no 4 the monster who came walking

série: Chamber of Darkness
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: Marvel USA
genre: Horreur
classement: carton131
date: 1970
format: broché
état: TBE/N
valeur: 20 €
critère: *
remarques: Chamber of Darkness is a horror/fantasy anthology comic book
published by American company Marvel Comics,
under this and a subsequent name, it ran from 1969 to 1974 for 8 issues
after the eighth issue, the title changed to Monsters on the Prowl,
and the comic became almost exclusively a reprint book

only the issue no 4 (the best one of the serie and the most expensive one)
is collected here as a representative sample of the serie

Chamber of Darkness no 4, no serie number, April 1970

1/ and the monster man came walking,
a very special voyage into the worlds of weird
script and art by Jack Kirby

2/ the man who owned the world
story and art by Tom Sutton

3/ the sword and the sorcerers
by Roy Thomas and Barry Smith

- cover no 4
- cover no 1

designed to compete with DC Comics' successful launches
House of Mystery and House of Secrets,
Chamber of Darkness, like its companion comic Tower of Shadows,
sold poorly despite its selected roster of creators,
after its first few issues, the title, published bimonthly,
began including reprints of "pre-superhero Marvel" monster stories
and other SF/fantasy tales from Marvel's 1950s
and early 1960s predecessor, Atlas Comics.

it featured work by creators such as writer-editor Stan Lee,
writers Gerry Conway and Archie Goodwin,
and artists John Buscema, Johnny Craig, Jack Kirby, Tom Sutton,
Barry Windsor-Smith (as Barry Smith), and Bernie Wrightson,

stories were generally hosted by either of the characters Digger,
a gravedigger, or Headstone P. Gravely, in undertaker garb,
or by one of the artists or writers

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