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Vault of Horror (1991 Russ Cochran) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Vault of Horror (1991 Russ Cochran) 1

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    Reprints. 1991-92 Russ Cochran reprint series. This series can easily be confused with the original series (10c cover priced), the 1990-91 Gladstone reprint series, or 1992-99 RC/Gemstone reprint series. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Til Death," script and art by Johnny Craig; Steve's new wife falls ill, dies and is buried; Steve's servant, Jebco, tries to fill the void, but the despair is too great. "The Chips Are Down!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; Sigmund was buzzed on his intercom that Colonel Turner was there to see him and his two partners, Henning and Field; The Colonel was there to tell them that their sawmill had been chosen for a highly secret government contract to produce thin wooden discs, at a rate of 60,000 per month. "The Defiler" text story, art by Marie Severin. "For How the Bell Tolls!", script by Al Feldstein, art by George Evans; Long ago, in a far-away land, there was a castle which had a belfry and a large bell hanging in it; Every time there was a special occasion, the royal bell ringer plied his trade, watched for over 34 years by his apprentice, but never given the chance to ring the bell once in all that time! "We Ain't Got No Body!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Graham Ingels (as Ghastly); The rotting corpse of Henry Bodwin confronts his brother Norton, and reminds him about when his two buddies and he conspired to kill him over the will in which Henry had made Norton his beneficiary: for $20,000 with double indemnity. "Mars is Heaven!", script by Ray Bradbury (original story) and Al Feldstein (adaptation), art by Wally Wood; Sneaky Martians disguise themselves as the dead loved ones of astronauts in order to slay them in their sleep. "Snap Ending!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Al Williamson and Roy Krenkel; Rocketship #269 is approaching a gigantic planet with a density 50 times that of the Earth, and decide to circle it to take a closer look; They spot and decide to land on a satellite moon of the planet. "Fever" text story. "The Parallel!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Al Feldstein (co-plot and script), art by Jack Kamen; Feeling that he had already lived the exact moment before, Calvin tells his wife that he believes that there exists a parallel world which duplicates exactly everything happening at the current time. "Disassembled!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Joe Orlando. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #2
    Vault of Horror (1991 Russ Cochran) 2

    Reprints. 1991-92 Russ Cochran reprint series. This series can easily be confused with the original series (10c cover priced), the 1990-91 Gladstone reprint series, or 1992-99 RC/Gemstone reprint series. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Together They Lie!", script by Al Feldstein (co-plot, script) and Bill Gaines (co-plot), art by Reed Crandall; Alex is heartbroken when his wife, Sylvia, dies in a fire; It looks like an accident, but it was a deliberate murder committed by Alex's housekeeper, Agnes, and her lover, Mitch; Agnes convinces Alex that Sylvia had been cheating on him and he commits suicide, leaving his entire estate to Agnes. "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime!", script by Al Feldstein and Bill Gaines, art by Jack Davis; The whole town comes out to watch when a group of kids solemnly carries a coffin down the street. "Wrecker!" text story. "A Slight Case of Murder!", script by Al Feldstein (co-plot, script) and Bill Gaines (co-plot), art by George Evans; Doc Swanson returns to his hometown to investigate a series of murders. "Strung Along!", script by Al Feldstein and Bill Gaines, art by Graham Ingels; Tony was a skilled puppeteer and Nora, his wife, was part of his act; They made a good living, but Tony decided to retire due to poor health; Nora becomes bored and begins to hate Tony for the loss of her career. "The Loathsome!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; Eddie was a witness to an atomic explosion during the war, which led to him fathering a deformed baby girl; Unable to care for her, he sends her to a children's asylum where the nurses would raise her. "Surprise Package," script by Ray Bradbury (original story) and Al Feldstein (adaptation), art by Jack Kamen; Martha is growing very suspicious of her beau, Leonard; Something about him seems different, but she can't put her finger on it; She knows he's been seeing other women, but he's often seen them at the same time he was with her! "Progress!" text story. "The Reformers," script by Al Feldstein, art by Joe Orlando; The Reformers are a group of self-proclaimed evangelists who travel from planet to planet, criticizing the societal wrongs they encounter; Their latest planet poses a problem, though; There are no wrongs to criticize. "50 Girls 50," script by Al Feldstein, pencils by Al Williamson, inks by Al Williamson and Frank Frazetta; An unmanned ship has been sent out from Earth on a 100-year voyage to another planet, bearing a load of colonists in cryogenic sleep. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #3
    Vault of Horror (1991 Russ Cochran) 3

