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Image for Horror Comics And Books The telling of horror stories must date back to the dawn of civilization, so comic books are just a very recent medium for this genre.

It can be debated which was the first true horror comic as we know them today. But, there are a few issues and titles that are milestones.

Issue #7 of Prize Comics, published in December 1940, featured Dick Briefer's 'New Adventures of Frankenstein' This is considered by many historians as 'the first real horror series'. Frankenstein continued its run until Prize Comics #52 in April 1945. Briefer eventually morphed him into a humorous character.

Avon Publications' one shot Eerie Comics #1 (Jan. 1947) has been classed as 'the first out-and-out horror comic book'. This title then reappeared in 1951 and ran for 17 issues.

American Comics Group's Adventures into the Unknown (1948-1967) enjoyed the longest run from these pioneer comic book titles. But, no more need for debate, just enjoy the titles we hold in this category!

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Adventures Into Darkness
Cover For Adventures Into Darkness
 
Online: 10 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 10
From: Aug 1952
To: Jun 1954
Seq: 5 - 14
Publisher:Better / Nedor / Standard / Pines
Description:(1952 series) Aug 1952 - Jun 1954 Number of Issues - 10 (#5-14) Artists on this title include Murphy Anderson, Nick Cardy, John Celardo, Jack Katz, Rocco Mastroserio, Ralph Mayo, Ruben Moreira, George Roussos, Mike Roy, Art Saaf, Alex Toth & George Tuska The content intended for the never released 15th issue is published in Seduction of the Innocent 3-D (Eclipse, 1985 more...
Adventures Into the Unknown
Cover For Adventures Into the Unknown
 
Online: 147 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 174
From: 1948
To: Aug 1967
Seq: 1 - 174
Publisher:American Comics Group / ACG
Description:ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN (ACG) 1948 Series. No. 1, Fall 1948 - No. 174, Aug 1967. Notes - First continuous horror-genre title. Only Public Domain Golden Agethrough issue no. 112. Silver Age through 146. Golden Age SERIES COMPLETE!!! Some more Silver Age Needed.
Amazing Ghost Stories
Cover For Amazing Ghost Stories
 
Online: 3 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 3
From: Oct 1954
To: Feb 1955
Seq: 14 - 16
Publisher:St. John
Description:
Baffling Mysteries
Cover For Baffling Mysteries
 
Online: 25 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 22
From: Nov 1951
To: Oct 1955
Seq: 5 - 26
Publisher:Ace Magazines
Description:BAFFLING MYSTERIES (Periodical House) 1951 Series. No. 5, Nov (?) 1951 - No. 26, Oct 1955. Formerly INDIAN BRAVES (Ace) 1951 Series, Continues as HEROES OF THE WILD FRONTIER (Ace) 1956 Series.
Beware
Cover For Beware
 
Online: 15 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 15
From: Jan 1953
To: May 1955
Seq: 1 - 15
Publisher:Trojan Magazines
Description:(1953 Series A) January 1953 - July 1953 Issues published - 13 [1]-16 [4] Tracking - Continues from Beware (Youthful, 1952 series) #10-12. Continues as Beware (Trojan, 1953b series) #5 onwards. ------- (1953 Series B) September 1953 - May 1955 Issues published - 5-15 Note - Issues #6 & 12 contain stories or illos used in Seduction of the Innocent.
Beware
Cover For Beware
 
Online: 3 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 3
From: Jun 1952
To: Oct 1952
Seq: 10 - 12
Publisher:Youthful Magazines
Description:
Beware! Terror Tales
Cover For Beware! Terror Tales
 
Online: 8 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 8
From: May 1952
To: Jul 1953
Seq: 1 - 8
Publisher:Fawcett
Description:BEWARE! TERROR TALES (Fawcett) 1952 Series. No. 1, May 1952 - no. 8, Jul 1953.
The Beyond
Cover For The Beyond
 
Online: 30 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 30
From: Nov 1950
To: Jan 1955
Seq: 1 - 30
Publisher:Ace Magazines
Description:THE BEYOND, 1950 Series No. 1, Nov 1950 - No. 30, Jan 1955. Notes - Issue #27 contains stories or illos used in SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT.
The Black Cat
Cover For The Black Cat
 
Online: 3 Books
 
Publishing History
From: 1895
To: 1922
Publisher:Horror
Description:The Black Cat was an American literary magazine published in Boston, Massachusetts. It ran from 1895 to 1922. It specialized in short stories of an 'unusual' nature. It is probably best known for publishing the story 'A Thousand Deaths' by Jack London in the May 1899 issue. The Black Cat also occasionally published science fiction stories by authors such as Frank more...
Black Magic
Cover For Black Magic
 
Online: 13 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 16
From: 1952
To: 1954
Seq: 1 - 16
Publisher:Arnold Book Company
Description:
Black Magic
Cover For Black Magic
 
Online: 52 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 50
From: Oct 1950
To: Nov 1961
Seq: v1 1 - v8 5
Publisher:Prize
Description:NOTE #29-33 are not PD, Do not upload them!!!!
Blue Bolt Weird Tales of Terror
Cover For Blue Bolt Weird Tales of Terror
 
