Showcase Presents: Ghosts #1

DC Comics

United States

Published
2012
Page count
516
Cover price
19.99 USD; 22.99 CAD
Colour
Unknown
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/921232

Credits

Editing
Ian Sattler (archival edititions)
Murray Boltinoff (original series)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Show/hide 1. No title recorded Blank page(s), 2 pages

Notes

Inside front and back cover pages.

Show/hide 2. Showcase Presents Ghosts Credits, 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Title page, company credits and indicia information.

Show/hide 3. Table of Contents Table of contents, 4 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 4. Ghosts #1 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Show/hide 5. We Challenge You to Read On! Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Abraham Lincoln; Arthur Conan Doyle; Mark Twain

Credits

Art
Tony DeZuniga

Notes

Introduction to the concept of ghosts.

Show/hide 6. Death's Bridegroom! Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman [as Geoff Brown]
Art
Jim Aparo
Letters
Jim Aparo

Synopsis

She had waited years for her betrothed, only to have a con man stage a weirdo wedding - until she pulled the last trick on him!

Notes

Synopsis from the table of contents in the reprint.

Show/hide 7. Ghost in the Iron Coffin Comic story, 7 pages

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman [as David George]
Art
Sam Glanzman
Show/hide 8. The Tattooed Terror! Comic story, 7.67 pages

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sy Barry

Notes

writer ID-ed by Martin O'Hearn in Apa-I.

Show/hide 9. The Last Dream! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia ?

Notes

Pencilling credit confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. The indexer of the reprint says Sy Barry inked this. Martin O'Hearn says Giacoia inked it. Martin O'Hearn also Identified the writer in Apa-I.

Show/hide 10. The Spectral Coachman! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Tony DeZuniga

Synopsis

Tombstone, Arizona, draws its name from the town graveyard where the greatest badmen of the west are buried. But tonight - one of them lives again!

Notes

Synopsis from the table of contents in the reprint.

Show/hide 11. Ghosts #2 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Show/hide 12. No Grave Can Hold Me! Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Zenna Prohl; Istvan; Margot

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
George Tuska

Synopsis

Istvan is haunted by the ghost of Zenna Prohl who he accused of being a witch so he could get her land.

Show/hide 13. Mission Supernatural! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy
Characters
Leftenet Vic Jordan; Cantrell

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Wally Wood

Synopsis

Leftenet Vic Jordan's ghost still flies the foggy skies over England looking for his landing strip.

Show/hide 14. The Sorrow of the Spirits! Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy
Characters
Conrad Ganges; Martin Nerok; Governor Maitland; Genghis Khan (ghost); Sgt. Peters; Nero (ghost)

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley

Synopsis

Conrad Ganges has found a way to see the spirit world and to communicate with its inhabitants.

Notes

Writer identified by Martin O'Hearn in apa-I.

Show/hide 15. Enter the Ghost! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Jan Robley; Winters; Charning; Lord Boynton

Credits

Script
Joe Samachson
Art
Ruben Moreira

Synopsis

Winters is an actor performing a play forbidden in the town. Lord Boynton has sworn to return from the grave to kill anyone attempting to mount the play.

Notes

Writer identified by Martin O'Hearn in Apa-I.

Show/hide 16. Galleon of Death Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Val Connors; Dan Keith; Captain Perez; Felice

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Tony DeZuniga

Synopsis

Two treasure hunters try to find a sunken galley but run into a ghostly galleon instead.

Show/hide 17. Lantern in the Rain! Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy
Characters
John Logan (Ghost); Luke Brownell

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Art
Irwin Hasen

Reprint history

First print
United States
Sensation Mystery (DC, 1952 series) #113 (January-February 1953)
Lantern in the Rain!
Also printed
Australia
Century Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #98 ([August 1964?])
Lantern in the Rain
 
United States
Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #2 (November-December 1971)
Lantern in the Rain!
 
Australia
Haunted Tales (KG Murray, 1974 series) #26 ([August 1977?])
Lantern in the Rain

Synopsis

Did the ghost of John Logan flash his ghostly signal lantern to stop Luke Brownell from crashing his train?

