Friday, August 10, 2018

WEIRD! EERIE! AUTHENTIC! TRUE GHOST STORIES NO. 1 (GOLD KEY)


RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT TRUE GHOST STORIES
Vol. 1 No. 1 (1965 series)
June 1965
K.K. Publications, Inc. (Western/Gold Key)
Cover: ?
Pages: 36
Cover price: 12 cents

CONTENTS
"The Memorial to a Ghost"
Newspaper reprint

"The Mummy's Hand"
Art: George Evans
Lettering: Ben Oda

"Ghost Rider of Irun"
Newspaper reprint

"The Ghost Ship"
Story: Larry Ivie
Art: Wally Wood
Lettering: Ben Oda

"The Flaming Scar"
Art: Al Williamson

"The Phantom Visitor"
Art: Frank Bolle

"Ghost in a Cemetery"
Newspaper reprint

"The Woman in the Tomb"
Art: Frank Bolle
Lettering: Ben Oda

"The Message From Beyond"
Pencils: Giovanni Ticci
Inks: Alberto Giolitti
Lettering: Ben Oda

"The Sentry Who Was Saved By a Ghost"
Newspaper reprint

"Skullduggery"
Newspaper reprint

Any hardcore monster manic who has trolled the internet for monster images from sources like Pinterest and Tumblr has surely come upon the often-used atmospheric cover scan from this comic. Well, today I'm not only showing you the cover, but posting the entire issue!

Unfortunately, the cover artist has not yet been positively identified -- too bad, because it's very worthy of note. It illustrates the title story, "The Mummy's Hand" by E.C. alumnus George Evans. Lettering is by veteran Ben Oda (in the days when most all lettering was done by hand), who also did work on Warren's CREEPY.

This is pretty good ghostly fare here, folks. It's cover-to-cover ghost-est with the most-est!




































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