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Vault of Evil (1973) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Vault of Evil (1973) 1

    Cover by Gil Kane and Tom Palmer. The Thing that Grew!; Professor Borglum creates a new life when his blood is accidently mixed with an experiment; When it continues to grow and kill people for their blood he tries to find a way to kill it. The Withered Hand, art by Paul Reinman; While in Tibet John Clay steals a priceless ruby that a monk tells him contains a sinner's soul. House ad for Fear (Marvel, 1970 series) #12 (February 1973), featuring Man-Thing art. The Man in the Box!, script, pencils by Bill Benulis, inks by Jack Abel; The story of a little (roughly inch tall) man who lives in a little green box and comes out every night to do a good deed. Poor Mister Watkins, script by Stan Lee, art by Werner Roth; Henry Higgins is an obnoxious man who enjoys being mean to others and harrasses a young lady at the library. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #2
    Vault of Evil (1973) 2
    • Water damage.

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Mike Ploog. The Witching Hours!, art by Ed Goldfarb; Tony marries Linda but a skeletal witch is following them around on their honeymoon. The Bugs!, art by Larry Woromay; Alien scientists are disgusted when they look at the humans they have collected from Earth under their microscopes and recommend that the small planet be destroyed. How Clumsy Can Ya Be?, art by Howie Post; A would-be magician bungles his training in India, and when he returns to the States to begin his career, he bungles his first performance, too. The Hiding Place, script by Carl Wessler, art by John Tartglione; Three crooks hide the money they've stolen and agree to retrieve it in a year. but each one plots to get the loot for himself. The Unseen!, art by Sol Brodsky; An alien lands and possesses a man's dog. house ad for Supernatural Thrillers #3, art by Gil Kane. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #3
    Vault of Evil (1973) 3

    Cover by Frank Brunner. The Woman Who Wasn't, art by Tony DiPreta; Professor Lansing obtains financing for a trip to uncover the wealth he read about in some manuscripts he discovered; Journeying to Greece, he finds a cave guarded by a man with snakes for hair. Jaws of Death, art by Cal Massey; Jack Spence and Bart Tedlow grow fed up with working on an alligator farm; Spence suggests to Tedlow that they rob a bank in town and get out of town. The Tarantula!, art by Hy Rosen; The Romanian town of Marud is overrun by giant tarantulas, and people are leaving in droves. The Lion's Mouth!; Pierre Brazo, a lion tamer with the circus, is greeted by his wife after his performance, but Brazo hates his wife, something he makes evident to her, because he thought that she was wealthy when they married. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #4
    Vault of Evil (1973) 4
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($4.50) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1488606024

    Cover by Frank Brunner. The Old Mill, art by Gene Colan; A mill hand disposes of his tyrannical boss by grinding him up. The Face That Followed, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Al Luster; An escaped convict vows to haunt a hermit who has murdered him after ascertaining where his stolen loot was buried. Who Is the Master?, art by Robert Q. Sale; A man thinks that dogs are reading his mind and preparing to replace man as the masters. The Mystery of the Doomed Derelict!, art by John Romita; A cruel sea captain is cursed until he can find a crew that will serve under him willingly and respect him but the leopard seems unable to change his spots. Till Death Do Us Part, art by Vic Carrabotta; A man finally works up the nerve to strangle his cheating wife but an atomic war breaks out, and the two of them find their bodies fused together by atomic radiation. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #5
    Vault of Evil (1973) 5

    Cover inks by John Romita. My Friend the Ghost, art by Tony DiPreta; A doctor and his friend cook up a plot to acquire the family fortune by the doctor declaring the man dead and then he pretends to return as a ghost and scare the remaining members to death. On The Spot, art by Paul Reinman; An actor kills the man who directs the spotlight on stage when he finds out his girlfriend is seeing him. The Diet of Donald Moore, art by Sam Kweskin; A man uses a chlorophyll spray as a health tonic until he develops plant-like qualities. What Happened to Mister Snively?, script by Stan Lee, art by Russ Heath; During an atomic war. grocer Snively hoards food in his bomb shelter. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #6
    Vault of Evil (1973) 6

    Cover by Gil Kane, John Romita, and Tony Mortellaro. Help Wanted!, art by Mort Larwence; A cheap department store owner's toy demonstrator quits after receiving a Christmas bonus of only one dime, and so the owner attempts to save money by shortening the help wanted ad to "Demon, Wanted. Don't Shrink Sam's Head!; A man wants to go to Jivaro country so he can acquire a shrunken head for his collection of horror memorabilia but is afraid of having his head shrunk, so he hires a scientist to treat his head so that it is unshrinkable. The Other Face, art by George Tuska; A plastic surgeon wants a man's wife so knocks him out and exchanges faces with him. They Dive By Night!, art by Al Luster; A native warns a pearl diver not to dive by night so as to have enough light to see where to avoid the man-eating clams, but he doesn't listen. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #7
    Vault of Evil (1973) 7