Show/hide 18. The Ghost Battalions Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy; war
Characters
Selby; Parisi; Heffner; Carson; Dr. Maxon; Colonel Li Fli Sien

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Sam Glanzman

Synopsis

Groups of soldiers have been disappearing into thin air all throughout history. Did Shelby's men suffer the same fate?

Show/hide 19. Ghosts #3 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Show/hide 20. Death Is My Mother Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Lira [Ghost Woman of the Sea]; Sir Desmond; Dennis

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Tony DeZuniga

Synopsis

When Sir Desmond accidentally kills his wife Lira she returns to take their son.

Show/hide 21. The Magician Who Haunted Hollywood Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Drama
Characters
Dick Mayhew; Mr. Coombs (Movie Director); Lola Lamour

Credits

Script
George Kashdan
Art
Leonard Starr

Synopsis

When actor Dick Mayhew begins to play the part of a famous escape artist for a film did the ghost of the escape artist help him with the stunts?

Notes

Writer identified by Martin O'Hearn in Apa-I.

Show/hide 22. The Dark Goddess of Doom Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Johnny Gan; Suggs; Chris Morton; Margot

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
John Calnan

Synopsis

Chris Morton steals a statue of the Indian Goddess of Evil, Kali. He didn't bargin on the curse that came with the statue.

Show/hide 23. Station G-H-O-S-T! Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Andrew Gill; Tom; Bold Eagle; Jeff; Timothy Gill (Ghost); Mr. Yorke; Eddie

Credits

Art
Ruben Moreira

Synopsis

Andrew Gill wants to buy the house his ancestor supposedly haunts and uses some trickery on the current owner.

Show/hide 24. Legion of the Dead Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy
Characters
Marius; Octavius; Mark Calder

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
George Tuska

Synopsis

Some ghostly Roman soldiers lead Mark Calder out of the desert.

Show/hide 25. Ghostly Miners (Cain's True Case Files) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Cain's True Case Files
Genre
Non-fiction; fantasy

Synopsis

Are ghostly miners mining coal in Lions Coal Corporation mines?

Show/hide 26. The Screaming Skulls Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Vincent Perrault; Maman Marie; Yvonne Perrault

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Jerry Grandenetti

Synopsis

When Vincent Perrault disturbs an ancient burial ground for stones for his new house he awakens the curse of the screaming skulls.

Show/hide 27. Ghosts #4 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Show/hide 28. The Crimson Claw! Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
John Wilkes Booth; Abraham Lincoln

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
George Tuska

Synopsis

He was born to a fearsome fate, and he could only escape it if he learned the secret of the mysterious omen that haunted him!

Notes

Synopsis from reprint.

Show/hide 29. The Ghostly Cities of Gold! Comic story, 6 pages

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Jerry Grandenetti
Show/hide 30. The Man Who Killed His Shadow Comic story, 5.75 pages

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Curt Swan

Notes

Writer identified by Martin O'Hearn in Apa-I.

Show/hide 31. The Fanged Spectres of Kinshoro Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]

Synopsis

Dark Africa holds many secrets - and the most dangerous are the powers of M'Timbu, the witch doctor of Kinshoro!

Notes

Synopsis from reprint.

Show/hide 32. The Legend of the Black Swan Comic story, 6 pages

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Charles Paris

Notes

Writer identified by Martin O'Hearn in Apa-I.

Show/hide 33. The Threshold of Nightmare House Comic story, 8 pages

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
John Calnan
Show/hide 34. Ghosts #5 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Show/hide 35. Death, The Pale Horseman! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Art Saaf

Synopsis

The great Mongol horde rested peacefully in their graves - until the foolish Chinese soldiers defiled their tomb and brought forth a ghostly vengeance!

Notes

Synopsis from reprint.

Show/hide 36. The Hands from the Grave! Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 37. The Telltale Mirror Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
John Bowers

Credits

Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Jerry Grandenetti ?

Synopsis

John Bowers finds a mirror that shows the future.

