Thursday, February 9, 2017

...Welcome To This Wretched Awful Place...


In the early 1970s a small New York Publishing company produced the most frightening, gruesome and ghastliest horror stories in the history of illustrated horror -- Nightmare, Psycho and Scream... This blog is dedicated to that trilogy of magazines, which under editor “Archaic” Al Hewetson's creative reign, were taken into unparalleled realms of extreme, festering (almost spiritually sickening) horror... With many enduring characters and stories -- such as THE HUMAN GARGOYLES, THE SAGA OF THE VICTIMS, THE HEAP, THE SHOGGOTH SERIES, LADY SATAN, NOSFERATU and MONSTER MONSTER -- Skywald continues to stand the ravages of time more than forty years later... Now original Skywald artist Macabre Maelo Cintron and Skywald writer Awkward Augustine Funnell, along with newly minted talent George E Warner, Richard J Arndt and John Gallagher usher The Skywald Horror-Mood back into print for a new generation of readers under the banner of Horror-Mood Magazine Publications in conjunction with Bleeding Moon Comics, Gus Funnell Books and Chimera Arts... Offerings from the publisher will include but not be limited to The Human Gargoyles, the complete Monster Monster collection (featuring the never published final two chapters), The Horror-Mood (an ongoing anthology of Skywald's greatest stories), the Tom Sutton collection, the Edgar Allan Poe collection, The Saga Of The Victims collection (with the original concluding chapter), the Nosferatu collection, The Complete Illustrated Skywald Horror-Mood Index and an all new original graphic novel THE GREAT ANTI-SHOGGOTH CRUSADE... ...Miss Them Not... ...so welcome to the "asylum" and check in from time to time as the "horrors" are just beginning...

Friday, February 3, 2017

...The Complete Illustrated Skywald Horror-Mood Magazine Checklist...



A Horrifying But Necessary Noxious Note…

No part of this checklist may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, except as permitted under Section 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, without the prior written permission of the publisher...


NIGHTMARE 1 (December 1970) 
Cover l Brendan Lynch?
Back Cover l Advertisement for Barnabas Glow-Glow Poster
Cover Price l $.50
Binding l Saddle Stitch
Page Count l 66 pages
Publishers l Israel Waldman l Sol Brodsky
Editor l Sol Brodsky
Associate Editor l Herschel Waldman
Artists l Don Heck l Mike Esposito l Syd Shores l David Hadley l Bill Everett l Tom Palmer l Dick Richards
Writers l Wayne Bennedict l Marvin Wolfman l Michael Fredrich l Noel Haven l Andru and Esposito
 
Titles Page l 1 page l (with title illustrations)

The Pollution Monsters l Script: Mike Fredrich l Art: Don Heck and Mike Esposito l 10 pages
Master Of The Dead! (Reprint: Eerie 14, Avon, 1954) l Script:? l Art: Martin Nodell and Vince Alascia l 6 pages
Dance Macabre l (Reprint: 1950’s) l Script:? l Art:? and Bill Everett l 6 pages
Orgy Of Blood l Script: Ross Andru and Mike Esposito l Art: Ross Andru and Mike Esposito l 8 pages
A Nightmare Pin-Up: Grave Ghoul l Art: Bill Everett l 1 page
The Skeletons Of… Doom! l (text story w illustrations) l Script: Art Stampler l Art: Bill Everett l 3 pages
Help Us To Die! l (Reprint: 1950’s) l Script and Art:? l 6 pages
The Thing From The Sea! l (Reprint: Eerie 2, Avon, 1951) l Script:? l Art: Wally Wood and Mike Esposito? l 7 pages
Half Page Advertisement for Psycho l 1 page
The Creature Within! l (Reprint: 1950’s) l Script:? l Art:? l 3 pages
The Deadly Mark Of The Beast! l Script: Len Wein l Art: Syd Shores and Tom Palmer l 8 pages
Nightmare’s Nightmail l (letters' page) l 1 page



PSYCHO 1 (January 1971) 
Cover l Brendan Lynch
Back Cover l Advertisement for Barnabas Glow-Glow Poster
Cover Price l $.50
Binding l Saddle Stitch
Page Count l 66 pages
Publishers l Israel Waldman l Sol Brodsky
Editor l Sol Brodsky
Associate Editor l Herschel Waldman
Artists l David Hadley l Paul Reinman l Grey Morrow l Mario Acquaviva
Writers l Gardner Fox l Roger Ellwood l Art Stampler l Wayne Bennedict

