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Dark Mysteries (1951) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 1
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1212705001

    Cover pencils by Joe Orlando, inks by Wally Wood. "The Curse of the Sea Witch," art by Wally Wood; Shipping magnate Caleb Dodge builds a yacht out of the timber of the "Sea Witch", a cursed sailing vessel. Dogde's ancestor committed murder there and the curse sails now with Dodge Junior. "The Corpse's Embrace!", art by Lou Cameron; Wealthy composer Leopold Zadek is killed by his young and greedy wife, Vania. When the police want to take her fingerprints, Vania hides in the coffin, contracting a deadly desease and the corpse's wrath. "Horror Of The Ghostly Recluse" text story. "The Ghoul Of Death," pencils by Edward Goldfarb, inks by Bob Baer; Surgeon Barton Hastings removes part of a murderer's brain to free him from his evil self; The operation is a success, but the evil spirit takes form in another body and commits new crimes. "The Nameless Terror Of Twin Dunes"; The peaceful town of Twin Dunes is haunted by a vampire scare. Professor Conlan figures out who's behind this and puts an end to the prowling beast. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 2
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    Cover pencils by Wally Wood, inks by Joe Orlando. "The Monster's Ghost," art by Joe Orlando; Ghost hunter Bruce Gibson buys a haunted house and challenges a satanic "dark stranger" to work his worst magic; He conjures a "monster's ghost" out of the bodies of four dead men, a black bull and drops of Gibson's blood. "Book Of The Grey Dragon," art by Lou Cameron; Dr. Frederick Hansen and his expedition are trekking through the Gobi desert in search of the tomb of Genghis Khan; When they find it, they discover a Chinese scroll, too; The magic words revive the Khan and his horde. "Haunted Houses" text story by Jesse Merlan. "What Was It?"; When Jane encounters her fiance Jim, she believes he's returned from the war in Korea; But Jim has been killed in action, as his parents assure her. "Vampire Fangs," pencils by Edward Goldfarb, inks by Bob Baer; A vampire stalks an US-American city. Crime reporter Bill Swaney exposes the businessman Orloff from Transylvania as the fiend and kills him. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 3

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    "The Dread Book of Betarin," pencils by Edward Goldfarb, inks by Bob Baer; Eugene Gordon dabbles with black magic and tries spells out of a "grimore", the black book of Betarin; After summoning some elemental creatures and dead people, Gordon encounters Betarin himself. "Ghosts From Mars," art by Vince Napoli; Tiny dead ghostlike Martian creatures are raining down on earth and cause chaos and destruction; Only scientist and "authority on the occult" Don Blant may help by contacting the ghost of his dead brother Allen. "The Occult Notebook of Dark Mysteries" article; Methods of divination, superstitions about were-animals, voodoo dolls and the evil eye. "The Unwilling Witch"; Bob and Jane are haunted by an old witch who was an ancestor of Jane's; Under the witch's bidding Jane turns into a were-cat and tries to kill her fiancé. "Bargain With a... Worm"; Jim Thomas enters into a pact with a strange entity; Looking like a sack, the being offers Jim help in financial matters; In exchange the being can read Jim's thoughts. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 4
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0335895017
    • 8" cumulative spine split. Cover detached.
  • Issue #5
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 5
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split.

    Doug Wildey art Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 6

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  • Issue #7
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 7
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1488679019
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2070412004
  • Issue #8
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 8

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  • Issue #9
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 9
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #1999686022
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Moderate color touch with spine and edges reinforced with paper. Ranks amoung the best of the skeleton covers.
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    • 6" spine tear through cover and first two wraps.

    "Witches Feast at Dawn" (art by A.C. Hollingsworth), "Death Was the Driver!" (art by John D'Agostino), "The Ghoul's Dance" (art by Robert Cohen), and "Medusa" (art by Hy Fleishman). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 10

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    Cover art by Hy Fleishman. "The Note of Death," art by A. C. Hollingsworth; Norman Conway is made mayor on the promise to buy a haunted house from mobster Jake Lomax and turn it into a school; The witch Mary appears on the scene and starts fires. "Food For Thought!", art by John D'Agostino; Phil Stewart crashes his plane into the jungle and is rescued by mystery woman Kadira; She flees from her cannibal tribe and follows Stewart to the US to be his wife. "Grave Information" text story by Ellen Lynn. "Vampires Bite," art by Hy Fleishman; Doctor Ralph Bowan keeps a menagerie of freaks - a vampire, a ghoul and a witch - in his house, encased in big formaldehyde vats; When Bowan finds out that his wife Lily is cheating on him with his assistant Alan, he kills them and integrates them into his collection. "Sea of Ghosts," pencils by Harry Harrison; Captain Caleb Firth is a slave trader; He murders a cargo of Chinese workers to escape the coast guard; But one of them returns from the dead and comes for revenge. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 11
    • .5" Spine split from bottom. Staples added (not manufacturing).
  • Issue #12
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 12
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    • Centerfold detached. Water damage.
  • Issue #13
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 13

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    "Horror of Mixed Torsos," "The Curse of the Shooting Star!" (art by A.C. Hollingsworth), "Ghosts on Chomolungma," and "Death While the Cat's Away." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 14

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  • Issue #15
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 15
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #2038964012
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    • 2.5" cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Hy Fleishman. "Horror of the Ghostly Pilot!", art by A. C. Hollingsworth; Greedy airplane constructors want their pilots to give their new plane a favorable recommendation; The chief test pilot dies in the faulty machine. "The Vampire with the Iron Teeth," art by Hy Fleishman; A beautiful duchess changes into a vampire by getting implanted new teeth. "The Dead Can Escape from the Grave" text story. "Slow Death in Quicksand," art by Jon D'Agostino; A father goes after a pirate treasure, tagging son and daughter along; All three get greedy and kill the last survivor, who was so kind to tell the story. "Horror of the Cannibals' Dinner"; A cruel plantation owner flogs a girl to death and cuts off the hand of the old witch doctor woman; The old woman commands her tribe to burn her at the stake so she can take revenge; She returns from the dead as a beautiful savage and lures the evil master into the jungle. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 16
    • Here's another boneified skeleton cover, and a hanging to boot! Pretty weird!