Show/hide 38. Caravan of Doom Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Jack Sparling
Show/hide 39. The Phantom from the Fog Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy

Credits

Art
Ruben Moreira
Show/hide 40. The Hearse Came at Midnight Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Jerry Grandenetti
Show/hide 41. Ghosts #6 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Show/hide 42. A Specter Poured the Potion Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Master Anton Drucker; Johann Kant; Maria Unsell

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Art Saaf

Synopsis

When pharmacist Anton Drucker fires his assistant Johann Kant for giving away medicine, Kant suffers a fatal heart attack. Later, Kant's ghost returns and mixes a special prescription for a woman, Drucker investigates and finds everything in his shop turned to dust.

Show/hide 43. Ride with the Devil Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Hiram Dunn; Amy Dunn; Mark Alden; Kathy

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
John Calnan

Synopsis

In 1791 when Hiram Dunn and his daughter are lost in a storm they become phantoms, destined to forever be trying to reach Boston.

Show/hide 44. Death Awaits Me Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Baron Charles; Gordon; Isadora Duncan

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Jerry Grandenetti

Synopsis

A ghostly vision warns Baron Charles of impending death, but is it his or Isadora's?

Show/hide 45. Ghost Cargo from the Sky Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Manu; Carter

Credits

Script
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes]
Art
Jack Sparling

Synopsis

After WWII in the Pacific, Manu starts the "Cargo Cult" and brings ghostly planes to his small island.

Show/hide 46. Ghosts #7 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Credits

Art
Mike Kaluta
Show/hide 47. Death's Finger Points Comic story, 8 pages

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Jack Sparling
Show/hide 48. Touch Not My Tomb! Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Art Saaf
Show/hide 49. The Sweet Smile of Death Comic story, 8 pages

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
John Calnan
Show/hide 50. Ghosts #8 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Show/hide 51. The Cadaver in the Clock! Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Buddy Gernale
Show/hide 52. The Guns of the Dead Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense; war

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Sam Glanzman
Show/hide 53. Hotline to the Supernatural Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
? (Redondo Studio)
Show/hide 54. To Kill a Tyrant! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Quico Redondo [as QR]
Show/hide 55. Ghosts #9 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy [as NC]
Show/hide 56. The Curse of the Phantom Prophet! Comic story, 7.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
John Calnan
Show/hide 57. The Last Ride of Rosie the Wrecker Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense; war

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
Alfredo Alcala
Show/hide 58. The Spectral Shepherd of Dartmoor Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Jerry Grandenetti
Show/hide 59. The Phantom That Never Was! Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Show/hide 60. Ghosts #10 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Show/hide 61. Experimenters Beyond the Grave Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction
Characters
Harry Houdini; Mackenzie King; Aldous Huxley

Credits

Author
Leo Dorfman
Art
Win Mortimer

Synopsis

Famous people who planned to contact the living after they died to prove the existence of an after-life.

Show/hide 62. A Specter Stalks Saigon Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy; war
Characters
Lieutenant Tho

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Gerry Talaoc
Inks
Redondo Studio

Synopsis

A ghostly soldier tries to warn soldiers to change their plans during the Vietnam War.

Show/hide 63. The Ghost of Wandsgate Gallows! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Judd Gibbons; Sir Alex Craven; Lord James Craven; Inspector Noel Padderly

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Ernie Chan

Synopsis

Judd Gibbons is hired to kill Lord James Craven.

Show/hide 64. Death Came at Dawn Comic story, 2.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense; war
Characters
Sam Waller

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Sam Glanzman
Letters
Sam Glanzman

Synopsis

Sam Waller is convinced the ship he is on is doomed but his Captain will not listen.

Show/hide 65. The Hell Beast of Berkeley Square Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Will Craig; Frank Villers; Martin Jarvis; Amy Jarvis; Nora; Captain John Raymond

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Nestor Malgapo

Synopsis

The Beast of Berkeley Square haunts an old mansion.