Titles Page l 1 page l (with title illustrations)

The Skin And Bones Syndrome! l Script: Roger Elwood l Art: Grey Morrow l 8 pages
The Glistening Death (Reprint: City Of The Living Dead 1, Avon, 1952) l Script:? l Art: Martin Nodell and Vince Alascia l 6 pages
I Painted Only Terror! l (Reprint: Eerie 5, Avon, 1952) l Script:? l Art:? l 6 pages
Psycho’s Gruesome Gallery No. 1: The Mirror l Art: Steve Hickman l 1 page (pin-up)
The Thing In The Mirror! l (Reprint: The Phantom Witch Doctor 1, Avon, 1952) l Script:? l Art: Everett Raymond Kinstler l 6 pages
The Steps In The Cellar! l (text story w illustrations) l Script: Art Stampler l Art:? l 4 pages
…and then there’s Cicero! l Script: Gardner Fox l Art: Paul Reinman l 6 pages
Anatomical Monster l (Reprint: Eerie 11, Avon, 1953) l Script:? l Art: A.C. Hollingsworth l 7 pages
Half Page Advertisement for Nightmare No. 1 l 1 page
The Hands Of Death! l (Reprint: 1950’s) l Script:? l Art: Norman Nodell? and Vince Alascia? l 7 pages
The Gruesome Faces Of Mr. Cliff! l Script: Len Wein? l Art: Mario Acquaviva? l 8 pages



NIGHTMARE 2 (February 1971) 
Cover l Boris Vallejo
Back Cover l Advertisement for Barnabas Glow-Glow Poster
Cover Price l $.50
Binding l Saddle Stitch
Page Count l 68 pages
Publishers l Israel Waldman l Sol Brodsky
Editor l Sol Brodsky
Associate Editor l Herschel Waldman
Artists l Dan Adkins l Ross Andru l Mike Esposito l Syd Shores l David Hadley l Bill Everett l Dick Richards
Writers l Wayne Bennedict l Marvin Wolfman l Michael Fredrich l Noel Haven l Andru and Esposito l Gardner Fox l Phil Seuling


Titles Page l 1 page l (with title illustrations)
Children Of The Cold Gods! l Script: Ross Andru and Mike Esposito l Art: Ross Andru and Mike Esposito l 10 pages
The Phantom Of Philip Hawks l (Reprint: Diary Of Horror 1, Avon, 1952) l Script:? l Art: A.C. Hollingsworth l 6 pages
The Mirror Of Death l (Reprint: Diary Of Horror 1, Avon, 1952) l Script:? l Art:? l 6 pages
The Circle Of Circe! l Script: Gardner Fox l Art: Syd Shores and Mike Esposito l 8 pages
Nightmare Pin-Up No. 2: Creature From The Black Lagoon l Art: Bill Everett l 1 page
Time Stop l (text story) l Script: Art Stampler l 3 pages
Blood For The Vampire l (Reprint: Eerie 7, Avon, 1952) l Script:? l Art: Norman Nodell and Vince Alascia l 8 pages
The Massacre Of Mankind! l (Reprint: 1950’s) l Script:? l Art:? l 8 pages
Half Page Advertisement for Psycho No. 2 l 1 page
Pressed For Time l Script: Marv Wolfman l Art: Dan Adkins l 8 pages
An Open Letter To Nightmare Readers From The Editors l 1
page\


PSYCHO 2 (March 1971) 
Cover l Hector Varella
Back Cover l Advertisement for Barnabas Glow-Glow Poster
Cover Price l $.50
Binding l Saddle Stitch
Page Count l 68 pages
Publishers l Israel Waldman l Sol Brodsky
Editor l Sol Brodsky
Associate Editor l Herschel Waldman
Artists l Ross Andru l Mike Esposito l David Hadley l Jack Katz l Rich Buckler l Tom Palmer l Chick Stone l Sean Todd l Dan Adkins l Frank Giacoia l Serge Moren
Writers l Sinclair Rich l Marv Wolfman l Rick Poulos l Chick Stone l Chuck McNaughton l Phil Seuling


