Ghostly Haunts

 GHO1   (Charlton, 1971-1978)

™ and ©1976 Charlton Publications, Inc.

By the mid-1970s, DC and Marvel were spending most of their energy and resources on super-hero titles, which gave perennial also-ran Charlton an opening to compete in the low-rent district of horror/mystery comics. Titles like Ghostly Haunts and its spinoffs, including The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves, featured the tried-and-true formula of the horror “host” introducing three short stories per issue, all offering chilling and generally predictable tales of zombies, vampires, trolls, witches, and demons.

The best efforts of the artists and writers to imitate the spooky and atmospheric work in DC and Marvel comics like The House of Mystery and Tower of Shadows were usually undone by Charlton’s tacky packaging and super-cheap production. Ghostly Haunts folded for good in 1978.

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  NotesWriterArtist

#20

  9/1/1971
  $0.15
  $2.25
No copies available
Series continued from Ghost Manor (1st Series) #19Joe GillPete Morisi, Sam Glanzman, Jean Elier

#21

  11/1/1971
  $0.20
  $18.00
1 copy available for $5.00
  Bill Montes, Fred Himes

#22

  1/1/1972
  $0.20
  $48.00
1 copy available for $6.00
 Joe GillCharles Nicholas, Pat Boyette, Steve Ditko

#23

  3/1/1972
  $0.20
  $18.00
No copies available
 Joe GillSteve Ditko, Fred Himes

#24

  4/1/1972
  $0.20
  $11.50
1 copy available for $4.00
  Pat Boyette, Pete Morisi, Steve Ditko

#25

  6/1/1972
  $0.20
  $17.00
No copies available
 Joe GillPete Morisi, Fred Himes, Steve Ditko

#26

  8/1/1972
  $0.20
  $14.00
No copies available
  Pete Morisi, Charles Nicholas, Pat Boyette, Sanho Kim

#27

  11/1/1972
  $0.20
  $17.00
1 copy available for $5.30
 Wayne HowardWayne Howard, Steve Ditko

#28

  12/1/1972
  $0.20
  $16.00
1 copy available for $10.50
 Nicola Cuti, William r. CranfordSteve Ditko, Jack Abel, Joe Staton

#29

  1/1/1973
  $0.20
  $155.00
2 copies available from $41.60
 Joe GillPete Morisi, Warren Sattler, Steve Ditko

#30

  3/1/1973
  $0.20
  $20.00
2 copies available from $14.00
  Fred Himes, Warren Sattler, Wayne Howard

#31

  4/1/1973
  $0.20
  $17.00
No copies available
 Nicola CutiDon Perlin, Steve Ditko

#32

  5/1/1973
  $0.20
  $25.00
2 copies available from $6.50
   

#33

  7/1/1973
  $0.20
  $28.00
1 copy available for $19.00
 Joe Gill, Nicola CutiSteve Ditko, Nicola Cuti, Charles Nicholas, Pat Boyette

#34

  8/1/1973
  $0.20
  $21.00
4 copies available from $7.00
   

#35

  10/1/1973
  $0.20
  $13.50
2 copies available from $5.00
 Joe Gill, Wayne HowardJoe Staton, Wayne Howard

#36

  11/1/1973
  $0.20
  $17.00
3 copies available from $6.00
 Steve Morisi, Joe GillPete Morisi, Joe Staton, Steve Ditko

#37

  1/1/1974
  $0.20
  $15.00
1 copy available for $7.50
   

#38

  5/1/1974
  $0.25
  $21.00
1 copy available for $6.95
 Nicola Cuti, Joe GillSanho Kim, Steve Ditko

#39

  7/1/1974
  $0.25
  $17.00
1 copy available for $25.00
   

#40

  9/1/1974
  $0.25
  $16.00
3 copies available from $5.50
   

#40 (2nd printing)

 
  $0.35
  $1.00
No copies available
1977; Modern Comics reprint; Ditko art  

#41

  11/1/1974
  $0.25
  $24.00
1 copy available for $25.00
 Joe GillSanho Kim, Tom Sutton, Charles Nicholas

#41 (2nd printing)

 
  $0.35
  $7.00
1 copy available for $0.84
Sutton cover; 1978, Modern Comics reprint; Ditko artJoe GillSanho Kim, Tom Sutton, Charles Nicholas

#42

  1/1/1975
  $0.25
  $13.00
No copies available
 Joe Gill, Nicola CutiDon Newton, Sururi Gumen

#43

  3/1/1975
  $0.25
  $21.00
2 copies available from $4.50
   

#44

  5/1/1975
  $0.25
  $21.00
3 copies available from $4.00
 Gary Petras, Joe Gill, Tom PetersonSteve Ditko, Fred Himes, Sanho Kim

#45

  7/1/1975
  $0.25
  $12.00
3 copies available from $2.25
   

#46

  10/1/1975
  $0.25
  $10.50
1 copy available for $25.00
  Steve Ditko

#47

  12/1/1975
  $0.25
  $17.00
4 copies available from $2.75
   

#48

  2/1/1976
  $0.25
  $16.00
4 copies available from $1.39
 Tom Tuna, Frank HayesMarti, Wayne Howard, Steve Ditko, Richard Larson

#49

  4/1/1976
  $0.25
  $5.00
No copies available
   

#50

  6/1/1976
  $0.30
  $20.00
No copies available
 Joe GillRich Larson

#51

  8/1/1976
  $0.30
  $9.50
1 copy available for $6.50
   

#52

  10/1/1976
  $0.30
  $17.00
1 copy available for $25.00
   

#53

  12/1/1976
  $0.30
  $6.50
3 copies available from $0.80
  Demetrio

#54

  9/1/1977
  $0.35
  $28.00
3 copies available from $3.30
   

#55

  10/1/1977
  $0.35
  $9.50
2 copies available from $2.25
 Nicola CutiWarren Sattler

#56

  1/1/1978
  $0.35
  $5.25
No copies available
   

#57

  3/1/1978
  $0.35
  $2.00
No copies available
   

#58

  4/1/1978
  $0.35
  $4.00
1 copy available for $1.63
Final Issue