Show/hide 66. Ghosts #11 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Show/hide 67. The Devil's Lake Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
E. R. Cruz
Letters
Marcos
Show/hide 68. Next Stop Is Nowhere Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Ernie Chan
Show/hide 69. The Specter Who Stalked Cellblock 13 Comic story, 5 pages

Credits

Art
Jerry Grandenetti
Show/hide 70. The Instrument of Death! Comic story, 4.5 pages

Credits

Art
Bob Brown
Show/hide 71. The Death Circle Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Characters
William Harrison; Abraham Lincoln; James Garfield; William McKinley; Warren G. Harding; Franklin D. Roosevelt; John F. Kennedy

Credits

Script
Jack Sparling
Art
Jack Sparling

Synopsis

Since 1840, every president voted into office in a year ending in zero, has died in office.

Show/hide 72. Ghosts #12 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Show/hide 73. The Macabre Mummy of Takhem-Ahtem Comic story, 7.5 pages

Credits

Art
John Calnan
Show/hide 74. Chimes for a Corpse Comic story, 7.5 pages

Credits

Art
Jerry Grandenetti
Show/hide 75. Beyond the Portals of the Unknown Comic story, 7 pages

Credits

Art
Sam Glanzman
Show/hide 76. Ghosts #13 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy [as NC]
Show/hide 77. The Nightmare in the Sandbox! Comic story, 6.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Lazaire; Dr. Allan Jones; Leona; Greg; Amy; Tiger (a dog); Ti-Olga

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Bob Brown

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #13 (March 1973)
The Nightmare in the Sandbox!
Also printed
Australia
Haunted Tales (Murray, 1977 series) #35 (May 1979)
The Nightmare in the Sandbox!

Synopsis

Dr. Jones doesn't believe in voodoo, until the local witch doctor curses his sandbox.

Show/hide 78. Voice of Vengeance Comic story, 4.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Signor Giovanni; Pietro Giovanni; Signorina Morini; Signor Vitello; Signor Gardella; Rosa Giovanni

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
John Calnan

Synopsis

For countless generations, Signor Giovanni's marionettes conjured up laughter throughout the Italian countryside. When he is attacked and has his voice damaged, who is speaking his part in the next performance?

Show/hide 79. Have Tomb, Will Travel Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Patsy Coyne

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Gerry Talaoc
Letters
Esphid Mahilum

Synopsis

Patsy Coyne's killer is haunted by his new car.

Show/hide 80. Hell Is One Mile High Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense; war
Characters
Jim; Bill; Anna; Baron Immanuel Schreiber

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Nestor Redondo

Synopsis

Did two American GI's take refuge in a haunted German castle, or was it just their imagination.

Show/hide 81. Ghosts #14 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Show/hide 82. The Bride Wore a Shroud Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Diane Chapman; Mr. Frederick Chapman; Kenneth Inglis; Dr. Scudder

Credits

Art
Buddy Gernale

Synopsis

Is Diane Chapman's bridal gown haunted?

Show/hide 83. Death Weaves a Web Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Raymond Forbes; Gerald

Credits

Script
George Kashdan
Art
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #14 (April 1973)
Death Weaves a Web
Also printed
Australia
Weird Mystery Tales (Murray, 1977 series) #39 ([May 1979?])
Death Weaves a Web
 
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #6 (January-February 1981)
Death Weaves a Web

Synopsis

When Raymond Forbes threatens to send Gerald to an orphanage, Gerald's spider friends take their revenge.

Notes

Writer not credited in the issue, credit comes from reprint in DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest.

Show/hide 84. Phantom of the Iron Horseman Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy
Characters
Hiram Maloney; Joshua

Credits

Art
Gerry Talaoc

Synopsis

Did the ghost of Joshua's grandfather come back to signal to him that the railroad bridge was washed out?

Show/hide 85. The Dark Dream of Death Comic story, 6.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Robert Duncan; Charlotte Maury; Mary Ford

Credits

Art
E. R. Cruz

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #14 (April 1973)
The Dark Dream of Death
Also printed
Australia
Weird Mystery Tales (Murray, 1977 series) #39 ([May 1979?])
The Dark Dream of Death

Synopsis

Did people dream about the mine disaster in Alberfan England months before it happened?

