Beware #7 (Trojan, Jan 1954)
    After killing a sacred tiger that a local witch doctor forbade them to hunt, a white hunter is cursed with 4,000 years of evil.
  3. The Vanishing Dead - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n1
  4. Facts For Ghouls FEATURE (2p) Page 1 reprinted from Weird v2n10 IFC, Page 2 reprinted from Weird v2n1 IFC
  5. Chant of the Dead - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n2
  6. One Very Wide Coffin - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n2
  7. Witch's Brand - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n2

 

Facts For Ghouls and other similar features were probably the most heavily reprinted material by Eerie. While they appeared in a numerous issues, they we all rehashes of the same 4 or 5 originals.

 

8. Horror Tales v2n5, Sep 1970, 52pp, $0.50
    Cover: Cirilo Munoz

 

  1. Vampire-Ghouls (7p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of Ghoulash, Mysterious Adventures #20 (Story, June 1954)
    A female ghoul must choose between two handsome brothers.
  2. Satan's Demon (6p, Felix Saborido)
    Rework of The Black Heart, Weird Terror #12 (Comic Media, July 1954)
    After a handsome stranger shows up at his door one stormy evening, a man's daughter dies of a mysterious disease.
  3. The Thing (5p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Spirit in the Stone, Chamber of Chills #5 (Harvey, Feb 1952)
    A huge asteroid filled with diamonds and rubies crashes into the earth.
  4. Dimension-Horror - Reprinted from Weird v3n5
  5. Nightmare - Reprinted from Witches Tales v1n9
  6. The Devil's Monster - Reprinted from Witches Tales v1n9
  7. Torture Travelogue - Reprinted from Weird v3n2
  8. Terror Town - Reprinted from Weird v3n2

 

9. Horror Tales v2n6, Nov 1970, 52pp, $0.50

 

  1. Deadman's Ghost (7p, Dick Ayers)
    Rework of Terror of the Lion's Revenge, Mysterious Adventures #9 (Story, Aug 1952)
    A businessman is sent to Africa to learn how a remote tribe's secret method for dying lion heads. When he arrives, he finds that they believe men come back in the form of wild animals. He scoffs at the belief, but when he tried to make off with the tribe's stash of diamonds, he wishes he hadn’t.
  2. Walk the Edge of Darkness (7p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of Die!, Weird Terror #6 (Comic Media, July 1953)
    An orphan is taken in by a greedy guardian who has her boyfriend killed then tries to marry her off to his piggish son, but even the grave won't keep these lovers apart.
  3. Night of Terror - Reprinted from Weird v1n11 (with new splash)
  4. Vampires - Reprint of Scream No More, My Lady, Weird v1n11
  5. Green Horror - Reprinted from Witches Tales v1n7
  6. Web of the Widow - Reprinted from Weird v1n11
  7. Zombie Vengeance - Reprinted from Weird v3n2
  8. The Witch's Curse - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n3

 

10. Horror Tales v3n1, Jan 1971, 52pp, $0.50

 

  1. The Mummy (6p, Dick Ayers)
    Rework of Death From the Tomb, Web of Evil #20 (Quality, Nov 1954)
    A group of explorers find themselves trapped in a pyramid with a sword-wielding Aztec mummy.
  2. Death to the Witch (7p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Terror of the Burning Witch, Mysterious Adventures #6 (Story, Feb 1952)
    A vacationing couple spend the night in a town celebrating the "Day of 1760". During the night, the wife dreams she is being put on trial for witchcraft. When her husbands looks into the town's history, he finds that the details of her dreams are accurate.
  3. Satan, the Demon (6p, Dick Ayers)
    Rework of The Man Who Beat the Devil, Mysterious Adventures #23 (Story, Dec 1954)
    After he loses everything, a formerly wealthy man makes a deal with the devil to be rich again for 20 years, after which the devil will get his soul - but only if he dies by drowning.
  4. The Corpse Macabre - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n1
  5. Living Horrorscope - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n1
  6. Forever Dead - Reprinted from Tales From the Crypt v1n10
  7. Gruesome Shock - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n1
  8. The Bloody Thing - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n1

 

11. Horror Tales v3n2, Mar 1971, 52pp, $0.50

      Cover: Johnny Bruck, reprinted from Perry Rhodan (German Series) #136 (Mar 1964)

