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Artists include Everett Raymond Kinstler, Joe Kubert, Alex Toth, Murphy Anderson, Gene Colan, Bernie Krigstein, Matt Baker (doing a horror cover, no less!), George Tuska and Bob Powell (2 stories). Here are adaptations of Poe's "Hop-Frog" and "The Black Cat," a Kubert bondage cover, and a cannibalism story! St. John was a mid-sized comics publisher with a varied list of titles, best known for above average material but especially for the superb romance comics by Matt Baker. In June 1952 they joined the horror binge with this short run title.
In 1952 they kicked off with two titles, Strange Terrors and Weird Horrors. Strange Terrors ended after seven issues, to be replaced by Nightmare #3, picking up where the excellent Ziff-Davis series ended. St. John had a wonderful amount of talent to draw upon, making their short duration with horror a particularly good one.
And then there is the strange numbering: they combined the title Nightmare with the numbering from Weird Horrors, so that Weird Horrors #9 and Nightmare #3 were followed by Nightmare #10. And after Nightmare #13 the title was changed to Amazing Ghost Stories for its final three issues. Issue #11 features a painted cover; #11 reprints Ziff-Davis' Weird Thrillers #2 with a new Kubert cover and two new pages of Kinstler art; #13 reprints Weird Thrillers #3 with a new cover.
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Item Code PCN01H Publisher PS Artbooks Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781786360694 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 180pg Color Full Color
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