Titles Page l 1 page l (with title illustrations)
The Heap l Script: Chuck McNaughton l Art: Ross Andru and Mike Esposito l 10 pages
To Laugh…Perchance To Live! l Script: Chuck McNaughton l Art: Jack Katz and Rich Buckler l 9 pages
Death’s Stranger l Script: Marv Wolfman l Art: Tom Palmer l 8 pages
Psycho’s Gruesome Gallery No. 2: The Vampire l Art: Steve Hickman l 1 page
Full Page Advertisement for Nightmare and The Crime Machine l 1 page
Revolution! l Script: Rich Margopoulos l Art: Tom Sutton and Dan Adkins l 8 pages l (script credited to Rick Poulos and penciling credited to Sean Todd)
The Quest! l Script: Rich Margopoulos l Art: Chic Stone l 8 pages l (script credited to Rick Poulos)
Dream Planet l Script: Phil Seuling l Art: Serg Moren l 8 pages
Valley Of Blood l Script: Chuck McNaughton l Art: Jack Katz and Frank Giacoia l 8 pages



NIGHTMARE 3 (March 1971) 
Cover l Boris Vallejo
Back Cover l Advertisement for Barnabas Glow-Glow Poster
Cover Price l $.50
Binding l Saddle Stitch
Page Count l 68 pages
Publishers l Israel Waldman l Sol Brodsky
Editor l Sol Brodsky
Associate Editor l Herschel Waldman
Artists l Jack Katz l Frank Giacoia l Serg Moren l Paul Reinman l Rich Buckler l Mike Esposito l Sean Todd l Chick Stone l Philip Roland
Writers l Chuck McNaughton l Al Hewetson l Gardner Fox l Singlair Rich l Chick Stone l Philip Roland l Gerald Conway l Dick Richards


Titles Page l 1 page l (with title illustrations)
The Inner Man l Script: Tom Sutton l Art: Tom Sutton and Dan Adkins l 10 pages l (Sutton’s story credited to Sinclair Rich; while his pencil art was credited to Sean Todd)
The Victims! l Script: Gerry Conway l Art: Rich Buckler l 6 pages
Vault Of A Vampire l Script: Al Hewetson l Art: Serg Moren l 8 pages
When The Dawn Gods War! l Script: Gardner Fox l Art: Paul Reinman and Mike Esposito l 8 pages
A Rottin’ Deal l Script and Art: Bruce Jones l 9 pages l (story and art credited to Philip Roland)
Horror Man l Script: Art Stampler l 2 pages l (text story)
Nightmare Pin Up No. 2 l Art: Chic Stone l 1 page
Soul Of The Warlock l Script and Art: Chic Stone l 8 pages
Beware Small Evils! l Script: Jack Katz and Frank Giacoia l Art: Jack Katz and Frank Giacoia l 10 pages l (story credited to Frank Voltaire)
Full Page Advertisement for Psycho No. 2 and The Crime Machine No. 1 l 1 page l (on inside back cover)



PSYCHO 3 (May 1971) 
Cover l Boris Vallejo
Back Cover l Advertisement for S & S Co. Coin Catalogue
Cover Price l $.50
Binding l Saddle Stitch
Page Count l 68 pages
Publishers l Israel Waldman l Sol Brodsky
Editor l Sol Brodsky
Associate Editor l Herschel Waldman
Artists l Chic Stone l Bill Everett l Ross Andru l Mike Esposito l Sean Todd l Dan Adkins l Serg Moren
Writers l Gardner Fox l Sinclair Rich l Marv Wolfman l Chic Stone l Chuck McNaughton


Frankenstein, Book ll: Chapter One l Script: Tom Sutton l Art: Tom Sutton and Dan Adkins l 12 pages l (story and penciling credited to Sean Todd)
A Coffin For Captain Cutlass l Script: Gardner Fox l Art: Serg Moren l 9 pages
Full Page Advertisement for Nightmare No. 3 and The Crime Machine No. 2 l 1 page
The Heap: The Heap Meets The Horror Master! l Script: Chuck McNaughton and Ross Andru l Art: Ross Andru and Mike Esposito l 15 pages
Psycho Delivery l (letters’ page) l 1 page
Gruesome Crewcut! l Script and Art: Chic Stone l 3 pages
The Man Who Stole Eternity l Script: Gardner Fox l Art: Bill Everett l 10 pages
The Love Witch l Script: Marv Wolfman l Art: Ernie Colon l 11 pages l (art is credited to Jack Purcell