 

  1. Body Snatcher (7p, Oscar Stepancich)
    Rework of The Cabinet of Living Death, Mysterious Adventures #2 (Story, June 1951)
    A curious couple accompanies a doctor on an expedition to South America, but the are a little too curious about the strange dolls he collects.
  2. The Zombies Vault - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n3
  3. Sawdust Banshee (6p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of The Thirteenth Clown, Witchcraft #3 (Avon, July 1952)
    A murdered circus clown comes back from the grave to seek vengeance on the crook who killed him.
  4. Vengeance (5p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Revenge, Witches Tales #21 (Harvey, Oct 1953)
    After his wife is raped a husband kills the man she said did it - then he realizes that she thinks every man did it.
  5. The Vampire Witch - Reprinted from Weird v4n1
  6. The Heads of Terror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n1
  7. The Demon From Beyond - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n1

 

12. Horror Tales v3n3, May 1971, 52pp, $0.50

      Cover: Johnny Bruck, reprinted from Perry Rhodan (German Series) #142 (May 1964)

 

  1. Zombie Magic (7p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of Corpses on Cue, Web of Mystery #18 (Ace, May 1953)
    An old-time vaudevillian arrives in New York with a proposal for a new magic act involving a zombie he brought back from the West Indies.
  2. The Bloody Thing (7p, Oscar Stepancich)
    Rework of The Running Ghost, Mysterious Adventures #12 (Story, Feb 1953)
    A man is pursued by the disembodied head, arms, and feet of his murder victim.
  3. Devil's Plague - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n3
  4. Blood in the Sky - Reprinted from Weird v3n2
  5. If I Should Die - Reprinted from Weird v2n8
  6. Monster in the Mist - Reprinted from Weird v1n11
  7. The Thing From the Grave - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n3
  8. Demon Fiddler - Reprinted from Weird v2n4

 

The splash panel for The Bloody Thing includes a swipe of EC's vault keeper. (the original story did not).

 

13. Horror Tales v3n4, July 1971, 52pp, $0.50
      Cover: Johnny Bruck, reprinted from Perry Rhodan (German Series) #388 (1969)

 

  1. Curse of the Vampire (7p, Dick Ayers)
    Rework of Bride's Dowry of Doom, Web of Mystery #11 (Ace, July 1952)
    A greedy tycoon digs for oil in an old Indian burial ground, despite ghostly warnings and the appearance of a ghostly Indian maiden. He later meets, and falls in love with, a woman who is a dead ringer for the maiden but grows concerned when he has a vision that she is a vampire.
  2. The Witches Coven (7p, Larry Woromay)
    Rework of The Deadly Night, Web of Mystery #15 (Ace, Nov 1952)
    A man lost in menacing woods seeks shelter in a cabin, unaware that it is home to a coven of witches.
  3. Kiss Me Deadly TEXT STORY (7p, Urann Thaye, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprint of The White Dominion, Ghost Stories, Feb-Mar 1928)    
  4. The Horror Dolls (7p, Oswal?)
    Rework of Horror of the Voodoo Dolls, Mysterious Adventures #9 (Story, Aug 1952)
    When a reporter investigates a series of mysterious deaths of the members of the same army regiment, he finds that voodoo is to blame.
  5. Doom at the Wheel- Reprinted from Weird v2n2
  6. Careless Corpse - Reprinted from Weird v2n6
  7. Death's Shoes - Reprinted from Weird v2n6

 

 

14. Horror Tales v3n5, Sep 1971, 52pp, $0.50
      Cover includes art from cover of Tales From the Crypt v1n10

 

  1. The Vampire Lives (7p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Villa of the Vampire, Challenge of the Unknown #6 (Ace, June 1950) [also Web of Mystery #19]
    A wealthy woman buys an Italian villa despite rumors that there is a vampire buried somewhere on the premises who rises every 25 years to claim a new victim.
  2. The Curse of the Dead Witch (7p, Ruben Marchionne)
    Rework of The Invisible Curse, Weird Terror #1 (Comic Media, Sep 1952)
    A struggling actress summons the spirit of her grandmother in an effort to win the role as Juliet in a play, but when the part goes to someone else, she turns to witchcraft for revenge.
  3. Nightmare TEXT STORY (8p, Paul Ernst, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprint of Dread Exile, Stange Tales, June 1932
  4. The Demon  is a Hangman - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n6
  5. The Gutless One - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n6
  6. The Crawling Horror - Reprinted from Horror Tales v1n7
  7. Cadaver's Revenge - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n1

