Ripley's Believe It or Not True Ghost Stories #11186 [1]

United States

Western Publishing

United States

Published
1977
Page count
228
Cover price
1.95 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Modern Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Golden Press
 
Golden Press
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/575339

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover 37 Haunting Stories of the Supernatural Cover, 1 page
Show/hide 1. Untitled Blank page(s), 1 page

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Ripley's Believe It or Not! True Ghost Stories Blank page(s), 2 pages

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Synopsis

Bottom of second page has indicia and ISBN.

Show/hide 3. The Mummy's Hand (True Ghost Stories) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
True Ghost Stories
Characters
Walter Ingram

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Evans, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #1 (June 1965)
The Mummy's Hand
Also printed
United States
Mystery Comics Digest (Western, 1972 series) #4 (June 1972)
The Mummy's Hand  (revised layout=17 pages; original layout=7 pages)

Synopsis

A British newspaper publisher purchases an artifact from a beggar in Cairo and later learns that there is a curse on the object.

Notes

Page 7, panel 4 appears to have been touched-up by Win Mortimer.

Show/hide 4. The Ghost Ship Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
Paul S. Newman , scripter
 
Larry Ivie , scripter (see notes)
Art
Wally Wood, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #1 (June 1965)
The Ghost Ship
Also printed
United States
Mystery Comics Digest (Western, 1972 series) #1 (March 1972)
The Ghost Ship
 
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #80 (August 1978)
The Ghost Ship

Notes

Ivie credit per article in Alter Ego # 152, May 2018. Newman is credited in biblio published in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 30, No. 10, October 2019.

Show/hide 5. The Flaming Scar (True Ghost Stories) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
True Ghost Stories
Characters
Edmond de Montadoun

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Prentice, penciller
 
Al Williamson , inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #1 (June 1965)
The Flaming Scar
Also printed
United States
Mystery Comics Digest (Western, 1972 series) #4 (June 1972)
The Flaming Scar  (revised layout=14 pages; original layout=5 pages)
 
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #80 (August 1978)
The Flaming Scar

Synopsis

A man suffers the results of a mummy's curse.

Notes

Inks may be by Al Williamson, but inks are definitely John Prentice.

Show/hide 6. The Phantom Visitor (True Ghost Stories) Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Feature
True Ghost Stories
Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters
General Lew Wallace

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Frank Bolle, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #1 (June 1965)
The Phantom Visitor
Also printed
United States
Mystery Comics Digest (Western, 1972 series) #4 (June 1972)
The Phantom Visitor  (revised layout=9 pages; original layout=3 pages)
 
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #80 (August 1978)
The Phantom Visitor
Show/hide 7. The Woman in the Tomb Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Frank Bolle, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #1 (June 1965)
The Woman in the Tomb
Also printed
United States
Mystery Comics Digest (Western, 1972 series) #1 (March 1972)
The Woman In The Tomb
 
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #80 (August 1978)
The Woman In The Tomb
Show/hide 8. The Message from Beyond Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Giovanni Ticci, penciller
 
Alberto Giolitti, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #1 (June 1965)
The Message from Beyond
Also printed
United States
Mystery Comics Digest (Western, 1972 series) #1 (March 1972)
The Message From Beyond
 
Australia
Ripley's Believe It or Not True Ghost Stories Jumbo Edition (Rosnock, 1973?) #43123 ([1973])
The Message from Beyond
 
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #80 (August 1978)
The Message From Beyond

Notes

New pencils identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Show/hide 9. The Skeletons That Would Not Die Comic story, 7 pages
Show/hide 10. The Lady in White Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Al McWilliams, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #2 (October 1966)
The Lady In White
Also printed
United States
Mystery Comics Digest (Western, 1972 series) #1 (March 1972)
The Lady In White
 
Australia
Ripley's Believe It or Not True Ghost Stories Jumbo Edition (Rosnock, 1973?) #43123 ([1973])
Lady in White
Show/hide 11. Ship of Doom Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Tom Gill, penciller
 
John Verpoorten, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Tom Gill, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #2 (October 1966)
Ship Of Doom
Show/hide 12. The Thing with Claws Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Jerry Grandenetti, penciller
 
Joe Orlando, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #2 (October 1966)
The Thing With Claws

Notes

Pencil credit changed after comparing other Grandenetti/Orlando collaborations from this time period.

