Chamber of Chills #1

Published
November 1977
Page count
60?
Cover price
0.50 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Magazine size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
?

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover A Dragon Stalks By Night! The Monster From The Mound! Cover, 1 page

"A tale of horror by Harlan Ellsion..an epic of fear that engulfed two worlds! “Hmmm…this old parchment claims there is some kind of vampire buried in that old Indian mound outside!” “Who do they think they’re kiddin’?” A tale of age-old menace by Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan!"

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Tom Palmer
Colours
Tom Palmer?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Sam Rosen
Editing
Roy Thomas

Reprint history

First print
United States
Chamber of Chills (Marvel, 1972 series) #2 (January 1973)
The Monster from the Mound!
Show/hide 1. The Thing on the Roof! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Code
2146Z

Credits

Script
Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Robert E. Howard (original story)
Art
Frank Brunner
Letters
Dave Hunt (uncredited)
Editing
Roy Thomas

Reprint history

First print
United States
Chamber of Chills (Marvel, 1972 series) #3 (March 1973)
The Thing on the Roof!

Synopsis

A search for a treasure in Central America unleashes a terrible creature that pursues the treasure-hunter to his doom.

Notes

Adapting the story by Robert E. Howard.

Show/hide 2. The Girl Who Cast No Shadow Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Code
1239Z
Characters
Marcia Trent; Ningal; Reginald Atkin

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Letters
Jean Izzo (uncredited)
Editing
Roy Thomas

Reprint history

First print
United States
Chamber of Chills (Marvel, 1972 series) #3 (March 1973)
The Girl Who Cast No Shadow

Synopsis

A journalist is lured to his death by a woman who seems to need his help, but who is actually enslaved to an ancient demon.

Notes

Marcia Trent next appears in Doctor Strange (Marvel, 1974 series) #36-37

Show/hide 3. The Monster from the Mound! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Characters
Juan Lopez (death); Steve Brill; Hernando De Estrada (flashback); Don Santiago De Valdez

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox (Adaptation)
Robert E. Howard (Original Story)
Art
Frank Brunner
Editing
Roy Thomas

Reprint history

First print
United States
Chamber of Chills (Marvel, 1972 series) #2 (January 1973)
The Monster from the Mound!

Synopsis

A greedy rancher scoffs at the legend of the local Indian burying ground and digs it up, looking for buried treasure, but releases a vampire.

Notes

Adapting the story "The Horror From the Mound" by Robert E. Howard.

Show/hide 4. Spell of the Dragon! (Brak the Barbarian) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Brak the Barbarian
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Brak; Jonal; Valeria

Credits

Script
John Jakes
Dan Adkins (plot)
Pencils
Dan Adkins (layouts)
Val Mayerik
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Letters
John Costanza ?
Editing
Roy Thomas

Reprint history

First print
United States
Chamber of Chills (Marvel, 1972 series) #2 (January 1973)
Spell of the Dragon!
Also printed
United States
Savage Tales (Marvel, 1971 series) #5 (July 1974)
Spell of the Dragon
 
Australia
Savage Tales (KG Murray, 1975 series) #13 ([December 1976?])
Spell of the Dragon

Synopsis

The swordsman Brak is sent by a witch to kill a dragon, but she doesn't tell him that he will be compelled to kill the next person he sees after he performs the deed.

Show/hide 5. All the Shapes of Fear! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Code
1145Z?

Credits

Script
George Alec Effinger
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Bill Everett
Letters
Jean Izzo (uncredited)
Editing
Roy Thomas

Reprint history

First print
United States
Chamber of Chills (Marvel, 1972 series) #3 (March 1973)
All the Shapes of Fear!

Synopsis

A motorcyclist accidentally runs over a child, in spite of an attempt by his future self to warn of the danger.

Notes

Page 1 omitted from story. Title superimposed on bottom two panels of page 2 (which is page 1 for this reprint).

Show/hide 6. They Wait in Their...Dungeon! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Russ Heath
Editing
Stan Lee (original)
Roy Thomas (reprint)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Menace (Marvel, 1953 series) #1 (March 1953)
They Wait In Their ... Dungeon
Also printed
United States
Chamber of Chills (Marvel, 1972 series) #1 (November 1972)
They Wait in Their...Dungeon!

Synopsis

After an execution in the gas chamber, a sadistic warden faces a revolt by the inmates and attempts to flee downstairs. The inmates pursue him and, as the story ends, the warden realizes he has a choice between two dooms; the poisonous fumes still lingering in the execution chamber or being torn to shreds by the maddened inmates.

Notes

This reprint is from Chamber of Chills #1

Show/hide 7. Delusion for a Dragon Slayer Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Sword and Sorcery

Credits

Script
Gerry Conway (adaptation)
Harlan Ellison (original story)
Art
Syd Shores
Letters
Jean Izzo (uncredited)
Editing
Roy Thomas

Reprint history

First print
United States
Chamber of Chills (Marvel, 1972 series) #1 (November 1972)
Delusion For a Dragon Slayer

Synopsis

A construction accident kills a man passing by but before he dies he dreams of performing heroic deeds in a fantasy world.

Notes

Adapted from the short story by Harlan Ellison.

Show/hide 8. Moon of Madness, Moon of Fear Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Script
George Alec Effinger
Pencils
Craig Russell
Inks
Dan Adkins
Letters
Jean Izzo (uncredited)
Editing
Roy Thomas

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Chamber of Chills (Marvel, 1972 series) #1 (November 1972)
Moon of Madness, Moon of Fear

Synopsis

Travelers encounter a strange were-man, who appears human at night but becomes a vicious wolf in the morning.

Show/hide 9. Thirst Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense; Science fiction

Credits

Script
Steve Gerber
Dan Adkins (plot)
Pencils
Craig Russell
Inks
Dan Adkins
Letters
Jean Izzo (uncredited)
Editing
Roy Thomas

Reprint history

First print
United States
Chamber of Chills (Marvel, 1972 series) #2 (January 1973)
Thirst

Synopsis

A vampire awakens from a sleeping tube on a space ship and kills everyone aboard.

Show/hide 10. The Avengers [See the Giant-Man] (The Avengers) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"The Avengers (logo), 64 pages of action and thrills. See The Giant-Man Just 50 cents at your newsagent now!"

Details

Printed
1977
More...
The Avengers [See the Giant-Man]

Notes

Script: Stan Lee (partial); Pencils: Jack Kirby; Inks: Sol Brodsky ? and Frank Giacoia; Letters: Artie Simek (part)


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Neil A Hansen

AusReprints ID

  • 66226

Entry created

  • 27/08/2011

Cover added

  • 05/06/2013

Index completed

  • 27/08/2011

Last updated

  • 19/05/2016