    Cover inks by Ernie Chan. Not Flesh and Blood!, script by Carl Wessler, art by Myron Fass; A man hires a mechanic to build a robot to murder his business partner. Detour!, art by Myron Fass; A man at a train crossing is killed and places a curse on motorists every year that one more person must die there too. Horror in the City, art by Werner Roth; A man meets a woman who tells him of a war beneath the Earth between the Clabs and the Paladorns. The Black Gloves, pencils by Ben Brown, inks by David Gantz; A man wears black gloves in order to cover up the fanged mouths centered in his palms. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #9
    Vault of Evil (1973) 9
    • Oxidation.

    Cover by Russ Heath. The Giant Killer, art by Sid Greene; Four mutant giants emerge from hiding after an atomic bomb test so that they can destroy the menacing mutant creatures created by the blast. The Gentlemen of the Jury!, script by Stan Lee, art by Russ Heath; Gangster Nick Rico's lawyer keeps him out of jail in spite of many murders. The Dictator!, art by John Forte; Zinyov the dictator forces a scientist to develop a virus that will kill everyone in his country that doubts his ability to lead them. Murder!, art by Doug Wildey; Rorney kills his uncle and his cousin Eric gives him an alibi, but when their expected inheritance doesn't come through it leads to two more murders when they kill each other. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #10
    Vault of Evil (1973) 10
    • Cover and seven wraps detached at one staple. Staple rust.

    Cover by Bill Everett and John Romita. The Death of a Puppet!, art by Jim Mooney; A puppeteer is apprehensive when his performances of a puppet murder mystery seem to coincide with real killings. Let's Face It; When a man develops pills that can take twenty years off one's age, an older actor threatens him with violence unless he hands them over. The Pitchman!, script by Stan Lee, art by Bob Brown; A con man sells the Brooklyn Bridge to a country hick--but the sale turns out to be legitimate! They Wait in the Caves!, art by Mort Drucker; A man finds an island abundant with pearls and gives the location to his friend. Bertha Gets Buried, art by Sam Kweskin; A man assumes his wife is cheating, kills her, and buries her in the cellar. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #11
    Vault of Evil (1973) 11

    Cover by Bill Everett and John Romita. Burton's Blood!, script by Stan Lee, art by Bill Everett; A vampire sleeps for years after gorging on all the blood available to him in the atomic war of 1998. The Tomb, art by Gene Colan; A wealthy miser pretends to be dead so that he can dash the expectations of his nephew when he confronts him, but when he finally does reveal himself they ignore him and he realizes that the drug he took to simulate death was too much for his heart and he is now a ghost. The Sinister Stone, art by Ed Winiarski; A thief steals a ruby dedicated to the god of rain and heavy rains follow him wherever he goes until he decides to return the ruby. Return of the Genie!, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A genie emerges when a man uncorks his muddy bottle from the swamp and discards it because he cannot see the genie inside. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #12
    Vault of Evil (1973) 12

    Cover by Larry Lieber and Vince Colletta. Locked In!, art by Bob Powell; A woman trails after her husband for twenty years because, after they murdered a family, he skipped out on her with the loot. Close Shave!, art by Fred Kida; A wife finds an electric razor annoying so she demands her husband use a straight razor. The Hangman's Noose, art by Ed Winiarski; A seller of inferior rope hits his business partner with a crowbar and thinks he has killed him, so he fashions one of the ropes into a hangman's noose and props the body into it so it appears as a suicide. Only One to a Customer, art by Seymour Moskowitz; After a pitchman abuses the hospitality of tiny alien visitors by attempting to sell them on the street for profit, they take him back to their planet where he is sold as a toy mechanical giant. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #13
    Vault of Evil (1973) 13

    Cover by Larry Lieber and Vince Colletta. The Heat's On, script by Stan Lee, art by Russ Heath; A succubus uses a mirror to blind a sea captain on leave as he attempts to push his homely wife out the top story window. The Telepathic Typewriter, art by Mort Drucker; A writer buys a magic typewriter that shows a mental vision of the truth of any newspaper story that is typed on it. The Madman, script by Stan Lee, art by Bill Everett; Nurse Jane Bryant arrives at the mysterious Hagstone Sanitarium for a job, but she is really there on a secret mission of her own. Contents: One Human!, art by Robert McCarty; The Post Office investigates boxes that contain shrunken people which expand to full size upon arrival at their destination. Stan Lee talks about the new Spidey comic coming out, that's tied into the Electric Company television show. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #15
    Vault of Evil (1973) 15