Online: 5 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 9
From: Nov 1951
To: Jun 1953
Seq: 111 - 119
Publisher:Star Publications
Description:
Chamber of Chills
Cover For Chamber of Chills
 
Online: 30 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 26
From: Jun 1951
To: Dec 1954
Seq: 1 - 26
Publisher:Harvey Comics
Description:(1951 series) June 1951-December 1954 Issues - 26 (#21-24 [1-4], #5-26) Tracking - Numbering originally continued from BLONDIE COMICS (Harvey, 1950)/ Number continued as CHAMBER OF CLUES (Harvey, 1955). Notes - Issue #7 contains stories or illos used in SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT.
Chilling Tales
Cover For Chilling Tales
 
Online: 4 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 5
From: Dec 1952
To: Oct 1953
Seq: 13 - 17
Publisher:Youthful Magazines
Description:
Climax
Cover For Climax
 
Online: 2 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 2
From: Jul 1955
To: Sep 1955
Seq: 1 - 2
Publisher:Stanley Morse (Key)
Description:
Daring Adventures
Cover For Daring Adventures
 
Online: 8 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 8
From: 1963
To: 1964
Seq: 9 - 18
Publisher:I. W. Publishing / Super Comics
Description:
Dark Mysteries
Cover For Dark Mysteries
 
Online: 21 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 24
From: Jun 1951
To: Jul 1955
Seq: 1 - 24
Publisher:Story Comics
Description:25 Issues Published
Do You Believe In Nightmares
Cover For Do You Believe In Nightmares
 
Online: 2 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 2
From: Nov 1957
To: Jan 1958
Seq: 1 - 2
Publisher:St. John
Description:
Eerie
Cover For Eerie
 
Online: 1 Book
 
Publishing History
Issues: 3
From: 1952
Seq: 1 - 3
Publisher:Thorpe & Porter
Description:
Eerie
Cover For Eerie
 
Online: 19 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 17
From: May 1951
To: Aug 1954
Seq: 1 - 17
Publisher:Avon Periodicals
Description:EERIE, 1947. No. 1, Jan 1947. also EERIE, 1951 Series. No. 1, 1951 - no. 17, Aug-Sep 1954
Eerie
Cover For Eerie
 
Online: 3 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 3
From: 1958
To: 1958
Seq: 1 - 9
Publisher:I. W. Publishing / Super Comics
Description:
Eerie Tales
Cover For Eerie Tales
 
Online: 3 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 4
From: 1963
To: 1964
Seq: 10 - 15
Publisher:I. W. Publishing / Super Comics
Description:
Exposed
Cover For Exposed
 
Online: 9 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 9
From: Mar 1948
To: Jul 1949
Seq: 1 - 9
Publisher:DS Publishing
Description:(1948 series) March-April 1948 - July-August 1949 Issues - 9 (#1 - #v1#9) Artists on this title include Ed Good, Red Holmdale, Walter Johnson, & Henry Kiefer
Famous Fantastic Mysteries
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Online: 5 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 81
From: Sep 1939
To: Jun 1953
Seq: v1 1 - v14 4
Publisher:Pulp Fiction
Description:Famous Fantastic Mysteries was published by the Frank A. Munsey Company based in New York, USA. Published originally as bi-monthly, it had a short spell as a monthly magazine before reverting to bi-monthly. It ran from 1939 to 1953 for a total of 81 issues. A fantasy fiction magazine offering reprints of scientific and fantastic classics from earlier decades. Some of it's more...
Fantastic Adventures
Cover For Fantastic Adventures
 
Online: 6 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 7
From: 1963
To: 1963
Seq: 8 - 18
Publisher:I. W. Publishing / Super Comics
Description:
Fantastic Comics
Cover For Fantastic Comics
 
Online: 1 Book
 
Publishing History
Issues: 2
From: Nov 1954
To: Jan 1955
Seq: 10 - 11
Publisher:Ajax-Farrell
Description:
Fantastic Fears
Cover For Fantastic Fears
 
Online: 6 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 9
From: May 1953
To: Sep 1954
Seq: 1 - 9
Publisher:Ajax-Farrell
Description:FANTASTIC FEARS (A-F) 1953 Series. No. 7 [1], May 1953 - no. 9, Sep-Oct 1954. Continued from CAPTAIN JET (A-F) 1952 series no. 5. Continues as FANTASTIC COMICS (A-F) 1954 Series. No. 10, Nov-Dec 1954 - no. 11, Jan-Feb 1955. Note - cover of no. 10 was titled simply FANTASTIC.
Forbidden Worlds
Cover For Forbidden Worlds
 
Online: 117 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 145
From: Jul 1951
To: Aug 1967
Seq: 1 - 145
Publisher:American Comics Group / ACG
Description:FORBIDDEN WORLDS (ACG) 1951 Series. No. 1, Jul-Aug 1951 - No. 34, Oct-Nov 1954. (ACG) 1955 Series. No. 35, Aug 1955 - No. 145, Aug 1967. The 1951 Series continued as YOUNG HEROES (ACG) 1955 Series, then recommenced with 1955 Series. Public Domain through issue no. 84
Frankenstein
Cover For Frankenstein
 