NIGHTMARE 4 (June 1971) 
Cover l Harry Rosenbaum l (cover is miscredited to Boris Vallejo)
Back Cover l Advertisement for S & S Co. Coin Catalogue
Cover Price l $.50
Binding l Square Bound
Page Count l 68 pages
Publishers l Israel Walldman l Sol Brodsky
Editor l Sol Brodsky
Associate Editor l Herschel Waldman
Artists l Sean Todd l Tom Palmer l Ralph Reese l Mike Esposito l Bill Everett l Dick Ayers l Serg Moren l Jack Abel
Writers l Gary Freidrich l Al Hewetson l Gardner Fox l Chuck McNaughton l Mike Jennings


Titles Page l 1 page l (with title illustrations)
Phantom Of The Rock Era l Script: Chuck McNaughton l Art: Ralph Reese l 8 pages
Shoot-Out At Satan’s Coffin l Script: Mike Jennings l Art: Jack Abel l 10 pages
The Mad Mind Doctor! l Script: Chuck McNaughton l Art: Dick Ayers and Mike Esposito l 6 pages
A Nightmare Pin-Up No. 3 l Art: Bill Everett l 1 page
Hag Of The Blood Basket! l Script: Al Hewetson l Art: Tom Sutton l 16 pages l (Sutton’s art credited to Sean Todd)
A Living Death! l Script: Gary Friedrich l Art: Tom Palmer l 10 pages
The Horror On The Chapel Wall l Script: Gardner Fox l Art: Serg Moren l 9 pages
Nightmare’s Nightmail l (letters’ page) l 1 page
Full Page Advertisement for Psycho No. 3The Crime Machine No. 2 and Science Fiction Odyssey No. 1 (never published) l 1 page



NIGHTMARE 5 (August 1971) 
Cover l Boris Valejo
Back Cover l Advertisement for Hell-Rider No. 1 • The Crime Machine No. 2 and Science Fiction Odyssey No. 1 (never published)
Cover Price l $.50
Binding l Square Bound
Page Count l 68 pages
Publishers l Israel Walldman l Sol Brodsky
Editor l Sol Brodsky
Associate Editor l Herschel Waldman
Artists l Ralph Reese l Sean Todd l Doug Wildey l Carlos Garzon l Jack Abel l Chic Stone l Dan Adkins l Jack Katz l Bill Everett
Writers l Kevin Pagan l Len Brown l Chic Stone l Chuck McNaughton l Al Hewetson l Alan Asherman


The Man Who Became…Frankenstein’s Monster! l Script: Allan Asherman l Art: Harold Shull l 1 page (frontispiece)
Titles Page l 1 page l (with title illustrations)

Slime World l Script: Chuck McNaughton l Art: Ralph Reese l 10 pages
Whence Stalks The Werewolf l Script: Len Brown l Art: Carlos Garzon l 10 pages
Nightmare’s Nightmail l (letters’ page; short bio and photo of Boris Vallejo) l 2 pages
The Doom Star! l Script: Chuck McNaughton l Art: Tom Sutton, Dan Adkins and Ralph Reese l 10 pages l (Sutton’s pencils credited to Sean Todd)
Great Men Of The Horror Films: Boris Karloff l Script: Allan Asherman l 4 pages l (text article with photos)
Creature Of The Deep! l Script: Chuck McNaughton l Art: Jack Katz and Jack Abel l 12 pages
Advertisement For Skywald Movie Posters l 2 pages 
Nazi Death Rattle l Script: Al Hewetson l Art: Serg Moren l 9 pages
Within The Torture Chamber! l Script: Kevin Pagan l Art: Doug Wildey l 8 pages



