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Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Archives HC (2009-2011 Dark Horse) comic books

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Archives HC (2009-2011 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Boris Karloff Thriller (1962 Gold Key) #1-2 and Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1962-1980 Gold Key) #3-4. Features a new introduction by Boris Karloff's daughter Sara Karloff. A circus performer terrorized by mysterious powers from beyond...a jade idol of a monkey that carries a curse on a South Pacific island drives a man to the brink of madness...an art gallery haunted by paintings that come to life at night...a dictator who sees enemies around every corner, but who can't see the threat right before his eyes. For nearly twenty years, the comic-book series Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery wove stories of intrigue, suspense, and macabre drama. Hosted by renowned actor Boris Karloff, the comic featured contributions from some of comics history's most well-known creators: Alex Toth, Joe Orlando (EC artist and editor), Mike Sekowsky (Justice League of America artist), Frank Thorne, José Luis García-López, Arnold Drake, Len Wein (co-creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine), Al Williamson, Jerry Robinson (creator of the Joker), Dan Spiegle, and many others. Originally published by Gold Key and unavailable for three decades, more than thirty spine-chilling stories are compiled in a new collection. Hardcover, 256 pages, full color. Cover price $49.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Archives HC (2009-2011 Dark Horse) 2-1ST

    Volume 2 - 1st printing. Collects Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1962-1980 Gold Key) #5-10. Written by Dick Wood, Leo Dorfman, and Paul S. Newman. Art by Joe Certa, Ray Bailey, Alex Toth, and Mike Sekowsky. Introduction by Hugh Hefner. Spirits of a Ouija board possess a dutiful housewife . . . A pleading ghost haunts a father for his refusal to forgive . . . An army major's dead body carries a deceptive message to Nazis in World War II . . . A phantom ship seeks a new captain . . . A possessed armored hand defends a castle from a hostile takeover. These stories and many, many more are collected in Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Archives Volume 2! These are tales of suspense, crime, intrigue, horror, and irony hosted by the renowned actor Boris Karloff and featuring art from some of the finest comics storytellers from the sixties. Features a new introduction by Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner! Hardcover, 256 pages, full color. Cover price $49.95.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Archives HC (2009-2011 Dark Horse) 3-1ST

    Volume 3 - 1st printing. Collects Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1962-1980 Gold Key) #11-16. Written by Paul S. Newman and Dick Wood. Art by Joe Certa, Al Williamson, Bob Jenney, Angelo Torres, Al McWilliams, and Alberto Giolitti. Introduction by John Landis. A modern gambling cheat is punished by spirits of centuries-old playing cards . . . Three adventurers in pursuit of evil find the greatest evil ever spoken, heard, and seen . . . An enchanted telephone booth brings success to a simple man, but when greed gets the better of him, his good fortune comes to an end . . . A mirror that reflects an antique dealer's heart's desire does more than just show him what he wants . . . These stories and many, many more are collected in Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Archives Volume 3! Tales of suspense, crime, intrigue, horror, and irony, hosted by the renowned actor Boris Karloff and featuring art from some of the finest comics storytellers from the sixties. Features a new introduction by the film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer John Landis! Contains issues from September 1965 to December 1966. More than thirty chilling tales compiled in this new collection! Hardcover, 232 pages, full color. Cover price $49.99.

  • Issue #4-1ST
    Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Archives HC (2009-2011 Dark Horse) 4-1ST

    Volume 4 - 1st printing. Collects Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1962-1980 Gold Key) #17-22 and 24. Possessed children, tormented artists, vengeful specters, and hubristic explorers-these are only a few of the characters that populate legendary actor Boris Karloff's exotic world of crime, suspense, and paranormal intrigue. Contains issues originally published from March 1967 to December 1968. Features new introductions by Ray Bradbury and film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer Peter Bogdanovich! Hardcover, 240 pages, full color. Cover price $49.99.

  • Issue #5-1ST
    Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Archives HC (2009-2011 Dark Horse) 5-1ST

    Volume 5 - 1st printing. Collects Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1962-1980 Gold Key) #25-32. Scientists fend off terrifying monsters; an ancient, reptilian alien uses a most unexpected disguise to leech the life force of a Caribbean village; and a secret experiment engulfs a sleepy town. If it sounds too fantastic to be true, it can only be happening under the steely gaze of the legendary Boris Karloff! A collaboration with some of the most electrifying comics creators of the sixties and seventies, Tales of Mystery is a swirling vortex of creativity, suspense, and horror. Features introductions by film legend Christopher Lee, and singer/songwriter Frank Sinatra Jr.! Hardcover, 240 pages, full color. Cover price $49.99.

  • Issue #6-1ST
    Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Archives HC (2009-2011 Dark Horse) 6-1ST

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    Volume 6 - 1st printing. Written by Arnold Drake, Paul S. Newman and Len Wein. Timeless tales of mystery and horror, hosted by the renowned Boris Karloff! Residents of a quiet mountainside face the hypnotic horror of the "opti-pus," a modern-day white knight battles a dragon from the distant past, a scientist stumbles onto proof of his wildest theories but soon wishes he hadn't, and the curse of an ancient tropical pool punishes a wicked nonbeliever... Hardcover, 264 pages, full color. Cover price $49.99.