Key Publications/Stanley Morse was a Johnny-Come-Lately to the horror comics field. To compete with the big boys, he got even more ghastly and horrible, beginning with his first title, Mister Mystery and ratcheting up the volume right here. He gave a start to a new generation of comic artists, including Andru, Esposito, John Romita and Steve Ditko (the latter two not in this volume). But he knew enough to feature two huge and important veterans: Wolverton and Baily.
This particular title is one of the toughest to find and most prized, with a cover and three stories by Basil Wolverton, including Robot Woman and Swamp Monster, plus an "exposed brain" story. Also here are Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Hy Fleishman, Frank Frollo, and many still-unknown artists. But best of all, here are several of the very wildest covers ever by the amazing Bernard Baily. Decapitation, skulls, exposed brains--Baily offered them all.
Featuring an essay by James Heath Lantz, this first volume has been meticulously compiled from the original source material and painstakingly digitally restored.