Show/hide 86. Ghosts #15 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Show/hide 87. The Ghost That Wouldn't Die Comic story, 7.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Buddy Gernale
Show/hide 88. A Phantom in the Alamo Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Historical; horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Carl Wessler
Art
Sam Glanzman

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #15 (June 1973)
A Phantom in the Alamo
Also printed
Australia
Weird Mystery Tales (Murray, 1977 series) #39 ([May 1979?])
A Phantom in the Alamo
 
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #6 (January-February 1981)
A Phantom in the Alamo

Notes

Writing credit from reprint.

Show/hide 89. Who Dares Cheat the Dead? Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
Alfredo Alcala

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #15 (June 1973)
Who Dares Cheat the Dead?
Also printed
Australia
Haunted Tales (Murray, 1977 series) #35 (May 1979)
Who Dares Cheat the Dead?
Show/hide 90. Hand from the Grave Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Rico Rival
Show/hide 91. Ghosts #16 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Show/hide 92. Death's Grinning Face Comic story, 8 pages

Credits

Art
Rico Rival
Show/hide 93. The Mothball Ghost Comic story, 7 pages

Credits

Art
Sam Glanzman
Show/hide 94. The Haunted Hero of St. Helena! Comic story, 7.5 pages

Credits

Art
Gerry Talaoc
Show/hide 95. Ghosts #17 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Show/hide 96. Death Held the Lantern High Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Alfredo Alcala
Show/hide 97. The Specters Were the Stars Comic story, 7.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Art
Gerry Talaoc
Show/hide 98. The Devil's Ouija Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Script
George Kashdan
Art
John Calnan

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #17 (August 1973)
The Devil's Ouija
Also printed
Australia
Weird Mystery Tales (Murray, 1977 series) #39 ([May 1979?])
The Devil's Ouija
Show/hide 99. Ghosts #18 Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Show/hide 100. Graveyard of Vengeance Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Orrin Randall; Katie Randall

Credits

Art
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
Alfredo Alcala

Synopsis

An Indian Chief curses all white men on his ground when his family is killed by English soldiers during the Revolutionary War.

Show/hide 101. Death of a Ghost Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Clayton Butler; Jan Butler; Joshua Butler (ghost); Devereux

Credits

Art
Abe Ocampo

Synopsis

Jan and Clayton Butler try to move into a haunted mansion. Mr. Devereux has a machine that will remove the ghost that occupies the mansion.

Show/hide 102. The Eye of Evil Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Alois Hitler; Klara Hitler; Otto; Adolf Hitler

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Frank Redondo

Synopsis

Alois Hitler can see the hate in his son's eyes but nobody will believe him.

Notes

Writing credit from reprint.

Show/hide 103. Death Came Creeping Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Abdul Mahmoud

Credits

Pencils
Ernesto Patricio
Inks
Gerry Talaoc

Synopsis

Abdul Mahmoud has a cat that is better than any security system or safe at protecting him and his belongings.

Show/hide 104. Showcase Presents Promo (ad from the publisher), 4 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Advertisement of other Showcase Presents volumes with small cover images.

Show/hide 105. Ghosts Volume 1 Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Promotional text on back cover with more small cover images of other Showcase Presents volumes.


Notes

Reprints stories from Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #1-18. Does not reprint the text stories from these issues.

There are two versions of Volume 1:

In the original edition, "Death Held the Lantern High" is on pages 468 to 473 (missing last page of story). Then "The Specters Were The Stars" runs from pages 474 to 481, then you got "Phantoms of the Flash!" on page 482 and "The Devil's Ouija" starting on page 483.

In the corrected edition, released February 8, 2012, you get "Death Held the Lantern High" on pages 468 to 474 (last page of story included). Then "The Specters Were The Stars" on pages 475 to 482, followed by "The Devil's Ouija" starting on page 483.

The corrected edition is indexed here.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 21947

Entry created

  • 07/04/2019

Cover added

  • 07/04/2019

Index completed

  • 07/04/2019