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AC COMICS PRODUCT FOR January 2015
Crypt of Horror Volume 24
Company Name: AC Comics
Address: P.O. Box 394 Plymouth, Florida 32786-0394
Email Address: email@example.com
Title: Crypt of Horror
Issue/Number: Volume 24
UPC Code: 64924192598902411
Retail Price: $29.95
Discount: Maximum Discount 50%
Format: Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched
Dimensions: 10″ X 6.50″
Page Count: 140 pages
Color: Black and White (with color covers)
Intended Audience: All ages
Country of Origin: USA
Ship Date: January 28, 2015
Writers: Joe Gill, Joseph Greene, Carl Wessler, Robert Bernstein, Hank Chapman and others.
Artists: Bob Powell, George Evans, Leonard Frank, Steve Ditko, Charles Nicholas, Tony DiPreta, Ben Brown, Dave Gantz, Pete Tumlinson, Ed Moline, John Belfi, Ken Rice, Jim McLaughlin, Louis Zansky and others.
Cover Artist: Warren Kremer
Synopsis: Rare and strange Pre-Code horror from publishers including Ace, Fawcett, Superior, Charlton and others! Grisly stories including “Stand-in For Death”, “Aged Curse”, “Phantom Gloves”, “Chant of the Dead”, “Manhunt”, “Trial By Ghostlight”, “Shadow and Substance ” and 14 others not seen anywhere since the 1950’s!! Art by Powell, Evans, Ditko and others.
Special Notes: None
Crypt of Horror Volume 24 is another top-shelf collection of horror comic book esoterica unavailable anywhere else. This issues’ double-feature special focus is on Fawcett Publications and Ace Magazines. Fawcett was one of the first publishers to jump on the horror band-wagon, and this stanza of COH will boast a quintet of extra-long scare tales from various issues of their seminal horror comic, “This Magazine Is Haunted”. The stories are “Stand-in For Death” (by future EC great George Evans), “The Aged Curse”, “The Phantom Gloves” (by Ed Moline), Leonard Frank’s “The Man Who Saw Too Much”, and “The Dance of the Dead”. From Ace, we will present their “The Beyond” #4 (from May 1951, reprinted in it’s entirety, which includes “Trial By Ghost”(with art by Ken Rice), “The Spell of the Hypnotic Chord” (drawn by Louis Zansky), “Cult of the Undead” (the very FIRST Ace story ever drawn by the prolific Jim McLaughlin), and “It Happened On Valentine’s Eve.” In addition, a pair of wacked-out Superior Stories macabre gems (illustrated by the ubiquitous Iger Studios) will be featured this issue; “Chant of the Dead” and “Fate Has A Thousand Faces”. Plus eight more vintage classics- “Ed’s Young Wife” by Ben Brown and Dave Gantz; “I Lived Four Times”, “What Lurks Beneath”; Bob Powell’s “Manhunt”; “A Voyage Into Forever”; “The Forbidden Forest” by Tony DiPreta; “The Man Who Went Back” by Pete Tumlinson, and Steve Ditko’s “Shadow and Substance”. Add it all up and it’s another 140-page monster of choice vintage horror comics in crystal-clear full-story reprints for the bargain price of $29.95- Crypt of Horror Volume 24, coming in January 2015 from AC Comics.