    Cover by Larry Lieber and Frank Giacoia. Don't Shake Hands with the Devil!, art by Mike Sekowsky; Satan wants the soul of a horror story publisher because the stories he publishes turn people away from evil. The Gargoyle from the Fifth Galaxy!, art by Don Heck; A frightening alien lands on Earth and is driven off, but it was really a peaceful visitor that wanted to give humanity the technology of its advanced civilization. The Graveyard!, art by Dick Ayers; A ghost elephant leads a pair of hunters into a pit of quicksand. Arise, Oh Geni..., art by Steve Ditko; A man with hay fever releases a hostile genie with plans of conquest from a lamp, but the genie contracts hay fever from his liberator. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #16
    Vault of Evil (1973) 16

    Cover by Larry Lieber and Mike Esposito. A Stranger Among Us, art by Bill Everett; Two men in a lab are told a story by a man behind a glass window about visiting a world of giants. Helen's Hubby!, art by Jay Scott Pike; A woman murders her husband for his money but when she reads his will, she notices he forgot to sign it. The Honeymooners, art by Tony Mortellaro; A man strangles his new bride, and when confronted by a neighbor, is told to mind his own business because that is what she wanted. Effigy!, art by Angelo Torres; A painter paints a painting of a dead man he dislikes who shoots him in the shoulder. The Uncanny Keys, art by Richard Doxsee; When a man finds out that a locksmith is in possession of magic keys given to him by a gypsy, he steals the keys and uses them to open doors that lead to treasure rooms and beautiful locations. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #17
    Vault of Evil (1973) 17

    I Crawl Through Graves, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache; A ghoul digs underground tunnels throughout a nearby cemetery in order to rob the dead until one of the corpses returns for her jewelry. The Dark Room!; A boy goes to live with his uncle who, unknown to the boy, practices black magic. The Mark of Death!; A man tries to shock his aunt into an early grave so he can get her money by pretending he sees the mark of death in her palm. My Other Body!, art by Jack Katz; A man's conscience convinces him to steal money from a jewelry store for his girlfriend and then to commit suicide out of remorse for the act. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #18
    Vault of Evil (1973) 18

    Cover by Ron Wilson and Frank Giacoia. A Coffin for Carlos, pencils by Don Perlin, inks by Abe Simon; A man visits a convicted killer in jail and offers to sell him a pill for five hundred dollars that will make him appear dead in order to cheat the electric chair. No Place to Hide!, art by John Forte; A thief steals a chemical compound from an old man which sends him into the past. What World Is This?, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito; A thief hiding from his pursuers makes a wish that time would stand still. Mass Murder, art by Robert Q. Sale; A scientist makes use of a duplicator ray to make multiple copies of himself in order to work on a scientific problem, then later destroys the copies. The Perfect Hide-Out, art by Frank Bolle; A masked thief takes refuge in the home of a frail old woman in a wheelchair who is helpless to turn him in to the authorities--or so he thinks. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #21
    Vault of Evil (1973) 21

    Cover by Ron Wilson, inks by Frank Giacoia. The Victims of Vonntor!, art by Russ Heath; A man with eight arms kills people and avoids being arrested for the crimes because when he is fingerprinted he shows the police a different set of hands. Nothing, art by Manny Stallman; A scientist invents a time machine and then commits suicide after going ten years into the future and witnessing atomic war. Man on the Scaffold!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A teller of tall tales becomes the butt of some ribbing when he tries to tell his fellow painters that he has acquired some magic paints. The Rescue, pencils by Bob Forgione, inks Jack Abel; A man's son flies a jet back into time in order to save his father during WWI trench fighting. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #22
    Vault of Evil (1973) 22

    Cover by Ed Hannigan and Klaus Janson. The Treasure of Planetoid 12!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; In the year 2100 a criminal hijacks a spaceship to be the first man to claim the treasure of Planetoid 12. Lost!; Criminals hide loot in a cave and one is arrested and serves a jail sentence of twenty years. For the Birds!, art by Ed Winiarski; When Professor Gorey realizes that there is a valuable market in interplanetary birds, he begins stealing eggs from other worlds, hatching them, and selling the rare birds. Hunger, pencils by Ben Brown, inks by David Gantz; A butcher poisons his ex-partner's meat locker in order to drive him out of business but then comes back later to make sure he did not leave any evidence behind and gets himself locked in. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #23
    Vault of Evil (1973) 23

    Cover by Ron Wilson and Pablo Marcos. Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall..., art by Don Heck; Bill Carter purchases a mirror for his wife's birthday; It turns out to be cursed. The Man in the Morgue; A hoodlum spends his last buck for a psychic reading and is told that his luck will change. Dog-Gone!, art by Howie Post; A failed writer rescues a dog from an alley who turns out to be a better writer than he ever was. Point of View, art by Al Carreno; A janitor in a lab gets access to shrinking formula and shrinks the employees there. Ad for MGM'S Marvelous Wizard of Oz (Marvel / DC, 1975 series) #1, art by John Romita. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.