 

15. Horror Tales v3n6, Nov 1971, 52pp, $0.60
      cover includes elements from cover of Tales From the Tomb v2n4

 

  1. The Bloody Demon (7p, Hector Castellon)
    Rework of The Vengeful Curse, Web of Evil #5 (Quality, July 1953)
    A greedy gold miner buries his partner alive in an effort to keep all the gold for himself, but not before the partner curses him with his dying breath.
  2. The Monster (5p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of The Man-Ape, Weird Terror #10 (Comic Media, Mar 1953)
    A scientist transplants the brain of a man into the body of an ape.
  3. The Wild One TEXT STORY (6p, Paul J. Johnstone, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprint of Exploring the Unknown #54, Oct 1969
  4. The Day Man Died (4p, Ruben Marchionne)
    Rework of Serve and Obey, Weird Tales of the Future #7 (Gillmor, May 1953)
    In the 25th century, the Earth has become a seeming Utopia, with robots doing all the work while humans spend their time seeking pleasure.
  5. Ghoulish Feast - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n5
  6. Skull in a Box - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n5
  7. Mirror of Madness - Reprinted from Witches Tales v1n7
  8. Corpses…Coast to Coast - Reprinted from Weird v2n8


16. Horror Tales v4n1, Jan 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Fernando Fernandez

 

  1. The Monster (9p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of The Killer From Saturn, Web of Evil #3 (Quality, Mar 1953)
    An alien from Saturn arrives in a small time and begins murdering people.
  2. Satan's Corpse (7p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Make-Up For Death, Web of Evil #2 (Quality, Jan 1953)
    A stage actor returns from the grave to seek revenge on three colleagues he blames for driving him to the poor house.
  3. The Hanging Man TEXT STORY (5p, August Derleth, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprint of The Shadow in the Sky, Strange Tales, Jan 1932
  4. House of Blood (3p, Ruben Marchionne)
    Rework of Junk-Man's Treasure, Out of the Shadows #14 (Standard, Aug 1954)
    A pair of thieves break into a junkman's shack to see what he keeps in his trunk.
  5. Strange Facts FEATURE (2p) - Page 1 reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n1 IFC, Page 2 reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v1n11 IFC
  6. Isle of Demons - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n4
  7. The Shelf of Skulls - Reprinted from Terror Tales v1n8
  8. Death Strikes Four - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n1

 

 

17. Horror Tales v4n2, Mar 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Fernando Fernandez

 

  1. The Hairy Beast (9p, Ruben Marchionne)
    Rework of Katumba - the Man-Made Terror, Web of Evil #20 (Quality, Nov 1954)
    The owners of a hall of oddities strike upon a money-making plan. They will bury a phony giant ape on the island of Martinique, then have the natives dig it up. When they do so, they are shocked when it turns out to be alive.
  2. The Walls of Fear (9p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of The Dreaded Crypts of Horror, Web of Evil #15 (Quality, June 1954)
    An uncle invites three nephews and a niece to his mansion to tell them he has cut them out of his will. But they can get back in if they manage to last the night in one of his rooms of horror.
  3. The Cottingley Haunts TEXT ARTICLE (5p, F. Terry Newman, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprint of The Cottingly Fairies, Exploring the Unknown #47, July 1968
  4. Deadman's Hand  (3p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of When Death Takes a Hand, Out of the Shadows #14 (Standard, Aug 1954)
    A young gold-digger kills her 81-year-old husband, only to find he withdrew his fortune months before. But then his ghost shows up offering to show her where he hid it.
  5. The Vampire-Ghouls - Reprinted from Weird v4n4
  6. Pull Up a Coffin - Reprint of Be My Ghost, Weird v1n11 (Apr 1966)
  7. Death is an Artist - Reprinted from Weird v4n4
  8. Satan's Plaything - Reprinted from Horror Tales v1n7

 

18. Horror Tales v4n3, Apr 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Fernando Fernandez

 

