Scary Tales

    (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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#1
August, 1975
Cover Price: $0.25
2 copies available from $29.99
Joe GillJoe Staton
#1 - 2nd printing

Cover Price: $0.35
1 copy available for $10.00
Nicola Cuti, Joe GillJoe Staton, Sanho Kim, Demetrio Sanchez Gomez
#2
October, 1975
Cover Price: $0.25
1 copy available for $29.50
Joe Gill, Joe Molloy, Paul KirchnerMike Zeck, Paul Kirchner
#3
December, 1975
Cover Price: $0.25
1 copy available for $29.50
 Steve Ditko
#4
February, 1976
Cover Price: $0.25
1 copy available for $15.00
 Joe Staton
#5
April, 1976
Cover Price: $0.30
1 copy available for $4.99
 Steve Ditko
#7
September, 1976
Cover Price: $0.30
1 copy available for $19.99
 Steve Ditko
#9
January, 1977
Cover Price: $0.30
2 copies available from $7.99
  
#11
January, 1978
Cover Price: $0.35
1 copy available for $7.00
 Steve Ditko
#14
May, 1978
Cover Price: $0.35
1 copy available for $21.00
 Steve Ditko
#15
July, 1978
Cover Price: $0.35
2 copies available from $16.00
 Steve Ditko
#19
March, 1979
Cover Price: $0.40
4 copies available from $9.50
 Steve Ditko
#21
August, 1980
Cover Price: $0.40
3 copies available from $6.50
 Steve Ditko
#24
February, 1981
Cover Price: $0.50
1 copy available for $55.00
  
#25
April, 1981
Cover Price: $0.50
2 copies available from $12.00
  
#30
January, 1982
Cover Price: $0.60
1 copy available for $1.00
 Steve Ditko
#32
May, 1982
Cover Price: $0.60
1 copy available for $20.00
 Steve Ditko
#33
July, 1982
Cover Price: $0.60
3 copies available from $15.00
  
#34
September, 1982
Cover Price: $0.60
2 copies available from $30.00
  
#35
November, 1982
Cover Price: $0.60
2 copies available from $14.99
  
#39
July, 1983
Cover Price: $0.60
1 copy available for $1.00
 Steve Ditko
#44
May, 1984
Cover Price: $0.60
4 copies available from $9.99
Joe Gill, Paul KupperbergJose Delbo, Recreo