Scary Tales

 SCA8   (Charlton, 1975-1984)

Charlton

This Charlton horror title lasted some 46 issues in a sporadic run between 1975 and 1984. In a way, it was the archetypical Charlton horror title, featuring the usual cast of monsters, murder, and the walking dead. These stories were generally well-plotted, ironic tales where evil always got its due. Steve Ditko illustrated many of the stories using his deceptively simple, slightly quirky artistic style to good effect.

Unfortunately, Scary Tales also epitomized much of what was wrong with Charlton at the time: uneven editorial direction, on-and-off publication schedules, and some of the worst printing quality in the business (the persistent rumor is that the printing equipment Charlton used had been formerly used to produce cereal boxes). Despite all this, Scary Tales was a worthwhile read for lovers of horror fiction.

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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  8/1/1975
  $0.25
  $21.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Countess Von Bludd; Origin of Countess Von BluddJoe GillJoe Staton

#1 (2nd printing)

 
  $0.35
  $6.00
1 copy available for $3.00
1st appearance of Countess Von Bludd; Origin of Countess Von Bludd; Modern Comics Reprint; Reprint of Scary Tales#1; ca. 1977Nicola Cuti, Joe GillJoe Staton, Sanho Kim, Demetrio Sanchez Gomez

#2

  10/1/1975
  $0.25
  $13.50
1 copy available for $40.00
   

#3

  12/1/1975
  $0.25
  $9.50
1 copy available for $6.00
  Steve Ditko

#4

  2/1/1976
  $0.25
  $15.00
2 copies available from $4.40
  Joe Staton

#5

  4/1/1976
  $0.30
  $16.00
1 copy available for $3.99
  Steve Ditko

#6

  7/1/1976
  $0.30
  $10.00
No copies available
 Tim Boxell, J. GillMike Zeck, Richard Larson, Bill Molno

#7

  9/1/1976
  $0.30
  $11.50
1 copy available for $4.00
  Steve Ditko

#8

  11/1/1976
  $0.30
  $2.50
No copies available
 Michael Pellowoski, Nicola CutiSteve Ditko, Mike Zeck

#9

  1/1/1977
  $0.30
  $11.00
4 copies available from $3.40
   

#10

  10/1/1977
  $0.35
  $3.25
2 copies available from $2.00
   

#11

  1/1/1978
  $0.35
  $2.00
1 copy available for $0.96
  Steve Ditko

#12

  3/1/1978
  $0.35
  $4.25
No copies available
  Steve Ditko

#13

  4/1/1978
  $0.35
  $1.00
1 copy available for $5.20
   

#14

  5/1/1978
  $0.35
  $19.00
1 copy available for $15.00
  Steve Ditko

#15

  7/1/1978
  $0.35
  $9.50
2 copies available from $10.50
  Steve Ditko

#16

  10/1/1978
  $0.35
  $2.00
1 copy available for $1.25
  Steve Ditko

#17

  12/1/1978
  $0.35
  $10.00
1 copy available for $10.00
   

#18

  2/1/1979
  $0.35
  $2.00
No copies available
  Steve Ditko

#19

  3/1/1979
  $0.40
  $1.50
1 copy available for $9.50
  Steve Ditko

#20

  6/1/1979
  $0.40
  $5.00
1 copy available for $1.75
  Joe Staton

#21

  8/1/1980
  $0.40
  $1.50
2 copies available from $9.50
  Steve Ditko

#22

  10/1/1980
  $0.50
  $9.00
1 copy available for $2.99
   

#23

  12/1/1980
  $0.50
  $12.00
1 copy available for $9.99
   

#24

  2/1/1981
  $0.50
  $6.00
1 copy available for $7.00
   

#25

  4/1/1981
  $0.50
  $6.00
1 copy available for $9.50
   

#26

  5/1/1981
  $0.50
  $6.50
No copies available
   

#27

  7/1/1981
  $0.50
  $12.00
No copies available
   

#28

  9/1/1981
  $0.50
  $7.00
No copies available
   

#29

  11/1/1981
  $0.50
  $2.00
No copies available
 Tom SuttonTom Sutton

#30

  1/1/1982
  $0.60
  $2.00
No copies available
  Steve Ditko

#31

  3/1/1982
  $0.60
  $7.50
No copies available
  Don Newton

#32

  5/1/1982
  $0.60
  $6.50
2 copies available from $13.50
  Steve Ditko

#33

  7/1/1982
  $0.60
  $10.50
5 copies available from $2.00
   

#34

  9/1/1982
  $0.60
  $15.00
2 copies available from $23.00
   

#35

  11/1/1982
  $0.60
  $2.00
2 copies available from $16.00
   

#36

  1/1/1983
  $0.60
  $9.00
No copies available
   

#37

  3/1/1983
  $0.60
  $6.00
1 copy available for $8.00
   

#38

  5/1/1983
  $0.60
  $2.00
No copies available
 Joe Molloy, Joe GillSteve Ditko, Pat Boyette, Ron Fortier

#39

  7/1/1983
  $0.60
  $2.00
No copies available
  Steve Ditko

#40

  9/1/1983
  $0.60
  $3.50
1 copy available for $6.50
   

#41

  11/1/1983
  $0.60
  $4.00
No copies available
   

#42

  1/1/1984
  $0.60
  $2.00
No copies available
   

#43

  3/1/1984
  $0.60
  $1.50
No copies available
   

#44

  5/1/1984
  $0.60
  $2.00
2 copies available from $1.10
 Joe Gill, Paul KupperbergJose Delbo, Recreo

#45

  8/1/1984
  $0.60
  $8.50
1 copy available for $13.00
   

#46

  10/1/1984
  $0.75
  $10.00
1 copy available for $18.00
Final IssueMike PellowskiJoe Staton, Steve Ditko