  1. The Bloody Corpse (6p, Angel A. Fernandez)
    Rework of Pandora's Bucks, Mysterious Adventures #23 (Story, Dec 1953)
    A spineless grandson tries to use a novelty trunk filled with horrors to frighten his wealthy grandmother to death.
  2. The Mad Ones (7p, Mariana(?) Cerchiara)
    Rework of Insane!, Mysterious Adventures #22 (Story, Oct 1954)
    The sadistic new manager of an insane asylum finally gets what's coming to him.
  3. Feast For Vampires - Reprinted from Weird v4n5
  4. The Ghoul TEXT STORY (8p, Fitz-James O'Brien, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson?)
    Reprint of What Was It?, Harper's (Mar 1859)
    Torture Travelogue - Reprinted from Weird v3n2
  5. Monster - Reprint of Monster Mill, Weird v3n2
  6. Gravestone For Gratis - Reprinted from Terror Tales v1n7

 

19. Horror Tales v4n4, June 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover includes art from cover of ?

  1. The Strange Vampire (7p, Ruben Marchionne)
    Rework of The Vampire's Weird Duel, Web of Mystery #6 (Ace, Dec 1951)
    After World War I, a Luxembourg farmer unearths a sword, inadvertently reviving a vampire who'd died centuries before.
  2. Rhyme of Shock (5p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Old Mother Lubbard, Mysterious Adventures #23 (Story, Dec 1954)
    The true (and grisly) story of Old Mother Hubbard.
  3. Thought Wave TEXT ARTICLE (4p, Casha Lindon, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprint of The Dying King's Thought Wave, Exploring the Unknown #56, Mar 1970
    An article about the relationship between King Edward VII and Lily Langtry.
  4. Blood Bath - Reprinted from Weird v3n5
  5. The Skeleton (7p, Torre Repiso)
    Rework of I Died Laughing, Web of Mystery #24 (Ace, May 1954)
    An out-of-work clown plans to revive his career by faking his own suicide and reappearing under a new name.
  6. The Blackness of Evil - Reprinted from Weird v3n5
  7. Dead Witch - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n4
  8. Rendezvous With Doom - Reprinted from Weird v2n3
  9. The Thing in the Cellar - Reprinted from Horror Tales v1n9

 

20. Horror Tales v4n5, Aug 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover includes art from cover of Witches Tales v2n4           

  1. The Demon (5p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of The Ice Horror, Chamber of Chills #9 (Harvey, June 1952)
    A team of explorers find the missing link frozen in ice in an Antarctic cave.
  2. Grotesque (6p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of The Wax Man, Chamber of Chills #16 (Harvey, Mar 1953)
    While fleeing the scene of a crime, a thief comes across an elixir of life that is said to allow whomever quaffs it to live to be at least 500 years old.
  3. In the Slime Below (5p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of Les Miserables, Black Cat Mystery #48 (Harvey, June 1954)
    A Scotland Yard detective with a perfect record delays his retirement so he can solve one last case.
  4. Voodoo's Queen of Witchcraft TEXT ARTICLE (7p, Miriam Benedict, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson)
    Reprinted from Strange Unknown #2, July 1969
    An article about the legendary New Orleans voodoo queen Marie Laveau.
  5. Deadly Fangs - Reprinted from Weird Worlds v1n10
  6. Frigid Fear - Reprinted from Terror Tales v1n7
  7. Drums of Doom - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v2n2
  8. Zombie Vengeance - Reprinted from Weird v3n2

 

21. Horror Tales v4n6, Oct  1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Bill Alexander

  1. The Bloody Nightmare (5p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of The House, Chamber of Chills #18 (Harvey, July 1953)
    After a couple moves into a new house, the butler insists that the ghosts of the two spinsters who owned the house before them are urging him to murder the new tenants.
  2. The Ghoul (5p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Heartline, Chamber of Chills #23 (Harvey, May 1954)
    When his fiancée dies of a heart attack, a famous surgeon digs her up three months later to try and revive her using the heart of a recently deceased man.
  3. The Unknown TEXT ARTICLE (5p, Harold Steinour, Illustrations: Ezra Jackson?)
    Reprint of chapter in Exploring the Unseen World (Citadel, 1959)
    An article about psychic foreknowledge and telepathy.
    Strange Ghosts - Reprint of Witches Ghosts, Terror Tales v2n3
  4. The Mad Bowler (6p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Night Owl, Horrific #6 (Comic Media, July 1953) also reprinted in Weird Terror #13 as Final Warning
    A bowling-obsessed husband's wife thinks he's spending too much time on the game. When he tries to get her interested in bowling herself, she becomes as obsessed as he.
  5. The Wax Witch - Reprinted from Weird v5n2
  6. The Atomic Monsters - Reprinted from Weird Worlds v1n10
  7. Weird Vengeance - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n1

