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1-July-2011 1:38 pm
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Username: Ranko
Comment: High Priestess of the Snake People. Michael Corning is in a tobacco shop run by a very old woman. Her daughter is young and beautiful, of course, and convinces the guy to go to the woman's hometown. The daughter basically controls his mind. She's part of a group of snake worshipers that changes people into snappers. He gets bit but an old man helps him deal with the snake people. True Tales of the Supernatural: A guy marries a woman. His family has a legend of hearing drums when someone in the family dies. He hears the drums in London and finds out his wife died in Scotland. The Ghost in the Portrait: A story about a guy who tells another not to open a trunk in the house and, of course, he does, finding a portrait that is evil. A ghost from the portrait is of a man that killed his wife. The ghost disturbs the graves of the twelve people who condemned him to be hung. The ghost wants the young man to kill his wife. True Tales of the Supernatural: A story about a jail cell in New Orleans where a number of people had hung themselves. The ghost of a woman who had died in the cell was causing the people in the cell to kill themselves. Villa of the Vampire: Two women buy a villa and are warned that a vampire is there and takes victims every so many years. The mother is greedy and falls victim to the vampire. The evil influence of the mother causes the daughter to reject her husband, yet he saves her from the same vampire. Unburied Dead: (text story) A gruesome story about hypnotism gone very, very bad. No Grave to Hold Him: An interesting story about a major scientist who dies and his brain ends up in the body of a thug that had been killed, and then what happens afterward.
20-February-2012 9:48 pm
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Username: edmandu
Comment: According to Wikipedia "Challenge of the Unknown 006" was used as example of violent and gruesome imagery in the 1950s U.S Congressional inquiries into the influence of comic books on juvenile delinquency that led to the Comics Code Authority. Cool.
20-April-2012 7:50 am
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Username: rocker74
Comment: I love it, to be honest it´s one of my favourite classic comic,everyone knows it´s just fantasy
23-July-2013 7:30 pm
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Username: Netasha
Comment: Sept 1950.cbz
 
 

Issue: #6
Published: September 1950, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36, Editing:
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U.S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format:
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Credits: Pencils: Warren Kremer ? | Inks: Al Avison ?
Genre: Horror-suspense

Comic Story (7 pages) High Priestess of the Snake People
Synopsis: In the Swiss Alps, a young american stumbles across a cult of snake-worshippers. He is bewitched by the beautiful snake queen Gilda. An old villager comes to his help and blows the whole bunch to kingdom come with a pack of dynamite.
Credits: Pencils: ? [as "Ace" Baker] (see notes) | Inks: ? [as "Ace" Baker] (see notes)
Genre: Horror-suspense

Comic Story (1 page) True Tales of the Supernatural #1
Synopsis: "Among a certain noble family of Scotland, there was a legend..." If a family member hears the beating of drums, another member is stricken by tragic death. It so happens.
Genre: Horror-suspense

Comic Story (7 pages) The Ghost in the Portrait
Synopsis: A young couple free the ghost of an evil ancestor. He takes revenge on the bones of the people who sentenced him to death. Then he commands the man to murder his wife, as he did with his wife. The woman manages to destroy the evil spirit in the last moment. The couple lives happily ever after.
Credits: Pencils: Ken Rice | Inks: Ken Rice
Genre: Horror-suspense

Comic Story (1 page) True Tales of the Supernatural #2
Synopsis: "There is a legend about a ghost-infested cell in a jail in New Orleans..." The inhabitants of this cell become suicidal because of the ghost of an old woman who hanged herself in it.
Genre: Horror-suspense

Comic Story (7 pages) Villa of the Vampire
Synopsis: A vampire haunts an italian villa. The inhabitants are decimated. With the help of a doctor and a blood transfusion, the husband can save his wife and kill the creature of darkness.
Credits: Pencils: Lin Streeter | Inks: Lin Streeter
Genre: Horror-suspense

Text Story (2 pages) Unburied Dead
Synopsis: Man hypnotizes wife, but summons demon in the process. They fight over possession of the woman's body. Her body explodes. Man is arrested and sentenced to death.
Credits: Letters: Typeset
Genre: Horror-suspense

Comic Story (7 pages) No Grave to Hold Him
Synopsis: To live on after his demise, the brain of a dying professor is planted into the body of an executed criminal. His gangster pals kidnap him to find the hidden money from their last robbery. Dramatic showdown on an airfield landing strip. The bad guys are killed, the professor's assistant regains control over the Frankenstein-like creature. Hidden from the public, it lives on scribbling formulas.
Credits: Pencils: Mike Sekowsky
Genre: Horror-suspense

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