Friday, January 10, 2020

Gredown's Terror Tales Album

The cover to Terror Tales Album, signed by Brea, originally appeared on Vilmar's Escorpion #13:

Note the blood on the lips of the vampire is skin-toned on the Gredown cover, and the semi-nude in the background is discreetly obscured. AusReprints identifies two other reprintings of this cover - the uncensored Geister-Krimi #53, and Le fils de Satan #6, which has a bet each way.

The contents are as follows:

The Temple of the Spider, originally published in Thrilling Adventure Stories #2, August 1975
The Dark World, originally published in Ghostly Tales #116, July 1975
Devil Flower, originally published in Weird #v5#1, February 1971
One Step Beyond, originally published in Witches Tales #v3#5, October 1971
Death in Advance, originally published in Dossier Negro #24, April 1971 (as Anticipo de Muerte)
Maze of Mystery, originally published in Ghostly Haunts #45, July 1975
Eerie Bones, originally published in Haunted Thrills #4, December 1952
A Second Life, originally published in Weird Tales of the Macabre #1, January 1975
Nine Fathoms Deep!, originally published in  Forbidden Worlds #38, November 1955 
A Special Victim, originally published in Beyond the Grave #4, February 1976
Speed Demon, originally published in Weird Tales of the Macabre #1, January 1975
Time Lapse, originally published in Weird Tales of the Macabre #1, January 1975
The King of Hades, originally published in Voodoo #11, September 1953
Carrion of the Gods, originally published in Weird Tales of the Macabre #2, March 1975
...If Gold Be Life!, originally published in Ghostly Haunts #48, February 1976
The Evil Ones, originally published in Weird #v5#3, June 1971

The attributions above are correct to the best of my knowledge, but it is difficult at times to distinguish between the reworked Eerie versions of stories and their pre-Code Farrell counterparts.

Double Murder in the Rue Morgue, Death in Advance and The Invisible Wall have been discussed before re: Murray's Ghostly Haunts.

As per Horror Tales Album, all of the stories in this bumper issue appear to have been recycled from earlier Gredown issues. Many of these stories previously appeared in Strange Experience #4 and The Devil's Triangle #4. I can confirm the previous printings for the vast majority, and expect to confirm the last few in the fullness of time. TBA.

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