 

22. Horror Tales v4n7, Dec 1972, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Bill Alexander

  1. The Devil's Witch (6p, Domingo Mandrafina)
    Rework of The Devil's Own, Witches Tales #14 (Harvey, Sep 1952)
    A beautiful young gold-digger marries a wealthy old toad for his money. When her looks start to fade, Satan sees an opportunity for a deal.
  2. The Corpse That Lives (6p, Oscar Stepancich)
    Rework of The Hating Corpse, Horrific #4 (Comic Media, Mar 1953)
    A jealous rival refuses to renew the loan he made to a friend who stole a woman away from him. Instead, he threatens to ruin the man unless he gives up his wife and, when that fails, kills him and tries to make it look like suicide.
  3. The Thing in the Ring (6p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of The Corpse in the Ring, Beware #9 (Trojan, May 1954)
    Boxer Kid Baldo is paid to throw a fight, but on the eve of the bout, he receives a visit from the ghost of a mine worker from his home town who died in a cave in and who tells him that the victims widows have bet heavily on the kid.
  4. This Tomb is Ours TEXT STORY - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v3n3
  5. Vampire - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v3n3
  6. Weird Safari - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v3n3
  7. Torture Castle - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v3n3
  8. The Old Hag's Claws of Horror - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n2

 

23. Horror Tales v5n1, Feb 1973, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Bill Alexander
           

  1. The Flesh-Eaters (5p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of The Web of the Spider, Witches Tales #12 (Harvey, July 1952)
    When the scientific establishment refuses to pay attention to his theories, Professor Hugo Durando proves them wrong by transforming himself into a deadly human spider
  2. Terror Below (5p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Screaming City, Witches Tales #7 (Harvey, Jan 1952)
    A drowned underworld kingpin is reanimated by death himself to take vengeance on his enemies.
  3. A Shock of Horror (7p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Reincarnation, Witches Tales #12 (Harvey, July 1952)
    A mad scientist transform people into an evil army of the dead that wreaks havoc throughout the city.
  4. Fire Monster - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n3
  5. Voodoo Doll - Reprinted from Strange Galaxy v1n8
  6. Space Monsters - Reprinted from Strange Galaxy v1n8
  7. Sound of Mourning - Reprinted from Weird v3n1b
  8. The Ghoul and the Guest - Reprinted from Weird v2n8

 

24. Horror Tales v5n2, Apr 1973, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Bill Alexander
           

  1. The Bloody Wolfman (6p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Hungry as a Wolf, Black Magic #31 [v5n1] (Prize, July 1954)
    A scheming wife blackmails a ranch hand into to abandoning her stepson in the hills, but far from dying, he is adopted by wolves and become a feral member of the pack.
  2. Ghoul's Mansion (5p, Ezra Jackson)
    Rework of The King is Dead, Black Cat Mystery #50 (Harvey, June 1954)
    A man witnesses a reclusive neighbor removing bodies from their graves and dragging them back his house for grisly experiments.
  3. Terror Fables (6p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Cinderella, Mysterious Adventures #22 (Story, Oct 1954)
    A humorous version of the Cinderella story.
  4. Weird Revenge - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n2
  5. Stretching Things - Reprinted from Weird v2n8
  6. Terror From the Sky - Reprinted from Witches Tales v3n5
  7. Debt of Fear - Reprinted from Weird v2n9
  8. Planet of Horror - Reprinted from Strange Galaxy v1n8

 