    "The Horror of the Walking Corpse" (art by A.C. Hollingsworth), "Terror Needs a Stage" (art by Hy Fleishmen), "Time to Die" (art by Hollingsworth), and "Terror of the Nightmares" (art by Jon D'Agostino). Fleishman cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 17
    • 1/2" Spine split from bottom of comic.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Label #1624306006
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Half of back cover missing. Water damage. Mold

    "Lady with the Mask of Death" (art by Hy Fleishman), "Horror of the Fifth Corpse" (art by John D'Agostino), "Terror of the Man-Ape" (art by A.C. Hollingsworth), and "Verdict of Terror." Fleishman cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 18
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1402782002

    "Terror of the Burning Corpse"; Lovely Nikki is in love with the juggler Tony; Her colleague Corey, a brilliant impersonator, is jealous of Tony and devises an evil scheme: Corey murders Tony and takes his place. "House of Horror," art by John D'Agostino; A vampire from the spooky Tennant house on the hill terrorizes the town; The three councilmen burn down the building, but fall prey to further vampire attacks. Is young and mysterious Gena, last of the Tennants, the fiend - or someone else? "Horror of the Drowned" text story by Ellen Lynn. "Terror of the Stolen Legs," art by Gerald Altman; In a Nazi Concentration Camp Dr. Franz Burch experiments on finding the secret to bring the dead back to life; Most prisoners are too weak to survive the process, until Burch gets his hands on the handsome and healthy political renegade Rolfe. "Some Die Twice," art by Alvin Hollingsworth; Slave trader Barney Degris takes aboard a tribe of cannibals in Africa; His wife Marna detests his cruelty; When Degris murders a native witch doctor and Marna's friend Philip, Marna throws her husband between the cannibals. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 19

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  • Issue #20
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 20
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #1488605010
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    • Staple rust. Rust migration. Cover detached at one staple.
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    • Staple rust with migration and disintegration. Mold.

    "The Clutch of the Devil Fish"; A sadistic seafaring band of brothers kills whales; Some for money, some just for sport. This arouses the anger of the "devil fish", a giant octopus; Changing form, the octopus comes aboard as the lovely maiden Myra—killing off the brothers one after the other. "Flames of Hate," art by Gerald Altman; Pierre, an old executioner, hires a young assistant, Jean, to help him with his work; Which is to burn people at the stake; When Jean hits it off with Marianne, Pierre's lovely wife, Pierre seethes with jealousy and "accidentally" burns Jean on the pyre. "Shot by a Corpse" text story by Ellen Lynn. First-person-narrative of "a racketeer's moll": When the gang kidnaps a little boy, the woman goes soft and smuggles a confession to the police. "The Living-Dead," art by John D'Agostino; Ivor Blau, lost in the wintery woods of the Black Forest, comes to a lonely house; A lovely girl, Vania, takes him in; Something is strange; Soon Ivor learns that the house is populated with half-dead zombies (a result of a Nazi experiment) and he, Ivor (as the son of the evil Nazi doctor), has to pay with his blood. "Mountain Madness"; Ben and Alan are friends and work as lawyers in the same firm; When Alan gets to be junior partner, Ben is furious and plans his murder; On a mountain trip he pushes Alan into the abyss. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 21

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  • Issue #22
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 22

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    "Hand of Destiny"; Archeologist Reid Cragg uncovers an Egyptian tomb and finds therein the "hand of destiny"; The mummified hand of the long-dead chief executioner; The hand can be commanded to kill. "Spectral Lighthouse"; On a sailing trip Bob and Ann Dart discover an abandoned lighthouse; They are greeted by ghostly pirates of the past, but can escape thanks to their modern outboard motor. "Haunted Voice"; Korean war veteran Mark Sterling has lost his hearing in the war; When he purchases a new hearing aid, a ghostly voice starts talking to him; The voice informs him of a crime and leads him to the scene. "When Witches Walked" article; facts about witches. "The Malignant Pearls" article; The pearl as malign omen. "Pal Trouble," art by Tony Tallarico; Two hobos are partners in crime; But Pete always beats Mike and one day throws him out of a freight train to die. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 23
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0345147002
  • Issue #24
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 24
    • Cover detached at one staple. Oxidation.
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    "Give A Man Enough Rope"; Jim Westbrook learns the famous rope trick in India and is able to disappear into nothingness; This comes in handy when he kills a man some years later. "The Bigger They Come," art by Gerald Altman; The small-time crooks Sam and Shorty sell the wonder lotion "Growoo" with the promise to make people grow; Having made a fortune they go into hiding for some months. "The Racket That Failed," art by Max Elkan; A gangster blackmails shop owners; Police set up a trap and catch him. "Crime Does Not Pay" text story; A prison guard relates the last hours of a convicted killer before his execution. "Death On Tour," art by Gene Leslie; Queenie Starr and Lieutenant Gaines investigate a murder in show business. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.