Haunted Tales #39

Published
May 1980
Page count
100
Cover price
0.90 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Murray Comics (Red)
 
Murray Comics (Red)
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/548728

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

"Find out if you dare what terror awaits you as you turn each heart pounding page in… Details inside Super Easy-to-Win Contest 200 Great Prizes!"

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Code
C-119

Credits

Art
Joe Orlando, line art
Colours
Tatjana Wood, colourist
Editing
Paul Levitz, editor
Management
Joe Orlando, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #272 (September 1979)
The Sorcerer's Castle

Notes

Competition closes 30 June.

Show/hide 1. The Sorcerer's Castle Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Code
J-5357

Credits

Writing
Michael Uslan, scripter
Art
Don Newton, penciller
 
Dan Adkins, inker
Editing
Paul Levitz, editor
Management
Joe Orlando, Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #272 (September 1979)
The Sorcerer's Castle
Show/hide 2. Graveyard of Vengeance Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Code
B-1489 ?

Credits

Art
Alfredo Alcala, line art
Text
Alfredo Alcala, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #18 (September 1973)
Graveyard of Vengeance

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 3. Death Has Five Guesses! (Johnny Peril) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Peril
Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Frank Giacoia, penciller
 
Sy Barry, inker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed as Julie Schwartz] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Sensation Mystery (DC, 1952 series) #112 (November-December 1952)
Death Has Five Guesses!
Also printed
United States
Secrets of Sinister House (DC, 1972 series) #17 (April-May 1974)
Death Has Five Guesses!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Secrets of Sinister House (DC, 2010 series) (2010)
Death Has Five Guesses!

Synopsis

"Master adventurer" Johnny Peril is trapped inside a mansion with living dummies. He encounters actor Karl Kandor who wants to exchange his old body for Peril's young one by mind transfer.

Show/hide 4. Tapestry of Dreams (Madame Xanadu) Comic story, 25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Madame Xanadu
Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Writing
Cary Burkett, scripter
Art
Juan Ortiz, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Text
Clem Robins, letterer
Editing
Jack C. Harris, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #190 (March-April 1979)
Tapestry of Dreams

Notes

Story originally scheduled for unpublished Doorway to Nightmare 6. Story printed in the limited distribution Cancelled Comic Cavalcade (DC, 1978 series) 1. Title of story, logo, and indicia removed, but with art extension on the bottom of the first page. Lettering credit from Cancelled Comic Cavalcade 1.

Show/hide 5. Super Easy-To-Win Contest Promo (ad from the publisher), 4 pages

"Enter the super Seven Seas stamp contest and win one of these 200 fabulous prizes"

Details

Printed
1980
More...
Super Easy-To-Win Contest

Notes

This advertisement was cover featured on the listed Murray Publishers comics in about June 1980.

Show/hide 6. The Phantom Spy Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Code
B-184-?

Credits

Art
Lee Elias, line art
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #24 (March 1974)
The Phantom Spy!
Show/hide 7. The Demon's Here to Stay (Lucien (host)) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lucien (host)
Genre
Horror-Suspense
Code
J-3525

Credits

Writing
Jack Oleck, scripter
Art
Ernie Chan, penciller [as Ernie Chua]
 
Bill Draut, inker
Editing
Joe Orlando, editor
 
Paul Levitz, Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of Ghost Castle (DC, 1975 series) #3 (September-October 1975)
The Demon's Here to Stay!
Show/hide 8. The Dancing Dead Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Code
J-3288

Credits

Writing
Jack Oleck, scripter
Art
Ruben Yandoc, line art
Editing
Jack C. Harris, editor [as Jack C Harris]

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #194 (November-December 1979)
The Dancing Dead
Show/hide 9. The Fear of Number 13 (The Unexpected) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Unexpected
Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-5715

Credits

Writing
Carl Wessler, scripter
Art
Abe Ocampo, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack C. Harris, original editor
Management
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #196 (March 1980)
The Fear of Number 13
Show/hide 10. Search for a Werewolf (Destiny) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Destiny
Genre
Horror-Suspense
Code
J-1940

Credits

Writing
George Kashdan, scripter
Art
Alex Niño, line art
Editing
Joe Orlando, editor
 
Paul Levitz, Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Weird Mystery Tales (DC, 1972 series) #13 (August-September 1974)
"Search for a Werewolf"
Show/hide 11. God of Vengeance Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Code
J-1833-A

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
Gerry Talaoc, line art
Editing
Joe Orlando, editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Weird War Tales (DC, 1971 series) #12 (March 1973)
God of Vengeance!
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: Weird War Tales (DC, 2012 series) #1 (2012)
God of Vengeance!
Show/hide 12. Ghostly Miners (Cain's True Case Files) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Cain's True Case Files
Genre
Non-Fiction

Credits

Editing
Joe Orlando, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #178 (January-February 1969)
Ghostly Miners
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #31 ([November 1967?])
Ghostly Miners
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery (DC, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
Ghostly Miners!

Synopsis

Are ghostly miners mining coal in Lions Coal Corporation mines?

Show/hide 13. Mad to Order Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Code
B-358

Credits

Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #116 (December-January 1970)
Mad to Order

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Mark Muller

AusReprints ID

  • 2801

Entry created

  • 30/10/2005

Cover added

  • 10/02/2019

Index completed

  • 10/02/2019

Last updated

  • 10/02/2019