25. Horror Tales v5n5a, June 1973, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Bill Alexander
           

  1. The Bloody Razor (5p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Haircut, Chamber of Chills #18 (Harvey, July 1953)
    After bragging about his ruthless business practices and abuse of his wife, a barbershop patron gets a nasty surprise.
  2. Lottery of Horror (5p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Lottery, Chamber of Chills #22 (Harvey, Mar 1954)
    A team of explorers finds a seemingly utopian world at the Earth's core - except for that strange lottery they play.
  3. The Walking Dead (5p, Enrique Cristobal)
    Rework of This Time You'll Die, Black Magic #33 [v5n3] (Prize, Nov 1954)
    When their motor boat breaks down, a group of explorers finds themselves stranded in an area rumored to be home to a vampire woman.
  4. The Hungry Vampire - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n6
  5. The Mummy - Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n1
  6. The Jungle Ghost - Reprinted from Terror Tales v3n1
  7. The Winged Monsters - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n6
  8. The Killer Creatures - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n6

 

NOTE: Horror Tales v5n3 does not exist

 

26. Horror Tales v5n4, Aug 1973, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover includes art from cover of Weird v6n2
           

  1. The Evil One (8p, Ruben Marchionne)
    Rework of Wizard of Evil, Adventures Into the Unknown #26 (American Comics Group, Dec 1951)
    A researcher of ancient history pays a visit to an English castle, where he releases the famous wizard Merlin from his imprisonment in a tree.
  2. The Manbeast (7p ,Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of The Survivors, Tomb of Terror #6 (Harvey, Nov 1952)
    A group of scientists kept in suspended animation in a time capsule awaken to find themselves in a post-apocalyptic world of monsters.
  3. The Mummies (4p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Marriage of the Monsters, Tomb of Terror #5 (Harvey, Oct 1952)
    A scientist reanimates a pair of mummy lovers buried alive 3,000 years before.
  4. Vampires From Dimension "X" - Reprint of Vampires From Beyond, Horror Tales v2n4
  5. Skull in a Box - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n5
  6. The Monster - Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n6
  7. The Bloody Demon - Reprinted from Horror Tales v3n6

 

27. Horror Tales v5n5b, Oct 1973, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Oscar Novelle
           

  1. Monster in Cloth (4p, Ruben Marchionne)
    Rework of The Crypt of Death, Tomb of Terror #2 (Harvey, July 1952)
    A doctor tries to commit suicide to save himself from a rampaging mummy.
  2. The Mad Witch (6p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Return From Bedlam, Chamber of Chills #11 (Harvey, Aug 1952)
    A rogue in 18th century England marries the owner of an inn, then has her committed to an insane asylum so he and his brothers can take over her inn, but she turns to her late grandmother, a notorious witch, for assistance in getting revenge.
  3. The Werewolf - Reprinted from Terror Tales 3n6
  4. The Ogres (6p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of The Lost Race, Chamber of Chills #13 (Harvey, Oct 1952)
    A professor travels to Africa to see if evolution can move backwards. While exploring a pit, he falls into an underground world filled with primitive monsters.
  5. Satan's Warlock - Reprinted from Weird v5n5
  6. The Bloody House - Reprinted from Weird v5n5
  7. Monsters Nightmare - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n3

 

 

28. Horror Tales v5n6, Dec 1973, 52pp, $0.60
      Cover: Bill Alexander
           

  1. Circle of Terror (7p, Leandro Sesarego)
    Rework of Pit of the Damned, Chamber of Chills #7 (Harvey, Apr 1952)
    A carnival owner purchases a book of the black arts from a local witch and uses it to conjure up monstrosities for his new spook house.
  2. Deadman's Tomb (5p ,Walter Casadei)
    Rework of It!, Chamber of Chills #14 (Harvey, Nov 1952)
    After moving into his new mansion built on the grounds of an ancient cemetery, a man notices a group of ghostly figures building a tower in his courtyard.
  3. The Devil You Say?! (6p, Enrique Cristobal)
    Rework of The Seal of Satan, Chamber of Chills #7 (Harvey, Apr 1952)
    A gamblers fortunes seem to change for the better after he makes a deal with Satan.
  4. Things of Evil (6p, Enrique Cristobal)
    Rework of The Evil Ones, Weird Terror #2 (Comic Media, Nov 1952)
    [See The Evil Ones, Terror Tales v2n4]
  5. The Zombies - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v3n6
  6. Nightmare - Reprinted from Terror Tales v3n6
  7. Death Demon - Reprinted from Weird v6n1
  8. Burn, Witch, Burn - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n4

