Weird Mystery Tales #28

Published
April 1977
Page count
68
Cover price
0.40 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

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Show/hide Cover The Last Tango in Hell!! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Job code
J-3957

Credits

Art
Luis Dominguez
Editing
Joe Orlando
Paul Levitz (Assistant Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #232 (June 1975)
The Last Tango in Hell! (Cover)
Show/hide 1. The Last Tango In Hell Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Job code
J-3499

Credits

Script
David Michelinie
Russell Carley (script continuity)
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Joe Orlando
Paul Levitz (Assistant Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #232 (June 1975)
The Last Tango In Hell

Synopsis

A greedy promoter gets what he deserves from the ghosts of two dance contestants he allowed to die.

Show/hide 2. Beware! I can Read Your Mind Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Job code
B-1252

Credits

Art
Sheldon Moldoff
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #7 (November 1956)
Beware, I Can Read Your Mind!
Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #9 ([June 1957?])
Beware, I Can Read Your Mind
 
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #157 (May-June 1974)
Beware, I Can Read Your Mind

Notes

This printing of the story is probably sourced from The Unexpected 157, May-June 1974.

Show/hide 3. Steps to Disaster Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Art
Pat Boyette (signed)
Editing
Murray Boltinoff

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #116 (December-January 1970)
Steps to Disaster
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #79 ([July 1970?])
Steps to Disaster
 
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #162 (March-April 1975)
Steps to Disaster

Notes

This printing of the story is probably sourced from The Unexpected 162, March-April 1975.

Show/hide 4. Untitled [The Prisoner] Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Genre
War
Job code
K-839

Credits

Script
Bob Haney (signed)
Art
Alex Toth (signed)
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Joe Kubert

Reprint history

First print
United States
Weird War Tales (DC, 1971 series) #5 (May-June 1972)
The Prisoner

Notes

Story set in December 1944, Northern Italy.

Show/hide 5. The Toy Jet Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
War
Job code
K-900

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Art
Russ Heath (signed)
Editing
Robert Kanigher

Reprint history

First print
United States
All-American Men of War (DC, 1953 series) #78 (March-April 1960)
The Toy Jet!
Also printed
United States
Weird War Tales (DC, 1971 series) #5 (May-June 1972)
The Toy Jet!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Weird War Tales (DC, 2012 series) #1 (2012)
The Toy Jet!

Notes

This reprint is probably sourced from Weird War Tales (DC, 1971 series) #5 (May-June 1972).

Show/hide 6. Human Trigger! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
France Herron
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor)
Robert Kanigher (actual editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Star Spangled War Stories (DC, 1952 series) #18 (February 1954)
Human Trigger
Also printed
United States
Weird War Tales (DC, 1971 series) #5 (May-June 1972)
Human Trigger!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Weird War Tales (DC, 2012 series) #1 (2012)
Human Trigger!
Show/hide 7. Infantry... Queen of Battle Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-Fiction

Credits

Art
?

Reprint history

First print
United States
Weird War Tales (DC, 1971 series) #5 (May-June 1972)
Infantry...Queen of Battle

Notes

It is unknown if the first page of this "Table-Top Diorama" (the background) was reprinted in this issue.

Show/hide 8. Face a Firing Squad! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
France Herron
Art
Carmine Infantino
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited), Robert Kanigher (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Star Spangled War Stories (DC, 1952 series) #14 (November 1953)
I Faced a Firing Squad  (I Faced a Firing Squad)

Notes

This story is probably sourced from the reprint in Weird War Tales 5, May-June 1972.

Show/hide 9. Corporal Gerry Kisters (Medal of Honor) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Medal of Honor
Genre
War
Job code
K-705

Credits

Script
Norman Maurer
Art
Norman Maurer
Letters
Norman Maurer ?
Editing
Joe Kubert

Reprint history

First print
United States
Weird War Tales (DC, 1971 series) #5 (May-June 1972)
Corporal Gerry Kisters
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: Weird War Tales (DC, 2012 series) #1 (2012)
Corporal Gerry Kisters
Show/hide 10. Slave Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War
Job code
K-345

Credits

Script
Willi Franz
Art
Russ Heath
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Joe Kubert

Reprint history

First print
United States
Weird War Tales (DC, 1971 series) #5 (May-June 1972)
Slave
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: Weird War Tales (DC, 2012 series) #1 (2012)
Slave
Show/hide 11. Wizard of the Diamond World Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-supernatural
Job code
B-2150

Credits

Art
Bill Ely
Editing
Jack Schiff

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #93 (February-March 1966)
The Wizard of the Diamond World
Also printed
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #160 (November-December 1974)
The Wizard of the Diamond World

Notes

This story is probably sourced from the reprint in The Unexpected 160, November-December 1974.

Show/hide 12. Haunted Tales [Red] Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"What fiendish phantoms, blood-thirsty vampires, ghoulish ghosts and slithering shapes lurk in the deep abyss of darkness? What hidden terrors and unspeakable horrors await you as you turn each heart-pounding page in... Haunted Tales. Find out if you dare! 40c* Available at all newsagents. Recommended price. This publication is rated M for the mature reader."

Details

Printed
1978
Genre
Horror-Suspense
More...
Haunted Tales [Red]

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  • Armin Richter

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  • 2807

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  • 30/10/2005

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  • 13/09/2015

Last updated

  • 28/03/2017