    Reprints. 1991-92 Russ Cochran reprint series. This series can easily be confused with the original series (10c cover priced), the 1990-91 Gladstone reprint series, or 1992-99 RC/Gemstone reprint series. Cover art by Johnny Craig. Johnny Craig bio with photograph. "Two of a Kind!", script and art by Johnny Craig; Brad and Willow agree to go to a log cabin in the mountains for a short vacation; Brad invited Willow because he's a ghoul looking for a meal; Willow invited Brad because she's a vampire looking for a meal. "Graft in Concrete!", script by Al Feldstein (co-plot, script) and Bill Gaines (co-plot), art by Jack Davis; A contractor blackmails a dirty mayor to get his road plans approved by the town council; After greasing a few more palms, the plan is approved; Sure, there's a cemetery right where the road's going to go, but moving bodies costs too much. "Joker!" text story by Bill Gaines. "Half-Way Horrible!", script by Al Feldstein (co-plot, script) and Bill Gaines (co-plot), art by Sid Check; A man is suffering from a split-personality, and nothing seems able to cure him; Psychiatry doesn't help, and neither do drugs; In desperation, he visits a voodoo priest. "Hook, Line, and Stinker!", art by Graham Ingels; Stanley loves to fish; At least, that's what he tells his wife, Bernice; He's always going away on fishing trips, leaving her alone with all his mounted trophies. "It Was the Monster From the Fourth Dimension," script and art by Al Feldstein; Hank has quite a shock when he sees a giant pink blob descend upon one of his cattle and devour it. "Something Missing!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; Roger has succeeded in inventing a machine that can convert matter from one form to another. "Miracle!" text story. "Gregory Had a Model-T!", script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; Old Gregory sure does love his old Model-T; He even claims it's human, in a way; But, Gregory falls very ill, and his sister has to sell all his belongings to pay the medical bills. "The Aliens!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; After a long voyage, astronauts land on an alien world, where they soon meet up with the world's natives; Relations do not end well, with each side accusing the other of insults and instigating war. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #4
    Vault of Horror (1991 Russ Cochran) 4

    Reprints. 1991-92 Russ Cochran reprint series. This series can easily be confused with the original series (10c cover priced), the 1990-91 Gladstone reprint series, or 1992-99 RC/Gemstone reprint series. Cover art by Johnny Craig. Joe Orlando bio with photo. "And All Through the House," script and art by Johnny Craig; Poor Joseph has just been murdered by his wife on Christmas Eve; When their daughter, Carol, hears the commotion, she thinks it's Santa Claus arriving. "Tombs-Day!", art by Jack Davis; Professor Burton is leading an expedition to an Egyptian archaeological dig in search of a vanished earlier group; They locate an ancient tomb and enter, only to have a panel close behind them, trapping them inside. "Space to Breathe!" text story. "Beauty Rest," art by Jack Kamen; The local undertaker's convention is holding a "Miss Corpse" beauty pageant, and Helen discovers that her roommate Joyce has managed to fix the contest in her own favor; A jealous Helen gives Joyce sleeping pills and takes her place at the pageant. "Shoe-Button Eyes!", script by Johnny Craig, art by Graham Ingels; Billy was born blind, but his mom takes good care of him; Eventually, Billy's Mom marries Jed, a nasty, abusive brute. Weird Science #15 cover reprint by Wally Wood. "The Martians!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; The first manned mission to Mars is a success!; The crew disembarks and soon finds signs of intelligent life; They enter what appears to be a museum and chance upon an exhibit depicting a conflict between a blob monster and a human being. "Captivity," script by Al Feldstein, art by Al Williamson; Lou and Hank are in Arizona, searching for uranium deposits; However, the radioactivity combines with a mechanical malfunction to hurl them both into Earth's primordial past, complete with dinosaurs. "Cunning!" text story. "Miscalculation!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; Melvin receives an unexpected package in the mail; It turns out it was actually meant for someone else, who lives 1000 years in the future! "Bum Steer!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Joe Orlando; Several men are abducted by an alien that resembles a centaur with the head of a skeletal horse; The alien assures them they won't be harmed, and that they are invited to the alien home planet. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #5
    Vault of Horror (1991 Russ Cochran) 5

    Reprints. 1991-92 Russ Cochran reprint series. This series can easily be confused with the original series (10c cover priced), the 1990-91 Gladstone reprint series, or 1992-99 RC/Gemstone reprint series. Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Sink-Hole!", script and art by Johnny Craig; A lonely woman, who had joined a lonely hearts club, accepts a marriage proposal by mail, but when she meets him, he is actually much older than she realizes. "Lend Me a Hand!", script by Al Feldstein (co-plot, script) and Bill Gaines (co-plot), art by Jack Davis; Imminent physician Dr. Johnson is the victim of a car accident and loses his hand, which means his career if finished. "Trap" text story by William M. Gaines. "The Mask of Horror," script by Al Feldstein (co-plot, script) and Bill Gaines (co-plot), art by Jack Kamen; Ken Anders stops off at an eerie costume shop to get a costume for a party, and the weird owner outfits him with a mask and costume that is supposed to represent his true self. "Dying to Lose Weight!", script by Al Feldstein (co-plot, script) and Bill Gaines (co-plot), art by Graham Ingels; In a small town populated by many fat people, a weird Dr. Perdo comes to town, offering to help those people through the use of a tiny weight-reducing capsule. Weird Science #11 cover reprint, art by Al Feldstein. "The Conquerors of the Moon!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; A corporate mining company accidentally destroys all life on Earth while trying to give the Moon an atmosphere. "Only Human!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; Romance develops between Andrew Harmon and Miss Landers while they are employed to help educate an electronic brain. "Discovery" text story. "Why Papa Left Home," script by Al Feldstein, art by Joe Orlando; Raymond Williams Jr. is transported 25 years into the past where he discovers why his father left the family abruptly after he was born. "The Worm Turns," script by Al Feldstein, art by Joe Orlando; Vaughn learns about cruelty to animals after the spaceship his is part of the crew of crashes on another planet. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.