29. Horror Tales v6n1, Feb 1974, 52pp, $0.60
     Cover includes art from covers of Tales From the Tomb v4n1 and v4n5
           

  1. The Grotesque Checkmate (8p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of The Game Called Dying, Voodoo #3 (Ajax, Sep 1952)
    [See The Game Called Dying, Weird v3n1b]
  2. The Tomb of Hate (7p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Madness of Terror, Haunted Thrills #9 (Ajax, May 1953)
    [See Madness of Terror, Weird v2n4]
  3. The Spooks (6p, Oscar Fraga)
    Rework of Coward's Curse, Haunted Thrills #8 (Ajax, April 1953
    [See Coward's Curse, Weird v1n10]
  4. The Bloody Knife (6p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Doomed, Voodoo #15 (Ajax, May-June 1954)
    [See Doomed, Weird v1n10]
  5. Mask of Horror - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n4
  6. The Deadly Corpse - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n2
  7. The Creatures - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v2n5

 

30. Horror Tales v6n2, Apr 1974, 52pp, $0.60
     Cover reprinted from Witches Tales v3n6 and reversed
           

  1. Demons and Skeletons (8p, Romero [Torre Repiso/Oscar Novelle])
    Rework of Skeletons Have Secrets, Haunted Thrills #1 (Ajax, June 1952). Originally printed in Ellery Queen #2 (Superior, July 1949) as Terror Tide
    [See Skeletons Have Secrets, Tales of Voodoo v2n2]
  2. Fangs of Revenge (9p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Trail to a Tomb, Haunted Thrills #7 (Ajax, Mar 1953)
    [See Three Times Dead, Tales From the Tomb v1n7]
  3. Satan's Toys (8p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Satan's Plaything, Voodoo #8 (Ajax, Apr 1954)
    [See Satan's Plaything, Horror Tales v1n7]
  4. Monster Freakout - Reprinted from Weird v6n2
  5. The Skeleton - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n5
  6. Demon Goddess - Reprinted from Weird v6n2

 

 

31. Horror Tales v6n3, June 1974, 52pp, $0.75
      Cover: Bill Alexander, additions by Carl Burgos
           

  1. The Living Dead (8p, Alberto Macagno)
    Rework of The Zombi's Bride, Fantastic Fears #3 (Sep 1953)
    [See The Zombi's Bride, Tales From the Tomb v2n3]
  2. The Head Chopper (5p, Walter Casadei)
    Rework of Night of Terror, Voodoo #16 (Ajax, July-Aug 1954)
    [See Night of Terror, Weird v1n11]
  3. Bloody Mary (6p, Oscar Stepancich)
    Rework of Bloody Mary, Strange Fantasy #10 (Ajax, Feb-Mar 1954)
    [See Bloody Mary, Tales of Voodoo v1n11]
  4. The Fighting Vampire (7p, Mariana(?) Cerchiara)
    Rework of Blood of the Bat, Weird Terror #8 (Comic Media, Nov 1953)
    A journeyman boxer is delighted when his manager gives him a magic health juice that turns him into a contender - until he finds out it's actually bat's blood.
  5. The Skeleton - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n4
  6. The Weird Fat Man TEXT STORY - Reprinted from Weird v6n3
  7. The Monster That Burns - Reprinted from Witches Tales v5n1

 

32. Horror Tales v6n4, Aug 1974, 52pp, $0.75
           

  1. The Vampires (4p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Wake Up the Dead, Black Magic #33 [v5n2] (Prize, Nov 1954)
    [See From the Grave Below, Terror Tales v5n3]
  2. The Broomstick Witch (6p, Romero [Torre Repiso/Oscar Novelle])
    Rework of Madame Cyanide and Mister Tricks, Black Magic #29 [v4n5] (Prize, Mar 1954)
    A paranormal debunker visits a town supposedly plagued by a witch.
  3. The Spirit of Evil (7p, Enrique Cristobal)
    Rework of The Devil, You Say?, Black Magic #30 [v4n6] (Prize, May 1954)
    A daughter is concerned when her elderly father believes he can conjure up demons.
  4. Horror Tree (6p, Fernand)
    Rework of Green Killer, Chamber of Chills #8 (Harvey, May 1952)
    A man buys a plot of land containing an ancient malevolent tree.
  5. Experiment in Terror - Reprint of Evil is the Witch, Witches Tales v4n5
  6. The Corpse That Lives - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n7
  7. Claws of Horror - Reprint of The Old Hag's Claws of Horror, Witches Tales v2n2
  8. The Devil's Girl - Reprint of The Devil's Witch, Horror Tales v4n7

