Wednesday, June 16, 2021


Beginning with this issue, the folks at Skywald took the plunge and started paying artists and writers to produce brand new stories in hopes of catching up to the Warren empire of CREEPY, EERIE and VAMPIRELLA. Stanley and Eerie publications pretty much had the market cornered on reprints, and I thought it was a wise business decision to hire some veterans to infuse some new blood -- as it were -- into horror comics magazines. The results became the beginning of the Skywald legend. Notable in this issue is the re-introduction of The Heap, the prototype for Marvel's Man-Thing and DC's Swamp Thing.

Vol. 1 No. 2
March 1971
Skywald Publishing Company
Editor: Sol Brodsky
Associate editor: Israel Waldman
Cover artist: Hector Varela
Pages: 68
Cover price: 50 cents

"The Heap"
Script: Chuck McNaughton
Art: Ross Andru; Mike Esposito

"To Laugh...Perchance to Live"
Script: Chuck McNaughton
Art: Jack Katz; Rich Buckler

"Death's Stranger"
Script: Marv Wolfman
Art: Tom Palmer

"Psycho's Gruesome Gallery No. : The Vampire"
Art: Stephen Hickman

Script: Rich Margopoulos
Art: Tom Sutton; Dan Adkins

"The Quest!"
Story: Rich Margopoulos
Art: Chic Stone

"Dream Planet"
Script: Phil Seuling
Art: Serg Moren

"Valley of Blood"
Script: Chuck McNaughton
Art: Jack Katz; Frank Giacoia

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