Online: 2 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 5
From: 1953
To: 1953
Seq: 1 - 5
Publisher:Arnold Book Company
Description:
Frankenstein
Cover For Frankenstein
 
Online: 37 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 33
From: 1945
To: Oct 1954
Seq: v1 1 - v5 5
Publisher:Prize
Description:
Ghost Comics
Cover For Ghost Comics
 
Online: 11 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 11
From: 1951
To: 1954
Seq: 1 - 11
Publisher:Fiction House
Description:No. 1, Winter 1951 - No. 11, Summer 1954. SERIES COMPLETE!
Ghost Rider
Cover For Ghost Rider
 
Online: 17 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 14
From: 1950
To: 1954
Seq: 1 - 14
Publisher:Magazine Enterprises
Description:
Ghost Stories
Cover For Ghost Stories
 
Online: 1 Book
 
Publisher:Horror
Description:Ghost Stories was published by Bernarr MacFadden (also known for True Detective, True Romance and Photoplay) and concentrated on the supernatural. It ran from 1926 to 1930. The stories are written as only ghost stories in the 1920s could be written. Most of them are quaint with a shock value indicative of that time. There are a few stories that aren't ghost stories, more...
Ghost Stories
Cover For Ghost Stories
 
Online: 5 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 37
From: Sep 1962
To: Oct 1973
Seq: 1 - 37
Publisher:Dell Comics / Western Publishing
Description:
Ghostly Tales
Cover For Ghostly Tales
 
Online: 10 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 115
From: May 1966
To: Oct 1984
Seq: 55 - 169
Publisher:Charlton
Description:Formerly Blue Beetle
Ghostly Weird Stories
Cover For Ghostly Weird Stories
 
Online: 5 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 5
From: Sep 1953
To: Sep 1954
Seq: 120 - 124
Publisher:Star Publications
Description:
The Hand of Fate
Cover For The Hand of Fate
 
Online: 20 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 19
From: Dec 1951
To: Dec 1954
Seq: 8 - 26
Publisher:Ace Magazines
Description:THE HAND OF FATE, 1951 Series. No. 8, Dec 1951 - no. 25b, Mar 1955. Formerly MEN AGAINST CRIME (Ace) 1951 Series. Note - there were two issue nos 25.
Haunted Thrills
Cover For Haunted Thrills
 
Online: 11 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 18
From: Jun 1952
To: Nov 1954
Seq: 1 - 18
Publisher:Ajax-Farrell
Description:HAUNTED THRILLS (A-F) 1952 Series. No. 1, Jun 1952 - no. 18, Nov 1954.
Horrific
Cover For Horrific
 
Online: 12 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 13
From: Sep 1952
To: Sep 1954
Seq: 1 - 13
Publisher:Comic Media
Description:HORRIFIC (1952 Series) No. 1, Sept 1952 - No. 13, Sept 1954. 36 pages, saddle-stitched. Continues as TERRIFIC (Comic Media) 1954 Series.
Horror Monsters
Cover For Horror Monsters
 
Online: 3 Books
 
Publisher:Newspapers and Magazines
Description:Charlton horror magazine
The Horrors
Cover For The Horrors
 
Online: 2 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 5
From: Jan 1953
To: Apr 1954
Seq: 11 - 15
Publisher:Star Publications
Description:
Ibis the Invincible
Cover For Ibis the Invincible
 
Online: 6 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 6
From: 1943
To: 1948
Seq: 1 - 6
Publisher:Fawcett
Description:IBIS THE INVINCIBLE (Fawcett) 1943 Series. No. 1, 1943 - no. 6, Spring 1948.
Inspector Dan
Cover For Inspector Dan
 
Online: 50 Books
 
Publisher:Spanish Language Books
Description:Excellent Spanish weekly with art by Eugeno Giner.
Journey into Fear
Cover For Journey into Fear
 
Online: 23 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 21
From: May 1951
To: Sep 1954
Seq: 1 - 21
Publisher:Superior Publishers Limited
Description:
Mad Monsters
Cover For Mad Monsters
 
Online: 1 Book
 
Publisher:Newspapers and Magazines
Description:A Charlton publication
Man in Black
Cover For Man in Black
 
Online: 4 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 4
From: Sep 1957
To: Mar 1958
Seq: 1 - 4
Publisher:Harvey Comics
Description:
The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves
Cover For The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves
 
Online: 4 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 72
From: May 1967
To: May 1982
Seq: 1 - 72
Publisher:Charlton
Description:
Midnight
Cover For Midnight
 
Online: 6 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 6
From: Apr 1957
To: Jun 1958
Seq: 1 - 6
Publisher:Ajax-Farrell
Description:
Midnight Mystery
Cover For Midnight Mystery
 
Online: 7 Books
 
Publishing History
Issues: 7
From: Jan 1961
To: Oct 1961
Seq: 1 - 7
Publisher:American Comics Group / ACG
Description:
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