Show/hide 13. The Dark Rider Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Joe Certa, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #2 (October 1966)
The Dark Rider
Also printed
Australia
Ripley's Believe It or Not! True Ghost Stories (Rosnock, 1971) #2137 (1971)
The Dark Rider
 
United States
Mystery Comics Digest (Western, 1972 series) #1 (March 1972)
The Dark Rider
Show/hide 14. Testimony of the Ghost Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Joe Certa, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #6 (August 1967)
Testimony of the Ghost
Show/hide 15. The Haunted Villa Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
André LeBlanc, line art [as Andre LeBlanc]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #6 (August 1967)
The Haunted Villa
Show/hide 16. The Phantom Navigator Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Al McWilliams, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #6 (August 1967)
The Phantom Navigator
Show/hide 17. Hounds of Death (True Ghost Stories) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
True Ghost Stories
Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Joe Certa, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #6 (August 1967)
Hounds of Death
Also printed
Australia
Ripley's Believe It or Not! True Demons and Monsters Jumbo Edition (Rosnock, 1974) #44167 (1974)
Hounds of Death
Show/hide 18. The Golem Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Joe Certa, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #7 (November 1967)
The Golem
Show/hide 19. The Vampire Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
André LeBlanc, line art [as Andre Le Blanc]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #7 (November 1967)
The Vampire
Show/hide 20. The Werewolves of Poligny Comic story, 5 pages
Show/hide 21. The Devil's Steed Comic story, 7 pages
Show/hide 22. The Black Spectre Comic story, 9 pages
Show/hide 23. The Phantom in White Comic story, 4 pages
Show/hide 24. Appointment at Ticonderoga Comic story, 7 pages
Show/hide 25. Death Comes Knocking (True Ghost Stories) Comic story, 5 pages
Show/hide 26. The Ghostly Drummer Comic story, 9 pages
Show/hide 27. Proof of a Ghost Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Sal Trapani, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #9 (May 1968)
Proof of a Ghost
Show/hide 28. The Ghost of Povis Castle (True Ghost Stories) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
True Ghost Stories
Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
André LeBlanc, line art [as Andre LeBlanc]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #9 (May 1968)
The Ghost of Povis Castle
Show/hide 29. The Fated Plane (True Ghost Stories) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
True Ghost Stories
Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Zeigler-ish, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #9 (May 1968)
The Fated Plane
Also printed
Australia
Ripley's Believe It or Not! True Ghost Stories (Rosnock, 1972?) #22072 ([1972])
The Fated Plane

Notes

Art looks like Adolfo Buylla or possibly someone from Tom Gill's shop.

Show/hide 30. The Ravens of Doom Comic story, 9 pages
Show/hide 31. The Vampire of the Schloss Comic story, 4 pages
Show/hide 32. The Demon in the Glass Cage Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 33. The Shadow Men (True Demons and Monsters) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
True Demons and Monsters
Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Luis Dominguez, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #10 (August 1968)
The Shadow Men
Also printed
United States
Mystery Comics Digest (Western, 1972 series) #4 (June 1972)
The Shadow Men
 
Australia
Ripley's Believe It or Not! True Ghost Stories (Rosnock, 1973) #23013 ([January 1973])
The Shadow Men
 
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #91 (September 1979)
The Shadow Men
Show/hide 34. Death Comes Riding Comic story, 9 pages
Show/hide 35. Phantom Hands of Vengeance Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Sam Citron, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #11 (November 1968)
Phantom Hands of Vengeance
Show/hide 36. The Ghost Warriors Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Sal Trapani, line art
 
Sal Trapani , penciller
Colours
, colourist
Text
Herb Field, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #11 (November 1968)
The Ghost Warriors

Notes

Pencils could be a "shop" job. There are pieces of Moe Marcus, Jack Sparling, Rudy Palais and possibly Bill Draut,

Show/hide 37. The Crystal Skull of Doom Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Joe Certa, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ben Oda, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #11 (November 1968)
The Crystal Skull of Doom
Show/hide 38. The Strangling Oak Comic story, 9 pages
Show/hide 39. The Headless Ghost of Halley Hollow Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 40. Untitled Blank page(s), 1 page

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 41. Untitled Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural; horror-suspense

Credits

Art
, photographer
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Western, 1965 series) #2 (October 1966)
Untitled
Also printed
Australia
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Magman, 1974?) #24042 ([May 1974])
Untitled
 
United States
Ripley's Believe it or Not! True Ghost Stories (Western, 1977) #11186 (1977)
No title recorded
 
Australia
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Rosnock, 1982) #R1243 (1982)
Untitled

Notes

Back cover. This is a mirror image of the original printing.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 92849

Entry created

Cover added

Index completed

Last updated