Ghostly Haunts

Ghostly Haunts  was an American horror -suspense anthology comic book series published by Charlton Comics from 1971 to 1978. The book was “hosted” by  Winnie the Witch  , a ” moddish ” blue-skinned witch.

Ghostly Haunts is  part of a new horror wave and suspense comics published by Charlton during this period. Its many titles, with many of the same creators, were the Charlton anthologies  The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves  (with host Dr. MT Graves),  Ghostly Tales  (with IM Dedd),  Ghost Manor  (with Host Mr. Bones),  Haunted  ( with Impy and then Baron Weirwulf), and  Scary Tales  (with Countess RH Von Bludd).

Although Charlton’s low page-rates and slap-dash production values ​​typically occurred in few notable characters or stories;  [1]   Ghostly Haunts  featured some memorable stories in the old EC Comics , especially in its later issues (a theory that the Charlton line was so obscure that it often evaded the eye of the Comics Code Authority censors).  [2]

Publication history

Ghostly Haunts  debuted with issue # 20,  Ghost Manor  volume one.  Ghostly Haunts  was published bimonthly; it was on a publishing hiatus between issues # 53 and # 54, which lasted from January to August 1977. Charlton’s horror titles all went on hiatus during this period;  Ghostly Haunts  was canceled shortly thereafter, with its April 1978 issue, # 58, being the final one published. Altogether,  Ghostly Haunts  published 39 issues.

Regular contributors to  Ghostly Haunts  included Jack Abel , Vince Alascia , Pat Boyette , Nicola Cuti , Steve Ditko , Joe Gill , Fred Himes , Howard Wayne , Sanho Kim , Rich Larson, Morisa Pete , Steve Morisi , Don Newton , Charles Nicholas , Don Perlin , Warren Sattler , Joe Staton , and Tom Sutton .  Ghostly Haunts  was first edited byGeorge Wildman , who took over the title from Sal Gentile with issue # 26 (August 1972), and helmed the book for the rest of its run.

Notes

  1. Jump up^  Frye, Todd. “Ghost Manor,”Pop-cult.com (2008). Accessed April 2, 2011.
  2. Jump up^  HyperDave. “Hey ho! More Charlton’s Ghostly Haunts!” Data Junkie (June 10, 2006).

References

  • ‘  Ghostly Haunts’  at the Grand Comics Database
  • Ghostly Haunts  at the DB Comic Book

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