 

33. Horror Tales v6n5, Oct 1974, 52pp, $0.75
      Cover reprinted from Horror Tales v4n3
           

  1. The Evil Idol - Reprinted from Weird v6n7
  2. The Skin Crawlers - Reprinted from Weird v6n7
  3. The Slimy Thing - Reprinted from Witches Tales v4n5
  4. The Silver Demon - Reprinted from Witches Tales v3n3
  5. The Vampire Monster Trap - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n2
  6. Ghoul Without Pockets - Reprinted from Horror Tales v2n2
  7. Restrained - Reprinted from Weird v6n4
  8. Weird Safari - Reprinted from Tales From the Tomb v3n3

 

34. Horror Tales v7n1, Feb 1975, 52pp, $0.75
      Cover includes art from covers of Terror Tales v3n6 and Terror Tales v5n6
           

  1. Screaming Hell (6p, Cirilo Munoz)
    Rework of Colony of Horror, Tomb of Terror #7 (Harvey, Jan 1953)
    [See Pool of Horror, Terror Tales v5n4]
  2. Signed in Blood (6p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of The Man Who Tricked the Devil, Tales of Horror #7 (Toby, Oct 1953)
    The world's greatest lawyer is sure he can outwit the devil.
  3. A Gift of Horror (5p, Oscar Fraga, script: Howard Nostrand)
    Rework of Rift of the Maggis, Tomb of Terror #11 (Harvey, Sep 1953)
    A grisly take on O. Henry's Gift of the Magi.
  4. Creature's Crypt (8p, Antonio Reynoso)
    Rework of Crypt of Tomorrow, Tomb of Terror #3 (Harvey, Aug 1952)
    An man finds himself the sole survivor of an alien attack on New York City.
  5. Spells of Evil FEATURE (1p)
  6. The Slimy Snakeman - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v3n2
  7. There's a Blood-Sucker Among Us - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v4n3
  8. Morgan's Ghost - Reprinted from Witches Tales v3n2

 

35. Horror Tales v7n2, May 1976, 116pp, $2.00
           

  1. Give Me Back My Brain - Reprinted from Terror Tales v6n4
  2. Satan's Revenge - Reprinted from Terror Tales v6n4
  3. The Frozen Colossus - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v6n6
  4. Never Kill a Corpse - Reprinted from Terror Tales v6n6
  5. Tear Him Apart - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v6n5
  6. The Horror Bell - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n5
  7. The Monsters - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v7n6
  8. Stay Out of My Grave - Reprinted from Witches Tales v4n6
  9. Tomb of Ogres - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v6n3
  10. The Heads of Terror - Reprinted from Terror Tales v2n1
  11. Grotesque - Reprinted from Horror Tales v4n5
  12. Vampire - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v7n6
  13. Horror With Fangs - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v7n6
  14. The Mummies - Reprinted from Weird v6n5
  15. Priestess of Death (8p, Martha Barnes)
    Rework of The Pathway to the Great Abyss, Web of Mystery #9 (Ace, May 1952)
    An actress on location to play an Egyptian priestess meets a real one from the ancient past.
  16. Cats of Doom (8p, Kato)
    Rework of Lynx Man's Nine Lives, Web of Mystery #9 (Ace, May 1952)
    A woman gets off a train in a small western town where she meets a band on lynx men.
  17. The Fleshripper - Reprinted from Terror Tales v6n6
  18. Vampires Bride (8p, Fernand)
    Rework of Vampire Bride, Web of Mystery #9 (Ace, May 1952)
    A French woman comes of age, and into her family's vampire curse.

Horror Tales' 116-page "jumbo size" format would last only four issues. The cover title would now read "Classic Horror Tales", indicating that most (if not all) of the stories were reprints from earlier issues.

 

36. Horror Tales v7n3, May 1976, 116pp, $2.00
           

  1. The Evil One - Reprinted from Horror Tales v5n4
  2. Satan's Dead Demons - Reprinted from Tales of Voodoo v5n7
  3. A Corpse For the Coffin - Reprinted from Witches Tales v2n4