PSYCHO 4 (September 1971) 
Cover l Ken Kelly
Back Cover l Psycho Presents The Heap l Art: Bill Everett
Cover Price l $.50
Binding l Square Bound
Page Count l 68 pages
Publishers l Israel Waldman l Sol Brodsky
Editor l Sol Brodsky
Associate Editor l Herschel Waldman
Editorial Assistant l Helen Rudin
Artists l Ross Andru l Mike Esposito l Rich Buckler l Sean Todd l Bruce Jones l Syd Shores l Bill Everett l Larry Todd l David Cook
Writers l Len Wein l Alan Asherman l Marv Wolfman l Ross Andru l Sean Todd l David Kaler


The Innsmouth Apparition l Script and Art: Larry Todd l 1 page (frontispiece)
Titles Page l 1 page l (with title illustrations)

The Heap: Night Of Evil! l Script: Ross Andru l Art: Ross Andru and Mike Esposito l 10 pages
Out Of Chaos… ...A New Beginning l Script: Marv Wolfman l Art: Rich Buckler l 10 pages
Advertisement For Skywald Movie Posters l 2 pages 
Museum Piece l Script: Len Wein l Art: Serg Moren l 7 pages
Comes The Stalking Monster! l Script: Tom Sutton l Art: Tom Sutton and Syd Shores l 5 pages l (story credited to Larry Todd, art credited to David Cook)
Psycho Delivery l (letters’ page) l 2 pages
A Psycho Photo Special: Behind The Planet Of The Apes l Script: Allan Asherman l Art: ? l 4 pages l (text article with storyboard art and photos)
Escape l Script and Art: Dennis Fujitake l 2 pages 
Plague Of Jewels l Script and Art: Bruce Jones l 10 pages
Frankenstein, Book ll: Freaks Of Fear! l Script: Tom Sutton l Art: Tom Sutton and Jack Abel l 10 pages l (story and pencils credited to Sean Todd)
Back Issue Department for Nightmare • Psycho and The Crime Machine l 1 page
Full Page Advertisement for Nightmare No. 5 and Hell-Rider No. 2 l 1 page



PSYCHO 5 (November 1971) 
Cover l Boris Vallejo
Back Cover l Ad for Hell-Rider No. 3 (never published)   
Cover Price l $.60
Binding l Square Bound
Page Count l 68 pages
Publishers l Israel Waldman l Sol Brodsky
Editor l Sol Brodsky
Associate Editor l Herschel Waldman
Editorial Assistant l Helen Rudin
Artists l Ralph Reese l Rich Buckler l Ross Andru l Mike Esposito l Sean Todd l Doug Wildey l Serg Moren l Dick Richards l Pablo Marcos
Writers l Jerry Siegal l Marv Wolfman l Ross Andru l Sean Todd l Allan Asherman l Al Hewetson l Douglas Moench


A Psycho Scene l Art: Bill Everett l 1 page (frontispiece)
Titles Page l 1 page l (with title illustrations)

Let The Dreamer Beware l Script: Jerry Siegal l Art: Ralph Reese l 7 pages
Power Of The Pen! l Script: Doug Moench l Art: Doug Wildey l 9 pages
Psycho Delivery l (letters’ page; includes a pencil sketch by Vallejo of the cover for No. 3) l 1 1/3 pages
The Psycho-Analyst l Script: Jeff Rovin l 2/3 page l (text article with photo)
The Heap: A Thing That Was Once A Man!! “Cavern Of Doom” l Script: Ross Andru l Art: Ross Andru and Mike Esposito l 10 pages
A Psycho Photo-Special: The Vampire l Script: Allan Asherman l 4 pages l (text article with photos) 
The Unholy Satanists l Script: Al Hewetson l Art: Serg Moren l 8 pages
Advertisement For Skywald Movie Posters l 2 pages 
Out Of Chaos… A New Beginning, Part 2 l Script: Marv Wolfman l Art: Rich Buckler l 10 pages
Back Issue Department for Nightmare • Psycho and The Crime Machine l 1 page
Frankenstein, Book ll: The Sewer Tomb Of Le Suub! l Script: Tom Sutton l Art: Tom Sutton and Jack Abel l 10 pages l (story and pencils credited to Sean Todd) 
Advertisement for Nightmare No. 6 l Art: Jeff Jones l 1 page l (on inside back cover, black and white reproduction of next issue’s cover)