*Horror/Mystery 1960-1980’s: Substantial restocks to all five major publishers in this category, with around 250 items newly listed! ACG replenished with its three long-running titles, Adventures into The Unknown, Unknown Worlds, and Forbidden Worlds, along with the short-run Midnight Mystery. ACG featured much fine art from the likes of Ogden Whitney and Kurt Schaffenberger, as well as what can only be called ‘cuddly’ horror; eerie sentimentality often with a strong romantic component. Included in this update are also their super-hero characters Nemesis and Magicman (the latter’s first appearance), and the indescribable Herbie Popnecker. Charlton hits with its old reliables Ghost Manor, Ghostly Haunts, Ghostly Tales, Haunted and Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves. Launching in the mid-late 1960’s, these gave talents such as Aparo, Ditko, Boyette, Sutton, and later Newton and Staton, free rein to produce vivid and imaginative work. One of their later titles, Monster Hunters, is also restocked. Gold Key steps forward with Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery, Grimm’s Ghost Stories, Occult Files of Dr. Spektor, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, and Mystery Comics Digest; these feature work by Celardo, Bolle, and Mortimer, among others, and have beautifully eerie painted covers. DC brings us Black Magic, Ghosts, Unexpected, Weird Mystery Tales and Witching Hour as ‘opening acts’ to its two pillars, House of Mystery and House of Secrets. Several high-grade issues of HoM and HoS are new in from the start of those series’ horror revival, with art by Wrightson, Wood, Orlando, Toth, Kane, Adams, and some of the most evocative covers produced. Finally, Marvel offers us Beware, Chamber of Darkness, Creatures on the Loose, Fear, Frankenstein, Journey Into Mystery, Man-Thing, Monsters on the Prowl, Tomb of Darkness, Vault of Evil, Werewolf By Night, and the first (and only) issue of Giant-Size Creatures, with the first appearance of Tigra the Were-Woman. Phew!