Haunted Tales #19

Published
June 1976
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
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/548708

Credits

Editing
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Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

"Death in the Garden of Evil! The Spectral Coachman."

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Art
Joe Orlando, line art [signed as JO]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Editor
 
Paul Levitz, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #240 (April 1976)
Untitled

Notes

Caption: “Death in the Garden of Evil!” moved and recoloured. Caption: “The Spectral Coachman” added.

Show/hide 1. The Murderer (Cain the Caretaker) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Cain the Caretaker
Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-3300
Characters
Cain (host); Dr. John Florius; Sgt. Thames; Mrs. Therese Grey; Sybil Florius

Credits

Writing
Ed Fedory, scripter
 
Robert Kanigher, scripter
Art
E. R. Cruz, penciller
 
Joe Orlando, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Editor
 
Paul Levitz, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #240 (April 1976)
The Murderer

Synopsis

People are sure that Dr. Florius murdered his wife, but the truth turns out to be even more horrible.

Show/hide 2. We Challenge You to Read On! Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Abraham Lincoln; Arthur Conan Doyle; Mark Twain

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Tony DeZuñiga, line art [as Tony DeZuniga]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #1 (September-October 1971)
We Challenge You to Read On!

Notes

Introduction to the concept of ghosts. Job number (B-1004) deleted from this reprint.

Show/hide 3. The Spectral Coachman! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
B-1003
Characters
Johnny Cass; Rafe Brady

Credits

Writing
Leo Dorfman, scripter
Art
Tony DeZuñiga, line art [as Tony DeZuniga]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #1 (September-October 1971)
The Spectral Coachman!

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!

Show/hide 4. ComputErr (The Three Witches) Comic story, 5.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Three Witches
Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
G-117
Characters
Cynthia (host); Kipp Hall (nee Redmond); Rod Hall; Ferencz Nagel

Credits

Writing
Sergio Aragonés, plotter
 
Alex Toth, scripter
Art
Alex Toth, line art
Text
Alex Toth, letterer
Editing
Dick Giordano, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #8 (May 1970)
ComputErr

Synopsis

Computer dating selected Kip and Rod but after their marriage things begin to change.

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Cain's Game Room) Cartoon, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Cain's Game Room

Credits

Writing
Sergio Aragonés, scripter
Art
Sergio Aragonés, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #216 (August 1973)
Untitled

Notes

Job number (J-2002), feature name “Cain’s Game Room” and first panel gag (a giant, who is tied up by little people, sees a chef with big knives coming for him) deleted from this reprint.

Two gag cartoons: A plane bombs the spotlights of a new supermarket. A organ grinder uses a large Frankenstein monster to collect money.

Show/hide 6. Castle Curse (Eve [DC horror host]) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Eve [DC horror host]
Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-1891
Characters
Eve (host)

Credits

Writing
Steve Skeates, scripter
Art
Alfredo Alcala, line art [signed]
Text
Alfredo Alcala, letterer [signed]
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Secrets of Sinister House (DC, 1972 series) #10 (March 1973)
Castle Curse
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: Secrets of Sinister House (DC, 2010 series) (2010)
Castle Curse
Show/hide 7. Ghost Cargo from the Sky Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
B-1326
Characters
Manu; Carter

Credits

Writing
Richard Hughes , scripter
 
Leo Dorfman , scripter
Art
Jack Sparling, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #6 (July-August 1972)
Ghost Cargo from the Sky

Synopsis

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

Show/hide 8. Third Eye (Weird Mystery Tales) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Weird Mystery Tales
Code
J-2062
Characters
Destiny (host); Gnat Norbet; Rankin Rand

Credits

Writing
John Jacobson, scripter (story idea)
 
Murray Boltinoff, scripter [credited]
Art
Ruben Yandoc, line art [as R. Yandoc]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Weird Mystery Tales (DC, 1972 series) #6 (June-July 1973)
Third Eye
Show/hide 9. The Legend of the Black Swan Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Code
B-1215
Characters
Herb Barnaby; Martin; Knowles; Captain Manuel Cortez

Credits

Writing
Bob Haney, scripter
Art
Ramona Fradon, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, original Editor
Show/hide 10. The Turn of the Wheel! (The Three Witches) Comic story, 7.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Three Witches
Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Mildred (host); Klaus the Cruel; Sven; Nils; Kristen

Credits

Writing
D. J. Arneson, scripter
Art
Alex Toth, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer
Editing
Dick Giordano, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #3 (June 1969)
The Turn of the Wheel!

Synopsis

Villagers steal Klaus the Cruel's favorite torture device, a wheel, from his castle. Over the following days the wheel causes Klaus much misfortune.

Notes

Illustration of Mildred (host) and caption removed from p. 1, and last panel (with Mildred (host) removed from p. 4 to make story 7.5 pages instead of original 8 pages.

Show/hide 11. Eternal Hour! Comic story, 7.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Terwit; the kind man; Gustav; Frederick; mocking kids; townspeople

Credits

Writing
Alex Toth, scripter [signed]
Art
Alex Toth, line art [signed]
Text
Alex Toth, letterer [signed]
Editing
Dick Giordano, original Editor
Management
Carmine Infantino, original Editorial Director

Reprint history

First print
United States
Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #1 (February-March 1969)
Eternal Hour!
Also printed
United States
The Witching Hour (DC, 1969 series) #38 (January 1974)
Eternal Hour!
 
Australia
Chilling Tales (Federal, 1983 series) ([May 1983?])
Eternal Hour
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Witching Hour (DC, 2011 series) #1 (2011)
Eternal Hour!

Synopsis

Terwit is dwarfish and is teased and ridiculed by the town's boys. Most adults do nothing to stop it. Terwit recluses himself in a clock tower and the clock from then on is stopped at midnight. Years later, many of those boys, now men, go to the tower to drive Terwit out and their screams cry out...Why?

Notes

p. 1: Illustration of Mordred the Witch (host) and caption removed. p. 7: last panel of Mordred the Witch (host) and her caption removed - artwork cropped to make .50 page.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos
  • Mark Muller

AusReprints ID

  • 38874

Entry created

  • 15/02/2009

Cover added

  • 05/05/2023

Index completed

  • 05/05/2023

Last updated

  • 05/05/2023